Dr. Ann

Healthy Eating & Nutrition


How to Keep Dangerous Levels of Salt/ Sodium Out of Your Diet

High levels of salt/sodium in the diet are linked to a long list of modern-day maladies—from cancer to heart disease to dementia. Take heed of the guidance that follows to keep dangerous levels of salt and sodium out of your diet. To have success in maintaining a healthy sodium intake, you MUST limit your intake […]

I prepare fresh salmon, wild if available, for dinner once a week. I cook enough that I have at least one serving left over for the next day’s lunch. I include salmon salad regularly (made from canned wild Alaskan Red Sockeye) for my weekday lunches. I often have a wild Alaskan salmon patty (I get […]

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Oh, the blessings of movement! Even small doses appear to ward off the blues. In the largest and most extensive study to date, researchers concluded that regular exercise, of any variety, for as little as one hour cumulative, a week can help prevent depression. For this landmark study, researchers monitored the exercise patterns as well […]

In an encouraging new report, scientists offer what may be a reliable antidote to one of the most predictable (and dreaded!) effects of dieting—a slowdown in metabolism and subsequent robust weight regain. For this intriguing new study, scientists placed men into one of two different diet groups. Diet group 1 cut their daily calories by […]

  Avocados Are Awesome I am always amazed by the number of people who consider avocados “unhealthy” or “fattening” when the delicious reality is that they are true wonder foods.  Avocados are filled with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats that lower bad (LDL) cholesterol while boosting good (HDL) cholesterol. This delicacy also offers a remarkably long list of […]

Breakfast skippers take note—missing this morning meal may harm your arteries and fatten up your waistline. In a study that monitored the breakfast eating habits of over 4,000 subjects free of heart disease or diabetes, researchers found a clear association between missing or skimping on breakfast and early markers for heart disease and diabetes. Based […]

Including whole grains in your diet is one of the tastiest and most effective ways to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, many cancers, and obesity. For best results include 3 servings of whole grains every day. Here are 7 easy ways to get 3 servings a day. (1 serving is 1/2 […]

Wild, organic blueberries or mixed berries A variety of bulk raw nuts Various cuts of venison Packaged spinach Packaged peas Packaged shelled edamame Packaged organic chicken breast and thighs Ezekial 4:9 Sprouted 100% Whole Grain Bread 100% Whole Grain Tortillas Packaged Chinese-style vegetables Join us November 17th for a life-changing wellness retreat at Plum Hill. Bring […]

Consuming optimal amounts of omega 3 fats relative to omega 6 fats is vitally important for brain health. And because brain health is EVERYTHING – I urge you to take advantage of the advice that follows to keep these two fats in a healthy balance. Tragically, the average American consumes about 20 times more omega […]

Amazing news here! The benefits of mindfulness-based interventions (MBI’S) like meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi extend far beyond relaxation and stress relief. Thanks to a sweeping new review study, we now have hard evidence that these readily available practices directly impact our DNA in a profoundly positive way! For this evaluation, experts from several universities combined […]

Just when I thought they couldn’t get any better, they did! Walnuts have long been prized for their unique package of health-boosting nutrients and disease-fighting prowess, and now it seems we can add helping us feel fuller and boosting self-control around risky foods as two additional accolades. For this new study scientist had 10 obese […]

A meticulously performed new study has confirmed what recent, past studies have found: The blue wavelength of light emitted from computers, tablets, and smartphones disrupts sleep and decreases the release of melatonin, a vital hormone involved in regulating the body’s all-important day/night rhythms. For this study researchers first monitored the sleep of 19 healthy study […]