If you’re dealing with gas, bloating, or other digestive issues you need to read this book.
Although the full version of The Body Ecology Diet is intended to clear up severe yeast overgrowth, understanding the principles of this diet could help in alleviating very common symptoms of fatigue, digestive issues and unnatural weight gain. Even without any major health issues, incorporating some of the principles, such as regular consumption of probiotic foods, will help you stay feeling vital and looking youthful into old age.
Anyone interested in cultivating long lasting health should be familiar with the basic tenets of the Body Ecology Diet.
You will be especially interested in learning about Donna Gates’ philosophy if you want to get a better grasp on how exactly excessive sugar consumption effects your health and body; or if you’ve heard that eating raw is beneficial because of the enzymes lacking in cooked food, but you don’t feel going completely raw is the right diet for you. And of course, if you’re having serious symptoms of yeast overgrowth, or Candidiasis – this book could be the catalyst for your healing.
My personal experience with this diet
…is a bit complicated. I initially gave it a go when I was still yo-yoing between eating gluten and cutting it out, and while just barely beyond the threshold of a near life-long eating disorder. Naturally, my digestion was UNBEARABLE. Whether I ate, didn’t eat, or overate – I had alienating gas and horrible stomach pain. This was my reality.
I was working with a couple different doctors and naturopaths at the time, so for each of the two times I undertook this diet I had diagnostics done that clearly outlined the extreme fungal overgrowth caused by the nasty combo of gluten allergy & disordered eating, and was taking supplements managed by those doctors to help kill the fungus while the Body Ecology Diet was meant to starve it.
I felt amazing. I was clear, sharp and energetic. So high I could barely contain myself. The byproduct of looking extraordinary was also pretty sweet. I naturally dropped about ten pounds and was truly the fittest I’ve ever been. My digestion was less of a burden. I was on cloud nine. The diet lasted about three months, then I began to slip.
My story gets complicated here because I didn’t know at the time that I have a real deal gluten allergy. What I learned from this book and going through with the diet was a necessary stepping stone in my full recovery. Though the bottom line for me is that the full version of Donna Gates’ diet is a highly effective protocol but should be approached as something you do for a period of time as a means of healing.
Especially if you’ve had an eating disorder and a history of practiced deprivation and self flagellation.
You’ll have the skill to make a good go of it, but don’t feel bad if you’re moved to transition into a more flexible food experience. If you can take some of the elements and apply them consistently alongside those yummy treats or occasional glass of wine that bring you pleasure, you will heal on your own timeline.
In fact, if you just follow my recipes you’ll see how I weave some of the essential B.E.D. principles into my daily eats. It’s not a diet, just good food.
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