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Eating a Diet That’s Good For Our Planet Can Lengthen Your Own Life

July 5, 2024 |

It’s a win-win situation! A new study, published June 10, 2024, examines the health effects of the Planetary Health Diet (PHD) which was developed in 2019 as a part of the EAT-Lancet Commission.  The goal of the EAT-Lancet Commission is to achieve planetary health diets for the projected total population of the earth by 2050,…

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Should I Put Bananas into My Smoothie?

June 21, 2024 |

Were you disappointed to hear the results of a recent study that discovered that bananas in a smoothie can result in an 84% loss of the polyphenols from the berries that you were hoping to benefit from?  We certainly were.  Yes, we thought, we could leave the bananas out of our smoothies.  We experimented with…

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Twenty Years of Studies Confirm the Power of Eating Plants

June 7, 2024 |

A comprehensive review of meta-analyses that were published between 2000 and 2023 was released in May 2024.  It evaluated the impact of vegan and vegetarian diets on the risk factors associated with the development of cardiometabolic diseases and cancer in adults, children and pregnant women.  (1) This review was a joint undertaking between researchers from…

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A Creamy Delight

May 24, 2024 |

This recipe has been a long time in the making.  My husband, Rob, had an idea in mind for a delicious tomato soup and many versions of it have been produced in the last few years.  This year, though, he declared himself satisfied.  Here is his recipe.    Roasted Creamy Tomato Soup 3 lbs Roma…

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How to Age Better

May 10, 2024 |

Life expectancy has been increasing around the world over the past decades, a happenstance that is attributed to advances in public health and healthcare services.  However, the last few years have rocked this boat and it is predicted that the current generation of adolescents is likely to be the first to have a shorter life…

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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.