Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Arkansas writer Lisa Barger is an independent writer specializing in exposing health scams.
Lisa Barger
My name is Lisa Barger and for years I've studied "alternative" medicines like naturopathy, herbal remedies and natural cures.

But one thing I never understood was why so many of my alt med peers seem to focus exclusively on the "alternative" while completely ignoring the "medicine".

In the mid 2000s I took the words "naturopath" and "herbalist" off my business cards and devoted my work to exposing, as I saw them, the scams, quacks and charlatans in alternative medicine.

Eventually I built an entire network of health news sites, covering everything from pet food recalls to FDA raids to food safety news.

Today, six of my columns are syndicated through the Kindle Blogs program and I am the author of 2 books on the history of herbal remedies.

Do you believe, as I do, that even "natural" medicine should have to prove itself? That paid blog posts, which are, after all, just advertisements for herbal remedies, are dishonest? Is what you really want is information--without the spin or selling?

If so, "Welcome." I have no relationship with any maker of any drug, supplement or health device. I won't tell you what foods to eat or which supplements to take. And I certainly won't spin you a yarn about some old wives' tale and use it as evidence to try to sell you something.

What I will do is help you find the information you need to make a more informed choice. Because, as I like to say, "It's YOUR health. Don't leave it up to someone else."