Dr. Ann

Did you know that some of the very same pigments (phytochemicals) that give plant foods their deep, rich color can provide “built-in” SPF for your skin? It’s deliciously true and as the summer rapidly approaches, I wanted you to be aware of this little recognized fact.  The very same phytochemicals that are responsible for launching […]

Oily fish is nature’s most abundant source of long-chained omega 3 fatty acids, currently considered the Queen of the healthy fats.  It also happens to be nature’s only food that provides a hefty dose of vitamin D, the current King of vitamins. “Oily” fish include salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, and lake trout.  To view a […]

A disheartening finding in the August issue of Patient Education and Counseling served as a provocative reminder to me to remind you of the power we hold as individuals to slash our cancer risk simply by moving more.  Despite the fact that regular exercise has been shown to lower colon cancer risk by 30 – […]

The largest study ever to look at the effects of red and processed meat on a broad range of cancers found that those consuming the most red meat, equivalent to a quarter pound hamburger or a pork chop per day were at higher risk of a number of cancers including colo-rectal, esophageal, liver, and lung […]

With the exception of those who are pregnant, coffee is not only a remarkably safe (and delicious!) beverage, mounting science is discovering that it conveys significant health benefits too. A new report in the American Journal of Epidemiology (Dec. 08) that followed over 38,000 adults for a 13 year period found those who drank 1 […]

From a disease-prevention standpoint, the Mediterranean-style eating pattern, which features heavy use of extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), regularly comes out on top as the tastiest and most efficacious. According to BMC Cancer (Dec. 08), Spanish researchers have discovered some super potent, anti-cancer chemicals in EVOO that may explain why this eating style is associated with […]

A massive, new, landmark review of the most definitive science to date provides confirmation that we, as individuals, have enormous control over whether or not we will develop cancer.  Titled Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer:  a Global Perspective – the report was the most comprehensive ever undertaken to examine the impact of […]