Dr. Ann

What if I told you there was a two-minute activity that required minimal to negligible effort, that was largely accessible, had zero side effects, and could do all of the following: improve your sleep improve your mood boost your brain power enhance your immune function improve your metabolism, and your overall wellbeing You would likely say, […]

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE LIST What are the “healthy” Costco foods? Fortunately, there are lots of great-for-you healthy choices. In fact, many are exceptional, and I am delighted to share them with you. (And please note: I have zero commercial relationships with any brands.) Print Dr. Ann’s popular “Costco Love List” to learn all […]

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 […]

They may be the most diminutive of all fruits, but berries’ health-boosting, anti-aging credentials are astounding! Past studies have shown that berries’ potent one-two punch of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power is especially protective for an aging brain. Scientists have identified yet another berry brain benefit. Reporting at the American Chemical Society Meeting, scientists determined that […]

Canned foods are in every American home, but are they all good for us? Although canned goods offer convenience and value, with a few notable exceptions, they are nutritionally inferior to their “fresh” or “frozen” counterparts.  Because of the high temperatures used in the canning process, heat-sensitive nutrients like vitamin C and B vitamins can […]

Are you a java lover? If you love your morning cup of coffee, you’ll love this news. Coffee is on a roll with yet another powerful study extolling its health virtues. The results of the largest study to date examining the relationship between drinking coffee and heart disease, as well as the risk of death, […]

Did you know eating more fiber can help protect from dementia? That’s right–you can eat to avoid dementia. More fiber, less dementia! This was the encouraging conclusion of a new study measuring fiber intake and dementia status.  For the study, scientists followed the fiber intake and dementia status of 3,739 adults aged 40-64 for a […]

If you want to burn more fat during your workout, do it before your breakfast. Exercise physiologists wanted to see how a morning workout affected food intake and fat burning. To evaluate, they had 12 fit males exercise on a treadmill at 10 am–either before or after eating breakfast. Following the exercise, all study subjects were given […]

What is Time Restricted Eating and how do you do it? Today’s tip actually fits directly into the “eat real food” directive, but it also has benefits for the other directives, namely “nurture your microbiome”, “join me in moving daily”, and “yes to restorative sleep”.  And that would be the exciting topic of Time Restricted Eating, “TRE” for […]

Yes! Certain foods like probiotic-rich yogurt can favorably affect blood pressure. Many yogurt-loving clients are thrilled to learn that yogurt can help lower blood pressure. That’s right–when it comes to lowering blood pressure, a daily dose of yogurt may be just what the doctor ordered. In a study that followed the diets and  cardiovascular risk […]

The most delicious butternut squash recipe in the world.

If you enjoy eating mushrooms, you will be excited to know that this superfood appears to lower the risk of depression. Go fungi! In a study that followed the diets and mental health status of about 24,00 US adults between 2005 and 20016, scientists noted a strong link between mushroom consumption and lower odds of depression. […]