Cancer

Does Alcohol Offer Any Real Health Benefits?

January 28, 2022 |

Some interesting and useful background information before we start:    There is no clear consensus among countries on what constitutes one “standard drink” of alcohol.  For example, here is a sample of the number of grams of alcohol considered to be 1 standard alcoholic drink in countries around the world (1,2). 8 grams in the…

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The Dairy Dilemma: Part 3: Cancer

June 21, 2019 |

In 2015 the results of an interesting cohort study from Sweden were published on the subject of dairy intake and cancer (1). Researchers looked at 22,788 lactose-intolerant participants and their immediate family members (who were not lactose-intolerant). Because individuals with lactose intolerance usually follow recommendations to avoid milk and other dairy products they can be…

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The Power of Turmeric

December 7, 2018 |

The intensely yellow spice known as turmeric is the ingredient in curry powder that gives it its golden hue. The health benefits of turmeric have been extensively studied with earliest accounts dating from 600 BCE (1,2). In 1748 the therapeutic potential of turmeric’s primary active component, curcumin, was first reported (2,3). Further investigation followed with…

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Why Is Eating Meat So Damaging to Human Health? Part One

November 16, 2018 |

 Hazards Inherent in Meat Itself If you are a sometime reader of this blog you will be familiar with some of the perils of eating meat. Scientific evidence shows that meat consumption increases risks for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers as well as shortens the lifespan. The question is, what is lurking in meat…

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Choosing Foods to Reduce Cancer Risk

October 19, 2018 |

With almost daily contradictory proclamations from the media of the latest nutritional news, the simple business of eating can become very confusing. Is it okay to eat butter and bacon or not? Are carbohydrates the very worst of foods or are they actually the healthiest? Is coconut oil a miracle food or just another saturated…

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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.