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The Body Ecology Diet - Anyone Tried It?
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Just curious if anyone has had any success with Body Ecology Diet.

 

Thanks

Lisa

 

 

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I had not heard of it.  I tried looking it up but can't find anything but the book.  I am through buying diet books.  I find most of them usless to me because they tell me to eat things that I can't and  won't eat.  Do you have any sample meals from this diet?  Or any specifics on it?

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Donna Gates is the Author, it is called the body ecology diet.  There is a website http://bodyecology.com/ its very restricted diet.  Focus is on fermented veg, its a probiotic diet.   There are a few samples on the website and recipes on the website.   I have read the book, was very interesting and I want to give it 100% but as I said its very restricted.  I was hoping someone could share their experiences on the diet.

 

There is also some info on the website for those with celiac. http://bodyecology.com/articles/celiac-disease-and-gluten-sensitivity.php

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Donna Gates is the Author, it is called the body ecology diet.  There is a website http://bodyecology.com/ its very restricted diet.  Focus is on fermented veg, its a probiotic diet.   There are a few samples on the website and recipes on the website.   I have read the book, was very interesting and I want to give it 100% but as I said its very restricted.  I was hoping someone could share their experiences on the diet.

 

There is also some info on the website for those with celiac. http://bodyecology.com/articles/celiac-disease-and-gluten-sensitivity.php

 

 

I know some people have had success with their own fermented foods.  I would be careful of the products this site wants to sell you.  One is made with wheat that they claim is "digested".  Not sure how they know there is no gluten in it or if I would trust that they have any clue about gluten content.

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One is made with wheat that they claim is "digested".  

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.................................... !!!

 

ew!   :o

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Sounds very similar to GAPS -- which I failed miserably -- my digestive system can't tolerate fermented foods...included homemade.

 

This sort of diet has helped many with digestive issues -- great if your system can tolerate.

 

PS...I did start making Bone Broth during GAPS -- which we have kept in the house regularly since for all broth purposes.

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Donna Gates is the Author, it is called the body ecology diet.  There is a website http://bodyecology.com/ its very restricted diet.  Focus is on fermented veg, its a probiotic diet.   There are a few samples on the website and recipes on the website.   I have read the book, was very interesting and I want to give it 100% but as I said its very restricted.  I was hoping someone could share their experiences on the diet.

 

There is also some info on the website for those with celiac. http://bodyecology.com/articles/celiac-disease-and-gluten-sensitivity.php

 

Ah.  That wouldn't work for me at all then.  Thanks!

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I haven't been doing the fermented veggies yet and I am not buying their products, although I have started introducing some of the principles. I have cut right down on all grains and sugar, not mixing starchy veg and protein in the same meal and I have lost over 5kg in just a few weeks.  I am taking strong probiotics/prebiotics from a naturopath.   My stomach is feeling quite good at this present moment, first time in years.  Don't want to speak too soon but so far I am seeing improvements. 

 

I did try GAPs but it wasn't for me, I found the bone broths too fatty as I don't have a gallbladder and I don't do well eating red meats.  I personally have found blood type dieting to really helpful.  Been an A+ blood type I read A blood types do well on B.E.D whereas a O blood type would do better on GAPs.  I know a lot of people disagree with blood types and diets but in my case I have found a lot of it to be true.  

 

Oh yeah I did read that about one of their products with wheat and really disagree with them saying it would be ok... no chance I would even consider a product like that. 

 

Thanks for the replies, I will try my own homemade cultured veggies, fingers cross they are ok for me :)

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I've been lacto-fermenting fruits and veggies.  I've had best luck with the Pickl-It jars with an airlock.

Without an airlock you get mold problems.  I've had allergic reactions to mold growing on the ferments, because the spores get into the air. 

I use a salty brine, that discourages bad bacteria and fungi. 

I didn't use a starter, only put some veggies in a brine to ferment.  With each new ferment I use some of the liquid from the previous one as a starter. 

I wouldn't start it by putting fruit or anything sweet like fruit in a brine - rather, veggies with a lot of fiber to encourage good bacteria. 

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Thanks, will check out those jars, I got my first jar going now, hoping it doesn't go moldy, think that would put me right off :)

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