Dr. Ann

The foods highest in flavonols are delicious and I recommend you eat them often! PRINT THE LIST HERE Flavonols are plant pigments, phytochemicals, with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown they are protective for all aspects of health, especially heart health and brain health. The foods highest in flavonols include the following in […]

You can improve GERD (aka heartburn) symptoms with lifestyle! Today I want to be sure you know that a healthy lifestyle can be a Godsend for those suffering from GERD, or Gastro-esophageal reflux, better know as heartburn, which has become near epidemic! 5 Anti-Reflux Practices In one of the largest and highest quality studies of […]

As part of my unwavering mission to help you easily achieve a healthy lifestyle, I want you to focus on the acronym ENJOY. Why have I decided on this acronym? Because experiencing joy is the highest of all positive emotions; and that is my ultimate goal for you. Plus, we know from cutting-edge behavior change […]

Transitioning to a healthy diet leads to impressive gains in life expectancy. That was the uplifting conclusion from a recent evaluation published in the journal PLOS Medicine.  For this report, scientists used existing data along with added data from the prestigious Global Burden of Disease Study. Using this large body of combined data, the scientists created a computer […]

Eating for brain health is a no brainer when you know the science behind the foods your brain loves. Blueberries are a delicious way to enjoy Mother Nature’s fruits, and yes, they’re great for cognitive power! The Diminutive Berry Scores Again Blueberries score another brain health win! Past studies have indicated that blueberries can improve […]

Looking for another way to reduce stress? Eating fruits and vegetables for peace may be just what the doctor ordered! Got stress? Eat more fruits and veggies! In a first-of-its-kind evaluation, scientists found that produce has the power to mitigate feelings of stress.  The study included 8,640 adults ages 33-53 and compared fruit and vegetable […]

As a physician and nutrition expert, here are five of my favorite tips for radically improving your diet. Welcome to Make It Happen Monday, your weekly dose from The Healthy Living School. Today I want to share 5 simple and delicious ways to radically–yes, radically–improve your health.  1. Give yourself an “oil change.”  Make  extra […]

Science has determined the best diet for a healthy microbiome. Your microbiome is the gateway to health and healing. Here’s why your gut microbiome matters and the key steps to feeding it right! I cannot stress more emphatically how important it is to “nurture your microbiome” as a primary focus of living a healthy life. Thankfully, […]

The benefits of fermented foods continue to mount. An Exciting Study Fermented foods recently scored a huge scientific victory.  In an elegantly conducted clinical trial by one of the world’s most esteemed microbiome scientists, we learned that stepping up the intake of fermented foods is a quick and highly effective way to boost gut microbial […]

Learn why you should try to include the top prebiotic foods in your diet often! Today I want to educate and inspire you to make a concerted effort to include more prebiotics in your diet. Prebiotics are a special category of dietary fiber that serve as the preferred source of fuel or food for your […]

Too many Americans have high cholesterol. Healthy eating can help you avoid being one of them! The top foods for lowering cholesterol are some of my favorite parts of my diet! Today I want to share my “Top 10 Foods for Lowering Cholesterol” Over HALF of Americans have elevated cholesterol levels so please make note […]

Knowing how to throw together a quick healthy lunch is a game changer. Making extra food to have left over is not only smart, it’s a great way to make a gourmet, great-for-you meal in minutes! Today I want to show you how to prepare a quick, simple, nutritionally turbo-charged dish that is one of […]