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.
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.
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.
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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