Diabeties

HIDDEN TRUTH ABOUT HEART DISEASE AND SUGAR

Published November 17th, 2018

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 [...]

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Eating Spring Foods ~ Asparagus

Published May 15th, 2018

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD.
©2018

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. [...]

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Artichoke – a thistle bud for health

Published April 2nd, 2018

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. [...]

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POMEGRANATE – TOP THREE SUPER FOOD

Published February 21st, 2018

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, [...]

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Let’s Hear it for Lemons

Published February 20th, 2018

by Tammera Karr, PhD

One late night, I traveled back in time with “Food Fights – Culture and War” by Tom Nealon. It is always exciting to read some little tidbit of history that gives you an ahhaa moment. That is the case with lemons and citrus, utilized heavily in Mediterranean diets.

I came upon [...]

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Eat Your Nuts

Published December 31st, 2016

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

One of my favorite nuts is pecans for baking and cooking. They are softer and do not cause canker sores in the mouth like walnuts can. The buttery rich flavor of pecans makes them one of the most popular nuts native to American. They are rich in nutrients, minerals, and [...]

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Pro-biotics to the Rescue

Published January 12th, 2015

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

There is confusion over what is a probiotic versus an enzyme, and what are prebiotics.  These are questions I answer on a regular basis and for the general consumer, the confusion often persists due to advertising language.

“The Immune System comprises all structures and processes that are involved in defeating [...]

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Stevia is it a Healthier Choice for Diabetics

Published July 29th, 2013

by Tammera J, Karr, PhD, BCIH, BCHN, Certified Gluten Practitioner

This last week while doing research for my wellness classes, I came across an article on Truvia, a stevia product making its way onto shelves, then at class one of the folks asked “what do you think about stevia?” Well freshly armed with information on [...]

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Today’s Preventable Pandemic

Published March 25th, 2010

Today’s Preventable Pandemic

Everyone knows someone with Type 2 diabetes
By Tammera J. Karr, MSHN, CNC, CNW, CNH

Everyone knows someone with Type 2 diabetes; it is so common it is assumed by many they will “get it” like a cold or flu bug, as they get older.  The truth of the matter is, [...]

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