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Maurice Daher
20+ Years Registered Clinical Nutritionist & Research Pharmacologist
My name is Maurice Daher, a Registered Clinical Nutritionist & Research Pharmacologist with over 20 years' experience and 8 years of self-experimentation! Every week, I answer and publish questions about nutrition, gut health, heart disease and more. Questions can be asked by all community members (free and paid). All historical conversations are accessible to paid members as well. Become a member to stay on top of my ever-expanding nutrition expertise and to receive personalized advice and recommendations. Please come in and ask me anything!

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Low Neutrophil level

i get alot of abscesses on my body especially my underarm and private area currently have infected eye lids not sure if neutrophil level has to do with any of that as it came up as abit low on my blood results. Diet is currently 2 meals a day with about 18hrs fasting. I eat Jumbo Oats with Full fat milk, blueberries, strawberries and banana for my first meal and then for dinner i eat 1/4 plate carbs which can be rice or wholegrain pasta half plate of veg and salad and 1/4 plate protein i do add some cheese for fats. I was previously eating eggs for my first meal with avocado but it got really boring so i started with Oats.

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Fatty liver and high triglycerides

What should I take to help me lower these. How much and how often

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Vocal cord inflammation

My voice became hoarse during my 2nd trimester and has remained the same even after child birth. ENT confirmed vocal cord inflammation. How do I heal these inflammation and restore my voice? Thanks!

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Child after heart surgery

My daughter was operated on for a CHD shortly after birth, and had a complicated hospital stay: on the brink a couple times. In the process of hospital stay her digestion was definitely trashed; she was put on tpn, and octreotide- and then then a crappy nestle brand formula. I've worked hard to recover her gut. But aside from that she has scars on her pulmonary vascular system in multiple places where they Frankensteined her heart. They have put a timeline on her next surgery based on the state of her right ventricle. She had a pulmonary conduit and some mapcas moved. I've done research and the number one reason for reoperation is failure, calcification, or dysfunction of the conduit- or heart failure. I'm also concerned that one of her lungs is not doing well and nobody I've brought it up to has offered a valid response. I've been giving her hawthorn- instead of propranolol We are passed a date that was given-for a scheduled reoperation and she's been doing great since then she learned to walk and she's been thriving... although recently her exercise tolerance has gone down. You could probably tell what my concerns should be better; but as far as I know right now I'm seeking things to reduce or reverse calcification and inflammation- reduce load on heart(heart failure), open pulmonary vascular system, and keep a healthy rhythm.

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Esr

How can I reduce it what foods and vitamins do you recommend. Mainly it is in 30 highest 35 I did have some aches and pains had my bloods come and come back at 43 recently I want to know what the actual cause of is I drink a lot of coffee could that be causing the inflammation

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Mom had a stroke. Now 2 blood thinners 😫😫😫

My 84 yo mother had a tiny stroke two months ago. She’s taking two blood thinners along with blood pressure medication. She is freezing all the time. Can only stay awake for three hours at a time. I do not use western medicine myself and I would like to take her off these meds. I do not know how to transition her from these meds but I believe cayenne pepper and other herbs could be useful without diminishing her beautiful light. Any thoughts? PS. I believe the “stroke” was emotionally charged and they called it AFIB for lack of obvious diagnosis. Thank you Patricia

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Lp(a)

Do you have any tips on lowering lipoprotein A? My dad has a relatively good cholesterol panel but his lipoprotein a is high and it’s causing multiple blockages and the doctors only option is statins. He had a massive heart attack at the age of 47. He’s extremely fit and “healthy”. He just had another heart attack in his lower right side and there are 2 more blockages. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Niacin B3 as natural remedy for treatment resistant OCD

After the so called modern medicine failed us now i strongly believe that the Orthomolecular medicine is the answer specifically Orthomolecular psychiatry and the work of the great Abram Hoffer and humphry osmond, i have a brother with treatment resistant OCD so severe and difficult that he couldn’t sleep or function properly , please please I will be more than happy to know if niacin can help him out

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Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD)

I have sinusitis (Rhinitis)with losse of smell and taste Allergies to augmantin and ibuprofen and pollen Chronic constipation Low energy Skin issues

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Olive oil real or fake

https://www.clearspring.co.uk/products/organic-italian-extra-virgin-olive-oil Can you watch this olive oil many people say it is good it is from italy is says organic extra virgin and cold pressed is this a good one or not?

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Resveratrol

Resveratrol is it ok for kids 7yr old My brother and his wife are short people newer fully grown and thay have 7 year old boy who also short not growing up thay did some.test and nothing came pozitiv from it but one doctor suggested this medicine can you pls help them as I did some reading and and they are not suggesting for kids

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Z LINE

Hey I was following up from your live. I was diagnosed with an irregular z line from endoscopy. They said they found some lymphocytes in my esophagus. Biopsy ruled out barrets and h pylori. I’ve had PVCs and pacs which I believe to be related. Love your content and would greatly appreciate help

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What 7 Foods you should Eat every Day!

Eating apples offers a multitude of health benefits, including:

 

1. **Nutrient Rich**: Apples are rich in important nutrients, including dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants.

 

2. **Heart Health**: They contain soluble fiber, which can help reduce blood cholesterol levels, thus promoting heart health.

 

3. **Hydration**: Apples have a high water content, which can help in hydration and promoting a feeling of fullness.

 

4. **Digestive Health**: The dietary fiber in apples can contribute to a healthy digestive system by aiding in regular bowel movements.

 

5. **Weight Management**: Due to their high fiber and water content, apples can help you feel full, potentially assisting in weight management.

 

6. **Blood Sugar Control**: They have a low glycemic index, meaning eating them has a less dramatic effect on blood sugar levels compared to other carbohydrate-rich foods.

 

 

Eating olives offers several health benefits due to their nutritional profile. These benefits include:

 

1. **Rich in Healthy Fats**: Olives are high in monounsaturated fats, specifically oleic acid, which has been associated with improved heart health and has anti-inflammatory properties.

 

2. **Rich in Antioxidants**: They're a great source of antioxidants, including vitamin E and other phytonutrients, which can protect the body from cellular damage caused by free radicals.

 

3. **Heart Health**: The monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, and bioactive compounds in olives can reduce inflammation, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure, all of which support heart health.

 

4. **Bone Health**: Some research suggests that the nutrients in olives might aid in the prevention of bone loss.

 

5. **Digestive Health**: Olives are a good source of fiber, which contributes to gut health by promoting regular bowel movements and supporting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.

 

6. **Anti-cancer properties**: Some studies suggest that olives and olive oil may have protective effects against certain types of cancer, though more research is needed in this area.

 

Broccoli is a nutrient-packed vegetable that provides several health benefits:

 

1. **Rich in Nutrients**: Broccoli is high in many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium. It's also a good source of fiber.

 

2. **High in Antioxidants**: This vegetable is rich in antioxidants, including sulforaphane and indoles, which can help protect cells from damage.

 

3. **Supports Heart Health**: Broccoli's fiber, potassium, and antioxidants all contribute to heart health. Potassium can help maintain a healthy blood pressure, while fiber helps to lower cholesterol levels.

 

4. **Aids in Digestion**: The high fiber content in broccoli can help promote healthy bowel function and prevent constipation.

 

5. **Bone Health**: Broccoli contains high levels of both calcium and vitamin K, both of which are important for bone health and preventing osteoporosis.

 

6. **Boosts Immunity**: The high amount of vitamin C in broccoli boosts the immune system and helps in the absorption of iron.

 

7. **Cancer Prevention**: Studies suggest that sulforaphane, a potent compound in broccoli, may have anti-cancer properties. However, more research is needed in this area.

 

8. **Eye Health**: Broccoli contains certain antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin, which can help to maintain good eye health and prevent eye diseases like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

 

Berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, are packed with essential nutrients and offer several health benefits:

 

1. **High in Antioxidants**: Berries are rich in antioxidants, like anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and resveratrol, which protect your cells from harmful free radicals.

 

2. **Rich in Fiber**: They are an excellent source of dietary fiber which aids in digestion, helps maintain a healthy weight, and lowers the risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

 

3. **Heart Health**: Berries can help improve heart health by reducing several of its risk factors. Their high fiber content and antioxidants help reduce cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure.

 

4. **Anti-inflammatory Properties**: Chronic inflammation can lead to a multitude of diseases. Berries have strong anti-inflammatory properties.

 

5. **Maintains Healthy Skin**: Antioxidants in berries may help delay skin aging and improve the overall health of your skin.

 

6. **Improves Blood Sugar and Insulin Response**: Berries can improve blood sugar and insulin response when eaten alone or when consumed with high-carb foods.

 

7. **Potential Cancer-Fighting Properties**: Berries have several nutrients and compounds that may help fight against various types of cancer.

 

8. **Boosts Brain Health**: Antioxidants in berries delay brain aging and improve memory, contributing to brain health.

 

Onions are a staple in many cuisines worldwide and offer numerous health benefits:

 

1. **Nutrient Rich**: Onions are a good source of vitamins C and B6, folate, and potassium. They also contain small amounts of calcium, iron, and magnesium.

 

2. **High in Antioxidants**: They are loaded with antioxidants, including quercetin, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anticancer properties.

 

3. **Support Heart Health**: Onions contain heart-healthy compounds that can help reduce high blood pressure and protect against blood clots.

 

4. **Control Blood Sugar**: Some studies suggest that consuming onions may help reduce blood sugar levels, making them a beneficial choice for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes.

 

5. **Bone Health**: Certain varieties of onions, such as red and yellow, may help increase bone density, which could be particularly beneficial for women who are at risk of osteoporosis.

 

6. **Digestive Health**: Onions are high in fiber, which helps to ensure regular bowel movements and aids in digestive health.

 

7. **Boosts Immunity**: The vitamin C in onions acts as an antioxidant in the body, helping to boost the immune system and protect the body against diseases and infections.

 

Dark chocolate, especially varieties with a high percentage of cocoa, has several health benefits when consumed in moderation:

 

1. **Rich in Antioxidants**: Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants such as flavonoids and polyphenols, which can help to combat free radical damage in the body.

 

2. **Heart Health**: The flavonoids in dark chocolate can help reduce blood pressure, improve blood flow to the heart and brain, and make blood platelets less sticky and less likely to clot, reducing the risk of stroke.

 

3. **Brain Function**: Regular consumption of dark chocolate may improve brain function. The flavonoids, caffeine, and theobromine in it are thought to work together to improve brain health.

 

4. **Good for Blood Sugar**: Dark chocolate can help improve insulin sensitivity, which could help prevent type 2 diabetes.

 

5. **Rich in Minerals**: It contains a good amount of soluble fiber and is loaded with minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and selenium.

 

6. **Improves Mood**: Dark chocolate stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that create feelings of pleasure. It also contains the neurotransmitter serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant.

 

7. **Skin Health**: The flavonoids in dark chocolate can help protect against sun-induced damage, improve blood flow to the skin, and increase skin hydration and complexion.

 

8. **Weight Control**: Some research suggests that dark chocolate can help with weight control, as the fiber content can promote a feeling of fullness.

 

Dates, particularly the Medjool and Deglet Nour varieties, are highly nutritious and have many health benefits:

 

1. **Nutrient Rich**: Dates are high in several important minerals like potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron, and vitamin B6. They also provide some protein and fiber.

 

2. **High in Fiber**: The fiber in dates helps regulate bowel movements, promoting overall digestive health.

 

3. **Rich in Antioxidants**: They contain several types of antioxidants that may help prevent the development of certain chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes.

 

4. **Promote Brain Health**: Dates have certain antioxidant properties that could potentially aid in reducing inflammation and oxidative stress in the brain, potentially aiding in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases.

 

5. **Natural Sweetener**: Dates are often used as a natural sweetener due to their high fructose content, which is a natural type of sugar found in fruit.

 

6. **Promote Natural Labor**: Eating dates during the last few weeks of pregnancy might help promote cervical dilation and lower the need for induced labor.

 

7. **Bone Health**: Dates are a rich source of selenium, manganese, copper, and magnesium, all of which are integral to healthy bone development and strength, particularly as people begin to age and their bones gradually weaken.

 

8. **Energy Boost**: Dates are high in natural sugars like glucose, fructose, and sucrose, which make them a perfect snack for an immediate burst of energy.

 

There you have it guys, 7 foods that should be consumed daily if possible for overall health. For more videos like this, please share and don’t forget to LIKE as always.

Accelerated heartbeats

Is there a supplement that can calm municipal palpitations? lower the heart rate? I usually experience accelerated heartbeats in the hours of the evening. I take a supplement for it but no real improvement. https://il.iherb.com/pr/bodybio-pc-liposomal-phospholipid-complex-100-non-gmo-softgels/105892?rcode=DPJ240&utm_medium=appshare To remind you, I am after bypass surgery and I have a very small scar on the left side of my heart. and a yield of 55%. I'm an athlete but even in training it's not as easy for me as it used to be, compared to me of course because most people even now don't reach my level with all the problems. I see this supplements what your thoughts about, it couldn’t help me. https://il.iherb.com/pr/naturesplus-heartbeat-cardiovascular-support-90-heart-shaped-tablets/72130?rcode=DPJ240&utm_medium=appshare

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Gut dysbiosis

Hi I had a stool sample as I've been experiencing gut issues constipation gas ,bloating diahrea Results came back gut dysbiosis and mild candida of mouth swab Will a diet if prebiotics and probiotics through. Sauerkraut kimchi kombucha kefir and psyllium husk reverse mygut issues I'm going to the dentist to resolve mouth candida my diet low carb under 50g per day no sugars as I've got nafld which is being reversed through diet Appreciate any feedback

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Magnesium saturation

I’ve been drinking water with magnesium drops 3 times a day and I’m getting joint pain in places i never had. I do have issues with inflammation from arthritis but it seems to be getting worse. Now my wrists, ankles, elbows and fingers flare feeling pain. Is this normal when you saturate.? Thanks

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Hashimotos thyroiditis

My daughter is 19 and has Hashimoto’s . She is on 50 mg Synthroid and her levels are normal. However, she is constantly fatigued. She started putting on some weight and her hair is brittle and falling out. What supplements would you suggest? Her ideal goal would be to get off of this medicine and live a healthy lifestyle. We’ve been told that that’s not possible. What are your thoughts?

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Digestive Health, Blood Pressure

Hi Maurice, I have struggled with digestive problems for a few months. Especially with Indigestion, burping, silent reflux and diarrhea. Sadly I was on PPI for 2 months since I couldn't perform exercise or sports comfortably. Now my blood pressure last reading was 136/66. Currently eating 2-3 meals a day with 2 Digestive Enzymes and 4 Betaine HCL capsules. Eating meat first and carbs at the end of meal. I am increasing the HCL capsule 1 per day until I fell the burning sensation. Currently I am burping less frequently and haven't felt reflux. Any suggestions, Thanks!

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SVT & Weightloss

Hi, thank you for taking the time to read and try to answer questions. I’m currently on medication for SVT. I’m taking metropolol tartrate 25 mg 2xs a day. I’m 49 years old and having a hard time losing weight is berberine a good supplement to take? I watched some of your videos and it looks promising. I feel this time around. Has been very difficult for me to drop even 5 pounds. I try to stay active by walking and trying to watch what I eat but it’s been very difficult. 5’4” 180. BMI went from 30- 31 when I started walking and dieting?…I have muscular body. Any advise would be so much appreciated! Thank you!!! Claudia

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