Dr. Ann

Weight Control


Easy Ways to Burn More Calories

Because even small amounts of excess body fat, especially if deposited in the belly, can boost the risk of many chronic diseases – taking steps to power up your metabolism can pay big health dividends. Simply stated, metabolism is the calories burned for the production of energy necessary to keep the body functioning properly. Whether […]

Past studies have shown a stark relationship between sitting and heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and premature death. Now a new study is sounding the alarm on the brain health front as well. For this report, UCLA scientists recruited 35 adults ages 45 to 75 and had them detail their physical activity levels, as well […]

Oh, the power of healthy living! In the first full-scale investigation of the impact of five basic healthy living practices on disease prevention and longevity, Harvard researchers uncovered wowing findings. For this analysis, over 120,000 adult men and women had their lifestyle habits and health monitored over a period of 27 to 34 years. Based […]

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 […]

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To evaluate the scientific efficacy of various interventions to boost intelligence in young children, researchers identified three effective strategies. For this evaluation, intelligence experts did a comprehensive review of the best-published studies. They noted the following IQ boosters: Supplementing the diets of pregnant women and newborns with omega 3 supplements and/or omega 3 rich foods. This […]

To fully leverage all the glorious goodness in your vegetables – be sure to eat them along with some form of healthy fat. Fat improves their flavor and mouthfeel, but most importantly serves as a vehicle for transporting their fat-soluble phytochemicals called carotenoids, from the digestive tract into the bloodstream. Carotenoids are one of the […]

In an intriguing scientific twist that really grabbed my attention, scientists uncovered insight on how the “type of calories” we eat – in this case, protein vs. carbs – can have totally different effects on special brain cells involved in wakefulness and metabolism. Housed in our brains are specialized neurons called orexin cells. Orexin cells […]

According to exercise physiologists at Duke University, aerobic activity is 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 moving the body […]

Grilling is fun, easy, and tasty, but it may be hazardous to your health. Grilled meat, especially red meat, is a well-known source of 2 cancer-causing agents, namely heterocyclic amines (HCA’s) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH’s). HCA’s develop when the muscle proteins of meats are exposed to high heat. PAH’s form in the black, charred outer portions […]

The food industry has mastered labeling their products in such a way that we are tempted to eat just about anything. Many so-called “health foods” are nothing more than nutritionally defunct, empty calories masquerading as the good guys you want them to be. What follows are the most notorious “health food imposters.” Flavored yogurt products: Although […]

Reduce Your Intake of the Great White Hazards. This includes the refined, high glycemic carbs – white flour products, white rice, white potatoes, and sugars/sweets. Increase Your Levels of Physical Activity.  Strive for at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily, but more is even better. Additionally, avoid prolonged sitting. Increase Your […]

Cinnamon, like many other spices, has emerged as a true wonder food in terms of almost medicinal-type power to protect our health. A small handful of studies have reported that cinnamon enhances both the metabolism of glucose and cholesterol and may thusly provide protection from type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A study published in the Journal […]