Dr. Ann

Weight Control


3 of My Favorite Ways to Shave Calories While Boosting Nutrition

1.  Substituting non-fat Greek plain yogurt for mayonnaise, sour cream, or cream in my dressings, sauces, soups, and tuna or salmon salads 2.  Substituting a big bed of chopped spinach for the noodles/pasta in my spaghetti and other dishes that feature pasta (I throw frozen chopped spinach in the microwave and squeeze out all of […]

1.  Substituting non-fat Greek plain yogurt for mayonnaise, sour cream, or cream in my dressings, sauces, soups, and tuna or salmon salads 2.  Substituting a big bed of chopped spinach for the noodles/pasta in my spaghetti and other dishes that feature pasta (I throw frozen chopped spinach in the microwave and squeeze out all of […]

I’ll never forget the medical mission my family and I went on in Peru (which included a 28 mile hike to Machu Picchu on the ancient Inca trail) and how it gave me a renewed appreciation for fitness, Mother Earth, and quinoa! Commonly considered a grain, but actually a protein-rich seed, quinoa was revered as ” […]

The advice to eat “an apple a day” got a huge boost thanks to a study whose healthy results even shocked the lead investigator.  For this study, 160 middle age to older women were randomly assigned to eat either 75 grams of dried apples a day or 75 grams of prunes a day for a […]

If you love your morning coffee as much as I do, you will be pleased to hear that your daily java ritual may be perking up the function of your blood vessels. In a study conducted in 27 healthy adults who were not regular coffee drinkers, drinking a single cup of caffeinated coffee increased blood […]

Dark leafy greens are one of the healthiest foods (arguably THE healthiest) on the planet and thanks to this study, their disease-busting credentials is even bigger.  Based on a review of six studies including over 220,000 people, eating more leafy green vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes (1).  There is such […]

Diet has a profound impact on the structure, function, and health of our brains. Here are 5 foods your brain loves and why. Salmon: Salmon, particularly wild salmon, is arguably the highest quality protein for brain health. This oily fish is the richest source of the all-important, but difficult to come by omega 3 fats, […]

In a review of 11 published studies including 247,510 adults, researchers concluded that consuming potassium rich foods was associated with significant stroke prevention.  People who consumed 1.64 grams or more of potassium a day (equivalent to 5 servings of fruits and veggies) were 21 percent less likely to have a stroke than those getting the […]

Amazing news here! The benefits of mindfulness-based interventions (MBI’S) like meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi extend far beyond relaxation and stress relief. Thanks to a sweeping new review study, we now have hard evidence that these readily available practices directly impact our DNA in a profoundly positive way! For this evaluation, experts from several universities combined […]

Enjoying a generous handful of walnuts daily can improve the quality of your diet and boost your cardiometabolic health-without sabotaging your waistline. That was the encouraging conclusion from a clinical trial conducted to test the effects of a daily dose of walnuts on cardiometabolic health. For this study, researchers provided diet counseling to 112 adults […]

Let’s Talk About Garlic Did you know that garlic… is a medicinal food? can help prevent colds and the flu? can help lower blood pressure?  Did you also know that when you use it at home YOU ARE IN CONTROL of how many health benefits you can get from this superstar food? Join me in […]

Legumes’ legacy as supreme foods for metabolic health has received a big boost. In a study that followed the diet and health status of 3,349 individuals “at-risk” for type 2 diabetes over a four-year period, those who consumed the most legumes were 35 percent less likely to go on to develop diabetes than those consuming the […]

  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, […]