Dr. Ann

Fuel for Life Breakfast Muffins Serves 12 These hearty and tasty breakfast muffins will fuel your body, mind, and soul. Ingredients 1 cup whole wheat flour 2/3’s cup old-fashioned oats 1 ½ tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp. salt 2 omega 3 eggs 2 ripe bananas, mashed ¼ cup […]

No bones about it – dried plums (prunes) have emerged as an exceptional food for bone health. Researchers have reported that dried plums contain compounds that act as powerful suppressors of bone resorption. Bone resorption occurs as we age and contributes to osteoporosis. The lead scientist has tested numerous fruits over his career and reports that none […]

Eating out, especially fast food, definitely makes eating healthy harder to do. But if you have to eat fast food, here are six tips for making the experience as healthy as possible. Seek out fast food establishments with the greatest selection of healthy options Avoid any fried foods Go for sandwiches or wraps made from whole […]

Kale is arguably the healthiest food on the planet and kale salads are delectable if you know how to properly prepare them.  The “magic step” is vigorously massaging the chopped kale leaves in your hands after you have poured on your vinaigrette of choice and before you add any additional ingredients (about 2 minutes). This all-important “kale massage” softens […]

Caution! Artificial sweeteners may raise the risk of metabolic diseases like type 2 diabetes. In a study published in the prestigious journal, Nature, researchers found that feeding lab mice three commonly used non-caloric sweeteners (saccharin, aspartame, and sucralose), relative to feeding them sugar water or plain water, lead to dramatic alterations of their intestinal bacteria and glucose intolerance. (Glucose […]

What we eat and how we sleep are linked. That was the conclusion from a new study evaluating diet and insomnia status in a large group of post-menopausal women. For this study 53,069 women kept food diaries and reported their sleep status at baseline and at the end of three years. The results? Women who […]

  MIRACLE BEANS Aim for 1 serving (1/2 cup) or more daily from any of the 24 varieties available. A great source of low-fat vegetable protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron, potassium, magnesium and phytochemicals. Because of their high fiber and protein content, beans are fantastic for appetite control. They effectively “fill you up” and don’t […]

This ancient “whole grain” was revered by the Inca’s and is arguably the healthiest of all whole grains (technically it is a seed, but we call it a whole grain because of its taste and texture).  It is a fantastic source of a full package of health – building minerals, is high in protein, including […]

The heart-healthy credentials of the Mediterranean pattern of eating received yet another scientific accolade. In a study that carefully monitored the diet and health profiles of 2,500 Greek adults ages 18 to 89, those who most closely followed this delectable way of eating slashed their risk of having a heart attack by 47 percent. For this evaluation, […]

The diminutive, yet all-powerful blueberry is a true work horse in terms of fortifying wellness and a new report gives us yet another reason to include them regularly in our diets – maintaining an abundance of healthy bacteria in our colons. There has been a recent explosion of research highlighting that the types and amounts […]

In an uplifting evaluation that proves the right foods can triumph over bad genes Spanish researchers found that the potent antioxidant phenol compounds in extra virgin olive oil stifle the activity of several genes that promote inflammation. They fed 20 study subjects controlled breakfasts on different occasions. Some were fed a breakfast enriched with high […]

Pumpkin Granola Serves 8 This is a delicious granola that incorporates so many superfoods including canned pumpkin, quinoa, and Chia seeds. My special thank to Keely Morris for sharing this recipe!   Ingredients ¼ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed well and pat dry with paper towel 2 cups rolled oats ¼ cup real maple syrup (or […]