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Do Foods Affect Sleep?

November 24, 2023 |

A few decades ago, sleep was often considered a waste of time.  Many people saw no reason not to “burn the candle at both ends” of the day, even going so far as saying, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead!”.  Ironically, going along with that phrase is likely to make death come sooner than it might…

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Are You Eating Enough Plant-Based Foods?

November 10, 2023 |

The importance of eating plants is increasingly at the forefront of our minds as we take in the daily information that we are exposed to in our magazines, newspapers or on a scroll on the internet.   Consequently, we are becoming more aware that there are health benefits to be had from focusing on plant-based foods…

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How Countries Could Save Billions and the Environment at the Same Time

October 27, 2023 |

Denmark recently announced a startling change in direction.  In 2021, the Danish Council on Climate Change realized that their country was heading towards failure to meet its 2030 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 70% of 1990 levels.  Consequently, in October 2023, the country published their innovative roadmap towards the goal of transitioning Denmark’s…

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Rob’s Hearty Potato Soup

October 13, 2023 |

Two sets of circumstances instigated the creation of this soup.  We arrived in Newfoundland early in June to find our home there enveloped in the impenetrable fog that only Newfoundland can conjure up.  It was abundant and heavy and had already taken over our little town for three weeks.  The air was heavy and dense…

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Meat-Free Diets and Mental Health

September 29, 2023 |

Early in 2023 a new study was published that examined the relationship between consuming a meat-free diet and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.  Multiple evidence has illustrated the connections between the foods we eat and their impacts on our physical health, but research results on the effects of different foods on mental…

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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.