Dr. Ann

The foods highest in flavonols are delicious and I recommend you eat them often! PRINT THE LIST HERE Flavonols are plant pigments, phytochemicals, with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown they are protective for all aspects of health, especially heart health and brain health. The foods highest in flavonols include the following in […]

March 20, 2024 •

Wellness Retreat Information

The next retreat is on Friday, March 29th. *Scroll to the bottom for pricing details. ↓ • WHAT YOU GET 🍏 A front-row seat to my signature presentation on healthy eating to include the fascinating topic of Time Restricted Eating. In this intimate group setting, you’ll have plenty of time to engage and ask questions. […]

I just wanted to take the time to remind everybody that there are simple steps that can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer. Based on the most authoritative and comprehensive science available, here is what you should do. (NOTE: The first 4 directives are in order of importance!) Do not smoke or use any tobacco […]

Nuts and seeds are also great foods for lowering cholesterol. Check out my list: “Top 10 Foods for Lowering Cholesterol” Over HALF of Americans have elevated cholesterol levels so please make note of these foods – most of which are scrumptious!   Thank you so much for reading and  feeding your hunger for health because I know […]

Those eating more ultra-processed foods are more likely to become depressed. That was the conclusion from a study that followed the diets and health status of over 31,000 formerly healthy US women over an average period of 14 years.  After adjusting for various confounding factors including age, exercise, and income, women who consumed the most […]

Today I want to share a list of foods that are prized for their potential anti-cancer effects. Specifically foods or foods high in specific compounds that have been shown at least in the petri dish or test tube to thwart or stop the growth of cancer cells. I like to think of these special foods […]

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

6 Reasons to Exercise First Thing In the Morning Although exercise is great for health during any time of the day, here are 6 science-backed reasons to exercise first thing in the morning. The 6 Reasons It strengthens the all-important circadian rhythm. It improves sleep.* It provides an immediate boost in mood that can linger […]

Eating for brain health is a no brainer when you know the science behind the foods your brain loves. Blueberries are a delicious way to enjoy Mother Nature’s fruits, and yes, they’re great for cognitive power! The Diminutive Berry Scores Again Blueberries score another brain health win! Past studies have indicated that blueberries can improve […]

As a physician and nutrition expert, here are five of my favorite tips for radically improving your diet. Welcome to Make It Happen Monday, your weekly dose from The Healthy Living School. Today I want to share 5 simple and delicious ways to radically–yes, radically–improve your health.  1. Give yourself an “oil change.”  Make  extra […]

Knowing how to throw together a quick healthy lunch is a game changer. Making extra food to have left over is not only smart, it’s a great way to make a gourmet, great-for-you meal in minutes! Today I want to show you how to prepare a quick, simple, nutritionally turbo-charged dish that is one of […]

Or can they lead to weight gain, type II diabetes, and inflammation? Today I want to share a word of caution for Sugar Substitutes: We are consuming record amounts of sugar substitutes, yet rates of obesity continue to mount.  There is little to no evidence that sugar substitutes help us with weight control over time. […]