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How To Prepare for a Colonoscopy When You’re Eating Plant-Based

February 3, 2023 |

Medical screening for early signs of disease are becoming increasingly common.  These procedures come in a variety of forms – the simple measurement of blood pressure at a doctor’s visit to screen for cardiovascular disease; for females, a Pap smear looking for abnormal cells that might suggest cervical cancer or undergoing a mammography to look…

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A Novel Way to Ease Menstrual Pain

January 20, 2023 |

Menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea) is responsible for substantial interruptions in the lives of millions of women and girls.  An investigation from 2012 reported that 84.1% of women experience menstrual pain with 43.1% of them revealing that the pain occurred during every menstrual period.  This research concluded that at least one in four women experience distressing pain…

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The Hidden Dangers of Proton Pump Inhibitors

January 4, 2023 |

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are very popular medications because they are extremely efficient at shutting down the production of acid in the stomach.  This might seem like a great idea for those suffering from “heartburn” or gastroesophageal reflux disease.  GERD is  inflammation of the esophagus (the tube connecting the throat to the stomach) caused by…

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FOOD ST★RS – Apples

December 23, 2022 |

The apple is somewhat in need of a boost in its public relations.  Apples are likely the most common fruit in many peoples’ kitchens, especially here in northern North America where other more exotic fruits tend to vary seasonally in availability and quality.  They are often found lurking in the back of fridges, gathering wrinkles…

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Holiday Hacks & Hints: Part Three

December 9, 2022 |

A Plant-Based Holiday Dinner  The December holiday season is rolling quickly towards us and with it come festivities with family and friends and the inevitable foods of celebration.  Unhappily, the traditional foods we prepare at this time of year are not usually at the top of the healthy check list. Whatever holiday you may be…

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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.