Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

What Does Eating Plants Do For Type-2 Diabetes? Part Two

August 11, 2017 |

Sugar has long been accused of causing diabetes. However if you have read the first part of this article on diabetes, one idea should be emerging out of the rather murky swamp of conflicting information. This is that sugar (and by extension, carbohydrates) are not the culprits when it comes to developing diabetes. Saturated fats,…

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What Does Eating Plants Do For Type-2 Diabetes? Part One

August 4, 2017 |

Diabetes affected 3.4 million (9.3%) of Canadians in 2015 while prediabetes (increased blood sugar levels not yet high enough to be called “diabetes”) affected 5.7 million (22%) of Canadians. It is expected that by 2025 the incidence of diabetes will increase by 44%. The impact of diabetes is enormous. It is the cause of a…

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Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet – Part One

June 23, 2017 |

“I don’t mind dying. I just don’t want it to be my fault”. “There are two kinds of cardiologists – those that are vegan and those that haven’t read the data”. Dr. Kim Williams, cardiologist and the president of the American College of Cardiology in 2015, is quoted above. He advocates a plant-based diet with…

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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.