About Tammera Karr


Tammera KarrTAMMERA J. KARR, Ph.D., BCHN, CGP, CNW, CNH, is an author, food historian, public speaker, educator, mentor, 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 common illnesses, Tammera authored Our Journey With Food, in 2015. In 2016 she joined the adjunct faculty at Portland Community College CLIMB Center where she shares her years of knowledge with students in the Holistic Nutrition Therapy program.

Over the years she has gained National Board (insert hyperlink to NANP verbiage above) and Advanced Certifications to expand her knowledge and effectiveness in the area of Holistic Nutrition and Integrative Health Care options. Tammera serves on the Oregon Holistic Nurses Association Board (OHNA) and the American Naturopathic Certification Board (ANCB) and has served on the National Association of Nutrition Professionals Board (NANP) from 2011-2019 and continues to support NANP through committee work and student scholarships.

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. Tammera’s clinical and education practice is ever-evolving to empower others through holistic health.

A Native of Oregon, Tammera is avid about spending time in nature. She enjoys history, cooking, traditional food preserving, art, photography and exploring. She currently resides in Southern Oregon with Husband Michael, Australian Shepherd Sadie, and cat Molly.

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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“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”