Cancer

Twenty Years of Studies Confirm the Power of Eating Plants

June 7, 2024 |

A comprehensive review of meta-analyses that were published between 2000 and 2023 was released in May 2024.  It evaluated the impact of vegan and vegetarian diets on the risk factors associated with the development of cardiometabolic diseases and cancer in adults, children and pregnant women.  (1) This review was a joint undertaking between researchers from…

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More Good News Regarding Cancer and Your Digestive System

February 17, 2023 |

In June 2022 a new study was published that looked into the relationship between eating a plant-based diet and the risk for cancers of the digestive system.  This meta-analysis included 49 previous scientific papers, specifically case-control and cohort studies, that had examined the effects of a plant-based diet on cancers of the gastrointestinal system.  This…

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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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Continuing Confirmation For Eating More Plants

June 3, 2022 |

Anyone who reads my blogs will be aware of the importance I place on having the support of strong scientific evidence for making lifestyle changes.  I have been struck in recent months by the amount of new research that has been published regarding the benefits of eating plant-based.  The following is a synopsis of some…

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Does Alcohol Offer Any Real Health Benefits?

January 28, 2022 |

Some interesting and useful background information before we start:    There is no clear consensus among countries on what constitutes one “standard drink” of alcohol.  For example, here is a sample of the number of grams of alcohol considered to be 1 standard alcoholic drink in countries around the world (1,2). 8 grams in the…

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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.