Available data shows that keto diet is NOT clinically more effective for weight loss than other diets, when followed for at least a year or more.
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.
The most common complication is more chronic in duration and it is something called Gingival recession.
Take a look at this very nice infographic by American Heart Association about the common myths related to our daily salt consumption.
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 […]
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 Dr. Mo: How to be sure my sunglasses protect my eyes well from UV light? Is the price tag sufficient as guidance? Dear reader: Your question is well timed and important and wherever we go, even when the skies are […]
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 […]
Dear Dr. Mo: What if I needed an emergency contraception and didn’t have it (couldn’t get it) – would a regular pill do the trick? Dear reader: Even though I don’t recommend this as a contraceptive practice of choice, the […]
Dear readers: Some time ago, father of a friend of mine had suffered a stroke – he’s still alive and on his way to recovery mostly because of the prompt and immediate reaction of the people who were there when […]
Dear Dr. Mo: I am trying to lose some weight and improve my diet. Is there a way to shop around for good foods that will load me with less sugar and help me eat healthier? Dear reader: The total […]
Dear Dr. Mo: You’ve mentioned that Squash is rich in vitamin A but cautioned not to take too much of it. How can vitamins hurt us? Specifically, why is vitamin A important and how can it be harmful? What’s happening […]
Dear Dr. Mo: I feel tired and my legs feel tired and not just in the morning but sometimes during the day and in the evening. What could be causing me to feel low like that? Dear reader: Feeling tired, […]
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 […]
Dear Dr. Mo: Sometimes, when a professor calls out my name to answer a question, I just block and can’t answer even though I know that I knew the answer just moments ago. Why is that? Dear reader: To block […]
Dear Dr. Mo: My question is simple and yet kind of age old – should I wash poultry (and other meats for that matter) before cooking? I’d traditionally say yes, but when I think of it, I’m not so sure. […]
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 Dr. Mo: I’m due soon and I’ve been considering to ask for a cesarean birth – what would you medically recommend a woman should go for, normal or cesarean? Dear reader: What you are considering is what we term […]
Dear readers: In a recent interview for Esquire, titled “What I’ve Learned”, Woody Allen says an interesting and important thing he’d learned from his dad: “My dad didn’t even teach me how to shave — I learned that from a […]
Dear Dr. Mo: My legs feel tired relatively often and I’d like to know if there is something I can do about it? Should I be worried? Dear reader: The feeling of tiredness in legs is a relatively common complaint […]
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: 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: How important is regular measuring of blood pressure at home and how to do it correctly? Dear reader: Taking measurements at home is one of the best ways to keep track of your blood pressure and know […]
Dear Dr. Mo: Is exercise a way to ensure healthy aging? Dear reader: Current data shows positive associations between aerobic fitness/physical exercise and healthier aging. In fact long-term exercise proves to be one of the keys for long-term health. In […]
Dear Dr. Mo: Whenever I think of starting a diet, I begin to feel strong anxiety and I fear that I will fail – so I keep putting it off. I’m not having hopes of becoming any super-model looking person but […]
Dear readers: Anxiety can be really upsetting and unhealthy. Anyone who has experienced its peaking extreme (Panic Attack) knows immediately what I mean; even without such an attack, anxiety can disturb our daily functioning. Anxiety is the fear of future, […]
In this post I answer a reader’s question on ways men can improve their health and live longer.
In this post I talk about the most important facts about seasonal (spring) allergies also called seasonal rhinitis or hay fever.