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.
Intermittent Fasting: What’s all of the hype...
Intermittent fasting is a hot topic in the diet and nutrition world. There are many books, blogs, celebrities and even apps touting the many health benefits of this pattern of energy consumption. The question is whether there is sufficient clinical research to supports these claims. Intermittent fasting has been a part of religious practices for centuries. Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and Jewish populations all perform intermittent fasting at different times throughout the year. Clinical studies on intermittent fasting are still quite limited and what we do know comes mostly from: animal studies, a handful of human trials with small sample […]Read more
Controlling Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer
Movember is here and that means it is time to talk about men’s health! Prostate cancer is among one of the most common cancers in men, currently ranked 2nd among all cancer deaths in men in western country (Vella, Malaguarnera, Lappano, Maggiolini, & Belfiore, 2017). This accounts for 3-5 deaths per 100 men each year (Carter, et al., 2013). It is important for men to understand what they can do to improve their prostate health and ensure that they are decreasing controllable risk factors associated with increased prostate cancer development. One of the most common research supported controllable risk factors the […]Read more
A “Sweet” Topic: Let’s talk abou...
Another Halloween is upon us and if you are like me, you are getting very “excited” for all that sugar. Unfortunately, it is another celebration, where sugar treats and exaggerated amount of carbohydrates exceed reasonable consumption. Let’s be honest, even adults can’t wait to celebrate those trick-or-treat activities in order to get their hands on those amazing sugar high treats. While enjoying the festivities, we need to be mindful of the fact that all this sugar may spell some doom by throwing off our sugar balance. How does it work? Normally, the human body is very clever at converting excess […]Read more
Spotlight on a Silent Epidemic: Non-Alcoholi...
While we usually associate fatty liver with excessive alcohol consumption, there is another form of liver disease known as Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease or NAFLD that develops in people who drink little to no alcohol. NAFLD can remain ‘silent’ for many years, with few signs or symptoms. The prevalence of NAFLD is increasing at an alarming rate. The risk of developing NAFLD in obese people is 75%. With almost 20 million obese Canadians, NAFLD is a growing health epidemic. Eating excess calories causes fat accumulation in the body. One of the locations fat is stored is in the liver. This […]Read more
Healthy gut, healthy breast?
Estrogens are a well-documented contributor in the etiology of breast cancer. Consequently, the importance of proper estrogens metabolism and reducing exposure to xenoestrogens are increasingly recognised as effective ways to reduce breast and other estrogens-related cancer risk.Read more