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Healthcare Freedom verse Special Interest Clubs

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Late Sunday night I received an email that announced an Oregon Legislation Policy that impacts your Healthcare Freedom of Choice. Am I an alarmist? When it comes to restrictive dietary wording laws in any state, I would have to counter with no. Over the last five years, we have seen […]


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 […]


Over the Counter Pain Medications – dangerous effects on more then the liver

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Open a medicine cabinet, first aid kit or a car glove box, and likely acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol ™), a pain reliever and fever reducer, will be there. It might be a store brand in a pill, gelcap, or liquid. Acetaminophen is found in a startling number of over-the-counter (OTC) […]


When Stress Comes a Knocking

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Well, the holiday season is here, and yes, I say Holiday because there are over 29 holidays between now and the first week of January depending on if you are Jewish, Christian or anyone else. As many of you read this, the hustle and bustle of preparing for Thanksgiving will […]


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 […]


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 […]


Mothers to be and Healthy Fat

Published January 13th, 2014 in Blog, Just for Women

In Norway and Japan baby formulas, food and prenatal vitamins are augmented with high quality Fish Oils. It should be noted the average IQ of children in Japan is listed as one of the highest in the world currently. Norway like other Scandinavian nations incorporates Omega 3 supplementation for the populace as a whole to […]


For All Mothers to be

Published January 6th, 2014 in Blog, Just for Women

I haven’t spent much time writing for or even thinking about new mothers and the health concerns facing them. So sense it is a new year and a time for new beginnings, I shall endeavor to change that. Many countries in the world go the extra mile on prenatal nutrition, but not so here in […]


Peri-menopause ~ what your mother may not have told you.

Published November 11th, 2009 in Just for Women, Uncategorized

Peri-menopause ~ what your mother may not have told you. By Tammera J. Karr, MSHN, CNC, CNW, CNH  2009© Every year millions of women in their thirties and forties are given sleep aids, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. Every year millions of women in their thirties and forties are given sleep aids, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. […]


Hormone Imbalance

Published December 26th, 2007 in Just for Women

Hormone Imbalance by ZRT Lab How do I determine whether my hormones are balanced? To get a general idea of whether or not your hormones are balanced, you can take a quick self-test by clicking on the “Determine Symptoms” link on our website. Fill in those symptoms you are currently experiencing to see if they […]


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