Plant-Based Lifestyle

How to Age Better

May 10, 2024 |

Life expectancy has been increasing around the world over the past decades, a happenstance that is attributed to advances in public health and healthcare services.  However, the last few years have rocked this boat and it is predicted that the current generation of adolescents is likely to be the first to have a shorter life…

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How Countries Could Save Billions and the Environment at the Same Time

October 27, 2023 |

Denmark recently announced a startling change in direction.  In 2021, the Danish Council on Climate Change realized that their country was heading towards failure to meet its 2030 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 70% of 1990 levels.  Consequently, in October 2023, the country published their innovative roadmap towards the goal of transitioning Denmark’s…

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What’s the Best Protein for Building Muscle?

July 8, 2023 |

It has already been established that muscle building in humans is augmented by eating a high-protein diet.  However, there is an ongoing debate within fitness circles about whether plant-sourced protein is as good at creating muscle as protein sourced from animals.  A recently published study investigated this very question. In February 2023 results were published…

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Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

May 26, 2023 |

Potatoes are without a doubt high on the “favourite vegetable list” of most people.  Unfortunately, the way they are often prepared and the ingredients that are regularly added to them can turn a potato that came out of the soil a healthy vegetable into one that is very high in calories with much of its…

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The Problem With Potatoes

May 12, 2023 |

Have you been told that potatoes are unhealthy and cause weight gain?  Do you love potatoes but feel guilty eating them?  Read on.  This article may change your whole attitude to this wholesome and scrumptious vegetable. In December 2022 the results of a study from the Louisiana State University’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center were published…

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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.