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.
Supplement Ethics: Does Your Magnesium Glyci...
Something Isn’t Adding Up: Does your Magnesium Glycinate also contain Magnesium Oxide? Magnesium is one of the most used natural health products for good reason, it does so many beneficial things. It relaxes tight muscles, calms nerves, widens blood vessels and reduces inflammation just to name a few. From a physiological perspective, it is one of the key lynch pins of your cellular energy production so it is no surprise it has so many applications. To learn more about why magnesium is such a common deficiency click here. Being a practitioner that uses magnesium with most of my patients I […]Read more
The Happy Love Hormone: Oxytocin Obsession
Can you feel it? Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is upon us and we’re feeling the love everywhere we go these days. It must be our oxytocin levels going out of control! Oxytocin is known as the “cuddle” or “love” hormone because it is released when your get a great-big hug or a snuggle session with another person (playtime with our pups can also release oxytocin!) But what is the science behind why this hormone boosts our mood and what can we do to start feeling the love? Oxytocin is the feel-good, touchy-feely, “cuddle hormone” that is released […]Read more
Toxicity and Green Tea: What You Need to Kno...
Green tea supplements have come under fire recently following the release of a marketplace review. The review focused on the adverse effects of green tea supplements on liver health and also highlighted the bigger issue of regulatory processes for natural health products. While the report brought up a number of valid concerns, it was somewhat reductionist. As proponents of natural health products we wanted to provide some insights into the complexities underlying this report and provide tips on what to look for in any supplement. Green Tea – The Wonder Plant Camellia sinensis, commonly known as green tea, has […]Read more
Liven Up Your Libido Part 2: Tips and Tricks
A few weeks ago we discussed causes of reduced libido in women approaching menopause. This week we explore some evidence based approaches to managing and preventing the causes of a decline in your libido. Eat a Predominantly Plant-based diet: To optimise our blood circulation, overall general health and hormonal balance, epidemiological studies illustrate that we must emphasize a plant-based diet which can be complemented with the occasional high-quality animal proteins Eat these: A. Organic and free-range eggs, wild fish, fresh goat cheese, organic meats, etc.- basically food low in saturated fats. B. Leafy greens like spinach, kale and broccoli are high in […]Read more
Curcumin and its Role in Potentially Prevent...
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Named after the German doctor who first described the condition, Alois Alzheimer, it is a progressive disease during which proteins build up and form “plaques” in the brain. Plaque development causes cell death resulting in neural signaling disruption, and a reduction in the development of neurotransmitters. Initially, patients may present with more mild symptoms, such as slight memory lapses. Later as more neurons in the hippocampus begin to die, patients may experience more severe memory impairment, which can affect daily life. Patients may go on to have difficulty with language, concentration, […]Read more