SuperFood News /superfoodsnews SuperFood News Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:56:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 9 natural health benefits of Bee Propolis /superfoodsnews/2017-01-15-9-natural-health-benefits-of-bee-propolis.html /superfoodsnews/2017-01-15-9-natural-health-benefits-of-bee-propolis.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Aside from the vital role bees perform in plant pollination, they also provide humans with several health-boosting substances – honey itself has numerous therapeutic properties; bee pollen and bee propolis also offer amazing health benefits.

Bee propolis – also known as “bee glue” – is a sticky substance derived from tree resin collected by bees.

From NaturalHealth365:

“Bee propolis begins as a resin secreted by trees. Bees metabolize it, and the resulting substance is about 30 percent beeswax, 55 percent resins and 10 percent aromatic oils and ethers. It is responsible for creating a sterile, safe environment within bee hives, so it’s no surprise that it has antibiotic, antiviral and other healing properties.”

Bees gather the sap during warm weather, blending it with wax flakes they store in their abdomens. The resulting mixture is rolled into a ball by the bee and then stored in the pollen basket attached to the bee’s leg. Once a bee gathers enough propolis, it takes it back to the hive.


“At this point, the propolis is unloaded and used to patch up holes in the hive. Bees also use propolis as an antiseptic barrier covering invaders with the sticky substance to prevent hive contamination.”

Bee propolis health benefits

NaturalHealth365 has listed nine health benefits of bee propolis. These include:

Cancer-fighting properties – Propolis has been shown to be effective in killing cancer cells. Unlike other mainstream cancer treatments, propolis kills only cancer cells, leaving healthy cells unharmed.

Bone health – Propolis helps in the growth and maintenance of healthy bones. It fights inflammation and stops bones from deteriorating.

Food poisoning treatment – Due to its antimicrobial properties, the three most common microorganisms associated with food poisoning – Enterobacter faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus and C. jejuni – can be fought using bee propolis.

Inflammation relief – Bee propolis is an effective treatment for oral inflammation and infections. Its anti-inflammatory properties are also useful in the treatment of arthritis, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

Blood pressure management – Bee propolis can be used to decrease TH (Tyrosine hydroxylase) enzyme activity. This enzyme can inhibit the production of nitric oxide, which is important for healthy hearts. Propolis reduces hypertension and helps keep blood pressure at healthy levels.

Wart removal – Applied topically, propolis can get rid of often difficult-to-remove plantar warts. A daily application for two weeks should do the trick.

Allergy relief – Propolis blocks histamine response, making it an effective treatment against allergy symptoms such as runny noses and itchy red eyes.

Protection against heat stress – Due to its combined antioxidant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and other properties, propolis can protect against heat exhaustion while also improving athletic performance in high temperature environments.

Illness prevention and treatment for infections – The various health-boosting properties of bee propolis can help in treating and preventing colds, flu and other germ-transmitted illnesses. Propolis fights a wide range of bacteria, viruses and fungi and provides a general boost to the entire immune system.

Propolis available in lozenges, capsules and topical applications

Bee propolis is available in many forms, including lozenges that are effective in treating sore throats, capsules that can be taken internally, and tinctures, gels or ointments for topical use. (RELATED: Discover more powerful natural remedies at and read about nutritional supplements at

People who have a history of allergic reactions or hypersensitivity to bee stings or other bee products may also experience similar reactions to bee propolis. Always read the label before using any propolis products and consult with a health care provider if you have any questions.

For most people, however, using bee propolis is a completely safe and natural way to boost your health and treat a variety of common ailments.


/superfoodsnews/2017-01-15-9-natural-health-benefits-of-bee-propolis.html/feed 0
Natural citrus fruit extract can activate cancer-killing cells /superfoodsnews/2017-01-14-natural-citrus-fruit-extract-can-activate-cancer-killing-cells.html /superfoodsnews/2017-01-14-natural-citrus-fruit-extract-can-activate-cancer-killing-cells.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Could a simple fruit extract really help kill cancer? Recent research certainly seems to suggest just that. Modified citrus pectin may help to inhibit the expression of galectin-3 —  a type of protein that has been recognized as a biomarker of cancer. Scientists have struggled to create a pharmaceutical product that can combat the overexpression of galectin-3, but evidence of modified citrus pectin’s ability to prevent it continues to mount. (RELATED: Learn more about the healing power of nutritional supplements at

What is galectin-3, and what does it do?

Galectins are a group of proteins that belong to the lectin family, characterized by their galactose-specific carbohydrate recognition domain. Galectin-3 is one of the most studied galectins, and research continues to show that it is both directly and indirectly connected to cancer cell activity and may contribute to cancer progression in a number of different ways, including cancer progression and metastasis.

Galectin-3 is not all bad, though. It is produced by the human body and is necessary for tissue growth and repair. Excessive production of the protein, however, is likely to become problematic. An excessively high level of galactin-3 is a biomarker for cancer, as well as a strong indicator of heart disease and kidney disease. Researchers now believe that in addition to being an indicator of disease, galectin-3 is also capable of encouraging the growth and spread of cancer.

One of the functions of galectin-3 is to actually stoke immune system response and create inflammation, to help destroy invading pathogens after tissue damage. In cases of injury, galectin-3 serves to help “seal off” the area by causing chronic inflammation.

Galectin-3 promotes cancer growth and proliferation in a few different ways. Essentially, it makes it easier for cancer cells to adhere to the walls of blood vessels, and in this way, helps the cancer spread. The protein is also produced by cancer cells themselves, which can further their proliferation. Galectin-3 is also said to help malignant cells escape apoptosis, or programmed cell death. In turn, these cancerous cells can continue to multiply, and produce more galectin-3.

Fortunately, there appears to be a natural way to curb this vicious cycle.

Modified citrus pectin: what it is, and how it can help

Modified citrus pectin, or MCP for short, is a complex carbohydrate, similar to the natural pectin found in fruit. Pectin contains galactosides (sugar molecules), which are capable of bonding with galectin-3. The binding activity of MCP’s galactosides to galectin-3 blocks the protein’s damaging behavior and disrupts its signaling abilities. To put it simply, MCP essentially shuts down the galectin-3 protein and stops its harmful effects in their tracks. This could be useful not just in cancer treatment, but in other areas as well.

In an animal study, MCP not only inhibited the levels of galectin-3, it also reversed inflammation, fibrosis and thickening of blood vessel walls. This finding suggests that in the instance of heart disease, MCP can help to reverse the damaging effects of excessive galectin-3, and undo the changes that can often lead to heart failure. (RELATED: Learn more about the disease prevention properties of natural remedies at

Studies have also shown that MCP can stimulate the immune system and boost production of natural killer cells, which can locate and destroy cancer cells. Several different studies have illustrated these potential cancer-killing effects. For example, a study published in 2015 by the journal PLOS One found that MCP induced cell death in two different types of cancer cells. Another study, published by BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2011 found that MCP activated natural killer cells that were then able to target and destroy leukemic cancer cells.

Other studies have also shown that MCP may be able to help stop cancer from spreading to other areas. In animals, MCP has been shown to prevent skin cancer from spreading to the lungs, and has also prevented colon cancer from spreading to the liver.

Perhaps citrus pectin will prove to be the next all-natural cancer cure. While this research is only the beginning, it is certainly promising. Who knows what independent science could reveal next.



/superfoodsnews/2017-01-14-natural-citrus-fruit-extract-can-activate-cancer-killing-cells.html/feed 0
Stop diabetes: Discover the underlying causes and solutions /superfoodsnews/2017-01-11-stop-diabetes-discover-the-underlying-causes-and-solutions.html /superfoodsnews/2017-01-11-stop-diabetes-discover-the-underlying-causes-and-solutions.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The chronic blood sugar imbalances generated by diabetes – a disease which affects 29.1 million Americans – can trigger serious and even life-threatening conditions, such as blindness, neuropathy, kidney damage, heart disease, stroke and cancer. Western medicine, with its woefully inadequate nutritional advice and toxic drug ‘therapies’ fail to properly address the situation. But, integrative medicine offers a better way.

Discover a natural (perfectly safe) way to eliminate the threat of diabetes – even if you suffer with type 1 diabetes – you can overcome this dreadful condition. On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Dr. Jody Stanislaw, naturopathic physician and certified diabetes educator will focus their attention on helping people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes lead happier, healthier lives by outlining a plan of action that addresses the physical, emotional and mental components of diabetes.

To hear this FREE show – visit and enter your email address for show details plus some great gifts!

Learn the “four pillars” of diabetes management that can change your life

More often than not, mainstream medicine’s traditional approach to diabetes has involved a tedious and ineffective “count and cover” method of managing diabetes – in which strict dosages of insulin are calibrated to counter exact amounts of food.

Dr. Stanislaw, who has lived with type 1 diabetes since the age of seven, takes a different approach. In addition to consulting with patients to help them find their ideal, individualized dosages, Dr. Stanislaw also offers what she calls “the four pillars” of managing diabetes to achieve optimal health.

Through diet and lifestyle insights, diabetics learn how to stabilize their own blood sugar levels – which dramatically improve overall energy levels and emotional well-being. Keep in mind, blood sugar imbalances affect all aspects of our life: sleep, energy, attitude and personal relationships. (all of this can improve – with the right plan)

Looking to REVERSE the symptoms of diabetes? Don’t miss the next NaturalNews Talk Hour with Jonathan Landsman.

To hear this FREE show – visit and enter your email address for show details plus some great gifts!

Dietary considerations for diabetes management

Dr, Stanislaw advises an organic, low-carb diet based mainly on high-quality protein – such as free-range chicken, grass-fed beef, and wild-caught salmon – along with an abundance of vegetables and healthy fats, such as avocados, nuts, seeds, and coconut and olive oils. Can a vegetarian overcome a diabetes diagnosis? (Yes, you just need to make smart food and lifestyle choices)

Join us for a special program – where you’ll discover how to lower your A1c score (even if you have type 1 diabetes); the ‘8 Essentials to Holistic Diabetes Care;’ the 4 biggest contributors to type 2 diabetes plus, a comprehensive outline for overcoming diabetes. Don’t miss this important show.

This week’s guest: Dr. Jody Stanislaw, ND, CDE, naturopathic doctor and diabetes specialist

Discover an all-natural, holistic approach to eliminating the threat of diabetes – Sun. Jan. 15

Missed a show? All show recordings are available inside the NaturalHealth365 INNER CIRCLE – click here to subscribe today.

Dr. Jody Stanislaw received her Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine in 2007 from Bastyr University, one of the premier schools of holistic medicine in the country. A sought-after speaker and author, she is also a Certified Diabetes Educator, and is considered a leading expert in helping patients achieve optimal glucose control.

As a holistic doctor and educator, she focuses on helping her patients achieve vibrant health, while living meaningful, joyous lives.

/superfoodsnews/2017-01-11-stop-diabetes-discover-the-underlying-causes-and-solutions.html/feed 0
The spicy, active ingredient in chilies found to kill off cancer cells /superfoodsnews/2017-01-11-the-spicy-active-ingredient-in-chilies-found-to-kill-off-cancer-cells.html /superfoodsnews/2017-01-11-the-spicy-active-ingredient-in-chilies-found-to-kill-off-cancer-cells.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 A burning, hot sensation in your mouth isn’t the only trick chili peppers have up their sleeve. Rather than spicing up your food, German researchers found that capsaicin, or the active, hot compound in chili peppers, could stop breast cancer in its tracks.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, affecting about one in eight American women. Scientists have classified breast cancer according to the presence or absence of three receptors that are known to promote breast cancer proliferation. The receptors are estrogen, progesterone, and the epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2).

While breast cancers that test positive for HER2 typically respond well to available treatments, others that test negative for all three receptors (also called triple-negative breast cancer) are harder to treat, with damaging chemotherapy being the only available treatment option.

The German research team led by Ruhr-University Bochum’s Dr. Habil Hanns Hatt and Dr. Lea Weber, however, found that capsaicin may offer new hope in the treatment of this particularly aggressive cancer type. (RELATED: Learn more about health-enhancing foods at

Spicy molecule causing cancer cells to self-destruct

For their study, the team analyzed the effect of capsaicin on SUM149PT cell cultures, which are a model system for the aggressive triple-negative breast cancer type. Previous research suggested that several transient receptor potential (TRP) channels influence cancer cell growth. These TRP channels are membranes that control how much calcium and sodium goes in and out the cancer cell.

Olfactory receptor TRPV1 is one of these channels that received a great deal of attention from researchers around the world. For their study, the German researchers aimed to investigate the role TRPV1 plays in breast cancer growth and development. They hope their findings may lead to better understanding how TRPV1 could be used in breast cancer therapy.

“To our knowledge, no studies have yet conducted a large-scale comparative study of the TRP channels expression profiles in breast cancer cell lines,” said Dr. Lea Weber.

When Dr. Weber and colleagues added capsaicin and helional, a chemical compound which creates the scent of a fresh sea breeze, to breast cancer cell cultures for several hours or days, the spicy ingredient attached itself to the edge of the cancer cell, known as the cell membrane, and activated TRPV1.

When TRVP1 was switched on by capsaicin, calcium and sodium distribution spun out of control and cancer cells began to divide more slowly and self-destruct, which halted the tumor in its growth while leaving healthy cells unharmed.

What’s more, surviving cancer cells were no longer able to move as quickly as before, implying that their ability to form metastases in the body was significantly reduced. (RELATED: Many common food ingredients kill cancer cells. Stay informed at

Exciting breakthrough in the treatment of cancer

While it is too soon to make any conclusion, these findings are an exciting breakthrough in the fight against cancer. However, the researchers noted that the effect cannot be achieved by consuming chili peppers or inhaling the capsaicin compound. They said that that capsaicin is most effective when taken in pill form and attached to another drug that effectively targets cancer cells.

“If we could switch on the TRPV1 receptor with specific drugs, this might constitute a new treatment approach for this type of cancer [triple-negative breast cancer],” says Hanns Hatt.

Furthermore, capsaicin has also been shown to inhibit cancer cell growth and induce cell death in several other types of cancer, including colon and pancreatic cancer.

The study was a collaboration between Dr. Hanns Hatt and Dr. Lea Weber, and several institutions in Germany, including the Augusta clinics in Bochum, the hospital Herz-Jesu-Krankenhaus in Dernbach, and the Centre for Genomics in Cologne. The findings were recently published in the journal Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy.

See more news about cancer prevention at


/superfoodsnews/2017-01-11-the-spicy-active-ingredient-in-chilies-found-to-kill-off-cancer-cells.html/feed 0
Three year study finds Mediterranean diet could prevent loss of brain volume as you age /superfoodsnews/2017-01-10-three-year-study-found-the-mediterranean-diet-could-prevent-loss-of-brain-volume-as-your-age.html /superfoodsnews/2017-01-10-three-year-study-found-the-mediterranean-diet-could-prevent-loss-of-brain-volume-as-your-age.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 A new study has provided evidence that the so-called “Mediterranean diet” can help prevent the loss of brain volume in older people.

The three-year study, published January 4 in the journal Neurology, found that a diet heavy on olive oil, fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains, with moderate amounts of fish, wine and dairy, and small amounts of red meat and poultry, helped those around the age of 70 to retain more brain volume compared to those who did not strictly adhere to the Mediterranean diet.

Lead author Michelle Luciano, PhD, of the University of Edinburgh, said:

“As we age, the brain shrinks and we lose brain cells which can affect learning and memory. This study adds to the body of evidence that suggests the Mediterranean diet has a positive impact on brain health.”

Mediterranean diet provides ‘long-term protection to the brain’

The findings reflect earlier studies showing a link between the Mediterranean diet and brain health, but this study is unique, according to the authors, in that it followed the subjects over a period of time, rather than taking one-time measurements.

“In our study, eating habits were measured before brain volume was, which suggests that the diet may be able to provide long-term protection to the brain,” said Luciano.

The study involved more than 950 Scottish seniors around the age of 70 who did not suffer from dementia.

From Medical Xpress:

“Of those people, 562 had an MRI brain scan around age 73 to measure overall brain volume, gray matter volume and thickness of the cortex, which is the outer layer of the brain. From that group, 401 people then returned for a second MRI at age 76. These measurements were compared to how closely participants followed the Mediterranean diet. …

“People who didn’t follow as closely to the Mediterranean diet were more likely to have a higher loss of total brain volume over the three years than people who followed the diet more closely.”

The researchers found that those who followed the diet lost only half the amount of brain volume compared to the effects of normal aging.

No changes in cortical thickness or gray matter volume were found.

Interestingly, the researchers found – contrary to the results of other studies – that consuming more fish and less meat did not appear to have an effect, leading Luciano to suggest that other components of the Mediterranean diet may be responsible for its brain-boosting benefits, or that perhaps it’s due to “all of the components in combination.”

What exactly constitutes a Mediterranean diet?

It should be noted that the Mediterranean diet is not one particular group of dishes or ingredients – it is rather a general regional trend that includes many variations. These cuisines, which include Greek, Italian, Spanish and others, tend to contain common elements such as seafood, red wine and olive oil – all of which are produced in the Mediterranean region.

So, even though there is not one convenient definition of what constitutes the Mediterranean diet, the overall emphasis is on fresh fruits and vegetables, lean sources of protein, legumes and grains, and olive oil rather than butter.

Such a diet is not only good for the brain, but also for managing a healthy weight and preventing heart disease and diabetes. Studies have also found the diet to be effective in preventing strokes, reducing inflammation and lowering the risk of depression.

Another important difference between the Mediterranean diet and that which many Americans practice is that it includes few processed foods. Added sugar, preservatives, artificial flavorings and other questionable ingredients are a big contributor to health problems and obesity in the United States.

Any diet that includes fresh, unprocessed (preferably organic) ingredients will always be healthier than the junk that passes for food many Americans consume on a daily basis.

So, if you’d like to live to a ripe old age while keeping your mental faculties in sharp working condition, the Mediterranean diet may be right for you!


/superfoodsnews/2017-01-10-three-year-study-found-the-mediterranean-diet-could-prevent-loss-of-brain-volume-as-your-age.html/feed 0
These 10 healthy foods could help stop your hair from thinning /superfoodsnews/2017-01-09-these-10-healthy-foods-could-help-stop-your-hair-from-thinning.html /superfoodsnews/2017-01-09-these-10-healthy-foods-could-help-stop-your-hair-from-thinning.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 There are a large number of products on the market that promise to help thicken your hair, keep it from falling out, or help it grow back. But did you know that a natural cure for thinning hair may be as simple as upping your intake of a few healthy foods?

Thinning hair and hair loss can be caused by a wide variety of factors. One of the most common but overlooked causes is simply the use of harsh, synthetic hair products such as dyes, straighteners and permanents, or even shampoos and conditioners.

If you have ruled out this cause, then thinning hair is most likely caused by stress, nutrient deficiency or hormonal imbalance — or a combination of these factors. And all of these causes can be mitigated by careful attention to your diet.

The nutrient deficiencies most likely to cause hair loss are vitamin D, copper, zinc and the amino acid lysine. The hormonal imbalances most likely to cause the problem are insufficient levels of either testosterone or estrogen. The following foods can help correct both of these problems.

Five testosterone-boosters

Spinach is high in zinc, deficiency of which is a major cause of hair loss. Zinc also contributes to maintaining healthy testosterone levels, as well as levels of growth hormones and healthy muscles.

Black beans are also a great source of zinc, along with vitamin D. Both of these nutrients, if not present in sufficient quantities, can contribute to hair loss. Both are also linked to testosterone production.

Almonds are high in the nutrients vitamin E, potassium, magnesium and calcium, all of which play a role in testosterone production. Asparagus are also high in vitamin E and potassium — as well as folic acid, which is essential for the production of sex hormones.

Salmon is high in selenium, a trace mineral that plays a key role in the production of testosterone and thyroid hormones. Thyroid imbalance is another major cause of hair loss.

Five estrogen boosters

In both men and women, hair loss may also be caused by insufficient levels of estrogen. This problem can be helped by eating the following foods, all of which are rich in “phytoestrogens” — naturally occurring plant compounds that mimic the action of estrogen in the body.

Soy products are the most famous sources of phytoestrogens. For best health, consume natural (ideally fermented) soy in the form of tofu, tempeh, miso, natto or soy sauce. Flaxseeds are also high in phytoestrogens, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Broccoli is a popular food that is rich in the phytoestrogens known as lignans, which are also found in beans, bran, fruits and other vegetables.

However, phytoestrogens have also been linked to endocrine-disrupting effects in the body and may produce health problems if consumed in excessive levels. If you are concerned about your estrogen or testosterone levels, you should consult a reputable health care provider.

In addition to lignans, chickpeas are also rich in isoflavonoids, another family of phytoestrogens. They are also rich in fiber and protein, which help prevent estrogen levels from climbing too high. This balancing may be part of what prevents many phytoestrogens from having the damaging effects of synthetic estrogen mimics, which are more likely to function as endocrine disruptors.

Wheat bran is another food rich in both lignans and dietary fiber. In addition to being good for your heart and your digestion, fiber also helps your hair. That’s because LDL (“bad”) cholesterol can damage the hair follicles over time, and a diet rich in fiber helps lower your LDL levels. You can get the same effects from other types of bran, such as oat, rye or barley bran.

What if your problem is stress? Chronic stress is highly dangerous, causing not only hair loss but also raising your risk of obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, lowered immunity, decrease bone density and muscle mass, and thyroid imbalance. Address stress by removing chronic stressors, learning relaxation techniques, getting more exercise and time outdoors, and eating a healthy diet — such as one rich in the foods listed above.


/superfoodsnews/2017-01-09-these-10-healthy-foods-could-help-stop-your-hair-from-thinning.html/feed 0
Kacper Postawski joins Health Ranger for “tell-all” interview about Adya Clarity irresponsible marketing, clinical trial mistakes, lessons learned and better ways to help humanity heal /superfoodsnews/2017-01-08-kacper-postawski-joins-health-ranger-tell-all-interview-adya-clarity-irresponsible-marketing-clinical-trial-faked-lessons-learned.html /superfoodsnews/2017-01-08-kacper-postawski-joins-health-ranger-tell-all-interview-adya-clarity-irresponsible-marketing-clinical-trial-faked-lessons-learned.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 A few years ago, I publicly exposed the marketing fraud behind a product called “Adya Clarity,” a collection of inorganic minerals mined out of the ground and dissolved in acid and water to be sold as a dietary supplement. Its promoters loudly proclaimed the product was able to remove heavy metals from the body. It was very aggressively promoted by a huge number of gurus, “raw food” people and dietary supplement marketers. Tens of thousands of consumers were ultimately fooled by the claims, and Natural News led the way in halting the deceptive marketing of this product.

As I unveiled at the time, Adya Clarity contained high aluminum (about 1,200 ppm) and was deceptively marketed, deceptively labeled and promoted with highly deceptive claims that I knew to be completely bogus. (Since then, I built a state-of-the-art forensic science laboratory and achieved ISO 17025 lab accreditation for it. You can see my lab at

In response to my public warnings, the Adya Clarity company went to war with Natural News, and they eventually funded what they believed was a legitimate clinical trial which, for years, was cited as “proof” that Adya Clarity worked as was claimed. This “proof” was used to continue promoting Adya Clarity across the ‘net, through various webinars.

Adya Clarity former marketer Kacper Postawski is now able to go public with the revelation that the clinical trial was eventually discovered to be completely fraudulent (and that he and Adya got scammed by the clinical trial company). The company conducting the trial — Fenestra Research Labs — was really just a collection of scam artists who ripped off the Adya Clarity company and produced nothing but fictional trial data. I was personally instrumental in helping the Adya Clarity company discover this by asking intelligent scientific questions of the clinical trial company. Kacper worked with me to ask those questions which immediately exposed the clinical trial company fraud.

For your amusement, a copy of the preliminary clinical trial report from Fenestra Research Labs — a fraudulent clinical trial organization — is available at this link on Natural News.

The Fenestra Research Labs website, incidentally, is still full of crazy typos all over its home page, including “Saftey and Effective Studies can support your marketing claims!” and “Humasn clinical trials” and “A saftery and Effectiveness Study on your product can open new marketing streams and ensure client health!”

Today, many years after all this happened, Kacper Postawski reached out to me to put together an effort to help set the record straight on what happened, to learn from the mistakes that were made, and to move forward with an intention of healing and integrity. I invited him to conduct a “tell-all” video interview, where we would discuss the Adya Clarity story, including the marketing claims, the faked clinical trial, and the lessons learned for moving forward in the future.

That video interview, which is slightly edited for brevity and clarity, is now posted on YouTube at this link (or watch it below). In this video, Kacper Postawski and I cover:

* How Adya Clarity was deceptively and irresponsibly marketed by dietary supplement companies.

* How Adya Clarity generated $5.5 million in sales from a deceptive webinar marketing strategy.

* Details on the Adya war with Natural News, and how Mike Adams effectively halted most sales of Adya nationwide.

* How Kacper Postawski had positive intentions, but was deceived by a clinical trial company.

* Details on how the clinical trials were faked by a scamming company that charged Adya Clarity over $50,000.

* Why strong marketing claims for non-food-based dietary supplements must be backed by solid evidence, not wishful thinking.

* How the pharmaceutical industry also fakes clinical trials.

* The placebo effect and the nature of positive customer testimonials.

* Why consciousness alone can’t save you from toxic elements in food or water.

* Details of an upcoming science investigation by Natural News that will call for the criminal arrest of an Indian “consciousness” guru who is poisoning people with mercury pills.

* Kacper’s interest in over-unity energy devices and his plans for helping uplift consciousness around the world.

* Links to Kacper’s website and documentary film project. and

Partial transcript from the interview

Note: This transcript is paraphrased or edited in many places for clarity and brevity, but the original intention of the words remains intact. To hear the full interview, word for word, watch the video above

Kacper Postawski: “The way that this was marketed wasn’t very responsible… it was irresponsible… I didn’t have the filters in me, which I do now… to be able to make decisions better.”

There were a lot of claims being made. It was very aggressively promoted. The [webinar] did very well as a promotion. To be fully transparent, we sold $5.5 million worth of product… we had money, happy clients, people saying they had good results…

You’ve got to get your facts straight. You have to be in integrity because there are a lot of people exposed to this.

Mike Adams: People wanted Natural News to promote it, so I started investigating… I do a lot of due diligence before I would support anything. First, I did a heavy metals test on the product and I found it had very high aluminum, and I saw aluminum wasn’t listed on the label [like the other elements were]. The product was mostly an iron supplement. It was really a flocculent, which you can buy as a pool cleaning product.

I saw it as something that was being dishonestly labeled and dishonestly promoted, and I saw there was no clinical evidence that metals were being removed from the body. I had a call with Matt Bakos and the red flags went up for me because he was talking pseudoscience… I raised the alarm, I went out with a warning, and some people selling the product issued voluntary “recalls,” and this is when the war began.

Bakos began impersonating online personalities to attack me while I was trying to warn people not to take this product.

Kacper Postawski: I’m here to take responsibility for everybody who ever marketed Adya Clarity. Some high profile health personalities. I think only a few people issued refunds. I’m here to take responsibility for all of us collectively in this marketplace who misrepresented the product by making claims which were unsubstantiated at that time. We have strong reasons to believe that some of them may be true, but at this time there isn’t any really solid medical science to prove… so I want to take responsibility because that wasn’t right.

I didn’t come from intentions of wanting to lie to people, or to mislead people, but I honestly believed that this was true, but it turned it to be either not true or perhaps not yet proven. It may take all these things out of the water, but to say that it takes out of the body without having really solid proof that you can claim wasn’t right at the time. And the proof that Adya Clarity and Matt Bakos did have at the time were… a few odd little private blood tests from certain users, which most of them weren’t made public… so just based on that to spring up a multi-million dollar advertising campaign was pretty flimsy, and that’s where you stepped in.

Back then, I was a 25, 26 year old kid and I was really quite confused, Mike you were my hero, I was like, “Wow, Mike is the last one on Earth who should be against this…” I was kind of going through a dark night of the soul. But looking back on it now I can see you did the right thing. And it taught me a lot… what really integrity means, and looking with a global scope and global reach… what’s really necessary in terms of science and proof… there’s a right way of doing things…

Mike Adams: Your intention has always been positive. You’ve always wanted to help people heal… but intention alone is not enough, especially when we’re talking about a dietary supplement that’s not food.

One of the things that was a red flag to me about Adya Clarity was that it was not a food. It was metals, minerals, inorganic elements dissolved in acid… this was not food. So anytime we’re dealing with something that isn’t food… vaccines, pharmaceuticals, miracle supplement, if it’s not food, the required level of proof and evidence is so much higher because it’s not something that we have traditionally consumed as a civilization.

Kacper Postawski: My intention was to do good in the world… my view is that [Adya Clarity] is a fantastic product, I believe it does what the claims actually said… that’s my wishful belief and what I’ve seen in my own body… my team said “We gotta fight.”

We decided to push against it… start a war… so we took another webinar out, we stripped out the health claims… it didn’t do us good, but we got the business rolling again, and we started Water Liberty, talking about things that could affect water. It starting doing okay but not great… we saved enough cash and said what do we have to do to prove that this works? Let’s get a clinical trial.

So we found a clinical trial company, and the long and short is that we got scammed. And you helped me see that in the end.

Mike Adams: I remember you came to me and said Mike can you help us interpret and analyze this clinical trial, and I said yes… and it was fascinating.

Kacper Postawski: It was really expensive… I think… over $50,000, it may have gone up to $90K, it was the classic con, like, “You’ve got these stats, if you pay us a little more, and extend this study, we’ll really prove that this works, we’ll get even better numbers…” All the warning signs were there, we were getting so scammed, but I was just too young and too naive to see it. We would never visit them in the right office, it was the weirdest circumstance…

Then you asked me hey, just call them up and ask for proof, if you get anything but stonewalled, that this actually happened, you know where you stand.

So we called them up… and not only did we get stonewalled, we got violently stonewalled, it was like… this kind of response of calling us idiots and fools. So what do we do now? Do we go to war and sue these people? It was a total disaster. By this time we had already published this study on the website… we thought we were so cool, yeah we’re getting studies out there, we can be globally recognized.

Mike Adams: I remember some people in the Adya Clarity camp were attacking me, saying they had a clinical trial, saying it’s proof. I think I wrote 15 or 20 questions for you to ask the clinical trial company, questions like, what instrument are you using for the elemental analysis…

Kacper Postawski: We didn’t even get there, we asked can you maybe show us anything at all? “Oh those records are in an underground computer somewhere where we can’t access them, it’s gonna take us six months to get them…” What I learned from that is that anybody in this industry, the FDA is corrupt, the pharmaceutical industry is corrupt, what do clinical trials even mean, they’re all fake anyway. This company is the same company others would use…

Mike Adams: The pharmaceutical industry also fakes clinical trials. The difference is their fakery is far more sophisticated. They produce fake data sets, they have fake documentation, but the company that you went with that you got scammed by, I recall they analyzed heavy metals levels in blood plasma by using muscle testing. I have a mass spec instrument, muscle testing is not a quantitative analysis method. I’m glad that you saw that, I’m glad the red flags went off. What was going through your mind?

Kacper Postawski: …I started really backing away from the company… Since then I’ve been doing a lot of work personally, completely changing the focus of my life… what I learned is that anybody can stand at the top of the tower and say I’ve got the solution for Parkinson’s, and that guy can always be argued with, that can be a corporation, or a random guy setting up a company online. You can always argue with someone who’s making claims. But no one can argue with a public investigation, and that’s very much what you’ve been leading to with Natural News, bringing truth to the public.

…we had over 20,000 clients, we’ve had incredible success cases with the product. I know that many of the claims were unsubstantiated… even the clinical trial… we know that it’s not real. What I would like to end this interview with, is where do we go from here? What should the people who are currently using the product be thinking about their own health?

I personally love the product. I do believe that it does these things to the body… but I don’t believe it was marketed responsibly. I believe there could have been a much more level headed approach… and in hindsight, we looked at what it would have cost to do a real clinical study… it would have been less than what we paid.

Mike Adams: …your company could have sold a placebo and you would have received an enormous number of testimonials with positive results. Placebo may be the most powerful phenomenon in modern medicine… placebo is effective in about one-third of the cases of everything… cancer patients, diabetes, heart disease. A lot of people don’t believe in placebo, and they believe medicine has to be toxic in order to work, and what they’ve found in antidepressant drug trials is that people don’t believe the drug is working until they start to feel toxic side effects. Then they convince themselves they have the real drug, then they kick in their own placebo effect to make the drug “work” better. People have been trained that side effects means they got the real drug.

Kacper Postawski: Truth changes depending on the level of consciousness you’re bringing to it… there’s really nothing here but consciousness… the placebo effect is absolutely huge. Where I want to be is exploring consciousness as a healing tool. …Thought creates reality.

Mike Adams: At a level, I understand what you’re saying, but I do want to go back to something, I agree that consciousness is really the course of ultimate healing for humanity… but we have to remember, this is where the science side kicks in, that we exist as non-material conscious beings but inhabiting material physiological bodies, and we have to take care of both parts of that existence.

Here’s where I challenge other people on this. I might see people order shrimp for lunch, and they’ll ask me a question like, “Are shrimp clean? Or will I find heavy metals?” I tell them normally something out of the ocean you’re going to find arsenic and mercury. And sometimes they will tell me, they will say “I’m going to pray over this food and have positive intention and nullify the mercury” and I tell them, “That doesn’t work. You can have all the prayer you want, buddy, but you’re still eating mercury. You need to be smart about what you’re putting in your body…” you can’t pray your way out of eating poison.

We are about to expose an Indian guru, he runs around the USA with seminars about consciousness healing, and he prescribes these custom made pills to people… a reader who was taking these pills, she would vomit every time she took them, she send us her pills. We ran them in my lab on the ICP-MS. We were absolutely shocked. The mercury we found in the pills was so off the charts, we had to recalibrate our instrument. 1,200 ppm mercury. No one knows about this. We’re going to expose this, and we’re going to call for criminal investigations.

And it’s by a guy who preaches consciousness… his philosophy is that poison cures poison, so it’s sort of like… this guy thinks you should eat mercury to heal from mercury. We all have to be very cautious about those kinds of warped philosophies that will invoke the words of consciousness but they’re actually poisoning you.

Kacper Postawski: There are a lot of reality checks happening out there right now… the reality we believe is about to burst… up until that burst, a lot of people have resistance, because the ego hates to be wrong, you either grow or you implode… with that said, I don’t believe it’s all mind over matter, it’s the middle path, it’s consciousness and the material body. You can talk about consciousness all day long to someone eating Burger King, and they just don’t get it.

Mike Adams: I haven’t met anybody who can levitate. I’ve seen a lot of people talk about teleporting in astral bodies, but I’ve never seen somebody who could take mercury and turn it into zinc. If you show me that person, I have a business model for that person, it’s called “making gold.”

Let me ask you this, Kacper, you have a big heart, you have a lot of love for humanity, you have an open mind. You’re looking at the big solutions for humanity… can you talk about some of the things you’re involved with or looking toward? Or what’s on your mind about how to help humanity look forward?

Kacper Postawski: I researched a lot about free energy… the solutions to the greatest problems on Earth are out there… Tesla… etc., I thought why aren’t we making these machines? I got really fascinated… I wanted to earn money to invest in these things so we could make these and get them out to the world. They also flew… gravity inversion… he built a way to control the gravity of this machine.

These days I’m stepping back, I’m much more focused on health and consciousness… a friend told me if you keep doing this [free energy] work, you’re going to get a bullet in your head… humanity isn’t ready.

When the consciousness of humanity is ready for these things, they will appear…

Mike Adams: Consciousness is really the answer because once we expand our awareness, understanding, knowledge, wisdom, only then would we be ready for free energy technology. Today, mankind’s consciousness is all about short term greed and gain… we have not found a way to live in harmony with the planet. If free energy existed now, we would destroy the world with it. Humanity’s population would explode, we would kill all of nature, we would commit suicide on a massive scale if we had free energy. I don’t believe humanity is ready for free energy.

Kacper Postawski: …My key passion right now is health, because I think consciousness does come first if we want to change the planet. Unhealthy people are not at the level where they can hold the consciousness that’s necessary. … You talk to them about consciousness and they’re busy just… I’m deeply passionate about helping those people. Making documentaries about solutions that really make a difference out there. I want to find solutions that drastically change the world and get them out to people.

Mike Adams: I want to thank you for reaching out to me, and having the courage to walk this path and share this publicly. It’s really to your credit. I really look forward to the things you’re going to be working on. I want to thank you.

To learn more about Kacper Postawski, check out his website and his new documentary at

/superfoodsnews/2017-01-08-kacper-postawski-joins-health-ranger-tell-all-interview-adya-clarity-irresponsible-marketing-clinical-trial-faked-lessons-learned.html/feed 0
Hypocritical “vegetarians” who still eat chicken – what’s wrong with this picture? /superfoodsnews/2017-01-07-hypocritical-vegetarians-who-still-eat-chicken-whats-wrong-with-this-picture.html /superfoodsnews/2017-01-07-hypocritical-vegetarians-who-still-eat-chicken-whats-wrong-with-this-picture.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 They’re out there, all over the place–people trying to get healthy and claiming they’re vegetarians, or that they’re quitting meat, or quitting red meat, or they’re only eating fish now, but what’s worse is that some of them really believe that if they only eat chickens, they’re vegetarians. One major problem with these routines and a rule of thumb you might hear from a real vegetarian or vegan… if it has eyes and parents, don’t eat it. These folks really truly seem to want to be healthy and contribute to a healthier environment, including animal welfare, but they just don’t “get it.”

If you’re really a vegetarian or want to be one, you don’t go around eating that “other white meat” or “only chicken” and pretend like you’re an herbivore. Chicken and fish are animals too, or did you not learn that in elementary school? Yes, vegetarians still eat eggs and cheese and liquid coffee creamer, and that’s because you don’t have to kill animals to get those. Vegans won’t consume animals or anything that even comes from an animal, just in case you’re wondering about those “rules” of engagement. So please, you “occasional” carnivores, stop calling yourselves vegetarians, because you’re not, at least not yet.

You gotta have chicken, right? Actually, no you don’t

Most people who want to be a vegetarian simply won’t because they can’t give up their chicken. They can accept the fact that a true vegetarian would give up cow, fish, pigs and turkeys, but they just can’t imagine anyone living on planet earth without having their “cake” (chicken) and eating it too. What’s your poison? Is it baked chicken, fried chicken, barbecued chicken, or chicken Kiev? Do you just “gotta” have that chicken sandwich, those chicken nuggets, or those chicken fingers? What about those buffalo wings on Super Bowl Sunday? Yeah, we know… you’re not really a vegetarian, but a “wanna be.”

Do you know the “condition” of the chicken meat you’re consuming regularly? Learn about CAFOs

Most vegetarians are non-meat eaters for more than one reason. First of all, animals, for the most part, are thoroughly abused in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) their entire shortened lives before they are inhumanely butchered and packaged up all neat and clean at the grocer. Chickens especially are fed genetically modified, pesticide-laden feed, shot up with artificial growth hormones and antibiotics (to stave off disease), and they live on and in their own feces, walking around on top of other dead and dying chickens, and the breeders couldn’t care less. Secondly, vegetarians don’t like the way they used to feel after eating meat, because it’s very taxing on the digestive system to break down meat and get to those amino acids, which is the true “protein” the meat eaters all brag about anyway.

Do you really think chicken doesn’t count as “meat” or can you just not give it up? Unravel the meat myths

You probably fell hook, line and sinker for the meat myth. What’s the meat myth? That if you eat less red meat, you’re better off. Lie! You probably still associate animal production with nostalgic images in your head of family farming and happy animals roaming about the countryside, eating natural food and enjoying the sunshine. What’s tricking you–those pictures over the butcher station at the supermarket? Those cow’s holding funny signs in the Chick-fil-A advertisements? What they should be showing you, if they were honest, would be 25,000 birds crammed in a broiler shed, caked with their own feces and suffering from sicknesses, disease-causing pathogens and superbug infections too grim and gross to even describe here.

In case you’re unaware, 9 billion chickens are killed for their flesh every year in the US, and most of them spend their entire lives in total confinement, from the day they are hatched until the day their heads are cut off. The CDC estimates that contaminated meat and poultry-related infections account for over 3 million people getting sick every year, of which at least 1,000 die. Animal waste is the primary source of infectious bacteria, including Salmonella and E. coli.

Want to be healthy and truly a vegetarian? Drop the chicken. You don’t “have” to have it. Try substituting some fried organic vegetables and your favorite meatless sauces and you’ll never even tell the difference, except for the way you feel, which is much better!













/superfoodsnews/2017-01-07-hypocritical-vegetarians-who-still-eat-chicken-whats-wrong-with-this-picture.html/feed 0
Full-fat cream and cheese found to actually reduce risk of heart disease, study finds /superfoodsnews/2017-01-05-full-fat-cream-and-cheese-found-to-actually-reduce-risk-of-heart-diease-study-finds.html /superfoodsnews/2017-01-05-full-fat-cream-and-cheese-found-to-actually-reduce-risk-of-heart-diease-study-finds.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Health and nutrition information we receive from the mainstream media often turns out to be incorrect, to such an extent that even to regular readers of Natural News, it’s really hard to know what to believe. One of the most pervasive and flawed paradigms in the field of nutrition is that saturated fats are unhealthful to consume. Yet dietitians, nutritionists, and the medical establishment still insist on the veracity of this now widely disproved nutritional dogma. As reported by Healthy Hubb:

“A recent study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has found that the fat in butter, cream, and cheese can benefit your health, despite what has been taught for decades about the artery clogging and premature death that it can cause. New evidence shows that a diet including full-fat instead of fat-free or low-fat dairy products actually protects you from cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and cancer, which are the leading causes of death in the world.” Healthy Hubb continues,

“Researchers found that decreasing carbohydrate portions and increasing the intake of saturated fats, which are found mainly in full-fat dairy, meat, and tropical oils, resulted in weight loss in middle-aged overweight men, which resulted in better overall health. Participants in the study who were not categorized as overweight were found to benefit from more balanced blood sugar levels and lower blood pressure on the same eating plan, which disproves any previous theories about saturated fat being bad for your health. In fact, experts say that we need to monitor carbohydrate intake instead, which can cause blood sugar spikes and upset insulin levels, which risks the development of Type 2 diabetes.”

In Healthy Hubb’s article, a heart specialist from the University of Ireland, Professor Sherif Sultan, notes:

  • Current dietary guidelines are outmoded and desperately need to be revised.
  • Despite decades-old recommendations, high carbohydrate diets should be avoided.
  • Diets consisting largely of foods high in good quality fats are the healthiest.
  • this essential changeover will stem the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes and weight-related heart problems.

The heart of the matter
How did we come to believe that animal fats are bad for us? The indoctrination of fraudulent science began decades ago, and were perpetrated by physiologist Ancel Keys in the 1950’s. He cherry-picked data to skew the results of his study, and TIME magazine ran a cover story to perpetuate the disinformation. Many studies since have countered the false data and we can only ask, how many have suffered and died by following this bad advice?

The wrong fats were demonized
We now know that the high Omega-6 vegetable oils cause inflammation and illness, margarine and vegetable shortening are comprised of deadly trans fats, and the fats we were told were bad for us, the saturated fats, are actually healthy. Many of us have been dutifully avoiding the foods we love, bacon, sausages, steak, cream, butter, and whole milk, and have been purchasing the supposed healthy alternatives that the packaged food manufacturers have been peddling — the sugar-laden, low-fat foods from a box. Could anything be more perverse than this travesty?


/superfoodsnews/2017-01-05-full-fat-cream-and-cheese-found-to-actually-reduce-risk-of-heart-diease-study-finds.html/feed 0
Fast food goes healthy with debut of ‘Grabbagreen’ in Colorado /superfoodsnews/2017-01-05-fast-food-goes-healthy-with-debut-of-grabbagreen-in-colorado.html /superfoodsnews/2017-01-05-fast-food-goes-healthy-with-debut-of-grabbagreen-in-colorado.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 As more Americans become health-conscious and concerned about the food they put in bodies, the fast food industry is responding in a positive way. In fact, one rising new fast-food chain specializes in green, organic fare.

Grabbagreen, an Arizona-based franchise, which just made its Colorado debut this month in the city of Denver, features a naturally gluten-free menu with foods that are also devoid of GMOs and preservatives. The semi-organic, whole foods choices include a full selection of grain and green-based bowls accompanied by hormone-free, antibiotic-free proteins that are provided by local farming operations.

In addition, the menu features fresh-pressed juices and handcrafted smoothies, acai bowls, and even some kid-friendly items along with a healthful breakfast menu to help you get your day started off right. In fact, the breakfast menu is available all day long, according to Restaurant News.

“We are in the business of health, fitness and people and Denver has been craving something healthy and fast for their on-the-go lifestyles,” said Tim Johnson of Green Cherry Hills, LLC, the owner of the Denver franchise. “As we continue to build the healthy community in Denver, I just knew Grabbagreen would make a great fit.”

Besides just serving up healthy fare, all of the signature menu items on Grabbagreen are same-day fresh and prepared-to-order. The chain also offers several options for customers to tailor their meals with the popular “Grab Your Own” option, with flavors to meet every individual pallet and dietary requirements.

People want healthier food choices, and the free market is responding

“You can’t make an unhealthy choice at Grabbagreen and we feel that [the new Cherry Hills location] is one of Denver’s best areas for retail, restaurants and lifestyles. We are ecstatic to expand the franchise and lead the charge in making fast food, healthy,” Johnson added.

Grabbagreen is just one of the latest trending restaurants in the fast food industry that offers healthy, organic and non-GMO choices. As Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, lauded Chipotle’s decision in the spring of 2015 to begin serving 100-percent non-GMO food items on its menu:

The free market victories against the sleazy biotech industry are coming at a rapid pace now, and the latest announcement is a real game changer: Chipotle Mexican Grill has outright rejected all GMOs and, as of today, is now serving all non-GMO ingredients in its foods.

And while its menu certainly leaves a lot to be desired, even McDonald’s has moved to include healthier choices.

The point is, the public is speaking up and speaking out about healthy food, and as Adams noted, the free market is responding with better choices that include GMO-free, gluten-free and chemical-free foods.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for Natural News and News Target, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.


/superfoodsnews/2017-01-05-fast-food-goes-healthy-with-debut-of-grabbagreen-in-colorado.html/feed 0