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The Body Ecology Diet

Getting Men Into B.E.D (Body Ecology Diet)

I interviewed my husband, Tomas, to help other couples better understand each other when one, or both, is healing with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). When I met Tomas in 2011, I’d been on stage 1 of B.E.D. for a year to clear a stubborn systemic case of yeast overgrowth that was causing multiple health issues.

I was nervous that by sharing my body, I’d be re-exposed to yeast and bacteria from his own health issues and need to start my healing process over again.

At the time, I was a single mother working as a therapeutic chef and placenta encapsulationist and studying nutrition each evening in a graduate program. I was busy. Working his health/dietary needs was an added strain I’d do again in a heartbeat for eating the body ecology way brought us into balance (in more ways than one). I wish the same for you and your own intimate relationships.

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Sweet Treats for The Body Ecology Diet 😋

Assorted Truffles

These sweet treats are specially created for those on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D). This unique way of eating is known to help the body heal by reestablishing the inner ecosystem, eliminate dysbiosis, correct nutrient deficiencies, strengthen adrenals, and conquer systemic infections.

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Candida The Body Ecology Diet

Bolus Recipe for Vaginal Yeast Infections

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Boluses (a.k.a. ovules, vaginal suppositories) are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and provide relief from vaginal yeast infections. These tube-like shapes are solid at room temperature but melt once inserted to release the oils and herbs inside which will absorb into the vaginal tissue.

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GROCERY LIST for The Body Ecology Diet (stage 1)

This grocery list is for those on the initial 3-6 months of The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). This cleansing stage is a natural approach to addressing yeast, bacterial, or viral overgrowth (i.e. CandidaGBS+). These are your foods people. If you ready to transition to stage 2, then here is a stage 2 grocery list.

B.E.D. was created by Donna Gates to give the gut a chance to rest ‘n repair. Stage 1 in particular is known to jump-start the body’s ability to be the self-healing mechanism it’s designed to be. The foods below are nutrient-dense, easy-to-digest, probiotic-rich, and gluten/sugar/yeast free. Give your gut a break by practicing food combining 😉

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Recipe The Body Ecology Diet

Unsalted, Cultured Vegetables: Beginner’s Recipe

If you are new to cultured vegetables, a.k.a. cv’s, this is a good recipe to begin with. Everything is laid out step-by-step with just three ingredients …. cabbage, carrots, culture starter. A simple, colorful mixture to light up your taste buds.

Don’t let their simplicity fool you though as this food is potent and can kick-start your gut engine and have you digesting like a rock star ✨

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Recipe soaking nuts and seeds

Soaking Nuts & Seeds (Traditional Method)

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Nuts and seeds are nutrient-dense and easy to munch; they also contain enzyme inhibitors and plant toxins, like phytic acid. This is why it’s best to soak them in warm, salty water.

When this soaking step is skipped, the inhibitors inside nuts and seeds can prevent your gut from absorbing nutrients in an otherwise nutrient-rich food. These inhibitors weaken digestion, steal nutrients from you, and cause food sensitivities. If you already struggle with poor digestion or a health condition like osteoporosis then you want to do all you can to keep your gut strong.

The most efficient way to minimize these harmful enzyme inhibitors and toxins is to make your own nuts and seeds with the recipe below.

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Sunny Cocoa Truffles ~ Recipe

These heavenly bonbons are free of most common allergens and acceptable for those who are avoiding refined sugar and/or on stage 2 of The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D). If you have food sensitivities, you know how hard it is to find treats that taste good with “allowed” ingredients; especially if you’re traveling or away from your kitchen.

I always keep a few different treats ready in the freezer that I can pull out when a craving hits. I also pack them in my purse or my kids’ lunchbox. During the holidays, I package them with other bonbons in tiny paper boxes (buy from party store) or wrap a trio in parchment paper for stocking stuffers. read more