Goals of the BEDROK Program
- To nourish the cells and tissues of the body with high quality, easily-digested foods that contain superior nutrition.
- To bring ALL infections and virus’ and parasites under control.
- To open the detoxification pathways allowing the body to continually cleanse out toxins that have accumulated since conception with foods that cleanse the body and also with elimination encouraged with colon therapy and enemas.
- To create a strong, vital inner ecosystem in the intestines that will ensure the digestion and absorption of foods so that nutrient deficiencies that accompany autism are corrected. This vibrant inner ecosystem will also ensure a healthy intestinal lining, relief from food allergies, and a strong immune system that will protect the child from further infections. Since eurotransmitters are manufactured in the intestines and match those of the brain , a healthy inner ecosystem leads to happier, more stable emotions and a sense of well being.
BEDROK Program Quick Guide
Begin by Removing All Foods Containing:
- processed foods
- processed soy
- canola oil
This is a list of the most problematic foods. Every child is UNIQUE. For example, some can’t tolerate corn products where as some can handle some raw dairy from grass fed cows.
Introduce These Foods:
- Young coconut kefir (YCK)
- Young coconut spoonmeat
- Raw Butter
- Cultured vegetables (CVs)
- Vitality SuperGreen
- Undenatured whey protein
- Animal proteins
- The Four BED grain-like seeds
- Oils and Fats
- Coconut oil, ghee, and macadamia nut oils
Seven Principles Embodied in the Body Ecology Diet:
- Expansion/Contraction – this is a principle from macrobiotics, which looks at the energetic properties of food. Certain foods are seen as contracting, such as meat, eggs and salt. Other foods are seen as expanding, such as sugar. The BED encourages primary food selection from the middle of this continuum, choosing lots of vegetables, and thereby keeping the body in balance.
- Acid/Alkaline – this is a commonly understood principle in alternative medicine/nutrition. The ideal situation is where the blood is kept slightly on the alkaline side of the normal range. This is thought to discourage the growth of systemic candida and also discourage the growth and spread of cancer. It is suggested that every meal contain 20% acid-forming foods and 80% alkaline-forming foods.
- Uniqueness – this principle acknowledges that one size does not fit all in diets. Some people do better on a slightly higher percentage of protein in their diet than others, and some people seem to do better with animal protein than others. The principles of the blood type diet can be used to help guide food choices that might be better for one person versus another, although Donna Gates does not agree with all of the newer principles introduced by the younger Dr. D’Adamo. The BED encourages each person to respect the signals that their body sends, and to avoid foods that do not build and heal your individual body, regardless of “rules”.
- Cleansing – this principle states that we must be continually cleansing to attain and maintain good health. Modern-day living is full of exposures to toxins and these toxins must be continuously removed. Regular bowel cleansing is recommended to assist with this process.
- Food Combining – The basic premise is that different macronutrients need different conditions in the stomach to be properly digested. For example, protein requires a high-acid environment. Starch, on the other hand, requires a more alkaline environment to digest properly. If you mix starch and protein in a single meal, the stomach cannot properly set the conditions to digest, so it cannot do a good job with either component. By eating fruit separately, and separating starch and protein into separate meals, you increase the efficiency of digestion and reduce unwanted fermentation. Often this is one of the first things a parent will start working on with great success. If you feel like your child is sensitive to everything and they are very toxic, you might want to work on this step before introducing fermented foods and beverages.
- 80/20 – this principle is taken from Oriental medicine, which states that you should never eat more than 80% of your stomach capacity in one meal. This leaves you with 20% of your stomach empty, giving it room to properly mix the meal with enzymes and acid.
- Step by step – this principle states that healing comes in steps which happen in their own time and their own order. When a person is really sick, they may not have the healing capacity to handle a full-blown healing crisis. So the body will go through cycles of progress followed by a rest period. Each step will get deeper into the body and pull out toxins as well as heal the affected organs.
- Be Patient – The BED is often a very different way of eating for most people – especially those who are eating a standard American-style diet full of wheat and sugar. Some people are able to make this transition quickly, but for others it may take some time, especially for children who are picky eaters.
- We strongly encourage you to purchase the Body Ecology Diet book to further your research.