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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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THE BASICS: What Does Eating Plants Do For Your Blood Vessels?

August 26, 2022 |

“Some people think the plant-based, whole foods diet is extreme.  Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery.  Some people would call that extreme.” Caldwell Esselstyn MD   A delicate balance…. Plant-based diets have many beneficial effects on…

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Vitamin K2 – The Lesser Known Vitamin

August 12, 2022 |

In the world of vitamins, we have vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K.  Vitamin K is the most recently discovered vitamin, first detected and named in 1929.  But why was it not called vitamin F?  Partly this was because the letters F, G, and H had been used up by other chemicals that…

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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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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.