Dr. Ann

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 […]

Did you know that one of the most powerful all-encompassing strategies available to guard and protect your health is to keep the level of inflammation in your body low? Indeed, cutting-edge science has shown that inflammation is a key driver of almost all forms of chronic disease. We have known about the direct relationship between inflammation […]

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of adult blindness, and eating fish may offer a big catch for prevention.  According to the powerful, Harvard-based Women’s Health Study, women who consumed one or more servings of fish weekly were 42 percent less likely to develop AMD versus those eating fish once or less a […]

Fish may be so valuable for brain health that even a single serving a week may provide profound benefits. In a stunning report presented at a scientific meeting, researchers noted that elderly study subjects who reported eating baked or broiled fish (not fried!) one to four times a week had significantly bigger brains, and were […]

The food industry knows that many of you are aware that omega 3 fats are the darlings of the healthy fat world, and they are finding very clever ways to exploit these essential fats as “added value” in their products. You can now find a growing list of “omega 3 fortified” foods including: peanut butter, […]

According to a report in the prestigious journal Neurology, the brain-health credentials of those precious omega 3 fats just received yet another boost. For this study, researchers measured the blood levels of omega 3 fats in 1,111 elderly women and measured the size of their brains with MRI scans 8 years later. Women who had […]

-Canned organic black beans -Organic chicken stock -High quality extra virgin olive oil -Peanuts -Mixed nuts -Avocados -Tomato Sauce -Tomato Paste -Avocado oil -Capers -Almond butter -Wild Salmon (canned and frozen burgers) -Figs -Walnuts -Hemp hearts  

In an uplifting report that adds to the well-deserved and glowing reputation of omega- 3 fats for heart health, scientists determined that increasing our intake of these precious and vital fats helps lower blood pressure. The analysis combined the data from 70 formally published clinical trials and found that study subjects who increased their intakes […]

I consider wild salmon the healthiest protein on the planet and thankfully this megastar superfood is always conveniently available right from the can. Salmon is a fantastic source of B vitamins, magnesium, and selenium, but is most prized for its rich supply of omega 3 fats and vitamin D. In fact, salmon is one of just a very small handful of foods that naturally contains […]

As someone who has a strong family history of breast cancer and as a member of Prevent Cancer Foundation‘s scientific advisory board, I want to share my top food picks for maximizing breast health. Beans/Lentils – This category of food is uniquely high in several nutrients important for breast cancer protection, including fiber, folic acid, and phytoestrogens […]

Strive to eat at least 3 servings of oily fish in your diet each week. Oily fish is an unparalleled source of two smoking hot nutrients that most Americans do not get enough of: omega 3 fats and vitamin D. Tasty options include salmon (canned, frozen or fresh), tuna, sardines, lake trout, halibut, or herring.

In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers from UT South Western Medical Center and the Cooper Institute reported a clear link between low levels of vitamin D and depression. In this four-year evaluation involving almost 12,600 subjects, investigators found that higher vitamin D levels were associated with a significantly lower risk of […]