Donna Gates

Donna 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.

She regularly contributes to The Huffington Post and The Daily Love, lectures at the Longevity Now Conference, the I Can Do It! Conference, and the Women’s Wellness Conference, and hosts a show on Hay House Radio. Donna reintroduced fermented foods to the United States and coined the phrase “inner ecosystem” to describe the network of microbes that maintain our basic physiological processes—from digestion to immunity.

Body Ecology is a revolutionary system of healing in response to the major deficiencies in medicine and the commonplace approach to treating symptoms while ignoring root causes. 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’s groundbreaking work has been instrumental in transforming the natural foods industry. Donna first introduced the natural sweetener stevia to the United States in 1994, three years before it was approved as a dietary supplement. She then turned to educating society on the value of coconut oil, which was then demonized as a dangerous fat.

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 whom have seen their children in full recovery.