Dr. Ann

Fish oil supplements made headline news on 2 fronts this month.  The largest clinical trial ever undertaken to test the efficacy of fish oil for the treatment of depression revealed some very promising and happy results.  For study subjects with unipolar depression (depression without an anxiety disorder), the fish oil supplement relieved depression on par […]

In an intriguing new report, scientists determined that having a high HDL (good) cholesterol level is strongly associated with a lower risk of cancer.  The data comes from a review of 24 pooled studies that followed cancer incidence and HDL levels.  The researchers found a 36% lower risk of cancer for every 10 point increase in […]

Grilled meat, especially red meat is a well known source of 2 cancer-causing agents, namely HCA’s and PAH’s.  HCA’s develop when the muscle proteins of meats are exposed to high heat.  PAH’s form in the black, charred outer portions of grilled meats when the surface fat and juices come into direct contact with the flame […]

The darlings of the healthy fat world, namely omega 3’s, may prove to be helpful for preventing colon cancer.  In a study including about 1,900 adults, as the intakes of omega 3 fats increased, rates of colon cancer decreased.  Among white study participants, those consuming the most omega 3 fats had half the risk of […]

Plant-based diets scored another healthy victory thanks to investigators from Colorado State University.  After carefully following the diets of 34,028 Chinese women over 10 years, those who reported eating the most fruit, vegetables, and soy foods lowered their risk of developing breast cancer by 30 percent.  The cruciferous vegetables – broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, Brussels […]

As a woman, the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, and a proud member the board of directors of the Prevent Cancer Foundation , I want to share my top food picks for maximizing breast health:  read more>>

I remain in awe of the spectacular power physical activity provides on the disease-busting front.  Two new studies trumpet yet again its effectiveness for keeping the big C at bay.  Reporting in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (July 09), Finnish researchers concluded that men who engaged in moderate to vigorous exercise for at least […]

One of the most spectacular scientific advancements of the past 2 decades has been the recognition that as individuals, we have enormous power and control over whether or not we will develop chronic disease.  Thankfully, cancer is no exception to this glorious biologic reality.  Based on the latest scientific estimates, up to 70% of all […]

Gamma tocophenal, a high performing form of vitamin E, continues to make headline news on the disease-busting front.  Studies have linked this antioxidant work horse to better cardiovascular health and protection from a host of different cancers.  Fortunately, the foods that provide the very best supply are amongst the most delicious too – pistachios (bet […]

On the subject of potent antioxidants, we now know that constantly infusing our bodies with a steady stream of them should be the “bedrock” for healthy living.  A landmark, highly ambitious study that monitored genetic mutations through the human equivalent of 5,000 years — has shown for the very first time that the lion’s share […]

Cancer of the pancreas remains one of the most deadly of all malignancies and a new study provides the most powerful evidence yet, linking grilled or charred red meat with this ominous disease.  After closely following the deaths of 62,000 healthy adults over a nine year period, investigators reported that those with the highest intakes […]

When it comes to palatal pleasure and health-boosting performance nuts score a perfect 10, and an exciting new laboratory study provides yet another reason for women to be nuts over nuts.  Scientists reporting at the American Association for Cancer Research, (Denver, Apr 09) found that mice engineered to develop breast cancer who were fed the […]