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Donna Gates

About Donna Gates

Donna Gates is the international bestselling author of The Body Ecology Diet, The Baby Boomer Diet: Anti-Aging Wisdom For Every Generation, and Stevia: Cooking with Nature’s Calorie-Free Sweetener. Her mission is to change the way the world eats. Over the past 25 years, Donna has become one of the most loved and respected authorities in the field of digestive health, diet, and nutrition, enjoying a worldwide reputation as an expert in candida, adrenal fatigue, autism, autoimmune diseases, weight loss and anti-aging.
Donna re-introduced fermented foods to the US and coined the phrase “inner ecosystem” to describe the network of microbes that maintain our basic physiological processes--from digestion to immunity. The Body Ecology Diet was the first of its kind--sugar-free, gluten-free, and probiotic rich—and has been adopted by doctors and health practitioners alike. Donna has certified hundreds of “Body Ecologists”, who passionately spread her teachings throughout the U.S., Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand. Donna's groundbreaking work has been instrumental in transforming the natural foods industry. Donna first introduced the natural sweetner stevia to the U.S. in 1994. Her very successful grassroots movement blossomed to tens of thousands enjoying the new sweetener and after three years it was approved as a “dietary supplement”, becoming a common item in every health food store in America. She then turned to educating society on the value of coconut oil which was demonized as a dangerous fat. Her dedication spurred new research and now coconut oil is promoted by holistic doctors and sold nationwide. Donna also focused on fermented foods and probiotic beverages and reintroduced milk Kefir to the U.S. marketplace. Her innovation continued with “young coconut water kefir”, a fermented drink touted by medical doctors for healing the digestive tract and treating acid reflux. As a key figure in the autism movement, Donna works with top doctors in the field who view her diet as instrumental in changing the theory behind and treatment of the disorder. She founded Body Ecology Diet Recovering Our Kids (BEDROK), an active online community of over 2,000 parents, many of who have seen their children in full recovery.

In Case Of Fire, “Remember And Offer”

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Sometimes, there is drama. One of the great assignments we are all given is to see our lives—the outer drama—as a reflection of a deeper reality. You know, the one churning beneath the smile that you flash at coworkers or your to-do list. Beneath the daily grind, there is your Truth and there are your… Continue Reading →

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Are You Positive Or Negative? Here’s Why You Need To Ditch The Labels

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Is your cup half empty? Or is it half full? Your perspective influences the choices that you make and your health. (Click to tweet) For example, if your cup is half empty, you may feel defeated, exhausted, and unwilling to push yourself. But if it’s half full, you might feel empowered and motivated. The only… Continue Reading →

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Facing Anxiety And Fear

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Did you know that a drug commonly used to treat anxiety made over 6.3 billion dollars last year—more than any other drug! If you deal with anxiety or struggle with fear, you are not alone. There are millions right there with you, dealing with their own personal “demons.” Fear can be so menacing, that we… Continue Reading →

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Get Out Of Neutral: Tap Into Your Inner Guru

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The ancient meaning of guru is someone who dispels shadows. These “shadows” are our ignorance. They are our suffering. They are the feeling of being stuck or incomplete. A guru lights the path and connects the dots. In my own life, I have crossed paths with many teachers, healers, and visionaries. These men and women… Continue Reading →

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Feeling Powerful, Overcoming Stress, And Losing Weight

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Could feeling powerless or thinking negative thoughts make you physically weak? I was interested to find a recent study that proves it can. A group of scientists at Cambridge University surveyed a group of volunteers and asked about their sense of personal power. Then they asked them to lift boxes of various weights and to… Continue Reading →

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Rapid Weight Loss: Dallas Buyers Club

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I find it interesting that there is always such a fascination with how famous people lose weight – whether in relation to preparing for a movie role or losing baby weight and regaining a sexy pre-baby body. Lately I’ve been asked a lot about Matthew McConaughey’s drastic weight loss to prepare for the movie Dallas… Continue Reading →

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Find Wellness In The Eye Of The Storm!

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If you look around you, you will notice that your environment is in constant motion. Look at your own body, feel your breath, and you will notice that your body is also in constant motion. And while the world may move in patterns – take the seasons in a year or the rhythm of the heart… Continue Reading →

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Give Voice To Your Emotions And Boost Healing

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The chaos. The beauty. The calm. The emotional storm. The physical heartache… The turmoil. The loss. The anger. The love —with everything you got. The sorrow. The commitment — again. This is how we dance. With partners, our children, our parents, and our friends. In business and in romance, we all must manage a cocktail… Continue Reading →

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How To Keep Your Health Program Over The Holidays

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You did it! In 2013, you lost the extra weight. Or you figured out which food was causing your joint pain and restocked your kitchen! Or your skin finally cleared up because of that “special diet” you’ve been on. As it turns out, a lot of small aches, pains, and skin disorders can be traced… Continue Reading →

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Are You Struggling With The Perfection Monster?

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Oh, the Perfection Monster! You’ve met, right? If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky. The Perfection Monster may seem orderly, pure, and beautiful. But, don’t be fooled!. You see – I’ve had many encounters with the Perfection Monster. It always happens when I am focused on a deadline. When I am too lost in the details…. Continue Reading →

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Feel Like A Kid Today!

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If you are looking for a little inspiration this weekend, why not stop by your local bookstore and beeline to the section filled with children’s books. These days, many children’s books are beautifully illustrated and contain sweet, bite-sized truths. Like these: – I am special and so are you – All things are connected –… Continue Reading →

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One Step to Make Big Change In Your Life and Your Health

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Most of us relate to the world as it relates us. We move through life like a series of chemical reactions, often feeling like a victim – almost always bouncing between extremes of joy, sadness, and anger. We realize that we are magnets. We begin to see how our thoughts, feelings, and actions attract similar thoughts,… Continue Reading →

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