Parsley – More than a pretty garnish

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Many of us grew up seeing parsley as the attractive green garnish on dinner plates. The vibrant taste and wonderful healing properties of parsley are often ignored in its popular role as a table garnish.  Parsley is so much more than a pretty garnish or filler plant in the garden. […]


by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Poor air quality increases the risk of chest and sinus infections. I have a small herb garden in my yard; it consists of those herbs that thrive on abuse. One such herb is Horehound. Some of you may be old enough to remember horehound candy drops; others may remember a […]

Allergy Season – You know it is bad when….

Published April 16th, 2014 in Allergies

Every year we look forward to spring, the longer days, warmer temperatures, flowers and outdoor activities. What many of us don’t look forward to are seasonal allergies, sinus headaches, itchy eyes and skin. This year we knew allergy season was going to be a bad one when our Sadie girldog had to go visit Dr. […]

Mold and Your Health

Published June 18th, 2012 in Allergies, Blog

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD., BCHN, BCIH ©2012 While we were preparing our new office location, it became apparent soon enough dry rot, black mold, asbestos and paint fumes were going to be a problem. As someone with environmental allergies and chemical sensitivity, I try to pay attention to the potential dangers I am exposing […]

AhhhChew ~ welcome to allergy season

Published May 19th, 2010 in Allergies

AhhhChew ~ welcome to allergy season By Tammera J. Karr, MSHN, CNC, CNW, CNH, BCIH As I sat down to write more on foods from south of the border, I found my nose dripping, eyes burning and a mild headache persistently interfering with my concentration… No it wasn’t from the pungent smell of chilies or […]

Gluten Sensitivity = Celiac Disease

Published August 11th, 2009 in Allergies

Gluten Sensitivity = Celiac Disease Tammera J. Karr, MSHN, CNC, CNW, CNH ©2009 What is gluten sensitivity – also known as celiac disease, and why are there so many people suddenly talking about it? What is gluten sensitivity – also known as celiac disease, and why are there so many people suddenly talking about it? […]

Asthma Friendly Gardens

Published June 15th, 2009 in Allergies

Asthma Friendly Gardens Asthma Friendly Gardens By Tom Ogren Tom Ogren is the author of five published books, including: Allergy-free Gardening, Safe Sex in the Garden, and What the Experts May NOT Tell You About… Growing the Perfect Lawn. Tom has an M.S. degree in agriculture-horticulture, taught landscape gardening for twenty years, owned and operated […]

What Happens With Celiac Disease

Published December 26th, 2007 in Allergies

What Happens With Celiac Disease When individuals with CD ingest gluten, the villi, tiny hair-like projections in the small intestine that absorb nutrients from food, are damaged.  This is due to an immunological reaction to gluten.  Damaged villi do not effectively absorb basic nutrients — proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and, in some cases, water […]

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