We use wholegrain and organic ingredients from the very best sources to ensure that you receive the highest possible quality food. Our meals preserve the delicate balance needed to nourish your cells and immune system. They are prepared with optimal bio-availability in mind and are acid/alkaline balanced, anti-inflammatory and rich in micro-nutrients and phyto-nutrients. We take food sensitivities into consideration as well as the importance of repairing and rebuilding the digestive and intestinal flora.
Our food is tasty. Too.
We can eat all the right foods but if our body does not break the food down effectively and absorb the nutrients we do not benefit from them and we do not feel full. There are two main ways of making food bio-available for our bodies. The first and most important is up to you; it’s chewing the food very well and sitting down whilst eating without external distractions. So turn off your phone and TV and tune into the exquisite food in front of you, taste, chew and saver each bite. The second is up to us; there are many ways of preparing and balancing food that optimises bio-availability, we have all of this in mind when creating our menus and meals.
Enzymes, especially food enzymes, are greatly affected by the pH balance levels in the human blood and body tissue. Their enzymatic functions, or lack thereof, will determine the state of health or disease that your blood and body tissue will or can possess. The body neutralizes over acidity by using mineral reserves of calcium and magnesium from the bones; also using B vitamins that are needed for calcium absorption; and acidity in the blood weakens the ability of neurons to transmit effectively.
Age-related diseases have a common root: Chronic low-level inflammation. Chronic inflammation encourages vulnerability to allergies, auto-immune disease, and long-term risk of age-related disease. Certain foods, like lower glycaemic foods or foods high in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, can decrease inflammation or protect tissues from inflammatory damage.
When there is chronic Inflammation it affects every cell in your body.
Commons symptoms of chronic inflammation: pain in muscles (Fibromyalgia) and joints (Arthritis), brain fog, fatigue, feeling puffy, inability to lose weight even when on a diet.
Micro-nutrients are nutrients required throughout life on a consistent basis but in small quantities to orchestrate a range of physiological functions in the body. They include dietary trace minerals in small amounts such as iron, cobalt, chromium, copper, iodine, manganese, zinc and molybdenum.
Micronutrients also include all vitamins.
Phyto-nutrients are found naturally in plants (phyto means “plant” in Greek). Some are responsible for colour and other properties of plant foods, such as the deep purple of blueberries and the smell of garlic. Some of the well-known ones are carotenoids, flavonoids, Salicin and selenium. There may be as many as 4,000 different phyto-nutrients. Many famous medical personalities such as Maimonides and Hippocrates studies the effects of these phyto-nutrients and used many of them to make medicines.
Food intolerance is much more common than food allergy. The onset of symptoms is usually slower and may be delayed by many hours after eating the offending food. The symptoms may also last for several hours, even into the next day and sometimes longer. Intolerance to several foods or a group of foods is not uncommon, and it can be much more difficult to decide whether food intolerance is the cause of chronic illness, and which foods or substances may be responsible.
With food intolerance, some people can tolerate a reasonable amount of the food, but if they eat too much (or too often) they get symptoms because their body cannot tolerate unlimited amounts.
The symptoms caused by food intolerance are varied. They can include general symptoms such as fatigue, joint pains, dark circles under the eyes, night sweats, gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea and vomiting, bloating, irritable bowel, skin symptoms such as rashes, eczema, and other chronic conditions.
We have over 500 different types of micro bacteria that inhabit our digestive system; these bacteria help us to digest our food and making it available as energy to our bodies. Some bacteria we need more of than others. Different foods feed and breed different bacteria, so depending on the type of foods we eat is what our gut flora will look like. One of these micro bacteria is commonly known as candida, or yeast, this bacteria we need only a little of, a very common cause for many chronic health issues is candida over growth in the body, it feeds off of sugar, processed foods, rancid oils and white flour.
Common symptoms of candida overgrowth:
If in the gut only – Crohnʼs, Colitis, IBS.
If systemic- Depression, Moodiness, Cravings for Sugar, Eating Disorders, overly focused, even OCD, ADHD, Memory Problems, Spaciness. Dopamine deficiency, migraine’s
If in specific body cavities – Vaginal infection. Asthma, Sinusitis and Chronic Ear Infections
It can have an effect on hormones – Infertility, PMS, Urinary Tract Infections,
Endometriosis, Thrush on Nipples, Hypothyroid
Autoimmune diseases – Autism, Rheumatoid Arthritis , MS, Lupus, Myasthenia gravis, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Gluten Intolerance
Like we said… it’s tasty.
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