Inflammatory Illnesses

Berberine: the power of color and bitter flavor

Published June 30th, 2024

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

How often do we connect flavor, color, and historical use of foods and herbs to wellness? Our choices are frequently unconscious, reflexive and based on convenience. For centuries, cultures have utilized natural compounds daily or seasonally for wellness. In Asian gastronomy, the selection of spices and [...]

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A Time to Stand and A Time to Sit

Published April 4th, 2024

Tammera J. Karr, PhD, BCHN®. CNW®, CDSP®
Pacific College of Health and Science
with Kathleen Bell, RN, MSN
Holistic Nutrition for the Whole You

During the last ten years, there has been ongoing conversation within the healthcare sector about the dangers of sitting for extended periods. The authors recently decided to explore [...]

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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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Get the Most from a Whole Chicken

Published January 5th, 2021

By Tammera J. Karr PhD, BCHN®

©2021

Chicken is, without a doubt, one of the most common protein sources sought out in the world today. It can be fresh from the yard to dipped and drizzled after a hot oil fry. We seek chicken out for sandwiches, salads, soup, and roasting.  Either everything is listed [...]

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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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Citrus an Imported Fall Food

Published December 11th, 2018

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

Many of us grew up with citrus foods being part of the holiday season. I remember not only getting tangerines, pomegranates, and oranges in my stocking but also nuts in their original packaging. Today we wouldn’t dream of putting nuts in their shells and a hammer in the hands of [...]

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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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Parsley – More than a pretty garnish

Published September 16th, 2018

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

Many of us grew up seeing parsley as the attractive green garnish on dinner plates. The vibrant taste and wonderful healing properties of parsley are often ignored in its popular role as a table garnish.  Parsley is so much more than a pretty garnish or filler plant in the garden. [...]

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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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WOULD YOU PROTECT YOUR BRAIN?

Published March 26th, 2018

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 [...]

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