Coffee is Awesome! Go Coffee Go!

Coffee consumption, especially several cups a day, is definitely associated with numerous health benefits and we see this in a wealth of observational and interventional research that looked into coffee drinking and health outcomes in adults.

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Do NOT offer juices to children!

Up until recently, we were advising parents and caregivers against juice consumption in infants 6 months and younger. There is simply no nutritional benefit in juice. Now, earlier this year, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has expanded its recommendation against offering juice to all infants 12 months and under.

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Fever in children and what to do about it?

Fever in children can be a tricky thing and it’s one of those symptoms that scares parents the most – for a good reason as no parent wants to see their child sick. So what to do about it?
In the simplest of terms – do nothing. Now let me clarify..

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Marijuana, weight gain and other misfortunes

Dear Dr. Mo: I’m worried that smoking marijuana might make me gain weight – is it true that this could happen? Dear reader: Consuming marijuana classically produces symptoms of increased appetite (so called the munchies) and in principle, it could […]

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Stop With the Gluten-Free Already!

Dear Dr. Mo: Is gluten-free food generally a healthier option? Dear reader: The trouble with gluten-free products is that they tend to have a health aura around them, which sometimes blinds people from seeing what they’re really eating. There is […]

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Zinc for the Common Cold – Does It Work?

Dear Dr. Mo: Is Zinc helpful in treating the common cold? Should I use it? Dear reader: When we catch the infamous cold (acute upper respiratory tract infection), sometimes the symptoms may be severe enough that we reach out to […]

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Fiber and health

In this post I answer a reader’s question about fiber – what is it and why is it good for your health.

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