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The Love of Chocolate

Published February 14th, 2021

Excerpt from Our Journey with Food ©2015, 2018Revised 2/2021

 

By Tammera Karr PhD

The cacao tree, aptly named Theobroma cacao, by the famous botanist Carl Linnaeus. The cacao tree only grows within twenty degrees of the equator in the tropics’ damp conditions. Once mature, the tree will produce small, white flowers that can [...]

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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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Healthcare Freedom verse Special Interest Clubs

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 [...]

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Chocolate – more than Candy

Published March 12th, 2017

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

Millions of people worldwide love chocolate in all its many forms. This food of the “gods” comes from the cacao trees. The most common variety of cocoa comes from the Forastero making up 90% of the world crop. The rarest variety Criollo is sought after by artisan chocolate makers.

The [...]

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Over the Counter Pain Medications – dangerous effects on more then the liver

Published February 19th, 2017

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

Open a medicine cabinet, first aid kit or a car glove box, and likely acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol ™), a pain reliever and fever reducer, will be there. It might be a store brand in a pill, gelcap, or liquid. Acetaminophen is found in a startling number of over-the-counter (OTC) [...]

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When Stress Comes a Knocking

Published December 22nd, 2016

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

Well, the holiday season is here, and yes, I say Holiday because there are over 29 holidays between now and the first week of January depending on if you are Jewish, Christian or anyone else. As many of you read this, the hustle and bustle of preparing for Thanksgiving will [...]

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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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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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Mothers to be and Healthy Fat

Published January 13th, 2014

In Norway and Japan baby formulas, food and prenatal vitamins are augmented with high quality Fish Oils. It should be noted the average IQ of children in Japan is listed as one of the highest in the world currently. Norway like other Scandinavian nations incorporates Omega 3 supplementation for the populace as a whole to [...]

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For All Mothers to be

Published January 6th, 2014

I haven’t spent much time writing for or even thinking about new mothers and the health concerns facing them. So sense it is a new year and a time for new beginnings, I shall endeavor to change that.

Many countries in the world go the extra mile on prenatal nutrition, but not so here [...]

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