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

The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.)

The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.): Overview

Tara Carpenter, NC.

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

The goal is not to eradicate yeast, bacteria, or viruses. That would be impossible and less than ideal. Instead, the focus is to restore the body’s strength so that all parts work in harmony.

A first step in restoring the body’s ecology and reversing yeast, bacterial, or viral overgrowth is to starve out pathogens by no longer feeding them foods that make them grow; we also want to make the inner ecosystem (gut) an unsuitable environment for these problematic organisms to live. B.E.D. achieves this with mineral and probiotic rich foods that alkalizes blood and colonizes gut with friendly flora that correct the body’s pH and assists digestion and elimination. 

B.E.D. doesn’t contain gluten, sugar, or yeast and utilizes traditional methods of preparation to ensure easy-to-digest, nutrient dense, probiotic-rich food. Within a few diligent weeks, you can expect to feel a significant shift in how you feel. This diet isn’t a fad; the underlying principles are thousand years old and can be used your entire life and passed down to your children.


  • 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 and joint pain
  • Yeast overgrowth (Candida, oral thrush, athlete’s foot) 
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Poor memory, focus issues, brain fog
  • Headaches, migraines
  • Bacterial overgrowth (GBS+, SIBO)
  • Digestive issues (bloating, constipation, diarrhea, food sensitivities)
  • Skin rashes
  • Viral infections (sinusitis, hepatitis, gastroenteritis)

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Although Body Ecology Diet is principally geared towards healing yeast overgrowth, I’ve seen this diet help those with compromised immunity, chronic fatigue, allergies/sensitivities, skin problems, and anxiety. I recommend this diet for anyone looking for energy, vitality, and calm. 

B.E.D. Nutritional Support with Tara

I am a certified Holistic Nutritionist and offer B.E.D. Support. I have a background in gut health and in 2010 practiced stage 1 for three years to heal systemic yeast overgrowth. My kids were 2 and 7 with digestive issues that cleared and never returned. I have made unsalted cultured food and practiced food combining for years and know how to put food on the table for a hungry family while moving through the diet myself.

Having followed many different eating regimes in the past, I am truly impressed with the profoundness of B.E.D. as it incorporates principles that worked for me in the past (Blood Type Diet, Food Combining, Anti-Candida Diet), and takes it one step further. I consider B.E.D. a master eating plan for impeccable health. ~ Nancy

I was diagnosed with Hashimotos 3 yrs ago and did not want to take medication. Instead I followed BED and eliminated sugar and gluten and followed the recipes in the book…i.e. eggs, quinoa, cultured veggies, green smoothies, soups, yck, etc. Over 8 months my tsh dropped from 9 to 2 and the doctor doing my bloodwork called when it reached 2 and said “whatever you’re doing keep doing it!” ~ Alex

B.E.D. Stage 1 Grocery List

Recipe for Unsalted Cultured Vegetables

B.E.D. Support with Tara

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