Minerals & Vitamins

Summer, Sunburns and Salt

Published July 29th, 2013 in Eat for Health, Minerals & Vitamins

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD, BCIH, BCHN, Certified Gluten Practitioner Every so often there is a media blitz on the dangers of a high salt diet, but they always seem to leave out the number one source of salt in the American diet is processed foods, diet sodas and fast food. The reports go on […]


Ferritin Equation

Published April 19th, 2013 in Hormones for His & Her Health, Minerals & Vitamins

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD. BCHN. BCIH No one knows your body and health better than you do, if you are exposed to information that empowers you in taking back control of your health, and as an informed consumer do so, the job of your primary healthcare provider just got easier, because you are doing […]


Phosphorus and Your Kidneys

Published September 12th, 2012 in Minerals & Vitamins

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD., BCHN ©2012 I was asked to accompany a client to a doctors appointment to be a second set of ears and to help them remember more of the information and of course afterwards to talk about that information and share any insights. What I learned about Kidney Disease on a […]


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 […]


CoQ10 ~ formula for health

Published February 8th, 2010 in Minerals & Vitamins

CoQ10 ~ formula for health Be warned CoQ10 may give you heart failure when you see the price tag…  With that in mind, understand the American diet is sadly lacking in almost all nutrients, especially those that we were able to get from organ foods over 50 years ago. Be warned CoQ10 may give you […]


Niacin

Published February 8th, 2010 in Minerals & Vitamins

Niacin Nicotinic Acid is a specific form of Vitamin B3.  Nicotinic Acid supplements are manufactured by oxidizing Nicotine – this is not a cause for alarm as Nicotinic Acid is not associated with any of the toxic effects attributable to Nicotine. Niacin is a member of the water soluble B- vitamin complex. The amino acid […]


Pantothenic acid ~ vitamin B5

Published February 8th, 2010 in Minerals & Vitamins

Pantothenic acid ~ vitamin B5 Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) was discovered in 1933 and belongs to the group of water-soluble B vitamins. Its name originates from the Greek word “pantos”, meaning “everywhere”, as it can be found throughout all living cells. Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) was discovered in 1933 and belongs to the group of […]


Folate/Folic acid ~more on B’s

Published February 8th, 2010 in Minerals & Vitamins

Folate/Folic acid ~more on B’s Folates are found in a wide variety of foods. Richest sources are liver, dark green leafy vegetables, beans, wheat germ and yeast. Other sources are egg yolk, milk and dairy products, beets, orange juice and whole wheat bread. Folate is a generic term for a water-soluble group of B vitamins […]


Biotin

Published February 8th, 2010 in Minerals & Vitamins

Biotin Biotin plays a key role in the metabolism of lipids, proteins and carbohydrates. It acts as a critical coenzyme of four enzymes. Biotin plays a special role in enabling the body to use blood glucose as a major source of energy for body fluids, Biotin is a colorless, water-soluble member of the B vitamin […]


Vitamin A ~for more than your eyes

Published December 14th, 2009 in Minerals & Vitamins

Vitamin A ~for more than your eyes By Tammera J. Karr, MSHN, CNC, CNW, CNH  2009 In his 1919 book, Eat and Be Healthy, Virgil MacMickle, M.D., of Portland, Ore., recognized how crucial nutrition was for health. He wrote that the “chemical substances of which the body is composed are very similar to those of […]


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