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Holiday Hacks and Hints Part Two: A Plant-Based Holiday Dinner

December 15, 2023 |

The December holiday season is rolling quickly towards us and with it come festivities with family and friends and the inevitable foods of celebration.  Unhappily, the traditional foods we prepare at this time of year are not usually at the top of the healthy check list. Whatever holiday you may be celebrating, the centerpiece of…

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Holiday Hacks and Hints Part One: The Holiday Effect

December 8, 2023 |

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 in heart attacks,…

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Do Foods Affect Sleep?

November 24, 2023 |

A few decades ago, sleep was often considered a waste of time.  Many people saw no reason not to “burn the candle at both ends” of the day, even going so far as saying, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead!”.  Ironically, going along with that phrase is likely to make death come sooner than it might…

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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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How Countries Could Save Billions and the Environment at the Same Time

October 27, 2023 |

Denmark recently announced a startling change in direction.  In 2021, the Danish Council on Climate Change realized that their country was heading towards failure to meet its 2030 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 70% of 1990 levels.  Consequently, in October 2023, the country published their innovative roadmap towards the goal of transitioning Denmark’s…

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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.