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.
Pumpkin Seeds and Bladder Health
It’s that time of year to pick out your Halloween costume, add some spooky décor to your home and improve your pumpkin carving skills. Throughout all of the excitement, hopefully you remembered to save the pumpkin seeds and find a way to incorporate them into your diet! Not only can they be delicious but it turns out they may offer some great health benefits, too. Traditionally, pumpkin seeds have been used in Central Europe for various genitourinary conditions including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and overactive bladder syndrome (OAB). More recently, research has confirmed these traditional applications. What are Overactive […]Read more
Care for Kombucha?
Kombucha is the not so new, new health fad that seems to be popping up everywhere. This yeast and bacteria fermented green, black and even white tea beverage is considered to be an elixir of health that has been used for centuries in Asia. Acetic acid bacteria such as Acetobacter spp is combined with different yeast species, such as Saccharomyces sp., forming a scoby which then ferments a sugar and black or green tea mixture. Resulting in a fizzy, somewhat sweet/sour concoction with metabolites that have some impressive health benefits. Kombucha preparations vary in their chemical composition but commercially […]Read more
The Corn Conundrum- Risks of Corn Based vs C...
Corn is a tough crop- on one hand it is considered one of the most common food allergens, while on the other it is a cheap and accessible base for many processed foods and a popular alternative for gluten intolerant individuals. Corn’s wide use in the food and drug industry is thought to be due to the fact that corn is not a highly ”allergenic allergen”, meaning most people can tolerate it well, and intolerant individuals require a significant amount of exposure before eliciting any reaction. However, corn sensitivities seem to be on the rise, individuals with sensitivity to corn […]Read more
Top Foods for Healthy Breasts
8 Dietary Strategies To Promote Healthy Breast Tissue And Reduce Breast Cancer Risks October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a leading cause of death in women, breast cancer directly or indirectly touches the lives of millions of Canadians. Along with a balanced lifestyle, adequate sleep and exercise, dietary choices can either promote healthy breast tissue and/or reduce the risk for abnormal cell growth. This article highlights 8 evidence-based dietary strategies to keep your breasts healthy, check them out below: Note: This article should not be used in place of medical advice and has not been reviewed by Health Canada. […]Read more
The Use of Non-Human Animals in Medical Rese...
The number of treatments formulated each year has increased dramatically over the last 10 years due to technological advancements within the biomedical field. However, formulation and development does not necessarily equate to launch on the market, as many treatments are deemed ineffective, inferior to those already on the market, or unsafe. Therefore, all treatments produced by pharmaceuticals must undergo rigorous testing before being launched on the market. It would of course be premature and dangerous to immediately commence the testing of a new treatment in human subjects. As such, scientists take to studying the effects in models, which can include […]Read more