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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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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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7 Must-Try Places in St. Louis

After spending 4 years here in St. Louis for school, I've been able to scope out a lot of amazing restaurants in the area. If you're ever in the neighborhood, these are a few must try places. St. Louis restaurants offer such a wide variety of food and drinks that you shouldn't miss! Russell's Cafe Ever …

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Is Snacking Bad for You?

A lot of people I talk to automatically associate snacking with some sort of "bad habit." But is it really? Should anyone who considers themselves a "snacker" immediately stop what they're doing and try to change their ways? Well, not necessarily. Snacking is neither inherently bad nor good. There is definitely unhealthy snacking, but there …

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What is HAES and How Should It Be Used?

The HAES approach may sound completely foreign to you, especially if you're not in the medical field. But I think it's an interesting topic for everyone to learn about and discuss. So if you're interested in what HAES is, and the benefits and downsides, keep reading! What is HAES? First things first. What is HAES? …

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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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