Cardiovascular Conditions

Alleviating the Agony of Neuropathy

October 7, 2022 |

Neuropathic pain is what you would feel if your nerves were lacking in blood supply.  There are a myriad of nutrients required for every cell in the body to carry out its functions and these important particles are transported by the blood to all body cells.  Oxygen is one of these vital molecules, an essential…

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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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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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Can It Be True That Eating More Vegetables Does Little to Reduce Heart Risks?

March 11, 2022 |

Did you hear on the radio or read on-line about a new study that found little evidence of any link between higher vegetable intake and reduced risk of major cardiovascular disease?  The study was published on February 21, 2022 (1).  Its headlines were astonishing to say the least and were understandably the subject of much…

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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.