Dr. Ann

  Beans – Beans are the most underutilized economic superfood. This humble nutritional powerhouse of a food group is worthy on many fronts particularly for appetite control, healthy metabolism, cardiovascular health, and brain health. Strive to include a serving in any form and in any variety each day.     Dark Leafy Greens –   Dark […]

If you want to sharpen your focus, eat more greens! That was the conclusion of a study that sought to investigate the relationship between lutein, a potent antioxidant abundant in dark leafy greens, and brain activation during a period of focused attention. For this study, the researchers measured the lutein levels in the back of […]

Popeye loved his spinach and his olive oil and you should too. In a study including 30,000 Italian women followed for about 8 years, those who reported eating at least 1 serving of dark leafy greens a day were 46% less likely to develop heart disease versus those who ate two or less servings a […]

Consuming optimal amounts of omega 3 fats relative to omega 6 fats is vitally important for brain health. And because brain health is EVERYTHING – I urge you to take advantage of the advice that follows to keep these two fats in a healthy balance. Tragically, the average American consumes about 20 times more omega […]

I consider dark leafy greens the healthiest food on the planet and the easiest way to “feel” the power of healthy eating. Make it a dietary dictum to eat some form of dark leafy greens (raw or cooked) every day. Sautéed Beet Greens Serves 2-3 Don’t waste the greens on your fresh beets – saute […]

Nuts Dark leafy greens Berries Avocados Dark chocolate Extra virgin olive oil Freshly brewed tea Beans Oily fish (mostly salmon) Tomato paste We are thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of my next e-course, Sleep Better, Forever. Enrollment opens July 13th! Click image below for details.

Ingredients 5-6 cups of fresh kale, chopped 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 package of fresh, sliced mushrooms, any variety 1 pint of grape or cherry tomatoes, roasted in extra virgin olive oil 1 can of cannellini beans, rinsed 3 cloves of fresh garlic, chopped 2 tbsp of fresh oregano, chopped 2 tbsp of extra virgin […]

Kale is arguably the healthiest food on the planet and kale salads are delectable if you know how to properly prepare them.  The “magic step” is vigorously massaging the chopped kale leaves in your hands after you have poured on your vinaigrette of choice and before you add any additional ingredients (about 2 minutes). This all-important “kale massage” softens […]

Dark leafy greens are one of the healthiest foods (arguably THE healthiest) on the planet and thanks to this study, their disease-busting credentials is even bigger.  Based on a review of six studies including over 220,000 people, eating more leafy green vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes (1).  There is such […]

The New Year offers a sensational opportunity to harness the unrivaled goodness and power of healthy living. Here are 10 easy, delicious and totally-doable New Year’s resolutions that come with a science-backed guarantee to guard and improve your health and vitality. Enjoy a handful (about 1 ounce) of any variety of nuts (raw or roasted) […]

Amazing news! Including a single serving of dark leafy greens in your diet each day may dramatically slow the rate at which your brain ages. That was the uplifting conclusion from a study published in Neurology. For this study investigators followed the diets and cognitive abilities of 950 adults aged 58 to 99 over a period of […]

Dark leafy greens are the healthiest foods on the planet. They provide more nutrients per unit calorie than any other food – including 19 different vitamins and minerals and countless disease-fighting phytochemicals all for just 36 calories per cup cooked. They provide protection from heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. They help prevent age-related […]