Plant-Based Lifestyle

Consideration of Human Health in Climate Policies

June 17, 2022 |

The Paris Agreement, resulting from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) that took place in Paris in 2015, was signed by 196 countries around the globe.  The signing parties of this legally binding international treaty agreed to substantially reduce their global greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit the global temperature increase during this century…

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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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When it Comes to Covid-19, Foods Choices Matter

May 20, 2022 |

  As the long saga of Covid-19 continues, it is becoming apparent that the food we put into our mouths is an important key to winning the fight against this virus.   HEALTHIER DIETS REDUCE THE RISK OF CONTRACTING COVID-19 Until recently, data for the effects of food choices on the course of Covid-19 disease…

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THE BASICS – The 5:1 Rule and the Hierarchy of Whole Grains

April 22, 2022 |

Today I offer you a couple of helpful guidelines for whole grains developed by two experts in plant-based living.  Michael Greger MD is a wonderful source of information on healthy lifestyles.  He runs a website called nutritionfacts.org where you can find short entertaining and educational videos covering a vast range of topics of interest to…

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THE BASICS – Stocking Up Your Pantry

April 8, 2022 |

Although it may seem overwhelming, preparing your kitchen for plant-based eating is easier than you might think.  As an added bonus, you just might find yourself saving money on your weekly food bill.  Staple foods such as beans (dried or canned), potatoes (white or sweet), squash and bags of brown rice have a low dollar…

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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.