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Oregon Grape – valuable plant to have around

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD For those who live in the Pacific Northwest, especially in the mountainous areas, we are familiar with the holly-like shrub with yellow blossoms and purple berries clusters – Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) or also known as mountain grape, and holly-leaved barberry. As the name might indicate, it is also the […]


Old Fashioned Broth for Health Makes a BIG Comeback

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Many long-time readers of this column know I collect old cookbooks.  My oldest cookbook is European and American Cuisine by Gesine Lemcke from 1895. On the title page is the following statement – “Beauty, Health, and Happiness depend upon the kind of food we eat.” This sentiment changed profoundly by […]


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) […]


Liver simply amazing

Published May 19th, 2010 in Liver Health

Liver simply amazing By Tammera J. Karr, MSHN, CNC, BCIH, CNW, CNH Most of us spend very little time thinking about our liver or any internal organs for that matter. In our pursuit for longevity, research talks about the brain and heart; and for good reason, but the livers vital role is as critical to […]


Is There Any Use for Nontraditional or Alternative Therapies in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease?

Published December 27th, 2007 in Liver Health

Is There Any Use for Nontraditional or Alternative Therapies in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease? by Nathan M. Bass, MD, PhD Is There Any Use for Nontraditional or Alternative Therapies in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease? by Nathan M. Bass, MD, PhD There has been a substantial increase in the use of so-called complementary and […]


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