Dr. Ann

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 […]

Science has determined the best diet for a healthy microbiome. Your microbiome is the gateway to health and healing. Here’s why your gut microbiome matters and the key steps to feeding it right! I cannot stress more emphatically how important it is to “nurture your microbiome” as a primary focus of living a healthy life. Thankfully, […]

Apparently the sky’s the limit when it comes to physical activity and heart health. In the largest and most accurate study of its type to date, scientists concluded that the more we move, the lower our chances of developing cardiovascular disease —with no ceiling effect, meaning more is better.  For this study the physical activity level […]

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. […]

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE LIST Have a nutrition question for Dr. Ann? Ask her anything on Aug 26th! REGISTER HERE 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

The most delicious butternut squash recipe in the world.

Buy your starch staples in volume. There is always superior “value in volume,” and the starches I recommend are some of the very best nutritional buys of the entire grocery store, going for as little as 10 cents per serving. Choose the biggest bags or containers available for your brown rice oatmeal dried beans quinoa […]

Roasting is arguably the healthiest and tastiest way to prepare your veggies.  It preserves their nutrients while concentrating their natural sugars and flavors which makes them particularly yummy to even the pickiest palates.  Roasting also dramatically shrinks them in size (because it removes their water), making it easier to consume more in 1 sitting.  Based […]