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B.E.D. Healing Diet

Can I Eat Chocolate on a Healing Diet?

As a Holistic Nutritionist for those with health issues, dietary restrictions, and/or on Body Ecology Diet (BED) …. this is a common question I get; mostly by women starting a new way of eating. Most people, women or men, don’t like the idea of quitting chocolate, no matter how big a health problem they have. I understand, I’m a chocolate lover myself ?

Here’s what I say, once you removed the ‘biggies’ (i.e. gluten, yeast, pasteurized dairy, sugar), start food combining, and apply 80/20 rule you might find your health naturally transforms in a better direction. read more

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B.E.D. Candida

Will Chocolate Feed Yeast Overgrowth?

Raw, organic cacao powder made with a gut-friendly sugar, like stevia or lakanto, will not necessarily feed Candida, also known as Candidiasis or yeast overgrowth, but can be abrasive to the digestive tract lining.

This is because chocolate contains abrasive ingredients, such as sulfur, phytic acid, caffeine, oxalates, and alkaloids; all which make chocolate an acid-forming and potentially gut-irritating food.

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