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What Did Our Ancestors Eat? Part Three

January 14, 2022 |

A Bigger Brain  The history of human beings has long included a mystery. At two points in our ancient past, the brains in our evolving predecessors suddenly increased significantly in size. Sometime between one and two million years ago, the brain size of our forebears doubled over the short evolutionary time span of about 200,000…

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What Did Our Ancestors Eat? Part Two

December 31, 2021 |

Researchers have had difficulties finding a record of plant-based foods that our forebears might have been consuming.  The detritus of animal-based foods are bones and stone tools that are easily preserved but plants are perishable and leave little of themselves behind.  Still, evidence is adding up, with a growing amount of study exposing indicators that…

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What Did Our Ancestors Eat? Part One

December 17, 2021 |

For decades controversy has surrounded the lifestyles and dietary intake of our ancestors.  Were they predominantly nomadic hunters, following animal herds and killing what they needed to survive?  Were they essentially gatherers that harvested available plants and roots and found their sustenance there?  Or were they a combination of these two ways of life?  This…

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Can a Healthy Gut Microbiome Prevent and Alleviate Diabetes?

December 3, 2021 |

The Human Genome Project is one of the most impressive exploration achievements in human history.  And yet it did not involve travel to distant territories.  Instead it was an inward quest to map out all of the genes of the human species.  The project began on October 1, 1990 and was completed in April 2003. …

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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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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.