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Take Magnesium and Relax

Published August 11th, 2009

Take Magnesium and Relax

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

Magnesium has been called the most important mineral to man and all living organisms. It is critical to the metabolic process of one-celled organisms and is the second most abundant mineral found in human cells.
Magnesium has been called the most [...]

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Iodine ~ for health

Published August 11th, 2009

Iodine ~ for health

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

Approximately 1.5 billion people, one-third of the population, live in areas of iodine deficiency as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Approximately 1.5 billion people, one-third of the population, live in areas of iodine deficiency as defined by the World Health [...]

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Salt ~ you need it.

Published August 11th, 2009

Salt ~ you need it.

By Tammera J. Karr, MSHN, CNC, CNW, CNH  2009©
For years we have been told by the media and the medical establishment that salt is bad for us, it leads to heart disease and everyone should be on a low-salt diet. We are also hearing “salt is salt” it [...]

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Fiber ~ Your Personal EPA

Published June 15th, 2009

Fiber ~ Your Personal EPA

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

Consumers in the United States spend roughly $30 billion annually on weight loss, with an estimated $1-2 billion on just weight loss programs.  Research has proved reducing the amount of calories you consume, manage stress and becoming more active is the [...]

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Asthma Friendly Gardens

Published June 15th, 2009

Asthma Friendly Gardens

Asthma Friendly Gardens
By Tom Ogren

Tom Ogren is the author of five published books, including: Allergy-free Gardening, Safe Sex in the Garden, and What the Experts May NOT Tell You About… Growing the Perfect Lawn. Tom has an M.S. degree in agriculture-horticulture, taught landscape gardening for twenty years, owned and [...]

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Carbohydrate Confusion

Published June 6th, 2009

Carbohydrate Confusion

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

Just what is a carbohydrate (carbs)?  Are breads, pastas and rice carbs or are they starches? What are good carbs and what are bad?  Questions like these are common and part of the reason there is so much confusion about something so central to a [...]

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Fat – The Good & The Bad News

Published June 6th, 2009

Fat – The Good & The Bad News

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

How is it that for centuries our ancestors consumed large quantities of high fat foods and never fell victim to the collection of expected health challenges of today’s generations? To answer this we must look at the lifestyle, food [...]

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Vitamin D – It’s more than Sunshine.

Published March 31st, 2009

Vitamin D – It’s more than Sunshine.

By Tammera J. Karr, MSHN, CNC

3/2009

Everywhere we turn there is information about the merits of vitamin D. Along with this information comes an astounding amount of myth, misunderstanding and confusion.

In the 1920s and 30s a researcher and dentist by the name of Dr. Westin Price [...]

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Oreos, Tootsie Roll Pops & Charms Pops

Published March 31st, 2009

Oreos, Tootsie Roll Pops & Charms Pops

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

2008

As I enjoy a beautiful spring day in the mountains of southern Oregon, I begin thinking about the state of health most women in their 30s through 80s are in when they first come to my office; frazzled, tired, [...]

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Melatonin Inhibits a Process that Leads to Colitis in Animal Study

Published June 8th, 2008

Melatonin Inhibits a Process that Leads to Colitis in Animal Study

VRP Staff
Breaking News

In an animal study published in the Journal of Pineal Research, melatonin inhibited enzymes known as matrix metalloproteinases, thought to be involved in the development of colitis due to their ability to break down proteins such as collagen.

Matrix [...]

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