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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.

 

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The Great Escape P.IV: Detox, retox, and rep...

In part 4 of our series on healthy elimination we are getting right into what detoxification really means. The Truth about Detoxification Unfortunately, detoxification has also become synonymous with cleansing – a term loosely used to describe all sorts of treatments aimed at purifying or purging the body. While the principles of purifying hold true many such treatments are unproven ( ionic foot baths anyone?), make little sense physiologically, and can even be dangerous. True detoxification begins at the cellular levels- specifically cells of the liver and kidney, and involves enhancing the body’s natural mechanisms for eliminating toxins and harmful […]

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Lactoferrin – Powerful Immune Support ...

Immune cells require amino acids from protein in their formation. High quality whey protein supplements not only contain amino acids but also a number of unique compounds that have been studied to improve immune function. One such compound is lactoferrin, a key immune boosting molecule that is secreted primarily in breast milk, boosting the baby’s immune system at the same time as delivering iron. In adults it is secreted in many external fluids (such as saliva or lung mucous) as a first line of defense. Studies have found lactoferrin’s multifunctional role encompasses antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant and immune-balancing activities.9,10 Neonatal […]

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The Polypharmacy Predicament

Navigating your way through the complicated world of healthcare can be tricky. It can be difficult to eat right, fitting in time to exercise, maintaining good posture, making sure your oral hygiene routine is up to par, and on and on. Everything is complicated even further by when you try to medications with supplement schedules. The prescription and concurrent use of multiple medications has increased significantly over the past 15-20 years. It is reported that claims to provincial drug benefit programs in individuals over 65 years old increased by 214% from 1997-2006 in Ontario. That being said polypharmacy is no […]

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Understanding Different Types of Calcium: Pa...

Ensuring that you are taking the best form of calcium for your body will not only benefit your bones, but will also save you from spending money on a type of calcium supplement that is not going to work well for you or which may provide little value to your body. With so many forms of calcium on the market, choosing one can be complicated indeed. Certain types of calcium supplements may be better for some types of people than others. Some of the most common forms of calcium supplements that are available include: calcium carbonate, oyster shell calcium, calcium […]

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Are Hard to Pronounce Ingredients Still Safe...

Recently, health-conscious gurus with good intentions have suggested that any compound that cannot be easily pronounced or recognized is a harmful substance and should be avoided. While there is some merit to this, it is not always the case. Scientific names of compounds can be scary. Below are some examples of natural compounds with scary names: Our body makes lipoic acid; its scientific name is “1,2-Dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid”. Pretty scary, huh? Or how about “inositol hexanicotinate”? That’s the common name for non-flushing niacin, or vitamin B3; its proper name is “hexanicotinyl cis-1,2,3,5-trans-4,6-cyclohexane”! Yikes! Lactose: the proper name is 4-O-beta-D-Galactopyranosyl-D-glucose. There are […]

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