Dr. Ann

Healthy Eating & Nutrition


Winning Vegetables for Colon Cancer Prevention

Past studies have indicated that the allium family of vegetables, namely onions, garlics, shallots, and leeks, exhibit unique cancer-fighting properties. Thanks to a new study, their position as preventative agents for colon cancer just received a nice boost. For this study, scientists interviewed 833 patients with colorectal cancer and 833 healthy subjects of the same […]

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 percent of the U.S. population above the age of 40 is in a pre-diabetic state. That is a frightening statistic because, although it is less extreme than with full-fledged diabetes, the body is being damaged during pre-diabetes. The good news is, 90 percent of type […]

Over 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates enthusiastically proclaimed, “What is good for the heart is good for the mind.” Now we know he was spot on with these sage words.  Studies over the past decade have consistently revealed that if you take good care of your heart and arteries, you get the added bonus of having […]

Did you know that combining certain foods can give you that much more nutritional bang for your efforts?  It is deliciously true.  Bringing them together provides a  synergistic boost to your health.  Here are some tasty and healthy dynamic duos: Tomatoes and olive oil Garlic and fish Tea and lemon Tomatoes and broccoli Turmeric and […]

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Thanks to my dear friend, Pringle Franklin, I had the opportunity to join her and Father Nicholas Amato, author, speaker, and retreat leader, to discuss the spiritual richness of Centering Prayer and the fruits you can expect. This video was filmed at Mepkin Abbey, a Trappist monastery near Charleston, S.C. Thank you to the brothers for […]

According to exercise physiologists at Duke University, we have some powerful evidence for the best type of exercise to lose that infamous belly fat. Researchers completed a head-to-head comparison of aerobic exercise vs. resistance exercise vs. a combo of the two, and found that the fastest and most beneficial exercise route for burning belly fat was […]

The diminutive, yet all-powerful blueberry is a true work horse in terms of fortifying wellness and this report gives us yet another reason to include them regularly in our diets – maintaining an abundance of healthy bacteria in our colons. There has been an explosion of research highlighting that the types and amounts of bacteria […]

Learning to be mindful during eating is a proven means to eat less (in some studies up to 50% less!) and at the same time reduce stress while improving the pleasure of the dining experience. Here are the best ways to incorporate the proven power of mindfulness into your daily eating. Reserve eating just for […]

Caution! Yo-yo dieting may come with grave risks. That was the conclusion of a new study. For this study, researchers followed the weight and health status of 3,768 adults for a period of 16 years. Study subjects who exhibited the greatest fluctuations in body weight (a telltale marker for going on and off diets) were […]

Woohoo! Exercise compares to prescription drugs for lowering blood pressure. It is well-established that physical activity can lower blood pressure, but there have never been formal trials to pit one against the other. To get around this, researchers combined the results of 194 clinical trials assessing drugs for blood pressure and 197 trials looking at […]

In a highly informative and rigorous, new evaluation, scientists identified a small handful of nutrients that appear to be integral for optimal brain power. They began by selecting 32 nutrients common to the Mediterranean Diet because of this diet’s strong association in past studies with less dementia risk. Then they measured levels of these nutrients […]

There is now overwhelming evidence that diet has a profound influence on the risk of colon cancer and eating the right foods appears to be a simple way to safeguard your colon health. According to California researchers, brown rice, legumes, green vegetables, and dried fruit should regularly make their way onto your plate if you […]