Cardiovascular Conditions

Vitamin K2 – The Lesser Known Vitamin

August 12, 2022 |

In the world of vitamins, we have vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K.  Vitamin K is the most recently discovered vitamin, first detected and named in 1929.  But why was it not called vitamin F?  Partly this was because the letters F, G, and H had been used up by other chemicals that…

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Continuing Confirmation For Eating More Plants

June 3, 2022 |

Anyone who reads my blogs will be aware of the importance I place on having the support of strong scientific evidence for making lifestyle changes.  I have been struck in recent months by the amount of new research that has been published regarding the benefits of eating plant-based.  The following is a synopsis of some…

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Can It Be True That Eating More Vegetables Does Little to Reduce Heart Risks?

March 11, 2022 |

Did you hear on the radio or read on-line about a new study that found little evidence of any link between higher vegetable intake and reduced risk of major cardiovascular disease?  The study was published on February 21, 2022 (1).  Its headlines were astonishing to say the least and were understandably the subject of much…

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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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Cholesterol Concerns: Part Two

April 9, 2021 |

“Looking” Inside Your Blood Vessels   Part One of this article examines the many influences affecting the numerical value that represents your own unique blood LDL-cholesterol level.   This, added to uncertainty about the accuracy of cholesterol lab tests, reveals the need for additional ways to quantify the health of your blood vessels.  In other words,…

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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.