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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. […]


WOULD YOU PROTECT YOUR BRAIN?

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD All of us know someone affected by cognitive impairment, the words Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s seem to be synonymous with the ever-growing aging population in America today. The unfortunate part is the belief nothing can be done to prevent cognitive decline. Maybe more than any other disease, severe cognitive impairments have […]


Parsley – More than a pretty garnish

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Many of us grew up seeing parsley as the attractive green garnish on dinner plates. The vibrant taste and wonderful healing properties of parsley are often ignored in its popular role as a table garnish.  Parsley is so much more than a pretty garnish or filler plant in the garden. […]


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 […]


WHEN THE AIR GETS BAD CONSIDER HOREHOUND

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Poor air quality increases the risk of chest and sinus infections. I have a small herb garden in my yard; it consists of those herbs that thrive on abuse. One such herb is Horehound. Some of you may be old enough to remember horehound candy drops; others may remember a […]


BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD It has finally happened – winter and the cold bite of it’s breath has found many of us. Cold weather also brings with it high calorie foods and sedentary habits.  With the glut of holiday commercials highlighting decadent sweets, beverages, and hot food we are subconsciously lead down a dangerous […]


DO YOU KNOW YOUR BLOOD TYPE?

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD Asking if you know your blood type may seem a simple question to some, but in my years of clinical work, I routinely find clients have no idea what their blood types are or how blood type can play a role in sustainable health.  One of my mentors Anne Louise […]


CLEANING HOUSE – BY REGULARLY DETOXIFYING

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD An effective detoxification program will not ask you to make any dramatic lifestyle and dietary changes. Healthier food and lifestyle choices are generally made on a subconscious level. Once the body begins to eliminate toxins, it will naturally start craving foods that will nourish it at an optimum level. That […]


POMEGRANATE – TOP THREE SUPER FOOD

by Tammera J Karr, PhD I love pomegranates, they are one of the few foods I can eat every day for months and never get tired of the flavor. When I was a kid, pomegranates were only available during the Christmas and New Year season in rural Eastern Oregon. Today they are available in fresh, […]


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 […]


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