Alternative Therapies

Our Elasticity and Adaptability Depend on More Than Food

Published March 27th, 2023

Except: Empty Plate: Food~Sustainability~Mindfulness By Tammera Karr and Kathleen Bell

In an equally real sense, researchers know that elasticity and adaptability during challenging events like pandemics, and life transitions; are a combination of how well-nourished the brain and body are — through mindful choices about nutrition and other behaviors. The conscious decisions to eat healthy [...]

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What Cookware Should I be Using?

Published February 24th, 2023

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD, BCHN, CDSP, CNW, CGP

Over the years, clients have asked many questions, but the questions on cookware safety seldom come up. It is generally the clinician interviewing the client that most frequently asks the question about what kind of cookware was in use. Now with the internet and social media, [...]

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The Love of Chocolate

Published February 14th, 2021

Excerpt from Our Journey with Food ©2015, 2018 Revised 2/2021


By Tammera Karr PhD

The cacao tree, aptly named Theobroma cacao, by the famous botanist Carl Linnaeus. The cacao tree only grows within twenty degrees of the equator in the tropics’ damp conditions. Once mature, the tree will produce small, white flowers that can [...]

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Selenium ~ a little goes a long way

Published June 10th, 2020

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD, BCHN, CNW, CGP

Dietary selenium (Se) is an essential micronutrient that affects various aspects of human health, including optimal immune responses. Se is involved in regulating oxidative stress, redox, and other crucial cellular processes in nearly all tissues and cell types, including those involved in innate and adaptive immune responses.


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Published June 4th, 2020

by Tammera J Karr, PhD, BCHN, CNW, CGP

So often we forget about the nutrients that have been around for decades. Zinc is one of those minerals that have a multifaceted nature.  Forty years ago the essential nature of zinc and human health was first reported in the Middle East. It is required for cellular [...]

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The Power of Vitamin C & Essential Oils

Published March 14th, 2020

by Tammera J. Karr

The history of essential oils is intertwined with the history of herbal medicine; in most ancient cultures, people believed plants to be magical, and for thousands of years herbs were used as much for ritual as they were for medicine and food. In the modern world, science is exploring the medicinal [...]

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When the Flu Comes Knocking

Published March 4th, 2020

by Tammera J. Karr

Often we catch the flu because our immune systems have been worn down by poor eating habits, stress, long hours and overindulging. This may be one of the reasons, so many folks come down with the flu following the holiday season.

All the news is about the Coronavirus – as we [...]

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History as Old as Bees

Published April 30th, 2019

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD

It is difficult to appreciate in today’s world the value of honey and bees. Honey is a by-product of flower nectar and the upper aerodigestive tract of the honey bee, which is concentrated through a dehydration process inside the beehive. Honey has a very complex chemical composition that varies depending [...]

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Is CBD Legal?

Published April 18th, 2019

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD

Everywhere you look there is some form of edible cannabis, hemp or CBD product. In our supermarkets, we have hemp milk, nuts, flour, and baked goods. So it must be safe and legal right? Well yes and no is the answer.

I had an informative encounter with a CBD vendor [...]

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Published January 15th, 2019

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

In today’s medical world we have clients daily being exposed to highly contagious flesh-eating bacteria. Most antibiotics have little or no effect and clients battle for their lives. Silver was known to the Caldeans as early as 4,000 B.C. Over the passage of time, silver has been used for numerous [...]

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