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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 have my bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Saint Louis University (Class of 2019). I'm currently a dietetic intern and Nutrition & Dietetics master's student at Saint Louis University (Class of 2020), and on track …

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An Exciting Announcement!

Hello everyone! Today, I have an exciting announcement to share with you all... I have officially launched MFF Nutrition Consulting! Through this new branch of MFF, I now offer virtual nutrition consultations with both initial and check-in sessions. I am so excited to begin this new venture and to work 1-on-1 with my readers! Initial …

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My Quarantine Reading Recommendations

Being stuck at home has given me a lot more time to do things that I never had time to do before. Growing up, I was an avid reader. But once I started college, my reading habits took a backseat, since I was pretty much always swamped with schoolwork. I have always planned to pick …

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Macronutrients vs Micronutrients: What’s the Difference?

Today I want to discuss the difference between macro- and micronutrients. I know that it's easy to get the two confused, so I'm hoping a quick post will help clear it up for anyone who is interested! Both macronutrients and micronutrients are essential for human health, but what are their individual roles within the body? …

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How to Make a Matcha Latte

As I mentioned in a previous post, I am a bit obsessed with matcha tea, and I have been for about 4 years now. It's such a great option for me personally, because I tend to get very jittery and anxious when I drink coffee. The chemical components of matcha facilitate a much slower release …

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Why Severely Restricting Calories Won’t Help You Lose Weight

While we would all like to think that the key to weight loss is simply "calories in vs. calories out," in reality, it's much more complicated than that. Restrictive fad diets and modalities would like us to believe otherwise with their overly simplistic, black-and-white rules. But the truth is, successful weight loss cannot be done …

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A Call To Support Local Farmers and Sustainable Farming Practices

We've all heard the phrase "eat local." But many of us don't understand why exactly we should be doing so. As a nutrition student studying in Missouri, I have been fortunate enough to experience agriculture first-hand and to meet many different kinds of farmers. Growing up in Rhode Island, I didn't have much experience with …

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My Work-From-Home Routine

It has now been about a month since my internship pulled us from our hospital rotations. At first, I didn't really know what to do with myself. While I had things I knew I needed to get done, I found it extremely difficult to accomplish anything without a set schedule. After a week of basically …

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Warning Signs of a Fad Diet

Oh fad diets... The bane of every dietitian's existence. These diets are usually the ones making ridiculous and unrealistic claims. Yet many people are still drawn to them, which is what they are designed to do. One of the main reasons I started blogging as a nutrition student was to dispel false diet advice. And …

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5 Ways to Prevent Overeating When You’re Working From Home

With most of the population working from home at the moment, we're all getting used to our "new normal" for the time being. And part of the new normal is eating all of our meals at home. I know many people, myself included, have concerns about this, since our routines are completely changing. Having access …

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Does Emergen-C Actually Work?

With all the sickness going around lately, people are searching high and low for ways to improve their immune systems. And vitamin C is well-known as a nutrient that improves immune function. This being the case, many people will take vitamin C supplements, such as Emergen-C in an effort to improve immunity and decrease their …

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