B.E.D. The Body Ecology Diet Yeast infection

The Body Ecology Diet

The Body Ecology Diet

Tara Carpenter, NC.

Holistic nutrition for people on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.).

Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D) is a way of eating designed by Donna Gates to address yeast, bacterial, and viral overgrowth in body. The purpose of this diet is to boost immunity by alkalizing blood and restoring the inner ecosystem to naturally support the body in being a self-healing organism.

The goal is not to eradicate yeast, bacteria, or viruses; that is impossible and less than ideal. Instead, the focus is on restoring body strength, so all parts are coming together and working in harmony. A true symphony!

I followed various eating regimes and am most impressed with B.E.D.; it incorporates principles that worked in the past (Blood Type Diet, Food Combining, Anti-Candida Diet) and takes things one step further. B.E.D. is a master plan for impeccable health.

A first step in restoring body ecology and reversing yeast, bacterial, or viral overgrowth is starving the pathogens living inside body by not eating food that make them grow (i.e., sugar, yeast, gluten). We also make the inner ecosystem (gut) an unsuitable environment for them to live. B.E.D. achieves this with nutrient-dense, probiotic-rich, properly combined foods that alkalize blood, repair damaged intestinal lining, and colonize gut with friendly flora that correct body pH and assist with digestion/elimination. 

B.E.D. is free of gluten, sugar, pasteurized dairy, and yeast; these major constituents are avoided for 3 months to give the body time to begin healing process. The ingredients and methods of preparation in this diet ensure food is easy-to-digest, nutritious, and probiotic-rich.

In a few diligent weeks, most people feel a significant shift in how they feel and start to see long-time issues ease. This is often where people feel empowered to continue forward in a healthier manner.

B.E.D.’s underlying principles are traditional in that they are tried and true for thousands of years; this is a way of eating that can easily be maintained (once you get going); even passed down to your grandchildren 🙂


  • Babies with colic, diaper rash, or cradle cap.
  • Kids with autism, allergies, adhd, or asthma.
  • Teenagers with acne, anxiety, or anorexia.
  • Women with reproductive, menstrual, or hormonal issues.
  • Men with weight gain, erectile dysfunction, or jock itch.

and those with…

  • Inflammation
  • Cancer
  • Epstein Barr Syndrome
  • Food Cravings
  • Muscle/Joint Pain
  • Yeast Overgrowth (i.e., Candida, oral thrush, athlete’s foot) 
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Poor Memory, Focus Issues, Brain Fog
  • Headaches, Migraines
  • Bacterial Overgrowth (i.e., GBS+, SIBO)
  • Digestive Issues (i.e., bloating, constipation, food sensitivities)
  • Skin Rashes
  • Viral Overgrowth (i.e., sinusitis, hepatitis, gastroenteritis)

Is yeast overgrowth an issue for you? Take candida quiz …. 

B.E.D. Support with Tara Carpenter, NC.

I am a Nutrition Consultant (NC.) and Personal Therapeutic Chef and offer people of all ages B.E.D. Support. I did this diet with my own kids in 2011 and many of our health issues lifted. I am well-versed in unsalted probiotic foods and putting a meal on the table that the whole family can enjoy, despite individual dietary and health differences.

I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and didn’t want medication. I followed BED and eliminated sugar and gluten and followed the recipes in the book. Eggs, quinoa, cultured veggies, green smoothies, soup, yck. Over 8 months my tsh dropped from 9 to 2 and the doctor doing my bloodwork said “whatever you’re doing keep going” ~ Alex

Bright Lemon Pie

Unsalted Cultured Vegetables

B.E.D. Support with Tara

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