Dr. Ann

Healthy Eating & Nutrition


Recipe: Incredibly Tasty Black Bean Burgers

I worked for a few months tweaking this recipe until I nailed it. This wholesome bean-based burger is everything you are looking for – delicious, filling, super-healthy and easy to make.

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


Foods Highest In Flavonols

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 […]

June 15, 2023 •

Foods Highest in Flavanols

Flavanols are prized plant compounds that exhibit uniquely powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. They appear to be especially helpful for cardiovascular health and brain health. Here are the foods that contain highest amounts of flavanols : See how I make my Matcha Elixir in this video!

If eating an anti-inflammatory diet is important to you, don’t miss my upcoming Live Training on How to Eat to Reduce Toxic Inflammation! Learn more or register here. Serves 8-10 Canned salmon is an underutilized superfood. I grew up eating this recipe once a week and feel so grateful as I know my brain benefited. This is a good […]

Deep sleep is vital for detoxing, regenerating, and healing our tissues, especially in the brain. Here are the top things you can do to improve your deep sleep. Don’t miss this Thursday’s Live Virtual Training: Get Your FATS in Order! There will be plenty of time for Q&A at the end. Everyone will receive a […]

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 sleep. Why have I decided on this acronym? Because experiencing joy is the highest of all positive emotions; and that is my ultimate […]

Meditation is on a roll—scoring one scientific victory after another. According to findings from a new study from scientists at Yale, Columbia, and Dartmouth as little as a single session of training in mindfulness, in those with no previous experience, leads to a pronounced decrease in pain, as well as feelings of negativity. Mindfulness is […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]