by Kevin Gianni
(NewsTarget) This is an excerpt from Mike Adams' interview for the Raw Summit, a complete interview encyclopedia of cutting edge living and raw food knowledge. You can find the complete transcripts and audios at (http://www.RawSummit.com) and (www.RawSummitArchives.com) . In this candid excerpt, Mike Adams reveals his own personal plan for optimum health as well as gives his outlook on the future of our modern civilization.
Raw Food World Summit Interview Excerpt with Mike Adams
Kevin Gianni: What's your intention everyday? I mean, you have this huge wealth of information on your site, what's the intention behind that site, one, and then what do you do everyday to maintain yourself so you can reach that intention?
Mike Adams: Okay, great question. The site by the way, if its okay I'd like to
Kevin: Yes, please.
Mike: The URL, it's (http://www.NewsTarget.com) . Each morning, I get up and the first thing I do is I drink a raw food smoothie every morning and it contains microalgae. Sometimes it's a chocolate with avocado with almond milk. Sometimes it's a cucumber with supper berries and Astaxanthin and some other nutrients. I drink my breakfast every morning and I never ever consume the typical American breakfast, which is the bacon with the cancer-causing sodium nitrite, or the white bread. It shouldn't be called food, or the milk or the processed orange juice, whatever. Those things are not part of my reality. I get up every morning and I start my day in a way that really supports the body and the mind for that day. Then I write an article, so I express my truth for that morning. Share it with all the readers out there. Sometimes it's an article that's outrageous that something's going on like when I learned that antidepressant drugs were being prescribed to infants who are six months old. I got a little peeved about that.
Mike: Other times it's this incredible finding, like I just found out the other day that blackberries contained a chemical called the C3R that targets cancer cells and destroys tumors much like the phycocyanin I described earlier from Spirulina. It put a big smile on my face because I was drinking blackberries in my smoothie.
Kevin: Yes. Sure.
Mike: Because they have all those seeds in them.
Kevin: It gets stuck in your teeth!
Mike: Yes, drinking seeds. From there I go on and I take care of my body so I do stretching, I do capoeira, sometimes I do Pilates. I also engage in a lot of jump roping. Yes. I jump rope a lot. It's very easy. It takes a small amount of space, uses the muscles and the heart. You can also listen to audio books while you do that.
Mike: You can learn something while you're taking care of your body. From there I avoid all the chemical toxins in foods and personal care products. I don't use typical shampoos, or deodorants, or antibacterial soap. I don't use any fragrance products. In fact, I don't allow anyone in my company to use them because I don't want people to be poisoning themselves, and I can't stand being around it.
Mike: From there I just eat... I eat a lot of super foods throughout the day and I eat whenever I feel like eating. I don't have three-set meals. I eat probably five times a day, or whenever I feel like it. I drink a lot of water. I don't drink dairy, or juice, or any kind of processed drinks at all. I just drink water and smoothies, and that's it.
Kevin: You mentioned that you're finding all this information and then writing about it. Where does the information source get their information?
Mike: Oh, yes. I've got to say, by the way, that I'm really humbled by the information that I find out there, and I feel like I'm standing on the shoulders of the giants before me, the radical nutritionists like Dr. Weston Price, dentist, author of Nutrition on Physical Degeneration. People like that who really did a lot of this research upfront and all I'm doing is really rediscovering their research and putting it together in a way that modern readers can understand and take action on.
Mike: I don't claim to be any kind of nutritional genius or anything like that. I'm just a guy who is willing to tell the truth, who happens to be good at writing and research, and who has lots and lots of time to put into doing this. I don't watch television. I'm not interested in going out and partying. I don't have children. I focus on this mission of research and education, and I'm very passionate about it. I've put a lot of energy into it and thanks to the nutritional regime that I follow, which has a lot of super foods and a lot of nutritional supplements, I have a lot of energy to put into this. Again, I've got to thank those before me who did this research and who were willing to tell the truth decades before they would ever be recognized by society.
I mean, the hippies were right. Everything the hippies told us in the '60s, it turns out it was all right, live close to the earth and have your clothes made out of hemp, make love not war, all the stuff. Wow, suddenly it's right.
Kevin: Oh! It's amazing.
Mike: Yes. We weren't even born in that era.
Kevin: I know. You mentioned audio books. What do you listen to right now? What do you say, three of your biggest influences are right now? Even if it's not in nutrition. What are some of the things that you're listening to now?
Mike: Okay. Right now I'm reading a lot of Gerald Diamond and The History of Civilization. I'm also reading a book called the Collapse of Complex Societies and I'm looking at one of the big factors that go into the success or the decline of a civilization, because people in America today believe that America will be here forever.
Mike: It's a silly belief. Fifty empires before us have all collapsed for various reasons. Many of them related to what we're seeing in America today, the arrogance, the abandonment of the health of the people and so on, or the destruction of the environment like we saw with these dry lands. I'm very interested in what's going to happen to the United States of America and first world nations. This kind of reading is what has convinced me that the future of America is quite limited.
I publicly predicted that the United States will not last for one more generation, which is about 20-25 years. It will collapse and I believe it will fragment into regional nation states such as the Pacific Northwest region, Northern California, Oregon, Washington; the Southwest region, Southern California, Arizona and so on - A lot of different regions in the East. I believe that the central government no longer has the moral authority nor the credibility to govern this nation and that the States are increasingly fed up with Washington.
Kevin: Is that what happened to these civilizations before they broke up...
Mike: Well, sometimes they destroy their environment and then they just collapse. I mean, in Arizona there were the Anasazi Indians and their civilization was actually destroyed by climate change.
Mike: I mean, they had a very complex civilization and then it was just gone, all of a sudden gone. People don't realize how fragile civilization really is. It all comes down to, in one way, the food supply. If you can't feed the population, you have no future and the only way you can feed this massive population we have today is through corporate farming based on predictable weather.
When the weather gets radical, the crops disappear, and then the population disappears. We are in what I call a food bubble and a population bubble. It's a food bubble because modern food production is only supported by non-renewable resources, oil and water. When peak oil is really realized and oil becomes scarce, and when the water tables around the world begin to run dry, we are very close to that in many regions now. The food production that we enjoy today will disappear and with that, the population must, unfortunately, follow.
Kevin: When do you think peak oil is? When is that? I read that on your site.
Mike: Yes. I think that we're in the peak right now. I think that from here forward, oil production will decline. The oil companies argue otherwise. They say, "The future looks great. Keep buying oil." If you look at what they're doing, if you look at the actual output of production, which I've done that, it's already been falling for two years. The things that they say will save us such as the big tar pits, tar sands in Canada, really cannot be exploited in any kind of a scale that would make up for the cheap easy oil coming out of the Middle East. Oil from now on is going to get more expensive. Again, I publicly predicted the price of $10 per gallon of gasoline in the next few years and a global oil shortage.
Part of this, by the way, remember I lived in Asia. I speak Chinese. I'm very familiar with the Chinese culture and China is growing by leaps and bounds, and it is very hungry for oil, and concrete, and energy. I mean, they're actually shipping concrete out of the US and importing it into China, concrete.
Mike: Because they don't have enough concrete to build everything they're trying to construct over there. A third of the Chinese population, 30 years old and younger, a third of those youth, believe they will own and drive a car in the next five years. Now, if you have that many Chinese driving cars...
Mike: China will consume far more oil than the United States, and there will be a global shortage of oil and it would be China versus the US to try to get oil from those few producers that can still make it. When you have that, the result is, of course, a bidding war, $10 a gallon for gas.
Kevin: It goes up, and not to mention the food, or the cost of oil that it takes to produce the food, the meat and everything else.
Mike: That's what happens. Oil becomes the primary inflationary factor throughout the economy.
Mike: When you look at the way food is produced and sold today and transported, I mean you've got fruits from Mexico, you've got free-range beef from New Zealand, and apples from Japan, you start factoring in $10 a gallon for gas into those prices and you realize that food is going to become unaffordable unless you buy it locally. This is why I'm a big supporter of buying local, supporting your local farmers, food coops. Buy local, eat local, live local, but think global, right?
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About the author
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