The Flu and Prevention

Published April 14th, 2015 in Alternative Perspective, Alternative Therapies

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD This year, that flu “vaccine will only reduce your risk of ending up in the doctor’s office with the flu by about 23 percent. The vaccine was developed nearly a year ago in February, 2014, and it’s not an ideal match for H3N2, the strain of the virus prevalent this […]

Build Muscle

Published April 7th, 2015 in Blog, Eat for Health

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD One of the most feared events for the elderly is a fall and the breaking of a hip, leading to a lengthy and sometimes fatal stay in a hospital. When I say fatal I don’t mean because the hospital did something wrong, however complications can occur outside of their control. […]

Old Fashioned Bone Broths still the best.

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Over the years, I have tried a number of broth mixes for convenience, but they all fall flat compared to the hearty rich and nourishing broths made by my mother and others back in the day. “Good broth will resurrect the dead,” says a South American proverb. “Indeed, stock is […]

Compounding Pharmacies – Your Right to Medications Under Attack Again

Published February 23rd, 2015 in Alternative Perspective

by Tammera J. Karr We are not all the same – thank goodness, and for mega-pharmaceutical company’s and industrialized medicine that creates a problem solved by compounding pharmacies. The standardized dosage approach works well some of the time for some of the patients, it does not however take into account many factors that affect how […]

News in the New Year 2015

Published February 15th, 2015 in Alternative Perspective, What's in the News

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Yale University reported on January 5, 2015 that, The common cold virus can reproduce itself more efficiently in the cooler temperatures found inside the nose than at core body temperature, according to a new study. This finding may confirm the popular yet contested notion that people are more likely to […]

Pro-biotics to the Rescue

Published January 12th, 2015 in Digestive Health

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD As the weather moves us into full on winter children and the elderly are more susceptible to the flu, and the assorted gastric upsets that go along with it. All of us become more susceptible to the “bug’s” floating around especially during the holiday season when we are prone to […]

Older than Metallurgy, and Far Better Tasting

Published January 5th, 2015 in Gluten Free Eating

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Bread is older than metal; even before the bronze age, our ancestors were eating and baking flat breads. There is evidence of neolithic grinding stones used to process grains; but the oldest bread yet found is a loaf discovered in Switzerland, dating from 3500 BC. Since California’s gold mining days, […]

Tasty Fermented Foods

Published December 29th, 2014 in Bon Appetit - Just Plain Good Food, Eat for Health

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD On weekends when my dad was home, he always made breakfast, and most of the time it was the same thing; Pancakes made with beer instead of buttermilk or water. Now this has nothing to do with my dislike of most breakfast foods – but when you’re a kid it […]

Christmas Eve and Traditional Meals

Published December 23rd, 2014 in Bon Appetit - Just Plain Good Food

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Tis the season to be jolly, and eat and eat and drink ourselves Merry. Many of us consider mountains of cheese, crackers, summer sausage, cookies, pies, bread and candy – holiday foods, along with ham, turkey, roast beef, potatoes….. but is it really traditional? The idea of what do others […]

The Amazing Cranberry – an all American food

Published December 20th, 2014 in Bon Appetit - Just Plain Good Food

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD With thanksgiving behind us it is far from the end of the preparation and enjoyment of cranberries. The bright red color and vitamin C rich tang has added a pizazz to poultry, pork and fish throughout American history. The cranberry, along with the blueberry and Concord grape, is one of […]

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