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You CAN Help to Stop Climate Change

November 19, 2021 |

With the latest dismal IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report hanging over our futures, citizens of the earth are contemplating its revelations.  Climate change is well underway.   The IPCC states that it is human influence that is warming our atmosphere, oceans and land on a scale that is unprecedented.  Sea levels are increasing.   Insect…

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Is It Too Late to Become Plant-Based?

November 5, 2021 |

Most people are aware by now that eating plant-based promotes excellent health.  But what if you are heading into your senior years and already beginning to suffer the effects of a lifetime of unhealthy eating?   Science is revealing that converting to a plant-based diet at any age can indeed generate for you a new lease…

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Consider This Before Deciding to Eat Keto

October 22, 2021 |

The ketogenic diet, first conceived as a last-ditch method to relieve severe epilepsy, has been adopted by many as a viable option for weight loss.  A ketogenic diet is extremely low in carbohydrates and forces the body to burn fats instead of carbohydrates for energy.  This works because the human body has evolved to be…

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Should You Be Worried About Insulin Resistance?

October 8, 2021 |

If you are one of the many North Americans who fear high-carbohydrate foods, you may be moving to a diet lower in carbohydrates and higher in fats and proteins.  It may even be your own physician who is sending you in this direction. When blood glucose (sugar) levels rise, you are said to be prediabetic.…

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Cocoa and the Brain

September 24, 2021 |

Cocoa….the word conjures up the beloved treat, chocolate, of which cocoa beans are the main ingredients.  Sadly, most chocolates are not healthy.  This is largely due to their added ingredients such as sugar, fat and milk ingredients.  But the healthfulness of chocolate also depends on the amount of unprocessed cocoa in the chocolate product.  Researchers…

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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.