TAMMERA J. KARR, Ph.D., BCHN®, CDSP™, CNW®, CGP, is an author, educator, researcher, and clinician. She has served as a nutrition advisor to wellness programs and presented at local, regional, and national conferences. Tammera contributes to continuing education (CEs) and board certification exams for Our Journey with Food OnLine Ed, the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP), Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board (HNCB) and the American Naturopathic Certification Board (ANCB). Tammera joined the Pacific College of Health and Science (PCHS) faculty in December 2020 and teaches nutrition in the Masters of Science Health and Human Performance program. Tammera serves as chair and member of multiple boards of directors and committees for the PCHS, NANP, and ANCB.
Tammera maintains the following professional credentials:
- Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition (HNCB®)
- Board Certified in Nutrition Wellness (CNW®)
- Certified Dietary Supplement Professional (CDSP™)
- Certified Gluten Practitioner (CGP)
- And membership with the Price-Pottinger Nutrition Foundation
Recipient of the 2021 NANP HEAL Award – (Highest Exceptional Achievement or Lifetime Award)
Believing “Traditional and Ancestral Foods” are all about community, Tammera is passionate about nutrition as the key to reducing illnesses, and empowering individuals through wellness and traditional foods. She has invited colleagues, students, friends, and family to contribute content for her books and programs. The author of Our Journey with Food, Our Journey with Food Cookery Book and Empty Plate: Food, Sustainability, Mindfulness, fill the gaps in modern food knowledge for health and vitality, while preserving historical and cultural knowledge. Tammera’s online education program HN4U ~ Where Science Meets the Wisdom of Traditional Food, is a unique learning opportunity, just like a meal, it is made up of manageable courses and serving sizes (nursing and NANP CEs approved). Tammera’s books are used in nutrition programs, natural health colleges, and by nursing professionals. A native of Oregon, Tammera has 50 years of experience with whole foods and the HOWs and WHYs for preparing and consuming them, sustainability, and homesteading. She currently resides with her family in rural central-southern Oregon.
A Little History
Tammera established an Integrative Medicine partnership in 2006, where she worked in a clinical setting with DO’s, FNP-C, Acupuncturists, Herbalists, ND’s, and others. She has held lead instructor roles with PCC Climb Centers Functional Nutrition Program and taught community nutrition classes for Umpqua Community College, Douglas County Why Weight, and Food Day programs. In 2015, Tammera changed to a virtual office model, to support clients with greater flexibility, time, and cost savings.
Tammera has served as special advisor to the Oregon Holistic Nurses Association (OHNA), provided a weekly newspaper column on health for the Roseburg Beacon and articles for the Journal of the American Association of Integrative Medicine. Tammera retired from the NANP BOD in 2019, focusing on committee and program development work. Tammera returned to the NANP BOD role in 2022. Tammera published research on Redefining Nourishment with co-author Kathleen Bell in 2022 which was presented at the NANP HealCon and OHNA conferences.
“We are at the beginning of the ‘Bio-Individual Healthcare Era’ where individuals are cared for based on their unique genetic and biological needs – not just by the long-held ‘medical standard of care’ or polypharmacy.”
“Every day we learn more about the vital and health sustaining role of real foods; human and animal health depends on more than rudimentary chemistry – of calories in or out to maintain or achieve longevity with vitality. Today science is illuminating the Wisdom of Traditional Food Knowledge in detail never dreamed of by our ancestors.”
–Tammera J. Karr, Ph.D., BCHN
Our Journey With Food - 2nd Edition!
“Here we are at the top of the food chain and we’re more confused about what to eat than ever before. In Our Journey With Food, Tammera Karr provides us with a glimpse into the past and explains how and why we’ve lost our connection with healthy food. This book is not only a fascinating and fresh look at past culinary traditions, it’s also a wake-up call to get back to the basics — unprocessed, healthful, wholesome foods.”
– Melissa McLean Jory, MNT – Author of “The Gluten-Free Edge”