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My Red Yoga Mat

My Red Yoga Mat

Tara Carpenter, NC., CPES.

Originally published on July 15, 2015

My red yoga mat is like a loved teddy bear that has been with me through thick ‘n thin since my 20’s when I taught myself how to do each yoga posture with a little book written by Richard Hittleman.

This was before my children were born and my career had taken off; when the days were seamless, and I went where the wind blew …. one of those places was Esalen in Big Sur; where my love for yoga deepened into the easy practice I continue to this day.

colonic The Body Ecology Diet

How I Do Home Colonics

How I Do Home Colonics

Tara Carpenter, NC.

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

My first colonics were done in tiny, dorm bathrooms with college friends while experimenting with “water, wheatgrass, and brown rice fasting”. I did not do another until I was 30 years old and diagnosed with a stubborn case of systemic yeast overgrowth that brought on chronic bloating, acne, and fatigue. When a friend lent me Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.), by Donna Gates,

I knew this way of eating was the answer to my prayer …. inside this book was a chapter on colon cleansing and how doing colonics can bring balance to yeast, bacterial, or viral overgrowth. I learned that if I adhered to the healing foods promoted on B.E.D. then after a short period of time the body will begin to naturally go into a cleansing mode and release pathogens (i.e., viruses, bacteria, yeast) into the intestines. 

Colonics help keep things moving along.

The Body Ecology Diet

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.

Recipe The Body Ecology Diet

Woman’s Best Friend: Green Vegetable Smoothie

As a woman, I must share this easy-to-make, delicious, vibrant smoothie 🙂 I first heard about green vegetable smoothies when I was on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) to heal a stubborn case of systemic yeast overgrowth.

B.E.D. Yeast infection

Using B.E.D. for Vaginal Yeast Infections

If you get vaginal yeast infections more then you want one then I highly recommend The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). I could go on and on about this way of eating as I personally adhered to stage 1 for 3 years back in 2010 after being diagnosed with a systemic yeast infection (included tons of itching and discomfort down below).

Hands down, I think B.E.D. is one of the best yeast killing, yeast balancing protocols out there.

Candida The Body Ecology Diet

Inner Ecosystem: A Living World Inside You

inner-ecosystemJust like earth, the human body has an inner ecosystem that is located inside of the digestive tract. This living world teems with a variety of micro-flora that work day and night to keep the body healthy and in homeostasis.

The inner ecosystem stretches from mouth to rectum and is approximately 30 feet long. Neatly packed in there are millions of micro-flora organisms, both good (probiotics) and bad (pathogens) that intermingle; living in a delicate balance of harmony with one another.

Birth Placenta Encapsulation

Benefits of A Short-Term Lotus Birth

A short-term lotus birth is when new parents decide ahead of time that they want to leave the umbilical cord attached to their baby and the placenta for a period of time after birth to allow the baby to receive plenty of benefits (see below) from remaining attached in this way.

Don’t mistaken a short lotus birth for a full-term lotus birth; a full lotus birth (aka umbilical non-severance) is when the umbilical cord is allowed to naturally fall off …. a short-term lotus birth is when the cord is severed 4-48 hours after birth (3-10 days).

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