Dr. Nibber’s blog is dedicated to setting the record straight on natural ingredients by dispelling common myths and highlighting truths on the basis of solid science. The end-result? Informed consumers that demand legitimacy and credibility from the supplement world, making safe, effective & high-quality products more available to you.
Confused About Cholesterol? We Are Here to H...
Demystifying Cholesterol Cholesterol, an animal sterol, is a waxy substance found in every cell in our body. Cholesterol is used as a base for the production of steroid hormones, bile salts, and vitamin D as well as maintaining cell membrane fluidity. Without cholesterol we would not be able to properly digest foods, our cell structure would not be able to withstand any changes in temperature, and a significant number of important hormones such as estrogen, and testosterone could not be produced. Our cholesterol is produced in the liver, from the molecule acetyl-coenzyme-A, through a number of complicated reactions that I […]Read more
Oils, Oils, Oils!
In part two of our Healthy Cooking Series let’s take a look at how to make the most of your healthy fats. What oils should you cook with and which should you leave for the salad dressing? Cooking with oils is pretty common in North American food preparation. While some types of oils are better suited to heating at these high temperatures, what has been firmly established is that when oils are exposed to high temperatures they are subject to a number of chemical reactions. Side effects of these reactions (particularly oxidation reactions) can be volatile, evaporate off, or may […]Read more
PIII: Marathon Training and Nutrition
In the final post of our Marathon Series we examine how to optimize nutrition while in the training, competing, and recovery phases of endurance exercise. I’m sorry, it has to be done, in order to understand why certain foods are best eaten at certain times I have to talk about the biochemistry of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. But we will make it short and sweet. Click on the image below for a full break down of what to eat and when to eat it. (Click on image for full infographic) FUN FACT: Scientists have developed new technology that allows athletes […]Read more
Battling Bad Breath
I Smell Pretty… In today’s world we all strive to look and feel our best, making the most of aesthetically appealing elements such as the way we look and the way we smell. Our noses have become very sensitive to all sorts of smells so there’s no wonder we spend so much time and money on smelling heavenly with various hair products, body gels, and perfumes. But it doesn’t stop there. Bad breath can sometimes be detrimental to our efforts and cause people to become self-conscious. What is the root of bad breath, what can be done, and how can […]Read more
The Great Escape Part V: Aspire to Perspire
When did sweat become such a badge of shame? Is it because there is often an accompanying odour? Or perhaps, the stains on clothing are far too unbearable to see? It seems we have conditioned ourselves to accept only a narrow range of appropriate sweat, time to sweat, and area of our bodies that can sweat. Perhaps if we understood the role of sweat, how it forms and how we can mitigate some of the unpleasant associations, we can get back to just sweating it out. What is Happening When You Sweat? Sweating is one of our most efficient […]Read more