Yearly Archives: 2016

13 posts

Zoo-De-Mack Ride Recap

I participated in my first Zoo-De-Mack ride this year and it was a blast!  Put this event on your bucket list if you live in or near Michigan and enjoy the following: outdoors, riding a bike, a good party. Straight from the Zoo-De-Mack website because I can’t describe it any better than they do:  EVENT DESCRIPTION:  The Zoo-de-Mackinac is […]

Great Gift for Snack Lovers

I can’t believe I have waited so long to post about this. A good friend of mine ordered me a few Love with Food boxes as a gift for my birthday back in October. Love with Food is a monthly box delivery service that delivers a variety of organic or all-natural snacks each month in a […]

Banana-pineapple Green Smoothie

This morning I met up with some of my fellow Girls on the Run 5K committee members plus a few southeast MI coaches to check out this year’s 5k course. (it’s on North Campus and awesomeee) This is my second year volunteering on the 5k committee and I love this inspirational organization. GOTR embodies strength, creativity, […]

Upcoming: Gastrointestinal-Specific Dietitian Lecture Series

FOOD: The Main Course to GI Health Nutritional Management of GI Disease Really excited to announce that the University of Michigan Digestive Disorders Nutrition & Lifestyle Program along with the Department of Nutritional Sciences in the School of Public Health are offering a comprehensive, three-day lecture series for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists with an interest in caring […]

Weekend Adventures – Ann Arbor Distilling Company, Frita Batidos, & The Bar at 327 Braun Court

Celebrated a friend’s birthday Friday night and checked out Ann Arbor Distilling Company for the first time. All of the drinks we had were A-MAZING. I had a dirty gin martini and moscow mule and will definitely get them again….after I try all of the other drinks of course. I also had a sip of the corpse reviver and annie’e eyes […]

Throwback to Exploring Boston and Attending Kate Scarlata’s Digestive Health Seminar

Last year in early March I traveled to Boston, MA to attend Kate Scarlata’s Advanced Digestive Health Seminar for Health Professionals. I had changed jobs in January and moved from an inpatient clinical setting to outpatient with the Division of Gastroenterology. Kate’s seminar on FODMAPs, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and the gut microbiome provided a […]

Dietary Supplement Safety

This past week Frontline aired an eye-opening documentary on dietary supplement safety in the United States. If you take vitamins, minerals, or any other type of supplements I highly encourage you to take an hour of your time and watch this video. I get asked daily about dietary supplements – “what’s good for this”, “what’s bad for […]

Making Room for a New Year

With a new year comes new goals, resolutions, and intentions. The motivation and inspiration the new year brings is exciting and at times can be overwhelming. To make space for NEW and desired change it’s important to clear out the old. The past few years I have used January as a time to get rid of the […]