Dr. Ann

This diminutive legume is surprisingly powerful on the nutrition front.  It is home to a full package of minerals, a big dose of hunger-fighting fiber and protein, and scores of vitamins. Scientists have learned that green peas also contain a unique assortment of powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that show great promise for general health […]

According to Vanderbilt University scientists, having a drink of ordinary water (no designer “vitamin” waters needed!) can make you feel more alert and even kick up your metabolism a bit. Apparently, drinking water stimulates our sympathetic nervous system.  The lead researcher calculated that drinking 3 additional 16 ounce glasses of water a day could translate to […]

Stress is bad to the belly. Here are some tips to help you stay cool and trim. Make sure you move! Regular physical activity is arguably the most powerful means to lower your stress level. Commit to walking briskly or some other form of aerobic activity for 30 minutes or more daily (the more the […]

January 2, 2019 • Healthy Living

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Consuming optimal amounts of omega 3 fats relative to omega 6 fats is vitally important for brain health. And because brain health is EVERYTHING – I urge you to take advantage of the advice that follows to keep these two fats in a healthy balance. Tragically, the average American consumes about 20 times more omega […]

The New Year offers a sensational opportunity to harness the unrivaled goodness and power of healthy living. Here are 10 easy, delicious and totally-doable New Year’s resolutions that come with a science-backed guarantee to guard and improve your health and vitality. Enjoy a handful (about 1 ounce) of any variety of nuts (raw or roasted) […]

Although science has been lacking, my instincts have always told me that sunlight has health benefits well beyond its profoundly important role of providing the body with vitamin D. And now we have some concrete, proof-of-principle data to support my health intuition. For this evaluation, researchers from the University of Edinburgh monitored the blood pressure […]

This is one of my favorite healthy recipes: Healthy Stuffed Bell Peppers Serves 4 These are divine and hearty enough for a main dish. Ingredients Canola pan spray 2 cups chicken broth 1 cup quinoa or brown rice 4 large red bell peppers 1 tbs EVOO 1/2 cup chopped onion 6 oz zucchini, quartered lengthwise […]

Science emerges daily highlighting both the necessity of physical fitness, as well as the long list of astounding health benefits associated with routine exercise. With all the options available to us for getting our daily-dose of movement, it’s worth noting that yoga has maintained its popularity as an exercise practice of choice for more than […]

Maintaining normal metabolic function is at the bedrock for staying healthy and feeling great. Here is the complete list of directives for maintaining, improving or normalizing your metabolic health: Keep your weight in a healthy range (especially belly size) or lose weight if overweight. Exercise most days – a combination of aerobic (brisk walking) and […]

In a first of its kind evaluation, scientists have determined that resistance exercise, like lifting weights, may offer profound health benefits, particularly for the heart. For this evaluation, researchers closely followed the exercise habits and health status of 13,000 adults as part of the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study. Study subjects who lifted weights using either […]

Public Health experts have confirmed a clear link between a commonly used family of pesticides, organophosphates, and neurodevelopmental disorders in children. In a call to action, the researchers urged the government to take immediate steps to ban the use of these dubious agents. According to the lead author, “There is compelling evidence that exposure of […]