Dr. Ann

Healthy Eating & Nutrition


Where Trans Fats Typically Hide

Although trans fats are much less common in processed foods than in years past, they still haunt our food supply. Here are the foods that most commonly contain them. Many are kids’ favorites—so beware! Frozen pizzas Cookies Pie Crusts Microwave popcorn Stick margarine Cake mixes and frostings Pancake and waffle mixes Frozen dinners Refrigerated and […]

March 18, 2017 • Kids Health

Healthy Lunch Box Tips

-Involve your child in the selection and preparation of school lunches. Studies show this enhances healthful eating while saving you time and equipping your child with the “hands on” skills they need to become more independent eaters. -Recognize that color and variety incite eating behavior and use this to your advantage. Instead of a bag […]

A healthy school lunch should always include the following four features: 1) A healthy protein package 2) At least 1 piece of produce — the more the better! 3) A calcium-rich food *Note: these features can certainly overlap. Dr. Ann’s Top Picks Within These 4 Essential Categories: A Healthy Protein Package Sliced lean deli meats […]

Knowing that herbs and spices are teeming with potent antioxidant compounds, researchers from Penn State set out to determine if adding a blend of herbs and spices to a high fat meal could mitigate its adverse effects. For this study, they fed 6 overweight, but healthy men two separate test meals on two separate days. […]

Want to cut your chances of getting a cold or flu? Take your vitamin D. In the largest and most definitive evaluation to date, taking a regular supplement of vitamin D reduced the risk of an upper respiratory infection substantially. The study combined the data from 25 clinical trials including over 10,000 study subjects from […]

In a first-of-its-kind laboratory evaluation, scientists have preliminary evidence that prebiotics, dietary fibers that feed the good bacteria in our guts, may benefit sleep and stress resiliency. For this lab study scientists fed one group of mice a diet enriched with prebiotics and a control group of mice the same diet without the prebiotics. The […]

To fully experience all the dazzling benefits of fruits and veggies, science says to aim for 8 or more servings a day. Here is my personal failsafe means of doing so.  I eat 1 cup of berries (typically frozen) and ½ of a banana at breakfast = 2.5 servings  I include a piece of whole […]

The single most powerful influence you can have on your microbiome is to “feed it” properly! The good bacteria in your gut thrive on the fiber present in the plant-based foods you eat. In contrast, the bad bacteria tend to prefer processed, industrial foods and animal foods that lack fiber. And when it comes to […]

If you are looking for a tasty and easy way to get even more nutritional oomph from your salad veggies, then look to eggs. That was the conclusion from a study that sought to find out if adding cooked eggs to a salad would increase the absorption of a prized group of veggie-based compounds called carotenoids. For […]

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 […]

Let’s Talk About Garlic Did you know that garlic… is a medicinal food? can help prevent colds and the flu? can help lower blood pressure?  Did you also know that when you use it at home YOU ARE IN CONTROL of how many health benefits you can get from this superstar food? Join me in […]

February 14, 2017 • Events/ Retreats

News & Events

 Wellness Retreats May 12th, 2017  Details Here  _______________________  On May 4th, SOUL Ambassador Dr. Ann Kulze will present her talk – Nature: Our Best Kept Secret to Better Health – at Historic Charleston Foundation’s Community Room. Often when we think about getting healthy, choosing the right foods come to mind. Renowned nutrition and wellness expert, Dr. […]

I am already wildly enthusiastic about berries for health. In a Harvard based study that monitored the eating habits of over 93,000 women for 18 years, those consuming the most berries were 32 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack vs. those consuming the least. Scientists speculate that berries’ robust supply of blue/purple anthocyanin […]