Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in foods, such as fish and flaxseed, and in supplements  like fish oil. The three main omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). ALA is found mainly in plant oils such as flaxseed, soybean, and canola oils. DHA and EPA are found in …

Cherries & Cancer

The distinctive deep red pigment cherries are known for comes from flavonoids; powerful antioxidants that help fight free radicals in the body. Cyanidin is a flavonoid from the anthocyanin group found in cherries that helps keep cancerous cells from growing out of control. And, for cherries with the most anthocyanins go for sweet cherries with …

Michigan Vacation

For the next few days, I am off to the great state of Michigan. Michigan was well traveled by my family and I during my youth and early adult life. We would travel the upper peninsula (Marquette, Houghton, St Ignace) and the northern part of the lower peninsula (Mackinac City, Mackinac Island, Alpena, Gaylord, Petoskey, …