Toxic sodas and sports drinks exposed in new GAIAM TV episode of 'Secrets to Health'

Sunday, October 20, 2013
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Tags: sports drinks, aspartame, phosphoric acid

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(NaturalNews) Have you ever wondered what's really in a can of soda or a sports drink? The Health Ranger and Dr. Ed Group reveal the truth in the latest episode from GAIAM TV called "Toxic Beverages Exposed."

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In this episode, available to all members of GAIAM TV, we explore the toxic effects of sodas and sports drinks. We show you fascinating microscopic footage of phosphoric acid (used in sodas) eating away tooth enamel, and we discuss the toxicity of common soda ingredients such as chemical sweeteners.

We also make our own toxic "sports drink" beverage right on camera, complete with artificial food coloring, caffeine powder and artificial sweeteners.

If you've ever wondered what's really in soda, sports drinks and other beverages, this episode reveals the shocking truth that may change your soda consumption habits forever! (If you've got children or teens who drink soda, show them this footage and they'll be shocked!)

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"Toxic Beverages" is episode three of a 12-part series called "Secrets to Health." Nine more episodes are on the way, with a new episode published about once a week.

Members of GAIAM TV can watch all the episodes free of charge. GAIAM is a video service similar to Netflix, where a small monthly membership fee gets you access to literally thousands of empowering videos, documentaries, how-to programs, yoga and fitness videos and more.

Click here to explore all the videos available to GAIAM members.

Or click here to learn more about Secrets to Health with the Health Ranger and Ed Group.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is the founding editor of, the internet's No. 1 natural health news website, now reaching 7 million unique readers a month.

In late 2013, Adams launched the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, where he conducts atomic spectroscopy research into food contaminants using high-end ICP-MS instrumentation. With this research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products to low levels by July 1, 2015.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released ten popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at

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