Dr. Ann

Healthy Living


5 Canned Foods You Should Always Have On Hand

Canned foods are convenient, economical, and in some cases even healthier than their fresh counterparts. Here are five superstars I hope you are regularly taking advantage of! Beans (any variety) 100% pumpkin puree Salmon (red sockeye best) Tomato paste Whole tomatoes Try this great salmon recipe next time you stock up on this super-healthy canned good! Quick […]

Polyphenols are a large family of plant-based compounds that offer a dazzling list of potential health benefits. The following foods provide the most polyphenols per serving. (They are in order) Currants Artichoke hearts Filtered coffee Cherries Berries Plums Flaxseeds Dark chocolate Black tea Green tea Apples Red wine Black olives Spinach Pecans Black beans Red […]

Resveratrol, the powerful antioxidant in red wine, has become somewhat of a wonder compound in the laboratory with studies linking it with a host of remarkable benefits from cancer prevention to slowing the aging process.  Unfortunately, resveratrol is very poorly absorbed once it enters the gastrointestinal tract, but research has shown that it can be […]

Fermented foods are rapidly garnering rock star status for a number of reasons, and kefir is one that everyone should know about. This “drinkable yogurt” offers all the goodness in dairy – complete protein, calcium, vitamin D, B-vitamins, zinc and potassium along with a huge dose (up to 200 billion plus per serving – that’s […]

Wholesale grocers are a great place to stock up on super-nutritious staples for a good bargain. Here are my Costco favorites: Kirkland’s Extra Fancy Mixed Nuts Bunny Love Organic Carrots Rice Select Organic Texmati Brown Rice Earthbound Farms Organic Baby Spinach Earthbound Farms Organic Baby Mesclun Greens Kirkland’s Organic Soy Milk Mara Natha Almond Butter […]

Diverticulitis is considered a disease tied to modern living, and it has become increasingly more common, particularly in younger adults. Avoiding processed foods, eating an abundance of plant-based foods, controlling your weight, and being physically active are additional steps to reduce your risks of this painful GI condition.   Join us on Friday, May 11th for […]

Eating fewer overall calories with more fruits and vegetables is not only healthy; it can be life-changing and delicious, too! Just follow these simple steps to success. – “Volumize” your meals and snacks with as many high- fiber, high- water fruits and vegetables as possible. The best choices include the following: Fruits—berries, cherries, plums, any whole […]

Thanks to the researchers from the famed Cornell Food and Brand Lab, we can now take advantage of three proven tactics for boosting the likelihood that we will eat healthily. To uncover these “secrets to healthier eating” the researchers analyzed 112 studies related to healthy eating behavior. After carefully combing through these former studies, the researchers identified […]

I hope this report lights up your day! In a fascinating study, researchers noted a robust and consistent relationship between exposure to bright, natural light in the early part of the day and a lower body weight. For the study, researchers had 54 adults wear a special device that monitored their light exposure and the […]

If you love almonds like I do, you will be delighted to learn that this wonder of a superstar food provides significantly fewer calories than previously thought. In a study specifically designed to accurately measure the actual number of “digested and absorbed” calories provided by almonds – scientists found the calorie counts were in reality […]

Appetite control is the Holy Grail for weight control.  Here are 3 simple and delicious ways to help you eat less. Dig the Power of Protein Protein is nature’s diet pill – providing longer lasting appetite suppression than either fats or carbs. Include some healthy (lean) protein at every meal.  The right dose (around 12+ […]

In a powerful landmark report that sought to drill down to what specific dietary and lifestyle factors most closely correlated to weight gain over time, Harvard researchers uncovered some very striking and consistent findings. This behemoth of a study involved over 115,000 adults followed for up to 20 years. Of all the factors they followed […]

  Is regular exercise the real fountain of youth? According to an exciting new report, the answer appears to be an energizing YES. For this evaluation, scientists recruited 125 highly fit, regular cyclists aged 55 to 79, including 84 males and 41 females. For comparison, the scientists also recruited 75 healthy older adults and 55 […]