Dr. Ann

As someone who has a strong family history of breast cancer and as a member of Prevent Cancer Foundation‘s scientific advisory board, I want to share my top food picks for maximizing breast health. Beans/Lentils – This category of food is uniquely high in several nutrients important for breast cancer protection, including fiber, folic acid, and phytoestrogens […]

If you are under the illusion that cancer is simply bad luck or all in your genes, I have some fantastic news for you. According to a report published in the prestigious journal, Nature, up to 70-90 percent of cancer cases are related to lifestyle and environmental factors. This analysis was specifically undertaken to determine the […]

Nut’s stellar reputation as a workhorse for fighting disease just scored a huge scientific victory. In one of the largest studies to date, scientist found that simply consuming a daily, modest handful (20 grams) of nuts (any variety to include peanuts) was linked to the following health benefits: A 30 percent reduction in cardiovascular disease […]

In an uplifting new report, scientist concluded that a Mediterranean diet high in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) may offer robust protection from breast cancer. For this five year clinical trial, a group of 4,000 women were placed on one of three different diets: a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil (>15% of total […]

If you love eating your nuts like I do, you will be pleased to hear that nuts’ health credentials just received another notable accolade-cancer protection. For this first-of-its-kind evaluation scientists pooled the results of 36 previously published studies including more than 30,000 study subjects. Overall, consuming nuts was associated with a lower risk of cancer with the […]

If you need another reason to ditch colas for good, both diet and regular, keep reading. Caramel color is a common ingredient in dark colored sodas and past studies have shown that many can contain significant levels of a caramel color byproduct called 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI). 4-MEI has been shown to boost cancer risk in laboratory animals and […]

Processed red meat (think bacon, sausage, bologna, etc.) has a long and illustrious rap sheet and boosting colon cancer risk is at the very top of the list. In a ground-breaking new study that included over 18,000 people from around the globe, scientist identified a common gene variant that appears to significantly increase the chances for developing […]

 A study from the University of South Carolina (Epidemiology, May ’07) reported that post-menopausal women who had the highest lifetime consumption (defined as more than once a week) of grilled, barbequed or smoked red meat, had a 47 percent increased risk of breast cancer.  Those who combined this habit with a paucity of fruit and […]

If you are middle-age and love your meat, cheese, and dairy and eat it too, you may be dramatically boosting your risk of premature death, particularly from cancer.  In this eye-opening new report, middle-age study subjects consuming the most animal proteins were four times more likely to die of cancer than study subjects consuming a […]

The majority of the solid structure of our brains is made up of fat – yes we are all true fat heads! And the special type of fat that makes up most of our brain architecture is none other than the superstar omega 3 fat.  Omega 3 fat, specifically DHA is the brain’s most prized and […]

One of the most spectacular scientific advancements of the past 2 decades has been the realization that we have enormous personal power and control over whether or not we will develop chronic disease.  Thankfully, cancer is no exception to this awesome biological reality.  Based on the latest evidence, about 60% of all cancers could be […]

Eating more nuts and peanut butter during adolescents may prove to be a simple and delicious way to lower future breast cancer risk. In a novel new study that followed the eating habits of over 9000 pre-teen and teen girls over a 14-year period, those who consumed a daily serving of nuts or peanut butter […]