Foods

Holiday Hacks & Hints: Part Two

November 25, 2022 |

 FOOD COMA: Is It Real? 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. …

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Holiday Hacks and Hints: Part One

November 11, 2022 |

The Holiday Effect Did you know that there are more heart attacks during the December holiday season than at any other time of the year?  It has been observed that, on a day-to-day basis, heart-related deaths are 4.7% higher from December 5th to January 7th each year.  Additionally, within this time there are two peaks…

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The Spectrum of Leafy Greens

October 28, 2022 |

Leafy greens are undoubtedly healthy!  Most everyone is aware of this fact by now.  We see it in headlines, in the grocery store produce section, in magazine and book titles.  Still, people have questions.  What is the healthiest leafy green?  Should I eat greens every day?  How much?  And what about iceberg lettuce?  Is it…

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Reducing the Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis

September 23, 2022 |

Rheumatoid arthritis is a common autoimmune disease that causes joint pain, swelling, and eventually permanent joint damage.  It occurs when the immune system mistakes healthy body tissues as threats and strives to remove them from the body.  Unlike the wear-and-tear of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis attacks the lining of the joints resulting in painful swelling that…

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THE BASICS: What is the Problem With Added Oils?

September 9, 2022 |

The use of oils in or on our food has become very confusing.  First we are told to cut down on oils and fats to keep us healthy and prevent weight gain.  More recently headlines declare that fats and oils are in fact good for us and we should eat all we want of them. …

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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.