What’s in the News

History as Old as Bees’

Published April 30th, 2019

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD

It is difficult to appreciate in today’s world the value of honey and bees. Honey is a by-product of flower nectar and the upper aerodigestive tract of the honey bee, which is concentrated through a dehydration process inside the beehive. Honey has a very complex chemical composition that varies depending [...]

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Is CBD Legal?

Published April 18th, 2019

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD

Everywhere you look there is some form of edible cannabis, hemp or CBD product. In our supermarkets, we have hemp milk, nuts, flour, and baked goods. So it must be safe and legal right? Well yes and no is the answer.

I had an informative encounter with a CBD vendor [...]

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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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A BRIEF INTERMISSION OF THE HOLIDAYS

Published January 6th, 2018

While we have been preoccupied with Christmas, New Year, Haunnaka and other holidays of the season, the government agencies have been busy wrapping up not so nice presents for Americans. As always this is the time of year no one is paying attention to what sneaky moves regulatory agencies are making.

I rely on the [...]

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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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Essential Oil Use on the Rise

Published May 19th, 2015

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

Over the last year more and more clients are asking me about essential oil use for the prevention of super bugs and illnesses. The use of essential oils for health dates back to beyond the ancient Egyptians. Herbal medicine has been used for more than burial and religious rites, it [...]

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Chemophobia & Other Food Nonsense

Published May 5th, 2015

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

I’m about to make a confession – There are times I have no clue as to what to write this column on. This week was just one of those times. The clock was ticking, and the deadline was at hand, and still I had no inkling, shimmer or clue. Then [...]

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News in the New Year 2015

Published February 15th, 2015

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

Yale University reported on January 5, 2015 that, The common cold virus can reproduce itself more efficiently in the cooler temperatures found inside the nose than at core body temperature, according to a new study. This finding may confirm the popular yet contested notion that people are more likely to [...]

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Taking a Look at Food Labels & Oregon Measure 92

Published October 3rd, 2014

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

Over the last few weeks, I have been receiving calls from clients and readers on the question of GMO, and the pending vote on Ballet Measure 92, here in Oregon. To be clear, I have never supported the use of GMO ingredients in food for man or beast. However, this [...]

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Summer Reflection on Change

Published August 4th, 2014

by Tammera Karr, PhD

Summers always brings a bustle of activity and change to our lives. Those activities’ involve family trips, visits, long work hours outside, and for parents like me preparing and planning for our son’s life in Montana where he is off to collage. The Son, headed out the door for the long [...]

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