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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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Cholesterol Concerns: Part One

March 26, 2021 |

The Problems with Cholesterol Testing When it comes to health, cholesterol is a much discussed subject.  It is often given a negative connotation but cholesterol is not inherently bad.  In fact, this waxy substance is necessary for life and our bodies are able to make all they require for well-being. Cholesterol is carried by the…

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The Mediterranean Diet and a Low-Fat Vegan Diet Go Head-To-Head

March 12, 2021 |

Over the past few decades, there has been an abundance of research examining the consequences that food choices can have on human health.  The preponderance of scientific evidence has established that the more a diet gravitates toward plant-sourced foods, the greater the beneficial health effects will be.  These include lowering mortality from heart disease; reversing…

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Eat More Plant Protein for a Longer Life

February 26, 2021 |

Protein is a popular topic of conversation these days.  In spite of the fact that most North Americans today consume too much protein, a common worry is whether or not people are getting enough protein from their diet.  Much more important for health though is the source from which dietary protein is obtained. Brand new…

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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.