Lisa Garber

Lisa Garber

Recent articles by Lisa Garber

Ginger More Powerful than Drugs as Treatment for Heartburn

Should it surprise us that ginger, a cousin of the celebrated turmeric root, is outperforming Big Pharma? Millions suffering from heartburn and indigestion might be saving a pretty penny if they gave ginger a try as a treatment for heartburn instead of the multi-billion dollar drug industry’s many acid-blockers.

3 Simple, Natural Ways for Detoxing Your Body

In a 2005 study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found 60 toxic compounds in over 2,000 people across America. These toxins included dioxins and uranium, not to mention mercury from fish, pesticides from conventionally grown produce. This is why it’s important to know of simple ways for detoxing your body – and to do so regularly.

Top 5 Antioxidant Rich Foods: Slowing Aging and Fighting Cancer

Antioxidants are something of a buzz word in the natural health community, and for good reason. They scavenge cancer-causing free radicals throughout our body, which leads to improved health and healthier aging. We now have genetic evidence that antioxidants kill cancer, and they even help improve memory. Here are the top antioxidant rich foods you probably (and should) have in your kitchen.

6 New GMO Crops that May Soon Hit Your Dinner Table

There will be 6 new GMO crops to be planted and on our dinner plate. Here’s your chance to sat NO. The first two crops have been on the old, slower-track approval process, which allows 60 days for the public to comment. The remaining four are new additions but are on the fast track, meaning we still only have until September 11th of 2012 to have our say before these seeds hit the soil and, maybe, your dinner table.

Homemade Mosquito Repellent – 5 Natural Ways to Fight Mosquitoes

We’re not free of warm weather yet, and that means fending off more mosquitoes. If DEET isn’t your cup of tea (and it shouldn’t be), but you’re tired of battling a tiny bloodsucking army every time you set foot outdoors, don’t hesitate to turn to natural homemade mosquito repellent. Try these natural mosquito repellents to keep the bugs at bay.

Fluoride Plant Workers Assault, Kidnap Crew Filming Factory

A German television crew was attacked and detained by Chinese workers at the Do-Fluoride factory near Jiaozuo, Henan province. Nine hours later, armed Chinese police arrived to escort them to safety. The crew was filming a story on the factory’s pollution. Their camera—but not the tape—was returned.

Portland Surrenders to Adding Toxic Fluoride in Drinking Water

Portland, one of the last urban American havens of fluoride-free water, is on the road paved with dollar bills to brain development impediment, lowered IQs, thyroid problems, and cancer. In other words, Portland will soon be offering its citizens toxic fluoride in drinking water.

New Radio Frequency Treatment Used for Hypertension

For thousands of patients who don’t respond to drugs, a new therapy that targets the kidneys with radio waves could be the cure. In the most recent trial, reduced blood pressure—and no ill side-effects—persists in patients at least 18 months after radio frequency treatment. Long-term monitoring will continue, but the Daily Mail says that the procedure could be available on England’s National Health Service (NHS) next year.

Be Prepared: 4 Foods for Your Survival Food Storage

While a global food and energy crisis may seem outlandish to some, there’s no harm in being prepared by knowing what foods to store in the event of such a blowback. In the event of such a crisis, it is important to makeup your survival food storage with food that will last for several years or even decades, and is somewhat nutrient-dense. Here are 4 foods to help you prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

Unhealthy, Obese Parents More Likely to have Children with Defects

While the push for achieving healthy weight for pregnancies has mostly focused on mothers, researchers in Melbourne, Australia, have found that a father’s health can dramatically affect sperm and fetal development. According to research by the University of Melbourne’s Department of Zoology, a father’s obesity can negatively impact sperm, pregnancy success, and placental and fetal development.

Mystery HIV-Like Virus Hits Asia, Cause Currently Unknown

Several people of Asian heritage in various parts of the world have been overwhelmed by AIDS-like symptoms…but are HIV-negative. Doctors don’t know why. What doctors do know is that this mystery disease is neither spread through a virus (as is AIDS) nor transferred from parent to child. The immune systems of those affected become compromised nevertheless, and patients cannot guard against germs as do healthy individuals.

Turmeric Shows Major Promise in Defeating Mega Viruses

Turmeric has gained yet another victory under its belt. New research published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that it stopped the multiplication of the often deadly Rift Valley Fever (RVF) virus in infected cells. RVF, a mosquito-borne virus, affects domestic animals like cattle and even humans.

Antibiotics for Children and Adults May Lead to Lifelong Obesity

Antibiotics have been associated with weight gain before, but new research indicates it may have the same effect on infants, too. Given that childhood obesity is linked to obesity later in life, this presents more problems for a nation already in the throes of an epidemic.

Cracking Up: Debunking the “Eggs as Bad as Cigarettes” Myth

Remember the ‘70s when doctors equated eggs with cholesterol and heart disease? A recent Canadian study involving over 1,200 adults published in the peer-reviewed journal Atherosclerosis says that eating eggs yolks is about as bad as smoking cigarettes when it comes to advancing coronary heart disease. We’re already seeing cracks in the theory.

Magic Molecule – JQ1 – Readies Male Birth Control Pill for Testing Early 2013

Researchers may have stumbled upon the magic molecule for the male birth control pill. Though actually searching for an anti-cancer drug, Bradner inadvertently found that the molecule, JQ1, inhibited a protein in the testes vital to male fertility. JQ1 can pass through the blood stream and into the testes, meaning it can be delivered via a pill, injection, or even topical solution.

Boosting Blood Flow, Chocolate Can Reduce Blood Pressure Naturally

We’ve been extolling the health benefits of chocolate for some time. Recently, Cochrane Collaborations published a report that analyzed 20 studies, all finding that blood pressure actually reduced in subjects who ate small to moderate amounts of dark chocolate or cocoa. Who would have thought that just a tasteful delight could reduce blood pressure naturally.

Promises, Promises: Johnson and Johnson Products to be Free of Carcinogens by 2015

Caving to consumer demands, Johnson & Johnson announced that they will remove probable carcinogens and other dangerous chemicals from (almost) all adult toiletries and cosmetics by 2015. But would the corporate giant really remove all these chemicals? Seeing as Johnson and Johnson is a pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer, there are reasonable doubts that carcinogens will truly be removed from Johnson and Johnson products. We’ll see.