Every year we look forward to spring, the longer days, warmer temperatures, flowers and outdoor activities. What many of us don’t look forward to are seasonal allergies, sinus headaches, itchy eyes and skin. This year we knew allergy season was going to be a bad one when our Sadie girldog had to go visit Dr. […]
By Tammera J. Karr, PhD., BCHN, BCIH ©2012 While we were preparing our new office location, it became apparent soon enough dry rot, black mold, asbestos and paint fumes were going to be a problem. As someone with environmental allergies and chemical sensitivity, I try to pay attention to the potential dangers I am exposing […]
AhhhChew ~ welcome to allergy season By Tammera J. Karr, MSHN, CNC, CNW, CNH, BCIH As I sat down to write more on foods from south of the border, I found my nose dripping, eyes burning and a mild headache persistently interfering with my concentration… No it wasn’t from the pungent smell of chilies or […]
Gluten Sensitivity = Celiac Disease Tammera J. Karr, MSHN, CNC, CNW, CNH ©2009 What is gluten sensitivity – also known as celiac disease, and why are there so many people suddenly talking about it? What is gluten sensitivity – also known as celiac disease, and why are there so many people suddenly talking about it? […]
Asthma Friendly Gardens Asthma Friendly Gardens By Tom Ogren Tom Ogren is the author of five published books, including: Allergy-free Gardening, Safe Sex in the Garden, and What the Experts May NOT Tell You About… Growing the Perfect Lawn. Tom has an M.S. degree in agriculture-horticulture, taught landscape gardening for twenty years, owned and operated […]
What Happens With Celiac Disease When individuals with CD ingest gluten, the villi, tiny hair-like projections in the small intestine that absorb nutrients from food, are damaged. This is due to an immunological reaction to gluten. Damaged villi do not effectively absorb basic nutrients — proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and, in some cases, water […]
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