Donna’s Favorites: Other Products and Resources Recommended by Body Ecology
Body Ecology carries many unique, essential, and top-quality health products that are hard to find elsewhere. But the Body Ecology system of health and healing also recommends a broad range of health and wellness products not available through our store but offered through our trusted partners — including these top-recommended products grouped by category below.
Emotional Health & Wellbeing
The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), founded by Dr. Gary Craig, is a highly recommended way to clear negative energy and get relief from pain, addictions, diseases, and emotional issues. EFT is an easy, common-sense approach based on Eastern medicine and Albert Einstein's assertion that everything, including our bodies, is composed of energy.
Matrix Reimprinting, a technique created by Karl Dawson, relies on using EFT to resolve past traumas. For specific issues like grief, phobias, and pain management, as well as general anxieties, self-esteem, and parenting support, Matrix Reimprinting utilizes meridian tapping energy therapy to address a number of physical and emotional issues. EFT Master Dawson also recommends Matrix Reimprinting for the purpose of manifesting goals and dreams.
The LifeLine Technique, created by Dr. Darren Weissman, D.C., who founded The LifeLine Center, hinges on the philosophy that symptoms, stress, and disease are all ways in which our bodies are speaking to us to "wake" us up as part of a greater transformation. Processing painful emotions — as well as fear, stress, and disease — then becomes an opportunity to grow and change. This natural healing method is considered a philosophy, science, and quantum technology that connects the conscious and subconscious mind. The LifeLine Technique incorporates Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, chiropractic philosophy, applied kinesiology, homeopathy, color therapy, sound therapy, and more.
Cleansing, Healing, & Personal Care
Biomats - Far Infrared Technology
The BioMat delivers the highest vibrational resonance deep into all tissues of the human body. The combination of far infrared light, negative ions, and amethyst quartz opens the channels for intelligent cellular communication, leading to DNA repair and total body wellness.
Clearlight - NO EMF Infrared Sauna
This doctor-designed sauna, intended to promote healing in the body, offers a unique alternative to the traditional practice of heat therapy. The Clearlight Sauna utilizes ultra-safe carbon ceramic heaters, guaranteeing absolutely no EMF exposure. The sauna is made from 100 percent Eco-Cedar with three Forest Stewardship certifications. For comfort and relaxation, you'll find a reversible ergonomic/flat bench in all cedar saunas. Each Clearlight Sauna also comes with a 100 percent Lifetime Warranty. Using the Clearlight Sauna regularly may provide benefits to detox heavy metals and toxic chemicals, reduce muscular pain and inflammation, lower blood pressure and improve heart health, and potentially support skin rejuvenation and weight loss.
The HARApad® laptop radiation and heat shield is just like it sounds. Protecting and promoting health for eight years, the HARApad® was designed to improve our safety while using modern mobile technology. The HARApad® is an EMF protection device, available in different sizes and supported by medical research on EMF radiation. Using upgraded military-grade shielding materials, similar to a lead vest used during an x-ray, the HARApad® physically shields your body from EMF radiation emitted by an electronic device, like a cell phone, iPad, tablet, or laptop.
Home Cleansing Unit
The Colenz Home Cleansing unit is a convenient and inexpensive way of cleansing the colon. This procedure is very safe and will keep the colon free and clean of debris, layers of mucous buildup, bacteria, and parasites that all create disease.
LEVELsleep TriSupport™ Mattress
A mattress that fights pain while you sleep? The LEVELsleep TriSupport™ Mattress was designed for just this purpose — to align and provide targeted lumbar support, using a lumbar zone alongside two softer zones, to support your side or back throughout the night. This patented technology allows you to sleep with firm lumbar support and softer shoulder and hip zones to keep your body aligned and supported in a comfortable position. Ideal for side and back sleepers, and most people with chronic back pain, the TriSupport™ Mattress offers a risk-free trial for 110 nights.
The NanoVi™ Biophysical Repair Device
The NanoVi™, a self-healing device Donna Gates personally uses at home, encourages healing via a repair process called "biophysical repair.” The NanoVi™ delivers a specific biophysical trigger that is known to activate repair, with no chemicals involved. These triggers are produced in the body to initiate protein activities that repair damaged proteins, the DNA, and other cell components. Unlike the introduction of chemicals, with the use of NanoVi™, there is no possibility of doing damage or overdosing. This is because the cellular mechanisms NanoVi™ initiates have no potential for harm, only repair is possible.
The NanoVi™ is available for healthcare practitioners or for home use; it can also be found in some functional medicine and naturopathic practices, medspas, gyms, and physical therapists' offices. NanoVi™ therapy has been used to help those who are ill and aging, with potential benefits to promote healing, strengthen skin, and even deepen sleep.
Swannies Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Considered "The Best Blue Light Blocking Glasses,” Swannies may help to improve focus, increase energy levels, and even burn fat — all by promoting better sleep. Sleep deprivation has been linked to obesity and poor overall health and may be triggered by excess artificial light in the evening. Wearing FDA-registered Blue Light Blocking Glasses for at least an hour before bed while using electronic devices, like phones, computers, e-readers, and tablets, can help to prevent common disruptions in our cycle of sleep. Swannies may also provide relief for headaches, fatigue, blurred vision, and sore eyes caused by digital eyestrain.
Exercise & Fitness
Exercising on a mini-trampoline (rebounder) is particularly stimulating to the immune system. It is an ideal form of exercise for all blood types because it requires so little energy but quickly rebuilds immunity. It stimulates the T-cells, which help the body fight foreign invaders. You don't have to do a full aerobic workout on a mini-trampoline. Five minutes once or twice a day will suffice, and it's alright to do low-impact activity. If you are not able to jump up fully, even raising your heels and keeping your toes on the surface will help. Exercise adds oxygen, a vital partner, to your system. Oxygen helps kill unfriendly bacteria and stimulates you physically and mentally. A gentle bounce on your mini-tramp, even when you feel weak, is very valuable. There is a big difference in the quality of mini-tramps or rebounders available.
The newest generation of rebounders have elastic bungee bands instead of springs, providing a smoother, more efficient session. Rebounding is a great way to tone your muscles. You'll want the highest quality rebounder you can afford. We highly recommend the Bellicon ® Rebounder and suggest that you purchase yours online from Sylvia at www.QiBounding.com. On this site, you can take Sylvia's rebounder quiz, read up on the latest scientific research, and download excellent (and free) training videos. Owning a top-quality bungee rebounder is like owning a mini gym for the whole family. Used properly, you can literally train each muscle in your body in a safe and joyful way. If you have a busy schedule, you can receive an amazingly efficient workout in a fraction of the time you would need to exercise in a gym. Three minutes of intense rebounding is equivalent to ten minutes of jogging.
You've probably heard that sitting is the new smoking, and because of this new wave of research, standing desks are becoming more popular than ever. STAND DESK is a high-quality, adjustable-height standing desk that can be used at home or in the workplace. Built for style and with an ergonomic design, each STAND DESK is fully customizable based on three factors — frame color, frame model, and top option, which can vary by size, color, and material.
Foods, Supplements & Herbs
Kefir is an ancient cultured food, rich in amino acids, enzymes, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and B vitamins. 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.
Ujido Matcha Tea
Sourced and picked from the highest quality tea leaves in Uji, Japan, this 100% pure Matcha tea is packed with antioxidants and has no additives or added Sencha tea. Studies show that green tea helps restore your body’s well being and balance, helping with natural energy and metabolism.
Sugar Buster Kit
Our Sugar Buster Kit is designed to meet you where you’re at, whether you’re hoping to cut back on your sugar consumption, give up refined sugar altogether or even indulge for a special occasion, like the holidays. If you’ve ever baked with a poor-quality sugar substitute before (that might be loaded with harmful chemicals), then you know how hard it can be to replicate that sugary sweetness. In addition to being natural, calorie-free, and diabetic-friendly, Golden Lakanto stands out as a sugar substitute simply because of its taste. After years of using Golden Lakanto to naturally sweeten baked goods and desserts, we firmly believe that it’s the closest natural sweetener to sugar that you’ll find anywhere, when it comes to taste and versatility.So, you slipped up and went a little crazy on the refined sugar and sugary treats over the holidays — you’re only human, after all. Drinking a daily probiotic filled with beneficial microorganisms, like CocoBiotic, can eat up most of the bad stuff after a sugar binge. While refined sugar may feed pathogenic bacteria and yeast known to cause a cascade of health problems in the body, good bacteria can crowd out the bad bacteria to keep the gut (and your health) in balance.
And for those who want the ultimate protection for when they’re going to indulge, our Holiday Survival Kit, contains contains a combination of digestive aids to keep the gut happy. Think of it as a quick fix for occasionally overeating during the holidays!
Konjaku, Shirataki, Konjac, Konnyaku, Devil's Tongue — these are all names for the answer to your pasta craving prayers: gluten-free, calorie-free, low-carb, high-fiber noodles that can be used in a wide variety of recipes. Unlike noodles made from grain-based flours, konjaku noodles are made from yam flour of the konnyaku imo tuber. And they do more than satisfy cravings, they also are outstanding to help you achieve your health and weight loss goals. The Japanese consume konjaku nearly every day and know that these noodles provide plenty of dietary fiber, without having to eat oats, grains, and pastas. (For more information, read: Konjaku: The No-Cal, No-Carb, Fiber-Rich, Gluten-Free, Prebiotic-Perfect Food Secret)
Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free Bread
Everyone loves bread, but wheat and commercially-produced breads are bad for your health. That's why Grindstone Bakery's Gluten-Free Quinoa & Millet Bread comes with our top recommendation for taste, quality, and healthiness. Or read our article here.
Ashwagandha offers powerful nutritional support to energize and rejuvenate by helping minimize the negative effects of stress, supporting a healthy immune system, and helping build sexual and reproductive balance. We recommend this organically grown Ashwagandha Root (also known as "Indian Ginseng") in a pure, energizing formula.
Tulsi (Holy Basil) is one of the most cherished healing herbs of India and has been used for centuries to support strength and stamina, promote immunity and stress resilience, and enhance calm and clarity. We recommend this unique formula, made with 100 percent organically grown Tulsi leaves and blossoms, to bring you this extraordinary herb in its purest form.
Shatavri offers gentle support to help tone and strengthen the body, aiding in soothing, restorative relief from PMS, menstrual, and menopausal imbalances in women.
Available in many health food stores, Rejuvenative Foods has several different types of cultured vegetables, salsas, Kimchi, and nut and seed butters. Direct order is also available.
Wildbrine aims to use the ancient practice of brining and fermentation to create modern-day cultured foods that are delicious too. This fermentation process preserves the nutritional values of raw foods, creating Wildbrine products that are raw, non-GMO certified, vegan, gluten-free, highly probiotic, and all-natural. Wildbrine products can be found at health food stores throughout the U.S. — now offering kraut and beet ferments made with kale, Brussels sprouts, and more.
Kitchen Appliances & Tools
We cannot say enough about the Instant Pot except that everyone should have one in their kitchen! This multi-use kitchen gadget is very different from a regular slow cooker in that it cooks MUCH FASTER. It’s basically a pressure cooker that can handle a multitude of cooking needs including steaming, sautéing and making homemade kefir and soups. Most nutrients don’t get compromised either. One would think the opposite, however, the pressure enables the shortened cooking time, not the heat. So it can be said to be one of the healthier ways to cook! There are even some Instant Pot accessories that you can buy separately that may make various ways of cooking even easier.
Le Creuset cookware is very highly recommended for cooking all types of foods. With virtually every other type of cookware, you have to be concerned with the food reacting with the surface, resulting in an unhealthy situation for you. But with Le Creuset, you never have to worry about food reacting to its porcelain enamel surface. These cast iron and enamel pots heat evenly, last forever, and look attractive in your kitchen.
These colorful pots and pans can help to promote a lifestyle that is both healthy and delicious. Neoflam cast aluminum cookware is made with an all-natural and mineral-derived nonstick coating called Ecolon — making it completely environmentally-friendly. Besides the health factor that can help you to minimize your exposure to PTFE, Neoflam pots and pans are functionally built. The casting aluminum cookware has a lightweight body with superior heating capabilities so that you can prepare quick, healthy, well-made meals at home.
Food dehydrators allow you to make a variety of versatile snacks, and the Body Ecology top-recommendation is the Excalibur food dehydrator because it dries evenly, cleans up quickly, and is incredibly easy to use.
- 9-tray Excalibur is the model of choice for people who want to make larger quantities of food.
- 4-tray Excalibur is great for apartments or small spaces because it is much more compact.
Food processors are the workhorses of the kitchen and can perform all kinds of functions, including cutting and chopping vegetables to make cultured vegetables.
- The Cuisinart Classic 7-cup processor and the Cuisinart stainless steel 14-cup model are excellent and economical choices.
- For the at-home cook who loves professional quality appliances — or if you run a professional or semi-professional food preparation service — the Robot Coupe is Body Ecology's top recommendation (though it is considerably more expensive than the Cuisinarts above).
For mixers, nothing comes close to the Vitamix. It gets the highest recommendation possible from Body Ecology.
Utensils & Other
- Ball Jars (Body Ecology prefers the quart-sized wide mouth) are indispensable for cultured vegetables and kefir.
- Fine wire mesh strainers are a must for rinsing grains, nuts, and seeds after soaking. This extra-sturdy and ergonomically-designed fine wire mesh strainer is a top recommendation.
- A stainless steel wide-mouth funnel is essential for putting cultured veggies into jars.
The AquaTru™ water filter is thought to be part of the "water revolution,” providing bottled-quality water straight from your tap. Compared to other storebought water filters, the AquaTru™ is the first and only countertop reverse osmosis water purifying system to provide bottled-quality water from the tap — without any plumbing or installation required. It's the exclusive, patent-pending TruPure technology that sets AquaTru™ apart: TruPure filters water with the same reverse osmosis technology used by all major bottled water brands, in miniature, countertop form.
Useful Health Resources
I-ACT International Association of Colon Hydrotherapists
The International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT) heightens the awareness of the colon hydrotherapy profession, ensures continuing and progressive education in the field of colon hydrotherapy, and implements professionalism beyond reproach. Use this site to locate a certified Colon Hydrotherapist in your area.
Find out the latest updates on real milk and where to locate a source near you.
The goal of optimum health, a balance of nutrition and lifestyle, can go a long way to preventing illness. This goal begins with our everyday decisions, such as what kind of salt we use. Jacques Delangre founded the Grain and Salt Society and the Celtic Sea Salt® Brand — now exclusively distributed by Selina Naturally®. They’re also giving our customers 20% off (Code: BED20) on their 5-star rated Celtic Sea Salt bundle that contains many of their top sellers to include in a healthy kitchen - makes a great gift too!
The Environmental Illness Resource
The Environmental Illness Resource is an information resource and interactive community site for people suffering from a range of chronic illnesses, which are poorly understood and for which there is currently very limited healthcare available.
Vaccinations shouldn't hurt a child, but sometimes, they do. Before your child takes the risk, find out what it is: The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC). All states allow a medical exemption, and some states allow philosophical and/or religious exemptions. Here you can find the current laws for your state. Also, see P.R.O.V.E. - Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education.
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