Dr. Ann

Healthy Eating & Nutrition


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Avocado lovers rejoice! Replacing fresh avocado for refined carbs appears to be a delicious way to reduce hunger, boost fullness and improve blood glucose and insulin levels. For this study researchers had 31 overweight study subjects consume one of three test meals on three separate occasions. All of the test meals contained the same number […]

Lettuce Rejoice!  Fruits and veggies just scored a resounding scientific victory on the mental well-being front. In one of the largest and best conducted studies to date, scientists observed a robust relationship between mental well-being/life satisfaction and fruit and vegetable consumption. For this study, researchers followed the dietary habits and mental well-being of over 45,000 UK […]

Wild, organic blueberries or mixed berries A variety of bulk raw nuts Various cuts of venison Packaged spinach Packaged peas Packaged shelled edamame Packaged organic chicken breast and thighs Ezekial 4:9 Sprouted 100% Whole Grain Bread 100% Whole Grain Tortillas Packaged Chinese-style vegetables _______________________ Did you know you can get FREE access to my upcoming […]

Ginger is a superstar spice, especially for its anti-inflammatory power. Here easy ways to eat more of it! Use fresh ginger root to add flavorful intrigue to your dishes.  Chop or grate it into sauces, salad dressing or right on top of your salad, poultry or seafood. Snack on candied ginger or make it part […]

Maintaining a healthy body weight throughout life is second only to avoiding tobacco as the most powerful thing an individual can do to decrease their cancer risk – yet studies repeatedly show only a minority of the population is aware of the body weight cancer link (so help me spread the word by forwarding this […]

Over the past 20 years there has been a dramatic uptick in our intake of dietary fructose (largely from high fructose corn syrup and other sweeteners) and 2 studies add to a large swath of others that our health may be taking a beating as a result. In the first evaluation, scientists determined that among […]

According to an assessment of America’s eating habits, consuming more potassium is something we definitely need to improve upon. (Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2011) This all-important essential mineral plays a fundamental role in nerve and muscle function, ph balance, and can counter the adverse effects of eating too much sodium. The typical American diet contains […]

Here are some of the studies I reviewed relating to children’s health: In a study involving 312 middle school students, those with the highest fitness levels had the best grades and scored higher on standardized tests. (I have no doubt that the quickest and most powerful way to improve academic performance is with school-based exercise […]

For advocates and followers of low-carb/high protein diets, a provocative, report generating some of the first data on specifically how this diet pattern impacts vascular health, I hope will serve to douse any remaining Atkins’ enthusiasm once and for all. Reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Aug 09), scientists found that […]

The right proteins are a powerful ally in your pursuit of optimal health and my standard advice for making the best protein choices just got a big boost on the healthy heart front.  After following the diets of over 84,000 women for 26 years, Harvard investigators determined that eating red meat and full-fat dairy products […]

There are some superstar foods that I think are so extraordinarily healthy, I always have them on hand. Here are 5 of my favorites. Honestly, I stockpile these foods. Hemp Kernels (AKA shelled raw hemp seeds). I buy the Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts brand from Costco. Frozen blueberries. I buy the large bags of wild […]

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 percent of the U.S. population above the age of 40 is in a pre-diabetic state. That is a frightening statistic because, although it is less extreme than with full-fledged diabetes, the body is being damaged during pre-diabetes. The good news is, 90 percent of type […]

Over 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates enthusiastically proclaimed, “What is good for the heart is good for the mind.” Now we know he was spot on with these sage words.  Studies over the past decade have consistently revealed that if you take good care of your heart and arteries, you get the added bonus of having […]