Foods

Reducing the Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis

September 23, 2022 |

Rheumatoid arthritis is a common autoimmune disease that causes joint pain, swelling, and eventually permanent joint damage.  It occurs when the immune system mistakes healthy body tissues as threats and strives to remove them from the body.  Unlike the wear-and-tear of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis attacks the lining of the joints resulting in painful swelling that…

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THE BASICS: What is the Problem With Added Oils?

September 9, 2022 |

The use of oils in or on our food has become very confusing.  First we are told to cut down on oils and fats to keep us healthy and prevent weight gain.  More recently headlines declare that fats and oils are in fact good for us and we should eat all we want of them. …

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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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Leafy Greens for Brain Health

July 15, 2022 |

We all know that green leafy vegetables are healthy.  The advice to “eat your greens” has been around for decades.  Such greens include spinach, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, chard, arugula, collard greens, beet greens, bok choy and lettuce.  Indeed, leafy greens are full of healthy nutrients – fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other super healthy…

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Consideration of Human Health in Climate Policies

June 17, 2022 |

The Paris Agreement, resulting from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) that took place in Paris in 2015, was signed by 196 countries around the globe.  The signing parties of this legally binding international treaty agreed to substantially reduce their global greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit the global temperature increase during this century…

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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.