Dr. Ann

In a groundbreaking new study scientists have identified a quick and easy way to lift mood and improve outlook—simply smile, even if it is a fake smile! For this study scientists had study subjects induce a fake smile by holding a pen between their teeth, forcing their facial muscles to move as they would in a real smile. The […]

Eating healthy, even if you are obese, offers life-saving benefits while eating poorly, even if you are lean, can be deadly. That was the sobering conclusion of a new study from Sweden. For this study, scientists monitored the diet quality and weight of 79,023 Swedish adults whose diet quality and body weights were monitored over […]

In the largest and most comprehensive study to date, scientists confirmed the power of fish oil supplements to protect us from heart disease. For this in-depth review study, scientists combined the results of 40 previously published clinical trials evaluating the impact of fish oil omega 3 fats, DHA and EPA, on cardiac events. The review included over […]

Mushrooms are very low in calories, containing just 20 per half cup. Mushrooms are a source of key nutrients including B vitamins, copper, potassium, selenium, and even vitamin D. Mushrooms are high in antioxidants, in many cases offering more than most vegetables. Mushrooms are home to a unique family of compounds called polysaccharides, which are […]

To get the most from your extra virgin olive oil (EVOO): Purchase those in dark colored bottles or tins that have the “harvest date” stamped on the label (this signifies freshness and quality). Store it in a dark, cool location and turn it over quickly – at least by two months. Use EVOO as your […]

Revered for its stunning color, unique texture and savory flavor – eggplant is brimming with healthy goodness.  It’s a great source of fiber, especially soluble fiber that can lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar, along with several other key nutrients including potassium, manganese and B vitamins.  It is super low in calories (only 27 in […]

Only 3% of kids and 8% of adults in the US consume the minimum recommended three servings of whole grains daily. Including whole grains in your diet is one of the tastiest and most effective ways to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, many cancers, and obesity. For best results include 3 […]

There is perhaps no other food that has received more spin than soy!  Here are the facts based on my understanding of the science: Whole soy foods have an exemplary nutritional profile, i.e. they are very, very nutritious. o       Provide high quality, (“complete”) inexpensive vegetable protein that is naturally low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free. […]

Kale has earned an all-star reputation in recent years, however, most people don’t know how to turn this nutritional hero into a delectable salad. Join me in my kitchen to learn the essential (and easy) step to making a perfect kale salad. Your body will thank you. Your taste buds will applaud. See the whole recipe below. I […]

Serves 4 plus This is a yummy cold weather soup and a delicious way to get in curry, carrot’s, and tomato’s immune boosting power! Ingredients 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 lb carrots, cut into ½ in rounds 1 lb yellow tomatoes (red plum will work fine), cut into quarters 2 […]

Apples are a true wonder food.  Research has shown that this delicious fruit can lower cholesterol, improve blood sugar regulation, reduce cancer risk, reduce asthma risk, aid in weight control, protect vision, and improve gastrointestinal health. Apple and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast Serves 4 I find this recipe divine! Ingredients 2 tbsp. EVOO, divided […]

Caution! Consuming a diet high in red meat and refined carbs will spike your blood stream with toxic compounds called advanced glycation end products, AGE’s for short. That was the conclusion of a new study that pitted two calorie-matched diets – one including lots of red meat and processed carbs (HMD) to one including whole grains, […]