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Leaving Calorie Counting Behind

March 25, 2022 |

Obesity has become a global epidemic among human beings, affecting over 20% of the population of most western countries and 68% of the US population (1,2).  Research over the last decade has been suggesting that the cause of this current problem may not be simply overeating but a mismatch between the foods we ate as…

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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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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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THE BASICS: The B12 Conundrum

February 11, 2022 |

The following article probably contains WAY more information than you might want to know about any single vitamin but vitamin B12 is an important vitamin for the consideration of those who are not eating meat.  The main point is that it is important to be sure that you are taking in a reliable source of…

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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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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.