Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Body Ecology Diet-BED

Vicky Kobliner, a nutritionist in Connecticut, recommended I look into the Body Ecology Diet to heal my daughter's severe malabsorption. While the gluten free diet stopped the damage and allowed her to get better from many of her problems, it didn't heal her. The Body Ecology Diet uses food combining, fermented foods,the healthiest grains and a ton of vegetables to create a high nutrient diet which allows the body to heal.

The gluten free, dairy free, soy free life is restrictive enough for our family so I am not putting everyone on an even more restrictive diet--even though it would probably be the fastest way to get everyone better. But, I am trying to use some of the recipes in the cookbook. Friends who are using dietary intervention with their kids and themselves have asked me about how it is going on BED. What I have noticed since I have bought the book is that my shopping basket is FULL of vegetables--broccoli, fennel, carrots, onions, squash, potatoes, and garlic . I have a super nutritious vegetable soup every breakfast and I feel great. My 3 year old even had some soup for breakfast the other day. (Okay, I bribed him and said he could play with my tools if he had some soup--I am a big believer in whatever it takes.)

Squash and Ginger Soup


Anonymous said...

Hi -- it truly is an amazing diet -- are you introducing the cultured veggies? The fermented food source is the best way to reintroduce good microflora into the gut to repopulate. Once the cleansing begins, it's so crucial to add back in friendly-bacteria that is often killed by antibiotics or maybe overgrown by yeast (fungus). The diet has had a huge impact on my life -- but going sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free is not enough when when you're struggling with a health issue (namely virus, fungus or bacteria) -- one must introduce the probiotics via food!! Good luck.

Print this post
Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

I'm going to have to check out the BED diet now, too. Maybe I can at least integrate some elements of it into my gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, egg-free life. :)

Print this post