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

Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.)

Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.)

Tara Carpenter, NC.

Nutritional support for people on Body Ecology Diet. 

Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D) is a system of health and healing 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 inner ecosystem to naturally support body to be a self-healing organism.

Beginning in 2003, this way of eating has been used experimentally in the autism community. Anecdotal reports show that the first group of children with autism trying this diet all showed rapid and remarkable improvement.

Most chronic diseases, including autism, are a cascade of events that often start with a fungal infection in the gut and then the pathogenic organisms escape the intestines to invade rest of the body. The result is essentially an infected gut, and in the case of autism, an infected brain.

Body Ecology Diet can benefit:

  • 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.

…. as well as people who struggle with:

  • Inflammation
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • 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
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Viral Overgrowth (i.e., sinusitis, hepatitis, gastroenteritis)

A wounded gut is unable to perform its primary role of 1st line of defense for the immune system and this can lead to various secondary illnesses. A wounded gut is unable to contain incompletely digested nutrients inside the digestive tract walls where food particles “should” stay and can (often does) lead to a person showing allergic reactions. A wounded gut is unable to fully absorb nutrients to nourish the body (host) which can lead to nutritional deficiency, weaker inner organs, and biochemical dysregulation.

The goal of B.E.D. is not to eradicate yeast, bacteria, or viruses. That would be unreasonable, impossible, and even more importantly is this would be less than ideal. Instead, let us focus on restoring body strength, so that all parts come together to work in harmony. A true symphony 🙂

I followed various eating regimes and most impressed with B.E.D. as 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. (if you know who wrote this quote, please inform me at

1st step to restore inner body ecology and reverse any yeast, bacterial, or viral overgrowth is to starve out the pathogens “die-off” living in excess (out of balance) in the body (host). You do this by not eating the foods that feed them/allows them to grow/populate (i.e., sugar, yeast, gluten).

The goal is to make your inner ecosystem/gut an unsuitable environment for them in which to live so they naturally die. We do this in various ways by step-by-step following the clearly laid-out principles in Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) with nutrient-dense, probiotic-rich, properly combined food to alkalize blood, repair damaged intestinal lining, and colonize gut with friendly flora to 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 that is easy-to-digest, nutritious, and probiotic-rich.

In a few diligent weeks, most people will feel a significant shift in how they feel and start to see long-time standing health issues begin to ease. This is often the point in time where people begin to feel a sense of empowerment to continue forward in a healthier manner.

This is often where I step in and I am honored to help people in this way. You can reach me best by email at to schedule a nutritional consultation for people on Body Ecology Diet or a 15-minute complimentary “get to know each other” call by phone. Thank you.

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

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

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 (anonymous).

Bright Lemon Pie

Unsalted Cultured Vegetables

Nutritional Support with Tara

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