Dr. Ann

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Eat Fish for a Longer Life

As proteins go, fish appears to be a winner for adding life to your years and years to your life. In a study that followed the diets and health status of over 421,000 adults over a 16-year period, those consuming the most fish and long-chained omega 3-fats (healthy fats unique to seafood) were significantly less […]

The verdict is in—Nature offers powerful, broad-spectrum health protection. That was the resounding conclusion from the largest and most comprehensive evaluation to date. For this landmark report, researchers combined data from over 140 studies involving over 290 million people living in 20 different countries, including the US, Europe, Australia, and Japan. They uncovered that people […]

Simply eating more oranges may offer exceptional protection from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the leading cause of adult severe vision loss and blindness and devastates the quality of life of those who suffer from it as it has no cure. Past studies have confirmed that diet is unquestionably a risk factor for better […]

Past studies have linked fast food to a litany of adverse health outcomes including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, depression, and lower IQ. Can it get any worse!? Apparently so. It appears we can now add asthma and allergic diseases to fast food’s list of dubious distinctions. For this first of its kind […]

Although moderate alcohol consumption has been shown to lower the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, alcohol offers up a slew of fattening features that can weigh heavy on your waistline. Here are six good reasons to watch it with booze, beer, and wine. Relatively speaking, alcohol provides lots of calories—specifically 7 calories per gram […]

Thanks to a lab study, the disease-busting credentials of the diminutive, yet all-powerful blueberry got even bigger.  Scientists fed a group of mice genetically prone to develop premature heart disease standard rat chow spiked with blueberry powder and a second group the same diet without the blueberry powder. After 20 weeks, the mice fed the […]

In one of the most uplifting studies I have reviewed, researchers reported that as little as a few minutes of physical activity in the great outdoors provides a significant mental lift. In the evaluation, which included over 1,100 people of all ages and genders, scientists determined that just 5 minutes of “green exercise” (physical activity in […]

Whole grains, especially physically intact varieties like brown rice, oatmeal, and barley, continue to display powerful disease-fighting power.  Eating whole grains regularly has been associated with less heart disease, a healthier body weight, less cancer risk, and diabetes protection.  In striking contrast, eating refined grains regularly appears to boost heart disease, incite weight gain, up […]

Science emerges daily highlighting both the necessity of physical fitness, as well as the long list of astounding health benefits associated with routine exercise.  With all the options available to us for getting our daily-dose of movement, it’s worth noting that yoga has maintained its popularity as an exercise practice of choice for more than […]

Many people express concern about “needing the potassium” as they may be on meds that require this. Because restricting bananas is part of my standard recommendation for those who want to lose weight, and for those with diabetes, I want everyone to know there are many other foods that provide more potassium per standard serving including white […]

If you have been sucked in by the headlines that butter is back – hold your horses. First off, there is no credible evidence that saturated fats have health benefits, and secondly, there is plenty of data to support that saturated fats indeed come with health risks. This was echoed in two studies. The first […]

Nuts Dark leafy greens Berries Avocados Dark chocolate Extra virgin olive oil Freshly brewed tea Beans Oily fish (mostly salmon) Tomato paste We are thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of my Healthy Living School! Stay tuned for more information by signing up for my weekly emails: Simply hit the “Sign Up” button on our homepage, […]

September 19, 2018 • Healthy Living

Health Imposters!

Flavored yogurt products: Although these “healthy favorites” provide some of the calcium, B vitamins, and essential amino acids, they are loaded with added sugar – in many cases more than is typically found in a standard dessert.  “Yogurt” products, through slick packaging and clever marketing have very successfully garnered what is referred to as the “health halo effect” […]