Dr. Ann

I include fresh garlic in my diet every day. Here are 5 reasons why you should too! Garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic that has antiviral and antibacterial properties. (If I feel a cold or bug coming on, I make a garlic kale salad that has at least 8 cloves of minced garlic in it. […]

Garlic, onions, and shallots are some of my favorite culinary gems! Use more garlic, onions, and shallots in your cooking as an easy way to boost their healthfulness, flavor, and mouthfeel. These essentially zero-calorie foods are super high in beneficial plant compounds including a unique group known as kokumi substances. Kokumi agents enhance food’s natural […]

The cold and flu season will soon be upon us. Here are 3 simple and tasty ways to boost your immunity. Consume kefir or yogurt with live cultures regularly. Many studies support yogurt’s ability to boost immunity. Plain low-fat or non-fat yogurt sweetened with some fresh or frozen fruit is best. Eat an abundance of brightly colored […]

The delectable Mediterranean Diet, characterized as rich in fruits, veggies, legumes, fish, and olive oil and low in red meat, sugar, and refined carbs has been strongly tied to lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, dementia, obesity, and depression. It is a proven winner for health and taste. Here are two […]

A recent review of the latest studies evaluating garlic’s beneficial effects on blood pressure provided some real artery-opening results. After combining the data from 11 separate clinical trials, researchers found that garlic indeed packs an impressive blood pressure – lowering punch. For folks in the studies that had high blood pressure, the garlic reduced the […]