Sunday, April 25, 2010

The da Vinci Surgical System is alive and well in Michigan.

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor has been seen quite a bit on the news lately concerning the new da Vinci Surgical System. This wonder breakthrough allows for less invasive surgical procedures with less pain and shorter recovery times. They say it's even less invasive than Laparoscopy. Anyone have stories to share concerning this topic?
More info. here:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Stonehouse Cafe - Pinckney, MI

Sometimes it's good to be a loner. Stonehouse is basically the only sit-in coffee shop in the Pinckney/Hamburg/Lakeland area. And it's a good one...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Field Trip - Heavenly Scent Herb Farm in northern Livingston

Get edu-ma-cated on herbs and how to use them in cooking and as therapy. This business is housed in a 100-year old farm house that is beautifully landscaped.
Picture taken by: Tina Szybisty, RD
Click the picture to read more about herbs and spices and this great field trip idea....right here in Michigan.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tahqhamenon Falls Sate Park in the U.P..

Michigan Travels from TinaRD - Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Life should NOT go by without a trip to this beautiful park. It is very family friendly with a rich history. There's camping on the grounds or the surrounding areas. Read further and don't forget to click the 5 pictures that I included with this article:
Whitefish Point is not far away (more to come).

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Michigan and warm weather prompts a little education on Lyme Disease

I first posted a brief article in Examiner on Lyme Disease and now I've posted a more, informative article on Associated Content. This one has more resources and a link to a radio talkshow featuring a person who lives with Lyme disease everyday. This is a HIGHLY underdiagnosed disease so we need to raise awareness by getting the word out.
Picture by Tina Szybisty, RD
Lyme can often be found in residential areas that border woods.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Michigan Travels from TinaRD

I'm launching my new "Michigan Travels from TinaRD" starting with Bishop Lake in Brighton, Michigan. This has been a long overdue dream of mine. I think many people outside of Michigan don't realize just how beautiful this state is. We have a "motor city" stigma that's great but totally incomplete.
Visit this link:,
photo credit: Tina Szybisty, RD
for my first ever launch of Michigan travel writing and photos. This link is simply a slideshow-writing to follow. 
Thank you and Please tell all of your friends and family. The more promoting we do the more money we bring into our struggling (but beautiful) state.
What's this have to do with health? Everything because stress stinks! Relax and enjoy life.