About Our Meals

About Our Meals


Food is not just calories, it is information. It talks to your DNA and tells it what to do.

Dr. Mark Hayman

Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients

WHY: The common western person’s dietary intake of omega 3 fatty acid and omega 6 fatty acid is completely out of balance.  Depending how healthy you eat you consume between 20-40 times more omega 6s than omega 3s. So even if you think you are eating healthy in the western diet you consume 20 times more 6s than 3s. The 3s turn off inflammation in the body. The 6s turn on inflammation in the body. Both abilities are crucial to our survival, however balance is the key!

There are lots of ways to reduce inflammation in the body (e.g. food, reduction of stress, meditation, sleep, exercise, mindfulness, healthy living environment, happy people around you,…). A lot of these things require from you to plan them into your already busy schedule. And we all eat! One way to reduce inflammation is to increase the amount of anti-inflammatory meals that you eat. No adjustment of schedule required.

 

Omega 3 rich

WHY: The common western person’s dietary intake of omega 3 fatty acid and omega 6 fatty acid is completely out of balance.  Depending how healthy you eat you consume between 20-40 times more omega 6s than omega 3s. So even if you think you are eating healthy in the western diet you consume 20 times more 3s than 6s. The 3s turn off inflammation in the body. The 6s turn on inflammation in the body. Both abilities are crucial to our survival, however balance is the key!

 

 

Grain free

WHY: Grains are loaded with omega 6 fatty acids and lectins, both contributing greatly to inflammation in the body.


 

Organic

WHY: less pesticides use in the world means less stress on our bodies and environment. Stress is a major cause for inflammation.

 

 

Always Paleo

WHY: Following Paleolithic dietary guidelines ensures that you avoid most of the major inflammatory ingredients (grains, dairy, legumes, sugars, inflammatory oils (corn, soy, safflower, sunflower, grapeseed, canola)). Be careful: dried fruit, nuts and roots and tubers are paleo but inflammatory if consumed in more than very modest quantities.

 

Low glycemic index meals

WHY: High glycemic foods spike the blood sugar which causes inflammation in the body.

 

 

Low lectins

WHY: Many of the foods people consume often contain high amounts of lectins. The nightshade family (which includes tomatoes, potaotes (not sweet potatoes), eggplant and peppers) is one of the foods high in lectins. High amounts of lectins destroy our gut lining and with that contribute greatly to many health problems.