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Chocolate – more than Candy

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Millions of people worldwide love chocolate in all its many forms. This food of the “gods” comes from the cacao trees. The most common variety of cocoa comes from the Forastero making up 90% of the world crop. The rarest variety Criollo is sought after by artisan chocolate makers. The […]


Stepping Into The Hornets Nest – Elder Care part 4

By Tammera J Karr, Ph.D., FAAIM, BCIH, BCHN   ©2016 Many of you may have childhood stories like my husband and father of baldfaced hornet encounters.  When these stories are being told, there is always someone who steps in the nest first who walked away relatively unscathed, while others are repeatedly stung and attacked. Dealing with […]


Hawthorn: an Herb Worthy of Consideration

Published April 28th, 2015 in Alternative Therapies, Heart Health

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Ms. T, a lady who works in my office swears by hawthorn for anything to do with your heart and circulation. As with many things this inspired me to look into the history and use of hawthorn berry – was it a herb worth adding to my arsenal, and what […]


Feed the Heart – fruit of the vine and chocolate in the news.

Published April 8th, 2014 in Heart Health

Dark Chocolate may not be your preferred type, but new research supports maybe it should be. It might seem too good to be true, but dark chocolate is good for you and scientists now know why. Dark chocolate helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of […]


LDL Cholesterol & Frustration

Published June 18th, 2012 in Heart Health

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD., BCHN ©2012 The old adage “if you wait long enough they will change their mind” is certainly true when it comes to medicine. The problem is how many of us have 75 years on average to wait for the Medical system to catch up on their own research and change […]


Salt Vindicated-a personal case study

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD, BCHN, BCIH In 2005, I thought I was developing hypothyroidism; I was tired, overweight, with high triglycerides, and muscle pain, all symptoms. I was eating real food, but I was under a lot of stress. Remember I have said several times over the last three years that stress is the […]


Building Pressure

Published December 22nd, 2011 in Heart Health

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD This last week I had one client come in and share how their blood pressure was way too high after getting upset over a work issue – Another client who thrives on stress or so they think, has on several occasions been taken to the ER for heart attack symptoms; […]


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