Dr. Ann

Weight Control


Easy Ways to Burn More Calories

Because even small amounts of excess body fat, especially if deposited in the belly, can boost the risk of many chronic diseases – taking steps to power up your metabolism can pay big health dividends. Simply stated, metabolism is the calories burned for the production of energy necessary to keep the body functioning properly. Whether […]

Because even small amounts of excess body fat, especially if deposited in the belly, can boost the risk of many chronic diseases – taking steps to power up your metabolism can pay big health dividends. Simply stated, metabolism is the calories burned for the production of energy necessary to keep the body functioning properly. Whether […]

As someone who has a strong family history of breast cancer and as a member of Prevent Cancer Foundation‘s scientific advisory board, I want to share my top food picks for maximizing breast health. Beans/Lentils – This category of food is uniquely high in several nutrients important for breast cancer protection, including fiber, folic acid, and phytoestrogens […]

Some vegetables are better for you raw, while others are better for you cooked. Your best bet is to include some of both each day. I always include at least one cooked vegetable and one raw variety or varieties as part of my family’s dinner each night. For more on the healthiest ways to prepare […]

If you are under the illusion that cancer is simply bad luck or all in your genes, I have some fantastic news for you. According to a report published in the prestigious journal, Nature, up to 70-90 percent of cancer cases are related to lifestyle and environmental factors. This analysis was specifically undertaken to determine the […]

If you want to burn more fat during your morning workout, do it before your breakfast. Exercise physiologists wanted to see how a morning workout affected food intake and fat burning. To evaluate, they had 12 fit males exercise on a treadmill at 10 AM either before or after eating breakfast. Following the exercise, all […]

To take full advantage of broccoli’s powerful cancer-fighting compound, sulforaphane, eat it raw, lightly cooked (steam 2-4 minutes), or pair it with some mustard, arugula, radishes, brocco-sprouts or wasabi. All of these simple strategies boost the formation and absorption of the “active” form of sulforaphane. It only takes 3-5 weekly servings of broccoli to reap […]

Did you know that frozen produce, contrary to conventional wisdom, is just as nutritious, and in some cases, may even be better for you than fresh? Here’s why: Produce that will be frozen for transport can be picked at the “peak” of ripeness thanks to flash-freezing technology that literally locks in their nutritional value, while simultaneously imparting long-term […]

Dark chocolate scores again! This time for metabolic health. In a study that included 1,153 adults between the ages of 18 to 69, those that consumed chocolate daily had lower blood insulin levels and better insulin function, both of which are telltale markers for superior metabolic health. These results are not surprising. Chocolate, particularly dark […]

In a highly encouraging report that echoes previous findings, scientists concluded the greatest benefits come from losing just 5% of body weight. Yes, the biggest health bang for your efforts can be attained with very modest weight loss. For this study, researchers randomly assigned 40 obese adults to maintain weight or to lose 5, 10 […]

The super potent antioxidant found in freshly brewed tea, EGCG, scored another scientific victory, this time on the brain-boosting front. In a series of lab experiments, scientists found that EGCG stimulated the growth of new brain cells and improved learning and memory in lab mice. Past studies in humans have shown a relationship between regular […]

Those well-deserved darlings of the healthy fat world strike again. This time in an eye-opening study that looked at how omega 3 fats taken in the form of a daily supplement affects kids’ behavior. For this well-conducted, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial (the only type of study that can prove cause and effect), researchers gave 100 […]

Eating fresh produce is a must for healthy living! Here are my top tips for getting the most bang for your buck while picking out the healthiest options at the store. 8 Tips for the Best Bargains in the Produce Aisle Look for “locally grown” or “in season” signs. They are usually a better bargain, fresher and […]