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, …

Take a Vacation

Did you know that taking a vacation can reduce your stress levels? A study released last year by the American Psychological Association concluded that vacations work to reduce stress by removing people from the activities and environments that they associate with stress and anxiety. Similarly, a Canadian study of nearly 900 lawyers found that taking …