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Welcome Fellow Foodies!

Hello and welcome to My Food Farmacy! Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself. I am a fourth year Nutrition & Dietetics student at Saint Louis University. I have many strong passions that include encouraging others to live healthy lifestyles, promoting a locally-sourced plant-based diet, discrediting faulty diet advice, and trying …

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Knowing When to Put Yourself First

Sometimes in life, we find ourselves at a crossroads. Specifically, at a crossroads where we have to choose whether to take care of ourselves or to take care of others. I found myself at one of these crossroads recently and it got me thinking about something. When is it ok to put yourself first? I …

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Reflecting on My First Year of Blogging

It's officially been 1 year since I started My Food Farmacy! And it's been a crazy one! I want to start by saying THANK YOU to all my readers!!! It means so much to me that I have such a wonderful support system and following! I wouldn't have the motivation to keep doing this without …

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Tips for Growing Your Own Food When You Live in an Apartment

Having an apartment and a love of gardening is difficult. Because obviously, if you don't have a yard, having a garden isn't exactly possible. But that doesn't mean you can't grow things at all! Growing your own veggies can be a great way to reconnect with the food you eat. And it doesn't have to be too much work. …

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How My Trip to Italy Gave Me a New Perspective on Food

My sophomore year of college, over winter break, I had the privilege of going to Southern Italy for 2 weeks on a school-organized trip. The trip was planned by the Nutrition Department at SLU. Because of this, the entire itinerary we had planned for us involved all things food-related. We were to be immersed in …

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What’s This Dukan Diet That Everyone Seems to Love?

Anyone who knows me knows that I love anything French. The language, the food, the beautiful landscapes of the French countryside. So when I heard about the Dukan Diet, created by a French doctor and supposedly mimicking the diet of the French locals, I just had to take a look. Not to mention Kate Middleton follows this …

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Should You Do Strength Training When Trying to Lose Weight?

Bikini season is upon us again. Which means that everyone and their mother is likely trying to lose weight. There are tons of misconceptions out there about healthy weight loss, but in this post I am only going to address one: should you do strength training when trying to lose weight? Common Misconceptions I've always been …

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Thank You SLU Nutrition Department, for an Amazing 4 Years

It's graduation season! Beware of large crowds wearing caps and gowns, greeting card aisles, and any large arenas. I am one of the many college students who graduated this May, and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my experiences over the past 4 years. As I'm sure many of you know, I …

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15 Vegan Sweet Potato Recipes That Show How Versatile This Veggie Is

It's hard for me to find time to spend in the kitchen. I've found that keeping sweet potatoes around my apartment is a really good idea, so I always have a delicious food fix that's both quick to make and healthy. I've compiled a bunch of my favorite vegan sweet potato recipes for you. Whenever it's …

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Why No Calorie Counting May Be the Best Calorie Counting

We've all been there at one point or another. An insecure teenager willing to do just about anything for the approval of others. In my case, I was a young sophomore in high school when I discovered the magical idea of calorie counting. Upon first hearing about it, and hearing the success stories of people who …

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