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Originally published October 10 2011

Article updated with new message from the Health Ranger

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist. He now runs the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, conducting world-class food science research and publishing scientific papers on food contaminants and nutritional analytics.

Through scientific investigation powered by university-level analytical instrumentation, Adams found that, much like the majority of the population, he had been suffering over the past several years from chronic exposure to cumulative toxic elements found in the food supply, including in many organics and "superfoods." His findings -- as well as breakthrough discoveries about food toxicology, protective food nutrients and the cognitive influences of food contaminants -- are being published at

Notably, Adams found that exposure to toxic elements in foods altered his mindset, outlook on life and degree of happiness in the world. "I now know that much of my outlook on the world was being negatively shaped by toxic elements found not just in everyday foods, but also in some superfoods and dietary supplements," Adams now explains.

Adams spent much of 2013 painstakingly testing his food intake for the presence of toxic elements, then taking therapeutic steps to eliminate those toxic elements from his body. "After about six months of intense detoxification, I experienced a sudden, involuntary shift in my worldview. Fear transformed into a sense of calm. Uncertainty was replaced by inspiration. I felt a new sense of awakening and optimism combined with a strong desire to contribute meaningful knowledge to humanity," Adams explains.

As part of this transformation, Adams felt himself drawn into the realm of scientific investigations and analytical chemistry. He spent an intense six months studying university-level chemistry and learning methodologies of atomic spectroscopy, a technology used to quantitatively assess metals, minerals, toxic elements and radioactive isotopes found in all foods, beverages, soils and physical matter.

By the end of 2013, Adams had completed extensive training in laboratory instrumentation and high-level chemistry, and he now operates ICP-MS atomic spectroscopy instrumentation which he uses to conduct world-class investigative research on foods, beverages and personal care products such as cosmetics. The ICP-MS instrument he uses is capable of detecting toxic elements at parts per trillion concentrations.

His current research not only covers toxic elements but also radioactive isotopes and the global contamination of the food supply with fallout from nearly 70 years of atomic bomb testing. He has begun intensive research on the radioactive contamination of ocean foods from the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, and he has developed unique scientific methologies surrounding the detection and interpretation of data involving radioactive isotopes such as Iodine-131, Cesium-137 and Uranium-235.

Focused on food science solutions for humanity

The Health Ranger's research is now focused on helping save humanity from toxic elements in foods and the environment, including food toxins, water toxins, GMO toxins, pesticides and herbicides, radioactive elements from nuclear accidents and nuclear testing, contaminated soils, adulterated foods and more.

Through this research, Adams developed several breakthrough discoveries in food technology, toxicology and nutrition, and he has authored several scientific papers which are being published in 2014.

"Each of these discoveries has the potential to not just save millions of lives across the globe," Adams explains, "but to radically reshape the future of human civilization in a positive direction free from war, poisons and environmental destruction." His new mission is to freely share his discoveries with the world so that humanity can heal from what he calls "a century of industrial contamination that has driven the human race into a self-intoxicating spiral of clinical insanity."

Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is also the executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (, an organization which has already awarded tens of thousands of dollars worth of grants around the world for prenatal nutrition and children's nutrition programs. Click here to see some of the CWC's success stories.

Once an outspoken critic and activist, Adams now sees far greater potential in scientific discovery and problem solving. "One of the things that came out of my own personal healing from toxic element contamination was a rewened, almost hyper-magnified sense of compassion for fellow human beings. Coupled with that, I was blessed with the cognitive capacities needed to discover a new paradigm of scientific knowledge that can help end suffering and eradicate much of the degenerative disease, mental illness and behavioral violence that currently plagues humankind. My deepest desire is to share this knowledge with the world and show others how to use it to heal their minds and bodies, their families, their communities, their nations and ultimately our fragile civilization."

"Everything is at stake. If we do not change course, human civilization will not survive its own poisoning," Adams warns. "But now, thanks to these extraordinary discoveries, we have a blueprint for a way out that can put humankind back on a path of abundance, sanity, health, happiness, cooperation rather than conflict, and accelerated awakening of human consciousness and scientific progress."

Read for announcements from Adams throughout 2014. Those announcements include:

• Scientific papers

• Reference infographics on toxic food contaminants and how they alter the human body and mind

• Revolutionary data on food toxicology, available in downloadable reports

• Video explanations of food science breakthroughs and discoveries

• A tour of the Natural News Forensic Food Lab and its cutting-edge atomic spectroscopy instrumentation

• Warning lists of foods, organic foods and superfoods to avoid because they are polluted

• "Green light" lists of foods that have tested as super clean

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