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Vitamin K2 – The Lesser Known Vitamin

August 12, 2022 |

In the world of vitamins, we have vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K.  Vitamin K is the most recently discovered vitamin, first detected and named in 1929.  But why was it not called vitamin F?  Partly this was because the letters F, G, and H had been used up by other chemicals that…

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What is the Optimum Way of Eating for Type-2 Diabetes Prevention and Treatment?

July 29, 2022 |

In mid-July 2021 researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine reviewed the literature for evidence of the effect of diet on type-2 diabetes prevention and treatment. (1)  Their research showed that eating patterns emphasizing fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains and removing animal products improve the risk factors for diabetes including blood sugar levels,…

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Leafy Greens for Brain Health

July 15, 2022 |

We all know that green leafy vegetables are healthy.  The advice to “eat your greens” has been around for decades.  Such greens include spinach, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, chard, arugula, collard greens, beet greens, bok choy and lettuce.  Indeed, leafy greens are full of healthy nutrients – fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other super healthy…

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How To Add Years To Your Life

July 1, 2022 |

A new study out of Norway, published in February 2022, has presented more evidence that what we eat can give us extra years of healthy living.  Using data from the Lancet 2019 Global Burden of Disease Study, researchers assessed the impact of food types on life expectancy by creating a model to illustrate the result…

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Consideration of Human Health in Climate Policies

June 17, 2022 |

The Paris Agreement, resulting from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) that took place in Paris in 2015, was signed by 196 countries around the globe.  The signing parties of this legally binding international treaty agreed to substantially reduce their global greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit the global temperature increase during this century…

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My name is Debra Harley (BScPhm) and I welcome you to my retirement project, this website. Over the course of a life many lessons are learned, altering deeply-rooted ideas and creating new passions.