I found The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) in 2010 and haven’t looked back since. I like everything about this diet … from its yin/yang roots to the principle of food combining to the laid back approach you are unique, do what feels good.
There’s a relaxation here that I’ve yet to find/feel in another diet. A place to come home to. As a Holistic Nutritionist for those practicing B.E.D., I’m often asked which supplements to take. My answer, almost every time, is “check out the body ecology store“. I like their products and have taken most of them myself at one point; as have my husband and kids.
Rooting In 🌱
Watching someone begin a body ecology supplement is a joy ~ like watching a child wake to the world, realizing their place and that their voice matters, that they are indeed strong, independent, and utterly capable of doing life.
For example, a client came to me for a couple of support sessions. He’d been on the diet a couple of weeks and was not able to poop without taking a laxative. I recommended LivAmend and Bifidus Blend to get things moving and within a week of taking both of these, he came back lighter in attitude and belly 🙂
Grounding into the body is truly an empowering experience. I take my hat off to anyone who helps themself in this way. Without further ado, I’ll shine a spotlight on my favorite supplements that B.E.D. carries for purchase when, and if, you are ready.
My Favorite B.E.D. Supplements
Assist Dairy & Protein contains hydrochloric acid, lipase, lactase, pepsin, and protease enzymes to help digest of animal foods, dairy, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Purchase here.
Ancient Earth Minerals contains humic/fulvic minerals and amino acids (i.e. chromium, zinc, sulfur, iron, histidine) to nourish the thyroid-adrenals, alkalize blood, regulate blood sugar, and chelate heavy metals. Purchase here.
Assist Full Spectrum contains 14 synergistic enzymes (i.e. amylase, protease, lipase, hemicellulase) to help break down food, absorb nutrients, and prevent gas/bloating even with an abnormal gastro-intestinal pH. Purchase here.
Assist Small Intestine (SI) contains all the enzymes that the small intestine requires to break down hard-to-digest food, absorb nutrients, tone intestinal wall, rid bacterial overgrowth, and regulate bowel movements. Purchase here.
Bifidus Power Blend contains 6 types of probiotic strains (i.e. to support those with diarrhea, constipation, leaky gut, oxalate sensitivity, anxiety, eczema, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), autoimmune disease. Purchase here.
LivAmend contains artichoke, sarsaparilla, wasabi, and milk thistle to increase bile flow and support a healthy liver that can improve detoxification and bowel elimination. Purchase here.
Ocean Plant Extract contains a mineral-rich, wild ocean vegetable called Laminaria to support the thyroid, boost energy, enhance cellular communication and immune function, and reduce inflammation. Purchase here.
Note: If you don’t see a B.E.D. supplement here, it doesn’t mean I don’t like it. More likely it’s because I don’t have enough experience with it yet 🙂
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May all bellies be happy!