Published January 25th, 2020
by Tammera J. Karr
The first synthetic polymer was invented in 1869 by John Wesley Hyatt as a substitute for ivory. By treating cellulose, derived from cotton fiber, with camphor (both naturally occurring substances), Hyatt discovered a plastic that could be crafted into a variety of shapes and made to imitate natural materials like tortoiseshell, [...]
Published January 20th, 2020
While doing research over the Christmas Holiday, I came across some disconcerting information on lead. My investigation was prompted by a love of vintage kitchen stuff and a question from a client on safe dinnerware for her RV. Many folks have opinions on what are the best dishes and glassware for RVs and homes. Often [...]
Published December 5th, 2019
by Tammera J. Karr, PhD
Nature is filled with color, and as I watch the vibrant changed to trees and plants, my thought turn to crayons, which lead to making choices. Do you remember when you got that first box of crayons? The first box of crayons came out in 1903 and contained eight [...]
Published November 14th, 2019
Fall surprised us all with a venture into winter earlier than anticipated, not only are the trees turning a crayon box of colors, the farm stands, and markets are bursting with hearty calorie-dense foods and savory immune-supporting roots. Fall is often our favorite time of year, and it [...]
Published May 15th, 2018
By Tammera J. Karr, PhD.
With spring weather comes seasonal foods like asparagus. This is one of those foods harvested from fields and meadows across Greece to Ireland, providing critical food-based nutrients for many with methylation challenges. Today we are learning more about the MTFHR gene that approximately 40% of the nation’s population. [...]
Published May 23rd, 2017
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 [...]
Published September 29th, 2014
By Tammera J. Karr, PhD
When I saw this headline in the Scientific America magazine from August 20th, 2014, I was suppressed for two reasons. The first is this magazine hasn’t been overly receptive of information of this nature over the last few years. The second reason is the controversy over fluoride in general.
Published May 18th, 2011
by Tammera J. Karr, PhD, BCIH, CNC, CNW, CNH
I had the privilege of working with three hundred ADD/ADHD from 1998 through 2002; individuals and two remarkable healthcare providers. One of the most important things I learned from Dr. Daniel Thompson and Dr. Jessie Landsberg, was the importance of turning a “label” into a “Badge [...]
Published February 17th, 2008
Dietary Guidelines for Children with ADD/ADHD
Linda Rector Page N.D. Ph.D.
New research is supporting diet/behavior connection in children. (Adults, too, for that matter.)
According to the current issue of *Total Health Magazine*, nutritional factors such as food sensitivities/allergies and fatty acid deficiencies have all been linked to ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
Here are [...]
Published December 26th, 2007
By Herb Joiner-Bey, ND
And Laura Casanova
One and five American children are overweight. Obesity is a major health issue for adults, it is even more of a problem for today’s children because over for weight children tend to become overweight adults. Considering the problem that obesity can cause, such as heart disease [...]