Mike Barrett

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Mike is the co-founder, editor, and researcher behind Natural Society. Studying the work of top natural health activists, and writing special reports for top 10 alternative health websites. He has written hundreds of articles and pages on how to obtain optimum wellness through natural health.

His articles have been picked up across the web, appearing on sites such as Drudge Report, Infowars, NationofChange, and many others. His passion to natural health and overcoming a declining health-food nation is what drives him to help the millions of individuals NaturalSociety reaches.

"It is more important than ever to fight for nationwide food reform where there is a garden at every home, a 'medicine cabinet' of herbs in every kitchen, and burning desire for freedom in every person. It's time to take back what was once ours."

Recent articles by Mike Barrett

Judge Throws out Organic Farmers’ Recent Case Against Monsanto

For years Monsanto has been trying to take out American family farms and dominate the agricultural industry with their genetically modified seeds. Between 1997 and 2010, 144 lawsuits were filed by Monsanto against American family farmers, with an additional 700 being settled out of court. Recently, farmers made a firm decision to institute massive resistance against the biotech corporation by launching their own landmark lawsuit against Monsanto for contaminating crop fields with GMOs. The landmark case has now been thrown out by a New York federal court.

Antibiotics Shown to be Ineffective at Treating Sinus Infection

In 2010, approximately 29.8 million adults were diagnosed with sinusitis, a sinus infection. A very large amount of those diagnoses resulted in doctors prescribing antibiotics in order to treat the problem, but new research shows that antibiotics are not even effective at treating sinus infection. In fact, a placebo was shown to be just as effective. For the study, main author Dr. Jane M Garbutt and her team examined data involving 166 adults stricken with acute sinus infections.

Toxic Splenda Essentials Falsely Marketed to Health-Conscious Consumers

Executed as a tactic to trick consumers, the Corn Refiners Association in 2010 decided to rename high-fructose corn syrup to ‘corn sugar’ as it would appear on food labels. The change was contrived by the organizations in response to millions of consumers recognizing the negative health consequences associated with the ingredient. Now, another sinister product is being marketed to the public differently, also because millions of consumers are recognizing the harm surrounding its consumption.

Animal Protein Shown to Reduce Bone Fracture Risk

Some individuals believe that protein negatively impacts bone health, but research shows just the opposite. In fact, a recent study shows that individuals with less than 15 percent of their calories coming from protein are nearly at a 3 times higher risk of having a fracture than those with higher protein intake.There is, however, a fine line between healthy animal protein and unhealthy animal protein.

10 Steps to Optimum Health – Part 2

Almost four decades ago, I was taught a different approach to health and healing than what is now taught as western medical practices. I was taught how to find simplicity in the complexity of life. As stated, the cure is always found in the cause. We must always seek the cause for health challenges and then the signs, signals and symptoms will simply disappear. I was also taught we must stop doing those things that contribute to dis-ease first and then start doing those things that contribute to health.

10 Steps to Optimum Health – Part 1

For over 40 years, I have been a voracious reader. Back in the day, I subscribed to 25 journals or more each month. In addition, I tried to read two or more books per month. Daily, I read multiple reference books and both the New York and LA Times cover to cover. Today, most of what I read comes from the internet and books, hours upon hours of research from one subject to the next. I receive dozens of so-called email “newsletters” and peruse websites reading the latest of “stuff” out there. And most of it is “stuff”.

How to Prevent Asthma Before Turning to Harsh Pharmaceuticals

Asthma is a health ailment that strikes both children and adults with breathing and respiratory issues. Approximately 17.5 million adults had asthma in 2009 and 7 million children had asthma in 2010. Causing wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing, the western medical establishment suggests (as always) taking a pharmaceutical drug. But before you do, I would suggest education yourself on not only the harms of such drugs, but how natural solutions can help you as well.

Antidepressants Proven to be Useless, Pushed on Public Anyway

The psychiatric community as well as health and government officials have been pushing antidepressants on the people for years. Instead of addressing the underlying cause of such negative feelings, psychiatrists and medical representatives have been making you think that the only answer to depression is an antidepressant drug. However, the claims that antidepressants are the answer are completely false, but many will refuse to admit the truth to the public. Why?

Why You Should Not Use a Laptop on Your Lap

While laptops are meant to be placed on your lap, the appropriateness of the name ‘laptop’ should actually not be considered when choosing where to place the device. The electromagnetic fields emitted by laptops are only one source of electromagnetic frequencies vastly present in today’s world. Unfortunately laptop usage, especially when used as intended, is enough to compromise your health.

Toxic Ingredients Consumed by Mothers Affects New-Born Children

Mothers-to-be know very well that smoking and drinking should be avoided at all costs while pregnant. It is also known that living a healthy lifestyle and eating healthful foods is extremely important during pregnancy, but how significant is diet and lifestyle after the baby is born? The significance of what mother’s ingest during while breastfeeding may be clearly revealed by breast feeding expert Dr. Ruth Lawrence, who says drinking caffeinated beverages may be the reason babies can’t sleep.

Drug Deficiency? Executive Order Given to Create More Pharmaceuticals

Drug shortages seem to be igniting some problems for pharmaceutical companies and health officials – so much so that president Barack Obama previously issued an executive order demanding that the Food and Drug Administration address the shortages. Per Obama’s request, the FDA is taking action and continues to fight the drug shortages traversing the United States. Despite mostly being mostly manufactured in China with virtually no inspection, mega-tumor-linked pharmaceutical drugs are now being rolled out more than ever before.

Scientists Fear Antibiotics are Perpetuating Diseases Impossible to Treat

Antibiotics, like many other drugs, are handed out by doctors as an end-all solution pill. Even for viral ailments doctors irresponsibly prescribe these pills as a solution. Unfortunately with all of the over-prescriptions and even necessary prescriptions, antibiotics have routinely been creating drug-resistant bacteria. Britain now seems to be facing their own massive increase in antibiotic-resistant blood poisoning caused by escherichia coli (E. coli).

Heavy Metals Lurking in Many Common Organic Foods, Baby Formulas

With the growing awareness that toxic artificial sweeteners like aspartame are seriously compromising the health of the population, more and more companies are transitioning to more natural, healthy sweeteners. The transition is undoubtedly a positive one, but research has shown that the process of using other sweeteners sometimes leads to higher levels of other toxic compounds. Research has recently found that organic brown rice syrup, the sweetener many companies are switching to, has significant concentrations of a heavy metal known as arsenic.

Diet Soda Increases Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Both soda and diet soda are two drinks you won’t want to be anywhere near if you really care about your health. These highly consumed beverages contain massive amounts of sugar and toxic ingredients, leading to a great deal of health complications. Research has found that those who drink soda on a daily basis are increasing their risk of heart attack and stroke. Lead researcher Hannah Gardener and her team studied 2,564 adults aged 69 years or older in New York City over the course of 10 years.

Turmeric’s Powerful Life-Promoting Properties Put Pharmaceuticals to Shame

Curcumin, the key chemical in turmeric, has been shown to possess very powerful health-promoting properties. Recent research has even found that curcumin can even prolong lives of fruit flies by 75 percent. While the research was done on insects, it highlights the life-promoting aspects of this powerful substance — along with mountains of other scientific research. The findings also shed light on how curcumin can slow the development of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

FDA Ignores Scientists, Dentists Warning of Amalgam Mercury Pandemic

Mercury found in dental amalgam fillings has been an issue within the dental community and beyond for many years. These fillings, used since the American Civil War, contain an estimated 50 percent mercury. Whenever friction meets these fillings, toxic mercury gases are emitted. This means that with each chew and dental drill comes an emission of mercury gases, leading to numerous health problems.

Infographic | Eastern vs. Western Medicine

There is often a large barrier between those in favor of eastern medicine and those in favor of western medicine. Methods of healing are drastically different, with western medicine being much more ‘unnatural’ than eastern. Eastern philosophy uses whole-food formulas to nourish the body’s natural healing abilities while western philosophy isolates and forces therapeutic actions to ‘treat’ disease.