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Pomegranate Jello Recipe

013The perfect treat for a hot summer morning and a sneaky way to get gelatin into you (+ kids). I created this jello while on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D) to heal a chronic case of yeast overgrowth. My kids did this gut healing protocol too, so I had to get creative in the food department 🙂

The B.E.D. protocol avoids all fruit because most fruit contains too much natural sugars, which feeds yeast, bacterial, and viral overgrowth. The only exceptions to this rule are the acidic fruits like lemons, limes, acai, sour green apples, black currants, cranberries, and pomegranates …. hence this recipe.

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Flax-Onion Crackers: C-R-U-N-C-H-Y Recipe

These crackers are rich in flax seeds which are full of fiber and omega-3’s. They’re also crispy, easy to digest, and can relieve constipation; one of Nature’s digestive cleansers.

Onions are a main ingredient because they have antibacterial properties that stimulate gastric juices to get things moving. Sound yummy?? They are …. and they can make your belly happy too 🙂

I created this recipe while practicing stage

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Creamy Carrot Butter: Recipe (dairy-free)

This is a delicious spread for waffles, pancakes, or crackers. I created this recipe during my early days on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) while healing a systemic yeast infection with digestion that was way off track. One of the principles of this gut healing protocol is to practice food combining; which I did (and continue to do) to a “T”.

I had two young boys at the time who both loved waffles and pancakes, and I was stumped as to what to top them with that would be a good food combination and taste good. Enter creamy carrot butter; simple ‘n delicious all at once.

Take things a step further and add a chunk of cultured butter, a dollop of pesto, and sprinkle the whole thing with hemp seeds … YUM.

Creamy Carrot Butter

Serves 4

Ingredients

5 cups carrots, cut in 1″ chunks

1 cup water

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The Problem with Not Soaking (Grains, Beans, Etc.)

Every grain, bean, nut, and seed contains enzyme inhibitors and toxins (i.e. phytates, tannins, goitrogens); none of which are good to eat. Though, I do agree they do taste good nonetheless!!

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Soaking Whole Grains: A Traditional Recipe

Soaking Whole Grains: A Traditional Recipe

Written by Tara Carpenter, NC.

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Whole grains have been a principal food for thousands of years and are close to being a nutritionally complete food as they are rich in amino acids, carbohydrates, fiber, minerals, vitamins, and fat.

This ancient food strengthens the body with a warm, slow burning kind of energy and grain tastes pretty good too! We top ours with cultured butter, pesto, and sprinkling of hemp seeds. 

Unfortunately, grains also contain enzyme inhibitors and toxins – such as phytates, tannins, and goitrogens – that can harm the body, especially the lining of the digestive tract; extending from mouth to the anus.

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