Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

What is the Optimum Way of Eating for Type-2 Diabetes Prevention and Treatment?

July 29, 2022 |

In mid-July 2021 researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine reviewed the literature for evidence of the effect of diet on type-2 diabetes prevention and treatment. (1)  Their research showed that eating patterns emphasizing fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains and removing animal products improve the risk factors for diabetes including blood sugar levels,…

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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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The Dangers of Fat Stored Where It Is Not Meant To Be

February 25, 2022 |

Recently, the results of a new study were published.   This research scrutinized the benefits of eating less fat in reducing the levels of fat stored in the body and especially in places never intended for fat storage.  The human body contains tissues specialized for the storage of fat.  These tissues, known as adipose tissues, are…

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Can a Healthy Gut Microbiome Prevent and Alleviate Diabetes?

December 3, 2021 |

The Human Genome Project is one of the most impressive exploration achievements in human history.  And yet it did not involve travel to distant territories.  Instead it was an inward quest to map out all of the genes of the human species.  The project began on October 1, 1990 and was completed in April 2003. …

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Should You Be Worried About Insulin Resistance?

October 8, 2021 |

If you are one of the many North Americans who fear high-carbohydrate foods, you may be moving to a diet lower in carbohydrates and higher in fats and proteins.  It may even be your own physician who is sending you in this direction. When blood glucose (sugar) levels rise, you are said to be prediabetic.…

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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.