Should You Be Taking Vitamin Supplements?

In the past few decades, Americans have become much more aware of their overall health, and the factors that can improve or worsen it. With this, countless studies have been conducted to investigate the various ways one can improve their health. This phenomenon has led to tons of medical breakthroughs, forever improving the lives of …

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Why Matcha Works Better For Me Than Coffee

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a hard core matcha enthusiast. It's tasty, it's nutritious, and it doesn't flare up my anxiety like coffee does. But let me start by telling you how I got into matcha tea in the first place. Back in high school, I never really felt the need …

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How Being a Culinary Camp Counselor Taught Me to Love Cooking Again

When I was younger, I used to get so excited to get in the kitchen and start cooking. It signified my coming-of-age and independence. I was trusted enough to create a meal for people. But then as I got older, real life hit me. I became busy, and so wrapped up in all of the …

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Why Yoga Can Be Beneficial For Anyone

More often than not, we consider ourselves to be "relaxing" when we are actually doing somewhat stressful activities. I don't know about you, but some of my favorite shows to watch on Netflix are action-packed dramas. Though I like to consider watching TV a lazy, winding-down activity, in reality, I probably couldn't be less relaxed. …

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What is a “Plant-Based” Diet & Why is it a Good Idea?

There is somewhat of a stigma around the phrase "plant-based." Despite what many may think, a plant-based diet is not necessarily a vegetarian or vegan diet. Yes, vegans and vegetarians obviously eat a plant-based diet. But that doesn't mean that meat-eaters can't follow a plant-based diet as well. Essentially, the term "plant-based" means to eat …

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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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