Dr. Ann

Healthy Eating & Nutrition


Take the Pressure Off with Kefir

Fermented foods are rockin’ for health and one of my favorites, kefir, may be an especially wise choice for those concerned with high blood pressure. Past studies have indicated that dysbiosis, an imbalance of gut bacteria, may be a cause of high blood pressure. Additionally, studies have shown that probiotics, supplements of beneficial bacteria, can […]

Diverticulitis is considered a disease tied to modern living, and it has become increasingly more common, particularly in younger adults. Avoiding processed foods, eating an abundance of plant-based foods, controlling your weight, and being physically active are additional steps to reduce your risks of this painful GI condition.   Join us on Friday, May 11th for […]

Eating fewer overall calories with more fruits and vegetables is not only healthy; it can be life-changing and delicious, too! Just follow these simple steps to success. – “Volumize” your meals and snacks with as many high- fiber, high- water fruits and vegetables as possible. The best choices include the following: Fruits—berries, cherries, plums, any whole […]

Thanks to the researchers from the famed Cornell Food and Brand Lab, we can now take advantage of three proven tactics for boosting the likelihood that we will eat healthily. To uncover these “secrets to healthier eating” the researchers analyzed 112 studies related to healthy eating behavior. After carefully combing through these former studies, the researchers identified […]

I hope this report lights up your day! In a fascinating study, researchers noted a robust and consistent relationship between exposure to bright, natural light in the early part of the day and a lower body weight. For the study, researchers had 54 adults wear a special device that monitored their light exposure and the […]

If you love almonds like I do, you will be delighted to learn that this wonder of a superstar food provides significantly fewer calories than previously thought. In a study specifically designed to accurately measure the actual number of “digested and absorbed” calories provided by almonds – scientists found the calorie counts were in reality […]

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Appetite control is the Holy Grail for weight control.  Here are 3 simple and delicious ways to help you eat less. Dig the Power of Protein Protein is nature’s diet pill – providing longer lasting appetite suppression than either fats or carbs. Include some healthy (lean) protein at every meal.  The right dose (around 12+ […]

In a powerful landmark report that sought to drill down to what specific dietary and lifestyle factors most closely correlated to weight gain over time, Harvard researchers uncovered some very striking and consistent findings. This behemoth of a study involved over 115,000 adults followed for up to 20 years. Of all the factors they followed […]

  Is regular exercise the real fountain of youth? According to an exciting new report, the answer appears to be an energizing YES. For this evaluation, scientists recruited 125 highly fit, regular cyclists aged 55 to 79, including 84 males and 41 females. For comparison, the scientists also recruited 75 healthy older adults and 55 […]

Low levels of vitamin D are amongst the most common and concerning of all vitamin deficiencies reported in the US, affecting 50-70 percent of adults and 30 to 50 percent of youth. Sadly, low levels of vitamin D have been tied to a litany of adverse health outcomes including CV disease, cancer, metabolic dysfunction, Type […]

Feed the good bacteria in your gut and reap glorious rewards. That was the upshot of an important new study culminating from several years of research. For this study researchers put a group of type 2 diabetics on one of two diet protocols. Group one was placed on a standard diabetes diet and group two […]

Speaking of positive, I’m thrilled to inform you that you really can eat your way to more happiness. In the first major study to elucidate the relationship between what we eat and our psychological well-being, the verdict was clear, compelling and totally uplifting. The more fruits and veggies we eat, the happier we are. For […]