Dr. Ann

If you want the healthy diet changes you make to really stick, I have some great news. According to nifty, new research your “approach” makes all the difference. The key is a positive focus.  Meaning, what works best is incorporating healthy foods you truly enjoy versus ditching your favorites or forcing yourself to eat foods […]

Fiber’s reputation as a nutritional hero just got even sexier. In fact, fiber may be the real fountain of youth. That was the upshot of a new Australian study that followed the diets and health statuses of over 1,600 adults for a ten-year period. At the beginning of the study all of the study subjects […]

Chronic inflammation is now broadly recognized as the key driver of most all chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and even some cancers. Thankfully, the evidence is piling up that diet, in particular, plant-based polyphenols can be a powerful antidote. In a new study that sought to evaluate the relative potency of various polyphenols for stifling […]

  The studies confirming movement as a “magic pill” for vitality and health protection just keep rolling in. Here are two new exciting ones to get you going. In a study that was the first to evaluate the relationship between fitness, heart function and blood flow to the brain, scientists concluded that exercise at any […]

This salad features a slew of uniquely potent foods for dousing the fire of excess inflammation. So enjoy and be cool! (Keep in mind that curry powder contains turmeric, the king of all the anti-inflammatory spices.) Ingredients for Salad 1 six-ounce container of organic lettuce greens of choice 1/2 medium yellow or purple onion, finely […]

  At the end of the day, I think everyone deserves the comfort and pleasure of eating a wholesome, home-cooked meal with loved ones can provide.  With the business of my often hectic work day behind me, I cherish sitting down at the dinner table with my family to enjoy a meal that is nutritious, […]

If you’re like most Americans, the never-ending stream of ultra-processed, highly palatable foods that define our modern food supply has hijacked your taste buds. But have no fear! Fortunately, our sense of taste is highly malleable. This means that your taste buds can be coaxed into loving the simple and less intense flavor profiles typical […]

  Past studies have linked low levels of vitamin D with depression, and a new evaluation adds to the growing pile of evidence that adequate levels of vitamin D are fundamental to good mental health. This evaluation included over 7,000 British subjects and found those with vitamin D levels in the normal range had a 43% […]

I was so excited to see Dr. Ann last year when she came. I purchased her books and laminated grocery guides. I’m thankful to have learned so much from the book and listening to Dr. Ann, although I haven’t utilized all the info, I know our family has benefited, especially my 7 year daughter Serenity. While in the kitchen recently and having a conversation with […]

In a highly encouraging new report that echo’s previous findings, scientists concluded the greatest benefits come from losing just 5 percent of body weight. Yes, the biggest health bang for your efforts can be attained with a very modest weight loss. For this study, researchers randomly assigned 40 obese adults to maintain weight or to […]

Yikes! A messy kitchen may make us eat more. Eating behavior scientists recently conducted a study looking at snacking in a tidy kitchen vs. a messy kitchen. For this study, researchers placed 98 women into one of two different kitchen environments—one that was organized and clean, and one that was chaotic and unkempt. Each woman […]

The following are the foods to either indulge in or stay away from if you want to keep your eyes heathy. ENJOY: • As many fruits and veggies as possible—aim for 7 or more combined servings a day. (note superstars for eye health in red) • Extra virgin olive oil as your oil of choice. […]