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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 Asian Noodle Recipe

Enjoy this healthy asian noodle recipe without the guilt by using bean-based or whole wheat versions. Trust me, they’re delicious! Healthy Asian Noodle Alternatives Most everyone loves noodles–they’re such a comfort food! Thankfully there are lots of healthy choices available nowadays. One of the most improved areas in the grocery store, health-wise, is the pasta […]

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 […]

Enjoy this healthy asian noodle recipe without the guilt by using bean-based or whole wheat versions. Trust me, they’re delicious! Healthy Asian Noodle Alternatives Most everyone loves noodles–they’re such a comfort food! Thankfully there are lots of healthy choices available nowadays. One of the most improved areas in the grocery store, health-wise, is the pasta […]

Or can they lead to weight gain, type II diabetes, and inflammation? Today I want to share a word of caution for Sugar Substitutes: We are consuming record amounts of sugar substitutes, yet rates of obesity continue to mount.  There is little to no evidence that sugar substitutes help us with weight control over time. […]

Tahini sauce has many health benefits. It’s a condiment I could not live without! Today I want to get you excited about tahini, sometimes referred to as tahini paste. This nutritional gem is incredibly delicious and should be a culinary staple in your kitchen. Tahini is simply ground sesame seeds, which are the source of its […]

If you want to burn more calories after a meal, experience reduced hunger, as well as a more uplifted mood, add a liberal dash or two of red pepper flakes or even better, some hot pepper sauce to your dishes. Studies show that capsaicin, the component in hot peppers that provides their hot kick, can mitigate […]

Everyone (even small children) loves this dish. It’s one of my favorite salads, especially in the summer. Plus, beans are a superstar food almost everyone should be eating more of! Serves 8 Ingredients 2 cans black beans (GOYA best), rinsed 1 small can shoepeg corn, rinsed 1 bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped Juice of 1 lime Very liberal […]

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE LIST What are the “healthy” Costco foods? Fortunately, there are lots of great-for-you healthy choices. In fact, many are exceptional, and I am delighted to share them with you. (And please note: I have zero commercial relationships with any brands.) Print Dr. Ann’s popular “Costco Love List” to learn all […]

What if I told you there was a two-minute activity that required minimal to negligible effort, that was largely accessible, had zero side effects, and could do all of the following: improve your sleep improve your mood boost your brain power enhance your immune function improve your metabolism, and your overall wellbeing You would likely say, […]

Have you ever wondered how to breathe? Breathing is an action our bodies perform without conscious thought. What would happen if you brought your awareness to the way you inhale and exhale? Scientists have discovered what many of you have intuited: mouth breathing is bad for you. Here’s the latest on breathing techniques that can […]

10 Foods Dr. Ann Strives to Eat Daily Nuts (Any Variety) Berries (Any Variety) Avocados Dark Chocolate (70% or higher cacao) Extra Virgin Olive Oil Freshly Brewed Tea (Especially Matcha) Dark Leafy Greens (Raw or Cooked) Legumes (Beans, Peas, Lentils) Seeds (Ground Flax, Chia, Hemp) Fermented Foods (2-3 Servings Per Day) Here’s one of my favorite […]

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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