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Ben’s Breakfast on The Body Ecology Diet

Ben’s Breakfast on The Body Ecology Diet

Tara Carpenter, NC.

Holistic nutrition for healing digestion and yeast/bacterial/viral overgrowth-related health conditions with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.).

Originally published on January 29, 2013

Ben's Breakfast!

My son woke Saturday morning and asked if he could prepare breakfast; with the weekend here and our typical daily grind come to a halt, I happily accepted his offer from the comfort of my warm bed 🙂

When I first started on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) in 2010 to heal a stubborn case of yeast overgrowth I was pleased to find both my boys, ages 3 and 8, following along in suit. As a Holisitic Nutritionist, my kids have always been immersed in the world of natural healing using food as our medicine when possible. They watch and help me to culture butter, do a colonic, crack open Thai baby coconuts for yck, and various other kitchen (and bathroom!) tasks. 

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This particular Saturday, I busied myself with chopping vegetables for a supper casserole, while quietly watching my older son, Ben, as he moved about the kitchen with grace and ease; speaking out loud, yet to himself, as he pulled out an assortment of dishes and food from the refrigerator.

Other then asking for my help turning on gas burners, he did everything himself. He decided on the menu, cleaned all the pots he needed, and cut a head of cabbage with my Japanese cleaver. At one point I asked

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Lunchbox List for The Body Ecology Diet

Lunchbox List for The Body Ecology Diet

Tara Carpenter, NC.

Holistic nutrition for healing yeast, bacterial, and viral overgrowth-related health conditions with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.).

Originally published on January 24, 2019

My son off to school!

If you have a child on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) or a ‘gluten-sugar-yeast free’ diet, then you know the effort needed to pack a well-balanced lunchbox. As a mom myself, I will share here some of my family’s lunch ideas to hopefully make your life and mornings easier.

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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 15 and has no cavities. My oldest is 21 and had a tiny one when he was 6. Thankfully, it was on a baby tooth and because my son had a fear of needles, we pulled the tooth instead of filling as he was going to lose that tooth naturally shortly.

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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 7 years old. Most days, I can barely see straight! Yet, I find the flow and direction of life tends to take a turn for what is best for the whole in times of overload. So, when I woke one morning to hear a quiet voice inside me say “take the kids camping by the ocean”, I said yes.

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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 reins of her life to experience a bounty of depth and wellness. I am touched by her kindness. 

Hannah ….

I discovered The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) at a time in life when I was stuck in an unhealthy relationship that didn’t feel good and in a body that didn’t feel good. I had spent years struggling with my health and various versions of disordered eating.

I was 100 pounds overweight, my joints hurt, I was sick all the time, and I had allergic reactions to everything. I was chronically exhausted with a hopelessly weak constitution, something I feared would last the rest of my life. I was only 23 years old.

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Parsley Power: Green Smoothie Recipe

Green Smoothie Recipe: Parsley Power

Tara Carpenter, NC.

Holistic nutritional for people of all ages using The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) to heal yeast, bacterial, & viral infections.

Traditionally, parsley is used as a remedy for anemia, bad breath, menstrual pain, and more; enjoy all the benefits in one glass 🙂 I will go so far to say that within a week of drinking this green smoothie, you may be hooked! The blend works and tastes great. I was surprised myself.

You do not like them. So, you say.
Try them! Try them! And you may.
Try them and you may, I say. ~ Dr. Seuss

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Parsley is an herb rich in A + K vitamins, folate, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, antioxidants, and essential oil. Some health benefits include cancer inhibitor, liver detoxifier, anti-inflammatory, immune booster, bone builder, and gallstone dissolver (contains oxalic acid/kidney cleanser).   

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Pumpkin Seed Butter

This nutrient-dense pumpkin seed butter contains no sugar or unhealthy oils and is a safe alternative for “nut-free” kids. We love to spread on flax crackers, roasted nori sheets, green apples, waffles, and celery sticks 🙂

First, we eat and then we do everything else!

Pumpkin Seed Butter

Makes: 1 1/4 cup

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