Dr. Ann

Healthy Living


5 Canned Foods You Should Always Have On Hand

Canned foods are convenient, economical, and in some cases even healthier than their fresh counterparts. Here are five superstars I hope you are regularly taking advantage of! Beans (any variety) 100% pumpkin puree Salmon (red sockeye best) Tomato paste Whole tomatoes Try this great salmon recipe next time you stock up on this super-healthy canned good! Quick […]

Nuts really are a food that you can love, and they will love you back! Two new studies back this up beautifully. In the first, scientists concluded that people who eat nuts regularly are significantly less likely to develop cardiovascular disease. Here are the highlights: Those consuming five or more servings a week of any […]

Thanks to Cornell’s new Global Healthy Weight Registry, we are now privy to the “secrets of the forever slim.” The registry was created to survey and document the diet and lifestyle behaviors of adults who have maintained a trim and healthy body weight over their entire lives. Here are a handful of facts from the lifestyles […]

Tis the season for weight loss and if you want to succeed, simply stepping on the scale may be one of the most effective moves you could make. In a study that followed the body weight of overweight study subjects who expressed a desire to lose weight, those who weighed themselves more often over the following […]

Want to know to know how to change your diet once and for all? The past decade has delivered a flood of new science showing us the way. Here are the crucial guideposts: Begin first with full acceptance of where you are now – it is profoundly liberating. Seek the inspiration and motivation to change […]

Fiber has a long list of health benefits. Here are the best ways to get more of this special compound in your daily diet. Consume as many fruits and veggies as possible. The superstars for fiber content include berries (raspberries #1), snow peas, apples, canned tomato products, pumpkin, cauliflower, avocado, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, Brussels […]

The huge ecosystem of microorganisms that reside in your gastrointestinal tract (your microbiome) largely define your health destiny. Think of them as your most valuable partner in health and healing. The microbiome is integral to immunity, modulating inflammation, digestive function, mood, metabolism, stress resiliency, and much, much more. What defines a “healthy microbiome” is having […]

Fiber has a well-deserved and sparkling reputation as a key defense against our most dreaded chronic diseases, but fighting fat is where it shines most brilliantly. In fact, I consider fiber the most under-utilized and under-appreciated  “secret weapon” for weight and appetite control. Fiber is a superhero when it comes to fighting fat. Here are […]

Want a simple, 10-second activity proven to help with weight control? Then weigh yourself daily and record it! That was the encouraging conclusion from a two-year study performed by Cornell researchers. Study subjects who weighed themselves every day and recorded their weights on a spreadsheet or chart, both lost weight and kept it off over […]

Although they come in a dazzling array of colors, shapes, and sizes – all varieties of winter squash have show-stopping nutritional excellence. A single ½ cup serving provides over 100% of the daily requirement for vitamin A along with a big hit of fiber, vitamin C, B vitamins and precious minerals for just 37 calories. […]

Mother Nature generously offers up a long list of foods that are steeped in nutritional excellence. Here are 5 underrated superstar standouts that can take the quality of your diet to a whole new level of WOW. 1) Canned 100% Pumpkin Believe it or not, this “processed food” is healthier than its fresh counterpart and […]

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