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Originally published June 4 2008

The Health Ranger Reports on Health Transformation Breakthroughs from the Best Weekend Ever in Atlanta

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) I just returned from an event called the Best Weekend Ever, in Atlanta, where I joined David Wolfe, Peter Ragnar, Daniel Vitalis and several other presenters in sharing breakthrough health information with about 200 enthusiastic participants. I also met many NaturalNews readers there, and listened to their remarkable stories of personal recovery from serious disease. Using the information found on, many participants have cured numerous health challenges, including cancer, asthma, type-2 diabetes and depression. Thank you all for your heartwarming stories about personal health transformation and the power of truth to overcome the evils of Big Pharma, the FDA and the entire fraudulent system of conventional medicine that continues to trap patients in a system of disease continuation and pharmaceutical destruction.

I also treated participants to a breakthrough new technology for personal transformation that I have not yet released on Using that process, I took the audience through a healing journey that allowed them to discard false beliefs about health and disease, and many people couldn't stop talking to me about what a transforming experience it was. I'll be announcing that transformation process soon on, so watch for it here. (The audience also got to see me twirling glowing poi balls on stage, which was quite a mesmerizing effect that helped create the perfect atmosphere for experiential learning...)

The event was coordinated by The Best Day Ever founder Len Foley (, who is a phenomenally gifted bridge-builder. He's helped bring the message of raw living foods to thousands of people, and he's changed their lives along the way. The public face of The Best Day Ever is David Wolfe (, who presented information about zeolites (such as Natural Cellular Defense), marine phytoplankton, raw cacao and a lot more. I sat down with David for a one-hour interview, which reveals David's latest breakthroughs on peak performance and weight loss, and that interview will be shared here on NaturalNews in a few weeks. Watch for it on the podcast page:

The pioneers in healing and personal transformation

Additional presentations were made by Dan Hall and Daniel Vitalis. Daniel Vitalis, in particular, is phenomenally well-informed about water, superfoods and the art of healing with nature's medicine. The depth of his intellectual knowledge about the world is awe inspiring. To put this into perspective, there aren't a lot of people I talk to who can traverse all the topics I'm used to covering, from health and ecology to psychology, politics, finances, philosophy, history, anthropology and much more. But Daniel is one of those people who makes me want to just shut my mouth and listen (and learn!). He's almost unknown in the natural health community, and has been working behind the scenes for many years, learning the art of alchemical elixirs (medicinal "potions"), and now he's finally starting to open up to the world and share his knowledge. I conducted a 30-minute interview with Daniel that will be featured here on NaturalNews at a later date.

Check out Daniel Vitalis's videos on YouTube here:

Peter Ragnar ( also appeared at the event via teleconference, offering his highly-regarded knowledge on longevity, happiness and living in harmony with the planet. Peter is an individual of truly inspiring consciousness, and if you haven't yet heard my interview with Peter, check it right now at:

I also highly recommend Peter's courses on magnetic chi-gong therapy, which you'll find at his Roaring Lion website:

Finally, I also met with Truth Calkin, the founder of Jing & Co ( who has launched an astounding new jing tonic chocolate product called Cacao of the Tao. This is truly a phenomenal product, made with high-density Chinese tonic herbs such as eucommia bark, he shou wu and cordyceps. I'll be reviewing this product later, and it's already on my list as a contender for our "Best Product" award.

Watch a video of Truth from 2006 on YouTube:

(By the way, I also met with Adam, the founder of an exciting new health products company I'll be reporting about later in June or July... watch for that later this Summer...)

More detail on the event

The only real let-down of the event was the less-than-awesome raw food served on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend may have been the best weekend ever, but the food was definitely not the best raw food ever. It was a let-down, and I apologize to my readers who attended the event and thought (like I did) that we would all experience joyous raw food cuisine. I've already let the organizers of the event know that if I'm to promote the event next time, I really do expect the food to be on par with the dollars people paid to attend the event, and I heard many attendees talking about the same subject, so I'm sure the message was heard by the organizers loud and clear.

For comparison, the food at last year's Raw Spirit Festival ( was ten times better! I've learned that more high-quality raw food will be served at this year's upcoming Raw Spirit festival, which happens around September 12, so sign up now to attend if you haven't already. I'll be there in person, signing books and speaking to the crowd. The location is beautiful Sedona, Arizona!

At the Best Weekend Ever, the food problem was rescued, in part, by a wonderful raw food enthusiast named Ginger who whipped up some raw foods salad dressing and raw food "bacon" (dried raw eggplant and onions), which managed to rescue the meals. A number of other volunteers provided super maca goji balls, dried raw Italian "bread," a delicious raw cacao smoothie beverage, and some awesome raw foods crackers that were just out of this world.

At the same time, I packed my Vita-Mix and had it blending away in my hotel room just in case. I went to Whole Food and bought cucumbers, salad greens, blueberries and sprouts, then crammed it all into the blender, added some Living Fuel protein ( and enjoyed my blended food all weekend long. Oh yes, I can't forget the Boku Superfood ( and the sprouted flax with hemp protein from Ruths Hemp Foods ( that also kept me going.

I also received an on-the-spot treatment from Dr. Kurt Young who was practicing an interesting spinal adjustment modality called Alphabiotics ( I hadn't heard about it before, so I tried it, and the quick 10-second adjustment felt fantastic. I'll look into this more and let you know what I find in the future. Dr. Young practices in Ashville, N.C.

Special interview with Dr. Betty Martini!

One of the highlights of the weekend happened outside the event. I was thrilled to visit with Dr. Betty Martini, the founder of the anti-aspartame site where she's been fighting a 17-year battle with the evil aspartame empire comprised of Ajinomoto, the FDA, Searle and other corporate mega-giants who control the artificial sweetener industry (and have utterly destroyed regulatory approval opportunities for stevia and the miracle fruit berry, which could have saved millions of lives by now if used by diabetics).

At Dr. Betty Martini's house, I stayed from 8pm to midnight, recording a live interview with Betty (which will be featured later on and chatting about the battle for safe sweeteners. She introduced me to a wonderful product called Just Like Sugar, which is a safe, natural sweetener made primarily with chicory root. Their website is but please be warned that their site might currently qualify as the single most annoying home page on the internet, with the lo-fi music blaring out from weird animations of exploding sugar products. Don't say I didn't warn you... and hopefully they will read this and do something to improve their website. (Hey, we love ya, but pleeease fix your website, okay?)

In any case, the Just Like Sugar product is outstanding. I've already started using it in smoothies. It's a great natural replacement for processed sugar and artificial sweeteners. You can buy it in selected health food stores, and probably from various online vitamin retailers. I'll talk to the folks at Vitacost ( to see if they will start carrying it for you.

In all, the Best Weekend Ever event was an enlightening time, and I enjoyed getting to meet so many NaturalNews readers face to face. Here's a shout-out to Charlotte, Judy, David, Day, Vincent, Nima, Ginger, Laura, Drew, Alex, Andrea and all the other NaturalNews readers who attended the event. Thanks for coming, and it was a real thrill to get to meet you all in person!

By the way, when you visit any of the websites I mentioned here, if you buy something, please let them know you heard about them from the Health Ranger at That let's them know where all the awesome people are coming from!

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