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 […]
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.
One is more likely to be overweight if one has a lot of friends who are overweight and a very good way to gain weight is to have lunches or dinners with other people, especially if they are overweight.
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 […]
Dear readers: Whenever I spot a link between food industry professionals and scientists, I get a queazy feeling in my stomach as their intention is almost by definition driven by profits and never by our health and well being. In […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dear Dr. Mo: Someone I know has just had a stroke. What can I do to reduce my risks of stroke? I’m middle aged and generally in good health. Dear reader: What we have long suspected, the latest study published […]
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 […]
Dear readers: Spinach is one of those foods we should always have in mind when we’re planning a healthy meal – it’s just that good! In fact it is one of the healthiest leafy greens around – and it’s actually not […]
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 […]
In this post I answer a reader’s question about fiber – what is it and why is it good for your health.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about back pain and ways to reduce it.
In this post I answer a reader’s question on procrastination and weight loss.
Take a look at an info graphic showing ways in which you can get the required dose of weekly physical activity for good health
In this post I answer a reader’s question about gluten-free diets and their effect on our health.
In this post I discuss the benefits and risks of consuming milk and other dairy products.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about daily weight oscillations and possible common reasons
In this post I answer a reader’s question about the importance of eating breakfast and how that affects our health and weight.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about alcohol its potential health benefits and associated risks.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about water.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about diabetes and its links to our weight; I also write about some ways to prevent Type 2 diabetes, which is the most common.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about the links between a good night sleep and a healthy weight.
In this post I write about some of the common dieting myths.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about tricks to cut back on extra calories.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about healthy foods that lower cholesterol.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about fiber-rich foods and their health benefits.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about protein as an essential part of a healthy weight loss diet.
In this post I answer a reader’s question about some practical and healthy ways to reduce weight while maintaining a balanced diet.