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What is the Body Ecology Diet, who is Maria Hunt?

Thank you for your interest in the Body Ecology Diet (BED). First of all you should know that the BED is not so much a diet but rather a system of health and healing that will lead to increased vitality and improved well-being.

Growing Younger 12-disc CD setMaria Hunt practises alongside a medical doctor in Sydney and she regularly commutes between her two busy practises in Sydney and Armidale, NSW. Whilst using the Body Ecology principles (B.E.D.) she also works within the parameters of the Pfeiffer and DAN protocols for individuals within the Autism spectrum. She is also very experienced in dealing with many imbalances such as candida, adrenal exhaustion, thyroid and autoimmune disorders, food allergies, chronic fatigue, malabsorption and digestive disorders.

Maria uses BED and focuses on your digestive health by restoring beneficial bacteria thereby increasing nutrient absorption and eliminating toxins. Fermented foods provide you with the best source of beneficial bacteria that are vital in restoring and maintaining your inner ecology. These foods were prevalent throughout history but have disappeared from the highly processed diets of modern western society. Our steady decline in overall health and wellbeing reflects this dietary change. So it’s time to go back to basics and revitalise your body with vital foods. This unique approach to health and healing can combat an array of health issues involving inflammation, toxic overload and malabsorption; including:

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Chronic fatigue and lethargy
  • Weight issues
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Thyroid and hormone imbalances
  • Fungal infections
  • Digestive disorders such as constipation, reflux and irritable bowel syndrome

What are fermented foods?

Fermented foods have been used for centuries across various cultures. From sauerkraut in Russia to cheese in Baghdad and vegetables buried in earthen pots by Native Americans, these foods have been valued for hundreds of years. When you ferment a food, you encourage the growth of "good" microorganisms, while preventing the growth of spoilage-causing microorganisms. Fermentation often improves the biological value of your foods, so it increases the nutritional value for your digestion.

Beneficial bacteria is a natural part of the food chain, that when coupled with active enzymes, ensure the foods we eat are effectively absorbed, broken down and utilised by our body.

Our products;

Probiotic Cultures; Kefir Starterprobiotic culture kefir starter image

Kefir is an ancient cultured food rich in amino acids, enzymes, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and B vitamins. Kefir means "feel good" in Turkish, and that's just how you'll feel after drinking a glass in the morning! Easy and fun to make at home, it is superior to commercial yogurt. An absolute must after antibiotic use!
Unlike yogurt, kefir can actually colonize the intestinal tract and is simple and fun to make at home.



Powerful, fast acting, high potency, full spectrum digestive enzyme to help break down food, absorb nutrients and prevent gas and bloating.
  • One of the most complete and powerful digestive enzymes available
  • Assures digestion of proteins over the entire pH range from 2.0 to 11.0
  • Fast-acting, high potency enzyme formula


" not only non-toxic, it also has several traditional medicinal uses. The Indian tribes of South America have used it as a digestive aid and have also applied it topically for years to help wound healing. Recent clinical studies have shown it can increase glucose tolerance and decrease blood sugar levels. Of the two sweeteners (aspartame and stevia), stevia wins hands down for safety." - Dr. Whitaker.


Probiotic Liquids; Coco BioticProbiotic Liquids Coco Biotic

This premier beverage in the Body Ecology probiotic line CocoBiotic combines the best of both worlds. A naturally-fermented drink made from wild-crafted, young green coconuts... plus a savvy blend of synergistic probiotics.
Best of all, you can enjoy this fresh and delicious beverage anytime, anywhere... and without any work! Coco-Biotic is also great for travel. It's ready to go when you are.
Light and refreshing, this sensational probiotic beverage has been getting rave advance reviews from attendees at trade shows.

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