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Artichoke – a thistle bud for health

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Why do people eat artichokes? Is it a love for mayonnaise dip?  Boy I hope not, what about the opportunity to have warm garlic butter dripping from your fingers? …. Hummm maybe.  Artichokes are a native to the Mediterranean region, and they play a major role in the regional cuisine. […]


HIDDEN TRUTH ABOUT HEART DISEASE AND SUGAR

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD As we move full swing into the Christmas season, we are exposed daily to a barrage of messages – messages for the newest drugs, insurance companies, commodities, and festive food and beverages representing joy, happiness, acceptance, and security. Sugar is a significant player in the holiday foods that fuel memories […]


Let’s Hear it for Lemons

by Tammera Karr, PhD One late night, I traveled back in time with “Food Fights – Culture and War” by Tom Nealon. It is always exciting to read some little tidbit of history that gives you an ahhaa moment. That is the case with lemons and citrus, utilized heavily in Mediterranean diets. I came upon […]


Eat Your Nuts

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD One of my favorite nuts is pecans for baking and cooking. They are softer and do not cause canker sores in the mouth like walnuts can. The buttery rich flavor of pecans makes them one of the most popular nuts native to American. They are rich in nutrients, minerals, and […]


Pro-biotics to the Rescue

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD There is confusion over what is a probiotic versus an enzyme, and what are prebiotics.  These are questions I answer on a regular basis and for the general consumer, the confusion often persists due to advertising language. “The Immune System comprises all structures and processes that are involved in defeating […]


Stevia is it a Healthier Choice for Diabetics

Published July 29th, 2013 in Diabeties

by Tammera J, Karr, PhD, BCIH, BCHN, Certified Gluten Practitioner This last week while doing research for my wellness classes, I came across an article on Truvia, a stevia product making its way onto shelves, then at class one of the folks asked “what do you think about stevia?” Well freshly armed with information on […]


Today’s Preventable Pandemic

Published March 25th, 2010 in Diabeties

Today’s Preventable Pandemic Everyone knows someone with Type 2 diabetes By Tammera J. Karr, MSHN, CNC, CNW, CNH Everyone knows someone with Type 2 diabetes; it is so common it is assumed by many they will “get it” like a cold or flu bug, as they get older.  The truth of the matter is, Type […]


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