Dr. Ann

August 11, 2022 •

The Perils of Processed Foods

Today my passionate plea to you is to GET REAL, meaning stop eating processed foods and eat real foods instead! After all, the first directive of our mantra “ENJOY” is to Eat Real Food!  So, why the sense of urgency here? Because recent reports are telling us that a whopping 61% of the calories consumed […]

Everyone (even small children) loves this dish. It’s one of my favorite salads, especially in the summer. Plus, beans are a superstar food almost everyone should be eating more of! Serves 8 Ingredients 2 cans black beans (GOYA best), rinsed 1 small can shoepeg corn, rinsed 1 bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped Juice of 1 lime Very liberal […]

Have you ever wondered how to breathe? Breathing is an action our bodies perform without conscious thought. What would happen if you brought your awareness to the way you inhale and exhale? Scientists have discovered what many of you have intuited: mouth breathing is bad for you. Here’s the latest on breathing techniques that can […]

10 Foods Dr. Ann Strives to Eat Daily Nuts (Any Variety) Berries (Any Variety) Avocados Dark Chocolate (70% or higher cacao) Extra Virgin Olive Oil Freshly Brewed Tea (Especially Matcha) Dark Leafy Greens (Raw or Cooked) Legumes (Beans, Peas, Lentils) Seeds (Ground Flax, Chia, Hemp) Fermented Foods (2-3 Servings Per Day) Here’s one of my favorite […]

Today I want to share the best foods for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels or lowering a high cholesterol level. Over half of Americans have elevated cholesterol levels so please make note of these foods – many of which are simply scrumptious. Nuts – any variety Seeds – any variety, especially flax and chia seeds Beans, […]

March 17, 2022 •

Add Years to Your Life

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

Today I want to highlight a remarkable, truly awe-inspiring  category of plant compounds called Polyphenols – Polyphenols are miracle workers in our bodies. They number in the thousands and thankfully are distributed amongst the full gamut of our plant-based foods: fruits, veggies, beans, whole grains, mushrooms, nuts and seeds. So–what makes them so amazing? There are two invaluable  things […]

March 1, 2022 •

An Emulsifier to Avoid

Sound the alarm! In a pivotal new report, we now have direct, clear evidence that a commonly used food additive, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), quickly disrupts the gut microbiome in healthy subjects. A slew of recent reports from animal studies have indicated that the ubiquitous family of food additives called emulsifiers  radically alter gut bacteria and the […]

March 1, 2022 •

Fresh Ginger for Bad Breath

Today, I want to share a super-healthy and highly effective way to freshen breath and reduce bad breath: Ginger. Ginger already enjoys rock-star status as a potent anti-inflammatory spice (second only to turmeric as the most potent of all anti-inflammatory foods!), and now it seems freshening our breath and cleansing our palates are two additional accolades ginger […]

February 23, 2022 •

A Hidden Danger of Mouthwash

I want to be sure you are aware of  risks that come along with using mouthwash. So here’s the little known, but important story… Just as we have vitally important beneficial bacteria in our guts, the same is true of our oral cavity. Very recent science has uncovered that some species of oral bacteria play […]

Is soybean oil healthy? What about corn oil, safflower oil, or sunflower oil? Today I want to remind you why and how to limit your omega 6 oils! Omega 6 oils have flooded the American food supply over the past 60 years. They include soybean oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, and safflower oil. These “refined […]

December 14, 2021 •

More Flavor = Lower Blood Pressure

Want to improve the flavor of your food and lower your blood pressure? Use herbs and spices liberally in your foods.  In a tasty new study, a daily dose of a mix of herbs and spices significantly reduced blood pressure in those at risk for heart disease. 71 adults with cardiovascular risk factors consumed three […]