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Artichoke – a thistle bud for health

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Why do people eat artichokes? Is it a love for mayonnaise dip?  Boy I hope not, what about the opportunity to have warm garlic butter dripping from your fingers? …. Hummm maybe.  Artichokes are a native to the Mediterranean region, and they play a major role in the regional cuisine. […]


WOULD YOU PROTECT YOUR BRAIN?

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD All of us know someone affected by cognitive impairment, the words Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s seem to be synonymous with the ever-growing aging population in America today. The unfortunate part is the belief nothing can be done to prevent cognitive decline. Maybe more than any other disease, severe cognitive impairments have […]


HIDDEN TRUTH ABOUT HEART DISEASE AND SUGAR

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD As we move full swing into the Christmas season, we are exposed daily to a barrage of messages – messages for the newest drugs, insurance companies, commodities, and festive food and beverages representing joy, happiness, acceptance, and security. Sugar is a significant player in the holiday foods that fuel memories […]


WHEN THE AIR GETS BAD CONSIDER HOREHOUND

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 […]


BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD It has finally happened – winter and the cold bite of it’s breath has found many of us. Cold weather also brings with it high calorie foods and sedentary habits.  With the glut of holiday commercials highlighting decadent sweets, beverages, and hot food we are subconsciously lead down a dangerous […]


CLEANING HOUSE – BY REGULARLY DETOXIFYING

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD An effective detoxification program will not ask you to make any dramatic lifestyle and dietary changes. Healthier food and lifestyle choices are generally made on a subconscious level. Once the body begins to eliminate toxins, it will naturally start craving foods that will nourish it at an optimum level. That […]


POMEGRANATE – TOP THREE SUPER FOOD

by Tammera J Karr, PhD I love pomegranates, they are one of the few foods I can eat every day for months and never get tired of the flavor. When I was a kid, pomegranates were only available during the Christmas and New Year season in rural Eastern Oregon. Today they are available in fresh, […]


Oregon Grape – valuable plant to have around

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD For those who live in the Pacific Northwest, especially in the mountainous areas, we are familiar with the holly-like shrub with yellow blossoms and purple berries clusters – Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) or also known as mountain grape, and holly-leaved barberry. As the name might indicate, it is also the […]


A BRIEF INTERMISSION OF THE HOLIDAYS

Published January 6th, 2018 in Alternative Therapies, What's in the News

While we have been preoccupied with Christmas, New Year, Haunnaka and other holidays of the season, the government agencies have been busy wrapping up not so nice presents for Americans. As always this is the time of year no one is paying attention to what sneaky moves regulatory agencies are making. I rely on the […]


Healthcare Freedom verse Special Interest Clubs

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD Late Sunday night I received an email that announced an Oregon Legislation Policy that impacts your Healthcare Freedom of Choice. Am I an alarmist? When it comes to restrictive dietary wording laws in any state, I would have to counter with no. Over the last five years, we have seen […]


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