Dr. Mohammed Alo's Blog

Cardiologist Toledo Ohio

Hookah Worse than Cigarettes

Young people seem to believe that smoking hookah is safer than cigarettes. The evidence simply isn't there. Hookah is worse, Find out why!
Young people seem to believe that smoking hookah is safer than cigarettes. The evidence simply isn't there. In fact all of the evidence points to the opposite: Smoking hookah is worse than cigarettes! Share this infographic with your friends and learn more. More...

13 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease

13 ways to prevent heart disease all center around one main issue. Do you know what it is?
There are 13 proven ways to prevent heart disease. The results will surprise you! Excellent infographic shows you how to prevent heart disease. More...

Canon EOS M Review: Genius Idea

The Canon EOS M is an exceptional camera. Dr. Alo offers his views as a pro-sumer and semi professional photographer and videographer. The perfect little camera for any job.

I was in a quandary. I needed a new video camera because my Sony Handycam videos weren't turning out very good. There were no manual controls and I couldn't get the picture to look the way I wanted without doing hours of heavy editing on the computer and it still didn't look professional enough. My turn around time from shooting a video to uploading it to YouTube was taking too long. I also needed a new still picture camera. My Canon EOS digital Rebel was starting to act up. But I had a lot of Canon lenses. I needed a solution. The Canon EOS M knocked me upside the head and I fell in love. It solved all my problems in a tiny little package! More...

Surviving the most brutal Ramadan ever

This year's Ramadan will be the most brutal and taxing Ramadan ever! Find out what you can do to survive and avoid common mistakes.
Surving Brutal Ramadan  

This year's Ramadan will be the most brutal and taxing Ramadan ever! Ramadan has been getting harder and harder, but this year, it will be especially tough on US Muslims. Muslims in some parts of the United States will be fasting close to 17 hours day. That's no food and no drink for 17 hours. This will be a very difficult Ramadan, but there are steps you can take to avoid disaster and survive. More...

Ramadan: Losing Weight

Muslims usually gain weight in Ramadan. Dr. Alo discusses how to lose weight during Ramadan. Don't miss these tips!

Ramadan is an excellent opportunity to shed some extra pounds. You are already resetting your metabolism by the protracted, long overnight fast, as well as the daily fasting. Your metabolism resets and your body begins to change the way it does things.

Weight loss during the first few days is just dehydration. It may be exciting to see that you lost 2-3 pounds in the first day or two, but that's all water loss and dehydration. No human can lose 2 pounds of fat overnight. It's just water. But it's still exciting!

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Best Weight Loss App

Best weight loss apps for smartphones! Join me in losing weight this year! Find out how you can take advantage of apps on your phones to lose weight!

Anytime you plan on making a significant lifestyle change, it helps if you have a social support structure around you to help you make that change. It's very difficult to quit smoking when everyone in your house smokes. You can't lose weight if the rest of your family keeps eating unhealthy food. One way to incorprate weightloss and a social support structure is through social applications. Smartphones are great becasue they have great apps! And some of them can help you lose weight.

One of the best apps for this is Calorie Conter by MyFitnessPal.com. You can search for it on your phone and download it. It is completely free.

You enter your sex, age, height, and weight, Then you give it a goal weight. It calculates your daily caloric intake allowance. For example, it may say, you may eat 1500 calories per day, and in 5 weeks, you will weigh 160 (assuming that's your goal).

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Top Foods for Great Sex and a Healthy Heart

It's no wonder the heart has traditionally been the organ associated with love. As modern science and research have now proven time and time again, virtually the same factors that lead to a healthy heart also lead to a healthy sex life! Part three in my series.

Part three in my series on nutritious foods that help keep your arteries open so that you have a healthy heart and active and healthy sex life. We are reviewing the top six food for great sex and a healthy heart. More...

Top 6 Foods for a Healthy Heart and Great Sex Part 2

It's no wonder the heart has traditionally been the organ associated with love. As modern science and research have now proven time and time again, virtually the same factors that lead to a healthy heart also lead to a healthy sex life! Part two in my series.
top 6 heart sex health foods

My second part in a series on heart healthy food and 

Number Four

Nuts! Almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and pistachios are all a great, nutrient-dense snacks. Almost no saturated fat, but full of healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. In addition, they also contain minerals such as magnesium and zinc which have a profound effect on your heart and blood vessels. Magnesium helps dilate your arteries to keep them open, while zinc helps keep viruses that cause inflammation at bay. Inflammation is what propagates atherosclerosis and accelerates the artery-clogging process. Dust them in cocoa powder for a powerful aphrodisiac effect. You can even buy them pre-coated with dark chocolate or wasabi! More...