Dr. Ann

An evaluation undertaken to assess the impact of diet patterns on the development of hip arthritis found fruits and vegetables were generally protective with the allium group of veggies showing the most effectiveness. The study included a careful assessment of the dietary habits of over 1,000 subjects along with x-ray analysis of their joints.  The […]

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The science linking diet to brain function is growing by the day and totally captivates me. Thanks to a new double blind, crossover clinical trial, we have evidence that even a single meal high in saturated fat can compromise focus and concentration. For this study scientists carefully monitored the focusing ability of 51 women fed […]

Drinking as little as one sugary drink a day may significantly boost the risk of heart disease. That was the conclusion of an analysis of 106,000 women, healthy at enrollment, who reported on their intake of sugary beverages and had their health monitored for the next 25 years. Known as the California Teachers Study, here were […]

Dietary fiber has garnered a stunning list of health accolades over the past 25 years and thanks to a powerful new review study, this rock star nutrient can proudly shine even brighter. For this report scientists combined the results of 42 previously published, high-quality studies looking at the effects of increasing dietary fiber in those with […]

Maintaining a healthy and abundant ecosystem of bacteria in your gut is paramount for all aspects of good health, particularly gastrointestinal, metabolic, immune, and brain health. And the surest way to get there is to consume plentiful amounts of fiber-rich, plant-based foods because these are the foods that feed them. Beneficial gut bacteria are especially fond of […]

When it comes to diet and health, it is the full spectrum of foods you consume that matters the most. In an evaluation from Sweden’s Lund University, scientists documented the awesome, collective health-boosting power multiple great-for-you foods can provide vs. individual ones. For this evaluation, 44 healthy, but overweight study subjects were put on a dietary regime […]

Some vegetables are better for you raw, while others are better for you cooked. Your best bet is to include some of both each day. I always include at least one cooked vegetable and one raw variety or varieties as part of my family’s dinner each night. For more on the healthiest ways to prepare […]

Garlic, onions, and shallots are some of my favorite culinary gems! Use more garlic, onions, and shallots in your cooking as an easy way to boost their healthfulness, flavor, and mouthfeel. These essentially zero-calorie foods are super high in beneficial plant compounds including a unique group known as kokumi substances. Kokumi agents enhance food’s natural […]

Ginger already enjoys rock-star status as a potent anti-inflammatory spice, and now it seems freshening our breath and cleansing our palates are two additional accolades that this gem of a root can claim. The scientists involved in this study reported that ginger’s primary flavor ingredient, 6-gingerol, boosts saliva levels of the enzyme, sulfhydryl oxidase, up to […]

Physically intact whole grains are an exceptional food for health protection and black rice is arguably the cream of the rice crop. This exotic and strikingly luscious colored rice, also known as “forbidden rice,” was revered and specifically reserved for Ancient Asian royalty. Along with a wholesome nutritional wallop from abundant fiber, minerals, and vitamins, […]

No matter how you slice it, this thirst-quenching, low calorie treat is a reservoir of wholesome goodness. Watermelon is dripping in vitamins A and C that come along with a mother load of the awesome antioxidant lycopene. This terrific trio of nutrients qualifies this summer fruit as a champion food for both cancer protection and […]