Dr. Ann

Including a bowl of cereal for breakfast is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to tap into the health-boosting power of whole grains. Eating whole grain cereal may be especially valuable for reducing the risk of high blood pressure. After following over 13,000 male physicians for 16 plus years, scientists found that men […]

Be sure these foods make their way into your grocery cart often! A variety of fruit – especially berries, apples, red grapes, cherries, oranges, and plums A variety of vegetables – especially dark leafy greens, red onions, tomatoes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and red/orange/yellow bell peppers Extra virgin olive oil Herbs and spices – especially ginger, […]

Want an easy way to lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and premature death? Stand up. In a powerful new review study that loudly echoes what previous studies have shown – simply taking a stand may be one of the most life-changing and life-saving of all simple maneuvers. This new analysis, which combined […]

Including more whole grains in your diet is one of the tastiest and most effective ways to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, many cancers and obesity. For best results include 3 servings of whole grains every day. Here are 7 easy ways to get 3 servings a day. (1 serving is […]

Thankfully great news on exercise is always forthcoming and here are three notable headlines: An analysis involving a total of 218,000 study subjects found that regular physical activity can stifle the effects of the powerful FTO gene. The FTO gene is one of the most common and well-documented genetic markers for obesity risk. (Another remarkable […]

Here are the “facts on organic” based on the best science to date. I imagine that many of you ask yourselves the same question. What follows are the “facts on organics,” and I hope you find them helpful in making an informed decision that will best serve you and your family. Here are the facts […]

     Red meat took a couple of bruising scientific hits this past month. In the first, Harvard researchers reported that men who consumed the most red meat (about two 4-6 oz. servings daily) were 28 percent more likely to have a stroke vs. those consuming one-third of a serving (2 oz. or less) a day. For […]

Here are my key strategies for lowering your blood pressure through diet and lifestyle – no medications required! Eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible – aim for 7 or more servings daily. Countless studies have shown that diets high in fruits/veggies can lower blood pressure and protect against hypertension. Superstar veggies for lowering […]

Spinach, like other dark leafy greens, is unequivocally a nutrient Goliath – packing in more nutrition per unit calorie then any other food. Spinach’s tender green leaves are home to a whopping dose of vitamins A, C, K and folate, in addition to the minerals iron, calcium, and zinc. Spinach is one of the richest […]

A simple way to eat less is to downsize your dinnerware. We tend to serve ourselves less food and consequently eat less food when we use smaller plates, bowls, and utensils. Additionally, seeing more food and less plate is more appetizing and satisfying on the front end than seeing less food on a larger plate. RELATED Reining In […]