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


Dental X-rays Linked to Twofold Increase in Brain Cancer

How often does your dentist insist on giving you a dental X-ray just to make sure all is well? Sometimes the X-rays are performed routinely, while other times it may be done to keep watch on cavity-prone teeth. While a dental x-ray may be justifiable if there is some serious risk, research is pointing out that too many of these X-rays may result in a twofold risk increase in a brain cancer known as meningioma.


Papaya Leaf Extract is a Powerful Cancer Fighter

Cancer rates are rising, while 10’s of millions of dollars continue to be funneled into the ‘treatment’ of cancer. This is why anyone recognizing this sad truth turns to powerful and natural solutions and make a significant change in lifestyle. The good news is the fight against cancer starts with the consumption of some natural foods such as turmeric, ginger, or papaya leaf extract.


3 Easy Ways to Lose Weight

If you ask 10 different people for weight loss tips, you just may receive 10 different answers. One person may tell you to simply eat less and exercise, while others will push some extreme dietary lifestyle. Weight gain, however, is caused by virtually countless factors, and therefore can be tackled with various strategies. While it would require certain dietary principles to attain a higher level of overall health, here are a few very simple ways you can lose weight.


Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a seemingly-magical liquid which has been used for ages when it comes to taking care of countless health problems, and is fantastic for maintaining quality overall health. Apple cider vinegar has a multitude of serious health benefits, and can be used on various parts of the body while also providing tremendous overall benefit from consumption. It can also be utilized for various uses around the house.


Home Remedies for Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

Eyes are two of the most sensitive areas of the body, so it is very important that you treat them with utmost care. Because this is the case, many people utilize natural and home remedies as eye treatments for conditions such as pink eye. These natural solutions are favored over other remedies which may contain harsh ingredients that could further worsen the eye condition, such as pharmaceutical ‘solutions’.


Monsanto’s Roundup Altering the Physical Shape of Amphibians

Monsanto’s Roundup, which is the most popular herbicide used today, has been found to ignite morphological changes in amphibians. The research, conducted using tadpoles, found that environmentally relevant concentrations of Roundup are enough to cause two species of amphibians to actually change shape. This is the first research to show that herbicides can have such an affect on animals.


How to Prevent Cavities With Simple Home Solutions

Preventing the formation of cavities is much easier and more effective than ‘treating’ it with fillings or other dental interventions. In addition, it can save you a considerable amount of financial turmoil. Cavity treatment can cost you hundreds of dollars, depending on how bad the damage can be. If you want to know how to prevent cavities the natural way (without the use of chemical treatments or mainstream dentistry), here are some tips to help you do so.


Monsanto Threatens Lawsuit Over GMO Labeling Bill

Even though the state of Vermont is trying desperately to pass a bill which would require GMO foods to be labeled, the state’s efforts are being threatened by biotech giant Monsanto. In retaliation of the GMO labeling bill, Monsanto has threatened to sue Vermont if any such bill is passed. Sadly, Vermont elected public officials may surrender to the threats and intimidation brought about by the GMO creator.


Home Remedies for Upset Stomach – Natural Treatments

A number of home remedies for upset stomach do exist, and they are quite easy to locate in your kitchen. You should know that there are two types of stomach aches – one that is long term and chronic, and one that is less serious, usually caused by something you ate that day or by severe stress. This may be caused by a new dish of food, which the body may be negatively responding to.


Is Stress Destroying Your Immune System?

The serious impact of stress on the body should never be overlooked. Stress not only brings your overall happiness level down, but also plays a significant part in the development of illness and disease. Recent research shows how long-term stress can significantly compromise your immune system and increase your risk of contracting a cold. What’s more, the research helps to show what is widely known — that traumatic events in life often pave way for illness and disease.


Why Are Health Officials Still Pushing Ineffective Breast Cancer Screenings?

Academics from Harvard Medical School have recently found what many other scientists and researchers are pointing out — that breast cancer screenings are being performed at a rate far above what is necessary. Thousands of women undergoing various breast cancer procedures including chemotherapy, radiation, and even breast removal surgery.


Long Term Use of Hormones Increases Breast Cancer Risk

If you are a woman and have been using any type of hormones to ease menopause symptoms, you could be upping breast cancer risk. Recent research shows that the use of these hormones over a long period of time ignites a minor increase in breast cancer risk. Tracking the health of nearly 60,000 nurses, the recent study found that 10 years or more of hormone use was enough to raise breast cancer risk, although it is recommended that the lowest dose possible be used for the shortest amount of time possible.


Environmental Toxins May be Causing Mass Cancer Wave

It is well established that carcinogenic substances are lurking in the environment around us, but just how many cancer cases are caused by these substances remains a mystery. Diet and smoking habits make up nearly 60 percent of cancer cases, and thus personal lifestyle changes play a major factor, but how many cancer cases result from environmental and occupational exposure? For decades the estimate for such cases has remained at 6 percent, but many experts feel that number is significantly lower than what is actually true.


Tobacco Industry Forced to List Ingredients Used in Their Products

In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration gained authority to regulate tobacco products, and now they will soon be exercising that ability. Already releasing preliminary guidelines for the tobacco industry that can educate consumers on exactly what is in cigarettes, the FDA is making it so tobacco companies will have to report on the amount of harmful and unsafe ingredients used in their products. Within one year, the FDA plans to share information on chemical amounts, while tobacco makers will be required to report on the amount of 93 substances used in their products.


FDA Rejects Monumental BPA Ban

It was reported not too long ago that the Food and Drug Administration would make a decision on the banning of the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA). Now, the agency has finally come to a decision, and unsurprisingly, it has decided that there is not enough scientific evidence supporting for the ban of BPA – that is to say, BPA will not be banned from use in food products, plastic packaging, and personal care products.


Breaking: Junk Food, Fast Food Proven to Cause Depression

According to recent research conducted by scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada, both junk food and fast food consumption ignites depression. In fact, the study, published in the journal Public Health Nutrition, shows that those consuming fast food are 51 percent more likely to be depressed than those consuming very little or none of the health-damaging food.


FDA Deletes 1 Million Signatures for GMO Labeling Campaign

While the Food and Drug Administration has seemingly reached the limit for unbelievable behavior, the company’s decisions continue to astound and appall consumers and health activists alike. In the agency’s latest decision, undoubtedly amazing thousands of individuals yet again, the FDA virtually erased 1 million signatures and comments on the ‘Just Label It’ campaign calling for the labeling of genetically modified foods.