Inflammatory Illnesses

Stepping Into The Hornets Nest – Elder Care part 4

Published July 17th, 2016

By Tammera J Karr, Ph.D., FAAIM, BCIH, BCHN   ©2016

Many of you may have childhood stories like my husband and father of baldfaced hornet encounters.  When these stories are being told, there is always someone who steps in the nest first who walked away relatively unscathed, while others are repeatedly stung and attacked.

Dealing [...]

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Kidneys – they don’t need to roll any stones

Published March 22nd, 2016

by Tammera J Karr, PhD, BCHN, BCIH

Over the years, the one health challenge that motivates the most to implement immediate dietary changes is kidney stones. No one wants to live through the pain of passing stones a second time.

While many have experienced the pain of kidney stones, some may not realize the potential [...]

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Plantain Weed for Health

Published June 8th, 2015

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

Plantain is a persistent weed in gardens, on lawns and even in driveway cracks in the Pacific Northwest. But plantain is one of the most medicinally powerful “nuisance” plants in gardens and yards not being taking advantage of for health, perhaps to our detriment. The green leaves and small, stalk-like [...]

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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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NSAID’S a cautionary tale

Published May 9th, 2014

Millions of Americans routinely take over the counter medications known as NSAIDs which stands for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). These anti-inflammatory medications come under the brand and generic names;

Ibuprofen (e.g. brand names Advil, Motrin, Nuprin)

Naproxen (e.g. brand names Aleve, Naprosyn)

COX-2 inhibitors (e.g. brand name Celebrex)

NSAIDs comprise a large class of drugs [...]

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Enzymes – the Key to Health

Published September 13th, 2009

Enzymes – the Key to Health

By Tammera J. Karr, MSHN, CNC, CNW, CNH  2009©

Part II

No matter what you eat, grilled T-bone steak and Idaho potatoes, cake with whipped cream or fresh green vegetables like radishes, we consume nothing more and nothing less than proteins, carbohydrates and fat’s.

In order to convert [...]

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