The body ecology diet focuses on cleansing the body of excess yeast and restoring immunity. The basic premise involves each meal and snack being comprised of one third meat and/or approved grain and two thirds land or sea vegetables. Raw and sprouted nuts and seeds are encouraged. The beginning stages of the diet are geared toward those who have candidiasis, so it is recommended to avoid more than two servings of fruit a day and to steer towards whole fruits that have a low glycemic index and high fiber, such as acai, strawberries, and kiwi. Here is a sample menu for the beginning stages of the body ecology diet.
Breakfast is a good time for a fully vegetarian and alkaline meal. Saute some yellow squash in a small amount of ghee and water. You can add onions and garlic if you’re stomach can handle it. Let the squash cool slightly and put it in a food processor with some more water, some sea salt, and about a tablespoon of raw miso. Blend to the desired consistency. Garnish with a slice of avocado and some shredded raw and sprouted almonds. You can also add some shredded carrots.
If you don’t have severe candidiasis and are including fruit in your diet, this is a good time to have one of your two servings. Cut up a half cup of organic strawberries. Use a mortar and pestle to mash two tablespoons of raw and sprouted pumpkin seeds. Dip the strawberries into the pumpkin seed and enjoy.
Lunch is a great time for a large salad with grilled chicken. First choose your plate so that you know how much two thirds is compared to one third. The chicken will take up the whole one third of your plate. Take that amount of a chicken breast and coat with lemon juice and a half teaspoon of ghee. Cover in tin foil and bake in the oven. Meanwhile, cut up your favorite lettuce, cucumbers with the skin, carrots, and any other vegetables you like. Try to avoid night shade vegetables such as eggplant or peppers and mushrooms because they can be difficult for your digestion. For your dressing, use some raw, unrefined oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and fresh rosemary.
Another fruit that can work as part of the body ecology diet is acai. Get some unsweetened acai smoothie packets and mix half a packet with a half cup of plain goat yogurt. Add 3-4 drops of stevia to sweeten the acai.
Dinner is a great time for a hot meal that is easy on the digestion. Put a quarter cup of quinoa on the stove. You now have to prepare two thirds more than that of vegetables. You can stir fry the vegetables in water with onions and garlic. Broccoli and water chestnuts go really well with quinoa. If you’re craving more protein, mix some of your raw almonds in with the quinoa as long as the total amount of the quinoa and nuts equals one third of your meal.