Dr. Ann

Healthy Eating & Nutrition


Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Fill up first on foods that have lots of bulk, but minimal calories, i.e. the “big, yet skinny” fruits and veggies. Physical bulk in the GI tract provides great appetite suppression!  At a holiday cocktail party go straight to the fruit and veggie platter first and really indulge; use high-fat dips sparingly. If available, make […]

Fill up first on foods that have lots of bulk, but minimal calories, i.e. the “big, yet skinny” fruits and veggies. Physical bulk in the GI tract provides great appetite suppression!  At a holiday cocktail party go straight to the fruit and veggie platter first and really indulge; use high-fat dips sparingly. If available, make […]

This is a great health tip that will get you even more nutritional oomph from your salad veggies. All you have to do is throw in some eggs. Researchers from Purdue University found that when whole eggs (yolks required!) were added to a salad of mixed veggies, the absorption of vitamin E increased up to 4 […]

Healthy eating can be easy and delicious. Here are 10 simple ways to dramatically boost the nutrition and flavor of your dishes in less than 10 seconds. 1.  Add 1-2 TBS of toasted wheat germ or shelled hemp seeds (hemp kernels) to your morning cereal, oatmeal, yogurt or smoothies. Both have a slightly sweet, yet nutty […]

Yikes! Sleep loss appears to really bring on the fat. In a new report that combined the results from 11 previous studies to provide a more accurate and robust answer, the verdict was indeed eye-opening. We eat more (lots more!) when we do not get enough sleep. Relative to study subjects with normal sleep, those […]

    Any form of cabbage is great for you, but red cabbage is simply stellar.  Like its “green cabbage cousins,” it is super low in calories (only 30 per cup), brimming with nutrients (especially vitamins C, K and A), and turbo charged with some of the most powerful disease protective compounds ever identified in […]

If you are someone who stops and spends time in front the dizzying array of yogurts in the dairy section trying to decide which is the healthiest and tastiest option, then this video is for you. Don’t stop there. Get all of Dr. Ann’s best grocery store guidance on a laminated list you can take […]

Want to know the “secrets” to healthy eating and making it stick? The past decade has delivered a flood of new science showing us the way. Here are the crucial guideposts: Begin first with full acceptance of where you are now – it is profoundly liberating. Seek the inspiration and motivation to change from the […]

In an intriguing scientific twist that really grabbed my attention, scientists have uncovered new insight on how the “type of calories” we eat – in this case protein vs. carbs – can have totally different effects on special brain cells involved in wakefulness and metabolism. Housed in our brains are specialized neurons called orexin cells. […]

Mushrooms are great for you! They’re super low in calories (20 calories per ½ cup), but high in key nutrients, including B vitamins, copper, potassium, and selenium – it’s wise to get into the health habit of including them regularly in your diet. A little known fact is that mushrooms are also filled with powerful […]

Most of the work of healthy eating is done right in the grocery store. Watch this video for important tips about grocery shopping. Take me to the grocery store with you. Get your own copy of one of my custom grocery guides.    

I consider beans the most underutilized and underappreciated superfood.  Here are 8 reasons to include them in your diet every day. Beans have megawatt nutritional power.  They provide a vegetable protein, more fiber and folate than any other food, potent antioxidants, and several key minerals. Beans fill you up without filling you out.  Their high […]

With so much information out there, how can you really know what truly constitutes the healthiest diet? Is there one way of eating that is healthier than the rest? Thanks to tens of thousands of published scientific studies, we are now able to highlight two rules that characterize the world’s healthiest diet. Click the video below to find […]