Why I Don’t Want an Apple Watch

Over the past year or so, Apple Watches have completely blown up. Everyone and their mother seems to have one. Because of their growing popularity, I thought about whether or not it was something that I might want to invest in for myself. It didn't take me long to come to the conclusion that it …

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Knowing When to Put Yourself First

Sometimes in life, we find ourselves at a crossroads. Specifically, at a crossroads where we have to choose whether to take care of ourselves or to take care of others. I found myself at one of these crossroads recently and it got me thinking about something. When is it ok to put yourself first? I …

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Reflecting on My First Year of Blogging

It's officially been 1 year since I started My Food Farmacy! And it's been a crazy one! I want to start by saying THANK YOU to all my readers!!! It means so much to me that I have such a wonderful support system and following! I wouldn't have the motivation to keep doing this without …

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Tips for Growing Your Own Food When You Live in an Apartment

Having an apartment and a love of gardening is difficult. Because obviously, if you don't have a yard, having a garden isn't exactly possible. But that doesn't mean you can't grow things at all! Growing your own veggies can be a great way to reconnect with the food you eat. And it doesn't have to be too much work. …

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How My Trip to Italy Gave Me a New Perspective on Food

My sophomore year of college, over winter break, I had the privilege of going to Southern Italy for 2 weeks on a school-organized trip. The trip was planned by the Nutrition Department at SLU. Because of this, the entire itinerary we had planned for us involved all things food-related. We were to be immersed in …

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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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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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My Mental Health Story & How It Led Me to Nutrition

Let me start from the beginning. I'll try not to bore you with all of the details, but in order to understand where I am now, I think you need to know where it all started. My sophomore year of high school, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder, though I've been experiencing …

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