My good friend, Keyth (liverawkstar on youtube), is super obsessed with the Body Ecology Diet. He insisted I buy the book. I just received my copy through Paperbackswap.com. I haven't read it yet. I got the 5th edition, but you can get the 9th edition on Amazon.
Based on what he told me about it, the diet is pretty much opposite 811. It seems it is very high in fermentation, like coconut keifer and kim chi, and it even allows for cooked foods.
Without having actually read the book, I think I can see the benefit of raw veggie ferments, but whenever I eat any kind of cooked food, even just steamed veggies or brown rice, I feel unwell. Perhaps it's psychological.
I do like the premise that the body is like a microhabitat for billions of little organisms (helpful and harmful), and that we have a responsibility to maintain homeostasis by thinking of our bodies not just as a hunk of flesh and organs, but more as a planet of inhabitants.
I am just guessing that that's the premiss.
I was very reluctant to read 80/10/10 and I finally gave in and I'm glad I did because I seem to do much better on primarily fruits and greens in general. I don't want to be closed-minded though, so I plan to give the BED a fair read. I don't know if I will be adopting any of the principles yet.
Has anyone read the book? What are your thoughts?
By the way, if you haven't signed up, try paperbackswap.com. I rarely pay for books anymore. Some times I have to wait for the books I want to be listed (as was the case with Body Ecology Diet), but I just put it on my wish list and it was sent as soon as it became available. My account there is "thrivesurvive".