Dr. Ann

Black pepper has a long history of medicinal use in Eastern cultures and some nifty new science shows that it may prove beneficial for weight loss. According to researchers from Korea, piperine – a plant chemical in black pepper that is responsible for its hot and spicy taste – blocks the activation of genes that […]

Boiling vegetables – significantly reduces nutrients, particularly vitamin C and B vitamins.  Deep frying – creates toxic molecules like oxidized fats and advanced glycation end products that damage cells and increase inflammation in the body. Microwaving in plastic – facilitates the movement of potentially toxic and cancer-boosting plastic residues, like BPA, into the food. Grilling meats over charcoal – […]

We have known for a long time that regular aerobic exercise lowers the risk of breast cancer and now we have some wonderful science that shed some powerful light on how regular physical activity benefits breast health. For this study, researchers assigned 391 healthy, but sedentary pre-menopausal women to one of two groups. One group engaged in […]

One of the most spectacular scientific advancements of the past 2 decades has been the realization that we have enormous personal power and control over whether or not we will develop chronic disease.  Thankfully, cancer is no exception to this awesome biological reality.  Based on the latest evidence, about 60% of all cancers could be […]

Good sleep is known to be integral to healthy immune function. And according to an eye-opening study, poor sleep may dramatically boost your risk for catching a cold. For this study, investigators carefully monitored the sleep patterns of 164 healthy adults ages 18 to 55 for one week. For the second week, all study subjects were […]

According to a fascinating study, it looks like sunshine may be a robust immune booster. Past studies have already demonstrated the importance of the “sunshine vitamin,” Vitamin D, for immune function, but this new study identified an entirely different way that sunshine can activate immune cells. Specifically, scientists found that exposure to the sun’s blue […]

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 […]

Maintaining a healthy body weight throughout life is second only to avoiding tobacco as the most powerful thing an individual can do to decrease their cancer risk – yet studies repeatedly show only a minority of the population is aware of the body weight cancer link (so help me spread the word by forwarding this […]

Thanks to Vanderbilt researchers, the sparkling reputation of green tea is shining even brighter. In a study that included 75,000 middle-aged and older Chinese women, consuming green tea was associated with significant cancer protection. Those who reported regular green tea consumption (defined as at least 3 times a week) for at least 20 years were […]

Want a delicious way to live a longer life? Eat more polyphenol-rich foods. Polyphenols are a family of plant-based compounds that have exhibited a broad range of health benefits including lowering inflammation and oxidation in the body, reducing cancer risk, protecting the cardiovascular system, and slowing the aging process. In an interesting study, scientists determined that […]

If you are under the illusion that cancer is simply bad luck or all in your genes, I have some fantastic news for you. According to a report published in the prestigious journal, Nature, up to 70-90 percent of cancer cases are related to lifestyle and environmental factors. This analysis was specifically undertaken to determine the […]

In an uplifting new report, scientist concluded that a Mediterranean diet high in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) may offer robust protection from breast cancer. For this five year clinical trial, a group of 4,000 women were placed on one of three different diets: a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil (>15% of total […]