Dr. Ann

Did you know eating more fiber can help protect from dementia? That’s right–you can eat to avoid dementia. More fiber, less dementia! This was the encouraging conclusion of a new study measuring fiber intake and dementia status.  For the study, scientists followed the fiber intake and dementia status of 3,739 adults aged 40-64 for a […]

Vitamin D is a critically important nutrient for optimal health. Here is my best advice for achieving and maintaining a healthy blood level. Get regular prudent, SAFE sun exposure. Even a few minutes a day with arms and /or legs exposed in warmer months will suffice. Regularly consume foods containing vitamin D—oily fish like salmon […]

Sugar substitutes’ reputation as a useful tool for weight control and a “safe” substitute for sugar just received a major setback. In this study, scientists could not identify a sufficient level of evidence to indicate that sugar substitutes help us with weight control. To the contrary, the studies that followed individuals for the longest periods […]

The Mediterranean pattern of eating just scored a major victory in the cardiac arena. This delectable eating pattern has already proven itself as a diet worthy of preventing heart disease so scientists were eager to put it to the test in heart attack patients. For this study, scientists placed 1,002 subjects who had previously had […]

A team of esteemed brain health researchers have just published a breakthrough report confirming a direct link between Alzheimer’s disease and the ecosystem of bacteria that reside in our guts, the gut microbiome. Past studies had already confirmed that the gut bacteria in Alzheimer’s patients are altered relative to cognitively healthy people. What’s more, past […]

Serves 6 plus This chicken soup is turbocharged with superstars like curry and kale. The fam will never know they are eating a dish so steeped in health-boosting power. Ingredients 4 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbs of curry powder 2 tsp cumin 5 large carrots, […]

Serves 4 This hearty and savory salad features lots of superstars and works as a side or a main dish. Ingredients 2 cups cooked brown rice 1 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 whole carrots, shredded 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1/2 cup cashews, toasted and roughly chopped (or keep whole) 1/2 cup apricots, […]

Serves 6 This is a wonderful recipe to take advantage of the superstar legume, edamame. And with the flavor and health blast you get from the other ingredients – the sky is the limit! Ingredients 1 lb. frozen edamame (cook per package instructions) 1 red bell pepper, diced ½ cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced 1/3 […]

Serves 5-6 After many rounds of testing, I finally perfected this delicious recipe…it’s one of my absolute favorites! Ingredients 2 large omega 3 eggs 2 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. Old Bay A pinch of salt 1 stalk of celery, finely diced 2 Tbsp. parsley, chopped 1 […]

Serves 6 Kale is the healthiest food on the planet. This is a simple recipe that is great for those who want easy cooked greens that are tasty too. Ingredients 2 lbs. kale stems removed and chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp. EVOO ¼ cup water Directions Heat EVOO in skillet over medium- high […]

Here is my best guidance for doing your protein right when dining out: Seafood including fish or shellfish is an excellent choice because they provide healthy omega 3 fats and negligible saturated fats. Americans are not consuming optimal amounts of seafood, so this would be my top recommendation for a healthy protein. Of course, do not even consider ruining such […]

Kale has earned an all-star reputation in recent years, however, most people don’t know how to turn this nutritional hero into a delectable salad. Join me in my kitchen to learn the essential (and easy) step to making a perfect kale salad. Your body will thank you. Your taste buds will applaud. See the whole recipe below. I […]