Allergies

Parsley – More than a pretty garnish

Published September 16th, 2018

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. [...]

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WHEN THE AIR GETS BAD CONSIDER HOREHOUND

Published March 6th, 2018

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 [...]

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Allergy Season – You know it is bad when….

Published April 16th, 2014

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. [...]

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Mold and Your Health

Published June 18th, 2012

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 [...]

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AhhhChew ~ welcome to allergy season

Published May 19th, 2010

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 [...]

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Gluten Sensitivity = Celiac Disease

Published August 11th, 2009

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? [...]

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Asthma Friendly Gardens

Published June 15th, 2009

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 [...]

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What Happens With Celiac Disease

Published December 26th, 2007

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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