Travel Tips

Bread ~ embracing simple

Published June 28th, 2022

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD, BCHN. CNW

In the summer of 22′, I took on a personal challenge – to consistently make a good loaf of sourdough bread. I wasn’t expecting this to be a journey of learning bread from an older, simpler perspective or one that would show me I was doing everything wrong [...]

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A Personal Reflection on 2021

Published January 17th, 2022

by Tammera J Karr, PhD, BCHN, CNW

I have just come back into my toasty warm (thanks to my wood stove) home on a remote ranger station in the southern Cascades of Oregon. I have been shoveling snow, an enjoyable task that allows for aerobic exercise, thought, and fresh air. Today’s ideas began to crystalize [...]

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Hope Fuels an Appreciation

Published December 30th, 2020

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

We are within hours of what could be the end of the most devastating year of the 21st century. Interestingly these may be the same thoughts of those who passed through the 1918 Spanish Influenza or the black plague of the 14th century as the new year approached. With twenty-twenty [...]

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Water ~ it is what you can’t see that may damage your health

Published April 10th, 2019

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD

How much time have you spent thinking about water?

If you are a rancher, farmer or avid gardener, odds are more than the average person. As I drove down the North Umpqua following several days of down pouring rain on snow, I thought about the milk chocolate water and gave [...]

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Ticked off News

Published February 5th, 2019

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

There is no way around it – Ticks are just plain nasty. The very mention of these little bugs makes the skin crawl for many. According to the Centers for Disease Control, ticks in the United States can carry and transmit over 16 pathogens to humans. Lyme disease is the [...]

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Eat Your Nuts

Published December 31st, 2016

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

One of my favorite nuts is pecans for baking and cooking. They are softer and do not cause canker sores in the mouth like walnuts can. The buttery rich flavor of pecans makes them one of the most popular nuts native to American. They are rich in nutrients, minerals, and [...]

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Are the “What If’s” fueling your stress

Published October 14th, 2016

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

August brought to a close 15 years of working in a clinical office location in my closest town. To get to this office, I traveled 120 miles round-trip three days a week, through all four seasons. More than once the highway was closed due to forest fires, high water, rock [...]

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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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Eating on the Road

Published May 18th, 2011

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

For many the hot topic of the day has been about TSA and airport travel, but for others our thoughts are not just on gropings but on what in the world to eat while traveling. I know this because at the writing this column, I’m setting [...]

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