Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Body Ecology Diet

We clean our homes and cars and want to take care of the environment. But many of us neglect our most important resource -- our inner ecology.

That is where The Body Ecology Diet comes into play. Nutrition expert Donna Gates has written a book about B.E.D. that provides a guide to restoring health and vitality. The book explains that there are three simple dietary transitions people can partake in to clean their systems and strengthen their immunity.

The three are as follows: Adding cultured foods to your diet, changing the quality of fats and oil consumed, and reducing intake of carbohydrates and sugars.

What struck me about the book was how simple the advice is. And yet as a society we've gotten away from medicinal foods to instead put toxic elements into our bodies. So it isn't as easy to follow as it seems with all the unhealthy temptations out there.

For me one of the most interesting parts of the book was the recommendation to avoid antibiotics unless they are absolutely necessary. The reason being because antibiotics can cause the yeast or fungus Candida albicans, which in turn can weaken the immune system and cause the body to be more susceptible to cancer, diabetes and other dreaded diseases.

One of the solutions proposed by the book is to take more probiotics -- which are the good kind of bacteria that our body needs. Probiotics should be taken after an antibiotics treatment to balance things out.

Another important point the book makes is how the colon not only produces bowel movements but also provides important vitamins and nutrients to the rest of the body. So the colon is considered the root of the body, similar to the roots of trees. So therefore it is really important to cleanse the colon.

Watch this video for more information about The Body Ecology Diet:

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