Natural News is a website dedicated to publishing articles on the topic of health advocacy. Natural News was founded in 2003 by the Health Ranger as a platform to publish articles on health concerns. The website, in its over ten years online, has published thousands of articles, raising the awareness of health worldwide.
One such concern raised by Natural News has been the potential health risks of artificial sweetener aspartame. Aspartame is nearly ubiquitous as an alternative to sugar and can be found in such name brands as Nutra-Sweet and Equal. It is commonly used in most diet soft drinks. Natural News has found that aspartame can greatly fluctuate the levels of blood sugar in the body, making it dangerous for diabetics. It also affects the levels of serotonin in the brain, which can be a risk for those suffering from mood disorders. It always rapidly increases cell death, increasing the rate of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Through the Forensic Food Lab, the Health Ranger has also discovered many foods claiming to have blueberries. Many foods that claim this actually have none. The laboratory, which has a high powered digital microscope, allowed the Health Ranger to discover that most foods claiming to have blueberries were, in fact, just using an artificial food coloring and a plethora of sweeteners to cover up the lack of real blueberries. This is a health concern. Many people who eat these cereals believe they are participating in a healthy diet. The truth, however, is that they are putting artificial food stuffs into their bodies.
Natural News has also led the lobbying effort for the labeling of GMOs, or genetically modified organisms. GMOs are a largely untested new food technology, and their effect on the body over long periods of time is largely unknown. It is theorized, however, that they do present health risks, including cancer. GMOs tend to look exactly like their unmodified counterparts, and the consumer is rarely aware whether or not they are buying a genetically modified product. Natural News believes in the labeling of GMOs, which can help consumers be better informed about what they are putting into their bodies.