Dr. Ann


Limit Your Intake of Omega 6 Oils – Plan of Action

Getting your intake of omega 6 oils down to a healthy level is simple. Simply abide by the following: Do not buy or use soybean oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, or corn oil in your kitchen. In leu of the oils above, choose extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). This anti-inflammatory oil should be your oil […]

Fat is what gives our foods flavor, and if you know exactly which oils to select, you get the best of both worlds —great tasting food that guards your health too. Remember, it is the type of fat in your diet that really matters. Your goals are to bring in the make-me-healthier fats (monounsaturated and […]

              Wild, organic blueberries or mixed berries A variety of bulk raw nuts Fresh frozen fish Packaged spinach Packaged peas Packaged shelled edamame Packaged organic chicken breast and thighs Frozen butter beans 100% whole grain corn tortillas Ground flax seed  

Fiber has a long list of health benefits. Here are the best ways to get more of this special compound in your daily diet. Consume as many fruits and veggies as possible. The superstars for fiber content include berries (raspberries #1), snow peas, apples, canned tomato products, pumpkin, cauliflower, avocado, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, Brussels […]

Appetite control is the Holy Grail for weight control.  Here are 3 simple and delicious ways to help you eat less.   ???? Dig the Power of Protein. Protein is nature’s diet pill – providing longer lasting appetite suppression than either fats or carbs. Include some healthy (lean) protein at every meal. The right dose […]

Vitamin D is a critically important nutrient for optimal health. Here is my best advice for achieving and maintaining a healthy blood level. Get regular prudent, SAFE sun exposure. Even a few minutes a day with arms and /or legs exposed in warmer months will suffice. Regularly consume foods containing vitamin D—oily fish like salmon […]

In a laboratory evaluation, scientists have preliminary evidence that prebiotics, dietary fibers that feed the good bacteria in our guts, may benefit sleep and stress resiliency. For this lab study scientists fed one group of mice a diet enriched with prebiotics and a control group of mice the same diet without the prebiotics. The researchers […]

The only type of yogurt (or kefir) I recommend is plain and I recently discovered a delicious and healthy way to sweeten it. Take 1/3 to ½ of a diced ripe banana and microwave for 30-40 seconds. This softens it making it really easy to quickly blend into your yogurt and significantly boosts its natural sweet flavor. Try […]

  As the saying goes – “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” Shifting more of your daily calories from lunch and/or dinner to breakfast may represent a powerful strategy for slowing the highly predictable middle-age spread. Cambridge scientists followed over 6,700 adults, age 40 to 75, over a […]

High levels of salt/sodium in the diet are linked to a long list of modern-day maladies—from cancer to heart disease to dementia. Take heed of the guidance that follows to keep dangerous levels of salt and sodium out of your diet. To have success in maintaining a healthy sodium intake, you MUST limit your intake […]

Although they quite literally bring us to tears, the organosulfur phytochemicals unique to onions and the other members of the allyl food group (garlic, leeks, chives, and scallions) are truly medicinal in their power to protect our health. Red onions are the true superstar standout of this bunch however, as they are uniquely high in […]

Canned pumpkin provides the highest concentration of carotenoids of all foods. Carotenoids are special plant-based antioxidants that keep our hearts, eyes, and skin healthy while lowering our cancer risk. Canned pumpkin is fantastic for weight control because it is high in fiber and low in calories. Given its remarkable nutritional firepower, it is a food […]

I consider beans the most underutilized and under-appreciated superfood.  Here are 8 reasons to include them in your diet every day. Beans have megawatt nutritional power.  They provide a vegetable protein, more fiber and folate than any other food, potent antioxidants, and several key minerals. Beans fill you up without filling you out.  Their high […]