I’ve done colonics since college and really got into them again in my 30’s, after being diagnosed with yeast overgrowth when a friend lent me The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). This book had a chapter on colon cleansing to balance the body of excess pathogenic yeast, bacteria, and viruses …. all right up my alley!
The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D) is a way of eating designed to address yeast, bacterial, and viral overgrowth in the body. A main purpose is to boost immunity by alkalizing blood and restoring inner ecosystem to naturally support the body in being the self-healing organism it is.
The goal is not to eradicate yeast, bacteria, or viruses. That would be impossible and less than ideal. Instead, the focus is to restore the body’s strength so all parts work in harmony. A first step in restoring the body’s ecology and reversing yeast, bacterial, or viral overgrowth is to starve out pathogens by no longer feeding them foods that make them grow; we also want to make the inner ecosystem (gut) an unsuitable environment for these problematic organisms to live. B.E.D. achieves this with mineral and probiotic rich foods that alkalizes the blood and colonizes the gut with friendly flora that correct the body’s pH and assists digestion and elimination.
B.E.D. doesn’t contain gluten, sugar, or yeast and utilizes traditional methods of preparation to ensure easy-to-digest, nutrient dense, probiotic-rich food. Within a few diligent weeks, you can expect to feel a significant shift in how you feel. This diet isn’t a fad; the underlying principles are thousands of years old and can be used your entire life, even passed down to your children.
This grocery list is for Stage 2 of The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.); for those of you who continuing onward (and upward) in bringing a chronic health issue, like yeast overgrowth or group B strep back in balance. If you have been practicing B.E.D. for less than 3-6 months, then you may want to stick with stage 1 grocery list.
Castor oil is both gentle and potent and has the ability to absorb into your skin and various other organs to relieve pain, increase circulation, decrease inflammation, and bring healing to specific parts of the body. One easy way to get all these benefits is with a ‘castor pack’.
My first time doing a pack was after my youngest was born in 2007. I did one every day that first week home from the hospital to get my uterus back in shape. Heavenly! Year later, I used it again for chronic bloating and constipation I was having from yeast overgrowth. A saving grace providing tremendous relief (my castor pack + B.E.D., digestive enzymes, minerals, boluses, and unsalted probiotic food got my health back on track). ❤️
Meat stock goes back centuries as food with medicinal properties. Whether it’s made with chicken, lamb, beef, or fish – It’s all good stuff. It’s the first thing that we think to eat when we get sick. It’s nourishing, anti-inflammatory, and healing for the digestive system and keeps our bellies happy 🙂
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. Candida, GBS+). 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 😉