Diets

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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THE BASICS:  Where Do I Get My Protein? (and, Incidentally, My Fiber?)

August 13, 2021 |

This is without a doubt the most common question asked about plant-based diets….and no wonder.  Protein bars and drinks are available everywhere, advertised to provide boosts in protein that are touted to prevent fatigue and provide energy for exercise, to help recover from a workout and rebuild damaged muscle fibers.  The disquieting thing is that…

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THE BASICS: Adjusting to the Plant-Based Way of Life

July 30, 2021 |

The big question is – should I ease into a plant-based diet or just jump in with both feet?  The answer to this question really depends on you. Are you the type of person who only drinks alcohol when at a social occasion or only eats desserts when offered by someone else?  Do you need…

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THE BASICS: Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet – Part 3

July 16, 2021 |

Last but certainly not least, the final installment of why you might want to consider changing to a plant-based way of life.   Encourage a healthy microbiome Our microbiome is now being thought of as ”the forgotten organ” due to its major role in the health of our bodies.  In essence, our microbiome is made…

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THE BASICS: Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet – Part 2

July 2, 2021 |

Continuing on from the last post, here are some more startling benefits of adopting a plant-based way of life.   Lower the risk of cancer and slow the progression of certain types of cancer The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) states that “It’s never too late to lower your risk”.  A consistent diet of…

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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.