About Natural News
Natural News is a science-based natural health advocacy organization led by activist-turned-scientist Mike Adams, the Health Ranger.
The key mission of Natural News is to empower consumers with factual information about the synthetic chemicals, heavy metals, hormone disruptors and other chemicals found in foods, medicines, personal care products, children’s toys and other items.
Natural News covers holistic health, nutritional therapies, consciousness and spirituality, permaculture , organics, animal rights, environmental health, food and superfoods , and performance nutrition.
The site strongly criticizes drugs-and-surgery medicine, vaccines, corporate corruption, animal testing, the use of humans for medical experiments, the chemical contamination of foods, heavy metals in consumer products, factory farming and government corruption.
Natural News also warns its readers about science gone bad and frequently cites examples of science resulting in catastrophies that it calls “crimes” against humanity. Examples of such subjects cited by Natural News include:
- Agent Orange
- Nuclear weapons
- GMOs and “genetic pollution”
- Aspartame and chemical sweeteners
- The presence of hidden cancer viruses in polio vaccines
- The continued use of mercury in vaccines and dental amalgams
- The long history of pharmaceutical experiments on human beings, including the Tuskegee syphilis experiments conducted on African Americans in the USA.
Natural News employs a staff of over 20 writers and researchers who write up to 15 original news stories each day.
Some of the many Natural News success stories in exposing fraud and protecting consumers include:
- Publishing a comprehensive investigation of fake (imitation) blueberries used in foods throughout the processed food industry. A 2011 mini-documentary created by Mike Adans (the Health Ranger) and published by Natural News received over 2.8 million views on TV.naturalnews.com and caused many food manufacturers to reformulate their foods to use real blueberries rather than fake ones.
- Conducting a detailed forensic visual analysis of McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets and publishing the photos on Natural News. These photos revealed Chicken McNuggets to contain “strange fibers” that had previously not been known to exist in McNuggets .
- Was the first global news site to expose the fake acai berry scam (http://www.naturalnews.com/031280_acai_berries_scam.html), which eventually led to the FTC shutting down the acai operation and levying multi-million-dollar judgements against six individuals and their operating companies (http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/01/fakenews.shtm).
- Natural News editor Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) achieved tremendous global exposure for his 2011 parody music video entitled, “Don’t Touch My Junk,” which made fun of TSA agents using Monty Python-style animation. The video went on to receive over 300,000 views on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhEMRSp7vaY), even after it was flagged as “inappropriate” and restricted from being viewed by users who were not logged in.
- Natural News was the first website to expose the Adya Clarity detox scam, where a product containing over 1200 ppm aluminum dissolved in sulfuric acid was imported into the United States as battery acid, then sold through a series of internet webinars to consumers who were encouraged to drink “shots” of the substance. A Health Ranger investigation published by Natural News was able to blow the whistle on the scam, resulting in over two million dollars worth of refunds being issued by the product’s top U.S. distributor. (http://www.naturalnews.com/034005_Adya_Clarity_consumer_alert.html)
- Natural News led the coverage of the now-famous California “raw milk raids” which saw Rawesome Foods and its founder James Stewart arrested and imprisoned for the “crime” of distributing raw milk to individuals and moms.
- Natural News was a major driver in the “no patents on human genes” campaign that ultimately led to the U.S. Supreme Court handing a major defeat to a company that claimed ownership of the BRCA genes used for testing breast cancer in women. (http://www.naturalnews.com/040760_supreme_court_gene_patents_myriad_genetics.html)
- Natural News was the first website to break the exclusive story of the GlaxoSmithKline whistleblower Blair Hamrick speaking out as the U.S. Department of Justice’s $3 billion settlement with GSK was announced. (http://www.naturalnews.com/036499_Glaxo_whistleblower_bribery.html)
- On the vaccine front, Natural News helped expose the falsified vaccine science fraud committed by Merck, as described by two virologists who went public with evidence of the company’s fraud. (http://www.naturalnews.com/036328_Merck_mumps_vaccine_False_Claims_Act.html)
- Natural News also led the nationwide backlash against the city of Oak Park , Michigan , which had threatened a young mom named Julie Bass with 90 days of jail time for growing a vegetable garden in her own front yard. (http://www.naturalnews.com/032960_Julie_Bass_home_gardening.html) Natural News led a consumer activism campaign to barrage the city of Oak Park with complaints until they agreed to drop the charges against Julie Bass. The city ultimately agreed to drop the charges and Julie Bass was able to continue growing her vegetable garden (http://www.naturalnews.com/033175_Julie_Bass_Oak_Park.html). As part of the campaign, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) published a parody video which depicted Oak Park city manager Kevin Rulkowski as being a vindictive, South- Parkian moron (http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=3A4B88066D390F0EA7C2664E371269D3).
- On the parental rights front, Natural News was a leading voice of support for detroit resident Maryanne Godboldo whose home was SWAT raided for her refusal to put her young daugher on psychiatric drugs. (http://www.naturalnews.com/032090_Maryanne_Godboldo_health_freedom.html)
- Natural News was the leading voice in the case of the Michigan DNR (Department of Natural Resources) order small, local pig farmers to shoot and destroy their own pigs. (http://www.naturalnews.com/035585_Michigan_farms_raids.html) This story, like many Natural News stories, received global news coverage and was featured on DrudgeReport.com.
Warning Consumers About Fake Gurus and Sociopaths
- Natural News editor Mike Adams is the author behind the world’s most popular article on “how to spot a sociopath,” currently featured in the top five search results on Google for the search term “sociopath.” (http://www.naturalnews.com/036112_sociopaths_cults_influence.html) This story has been viewed by millions of readers and continues to help people avoid being exploited by others with sociopathic tendancies .
- Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) is also known for posting video parodies of “new age gurus,” making fun of their language and their repeated asking for donations for projects that never seem to come to fruition. His YouTube video called “Fake Gurus Exposed” depicts a guru named “Moonbeam Karma” asking for donations for a project involving magical twigs. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXoaC9fhXyc)
Natural News has published hundreds of educational infographics that explain complex concepts with simple illustrations. The full collection of Natural News infographics is available at:
Some of the most popular infographics include:
The Health Ranger’s Emergency Preparedness Checklist
If Corporate Slogans Told the Truth
Top Foods that Chelate the Body of Heavy Metals
Health Benefits of Iodine
Natural Brands Betray Consumers over GMO Labeling
Stop Out-of-Control Science
Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) is the creator of all the cartoons featured on the comedy site CounterThink.com. Over 200 cartoons are featured there, poking fun at institutions ranging from the FDA to U.S. Presidents (including Bush and Obama ).
Some of the more popular CounterThink cartoons include:
“Raw Milk Lineup”
“The Museum of Human Atrocities”
“Pharmacies vs. Health Food Stores”
“Business is Booming!”
Natural News runs its own online radio broadcast featuring a full lineup of hosts covering topics of natural health, nutrition, liberty, agriculture and more.
The website for Natural News Radio is www.NaturalNewsRadio.com
Popular shows on the network include ” Linderman Unleashed,” “Mental Health Exposed” and “Prescriptions for Health.”
Natural News has also partnered with the Genesis Communications Network (GCN) to co-brand a live terrestrial radio broadcast of the Robert Scott Bell Show (www.RobertScottBell.com)
Natural News is affiliated with the 501(c )3 non-profit known as the Consumer Wellness Center (www.ConsumerWellness.org).
Mike Adams, the editor of NaturalNews.com, is the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center . It is a non-paid position. The Consumer Wellness Center donates 100% of its contributions to programs that teach nutrition education and gardening education to women and children around the world.
Case studies and success stories of the nutrition grants are available at www.ConsumerWellness.org
Donations and Fundraising
Natural News has helped raise millions of dollars for what it considers to be “worthy causes” such as documentary films and legal defense funds for farmers who have been raided by the government for producing raw milk.
In addition, Natural News makes its own cash donations to many important causes. Over the years, Natural News has either raised money for or donated directly to all the following causes:
- Organic Consumers Association
- Institute for Responsible Technology
- “Bought” movie project on IndieGoGo
- Unacceptable Levels documentary
- The Great Culling documentary
- Victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes of 2013 (Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma)
- Victims of the Central Texas fires of 2011
- Victims of the Taiwan earthquake of 2010
- Vernon Hershberger, the raw milk dairy farmer of Wisconsin
- James Stewart, the “raw milkman” of California
- Citizens Commission on Human Rights
- The Canary Party, creators of the video “Do vaccines cause autism?”
- Proposition 37, the California GMO labeling initiative of 2011
- House of Cards film exploring the AIDS epidemic
- Donated solar panels to the One Earth Indigenous Nations Institute in 2005 ( Nanish Shontie , A “native guided community”)
In addition, Natural News has also helped publicize numerous authors including Dr. Suzanne Humphries, author of “Dissolving Illusions” and Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, author of, “Science Set Free.”
In 2010, Natural News launched TV.naturalnews.com, it’s own “private YouTube ” that allows users to upload and view videos.
The site currently features over 23,000 videos uploaded by users and serves up approximately one million video views per month.
In 2006, Natural News (then NewsTarget.com) launched four reference websites that featured well-referenced details on the healing properties of foods, herbs and nutritional supplements. (The sites have not been updated since their launch, however.)
Those sites are:
In addition, Natural News launched the “Honest Food Guide” as a healthy alternative to the USDA’s Food Guide Pyramid. That food guide, now outdated, is still available at:
In 2013, Natural News launched SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a very large relational research database based on ten million scientific studies whose abstracts are collected in the PubMed resources of the National Library of Medicine.
Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) programmed the relational indexing and tokenization algorithms for the project, drawing on his background in the software industry. Unique to the site is the ability to see relationships between any two concepts (such as Vitamin D and breast cancer), then quickly view a list of all the available scientific studies on those two topics.
SCIENCE.naturalnews.com currently covers over 8,000 concepts spanning nutrients, diseases, drug side effects, synthetic chemicals, phytochemicals , amino acids, sweeteners, diets, medical concepts, holistic health therapies and environmental science terms.
Mike Adams promises to continue expanding SCIENCE.naturalnews.com to cover 20 million scientific studies while adding more qualitative relational algorithms to allow readers to easily find relationships of concepts among the “noise” of free-form scientific abstracts.
In 2013, Natural News launched BLOGS.naturalnews.com and immediately signed up over 500 writers who now post content covering recipes, how-to articles, nutritional tips and more.
BLOGS.naturalnews.com was founded on the principle of sharing revenues with content creators. Writers who contribute to BLOGS.naturalnews.com earn 100% of the ad revenues for the top ad position above the article. Other suboordinate ad positions on the page earn revenues for Natural News, which makes the service available for free.
Forensic Food Laboratory
In 2013, Natural News launched its Forensic Food Laboratory with Mike Adams as its director.
The Forensic Food Laboratory currently owns a high-powered digital microscope with videography capabilities that Adams has used to conduct microscopy investigations of everyday foods (and other objects).
To date, the Natural News Forensic Food Lab has published photos and videos on:
- Microscopy of McNuggets , revealing “strange fibers” found in the nuggets. (http://www.naturalnews.com/041646_chicken_mcnuggets_forensic_food_analysis_strange_fibers.html)
- Microscopy of fake blueberries used in food products, including “dissections” of blueberry waffles and muffins. (http://www.naturalnews.com/031054_blueberries_artificial_colors.html)
- Microscopy of common insects such as dragonflys and scorpions, showing their intricate body structures at high magnification. (http://www.naturalnews.com/041753_insects_microscopic_photos_Health_Ranger.html)
Adams has also hinted at the release of upcoming videos on breakfast cereals being manipulated on camera using high-powered magnets.
Adams promises that the Natural News Forensic Food Lab will be expanded to include more testing and investigations equipment.
Natural News stories are frequently copied and posted by other alternative news organizations, including Infowars.com, DailyPaul.com and a variety of other sites spanning subjects as diverse as the environment, liberty, self-sufficiency and vaccines.
Over 30,000 unique domains currently link in to Natural News, including thousands of university and government domains.