Dear Dr. Mo: What’s the verdict on giving juices to kids? Should I offer them to my baby or should I just stick to water?
Dear reader: Your question targets a persistent dilemma parents have and we often discuss this topic with them as family physicians. If you want a short answer, that answer is: you should stick to water.
Having said that, let me break it down a bit further:
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 an underlying issue that needs to be investigated by a… Read more »
Dear Dr. Mo: Are beans really any good to eat? All I know is that they give me gas and cramps, but I’ve heard they might be really healthy so, are they? Dear reader: Beans are one of the fiber-richest foods out there, especially when it comes to cholesterol lowering… Read more »
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 of them, more research is needed to really ascertain the… Read more »
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 health. They help you control and manage your weight and… Read more »
Dear Dr. Mo: My blood pressure has recently been slightly elevated. Are there some ways to control it with a healthy diet before I turn to meds? Dear reader: The so called ‘high normal’ blood pressure (130-139/85-89 mmHg) and even sometimes Stage I hypertension (140-159/90-99 mmHg) can actually be alleviated and… Read more »
In this post I answer a reader’s question about health aspects of saunas.
In this post I write about difficulties of maintaining a healthy diet while traveling on planes – there are some things we can do so read on.