Natural News Founder Shares Surprising United Nations Statements on Food

In this article, Mike Adams shares his amazing story of transformation and some surprising statements from the U.N. regarding food.

Mike Adams is known as the “Health Ranger.” Mike cured himself of disease through nutrition and he is the founder and editor of Natural News.

Kevin:: All right Mike, I want to welcome you to this program.

Mike: Hi Kevin. Thanks for having me on. Great to be here.

Kevin:: There are some people who may not know who you are. So, let’s give a quick little introduction and then we’ll rock and roll.

Mike: OK. Well, I’m known as the “Health Ranger.” I’m the founder and editor of I used to be diseased.. I used to be nearly obese, diabetic, chronic pain, depression, all that stuff. I’m from the Midwest and I grew up on a really bad diet of basically dead cows, milk, cheese and pizza and things like that. So, I turned my life around with nutrition and I began sharing that with other people. That’s become my mission: to educate people. Now we’re reaching well over a million people a month on I love helping to share that information with people, change people’s lives.

Kevin:: So, recently you’ve kind of moved into an almost primarily plant-based diet. What are some of the changes that you decided to make and why did you decide to do that?

Mike: Well, I’ve been on mostly a plant-based diet for several years but it was more into the living foods that’s been in the last couple of years. I went down to the Tree of Life and I met with Gabriel Cousens a couple years ago. I met David Wolfe and I started getting into raw foods and embracing that. As that happened, I began to notice some significant performance improvements in my life. For example, language. I live part-time in South America now. When I was in college, living on junk foods and dead foods, I tried to learn Spanish and I found it virtually impossible to learn Spanish. I did three years of Spanish, couldn’t speak a word. Now, because I’m on raw foods and I’m taking superfoods and nutritional supplements and juicing every single day, I’m learning Spanish like that. I speak Chinese now too. So, I got three languages going. I count English as one of them.

Kevin:: Yeah. [laughter]

Mike: I find that I can learn very, very quickly. I can remember things better. Also, your big picture view of what’s happening in the world really expands when you get on living foods.. There’s something about the plants and the energy of the plants that opens your mind and allows you to see the bigger picture. That’s when you really start to have the breakthroughs in your life: professionally, with relationships, with performance, with even attracting wealth and abundance and health, philosophy, spirituality. All these things come in when you have that connection with the universe through raw, living foods.

Kevin:: Yeah. When you talk about your own transition… What did you go through? What were some of the things that you shed? I know that you were eating fish for a while and it was very hard for you to shed that. What were some of the decisions that you went through?

Mike: Well, I use to be hypoglycemic and I would use protein as a way to balance blood sugar. So, I used to eat a lot of sugar and I would just eat protein with it thinking “Well, that’s OK. Now it’s all fine.” I’m a Type O blood type, which tends to have a little more protein need. I also am very physically active. I work out a lot and I do cardio exercises quite a bit. So, I actually sort of need a lot of dietary protein. I thought I needed fish. I wasn’t going to touch red meat. I don’t eat mammals period. If I’m in a very desperate situation I might eat some chicken but it’s a last resort. I usually load up on all kinds of raw foods so I don’t have to run into that situation.

I was finally able to get off of fish too and get to a 100% plant-based diet. Sun Warrior protein really helped me do that. Now there are some great proteins on the market that are plant-based that have a really great amino acid profile. They give you all the protein you need. You can still work out. You can do strength training. You can be a very physically strong individual on a 100% plant-based diet. That’s what I do right now. The only exceptions are when I travel and I can’t get 100% plant-based. I’ll do some fish or I’ll do some seafood but it’s only last option.

Kevin:: Yeah. The environmental impact of it is pretty substantial too. Right?

Mike: Another huge reason. It was one of the chief scientists of the United Nations that just came out a couple of weeks ago and said, “Look, if you want to live in a sustainable world people, you’ve got to eat less meat.” This is from the U.N.

Kevin:: Wow.

Mike: I never heard anyone from the U.N. say that before. Of course, the meat industry was in an uproar. No, no, everybody needs to eat more meat, because it makes them money. Well, the truth is, the environment can’t take it. You’re going to destroy this environment if everybody keeps pursuing a meat-based diet like we’ve pursued in the United States. If people in China and India and Indonesia and all around the world eat that much meat, the environments going to be destroyed.