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"The first problem we have had to confront in restoring health to the people is the problem concerning poor digestion. The physical body is born with a certain amount of enzymes to maintain health and vitality. When these enzymes are depleted in the physical body the body becomes diseased and gradually expires... in this 'civilization', due to improper eating habits, we have knowingly or unknowingly reached a point where our bodies are severely depleted."
– Dr. John Ray Whitman
Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have found the Body Ecology diet after struggling with candida, chronic fatigue, depression, weight problems, early aging, ADHD, autism, hormone imbalance and auto-immune disorders. Body Ecology offers a back-to-basics approach to restoring health and vitality. The digestive system is intimately linked to the immune, endocrine, circulatory and central nervous systems. Profoundly affecting all these interlocking systems is an amazing world of benevolent bacteria. The Body Ecology Diet and associated products are all specifically designed to help cultivate, nourish, cleanse, and repair this abundant inner ecosystem.
After 25 years of studying Eastern healing systems and Western fad diets, international best-selling author Donna Gates, nutritionist, world-renowned teacher and lecturer, discovered the key to health and longevity... a flourishing inner ecosystem living inside your intestines. Based on a deep understanding of how the digestive tract truly affects how you look, feel and even think, the Body Ecology Diet offers a gluten-free, sugar-free, probiotic-rich way to eat that will change your taste buds and your life forever.
Candida: A Serious Health Risk
Candida albicans, an opportunistic microorganism, is the fourth most common source of hospital-acquired infections. The latest research on Candida albicans has found that it easily invades the entire body by binding to human cells. When Candida albicans infiltrates weakened or damaged tissue, as occurs with leaky gut, it is able to move outside its native habitat and become a dangerous systemic infection.
Body Ecology Diet Overview
Remove Offending Foods and Stop Feeding Systemic Infection.
Healing begins in the digestive tract. Removing foods that weaken the immune system and make you an easy “host” to infections is a vital first step. The goal is to starve the bad microorganisms that are creating inflammation and feeding the systemic infection. Foods to Avoid
1. Sugars such as refined sugar, organic sugar, sweet fruits, and juices made from fruits. But sour fruits such as fresh and frozen berries, and juices made from lemons, limes, pomegranate, noni, acai, mangosteen, seabuckthorn and cranberry juice concentrate are fine. Use stevia or Lakanto as a sweetener. 2. Gluten, found in wheat, spelt, kamut, rye, barley, and oats. (These also feed yeast.) 3. Casein, found in all dairy products including milk, cheese, milk kefir and yogurt. This includes raw, fermented, or pasteurized dairy products. 4. Grains and starches that feed yeast, such as rice, beans, dried peas, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc. Red-skinned potatoes are allowed, but best to include a fermented food or liquid at that meal to consume the sugar. 5. Processed foods, boxed foods, prepared mixes, hydrogenated oils, etc.6. Soy, because it suppresses the immune system unless properly fermented. (Soy needs a longer fermentation time with stronger cultures to break it down.) Soy is also estrogenic and you will want to remove foods that add more estrogen to your child’s body.7. Refined Vegetable Oils, including canola, soybean oil, margarine, sunflower, safflower, and peanut oils. High-oleic sunflower oil is acceptable in smaller amounts.
Introduce Probiotic Rich Foods:
The best way to rebuild the microbial community in our intestines is through foods that are probiotic rich. The fermentation process increases nutrient bioavailability and results in living strains of beneficial bacterial and yeast, active enzymes, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Body Ecology offers easy to drink probiotic liquids as well as starter cultures to make probiotic drinks and cultured vegetables at home.
Introduce Good Fats:
Switching to good raw, organic, unrefined oils and fats and eliminating hydrogenated oils and oils that are harmful will aid in the healing process.
Introduce Nutrient Dense Superfoods & Enzymes
Super Spirulina Plus Vitality SuperGreen™ and Super Spirulina Plus™ are alkalizing, nutrient-dense, green drinks designed to supply protein, minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, and beneficial bacteria to heal the gastrointestinal tract and restore a healthy inner ecosystem.