Body Ecology Diet

The Body Ecology Diet is not a weight loss diet or fad diet.  The founder, Donna Gates, M.Ed., ABAAHP, is a world-renowned teacher and lecturer.  She discovered there is a flourishing inner ecosystem living inside our intestines.  The Body Ecology Diet offers a gluten-free, sugar-free, probiotic-rich diet that if followed will result in weight loss. More importantly, the health of your gut will improve which will result in an overall wellness and improvement of all body systems.  body-ecology-diet

Millions of people suffer with digestive issues every day which lead to an awful quality of life and loss of productivity at work.  This is a huge problem for employers and employees. The Body Ecology Diet shows you how to restore the health of your gut so your body can function properly and eliminate or control the symptoms that rob you of the joy of living.

Our digestive system is linked to our immune system, the endocrine system, circulatory and central nervous systems.  That is profound!  We need to make sure our gut is healthy so our other body systems work well. Residing in our gut is a universe of bacteria. There is a balance of good bacteria and bad bacteria.  The American diet predisposes us to an imbalance of good to bad bacteria in our gut.  Processed foods, sugar, antibiotics, prescription medicine, OTC medicine, lack of sleep, stress…are just some of the attacks on our gut health. Good bacteria become less creating an environment of strong bad bacteria that results in IBS, bloating, cramping, allergies, leaky gut and more sinister diseases including IBD, Crohns, autoimmune disease, cancer etc.

Antacid users have a 50% greater risk of developing a bacterial infection in the small intestine.

The Three Steps To Reclaim Gut Health According To The Body Ecology Diet

  • Add in cultured foods to your diet like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kombucha.
  • Eating high quality fats like olive oil, coconut oil, grassfed butter, nut butters to replace man-made fats
  • Drastically reducing your intake of carbohydrates and sugars


What The Body Ecology Diet Addresses:

  • Fermentation and your Digestion

I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about adding fermented foods into your diet, but what happens when food ‘ferments’ in your stomach?  Eating fermented foods is good;  having food ferment in your stomach is not good.

Fermentation in your stomach happens when bacteria feed and proliferate in the gut.  Certain foods ferment faster than others.  These foods are made of sugars.  The bacteria feed off of these foods and get stronger and more abundant resulting in fungal overgrowth and bacterial overgrowth.  Inflammation can occur and you have a resulting stomach issue.  The Body Ecology Diet includes those foods that do not contain these hard to digest foods that trigger fermentation so your gut can heal.

  • Food Allergies

According to the journal of Pediatrics, over 6 million children are suffering with food allergies, adult allergies are on the rise as well.  Why is this?  Many experts believe that intestinal permeability (the ability of food molecules to permeate the lining of the gut) has a strong correlation to multiple food allergies. Food allergies are associated with inflammation when the body responds to the ‘invader’ by releasing cortisol.  Cortisol is an anti- inflammatory, but you don’t want cortisol to be coursing through your body 24/7.  Your adrenal glands release cortisol in response to inflammation and stress, and when they are releasing cortisol throughout the day, adrenal fatigue is a result.  The Body Ecology diet supports the adrenals with a nourishing plant based diet focusing on those foods that support optimum body functions by reducing inflammation, healing the gut lining to reduce food allergies.

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The Body Ecology Diet is not a weight loss diet, because it’s not about cutting calories.  It’s a lifestyle diet that promotes the health and healing of your gut and digestion through real, nutritious food.  When you feed your body the nutrition it needs, you start to feel better. Body Ecology goes further by helping your digestive tract heal, so that you can digest and assimilate those needed nutrients. When your body  gets the nutrients it’s starved for that it’s not getting from the processed junk food diet most of us are living on, your cravings lessen, your hair, skin, joints and nails get stronger and smoother.  It’s no wonder that the healthiest celebrities follow the principles of The Body Ecology Diet like Jessica Biel, Rachel Bilson, Laila Ali, and is featured in Natural Health magazine, Fitness magazine, Living Without magazine, For Women First plus so many more as a program with products that work.

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10 Comments Add yours
  1. Hi Linda, I like the idea of this kind of diet.

    I was recently at the doctors having my diabetic review, and though my BG is generally good, I do struggle sometimes with food, aka, I eat too many carbs occasionally and then end up with gut aches and intestinal pains, and my doctor told me to try eating more foods that have good bacteria in them.

    I try to eat ‘living food’ if I can, aka, fruits, live yoghurt, spirulina and similar stuff and was making my own yoghurt and kefir and even made some kefir juice/water. I tried the raw food diet but could not get on with it so packed up after about 5 days.

    Thanks again



    1. Thanks for your reply Neil! I’m glad you are eating as well as you can and incorporating living foods. So important. There is nothing magical about a raw food diet, so don’t worry that you didn’t make it work. Did you know that most people cannot sustain a raw food diet for years and years? It’s something to try or do if you have an issue to get over, but it’s unsustainable in the long run.

      1. Hi Linda, RFD deffo not for me, I knew within a day or two I was going to fail 🙁 but thought I had best try at least 5 days.

        I am very sporadic in my eating habits actually, and I don’t like more than one meal a day and have over the years gotten used to snacking, in part to help control my diabetes, I like things like nuts, berries, grapes, small cheese cubes, olives, and we also drink fresh farm milk here too, aka, non-pasteurised milk, which makes great kefir milk, but I do not eat too much dairy really as I find it makes me horribly thirsty.

        Thanks again


        1. Neil, thanks for your post. It sounds like your diet could use some dark leafy greens and more vegetables. That simple addition can make all the difference! You’re lucky to have farm fresh milk, the only kind that is actually good for you! Hope to hear how you are doing!

  2. Hi Linda,
    I like the idea of a lifestyle diet. I believe it’s more about mindset and lifestyle changes than just going on a diet.

    Thanks for the informative post.

  3. I knew that gut health had something to do with too many carbs feeding the wrong flora in our guts, but I did not know that eating high quality fats like olive oil, coconut oil, grass-fed butter, nut butters instead of margarine would help! I have made these changes, already.

    I am concerned about the quality of olive oil, unless we know the source. There is so much to think of, but you are helping us to sort this out! I am staying tuned for more information! Thanks! Lynne

    1. Lynn, thanks for posting! And excellent point about the olive oil. That is a great idea for another post. We’re told to add more olive oil in our diet, then the olive oil we purchase is not what we think it is!

  4. This seems like a new concept to me and I like it, we must really know what we are doing to our body and knowing more about the food we eat can really be a great help. The Body Ecology Diet looks like a good read, “fermentation of food in the stomach” I never heard of that before. Good Post!

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