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THE BASICS: What Does Living Plant-Based Really Mean?

June 4, 2021 |

In the next group of articles on this website, I’d like to go back to the basics.  It’s been a long time since I started this website and there are increasing numbers of people being drawn to the idea of eating only plants.  There are still many questions that arise when transitioning to this new…

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The Quest for Sweeter Breath

May 21, 2021 |

The problem with halitosis, aka bad breath, is that it is devious.  You can have it and not know it.  It is difficult to smell your own breath and the people you encounter in your daily activities may be too kind or embarrassed to alert you to the problem.  Halitosis can also be challenging to…

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Diet And Lifestyle Affect Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

May 7, 2021 |

Worldwide, nearly 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease today (1), with about 500,000 of those being Canadians (2) and 5.5 million Americans (3).  Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth leading cause of death among those of 65 years of age and older. …

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Suddenly It’s Soup!

April 23, 2021 |

We have owned an Instant Pot for quite awhile now and have greatly appreciated its ability to cook beans quickly and produce perfectly cooked rice.  Happily, we’re now discovering that the Instant Pot has many other charms.  Recently we have been pressed for time in the evenings and have been looking for meals that can…

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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.