13 Celebrities with Illnesses and How Body Ecology Could Help Them

Celebrities entertain and these days, also educate us on the illnesses they face. Find out about the illnesses that your favorite celebrities face and how Body Ecology could help them.

There’s no question that celebrities capture our attention. And since they are in the limelight, we often learn about illnesses and diseases they have struggled with. While media attention can be overwhelming, many stars have turned the spotlight into an opportunity to educate people about illness and recovery.

Our hats go off to those celebrities!

In this article, we highlight some of your favorite celebrities, the illnesses they have faced and how Body Ecology could help them.

Actress Halle Berry: Type 2 Diabetes1– Known for her roles in the movies: Monster’s Ball, X-Men and Die Another Day, the 43 year old actress learned she had Type 2 diabetes at the age of 23. When working on the set of TV show Living Dolls in 1989, Halle Berry collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. She then went into a 7-day diabetic coma after which, she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the blood sugar is abnormally and chronically elevated. Basically there is too much sugar out in the bloodstream yet not enough in the cells, causing extreme fatigue.

Body Ecology Solution for Type 2 Diabetes: The Body Ecology Way of Life is ideally suited as a roadmap back to health, wellbeing and balance. Our antifungal diet is without a doubt the perfect diet for a diabetic because diabetics have a systemic yeast infection called Candidiasis. The Body Ecology Diet is sugar-free, mineral-rich and also helps conquer this dangerous blood borne infection, candida.

As you follow our way of life, as tens of thousands now do, your blood sugar will naturally become balanced and you will experience many other benefits including weight loss.

To learn more, read: The Healthiest Food and Drink Choices for Type 2 Diabetes: The Body Ecology Solution.

Craig Ferguson, Mel Gibson, Richard Dreyfuss, Kurt Cobain, Jim Carey (and many more) – Depression: A long list of actors, musicians, artists and athletes have suffered from depression and related disorders, like bipolar disorder.2

Body Ecology Solution for Depression: Healing your inner ecosystem is one of the best ways to boost your mood. The Body Ecology diet is rich in important nutrients like essential fatty acids and B vitamins that help boost your mood, but more importantly, the goal is to heal your digestive tract and balance your inner ecosystem.

According to Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride, “No system in your body functions in isolation. They are all connected, so it makes logical sense that all of our systems (cardio-vascular, digestive, nervous systems) operate together and affect one another.

“Most psychiatric patients suffer from digestive problems. They have unhealthy inner ecosystems where there is an overgrowth of bad bacteria, yeast and fungus; they cannot digest food properly. This creates a large number of neurotoxins that can move from their intestines through the damaged intestinal lining into the blood stream where the toxins are carried to the brain.

“This reality makes digestive health imperative for anyone with a mental disorder. Correcting digestive health can help treat the disorder, and in some cases heal it.”

To learn more, read: Schizophrenia, Depression, and the Little-Known “Mental Health”/Dietary Link: An Interview with Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.

For some special Body Ecology dietary tips, read:  11 Powerful Tips to Boost Your Serotonin: Part II of “How Happiness Heals Your Brain”

Former President Ronald Reagan: Alzheimer’s Disease3 – In 1994, former President Ronald Reagan disclosed that he had Alzheimer’s disease, shocking the nation. Alzheimer’s slowly creeps up on mostly older people, robbing them of their memories, their ability to function day to day, and eventually their lives.

By the age of 65, 1 in 10 people have Alzheimer’s, and by age 85, nearly half of all people do.4

Body Ecology Solution for Alzheimer’s Disease – Body Ecology founder, Donna Gates, developed the Body Ecology diet to be a comprehensive approach to wellness, whether you struggle with viral and fungal infections or chronic disease like cancer and Alzheimer’s. For over 20 years, Donna Gates has researched and pulled together important information that can help us turn around the Alzheimer’s disease crisis we now face.

The Body Ecology system is about using both nutrition and lifestyle choices to empower your body to heal itself, delaying and even preventing the onset of illness and disease. This approach can be applied to anyone of any age group with any condition and it is also especially suited to the prevention of Alzheimer’s.

To learn more, read: How to Prevent Alzheimer’s: Body Ecology’s Top 8 Recommended Steps

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Probiotics: A Miracle for Good Health. Whether you face asthma or type 2 diabetes or want to prevent Alzheimer’s and other illnesses, probiotics may be your best all-natural health tool yet! Known to improve digestion, probiotics can help your body get the nutrients you need to boost your immunity. And with fringe benefits, like youthful skin and reducing cravings, it’s no wonder everyone is raving about probiotics! Your best bet for easy, convenient andeffective probiotics is Body Ecology’s probiotic liquids. Fast, convenient and full of the hardiest strains of probiotics, you can sip your way to great health. Try our tastiest and most popular probiotic liquids today: CocoBiotic and InnergyBiotic.

Former President Bill Clinton, Alice Cooper, Christopher Reeves, Sharon Stone and Elizabeth Taylor: Asthma5 – From actors to writers and musicians, asthma has affected many people.

According to the American Lung Association, approximately 20 million people suffer from asthma.

Body Ecology Solution for Asthma: Probiotics, the cornerstone of the Body Ecology diet, have been found to play a role in preventing asthma.

To learn more, read: How the Right Probiotics Can Help Prevent and Overcome Asthma

Elizabeth Hasselback: Celiac Disease7 – Former star of the hit TV show, Survivor and current co-host of TV’s The View, Elizabeth Hasselback recently revealed her decade long battle with celiac disease.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that 2 million people in the US (or 1 in 133 people) have celiac disease, possibly more due to under diagnosis.8

Celiac disease (also called celiac sprue) is an autoimmune disease that results in the body attacking its own small intestine whenever you eat products containing gluten (e.g., wheat, rye, spelt, kamut and barley).

While 31-year old Hasselback has recently written a book called The G Free Diet, that details going on a gluten free diet, we feel there is more to healing and preventing celiac disease.

Body Ecology Solution for Celiac Disease – Body Ecology is a  gluten-free, casein-free, sugar-free and processed foods-free nutritional program that can provide the missing link to celiac disease and gluten intolerance. The key is not simply about avoiding gluten, but also, healing your digestion by building a population of gluten-loving bacteria in your intestines.

To learn more, read: Gluten-Sensitive? Celiac Disease? Here’s Why You Definitely SHOULD Consider Eating these Fermented Grains

Incidentally, more and more celebrities are finding out about Body Ecology and using our system of health and healing to recover from illness. Learn how Grey’s Anatomy star, Lauren Stamile healed poor digestive health and allergies by reading: Lauren Stamile, Grey’s Anatomy Actress & Body Ecology Diet Success Story.


  1. Siegler, Bonnie. Halle Berry: My battle with diabetes. Mail Online, December 2005.
  2. Lapkin, Emily and Medically Reviewed by Scott Pearlman, M.D. Celebrities With Mental Illness. Organized Wisdom Depression Health Center. http://organizedwisdom.com/Slideshow:Celebrities_with_Mental_Illness
  3. Reagan’s Alzheimer’s disease ‘never gets any better.’ CNN.com.
  4. “Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Statistics,” AlzMass.org.
  5. Gleeson, Patrick. Celebrities fighting asthma. Irish Health.
  6. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
  7. Parker, Eloise. ‘The View’ co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck dishes on celiac disease in ‘The G Free Diet.’ Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2009/05/04/2009-05-04_the_view_cohost_elisabeth_hasselback_talks_diarrhea_.html
  8. Celiac Disease. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.
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