Dr. Ann

December 7, 2021 •

Added Sugar Doubles Fat Production

Consuming added sugar has been consistently linked to a laundry list of health maladies. Thanks to an eye-opening new study, we have fresh, new insight on how added sugars do their dirty work.  For this study, scientists had 94 healthy young males consume a single daily drink sweetened with one of three types of sugar– […]

December 7, 2021 •

Java Joy

If you cherish your morning coffee like I do, I have some encouraging news on the heart health front. According to three prominent, large heart studies, drinking one or more cups of coffee a day may reduce your risk of heart failure. For this analysis, scientists looked at the heart health status and the coffee drinking […]

The good news for those adhering to a plant-based diet just keeps growing and growing… In a new study from scientists at the University of Edinburgh, it seems that eating the Mediterranean way may be a winning strategy for maintaining a sharp mind as we age.  For this study the scientists evaluated the thinking skills […]

Got GERD? Keep reading. In one of the largest and highest quality studies of its type, scientists concluded that diet and lifestyle appear to offer substantial benefits for those suffering from heartburn, known in medicine as gastroesophageal reflux or GERD.  For this report, scientists carefully monitored the diet, lifestyle, and health status of 43,000 women, ages 42-62, […]

December 7, 2021 •

Plastics Threaten Our Health

In a highly alarming report, the world’s most authoritative body of endocrine (hormone) experts, including physicians and scientists, just presented a sobering summary of the harmful effects on health from widespread contamination of our homes, workplaces, and environments by endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) in plastics. EDCs are compounds that leach from everyday use plastics, which disrupt the […]

Flavonoid-rich foods just landed a major brain health win. Flavonoids are plant-based compounds revered for their potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory prowess, as well as their propensity to enhance the growth of good gut bacteria. For this long term study, researchers evaluated the cognitive function of 2,800 middle-age and older adults at baseline (all normal to […]

October 10, 2021 •

Practice Moving Daily!

Regular physical activity is the closest thing to the “magic bullet” for guarding the health and   vitality of both your brain and your body.   Benefits almost too numerous to count. However, you must understand that we now know that the human body and brain require a certain threshold amount of physical activity daily […]

These remarkable compounds have been linked to powerful health protection and are especially known for their anti-inflammatory and gut microbiome-enhancing properties. Flavonoids Dark Leafy Greens Onions Apples Berries Cherries Dark Chocolate Soybeans Coffee Red Wine Freshly Brewed Green and Black Tea Citrus Fruits  Flavones Parsley – fresh best Apples – organic best; eat the skin […]

Gut microbes directly impact stroke severity and stroke outcomes. That was the riveting conclusion from a first-of-its-kind laboratory study. This illuminating discovery is thanks to an esteemed group of Cleveland Clinic scientists with over a decade of experience unraveling the relationship between TMAO, a toxic compound created by certain species of gut microbes, and health […]

Long-chained omega 3 fats like those in oily fish are firmly established as pivotal agents for brain health and regulating inflammation. Now, an eye-popping new lab study is revealing that these precious fats appear to be a powerful weapon for killing cancer cells as well. To make this determination, scientists conducted two studies. In the first, scientists added […]

July 6, 2021 •

Fruit Fights Diabetes

If you love fruit like I do, you will be happy to learn that Mother Nature’s dessert appears to be a mighty safeguard against type 2 diabetes. In a study that monitored the diets and health of 7,675 Australian adults over a period of five years, those consuming two servings of fruit a day were 36 percent […]

Processed foods and red meat drive a proinflammatory gut microbiome. That was the conclusion of a new study that monitored the diets as well as the gut microbes of 1,425 study subjects across four groups—those with Crohn’s disease, those with ulcerative colitis, those with irritable bowel syndrome, and normal subjects.Across all groups, higher intakes of animal foods, sugar, processed foods, and […]