When we last visited Mike Adams’ NaturalNews.com, we learned a terrible secret. The natural-living web site was found to be selling a product that contained sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, a “formaldehyde-releasing” compound that he warned us to avoid, on pain of a cancerous death.1 Like so many of the pseudoscientific “health” sites on the web today, Natural News’ merchandise often contains the very same chemicals the vendor says willl kill you.
And now, for Adams, it’s going to get worse. A lot worse. The anti-GMO “Health Ranger” is promoting GMO products on NaturalNews.com.
The Natural News story that admonished readers to avoid formaldehyde releasers1 was penned by regular contributor Danna Norek, who’s written over 70 articles for Mike Adams. At the conclusion of each of these articles, Mike Adams heaps praise on the health benefits of Norek’s own AuraSensory’s product line, and sends readers off to her web site to load up on her merchandise.
The problem? Irony of ironies, several of Norek’s AuraSensory products are manufactured with genetically modified ingredients, and Mike Adams, who pushes her wares, is arguably the most virulent anti-GMO activist on the planet.5
Here’s one of the 70 examples of Health Ranger waxing poetic about a company that sells products made with the very GMO ingredients he claims are poisonous to humans and the planet:4
Danna Norek founded AuraSensory.com. Product line includes an MSM & Vitamin C Ester Hydrating & Brightening Face Cream and all natural plumping Hyaluronic Acid Serum (greatly increases skin’s moisture retention), Sulfate Free Natural Shine Enhancing Shampoo and Deep Hydration Conditioner, a very effective natural deodorant, and other body care. Visit to learn more about what chemicals & ingredients to avoid in your beauty and personal care products at AuraSensory.com 1
What Mike Adams doesn’t mention here are AuraSensory’s Unscented Natural Soap, Acne Soap, and Natural Body Soap, all of which are made with soybean oil.2,3,4 Because almost all soy (~95%) in the United States is GMO,6 this shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone who bothered to look.
I contacted AuraSensory while writing this article and they stated that their provider “pretty much confirmed that it was likely a GMO source for the soybean oil“.7 This isn’t anything to be ashamed of. There are thousands of studies backing the safety of GMOs. I am in no way impugning the purity or safety of AuraSensory products in exposing the hypocrisy of Mike Adams and Natural News, and hope AuraSensory won’t be punished by association. This is just another example of how the public is being duped into following a self-proclaimed Health “Ranger” with a broken moral compass.
If you follow Natural News on Facebook, now is a great time to click the “Unlike” link.
(1) UnNatural News: The Health Ranger Sells Formaldehyde
(2) AuraSensory Unscented Natural Soap Ingredients
(3) AuraSensory Acne Soap Ingredients
(4) AuraSensory Natural Body Soap Ingredients
(4) Danna Norek Articles/Plugs for AuraSensory Products on NaturalNews.com
(5) NaturalNews Anti-GMO Articles
(6) Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the USA
(7) Email from AuraSensory Customer Service, 16 July 2016
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