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Graduated from Michigan State University in May of 2012 (GO GREEN! GO WHITE!) with a degree in Nutritional Science and a specialization in Environmental Science. I have a strong passion for health, nutrition and wellness and I’m excited to start dental school in the fall of 2013. My passion stemmed from the early age of 14, after diagnosis of high cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, and PCOS. In other words, I was on the fast track towards diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other metabolic issues which would develop into serious consequences if changes weren’t made. Luckily by following my intuition and questioning the use of pills, or the “easy fix,” I gradually started eating better, exercising 3-4x a day, developed a stronger self-awareness, and added a few meditation exercises here and there, allowing me to drop the prescriptions and heal my body without them. The purpose of this blog is to both share and log my experiences and interests, because I would like to help those who were stuck in my position almost eight years ago.

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I love to travel and I’m blessed with two wonderful parents who have showed me the world (over 12 countries!) and a boyfriend who supports me through all of my hardships.  Exploring the woods (with my fear of ticks), hiking, backpacking, walking along the beach, swimming (NOT in pools), are some of the most theraputic experiences out there, and they’re FREE! As a former athlete, I used to play women’s ice hockey at MSU (goalie), and in high school I enjoyed varsity soccer, lacrosse, and girl’s ice hockey. I hope I get to play in a women’s beer league someday, or maybe even coach a girl’s team in the near future. Currently I have a deep-rooted obessession with excellent coffee, wine, dark chocolate and all things delectable. One of my life goals is to also become a Bon Vivant, or as defined by Webster Dictionary, “a person having cultivated, refined, and sociable tastes especially with respect to food and drink.” What defines this anyway? Haha… well, I’m always willing to try new foods, so throw them at me! One bite at a time..

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