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NousFood

Live app

Summary

A Progressive Web App (PWA), NousFood is geared toward those interested in following the potential benefits of brain-boosting foods and supplements. You can Follow any of the nootropics in the library, and thereby gain access to PubMed hosted scholarly articles. In addition, the News feed integrates Twitter activity from top community sources right into your dashboard. Other features include curating custom brain-boosting "stacks" which you can then Share back to the NousFood community. NousFood also supports Forking stacks.

Backend supported by NousFood API

Quality Ratings (via Google Lighthouse)

Lighthouse Quality Ratings

Motivation

In Summer 2018 I became very intrigued to learn more about how different food compounds affect our brains through their influence on neurotransmitters. Specifically, I wanted to know more about cases where cognition, focus, and/or attention were shown to be positively impacted outside the margin of placebo. The timing of this intrigue along with having to choose on what to build for my Thinkful final capstone lent me an opportunity for the taking. To tackle both at once - together.

Built with

  • React
  • Redux
  • NodeJS
  • Express
  • MongoDB (with Mongoose)
  • See package.json for more
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