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Stage Two Food List for People on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.)

Stage Two Food List for People on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional support for people on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Originally published on April 14, 2024. This food list is for people transitioning into Stage 2 of Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) in order to bring a health issue into balance. If you […]

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Transitioning to Stage TWO: Body Ecology Diet

Transitioning to Stage TWO: Body Ecology Diet Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional support for people on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Originally published on April 6, 2024. I coined Stage TWO, The Way Out. This is your light at the end of tunnel! You got this far on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) and I hope you are […]

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Postpartum Infections for Mothers on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.)

Postpartum Infections for Women on Body Ecology Diet Nutritional support for people on Body Ecology Diet. Tara Carpenter, NC. Originally published on March 22, 2024. Birth can invite a host of changes for the new mother; my sister here in the above photograph (my older one!) had her 3rd child and back to work full-time […]

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Celebrating Easter on The Body Ecology Diet 🦋

Celebrating Easter on The Body Ecology Diet 🦋 Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional support for people healing on Body Ecology Diet. These alternate Easter ideas are for people of all ages on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.), a gut healing protocol specifically designed to balance yeast, viral, and bacterial overgrowth. I started B.E.D. when my boys were […]

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#1 Healing Journal Entry: My Candida Diagnosis

#1 Healing Journal Entry: My Candida Diagnosis Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional support for those healing with The Body Ecology Diet. #1 Healing Journal Entry: My Candida Diagnosis  Written on September 9, 2010. Today, I was diagnosed with a systemic case of Candida, a.k.a. yeast overgrowth throughout my body. After a year of chronic symptoms (i.e., […]

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Update for Vermont Placenta Encapsulation

Update for Vermont Placenta Encapsulation Tara Carpenter, CPES. Hormonal support for new mothers in Vermont, since 2011. Note: I am on leave of absence until July 15th 2024. You may book online if your estimated due date is after this date.  I will be taking a leave of absence from offering a placenta encapsulation service […]

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Coconut Roll-Out Cookies

Coconut Roll-Out Cookies Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional guidance for people on The Body Ecology Diet. Originally published on October 7, 2017. Most coconut flour cookies taste like cardboard to me, so I felt reluctant to create a recipe for one! Yet, after being asked to do so more then once by people healing on Body […]

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Creamy Carrot Butter for Body Ecology Diet (stage 1)

Creamy Carrot Butter for Body Ecology Diet (stage 1) Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional guidance for people healing with The Body Ecology Diet. Originally published on July 12, 2012. This delicious spread for waffles, pancakes, or crackers was created during my early days on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) while healing my systemic yeast infection. I was struggling […]

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In My Kitchen: Buckwheat Waffles for The Body Ecology Diet

In My Kitchen: Buckwheat Waffles for The Body Ecology Diet Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional support for people on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Originally published on February 9, 2016. I was thrilled to create this recipe for people healing with Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.); which recommends no gluten, yeast, sugar, or flour during stage 1. When […]

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Christmas Roast Beef

Christmas Roast Beef Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional guidance for healing digestive-related health issues, especially yeast overgrowth, with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Originally published on December 8, 2023. A tender cut of roasted meat to fill your home with a delightful aroma this holiday. I like to roast to a medium-rare and serve with a […]

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Grain-Free Meatballs (no bread or almond flour)

Grain-Free Meatballs (no bread or almond flour) Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional guidance for healing digestive-related health issues, especially yeast overgrowth, with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Originally published November 2, 2020. These hand packed meatballs are satisfying with enough flavor to bring in the kids and line them up for eating. I serve them with […]

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Celebrating Thanksgiving on The Body Ecology Diet

Celebrating Thanksgiving on The Body Ecology Diet Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional support for people on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Originally published on November 14, 2018. Celebrating Thanksgiving on a restrictive diet is a challenge and The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) is no different. In some ways, this way of eating is even more challenging […]

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Celebrating Halloween on The Body Ecology Diet

Celebrating Halloween on The Body Ecology Diet Originally published on October 30th, 2019. Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional guidance for healing digestive-related health issues, especially yeast overgrowth, with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Here it is, the day before Halloween and I am officially ready to write this post. Though, I practiced Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D) […]

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Pumpkin Pie for The Body Ecology Diet (stage 1)

Pumpkin Pie for The Body Ecology Diet (stage 1) Tara Carpenter, NC. Originally published on October 6, 2017 Nutritional guidance for healing digestive-related health issues, especially yeast overgrowth, with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). My 10 year old asked for pumpkin pie for this year’s birthday. My challenge was to make a delicious pie for […]

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Cultured Butter: In My Kitchen

Cultured Butter: In My Kitchen Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional support for people on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Originally published on November 6, 2018. I make cultured butter a few times a year; mainly in the late summer into early autumn and late spring into early summer when I can easily source fresh, raw pastured cream. […]

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Ben’s Breakfast on Body Ecology Diet

Ben’s Breakfast on Body Ecology Diet Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional guidance for healing digestive-related health issues, especially yeast overgrowth, with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Originally published on January 29, 2013 My son woke Saturday morning and asked if he could prepare breakfast. With the weekend here, our typical daily grind was at a halt […]

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Apple Cider Kefir

Apple Cider Kefir Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional guidance for healing digestive-related health issues, especially yeast overgrowth, with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Originally published on August 28, 2019. In Vermont, we press apples into cider well into mid-late September; a fun activity for the kids to participate in the workload at home …. this year […]

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Lunchbox List for People on Body Ecology Diet

Lunchbox List for People on Body Ecology Diet Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional support for people on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Originally published on January 24, 2019. If you have a child on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) or a ‘gluten-sugar-yeast free’ diet then you know the amount of effort needed to pack a well-balanced lunchbox. As […]

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Short-Term Pickle Recipe

Short-Term Pickle Recipe (vinegar-free, raw food) Tara Carpenter, NC. Originally published July 9, 2018 A lovely classic pickle you can feel good about …. In Vermont, pickling cucumbers grow on the vine from July to mid-September; this rush of cucumbers is what inspired me to once and for all find a traditional pickle recipe that […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Overview

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Red Radish Pickles

Red Radish Pickles: Recipe for The Body Ecology Diet Tara Carpenter, NC. June 12, 2023 Holistic nutrition for people on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). This quick and easy pickle is lightly sweet and spicy all at once and aids the digestive system in breaking down accumulated fat and protein buildup. For those on The […]

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Thumbs Up: Keeping Kids Cavity-Free

Tara Carpenter, NC. Originally published on April 23, 2019. This is a hot topic for parents, for all of us really as who wants to be told they have a cavity while in the dentist chair?! Getting a cavity is never fun, no matter how old you are. I have two kids; my youngest is […]

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Camping with Kids on The Body Ecology Diet

Camping with Kids on The Body Ecology Diet Tara Carpenter, NC. Originally published on June 3, 2010 Holistic nutrition for people on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). I wasn’t planning to camp this summer. My plate is full enough with work, graduate school, moving through a divorce, and raising my boys who are 2 and […]

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My Red Yoga Mat

My Red Yoga Mat Tara Carpenter, NC., CPES. Originally published on July 15, 2015. Like a loved teddy bear, my red yoga mat has been with me through thick ‘n thin since I was 20 and taught myself how to do each yoga posture with a little book written by Richard Hittleman. This was before […]

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Turning Transverse or Breech Babies

Turning Transverse or Breech Babies Tara Carpenter, CPES. Bringing hormonal support to new mothers in Vermont since 2011. Many pregnant moms become distressed when they find out baby is transverse or breech; often only weeks left before estimated due date (EDD). This puts a spin on things because if baby doesn’t turn ‘in time’ a […]

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Channel 3 MiVT Article: Placenta Encapsulation in VT & NH

Channel 3 MiVT Article: Placenta Encapsulation in VT & NH Tara Carpenter, CPES. Postpartum support for new mothers in Vermont, since 2011. Originally published in 2013. By Gina Bullard STOWE, VT.  At first glance it’s hard to tell if Tara Carpenter is a chef or a medical examiner. She’s actually a certified placenta encapsulation specialist. […]

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LivAmend for Liver Support

LivAmend Capsules for Liver Support Tara Carpenter, NC. Holistic nutritional support for yeast, bacterial, and viral overgrowth-related health conditions with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Of all the supplements Donna Gates of The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) created (in blue dress below), livamend is my favorite. Next is Vitality Supergreens then Ancient Minerals 🙂 Like […]

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A Woman’s Testimonial: “B.E.D. Support with Tara”

A Woman’s Testimonial: “B.E.D. Support with Tara” Tara Carpenter, NC. Holistic nutrition for people on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Every now and then I receive a testimonial worth sharing with the bigger world …. this is one of them. The lady behind the words is a lovely, vivacious woman who took hold of the […]

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Meet Nama Shoyu: Traditional Soy Sauce

Nama Shoyu is a traditional soy sauce that is unpasteurized; nama means “raw” and shoyu means “soy”. This soy sauce is made by fermenting non-GMO soybeans with a probiotic fungi called Aspergillus oryzae plus the addition of water, wheat, and sea salt. This mixture is left to ferment in cedar kegs for 6 to 8 months; […]

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Safer Kind of Floss: Making the Switch

Safer Kind of Floss: Making the Switch Most floss is made from nylon, a petroleum-based product coated with Teflon synthetic resin – similar to nonstick cookware material – called PTFE (a.k.a. polytetrafluoroethylene). Both are known to be carcinogenic and attribute to cancer, arthritis, altered immune responses, and thyroid/hormone imbalances. When I first heard this, I […]

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Why I Take Fermented Cod Liver Oil

Why I Take Fermented Cod Liver Oil Tara Carpenter, NC. Holistic nutrition for digestion; specialized in yeast overgrowth.  Originally published on October 7, 2017. Note: I am not an affiliate for Green Pastures. I simply believe in the products and am a Group Buyer to bring Central Vermont residents this oil at a wholesale price. […]

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Tips & Tricks to Make Traditional Milk Kefir

Tips & Tricks for Traditional Milk Kefir I have made kefir for years and learned a lot since I first started in 2011!! Here are my tips and tricks to help you move through your own learning curve that much easier 🙂 See milk kefir recipe here. #1) I recommend making kefir with Body Ecology […]

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Watermelon Popsicles for FUN

I hesitated to write this recipe because it’s so simple. Yet, we don’t bring our basket of cookie cutters down off the shelf everyday and I got some photos, so here goes an easy-to-make recipe. True to name, watermelon is an excellent source of water …. one cup contains 20% of your daily value of […]

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Woman’s Best Friend: Green Vegetable Smoothie

As a woman, I must share this easy-to-make, delicious, vibrant smoothie 🙂 I first heard about green vegetable smoothies when I was on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) to heal a stubborn case of systemic yeast overgrowth.

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Almond Roll-Out Cookies: Recipe for The Body Ecology Diet

These cookies are perfect for anyone on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D). My kids love them and I like that the dough doesn’t make a sticky mess on the counter when rolling out. Not bad for a cookie without eggs, dairy, or grain 😉

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Using B.E.D. for Vaginal Yeast Infections

If you get vaginal yeast infections more then you want one then I highly recommend The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). I could go on and on about this way of eating as I personally adhered to stage 1 for 3 years back in 2010 after being diagnosed with a systemic yeast infection (included tons of […]

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Treat Boxes for “Sugar-Free” Kids

Treat Boxes for “Sugar-Free” Kids Originally published July 18, 2019. Tara Carpenter, NC. Holistic nutrition for digestion; specialized in yeast overgrowth.  Treat Boxes are essentially a Tupperware container fill with non-perishable treats kept at school, day-care, summer camp, or a best friend’s home. When my oldest started public school I made one for his kindergarten […]

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Tips for Making Bubbly Jelly ?

Regular jelly isn’t ‘allowed’ on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D); which recommends to avoid sugar (except lakanto, stevia, ecobloom) until your gut is in a better place. Until then it’s best to kefir jelly with probiotics to reduce the concentrated fruit sugar. Your belly might thank you 🙂 Here’s my recipe for bubbly blueberry jelly  […]

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The Gift of Placenta Encapsulation

The day my youngest turned 5, I encapsulated his placenta. Yes, it was ‘old’ with likely next to nil hormones, but I didn’t feel I had anything to lose. A colleague of mine had recently encapsulated her daughter’s two-year old frozen placenta

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Going Skiing on B.E.D. (Body Ecology Diet) ⛷

My husband and I decided to go to Attitash Ski Resort for the holidays. The kids are each with their dad which gives us the freedom to celebrate Christmas however we want. And though I’m not big on skiing I am BIG on sweating in the sauna, snowshoeing on back trails, and catching up with […]

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Seeding a “C-Section Born” Baby

This photo was taken after a client of mine gave birth via c-section. Before surgery, this mom requested that her doctor insert a piece of gauze into her vagina. This same gauze was used seconds after she gave

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Zucchini Frittatas: Recipe (gluten-dairy-egg white free)

This savory, pancake-like treat is delicious off the skillet or served at room temperature the next day. Eggs are the main ingredient, but the yolk is the only part being used in this recipe. This is because most people find egg whites hard-to-digest. I am all about making food easy to digest … hence my […]

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Feeding Men on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.)

Feeding Men on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional support for people on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Originally published on September 8th 2018. This is for the men who want to tailor Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) to meet their dietary/health needs and most importantly, to feel full 🙂 While I am not a […]

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Parsley Dressing Recipe

Parsley Dressing Recipe for The Body Ecology Diet Originally published on June 11, 2018. Tara Carpenter, NC. Holistic nutrition for digestion; specialized in yeast overgrowth.  I could come up with a fancier name for this dressing, but will keep things simple as this recipe is rich enough to stand strong and proud on its own; […]

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Candidiasis (a.k.a. yeast overgrowth)

Candida, also known as Candidiasis or yeast overgrowth, is not a germ, a bug, or a disease. It is a serious immune disorder that gets its name from Candida albicans; a family of yeast that are the most common micro-flora organisms that live in human digestive tract. A healthy bowel contains a 10:1 bacteria to […]

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Dandy Lion: Vegetable Green Smoothie

My husband nicknamed this and I think appropriate given that the French origin of the word dandelion – dent-de-lioun – means “tooth of lion” due to the plant’s sharply indented leaves. This fierce little smoothie contains a handful of dandelion greens, if you want more of a kick, add more leaves.  Our home resides in […]

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Transcendental Meditation – Embarking My Mantra

To say that I was willing to try anything to resolve my chronic health issues is not an understatement. I had tried many things, and as the years went by, I had this feeling that less and less was helping. The year I turned 40 years old, definitely did not help. By the age of […]

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Catnaps with Transcendental Meditation

Everyone will experience TM differently, depending on their physiology and past ‘history’. Not everyone has a high level of sleep deprivation prior to starting TM, thus not everyone will go through a period of fatigue-release (a.k.a. sleeping lots). If you do, you will be supported by your TM teacher as you adjust the meditation technique and […]

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Why I Decided to Try Transcendental Meditation (TM)

I began Transcendental Meditation (TM) in January of 2018. I first heard about this meditation technique when a friend mentioned it might help prevent the panic attacks I was prone to. At that time I was willing to try anything … except take more medication.

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Savory Egg Muffins

Here’s a simple breakfast or snack with only 5 ingredients. They are easy to make and freeze well so you can make a big batch ahead of time to eat throughout the busy week.

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Will Chocolate Feed Yeast Overgrowth?

Raw, organic cacao powder made with a gut-friendly sugar, like stevia or lakanto, will not necessarily feed Candida, also known as Candidiasis or yeast overgrowth, but can be abrasive to the digestive tract lining. This is because chocolate contains abrasive ingredients, such as sulfur, phytic acid, caffeine, oxalates, and alkaloids; all which make chocolate an acid-forming and […]

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Raw Chocolate Recipe

I can go years without eating sugar, but not chocolate. Being a girl on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.), I like my chocolate sugar-free and raw. I find it hard to source this kind of quality and when I do it costs more than I want to spend. So, I got in the kitchen and tailored a recipe to suit my love for good chocolate; these nuggets have all the benefits of raw cocoa beans without the sugar.

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Taking Time for Myself: Write in 10-Minutes

This is a 10-minute streamline writing, more about that here. I have always taken time to be with myself. I find getting away to be therapeutic, kind of a walkabout if you will. Where I get in my car when weather is right and kids are cared for. I don’t have a destination and drive with […]

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Now You Are Still …. Losing My Baby Girl

“Now You Are Still”: Losing My Baby Girl Tara Carpenter, NC., CPES I wrote the poem below in 2006 while in the hospital recovering from a sepsis infection I got moments after losing my baby girl. You can read more in detail about that loss here, please know there are photos that may be disturbing […]

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Recipe: Young Green Coconut Kefir (fresh or bottled coconut water)

Recipe for Probiotic-Rich Young Green Coconut Kefir   This recipe for young green coconut kefir (yck) gives the option of using fresh or store-bought young coconut juice. Kefir means ‘feel good’ and how most feel drinking young coconut kefir …. this probiotic food contains raw Thai young green coconuts and high-quality kefir starter*. Mix these […]

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‘Travel Food List’ for The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D)

‘Travel Food List’ for The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D) Tara Carpenter, NC. Holistic nutrition for digestion; specialized in yeast overgrowth. When you’re on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) or other gut healing protocol, travel can be challenging. It’s hard to be away from your kitchen comfort zone. The world can feel too big and food […]

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Eating to Prevent GBS Infection in Pregnancy

One way to decrease the chance of group B strep infection (GBS+) during pregnancy is to build up your birth canal with good bacteria that naturally discourage excess GBS overgrowth. The best way to do this is to eat foods that do not ‘feed’ the bacteria and naturally prevent them from growing too large in […]

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10 Ways to Avoid Group B Strep Infection in Pregnancy

Most pregnant women are not prepared for a group B strep diagnosis. I know that I wasn’t when my test came back positive at 38 weeks. At that point, I did not have time to reverse the condition and opted for i.v. antibiotics during labor. See here if unborn baby is at risk for GBS+.

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A Tale of Nori – best seaweed in town!

Nori is grand, nori is sweet. Nori wraps rice into sushi like no one can beat. This lean green machine is seaweed no doubt.

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10 Tips to Detox Liver

10 Tips to Naturally Detox Your Liver Tara Carpenter, NC. Holistic nutrition for yeast, bacterial, and viral overgrowth-related health conditions with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) Every spring, the liver moves into a major detoxification phase. During this brief season, the power of nature is behind you; making spring a PERFECT time to cleanse. Any […]

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In My Kitchen: Easter Colors, Naturally

In My Kitchen: Easter Colors, Naturally Nutritional support for people healing on The Body Ecology Diet. As a mother, I wear the Holistic Nutrition hat because that is what I write and talk about all day long in my profession. I am passionate about keeping what goes in and on the body as natural as […]

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Learning A New Language: Becoming a Mother

When you were born, and in those first few days, I studied you. I listened to you. Every sound you made. You had your own language and as your mother I learned it. I remember how my ears would strain on the insides to so finely imprint you into the corners of my brain. You […]

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Beat Menopausal Blues with Placenta

As a PBi-Certified Placenta Encapsulator I get to witness how much a new mother benefits from taking her placenta capsules made with a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) method. Why would a woman eat her placenta? Because during pregnancy, this is the organ that regulates and stores hormones. Once it is expelled after a baby’s birth, we […]

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How My Family Uses Meat Stock

Tara Carpenter, NC. Holistic nutrition for digestion; specialized in yeast overgrowth.  Originally published November 27, 2016 Meat stock goes back centuries as a traditional food with medicinal properties. Whether made with chicken, lamb, beef, turkey, or fish – all good stuff and the first thing most of us think to eat when sick. Nourishing, anti-inflammatory, […]

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How We Take Fermented Cod Oil (FCLO)

I am not an affiliate for Green Pastures. I am a group buyer to bring my community great quality oil at a reduced price. We take fermented cod liver oil (FCLO) every day, twice a day, year round. My husband likes straight-up no flavor, I like the chocolate, my oldest likes

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How to Lotus Birth & Encapsulate Placenta

If you want to have a lotus birth AND encapsulate, here are three ways to do so: #1 Way) Keep baby connected to umbilical cord and the placenta for up to 4 hours. This is the easiest way to keep the placenta fit for

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Bubbly Blueberry Jelly: Probiotic-Rich Recipe

Bubbly Blueberry Jelly: Probiotic-Rich Recipe Tara Carpenter, NC. Holistic nutrition for people on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Originally published September 10, 2016 Early to mid-August in Vermont tends to be blueberry season where I live, and my boys pick up to 4 gallons most years. We can only eat so much before our teeth […]

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Cultured Strawberry Ice Cream: Probiotic-Rich!!

Cultured Strawbery Ice Cream: Probiotic-Rich!! (B.E.D. Friendly, stage 2) Tara Carpenter, NC. Holistic nutrition for people of all ages healing a yeast, bacterial, or viral infection with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). One hot summer morning, I woke to see out our window several red strawberries in our garden. My immediate thought was “strawberry ice cream […]

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Snack List for People on The Body Ecology Diet

Snack List for People on The Body Ecology Diet Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional support for people on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). This snack list is for those on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D); a gut healing protocol that is gluten-sugar-yeast free and uses principles such as 80/20 and food combining for meals that are […]

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Lakanto: A Sugar for Diabetes & Yeast Overgrowth

I found lakanto while doing The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) to heal yeast overgrowth (Candida). This healing protocol suggested avoiding honey, white/raw sugar, maple syrup, and other sweeteners I relied on. After weeks without sweets, I was thrilled to find lakanto to make sweet treats that I could eat! This sugar alternative doesn’t feed harmful pathogens […]

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Benefits of Delayed Cord Clamping

When baby is born, he only has 2/3 of his blood is in his body. The remaining 1/3 remains in his umbilical cord and placenta. This blood does not flow into baby until the last stage of labor. What is the last stage of labor? It is that period of time after baby is born until […]

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Chicken Nuggets for The Body Ecology Diet

Chicken Nuggets for The Body Ecology Diet Tara Carpenter, NC. I tweaked this recipe from Holistic Squid’s version which contain almond flour. One of the main principles on The Body Ecology Diet is proper food combining; unfortunately, that means avoiding nuts and meat on the same plate. This recipe is suited to meet the specific […]

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Travel Tips for The Body Ecology Diet

Travel Tips for The Body Ecology Diet Tara Carpenter, NC. Holistic nutritional support for healing yeast, bacterial, and viral overgrowth-related health conditions with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Traveling – whether by car, plane or train – can interfere with our digestive system working well. Most of the stress we encounter when traveling is beforehand […]

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Bragg’s Liquid Aminos: Healthy Soy Sauce Alternative?

Is Bragg’s Liquid Aminos a healthy version of soy sauce? The label boasts a wide range of amino acids, that must be a good thing …. right?? Personally, I am not a fan of Bragg’s. After countless clients asked why that is exactly, I finally put my nose to the grindstone to focus and research […]

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Miscarriage: A Mother’s Love Never Dies

Miscarriage: A Mother’s Love Never Dies Tara Carpenter, NC., CPES. This post contains photos that may be disturbing, view at own discretion. On July 27th 2006, I lost a baby girl so tiny she fit in my palm with her legs dangling over. She was 15 weeks with delicate features complete in formation; simply needed […]

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ASEA: Natural Supplement for Women

I learned of ASEA while encapsulating for a mom whose placenta was so vital that I inquired if she had done anything differently during her pregnancy. The one unique thing this mom had done on a regular basis was supplement with ASEA; a bio-active solution containing Redox Signaling molecules that are safe and support the immune […]

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Suggested Dosages for Fermented Cod Liver Oil

Note: I am not an affiliate for Green Pastures. I am a group buyer to bring this oil to my community at a reduced price. Green Pastures™ fermented cod liver oil (FCLO) has many benefits. Most of us know this, but don’t always know how much oil to take or give our kids. I asked […]

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Digestive Enzymes: Goodbye Bloating!

I don’t struggle so much anymore with digestive issues (i.e. gas, constipation, brain fog) but I did a few years ago when I had a yeast overgrowth issue (systemic candida). After years of cleansing with Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) and making big lifestyle and diet changes I feel a lot better now. One thing I did during […]

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Beginner Recipe for Unsalted, Cultured Vegetables

Beginner Recipe for Unsalted, Cultured Vegetables Tara Carpenter, NC. Nutritional support for people healing on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Originally published on February 19, 2015. This is a good recipe to begin with if you are new at making unsalted cultured vegetables according to the “body ecology” way. I call this recipe, Garden Blend, because […]

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Skinny on Food Combining

I food combine most every meal and every day. It’s the secret I wish somebody had told me about way earlier. Before I met ‘food combining’ I wore stretchy pants because I was so bloated that people thought I was pregnant. Now, I fit into jeans I wore in college and feel more slender with curves […]

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Food Combining Chart for Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.)

Food Combining Chart for Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) Tara Carpenter, NC. Holistic nutrition for people on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). Originally published on November 28, 2014. This visual tool can help you master the art of food combining on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D) and shows what foods are stage 1 on this health and healing […]

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Inner Ecosystem: A Living World Inside You

Just like earth, the human body has an inner ecosystem that is located inside of the digestive tract. This living world teems with a variety of micro-flora that work day and night to keep the body healthy and in homeostasis. The inner ecosystem stretches from mouth to rectum and is approximately 30 feet long. Neatly […]

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Stop Sugar Cravings with Cultured Food

Sugar cravings are a real issue for many of us and strike at familiar times each day…esp. the late afternoon! Their are many reasons why we experience energy dips yet we’re not getting into that here. Instead I’m going to mention a healthy and doable way to get a handle on sugar cravings ?