Dr. Ann

  Beans – Beans are the most underutilized economic superfood. This humble nutritional powerhouse of a food group is worthy on many fronts particularly for appetite control, healthy metabolism, cardiovascular health, and brain health. Strive to include a serving in any form and in any variety each day.     Dark Leafy Greens –   Dark […]

Airports are filled with gut-busting temptations! For your airport travel, abide by these on-the-go principles for the flight to high health. 1. I will not enter the airport terminal famished, and I will always keep healthy hunger-fighting snacks in my carry-on bag for ready access. 2. Because I may be stressed, pressed for time, or […]

Woohoo! That is what I said as I read a report that suggested that eating foods high in ellagic acid may help us lose weight and avoid gaining it. When you see the list of foods that provide the highest amounts, you will understand my glee – hint they are really delicious. First, the study […]

Here is my best guidance for doing your protein right when dining out: Seafood including fish or shellfish is an excellent choice because they provide healthy omega 3 fats and negligible saturated fats. Americans are not consuming optimal amounts of seafood, so this would be my top recommendation for a healthy protein. Of course, do not even consider ruining such […]

I prepare fresh salmon, wild if available, for dinner once a week. I cook enough that I have at least one serving left over for the next day’s lunch. I include salmon salad regularly (made from canned wild Alaskan Red Sockeye) for my weekday lunches. I often have a wild Alaskan salmon patty (I get […]

  Avocados Are Awesome I am always amazed by the number of people who consider avocados “unhealthy” or “fattening” when the delicious reality is that they are true wonder foods.  Avocados are filled with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats that lower bad (LDL) cholesterol while boosting good (HDL) cholesterol. This delicacy also offers a remarkably long list of […]

Breakfast skippers take note—missing this morning meal may harm your arteries and fatten up your waistline. In a study that monitored the breakfast eating habits of over 4,000 subjects free of heart disease or diabetes, researchers found a clear association between missing or skimping on breakfast and early markers for heart disease and diabetes. Based […]

Including whole grains in your diet is one of the tastiest and most effective ways to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, many cancers, and obesity. For best results include 3 servings of whole grains every day. Here are 7 easy ways to get 3 servings a day. (1 serving is 1/2 […]

Wild, organic blueberries or mixed berries A variety of bulk raw nuts Various cuts of venison Packaged spinach Packaged peas Packaged shelled edamame Packaged organic chicken breast and thighs Ezekial 4:9 Sprouted 100% Whole Grain Bread 100% Whole Grain Tortillas Packaged Chinese-style vegetables Join us November 17th for a life-changing wellness retreat at Plum Hill. Bring […]

Just when I thought they couldn’t get any better, they did! Walnuts have long been prized for their unique package of health-boosting nutrients and disease-fighting prowess, and now it seems we can add helping us feel fuller and boosting self-control around risky foods as two additional accolades. For this new study scientist had 10 obese […]

Frozen produce, contrary to conventional wisdom, is just as nutritious, and in some cases may be even better for you than fresh.  Here’s why: Produce that will be frozen for transport can be picked at the “peak” of ripeness thanks to flash-freezing technology that literally locks in their nutritional value, while simultaneously imparting long-term preservation.  The phytochemical and nutrient content […]

Available fresh from early summer to the late fall, usually available frozen, and always available canned – wild salmon is one of the healthiest protein packages on earth.  This delectable fish is virtually exploding with almighty omega 3 fats along with several key nutrients, including magnesium, selenium, B vitamins, and vitamin D (think heart health, […]