Eat for Health

Salt Vindicated-a personal case study

Published February 27th, 2012

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD, BCHN, BCIH

In 2005, I thought I was developing hypothyroidism; I was tired, overweight, with high triglycerides, and muscle pain, all symptoms. I was eating real food, but I was under a lot of stress. Remember I have said several times over the last three years that stress is the [...]

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Crimson Beet

Published December 22nd, 2011

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

Fall and early winter are the time of year root crops like carrots, turnips and beets come into their own. I never have thought much about beets… the only thing I found appealing about them was their exquisite crimson red color.   This year however I decided to look at this [...]

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Preservation

Published October 8th, 2011

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

Growing up in rural America you find yourself aware of the self-sufficiency of your neighbors. Especially as the dog days of summer weighing into the vivid days of autumn, the need to dry, freeze and can, becomes as evident as the seasonal changes.

Food preservation is a sign of independence, [...]

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A Cast Iron Love Affair

Published October 8th, 2011

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

Did you grow up with cast iron skillets in your home? Well I did, and still use them daily. This summer I had the opportunity to chat with two colleagues, one of them came to America from Hungary; Agnes recounted the story of throwing away her mother-in-laws cast iron when [...]

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Woe to Walnuts

Published July 28th, 2011

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD, CHN, BCIH, CNC, CNW, CNH

The walnut is one of the special foods that have caught the attention of the FDA. I had hoped it was because of its shape resembling that of the human brain, but alas I was wrong.

Walnuts have joined the exclusive group of foods including [...]

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An Onion by another name is Lily.

Published May 18th, 2011

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD, CNC, BCIH, CNW, CNH

With fall fast approaching my thoughts turn to those warm and savory foods like onions. The thickness of the onion skin has been used to predict how severe the next winter may be, thin skins mean a mild winter and thick skins indicate a rough winter [...]

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What’s Your pH?

Published May 18th, 2011

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD., CNC, BCIH,

I’m frequently asked what I think of acid/alkaline balancing plans. I try to look at things from not only current application but the history. This one has a long history, some of it a little on the colorful and not often mentioned side.

The Alkaline diet is based [...]

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Is It Turmeric or Curcumin

Published May 18th, 2011

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD., BCIH, CNC

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) or Indian saffron has been used for centuries in India and Southeast Asia, where by chance the prevalence of Alzheimer’s and cancers are a fraction of the westernized worlds. A perennial plant native to India cultivated in China, Bengal and Java for its rhizomes, [...]

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Beer an Approved Dietary Supplement?

Published May 18th, 2011

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD, BCIH, CNC

Over the years I have wondered at the appeal of Beer, weekends brought Olympia into the house, but it’s pale bitterness held no appeal for me. Then as an adult and the advent of microbrews and imported beers, I found some that added to the taste of the [...]

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Were You Scared by Something Green?

Published May 24th, 2010

Were You Scared by Something Green?

By Tammera J. Karr, MSHN, BCIH, CNC, CNW, CNH

I have learned over the years that my husband was not the only childhood victim of scary green things.

Whenever I do a public presentation, invariably the topic of green foods and their appeal comes up. I have learned over [...]

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