Dr. Ann

Healthy Eating & Nutrition, Healthy Living


Fermented Foods Score a Huge Win

This is really big! In an elegantly conducted clinical trial by one of the world’s most esteemed microbiome scientists we find that stepping up the intake of fermented foods is a quick and effective way to boost gut microbial diversity AND decrease damaging inflammation—even more so than stepping up your intake of fiber-rich plant foods! […]


Foods Highest In Flavonoids, Flavones, & Anthocyanins

These remarkable compounds have been linked to powerful health protection and are especially known for their anti-inflammatory and gut microbiome-enhancing properties. Flavonoids Dark Leafy Greens Onions Apples Berries Cherries Dark Chocolate Soybeans Coffee Red Wine Freshly Brewed Green and Black Tea Citrus Fruits  Flavones Parsley – fresh best Apples – organic best; eat the skin […]

Healthy Eating & Nutrition, Healthy Living


Why My Wellness Mantra is “ENJOY!”

As part of my unwavering mission to help you easily achieve a healthy lifestyle, I want you to focus on the acronym ENJOY. What are the fundamental 5? E – Eat real food (in 12-hours or less daily). N – Nurture your microbiome. J – Join me in moving daily. O – Optimize your breathing. Y – Yes to restorative […]

This is really big! In an elegantly conducted clinical trial by one of the world’s most esteemed microbiome scientists we find that stepping up the intake of fermented foods is a quick and effective way to boost gut microbial diversity AND decrease damaging inflammation—even more so than stepping up your intake of fiber-rich plant foods! […]

These remarkable compounds have been linked to powerful health protection and are especially known for their anti-inflammatory and gut microbiome-enhancing properties. Flavonoids Dark Leafy Greens Onions Apples Berries Cherries Dark Chocolate Soybeans Coffee Red Wine Freshly Brewed Green and Black Tea Citrus Fruits  Flavones Parsley – fresh best Apples – organic best; eat the skin […]

As part of my unwavering mission to help you easily achieve a healthy lifestyle, I want you to focus on the acronym ENJOY. What are the fundamental 5? E – Eat real food (in 12-hours or less daily). N – Nurture your microbiome. J – Join me in moving daily. O – Optimize your breathing. Y – Yes to restorative […]

How to consume the optimal ratio of these essential fats is critical for overall brain and body health. Consume the Optimal Ratio Consuming optimal amounts of omega 3 fats relative to omega 6 fats is vitally important for brain health, heart health, and lowering inflammation in the body. And because these three things are EVERYTHING, […]

The foods highest in flavonols are delicious and I recommend you eat them often! PRINT THE LIST HERE Flavonols are plant pigments, phytochemicals, with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown they are protective for all aspects of health, especially heart health and brain health. The foods highest in flavonols include the following in […]

You can improve GERD (aka heartburn) symptoms with lifestyle! Today I want to be sure you know that a healthy lifestyle can be a Godsend for those suffering from GERD, or Gastro-esophageal reflux, better know as heartburn, which has become near epidemic! 5 Anti-Reflux Practices In one of the largest and highest quality studies of […]

Today I want to share a list of foods that are prized for their potential anti-cancer effects. Specifically foods or foods high in specific compounds that have been shown at least in the petri dish or test tube to thwart or stop the growth of cancer cells. I like to think of these special foods […]

Transitioning to a healthy diet leads to impressive gains in life expectancy. That was the uplifting conclusion from a recent evaluation published in the journal PLOS Medicine.  For this report, scientists used existing data along with added data from the prestigious Global Burden of Disease Study. Using this large body of combined data, the scientists created a computer […]

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6 Reasons to Exercise First Thing In the Morning Although exercise is great for health during any time of the day, here are 6 science-backed reasons to exercise first thing in the morning. The 6 Reasons It strengthens the all-important circadian rhythm. It improves sleep.* It provides an immediate boost in mood that can linger […]

Cultivating a spiritual practice can be a great tool for promoting better health. Spirituality has broad benefits for mental and physical health and plays a vital role in those facing serious illness.  That was the conclusion of the most comprehensive and rigorous review of evidence to date by a 27-member panel of multidisciplinary experts in […]

Eating for brain health is a no brainer when you know the science behind the foods your brain loves. Blueberries are a delicious way to enjoy Mother Nature’s fruits, and yes, they’re great for cognitive power! The Diminutive Berry Scores Again Blueberries score another brain health win! Past studies have indicated that blueberries can improve […]

Looking for another way to reduce stress? Eating fruits and vegetables for peace may be just what the doctor ordered! Got stress? Eat more fruits and veggies! In a first-of-its-kind evaluation, scientists found that produce has the power to mitigate feelings of stress.  The study included 8,640 adults ages 33-53 and compared fruit and vegetable […]

As a physician and nutrition expert, here are five of my favorite tips for radically improving your diet. Welcome to Make It Happen Monday, your weekly dose from The Healthy Living School. Today I want to share 5 simple and delicious ways to radically–yes, radically–improve your health.  1. Give yourself an “oil change.”  Make  extra […]