Dr. Ann

Healthy Living


10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health

Here are 10 simple, yet powerful things you can do that are guaranteed to place you on the path to optimal wellness. Give yourself an “oil change.”  Make extra virgin olive oil your oil of choice for room temperature, low heat and cold food preparations.  This “make-me-healthier” fat is filled with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory […]

Whole grains have already reached blockbuster status as foods that provide broad-spectrum disease protection and a powerful study adds to many others touting this wholesome food group as a powerful defense against type 2 diabetes. In a study that followed the diets of over 5,000 adults over an 8-10 year period, those consuming the most […]

Kale has earned an all-star reputation in recent years, however, most people don’t know how to turn this nutritional hero into a delectable salad. Join me in my kitchen to learn the essential (and easy) step to making a perfect kale salad. Your body will thank you. Your taste buds will applaud. See the whole recipe below. I […]

Even “safe levels” of BPA exposure may pose significant disease risk. That was the alarming conclusion from a first-of-its-kind study. BPA is a compound used in the production of a huge range of consumer products, including thermal receipts, canned foods, and many plastics. Most consumers are exposed to it several times a day. Past laboratory […]

Serves 4 plus This is a yummy cold weather soup and a delicious way to get in curry, carrot’s, and tomato’s immune boosting power! Ingredients 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 lb carrots, cut into ½ in rounds 1 lb yellow tomatoes (red plum will work fine), cut into quarters 2 […]

Even a few nights of poor sleep in healthy individuals results in a transient state of pre-diabetes. That is the eye-opening conclusion of a study that underscores how vital sleep is for metabolic function. For this study, researchers subjected 19 healthy, young men to four consecutive nights of sleep deprivation (just 4.3 hours of sleep) […]

Apples are a true wonder food.  Research has shown that this delicious fruit can lower cholesterol, improve blood sugar regulation, reduce cancer risk, reduce asthma risk, aid in weight control, protect vision, and improve gastrointestinal health. Apple and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast Serves 4 I find this recipe divine! Ingredients 2 tbsp. EVOO, divided […]

September 28, 2020 • Healthy Living

Vitamin C for Muscle Mass

Maintaining muscle mass as we age is paramount for health and quality of life. In some studies muscular strength is the single greatest predictor of independence in old age! Indeed, muscle mass is instrumental in avoiding frailty as well as the entire family of metabolic conditions, like type 2 diabetes. Thanks to a pivotal study […]

Caution! Consuming a diet high in red meat and refined carbs will spike your blood stream with toxic compounds called advanced glycation end products, AGE’s for short. That was the conclusion of a new study that pitted two calorie-matched diets – one including lots of red meat and processed carbs (HMD) to one including whole grains, […]

A prescription for honey anyone? With cold and flu season approaching, you will be pleased to hear that honey just received superior marks as a remedy for symptoms of upper respiratory infections relative to standard over-the-counter meds. For this report, scientists reviewed 14 previously published studies looking at the use of honey for typical cold symptoms […]

Boiling vegetables – significantly reduces nutrients, particularly vitamin C and B vitamins.  Deep frying – creates toxic molecules like oxidized fats and advanced glycation end products that damage cells and increase inflammation in the body. Microwaving in plastic – facilitates the movement of potentially toxic and cancer-boosting plastic residues, like BPA, into the food. Grilling meats over charcoal – […]

Regardless of how much you exercise, your body weight, or health status, prolonged sitting appears to dramatically boost the risk of dying. This is the riveting conclusion from a landmark report, and everybody needs to take heed. This study is part of the largest ongoing evaluation of healthy aging in the southern hemisphere and included […]

Eating a “big” breakfast relative to other meals has been shown in past studies to be helpful with appetite control and weight loss.  According to an intriguing laboratory evaluation, it may be especially wise to include a hefty dose of fat in this first feeding of the day. In this study, mice fed a breakfast […]