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Stage 1 Grocery List for The Body Ecology Diet

Stage 1 Grocery List for The Body Ecology Diet

Tara Carpenter, NC.

Holistic nutrition for people on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.).

Updated: July 28, 2023.

This grocery list for stage 1 of Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) is a good starting point to begin a concentrated, strict phase of healing; most feel relief from chronic health symptoms within 3-6 months. Yet, everyone responds differently to life and diet changes. More importantly the pace you set is yours …. hit that bullseye!

I offer B.E.D. Support along the way …. how long you stay on stage 1 depends mostly on the severity of the health condition(s) you came into the diet with and what your goal is.

Thanks for my nutritional consult, I feel buoyed with this grocery list! ~ KM, Kentucky

I spoke with Donna Gates, founder of Body Ecology Diet, in 2011 and 2023 to put together the list below. These foods are a holistic, natural approach to addressing yeast, bacterial, and viral infections, give the immune and digestive system time to rest/repair, and for the body as a whole to renew itself to the self-healing organism it is designed to be.

Foods listed below are found at a health food store or made at home. Buy or grow organic to avoid pesticides, herbicides, synthetic hormones, and antibiotic residues known to impair healing. Everything here on this list is gluten-sugar-yeast-free, unless otherwise noted. As always, food combine πŸ™‚

Move slowly and with a smile like my rosy-cheeked boy in this photograph, taken in 2010, when we practiced stage 1 as a family.

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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 πŸ™‚ 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


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 πŸ™‚

First, we eat and then we do everything else!

Pumpkin Seed Butter

Makes: 1 1/4 cup

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Getting Men Into B.E.D (Body Ecology Diet)

I interviewed my husband, Tomas, to help other couples like ourselves better understand each other when one, or both, is healing with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). When I met Tomas in 2011, I was a year into stage 1 to clear a stubborn case of systemic yeast overgrowth.

I was nervous to be re-exposed to the yeast/bacteria I had spent the past year effectively ridding from my body. I wanted only to go forward in my health and had worked so incredibly hard to bring myself into balance.

I was a single mom working as a therapeutic chef going to graduate school to become a Holistic Nutritionist. I was busy. Working in a man’s health and diet needs was a strain I would do again in a heartbeat. Eating the body ecology way brought us into a balance that I wish the same for you and your own intimate relationship.

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How I Make Raw Liver Pills

Tara Carpenter, NC.

Raw liver pills are a no-fuss, flavorless way to eat liver and easy as taking a multi-vitamin. The hardest part is sourcing pastured beef liver and two, getting in kitchen to make them! See here how my family eats liver.

Very important to source pasture-raised liver for this recipe. Or buy from a local farmer who freezes the liver soon after slaughtering. Do NOT use conventional supermarket liver as you will be consuming these raw and conventional liver is a health risk often due to poor bacteria levels.

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Sweet Treats for The Body Ecology Diet

Sweet Treats for The Body Ecology Diet (stage 1 & 2)

Tara Carpenter, NC.

Originally published on July 6, 2019

Assorted Truffles

These treats are created for those on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D); a unique way of eating known to help the body heal by reestablishing the inner ecosystem, eliminating dysbiosis, correcting nutrient deficiencies, strengthening adrenals, and conquering systemic infections.

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Tips for Making Bubbly Jelly ?

See the bubbles?!
Check out the bubbles!

Regular jelly isn’t ‘allowed’ on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D); which recommends to avoid sugar (except lakanto, stevia, ecobloom) until your gut is in a better place. Until then it’s best to kefir jelly with probiotics to reduce the concentrated fruit sugar. Your belly might thank you πŸ™‚ Here’s my recipe for bubbly blueberry jelly 

Over the years I’ve learned a thing or two about making probiotic-rich jelly taste good and want to share my tips for getting good results every time:

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