Dr. Ann

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, […]

Mushrooms are very low in calories, containing just 20 per half cup. Mushrooms are a source of key nutrients including B vitamins, copper, potassium, selenium, and even vitamin D. Mushrooms are high in antioxidants, in many cases offering more than most vegetables. Mushrooms are home to a unique family of compounds called polysaccharides, which are […]

When we eat and how often we eat may impact our weight control for better or for worse. In a provocative new report that included data from more than 50,000 healthy adults followed over several years, scientists uncovered definite associations between meal timing and meal frequency and weight control. Here were the key take home […]

If you want to sharpen your focus, eat more greens! That was the conclusion of a new study that sought to investigate the relationship between lutein, a potent antioxidant abundant in dark leafy greens, and brain activation during a period of focused attention. For this study, the researchers measured the lutein levels in the back […]