Dr. Ann

Unfortunately the standard American diet (SAD for short) is woefully deficient in fiber – an undigestible form of plant-carbohydrate that we now know plays a huge role in broad spectrum disease protection including promoting gastrointestinal health, aiding in maintenance of a healthy body weight along with reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, many cancers and […]

The Mediterranean pattern of eating just scored a major victory in the cardiac arena. This delectable eating pattern has already proven itself as a diet worthy of preventing heart disease so scientists were eager to put it to the test in heart attack patients. For this study, scientists placed 1,002 subjects who had previously had […]

A team of esteemed brain health researchers have just published a breakthrough report confirming a direct link between Alzheimer’s disease and the ecosystem of bacteria that reside in our guts, the gut microbiome. Past studies had already confirmed that the gut bacteria in Alzheimer’s patients are altered relative to cognitively healthy people. What’s more, past […]

Serves 6 plus This chicken soup is turbocharged with superstars like curry and kale. The fam will never know they are eating a dish so steeped in health-boosting power. Ingredients 4 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbs of curry powder 2 tsp cumin 5 large carrots, […]

  Breakfast is a delicious time of day and a great opportunity to pack in nutrients that can boost brain health, increase energy and set your whole day off on the right track. One of my favorite morning meals is a breakfast bowl that includes: 1 Scoop Plain Greek Yogurt 1/4 Cup Plain Kefir 1/2 Melted […]

Inflammation is a key driver of most chronic diseases and the anti-inflammatory power in ginger is off-the-charts.The potent inflammation busters in ginger are called xanthines. These valuable agents are also work horses for boosting immunity and fighting viral infections. For optimal results, include ginger, powdered or fresh, in your diet regularly – daily is best. […]

Dark leafy greens are one of the healthiest foods (arguably THE healthiest food) on the planet and thanks to this study, their disease-busting credentials are bigger than ever. Based on a review of six studies including over 220,000 people, eating more leafy green vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes (British Medical […]

  Here are the superstar foods that are always available in my pantry: Almond butter  Organic quinoa  A variety of canned and dried beans  Canned red sockeye salmon  A variety of bagged teas   Steel cut oats or old fashioned oats  Cocoa powder  Brown rice  Honey or molasses  Organic vegetable broth  Food Should Taste Good multigrain tortilla chips   […]

Serves 8-10 Canned salmon is an underutilized superfood. I grew up eating this recipe once a week and feel so grateful as I know my brain benefited. This is a good recipe for getting kids to eat salmon and is more economical than fresh. Ingredients Salmon cakes: 2, 15oz cans of red sockeye salmon (with […]

Knowing that herbs and spices are teeming with potent antioxidant compounds, researchers from Penn State set out to determine if adding a blend of herbs and spices to a high fat meal could mitigate its adverse effects. For this study, they fed 6 overweight, but healthy men two separate test meals on two separate days. […]

Serves 4 This hearty and savory salad features lots of superstars and works as a side or a main dish. Ingredients 2 cups cooked brown rice 1 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 whole carrots, shredded 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1/2 cup cashews, toasted and roughly chopped (or keep whole) 1/2 cup apricots, […]

Substituting some of your animal-based proteins with vegetable-based proteins is a wise thing to do. By making this swap, you can enjoy your protein along with: A much smaller carbon footprint Phytochemicals Zero cholesterol Negligible to zero saturated fats Beneficial fiber A higher nutrient density Fewer calories The best plant-based sources of protein include: beans/legumes, nuts, […]