Dr. Ann

Following the resounding affirmation of the failure of low-fat diets to provide health benefits, investigators from the massive Women’s Health Initiative Study report that this boring style of eating is also ineffective for lowering cholesterol levels.  Women in the low-fat arm of this mammoth clinical trial did not experience any favorable changes in their blood lipid […]

Schedule Your One-on-One Session Today Contact Us Dr. Ann is a renowned authority in the areas of nutrition, healthy lifestyles, and disease prevention and is considered one of the most talented wellness educators and motivators in the country. Her private consultations are customized to fit your current health status and risks. Most comprehensive wellness training sessions […]

I’m thrilled to inform you that you 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 this study, the researchers […]

In an “enlightening” scientific study, scientists found that people much prefer the golden glow imparted by eating lots of carotenoid-rich vegetables versus sun-tanned skin.  It is well-known that the yellow/orange/red carotenoid pigments found in produce like sweet potatoes, carrots and tomatoes can build up in your skin if you eat them regularly. In this particular […]

Padding your dishes with extra veggies is a proven means to reduce caloric intake while boosting nutrient intake. Here are some simple ways to take advantage: Shred veggies (or buy them already shredded) carrots, zucchini, cabbage, broccoli, etc. and add to meatloaf, spaghetti sauce, lasagna, and baked goods like muffins. Add canned pumpkin or canned […]

Living a life with a strong sense of purpose can add years to your life and life to your years. That was the uplifting conclusion from a review study that included 10 formerly published studies looking at health outcomes in the context of life purpose. Relative to those with a low sense of purpose, study […]

Beware of Processed Foods In a study published in the prestigious journal, Nature, which really grabbed my attention, scientists concluded that very commonly used food additives, known as emulsifiers, may be triggering inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as well as obesity and other metabolic disorders. Recognizing that diet has an enormous impact on the microbiome (the name given […]

Emotional well-being and mood are profoundly influenced by diet and lifestyle. Gratefully, the science supports a host of “therapeutic lifestyle changes” – TLC for short – that can improve your mood and lower your risk of depression. Here’s the complete list based on my most recent scientific review. (Please note these strategies are in no […]

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 […]

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 […]

There is a widespread scientific consensus that dining out increases the risk of eating excess calories and well-conducted studies confirm it. According to a comprehensive evaluation by USDA researchers, here is what you can expect in terms of extra calories when you choose to eat foods away from home: Each additional meal or snack consumed […]

Kick start your day with one of my three favorite healthy breakfasts:   Breakfast smoothie – Blend the following ingredients until smooth: 2/3 cup frozen mixed berries or blueberries 1 banana 1 tight handful of baby spinach 1, 5.3oz plain or vanilla Greek-style yogurt (Oikos) ½ cup of ice (optional) 2 tbs Hemp seeds/kernels 1 […]