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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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Margarine vs. Butter: What’s the Difference?

Ever since the 1860's, when margarine was invented, people have been wondering which of these mysterious spreads is better for our health. Butter or margarine? Even now, with the many health advancements we've made, this is still a common debate. Through this article, I'm hoping to get all the facts out there and help people …

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How My Relationship With Food Has Changed After Studying Nutrition

Maybe this is just the nutrition weirdo in me, but I consider a person's relationship with food to be extremely important. Not just for health reasons, but also because it defines how you perceive the innate human activity of eating, which is something we spend a lot of time doing. If we're being honest, our …

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Dairy-Free Alternatives for Lactose Intolerance

To be completely honest, I'm not sure if I would've taken the time to write this post if it didn't directly apply to me. But the past few weeks have let me see into the world of lactose intolerance and the dietary adjustments it requires, and I really felt like this post could help some …

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Just How Many Fruits & Vegetables Should You Be Eating?

You've probably heard it your whole life, from doctors, parents, teachers, etc. "Eat your fruits and vegetables!" While it's great that this has been instilled in us from a young age, this is obviously pretty vague. How much exactly are we supposed to be eating? Are we actually getting enough? And why is it so …

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Simple French Macaron Recipe by My Favorite Pastry Chef

Ever wonder what's in those little bundles of heaven everyone calls French macarons? Personally, the idea of making French macarons had always seemed intimidating to me because they come off as being so fancy and delicate. But believe it or not, after learning the ropes of macaron-making from Chef Todd Parkhurst, a pastry chef (and my …

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5 Tips for Living With Hypoglycemia

In the past few years, I've noticed that if I go even a few hours without eating, I experience really horrible symptoms like shakiness, dizziness, extreme hunger, clamminess, nausea, weakness, and just general anxiety. At first, I wasn't really sure what was going on. I just thought that I would get really hungry. But I …

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What are Hemp Seeds? What to Know About this Nutrient-Dense Food

I'm always on the hunt for easy ways to add variety to my meals, whether it be something to mix into my yogurt, toss in a salad, or add to a snack dip. Because I study nutrition, I'm constantly learning about the role nutrients have in our overall diet. One of the healthy foods I recently …

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The Truth About Dairy

Lately, dairy's popularity has taken a hit. With increased recognition of vegan and plant-based diets, many people assume that dairy has a negative affect on health. Although plant-based diets are great, it's extremely important that we do the proper research before cutting certain foods out of our diet completely, dairy included. However, with the amount …

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