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Helping People Isn't Complicated: Four Simple Steps to a Better World

Saturday, January 31, 2009
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: Ecuador, compassion, homeless people


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(NaturalNews) There's a lot of talk in the world these days about how to help people. Should we reform health care? Bail out the banks? Grow the government's social programs?

While each of those may have merit, the real, on-the-street local answers are simpler than you think. Helping people only requires four simple steps, and when I recently found myself in Ecuador, driving by a shack on the side of the road where a barefoot woman lived alongside chickens and construction noise, I felt compelled to step in and apply these four simple rules.

What followed was a story of simple aid for a human being in need. Watch the video to see the four steps in action: https://www.naturalnews.com/025487.html

Helping people require personal action, not passive observation

Although I was in Ecuador at the time this was taken, the principles apply everywhere. Too many of us Americans sit in our heated or air-conditioned homes, eating processed food, watching cable television from cushy sofas, looking at each other with inquisitive frowns and saying, "Gee, I sure wish there were a way we could help those poor people..."

Well, there IS a way! It's easier than you think, but it does require you to get your butt off that couch, step out into the real world, get your hands dirty, lay out a bit of cash for your fellow human beings and just get the job done bringing people some aid: Food, medical supplies, a mattress, clothing, shoes or even just a hug and a handshake.

By posting this video, I simply want to demonstrate that helping others is ridiculously easy, and it doesn't require Big Government; it only requires the citizenry being willing to extend some degree of compassion towards fellow human beings and to do what's needed in that moment.

You can do this too! Find someone in need, ask what they need, go get it, give it to them, and repeat the process (but don't give 'em soda or booze, or even cash for booze, bring them real physical stuff they need). It's the simplest thing in the world, and you don't have to be rich, or famous, or part of any organized non-profit institution to make this happen. You can just do it person to person, soul to soul, anywhere in the world.

What are you waiting for? The opportunity to do some good in the world is awaiting you right now, in the hearts of those who need your help. You can find them in any city, in any nation, anywhere in the world.

This video, and this message, goes out to all the volunteers in our world who help others out of the goodness of their hearts, including the organizers at:

Volunteers for Peace (http://www.vfp.org/about.html)
Peace Corps (http://www.peacecorps.gov)
United Planet (http://www.unitedplanet.org)
SCI (http://www.sci-ivs.org)
The Salvation Army (http://www.salvationarmy.org)
Goodwill (http://www.goodwill.org)
Tsu Chi Foundation (http://www.tzuchi.org) (Buddhist Compassion Relief)

... and many other non-profits focused on the concept of helping real people while keeping administrative overhead to a minimum.

If organized volunteering doesn't suit you, just walk out your front door and see where your feet take you!

"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step on to the road and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." - Bilbo Baggins, Fellowship of the Rings

Watch the video here: https://www.naturalnews.com/025487.html

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory 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.

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. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. 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 NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource 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 over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

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