The Character of Mike Adams

When the movie 'Avatar' was released in late 2009, Adams promoted it:

"The concept of Gaia is also unleashed in the film, although it's never referred to as Gaia. At one point in the film when all hope seems lost for the natives, Jack Sully prays to Gaia to help save them, at which point the female character Na'vi says, 'Mother Nautre doesn't take sides. She only maintains the balance of life.' This demonstrates a much deeper understanding of the role of nature than most modern humans grasp." -- Michael Adams, Natural News

The phrase 'Mother Nature' was not actually a part of the dialog. It was later edited into the quote by Mike Adams, including the spelling mistake. Gaia was the name of a goddess in ancient mythology. She was the 'Great Mother' because she was said to be the mother of all the other gods. It is from this mythology that the phrases 'Mother Earth' and 'Mother Nature' arose. With the growing thread of paganistic environmentalism in society, the term 'Gaia' is being seen increasingly. The pagan religions have always been involved in nature worship, and they have long promoted that the Earth is a female figure which should be worshiped. The pagan infiltration into the alternative health movement has led to a massive promotion of their belief system. These people typically believe that environmentalism should have a higher priority than human life. It is why carbon dioxide, which humans expel, has been so vilified in recent years.

"In his book 'Her Hidden Children: The Rise of Wicca and Paganism in America' Pagan scholar Chas Clifton notes that the environmental awakening of 1970, the year of the first Earth Day, 'was a year when Wicca (in the broad sense) became 'nature religion,' as opposed to the 'mystery religion' or 'metaphorical fertility religion' labels that it had brought from England.' Since then, modern Pagans of many stripes, particularly Wiccans and Druids, have placed a special emphasis on being religions that care for, and have concern about, our natural environment. A who's who of Pagans, both high-profile and not, have told the press, and the world, that we give special concern to problems facing our natural world, and further, that our faiths represent a positive shift away from abuse and towards sustainability." -- Jason Pitzl-Waters

Pictured is a commemorative plate that shows important yearly rites honoring "the goddess" (Gaia), and the seasons in which they are practiced. Especially important is the sacred religious holiday, All Hallowed Eve (Halloween).

Alex Jones summed up the problem so well that we are quoting him:

"This film [Avatar] is pure propaganda... The U.N. has stated on record that they want to set up a global Gaia religion to sell the population of the Earth to have less resources, instead of developing their resources. And the movie says that earth is dead, and that humans are bad... It is total occultism, with Shaman ceremonies, with the horned god male and the goddess female... This film has come out now to push this global religion that Al Gore has openly pushed for."

The religion that is being metaphorically encouraged by the global elites in the Avatar movie is one in which people worship the Earth and are willing to surrender all items which harm 'her'.

"Every pharmacy, health food store, shaman and medicine man openly talks about the anti-cancer properties of various herbs [in Ecuador]... Why would any nation want to lock up its healers?" -- Michael Adams

Adams attempted to legitimize occult shamans and medicine men, calling them healers, instead of savages who get their mysterious 'knowledge' from spirits and hallucinogens. We noticed other indicators of Adams' spiritualism when reading about his interaction with Moxxor, the direct sales company that he eventually partnered with.

"Furthermore, I specifically asked that before the harvest of the green-lipped mussels, the aquaculture fields be blessed with positive intention, and thanks be given to the oceans and Mother Nature for providing such abundance. They not only agreed; Noel invited me to New Zealand to bless the aquaculture fields myself!" -- Michael Adams, Natural News

Blessing or cleansing with 'positive intention' is a pagan magic (witchcraft) practice. Modern day witches like to 'clean' their magick crystals by rubbing their hands across the crystals whilst thinking so-called 'positive thoughts'. The fact that Adams wished to give personal thanks to Mother Nature further indicates that he believes Mother Nature to be a conscious living deity, instead of merely a metaphorical phrase used to describe all life.

Witch Doctor Image by Hans Hillewaert
Which doctor? Oh, he meant witch doctor.

Photo credit: Hans Hillewaert

"And here's the philosophical contradiction in the liberty movement today: Too many of those who say they want the government out of their lives on issues like vaccines, parenting and local farm food are the very same people who demand government intervention on issues where someone else lives by a different moral code than their own (or a non-existent moral code, in some cases). Same-sex marriage, prostitution, abortion, recreational drug use you name it... Are you reacting to this story and thinking that people who engage in activity you don't morally agree with should be arrested or criminalized? If so, then you don't really believe in freedom. You believe in tyranny." -- Mike Adams, Natural News

It is actually the core job of law enforcement to enforce morality, which is what our most fundamental laws are based upon. Morality is what tells us that it is unconscionable to kill another human being. The laws punishing murderers are in place because they give force to our most important morals. Adams contended that "tolerance is liberty" in the article's subtitle, but being unconditionally tolerant of the immorality of others would leave us in a world that nobody would want to reside in. For any nation to survive without a moral compass, it must become a police state to save itself from its own people. This has happened in nation after nation throughout history. Contrary to Mike's assertions, real freedom is not about the right to do wrong without consequences, which seems to be something close to his heart. Real freedom requires personal responsibility, and responsibleness is always a product of a moral code. Adams confessed his belief that a society could become more free by simply disregarding its moral values, but it is specifically a nation's moral ideals upon which the rights of its citizens are derived. His ideology of ignoring the destruction of one's neighbors and being selfishly concerned only for oneself is an accurate definition of immorality. Showing his anti-Christian bent again, Mike contended that morals are a type of slavery, but history proves the opposite. A non-existent moral code has been the basis of every communist regime, and we will never find better examples of tyranny than those.

In 2008, Mike decided that it was time to abandon everything American, so he moved to Ecuador. He stated that he had become so concerned about corruption and poor health care in the United States that Ecuador was a wiser choice of homelands. Ecuador is a country that is plagued with poverty, kidnappings, disease, poor hygiene, and its citizens are often without access to clean water.

"In fact, I had many friends in law enforcement in Ecuador, and I spoke with them regularly. Sure, they were a little corrupt, but not in an over-the-top criminal way like with the FBI..." -- Mike Adams

Ecuadorian immigration can be gained by anyone who purchases an expensive property in that nation. Citizenship in Ecuador can be literally bought. While in Ecuador, Adams partnered with a local real estate company to encourage his readership to join him. He even offered tours for interested parties. Adams regularly wrote articles about Ecuador, including tips to help visitors avoid theft. Then, after spending two years there, Mike decided to return the United States, stating that Ecuador did not provide him with enough privacy. So he naturally moved into a low-population area: Austin, Texas. At the time of this writing, Adams is still attempting to sell his Ecuadorian home for a measly $695,000, which comes with all of the Ecuadorian luxuries, including electricity from a gasoline generator.

E-book cover for The Five Habits of Health Transformation by Mike Adams, The Health RangerWhen Adams distributes information about curing diseases, it is usually in the form of e-books, and the information is not free. For example, "How To Halt Diabetes In 25 Days" is available for $19.95. Adams claims to possess life-saving information, but then he acts as the gate keeper to that special knowledge. Even the mainstream medical establishment does not restrict vital information. While physical access to pharmaceuticals may only be available with a doctor's approval, the actual information is never restricted. We feel that withholding supposedly life-saving information until the victim of a disease pays a fee is wholly unethical, regardless of whether there is real value in the information. As researchers ourselves, we feel that if Adams were truly interested in helping people, then his allegedly critical information would be free. We made certain that our health information is always free on the Internet, including this report. Important health information should never be used to bully whip people into the choice of paying, or suffering consequences.


Jack Verbeek
# Jackv Jack Verbeek 2013-02-08 00:32
Nice article. I have rarely read Adams' newsletters in the last few years as it seemed to me he had swapped our interests for profit. Almost as bad as Mercola who's every post concludes with a supplement that one really should take.
Thanks for the indepth look, it would be nice to see a response from Adams should he acknowledge this article.
Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor)
# Reactions to This Article Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor) 2013-02-14 16:00
When we decided to publish this article, we braced ourselves for what we thought would be the inevitable flood of hate mail and comments from fans of Mike Adams. We were shocked to find that just the opposite happened. We are actually getting lots of messages praising our courage and integrity, which by the way, we really enjoy. We can never get enough of those. I write this posting, because other people may have had the same expectation. Due to that expectation, some people may assume that we have been censuring these comments. There has been no need to do that, at least not yet. The only negative correspondence was the first comment posted, which actually supported the points we wanted to make, because the individual essentially admitted that he had no ethics himself, nor did he care about journalistic ethics. So, perhaps that is the best endorsement that we could hope for.

The number of fans that Mike has is obviously much lower than we anticipated, so the problems that we cataloged in the report may not be as severe as we thought. In any case, it makes some very important points that our community needs to consider, so we have no regrets. Again, we would like to say that we love all of the love that we have been getting.
Richard David Pesach ben Avrah
# Mike Adams Dark Predictions for 2013 Richard David Pesach ben Avrah 2013-02-16 16:10
Mike Adams has recently been trying to cash in on the scare market:
Probably trying to sell more survival foods.
Victoria Gautier
# Victoria Gautier 2013-03-18 13:03
Well I think your article was wonderful as is all your other work. I find all your information invaluable. Thanks, and keep up the good work.
Jacob Durant
# Jacob Durant 2013-05-22 14:42
I've been looking into Mike Adams recently and the enerfood green drink. It has chlorella and spirulina in it, you say that this is harmful which i agree if it's not grown in a safe enviroment. Could you send me a link to information on the potential dangers of these algae. Thanks and God bless.
Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2013-05-23 14:25
We have links throughout the article to the sources that we used. We try and do that for all of the articles on this site. We did our research, and we really don't have the time to put together custom bibliographies for people. The information is there if you need it. The bottom line is that you have three choices. You can believe us, not believe us, or do your own research.

In any case, even if algae were completely safe, why would anyone use it over the hundreds of fruits and vegetables that are available, and which were designed for human consumption? Some people just love the idea of eating something novel, but it comes at great consequences, and absolutely no benefit. Unless of course, you are trying to profit from other people's ignorance. Even if you could find some that was absolutely pure and harmless, it is still a diet of pond scum, and there is nothing natural about that. Go ahead and try to improve upon God's engineering if you like, then see how well that works out for you. In principle, it is essentially establishing a Monsanto-style diet.

If you need our help with a real health problem, we are always here.
Nick Grouwen
# Great article Nick Grouwen 2013-09-14 07:26
WOW, that was EXCELLENT information. BOMBSHELL. I knew not to trust this guy when I saw his face on the Alex Jones show. Never trusted him to begin with, but this article just totally exposed him, totally rips off his clothes and makes him run off bare nekkid!
Keith Tauber
# Thanks Keith Tauber 2014-02-06 13:26
I am grateful to find this site and this article in particular. I found it from the Garden of Life Facebook page because of a scathing report Mike Adams wrote about how much heavy metal GOL protein products have. Something GOL disagreed with. Anyway, one of the commenters posted this link so walla.

I am a Christian and my wife and I have began eating Organic foods for almost a year now, at a huge cost I might add. We both have lost weight, feel better and our 2 girls (8 and 9) do not get sick as often as they have previously.

I have followed Mike Adams for a while and began to "get" what he was all about. I used to be "allowed" to comment on his site, not anymore. When I began to question his ethics and suggest that he is really just a salesman, that is when they banned me. It is so apparent that what he writes is for the purpose of selling more product that it is laughable.

However, I will add that I am troubled by GOL (Was owned by Jordan Rubin who is a Christian) that they would not challenge the info that Mike Adams found with his new lab showing extreme high levels of Lead, Mercury and Tungsten. Not to mention that GOL uses a pyramid on their product with their logo up above it making an all seeing eye.

The Bible tells us to not be "ignorant of Satan's devices" and Masonry is one of his devices. The all seeing eye and pyramids are masonic and satanic symbols. It is troubling to see pyramids being used on packaging of professing Christians products.

Anyway, I look forward to reading more on your site. BTW, I have known about corruption, greed and selling all in the name of trying to help people in the health food industry for years. (It is where the term snake oil salesman originated from)It is human nature to be this way. This is why we need salvation and deliverance from ourselves and Satan.

Keep up the good work.
Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor)
# Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor) 2014-02-07 18:27
Thank you for the thoughtful and kind comment. Believe it or not, "snake oil" actually refers to an old practice from the allopathic medical establishment. Snake oil was an extract from the echinacea plant, and it really did work against snake bites. The brainwashing and propaganda are so thorough that history has been rewritten to state that it was a fraudulent alternative practice. In our articles about snake bites and spider bites, we discuss the benefits of echinacea in high doses for neutralizing venom.

We are not very familiar with Garden of Life or its products, but we did make a quick inspection. Due to the fact that we saw quinoa, chlorella (algae) and brewers yeast, it would seem very likely that Mike Adams once had a close relationship with somebody high in the company. Most likely, their business arrangement went sour, and in a typical sociopathic manner, Mike Adams became vindictive. We do not have any evidence, but it is a logical deduction based upon the behavior of both the company and Mike Adams.

Mike's lab report was probably a lie, since either he or his lawyers decided that the information needed to be pulled immediately. Any legitimate journalist who has a scientific laboratory backing him up with facts does not run and hide in the shadows.

What is richly ironic about the situation is that there is a good chance that the Garden of Life supplements really do contain heavy metals, because the supplements contain algae. It is something that Mike Adams has recommended for everyone for years, and he sells it at his site -- supposedly as a food for human beings. At some point during Mike's reflection, he may have realized that the source of the heavy metals was the algae, which would have given him greater cause to quickly pull it.
Dev Pero
# adams Dev Pero 2014-02-22 05:44
I noted many years ago that natural news was promoting the agenda of global warming. Something that was a preposterous notion from the outset - it was somthing that made me very wary of his site. It was also notable that as public opinion changed the slant that natural news took also changed. A very slimy tactic.

The site if viewed objectively is telling in that its main promotion is fear.
Looking at the index of titles on the front page it reads like a horror story, classic newspaper sales stance of sensationalism.
Not much needs to be said - he is a business sales man plain and simple.

I enjoyed your write up on Mike Adams. It confirms much of what I suspected but for different reasons. Your reasoning being more thorough!
Eric Rowland
# Splendid, informative article. Eric Rowland 2014-05-16 10:48
Wish that I had read this article before signing up for a trial subscription with HSI, through an ad. on the Natural News website. Adams promoted this company some time ago and I have since read several unflattering reviews about them. I am currently attempting to terminate my trial subscription, but this is not quite as straight-forward as taking it out was, surprise, surprise.
Wishing you success in the future.
Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2014-05-16 12:20
We are so not surprised. Have you ever tried to get off of one of his mailing lists, or Mercola's? We doubt that Mike has any friends or associates with scruples, because they could not tolerate him. Apparently, Alex Jones finally dumped him too. We assume that it happened because of how Mike tried to crash the Bitcoin system, but we are not certain. Does anyone know?

We do our best to ensure that our advertisers are honorable and respectable. If you ever notice a disreputable company that has slipped through the net, then please let us know immediately. We have a very low tolerance for garbage, but we see plenty of it.
Harold Dalton
# RE: The Legend of Mike Adams and the Reality Harold Dalton 2014-05-17 03:24
If the F.D.A. ever proved a financial tie [to Amazon Herb], then Adams might find himself in prison for these claims for a very long time.

This is actually pretty easy, at least circumstantially. Adams is CEO of the "Consumer Wellness Center," a 501(c)(3) with EIN 84-1129375. This was formerly known as "Terra Christa Communications." Their last full Form 990, for 2003 (, was filed July 6, 2004.

After having no revenue the year before, Terra Christa took in an even $100,000 in 2003, essentially all of which was paid to president Terri Pezzi. Almost immediately, Adams began promoting Amazon Herbs (

I personally have no financial involvement in this company, but Terry Pezzi, a distributor of Amazon Herbs, has agreed to donate 50% of her profits to global charities that support nutrition and healing.
Note that although the dateline that appears on that is May 24, 2005, Google has the page itself indexed as of July 30, 2004 ( There were no more federal filings until 2007, when Adams took over ( and changed the name.
Grafton Reed
# About Time Grafton Reed 2014-10-16 10:51
That's the problem..... You don't know who to trust in a field with no regulations. Only the egregious such as Kevin Trudeau get prosecuted. In this field, you guys, in general, hold conventional medicine to a standard different from your own. It's about time you took a good look at individuals like Mike Adams, as a reflection of your own, and what you promote as a whole. Admittedly, it was a hard thing for you to do, and took a long time of looking the other way.
Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor)
# RE: About Time Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor) 2016-08-31 18:01
We get people like this all the time.

  • We know who is trustworthy in this field. All of our fans do too. Gafton should leave, since he does not know who is trustworthy.
  • We absolutely do not hold conventional medicine to a different standard, and this very article proves it.
  • We did take a good look at people like Mike Adams. Again, did you notice anything at all about this article?
  • Mike Adams is in no way a reflection of us or anyone whom we would associate with.
  • We do not promote any scams or frauds.

The only thing that Gafton got right was that it really was a hard thing to do, but we did it. No one else could or would do it. What exactly have you done to make things better, Gafton? What exactly, other than accuse us of being no better than our peers for having policed in a way that they were unwilling to? How does our having taken a stand for the truth when nobody else would make us equally bad?

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