Hello and welcome to My Food Farmacy!
Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself. I am a Registered Dietitian with my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics from Saint Louis University. I’m currently working as a full-time dietitian in NYC, where I live with my husband, Gabe. I have many passions that include encouraging others to live healthy lifestyles, promoting a locally-sourced plant-based diet, discrediting faulty diet advice, and trying to live sustainably.
In this age of rapid information, it is easy to be misled by unsound diet advice. Authors, bloggers, and even researchers are obsessed with telling the public what they want to hear, whether it’s true or not. But the truth is, there is no magic pill for a healthy life; there’s no one-size-fits-all diet. It is through our want of diet standardization that we fail. Every individual is unique, and their diet should be too. What works well for some may be completely wrong for others. I believe that it is essential to listen to the needs of your body and fuel it accordingly. This is truly the way to optimum health.
As the name of my blog suggests, I am also a huge proponent of being healthy through food first, medicine second. Obviously, there are many cases in which medicine is completely necessary. However, I think that by providing our bodies with the proper nutrients now, we can prevent further medical issues later, and who doesn’t want that?
I hope you’ll join me as I delve into current issues and ideas related to nutrition, sustainability, fitness, and wellness. Questions or suggestions? Leave me a comment!