Longevity

How to Age Better

May 10, 2024 |

Life expectancy has been increasing around the world over the past decades, a happenstance that is attributed to advances in public health and healthcare services.  However, the last few years have rocked this boat and it is predicted that the current generation of adolescents is likely to be the first to have a shorter life…

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Are You Eating Enough Plant-Based Foods?

November 10, 2023 |

The importance of eating plants is increasingly at the forefront of our minds as we take in the daily information that we are exposed to in our magazines, newspapers or on a scroll on the internet.   Consequently, we are becoming more aware that there are health benefits to be had from focusing on plant-based foods…

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What is the Best Way to Eat for Longevity?

September 15, 2023 |

There is an abundance of information on the internet about the healthiest way to eat, some of it questionable and some offering well-founded evidence-based knowledge.  How is one to know who to listen to? When it comes to eating for health, the goal is not simply about long lifespan.  Even more essential is healthspan, lifelong…

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The Discovery of FGF21

June 23, 2023 |

Around the year 2000, a new human hormone came to light.  It is a “fibroblast growth factor”, and the 21st one found, so was logically named FGF21.  Its emergence is still the cause of much excitement in the health field because this hormone appears to positively influence many processes that promote long-term health.  The main…

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How To Add Years To Your Life

July 1, 2022 |

A new study out of Norway, published in February 2022, has presented more evidence that what we eat can give us extra years of healthy living.  Using data from the Lancet 2019 Global Burden of Disease Study, researchers assessed the impact of food types on life expectancy by creating a model to illustrate the result…

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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.