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Our Science

Going beyond a meal plan offering with a complete nutrient range,

we focus on integrating body, mind & spirit,

by starting with lifestyle & nutrigenomic optimisation practices

Uncovering the science
behind nutrition

We‘ve always geeked out on nutrition, be it ancestral preparation or latest, cutting edge, research. And we’re putting out our geekiness to your benefit!

Through superior nutrition practices, our enthusiastic 3-pronged goal is to:

* help optimize micronutrient imbalances

* facilitate body homeostasis

* enhance performance and longevity

Our approach is focused on:

* avoiding anti-nutrients, such as lectins and phytic acid

* keeping sugars to a bare minimum and focusing on low glycemic index foods that contain other key compounds, like quercetin or proanthocyanidins

* designing function-based super food stacks that act synergistically

Please help yourselves to cover your nutritional needs as you go about your day. And have dinner in a social setting after a fully nutritious day!

How we are different

We essentially aim to provide the particular nutritional environment in which each genetic make-up can thrive by:

* Stack design: based on latest science-backed knowledge and each individual’s unique genetic make-up

* Sourcing: best ingredients from farmers markets

* Food preparation: from soaking in water with vinegar in order to minimize pesticides/herbicides exposure, to ancestral methods of pre-soaking legumes & gluten-free cereals in order to minimise anti-nutrients, to blenching spinach & beets for example to minimise oxalate exposure etc

* Adhering to science-backed baseline nutrition guidelines: no vegetable oils, low GI foods, gluten-free where needed etc

* Providing a micronutrient level break-down: essential to manage one’s micronutrient imbalances, in most instances much more important than the number of grams of protein someone eats on a daily basis for example.

Here are a few things
to keep in mind

The Micro and Macro Nutrients identified in our products and recommended meal plans represent minimum approximate values as some data for some breakdowns (for example types of mono and disaccharides within the sugar category were not available upon research).

As such, if you are geekier than us and care to do the math, you may notice that raw numbers don’t perfectly add up. But the margin error is in all cases within 1 gram, so we believe our data is the most reliable on the market at this level of detail. Moreover, nutrients for most super food powders are also not available upon research (for example guarana, acai, licorice, tribulus etc), so the nutrient profile provided represents a bare minimum of what our products actually contain; this is given by the fresh ingredients used and some more commonly known super food powders, such as cocoa.

Recommended daily allowances – RDAs – are by definition approximate and are based on assumptions about the average profile of a human being. On top of gender, age and weight differences among people for which we have collected interval RDA data, various other parameters, most notably individual metabolism and various nutrients bioavailability, are instrumental in determining particular nutrient requirements for a specific person. In reality, there is a biochemical individuality that varies for each and every one of us, so a more rigorous personalised nutritional plan can only be relevantly determined on a case by case basis, based on our nutrigenetic assessments. Nevertheless, the level of detail provided and the rigour employed to assemble the information should provide an indication of what foods and nutrients each should focus on, depending on personal lifestyle choices. 

In order to simplify the information, we have provided an average RDA for each relevant nutrient, based on information from multiple reliable sources. In all cases, the RDA values provided represent required quantities for minimum health maintenance, according to latest science.

A list of sources for our nutrient data can be found below:

* NutritionData

* Frida FoodData

* NutritionValue

* super food product labels from Now Foods, in our view one of the most reliable supplement companies

A list of sources for our RDA data can be found below:

* World Health Organisation

* National Center for Biotechnology Information

* Nutrition information provided by the Wageningen University

* Healthline.com

* super food product labels from Now Foods, in our view one of the most reliable supplement companies

Some of the stuff we've
studied & read

We are continuously learning and studying to expand our knowledge. You can find below a categorised list of our knowledge base to date:

Degrees/Certifications/Courses

* MSc in Nutrigenomics and Personalized Nutrition, University of the Balearic Islands

* BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Zaragoza

* BSc in Biotechnology Engineering, Tecnologico de Monterrey

* Functional Genomics Course, NutriGenetic Research Institute, Robert Miller

* Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression, University of Melbourne, Marnie Blewitt

* Biochemical Priciples of Energy Metabolism, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seyun Kim

* Gut Check: Exploring Your Microbiome, University of Colorado Boulder & University of California San Diego, Rob Knight

* Introductory Human Physiology, Duke University, Emma Jakoi & Jennifer Carbrey

* Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality – The Great Courses, Robert Sapolsky

* Kahn Academy – Biology, Organic Chemistry

* Nutrition and Health: Macronutrients and Overnutrition, Wageningen University & Research

* Nutrition and Health: Micronutrient and Malnutrition, Wageningen University & Research

* Nutrition and Health: Human Microbiome, Wageningen University & Research

Books – Biochemistry & Biology

* Principles of Biochemistry – David L. Nelson, Michael M. Cox

* The Wisdom of Your Cells: How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology – Bruce H. Lipton

* Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality – Robert Sapolsky

* The Telomere Effect: The New Science of Living Younger – Elizabeth Blackburn, Elissa Epel

* Biochemistry for Dummies – John T. Moore, Richard H. Langley

Books – Genetics

* Dirty Genes: A Breakthrough Program to Treat the Root Cause of Illness and Optimize Your Health – Ben Lynch

* Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications – David Sadava

* The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins

* Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine: The Key to Understanding Disease, Chronic Illness, Aging, and Life Itself – Lee Know

* Genome – Matt Ridley

* Epigenetics – Richard C. Francis

* Epigenetics Explained – Frank Brown

* The Basics of Genetics – Betsey Dexter Dyer

Books – Nutrition

* Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food – Catherine Shanahan, Luke Shanahan

* The Metabolic Approach to Cancer: Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet and Non-toxic Bio-Individualized Therapies – Nasha Winters, Jess Higgings Kelley

* The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest Diets from Around the World – Why They Work and how to Make Them Work for You – Daphne Miller, Andrew Weil

* Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and Diet Dictocrats – Sally Fallon, Mary G. Enig

* The Plant Paradox – Steven R. Gundry

* Glucose Revolution: The Life-Changing Power of Balancing Your Blood Sugar, Jessie Inchauspe

Books – Functional Medicine

* The UltraMind Solution – Mark Hyman

* Unconventional Medicine – Chris Kresser

Books – Brain & Physiology

* Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers – Robert M. Sapolsky

* Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

* Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence – Anna Lembke

* The Brain that Changes Itself – Norman Doidge

* Behave – Robert M. Sapolsky

* How to Change Your Mind – Michael Pollan

* The Nature of the Beast: How Emotions Guide Us – David Anderson

* Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body – Daniel Goleman, Richard Davidson

Books – Biohacking

* Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life – Ben Greenfield

* Super Human: The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward and Maybe Even Live Forever – Dave Asprey

* Boundless: Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body & Defy Aging – Ben Greenfield

* Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art – James Nestor

* The Oxygen Advantage – Patrick McKeown

* The Longevity Solution – James DiNicolantonio, Jason Fung

* EMF*D – Joseph Mercola

* Becoming Supernatural – Joe Dispenza

* Limitless – Jim Kwik

* Regenerate: Unlocking Your Body’s Radical Resilience Through the New Biology – Sayer

* Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body – Michael Matthews