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Lisa Barger
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Thank you.
 
Thank you! for making us #1 - 9 times.

Kobo readers, an emotional "Thank you!" for making LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL, 10 LIES YOUR HERBALIST TOLD YOU and COFFEE, TEA & WATER the #1 Kobo books in 9 different categories.

I am overwhelmed with gratitude and I thank you all. ~ Lisa
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My newest book is a re-write of my old Bach Flowers book. Whether you believe in #BachFlowers  or not, Edward Bach was an interesting man.
 
Bach Flower Therapy & Its 12 Causes Of Disease

Edward Bach, creator of Bach Flower Therapy and the original Bach flower remedies, believed and taught that all disease was rooted in emotional trauma, or "failings". #BachFlowerRemedies   #BachFlowerTherapy  
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It's YOUR health. Don't leave it up to someone else.

Seeing my own words--simple words I put together as a website tagline YEARS ago--being used to inspire, empower and encourage people is incredibly humbling..

I've collected some of my favorites that have no branding or URLs on them, in case your audience might find them empowering, too.

And, as always, "Thank you!"
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Scheduled for presentation at The International #Liver Congress this week is the latest in a long, long, long line of studies linking #coffee consumption to liver health.

In this study, a line will be drawn between coffee drinking and a protective effect against a condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. (Read about that here: http://www.liverfoundation.org/abouttheliver/info/nafld/)

I've been reporting on coffee research for about a decade now and I still don't understand the "alternative" medicine world's view on coffee as a poison. For most of us, coffee not only seems safe, it actually seems healthy.

http://ilc-congress.eu/increase-coffee-consumption-provide-protective-effect-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease/
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If you live in Indiana, you've probably seen all the #mumps info you can stand. For those of us not in an outbreak state, a medically accurate refresher.

And if you'd like to see our coverage . . . http://www.todayinchildsafety.com/2016/04/in-residents-should-double-check-for.html
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Deep Discount & A Chance To Support An Indie Author

This weekend, +Kobo Inc. is doing something really neat. They're deep-discounting indie books but still giving the authors of those books their full royalties.

My books are 50¢ (US) each.

If my work on #aromatherapy , #herbalism  or #nutrition  has ever inspired, empowered or entertained you, won't you please consider supporting an author who is fighting to remain independent? (Book sales are how I keep ads off my websites and avoid "sponsored" posts.)

Use code 50JUN and "Thank you!" ~ Lisa
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Happy World #Yoga  Day

Wishing all the yoga practitioners out there a happy, healthy day.
 
Wishing you all the best on this World #YogaDay.
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Trees "Sleep"?

While no one is calling it "sleep", new research adds to the idea that trees may experience something like downtime:
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I look at ED Miracle's claims. Spoiler alert: you've seen the all before.
Screen grab of EDMiracle.info, taken 06-01-2016. Few markets in "natural" health are more vulnerable to scam products than the area covering men's sexual health. Today I'd like to look at Tom Bradford's ED Miracle "training c...
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Data about how people in Oregon use #marijuana is wafting out and the news isn't all good. More than 60% of teens says it's easier to get weed than tobacco and almost no one knows when it's legal to drive after using.

Also, calls to poison control lines have spiked:
http://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/CommunicableDisease/CDSummaryNewsletter/Documents/2016/ohd6502.pdf
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We've seen identify theft scams targeting #Medicaid and #Medicare recipients before. This latest one seems to be targeting Louisiana residents: http://www.todayinaging.com/2016/04/louisiana-warns-of-medicaid-text.html
Health officials in Louisiana say that they've received reports of what appears to be an attempt to steal residents' identities. In the official press release, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says that someon...
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Shellfish beds in Mobile and Baldwin Counties (Alabama) are closed until further notice:
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Author - 10 Lies Your Herbalist Told You, Dangerous Aromatherapy, An Historical Guide To Bach Flower Remedies & Coffee, Tea & Water
Introduction
My name is Lisa Barger and when I began writing about "alternative" medicine I NEVER thought I would spend so much of my career trying to undo the damage done by the quacks, charlatans and scam artists in my industry.

Today I cover the good and the bad in all areas of health--not just alt med. Food safety, product recalls, studies on herbal remedies, child safety, pet issues . . . if it's a product your family uses, I probably cover it.

I believe that you don't really need someone to tell you how to exercise, what to eat or where to shop for products. All you actually need is accurate information so you can make your own informed choice. Or, as I've said for years now, "It's YOUR health. Don't leave it up to someone else."
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News columns are syndicated through Amazon's Kindle Blogs program; books are available from all major book sellers.
Education
  • Viola High School
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Medical News Writer
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Currently
North Little Rock, AR
Previously
Los Angeles, CA - Bronx, New York - Vladivostok, Russia