Dr. Ann

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 […]

Got GERD? Keep reading. In one of the largest and highest quality studies of its type, scientists concluded that diet and lifestyle appear to offer substantial benefits for those suffering from heartburn, known in medicine as gastroesophageal reflux or GERD.  For this report, scientists carefully monitored the diet, lifestyle, and health status of 43,000 women, ages 42-62, […]

December 7, 2021 •

Plastics Threaten Our Health

In a highly alarming report, the world’s most authoritative body of endocrine (hormone) experts, including physicians and scientists, just presented a sobering summary of the harmful effects on health from widespread contamination of our homes, workplaces, and environments by endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) in plastics. EDCs are compounds that leach from everyday use plastics, which disrupt the […]

Avocados have a well-deserved, glowing reputation as a superstar food, and we can now add better gut health to its list of health accolades. In a study undertaken to assess how consuming avocado daily would affect the gut microbiome, scientists provided 163 overweight, but healthy young adults a daily meal either with or without an […]

Cheerfulness helps maintain a sharp mind as we age. That was the uplifting conclusion from scientists at Northwestern University who monitored the emotional states and memory of aging adults over an extended period. Using a scientifically validated questionnaire, 991 middle-age and older adults reported on their emotional status in the previous 30 days on three […]

Flavonoid-rich foods just landed a major brain health win. Flavonoids are plant-based compounds revered for their potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory prowess, as well as their propensity to enhance the growth of good gut bacteria. For this long term study, researchers evaluated the cognitive function of 2,800 middle-age and older adults at baseline (all normal to […]

October 10, 2021 •

Practice Moving Daily!

Regular physical activity is the closest thing to the “magic bullet” for guarding the health and   vitality of both your brain and your body.   Benefits almost too numerous to count. However, you must understand that we now know that the human body and brain require a certain threshold amount of physical activity daily […]

  Sleep is paramount for health and weight control. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to prevent sleep deprivation from putting a damper on your health and your diet. Here’s what I suggest: -Strive to get at least seven hours of restful sleep a night. Some people do even better with eight. -Make the room […]

I cannot stress enough how important it is to be certain that you are regularly consuming this crucially important fat.  The foods that provide omega-3 fats include seafood (particularly oily fish), walnuts, whole soy foods, canola oil, omega-3 fortified eggs, flax, chia, and hemp seeds, wheat germ, and dark leafy greens.   Of all the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gut microbes directly impact stroke severity and stroke outcomes. That was the riveting conclusion from a first-of-its-kind laboratory study. This illuminating discovery is thanks to an esteemed group of Cleveland Clinic scientists with over a decade of experience unraveling the relationship between TMAO, a toxic compound created by certain species of gut microbes, and health […]

Long-chained omega 3 fats like those in oily fish are firmly established as pivotal agents for brain health and regulating inflammation. Now, an eye-popping new lab study is revealing that these precious fats appear to be a powerful weapon for killing cancer cells as well. To make this determination, scientists conducted two studies. In the first, scientists added […]