Dr. Ann

Healthy Living


Beans for Diabetes Protection

Legumes’ legacy as supreme foods for metabolic health has received a big boost. In a study that followed the diet and health status of 3,349 individuals “at-risk” for type 2 diabetes over a four-year period, those who consumed the most legumes were 35 percent less likely to go on to develop diabetes than those consuming the […]

Legumes’ legacy as supreme foods for metabolic health has received a big boost. In a study that followed the diet and health status of 3,349 individuals “at-risk” for type 2 diabetes over a four-year period, those who consumed the most legumes were 35 percent less likely to go on to develop diabetes than those consuming the […]

  This salad features a slew of uniquely potent foods for dousing the fire of excess inflammation. So enjoy and be cool! (Keep in mind that curry powder contains turmeric, the king of all the anti-inflammatory spices.) Ingredients for Salad 1 six-ounce container of organic lettuce greens of choice 1/2 medium yellow or purple onion, […]

Regular exercise has a rock-solid reputation for slowing the aging process and a new study points to HIT as the most effective of all. HIT stands for “high-intensity interval training” and is defined by very brief, but very vigorous bouts of aerobic activity alternating with longer intervals of light activity. For example, pedaling on a […]

I always include 1 cup (that’s 2 servings) of fruit at breakfast. Most often, frozen berries or frozen berries with banana, kiwi, pear, or apple. I always include 1 ½ cups of veggies at lunch (that’s about 2 – 2 ½ servings). I most often have a combination of leftover dinner veggies and a fresh […]

To improve your appetite control during the morning hours, choose a bowl of oatmeal over a ready-to-eat breakfast cereal. In a carefully conducted head-to-head study, researchers noted that eating a calorically equivalent bowl of prepared oatmeal resulted in greater fullness and less hunger during the following four hours relative to eating a bowl of breakfast […]

In a first of its kind study, researchers found that even those with a high genetic risk were significantly less likely to develop dementia if they followed a healthy lifestyle. For this study, researchers analyzed data from over 196,000 European adults aged 60 and older who were followed up to eight years. Each study subject […]

Nature as the best kept secret to better health scores again! This time as a simple way to reduce cravings. Past studies have shown that exercising in Nature quiets cravings, so scientists were curious if the same would occur if the exercise component was removed. To investigate, scientists had study subjects fill out detailed surveys […]

Consuming sugary beverages, including 100% fruit juice, may boost your risk of developing cancer. That was the eye-opening conclusion of a new study from France. For this evaluation, scientists followed the diets and cancer incidence of 101,257 healthy French adults for up to 9 years. Over the course of the study, 2,193 first cases of […]

Eating “ultra-palatable” foods with any regularity. Foods high in fat and/or sugar and salt can directly stimulate the brain’s pleasure centers predisposing to food addiction and chronic loss of appetite control. The worst offenders are traditional fast foods, along with ice cream, cookies, pastries, cake, donuts, and other sweets/desserts. Using fat-free salad dressings. Most are […]

Eat 1 ounce (a generous handful) of any variety of nut each day. Enjoy up to 1/3 of an avocado daily. Include ½ cup or more of any variety of beans (canned best) daily. Choose a small piece (up to 1 ounce) of high quality dark chocolate as your daily treat of choice. Did you […]

One of the most spectacular scientific advancements of the past 2 decades has been the realization that we have enormous personal power and control over whether or not we will develop chronic disease.  Thankfully, cancer is no exception to this awesome biological reality.  Based on the latest evidence, about 60% of all cancers could be […]

  In an eye-opening study that puts a whole new spin on sleep and wellbeing, investigators found that improving sleep quality over time boosts health and happiness on par with winning the lottery! For this study researchers followed the sleep patterns of 30,500 UK adults for a period of four years. Study subjects who reported […]