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


My Favorite Healthy, Ultra-Delicious Dinner

This dinner is truly a WINNER. I make it often and find everyone I’ve made it for loves it too. Spiced Roasted Sweet Potatoes Serves 3-4 Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes, unpeeled   1-2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil spray    Chili Powder Garam Masala Kosher or Sea Salt    OR    Cumin Cinnamon Smoked Paprika    Choose whichever […]

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 […]

This dinner is truly a WINNER. I make it often and find everyone I’ve made it for loves it too. Spiced Roasted Sweet Potatoes Serves 3-4 Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes, unpeeled   1-2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil spray    Chili Powder Garam Masala Kosher or Sea Salt    OR    Cumin Cinnamon Smoked Paprika    Choose whichever […]

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Today I want to share something specifically for women, as well as something specifically for men, namely the best foods for breast health and the best foods for prostate health. Both breast cancer and prostate cancer risk are significantly impacted by the foods we eat, so it goes without saying that this is information you […]

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Today I want to share the best foods for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels or lowering a high cholesterol level. Over half of Americans have elevated cholesterol levels so please make note of these foods – many of which are simply scrumptious. Nuts – any variety Seeds – any variety, especially flax and chia seeds Beans, […]

The best foods for breast health and prostate health are in! I want to share something specifically for women, as well as something specifically for men: namely the best foods for breast health and the best foods for prostate health. Both breast cancer and prostate cancer risk are significantly impacted by the foods we eat, […]

Canned foods are in every American home, but are they all good for us? Although canned goods offer convenience and value, with a few notable exceptions, they are nutritionally inferior to their “fresh” or “frozen” counterparts.  Because of the high temperatures used in the canning process, heat-sensitive nutrients like vitamin C and B vitamins can […]

Olive is oil delicious and can keep you from developing a disease that devastates so many every year. Reach for olive oil to lower your cancer risk. In a review study that included the results of 45 previously published studies, scientists observed a significant protective effect of consuming olive oil for several types of cancer. […]

Are you a java lover? If you love your morning cup of coffee, you’ll love this news. Coffee is on a roll with yet another powerful study extolling its health virtues. The results of the largest study to date examining the relationship between drinking coffee and heart disease, as well as the risk of death, […]

Did you know eating more fiber can help protect from dementia? That’s right–you can eat to avoid dementia. More fiber, less dementia! This was the encouraging conclusion of a new study measuring fiber intake and dementia status.  For the study, scientists followed the fiber intake and dementia status of 3,739 adults aged 40-64 for a […]

Americans love to eat at restaurants, but should you be eating out for most of your meals? Today I want to share a bit on the perils of dining out. Over the past few decades, the most dramatic shift in our dietary habits has been the replacement of home-cooked meals with foods prepared by restaurants, […]

Change what you eat for better microbiome health. You can make simple diet changes, like eating less red meat and processed foods, to lower inflammation. Processed foods and red meat drive a pro-inflammatory gut microbiome. That was the conclusion of a powerful study that monitored the diets, as well as the gut microbes, of 1,425 study subjects […]