Covid-19

What You Eat May Protect You From Covid-19

August 27, 2021 |

 The experience of Covid-19 varies widely among people.  It can range from little to no symptoms at all to mild symptoms for a short period of time to full-blown life-threatening illness.  The possible reasons for this enormous variation in disease process are still not clear.  However, two new research studies are indicating that the difference…

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Is the Health of the Gut Microbiome Linked to the Severity of Covid-19?

June 12, 2020 |

On April 25, 2020, the results of a study looking at the connection between the gut microbiome and Covid-19 were published.  This research adds depth to the new discovery that an unbalanced, unhealthy gut microbiome promotes inflammation that may result in higher susceptibility to Covid-19 and a greater risk of progression into more severe disease,…

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Can Eating Fruits and Vegetables Help Preserve a Healthy Immune System?

May 15, 2020 |

The competence of immune systems, like most other biological systems, tend to decline with age. This shows up as increased vulnerability of individuals 70 years of age and older to viral infections and poor antibody response to vaccination (1). However, emerging evidence is indicating that this loss of immune capability is not inevitable. In these…

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Can We Prevent the Next Pandemic?

May 8, 2020 |

In 2007, five years after the outbreak of SARS-CoV-1, the first SARS virus to cause serious disease, a review of the available studies triggered by that epidemic warned that the possibility of the re-emergence of another serious SARS outbreak or the advent of a different novel virus is not an “if” but a “when. The…

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Build Your Armour Against Viruses Such as the Coronavirus

March 27, 2020 |

The coronavirus seems to have blindsided us all. Most of us have never been faced with a brand-new virus such as this that has spread over so much of the developed world and impacted so many people. Its onset has engendered fear, anxiety and even panic in some as we listen to the incessant news…

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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.