Welcome Fellow Foodies!

Hello and welcome to My Food Farmacy!

Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself. I am about to embark on my fourth year of college as a 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 to live sustainably.

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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 cases in which medicine is completely necessary and justifiable. 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 kickoff on this journey of mine. Stay tuned for more insight into the vast world of nutrition. Questions or suggestions? Leave me a comment!

11 thoughts on “Welcome Fellow Foodies!

  1. Marjorie Sawicki

    I love your approach to good health via food first, medicine second. Your writing style is easy reading.
    You might want to explain what you mean by ‘listen to your body’ because there are times when people believe that they can ‘feel’ the multivitamin that they just consumed.
    I know that you’ve heard this before but I’m a strong proponent of people eat foods not nutrients – so I always try to be mindful of how often I use the terms ‘nutrients’ and diet ( I try to talk about healthy eating habits and food choices instead).
    I look forward to receiving notification of your blog posts – I love Georgia’s Food Farmacy!

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    1. Yes of course. The ability to listen to your body accurately is something that takes practice. Knowing when you are full and when you are hungry can be thrown off sometimes when we lose touch with our satiety cues. Also, it’s important to know how many calories are best for your weight and height, but also for you personally. Everyone has a different set point, which needs to be taken into account. Mainly what I was referring to when I said “listen to your body” is to know when a diet feels right or not. If you know that you feel sick when you have dairy, then try not having dairy for a few days and see how your body responds. But if you know that your body reacts well to dairy products, there is no reason to cut it out of your diet. The same can be said for other groups of food too.

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