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Is Eating a Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet Expensive?

February 16, 2024 |

It always takes me by surprise when someone says that they can’t afford to eat whole-food plant-based.  Legumes (beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils) and whole grains (wheat, oatmeal, rice (brown, red, black & wild), quinoa, farro, barley, millet, bulgar, whole-wheat flour, whole-wheat bread, whole-wheat pasta) are the foundation of this way of eating and you’d…

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The Effects of Eating Red and Processed Meats on Type-2 Diabetes

February 2, 2024 |

The objective of a recent study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, published in October 2023, was to confirm the relationship between eating meat and type-2 diabetes.  The analysis revealed associations between the consumption of red and/or processed meats and the development of type-2 diabetes.  (1) Each daily serving of processed red…

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Vegetables and the Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

January 19, 2024 |

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a disorder that shows its symptoms gradually, increasing in severity over time.  It causes neurons (nerve cells in the brain and nervous system) to break down and die, affecting the function of the nervous system and body parts controlled by nerves.  Tremors are often the first symptoms noticed.  Other outward signs…

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Linking the Puzzle Pieces of Human and Planetary Health

January 5, 2024 |

The year 2024 has arrived, and as every new year rolls around, many of us turn our thoughts to what we hope this brand-new year will bring.  My wish, as always, is that more people will begin to realize that increasing their intake of plant-sourced foods and decreasing animal-sourced foods is the most positive decision…

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Holiday Hacks and Hints Part Three: Food Coma – Is It Real?

December 22, 2023 |

Imagine you’ve just finished enjoying a large meal such as a traditional holiday meal, say at Christmas, Thanksgiving or Easter.  You get up from the table and then quickly find yourself a comfortable place to relax…because all you want to do is rest and maybe even take a good nap.  This is the state of…

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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.