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

Home Remedies for Wounds

Although cuts and wounds aren’t particularly threatening in nature, they can be quite painful as well as a nuisance. However, infections could result from cuts, so many individuals turn to some kind of pharmaceutical solution to clean the laceration because that is truly the only solution they know of. Along with nearly all other issues, though, cleaning and hastening the healing process of a cut or wound can be done with numerous natural solutions – not the all too common Neosporin.

The Top Pharmaceutical Drugs Causing Cognitive-Related Damage

Pharmaceutical drugs pushed by the mainstream medical establishment are notorious for causing countless side-effects leading to even more problems. In fact, the average drug label contains 70 negative side-effects on average, with many drugs reaching the 100’s. Helping to make up the outrageous amount of side-effects caused by pharmaceutical drugs are brain-related side-effects, known to be causing serious damage to many prescription drug users.

70% of DSM Psychiatrists Financially Tied to Drug Companies

The psychiatric bible, known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is hailed by psychiatrists and psychiatry supporters alike. The 5th edition of the manual, scheduled for publication in May of 2013, is stirring up massive controversy. Being the go-to text for diagnosing every mental disorder known to (and created by) man while ultimately leading to widespread medicating of the population, the 900-page bible is now being pegged for financial conflicts of interests.

Plant from Amazon Serves as Natural Painkiller Alternative

Providing all natural, side-effect free relief from toothaches while also potentially able to replace anaesthetic injections, a plant from the amazon is beginning to be recognized for its positive attributes. The plant, called acmella oleracea, is just one more sound solution and alternative to risky pharmaceutical drugs pushed by western mainstream medical professionals. It helps to treat ulcers while also dampening pain caused by braces, tooth removal, gum disease, and dentures.

Turmeric Shown to Cut Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk

Research is lending even more reason to amp up spice use on a daily basis, with spices such as turmeric, cinnamon, and cloves normalizing insulin and triglyceride levels while boosting antioxidant defenses. Keeping triglyceride and insulin levels low effectively reduces your risk for numerous health conditions like metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and the number one leading killer — heart disease.

Soda Consumption Tied to Increased Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Proving once again that soda consumption leads to a massive decline in health, recent research gives people just one more reason to stay away from the sugar-laden beverages. The recent study shows how consuming only one soda or sugar-sweetened beverage per day can result in a 20 percent increased risk of coronary heart disease in men. Needless to say, the health risks soft drinks pose to your health is not limited to coronary heart disease.

FDA to Make Many Prescription Drugs ‘Over the Counter’

The same organization which deems walnuts to be illegal drugs is in the process of deciding whether or not to make some prescription medications more readily available to the public. The Food and Drug Administration may potentially move medicines for chronic conditions from prescription to non-prescription, or over the counter, while drugs for infection will receive a speedier approval process. This includes diabetes-linked statin drugs.

Key Nutrients Found to Make You More Attractive

A new study shows how eating a plentiful amount of fruits and vegetables not only leads to great health, but can also make you look more attractive. The study points out how certain compounds found in fruits and vegetables have the ability to alter skin tone, changing the redness or yellowness of people’s skin and ultimately leading to what they say is a more attractive appeal.

Scandalous: Scientists and Doctors Falsifying Research Data

Doctors are nearly revered by many individuals for their medical knowledge accumulated after years of schooling. But in addition to knowing virtually nothing about nutrition, natural solutions, and how to address the root causes of health conditions, many doctors, as well as scientist, have also been shown to be falsifying data in order to have research published. What’s more, many colleagues of the scandalous individuals are urged to keep quiet about what they know.

Probiotics an Effective Solution for Celiac Disease

With antibiotics running rampant as a medical solution while causing massive destruction to beneficial gut flora, it is imperative to make every attempt to restore that ‘good’ bacteria in the body. Probiotics, also known as ‘friendly’ or ‘good’ bacteria, are essential for optimal health and have been shown to protect the body against a slew of health conditions. One such condition which may be prevented or even reversed with the regular ingestion of probiotics is celiac disease.

Carcinogenic Chemicals Contaminating Water Supply Through Fracking

The full list of ingredients used in fracking is not known, but we do have a partial list – here are ingredients and chemicals used in the fracking process.

Infographic | Why You Need More Sleep

Investing the appropriate amount of time into sleep is a key principle for attaining optimum health. Everyone is guilty of giving up some quality sleep time for something else, oftentimes attempting to ‘make it up’ later on. While you can’t perfect your sleep schedule 100% of the time, getting sufficient sleep most of the time could be the solution to a number of troubles you currently face. It is important to recognize that lack of sleep can result both in health decline and work decline – ultimately putting a significant damper on your day

FDA Considers Outlawing Cancer-Linked BPA, Decision by March 31

A major decision will soon be made which will ultimately determine whether or not a known hazardous chemical will continue to inhibit food products, plastic packaging, personal care products, and an abundance of other common items. By March 31, the United States Food and Drug Administration will decide if toxic chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) will continue to be used in widescale production.

Common Cancer-Causing Chemical in Soda Exposed by Scientists

Responsible for giving colas their popular brown look, a widely used food coloring known as caramel coloring may be increasing your cancer risk. Consumer watchdog group Center for Sciences in the Public Interest is so consumed over caramel coloring that they have been urging the Food and Drug Administration for quite some time to ban the use of the ingredient. While caramel coloring may be a potential issue, other real threats still persist.

Ubiquitous Nature of Aluminum Leading to Increased Exposure

Aluminum, which is used in a large majority of food packaging and even household supplies, is an established neurotoxin at high levels. Although touted to reside at safe levels in nearly all products and in drinking water by the Environmental Protection Agency, this health-ruining toxin is being ingested at levels we simply don’t know are safe. The ubiquitous nature of aluminum is cause for alarm as the amount being ingested and absorbed is virtually increasing with each passing year.

ADHD Diagnoses More Common in Younger Children

A recent study has found that of every child in the same school grade level, the younger children are more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) than children even just a few months older. Although these children are noticed and targeted first — undoubtedly for their less mature behavior, the increase in prescriptions for ADHD medications over the years shows that the psychiatric and pharmaceutical industry are continually lessening the conditions upon which a child can be diagnosed with ADHD.

Monsanto’s Roundup Shown to be Ravaging Butterfly Population

Monsanto’s Roundup, containing the active ingredient glyphosate, has been tied to more health and environmental problems than you could imagine. Similar to how pesticides have been contributing to the bee decline, Monsanto’s Roundup has been tied to the decrease in the population of monarch butterflies by killing the very plants that the butterflies rely on for habitat and food. What’s been shown to be an even greater threat to the population, though, is Monsanto’s Roundup Ready corn and soybeans.