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.
Changing Perception of Menopause
With the baby boomer population becoming or already of age for the onset of menopause, it becomes an important topic of discussion. The average duration of menopause is about one year, but perimenopause can be present for three to four years. Symptoms of menopause can persist for a year or two after menopause as well, making the progression of menopause last for up to six years! The perception and experience of menopause varies from woman to woman and also cultures. Education and helping to shape a woman’s experience of menopause is just as important as the supplemental support provided. Research […]Read more
Common Signs of Nutrient Deficiency
While eating a well-balanced, whole foods diet is essential for disease prevention and the maintenance of health, is it enough if you are deficient in key vitamins and minerals? What are the signs and symptoms of deficiencies you can observe in your body? The remainder of this article provides a listing of some of the signs that may suggest a deficiency in certain nutrients. Remember, these are signs which can vary between people. Each sign can often mean multiple things that aren’t necessarily related to a deficiency. This should not replace proper medical examination and laboratory testing. Head: Thin, dry […]Read more
The Truth About Nitrates
Most of the concern about the safety of nitrates has arisen from epidemiological data on their potential to form N-Nitrosamines; these are thought to be cancer causing and also responsible for causing “blue-baby” syndrome. However, one must be careful in evaluating the data and when drawing any conclusions. Let us review the data for both these concerns. Blue-baby syndrome (methemoglobinemia)One case back in the 1950’s caused considerable sensation when a baby’s hemoglobin was thought to be compromised by supposedly excessive nitrates in well water and converting the hemoglobin to a form that was not able to transport oxygen easily. However, […]Read more
Is Curcumin an answer to Alzheimer’s Disease...
Epidemiologists, researchers that look at populations and disease patterns have long remarked that the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in India is significantly lower than in the US. One reason proposed for this huge difference may be because the Indian population has a high consumption of curcumin in their diet compared to their American counterparts. Curcumin is the bright orange colouring agent that is the major active compound of the turmeric root and the main component of the masala the backbone of virtually every Indian dish. Besides imparting the rich colour to the food, curcumin is used as a preservative, for […]Read more