About Tammera Karr


Tammera KarrTAMMERA J. KARR, Ph.D., BCHN, CGP, CNW, is an author, public speaker, educator, food historian, researcher, and clinician. She has served as a nutrition advisor to wellness programs and presented at local, regional, and national conferences. She writes a weekly health column for a local newspaper, blogs, and reviews and contributes to national board exams. Passionate about nutrition as the key to stopping many modern illnesses, Tammera authored Our Journey With Food in 2015, Seconded Edition, and a companion Cookery Book in 2018.

Currently, Tammera is the developer and lead instructor of the innovative HN4U OnLine.ed program: Our Journey with Food. Individuals are invited to join Tammera on an innovative journey with food and the comfort and health it provides though HN4U OnLine.Ed.: a web-based learning opportunity, Interactive first-person presentations with actual conversations, thought-provoking videos, and empowering tiny steps to achieve wellness. This unique learning opportunity, just like a meal, is made up of manageable courses and serving sizes, with a limited offering throughout the year.

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. In 2015, Tammera changed to a virtual office model, making it possible to meet with clients with greater flexibility, time, and cost savings.

*Over the years, she has gained National Board and Advanced Certifications to expand her knowledge and effectiveness in the area of Holistic Nutrition and Integrative Health Care options.

Additionally, Tammera 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, Food Day programs, Corporate and County wellness, and community nutrition presentations.

A Native of Oregon, Tammera is avid about spending time in nature. She enjoys cooking, canning and preserving, and exploring in her free time. She currently resides in Central and Southern Oregon with husband Michael, Australian Shepard Sadie, and cat Molly.

Active in Organizations

Tammera serves on the American Naturopathic Certification Board (ANCB), various committees, and student scholarships for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) and Special Advisor for the Oregon Holistic Nurses Association (OHNA).

NANP BCHN*In 2011, Tammera became Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® – this credential demonstrates she has achieved the highest level of professional recognition (validating her knowledge and experience) in the holistic nutrition industry. Being Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® enables her to serve you with the best, most current research, and advanced nutritional science. To maintain this designation, Tammera is required to take part in and document numerous continuing education units every two years.

Board certification proves that Tammera is aware of and conducts her nutrition business within the legal scope of service and standards of professional conduct. Tammera is very proud of this designation, and the value it adds to your health journey is evident in every service offered through Holistic Nutrition for the Whole You and YourWholeNutrition.com.

Dr. Tammera J. Karr is a professional member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP).

“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

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Where Tradition Meets Science

Where Tradition Meets Science

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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”