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The modern diet, which has shifted over decades towards consumption of processed foods, refined sugar, and salt, is contributing to the rise of chronic diseases such as obesity, heart disease, and cancer in this country. The future of healthcare is prevention.
It is essential to consume the nutrients you need on a daily basis in order to achieve your optimal health. At Daily Dose, we gather world-class functional medicine doctors, wellness experts, and fitness leaders around the kitchen table to develop meal plans and meal programs with a simple goal – to help you achieve a peak state of health through the power of optimal nutrition using real, whole foods. We combine ancestral wisdom through to cutting-edge practices – from biohacking to using Kitchen as Pharmacy – to help you perform better, think faster, live responsibly, and increase your healthspan.
We use organic, sustainably sourced, non-GMO ingredients so your body can focus on absorbing what it needs, without the burden of toxins, pesticides, and preservatives.
Fats One of the biggest misconceptions in nutrition is that fat makes you fat. Fat is one of the body’s most basic building blocks; the average person is made up of between 15 and 30% fat.
It is a major source of energy and helps you absorb vitamins and minerals. Science has shown that eating a low-fat diet, which often substitutes refined sugar and refined carbohydrates to replace the good taste of fats, can contribute to insulin resistance, obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, among other problems.
Healthy fats – such as avocados, nuts, seeds, cold-pressed organic vegetable-based oils, coconut oils – don’t just taste amazing, they can help you lose or maintain weight, keeping you satiated for longer periods of time. They also supply nourishment to your brain – the body’s fattiest organ.
Proteins Protein is made up of amino acids which the body uses to build and repair muscle, and to make hormones and enzymes that carry the oxygen in your blood. Protein is also an energy source.
In order to build lean muscle, you need to fill your tank with clean fuel – such as that found in wild fish, grass-fed beef, free-range poultry, farm eggs, and organic vegetables – rather than protein derived from cows grown on massive industrial feed lots, factory-bred poultry, and farmed fish. Not only are these nutrient-poor food sources, they produce high greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change.
“Muscle is the organ of longevity and your survivability is directly related to the quality of your muscle tissue… Invest in protein to keep yourself healthy and defy aging.” Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, Muscle-Centric Medicine®
Carbohydrates Carbohydrates – fibers, starch, and sugar - are essential food nutrients that your body turns into glucose to give you energy to function.
Eating processed carbohydrates and foods that have added sugars can boost your glycemic index, spiking your blood sugar throughout the day. Daily Dose meals are made up of complex carbs that are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and are intended to keep your blood-sugar regulated throughout the day.
Nutrient Density Industrialized farming has left us with depleted soils and high greenhouse gas emissions, as well as toxic pesticides in our foods. Overly processed and genetically-modified foods carry limited nutrient density, having been stripped of much of their essential vitamins and minerals.
It is estimated that 85% of Americans do not meet the Recommended Dietary Allowance. Daily Dose meals are brimming with nutrients, essential vitamins and minerals, colors, and flavors. It’s been scientifically-proven that getting your daily dose of these through food is the ideal way to reach your full physical and cognitive potential.
Additionally, each Daily Dose meal and snack features a “hero ingredient” – such as chia seeds, the richest plant source of Omega-3s that protect against inflammation and can absorb 10 times their weight in water making you feel fuller longer; and turmeric that fights inflammation, improves joint health, digestion, cognition, and cardiovascular health.
In the Peak of Season Fruits and vegetables are in their nutritionally best state when they're grown and harvested in their natural seasons and don't travel too far before being consumed.
Studies have shown that fruits and vegetables contain more nutrients when allowed to ripen naturally on their parent plant; they are also more flavorful. Additionally, purchasing locally-grown foods helps support local farms and maintains farmland and open space in our community. At Daily Dose, we always choose seasonal, organic ingredients to ensure that our meals are nutritionally-dense and bursting with flavor.
Regenerative Farming Industrialized agricultural practices have seriously depleted the nutrients in our soil over decades. Regenerative agriculture empowers farmers and ranchers to use management principles that improve the overall health of the land.
We are deeply committed to working with farmers who focus on rebuilding organic matter and living biodiversity in the soil. This practice produces increasingly nutrient-dense food year after year.
No Calorie Counting Our meal plans and programs contain the proper caloric intake made up of a balance of macronutrients – fat, protein, and carbohydrates – to help you achieve your goals.
More importantly, our meals and snacks are packed with nutrient-dense foods that make each calorie count.
“Some calories are addictive, others healing, some fattening, some metabolism-boosting. That’s because food doesn’t just contain calories, it contains information. Every bite of food you eat broadcasts a set of coded instructions to your body—instructions that can create either health or disease.”– Dr. Mark Hyman, Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic
Blood Sugar Limiting refined sugar is essential to keep your blood sugar levels within a healthy range. Processed foods made of refined sugars spike glucose levels and are typically higher in calories that contribute to weight gain.
We carefully combine our meals to make sure they are optimized to keep your glucose levels in range and your glycemic index low. This, in turn, helps with weight management, sleep, appetite, cognition, and energy levels.
“One of the most important variables over which we have significant control that plays such an important role in charting our brain’s destiny is the level of glucose in our bloodstream.” Dr. David Perlmutter, Neurologist, Board Member of the American College of Nutrition
Bio-Individuality This unique concept, devised by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, states that “you are the only version of you and what works for you won’t work for everyone else.
At Daily Dose, we offer a range of meal plans and programs backed by science and designed by leading health experts to support what works for your body to help you achieve your goals on the path to peak health.
Norwich Meadows Farm
After working in the dairy division at Cornell Cooperative Extension for six years, Zaid Kurdieh and his wife Haifa decided to open their own certified organic farm in 1998. Starting with just a half acre behind their house, their vision of supporting the community has become a reality and now they farm over 200 acres. Norwich Meadows Farm produces food that is free of harsh chemicals and is grown using natural fertilizers. Realizing the health of the earth’s resources is paramount in the production of food, they have made a promise to always strive to preserve their agricultural land, and to use it in a manner that is economically, ecologically, and ethically sound.