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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Why it’s okay to have some chocolate

Dear Dr. Mo: I’d like to know if there are any health benefits we can derive from eating chocolate? Dear reader: Having a sweet tooth myself, I very much understand your concern and in the context of health, I am […]

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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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When to eat?

In this post I answer a reader’s question about timing of meals and weight loss and discuss the latest research results on the subject.

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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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Health benefits of Melons

Dear Dr. Mo: I loved your posts on Squash and I have a question about Melons – I love Melons and I was wondering about possible health benefits I can incur from that fruit? Dear reader: Melons are related to […]

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6 amazing health benefits of Butternut Squash

Dear readers: I’d like to share with you 6 amazing health benefits of Butternut Squash, my latest discovery on my quest for delicious healthy foods. It didn’t seem appealing or eye catching and I remember my grandpa used to dry […]

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Breakfast for champions

Dear readers: I’ve written about the importance of our first meal in the morning – whether you are on a special diet or just want to eat healthy, never skip this morning meal! In my recent posts on Avocados and […]

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5 easy ways to improve digestion

Dear Dr. Mo: My digestion has not been so good lately. What are some natural ways to try and improve it? Dear reader: When digestion is not working properly, our entire health my become affected and sometimes indigestion could signal […]

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8 great health benefits of Green Tea

Dear Dr. Mo: What are the true health benefits of green tea, are these benefits real and should I start drinking it?  Dear reader: Green tea is one of those foods that potentially has enormous health benefits but for most […]

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5 very good reasons to love Zucchini

Dear Dr. Mo: My wife loves zucchini. I am not a big fan but she insists that zucchinis are healthy without stating any specific health benefit. Are zucchini really that healthy?  Dear reader: Zucchini are indeed very good for your […]

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4 super foods to clean up your pipes

Dear readers, our modern diets are plagued with unhealthful food choices. Many people are struggling with excess weight and our arteries are taking the toll over the years – they begin to accumulate plaque. Plaque buildup increases the chances for heart […]

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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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