Taking a Look at Food Labels & Oregon Measure 92

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Over the last few weeks, I have been receiving calls from clients and readers on the question of GMO, and the pending vote on Ballet Measure 92, here in Oregon. To be clear, I have never supported the use of GMO ingredients in food for man or beast. However, this […]

Is Fluoride in Private Wells Causing an IQ Decline?

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD When I saw this headline in the Scientific America magazine from August 20th, 2014, I was suppressed for two reasons. The first is this magazine hasn’t been overly receptive of information of this nature over the last few years. The second reason is the controversy over fluoride in general. Like […]

What You Should Know about Your GI System- part two

Published September 22nd, 2014 in Digestive Health

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD Growing up as a kid on a ranch, we had fresh milk from the cow most mornings. Milk was my preferred drink for most of my young life, but as I grew older and had a family milk lost it’s appeal. Partly due to my husband’s extreme milk and dairy […]

What You Should Know about Your GI System- part one

Published September 15th, 2014 in Digestive Health

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD Here in America we like to abuse our digestive tract with processed fats, sugars, caffeine, artificial colors and sweeteners, medications and stress. Digestive disorders are placing a “growing burden” on Americans, causing an unprecedented number of clinic visits and hospitalizations, says Stephen Bickston, an American Gastroenterological Association fellow and professor […]

Barbecue –lip smacking good

Published September 8th, 2014 in Blog, Bon Appetit - Just Plain Good Food

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD When I think of barbeque, it generally involves a sticky sweet, sometimes spicy sauce smeared on ribs or hamburgers. As I do not have a sweet tooth or care for sweet sauces, and the cuts of meat it is most commonly used on, I haven’t spent much time exploring the […]

Potluck – Pea’s and Carrots

Published September 1st, 2014 in Blog

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Over the fourth of July, I attended a potluck at a friend’s house. This got me to thinking about the foods we look forward to and not so forward to at summer gatherings. As I mulled this over, a very nice elderly couple came in with their offering of Peas […]

Inflammation and the FDA

Published August 18th, 2014 in Alternative Perspective

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Inflammation is a sore subject these days, yes the pun was intended. Every year more individuals come to me with chronic inflammation concerns. Most of these folks can and do successfully reduce their inflammation through diet and lifestyle modifications, myself included. Why is this more than just a physical sore […]

Peaches and other Drupes

Published August 13th, 2014 in Blog, Eat for Health

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Peaches are native to China from where they spread to the rest of the world via the ancient silk road. They belong to the genus: Prunus, family of Rosaceae. Scientific name: Prunus persica. (just for those master gardeners out there) Technically, the peach is a “drupe” having similar features of […]

Unexpected Surprises & Salt

By Tammera Karr, PhD My life does not transport me into the Metropolitan world much, however every once in a while I  journey to the hustle and bustle of a city. I was recently in Portland Oregon, my states largest metropolitan area, and for a change I had time to explore; a large gap in […]

Summer Reflection on Change

by Tammera Karr, PhD Summers always brings a bustle of activity and change to our lives. Those activities’ involve family trips, visits, long work hours outside, and for parents like me preparing and planning for our son’s life in Montana where he is off to collage. The Son, headed out the door for the long […]

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