What is it? Three database on the healing effects of food, herbs and nutrients. There is a huge amount of information here.

They have been created by

Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, as a free public service to promote health freedom and empower consumers with information about the healing power of foods, herbs and nutrients.

There are references for each of the foods, herbs or nutrients healing properties given. These are not references to academic journals however. As Mike says:

Currently, the research presented on these sites is based on 14 books and natural medicine encyclopedias.

It is fair to say I think that Mike is a strong advocate of natural health and is quite hostile to the medical establishment. Here are a couple of quotes from Mike that state his position in a very up-front way.

Remember, education and empowerment is what Big Pharma does *not* want to see taking place. The drug giants only make money when they can keep the people ignorant of simple, natural, safe and highly effective therapies that make their drugs obsolete.

The FDA wants to censor this information, and it has effectively done so with nutritional supplement manufacturers and even cherry growers. Don’t believe me? Read the shocking story, “FDA tyranny and the censorship of cherry health facts” at:


If the FDA had its way, the HealingFoodReference.com website would be outlawed. Because the one thing that today’s drug monopoly cannot allow is for people to become empowered with true information about the medicines hidden in everyday foods!

Mike also publishes a free newsletter, called the News Target Insider, which you can subscribe to here.

These databases contain a huge amount of valuable information. I am very glad that Mike has put in so much work to make them available. Here are the links.


I am most grateful to Mike. I hope you find these resources useful.

8 Comments to “A Great Reference Source on Healing Foods”

  1. Barbara says:


    I checked it out and it is a very comprehensive site. It would take many searches to get all this info about natural uses for food, herbs, supplements in the healing of things one might suffer. Good place to start. And if anyone has ever tried researching anything themselves they will recognize the accuracy of this info as they start to click through the lists provided. Or as I did, a double check on supplements I was taking for specific purpose.

  2. Evan says:

    Glad it’s useful Barbara.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  3. Simonne says:

    It must be something true in this healing foods concepts. Our grandmothers knew such secrets. At least my grandma always knew what to give us to eat, depending on the acute affections we suffered from time to time.

  4. Evan says:

    Hi Simmone,

    I think you are right – lots of knowledge has been lost. I find that there is more of this in Chinese cultures – parents engage children around what food is like and what it is good for as a normal everyday thing.

    This didn’t happen in my Anglo-Saxon (Australian) upbringing.

    Thanks for the comment.

  5. The Truth says:

    Get to learn a little more about Mike Adams… Mr. Adams’ is using this forum, the Internet, to play upon people’s fears and offer false solutions for his own profit. He has a long history of this activity. For instance, look at http://web.archive.org/web/199.....swire.com/ . Back in 1998 and 1999, Mr. Adams promoted the idea of the Y2K doomsday and profited handsomely. In the run up to Y2K, he made hundreds of thousands of dollars selling fear and survival gear (through sites like Y2Ksupply.com). Mr. Adams is now using health, illness, topics like bird flu, etc., to perpetuate fear, false solutions and profit. In the end, Mr. Adams was wrong about Y2K and his health advise is just as risky.

  6. Evan says:

    To the truth.

    Thankyou for taking the time to comment. I am glad that you care passionately about health.

    To other readers, I have decided to let this comment stand so that you can make up your own mind.

    The information is referenced from other books and so does not rely on Mr Adams for its credibility. In my view this comment is thus beside the point. But you can check the link given and make up your own minds. I prefer this to deleting this comment.

    To The Truth. You are always welcome to provide dissenting opinions here. Thankyou for taking the time and effort to comment.

  7. Barbara says:


    I don’t know anything about the author, Mike Adams. And after reading the comment from To The Truth, I’m not sure I want to expend energy finding out that he’s just out to swindle people or get myself entangled in a situation trying to personally rectify promoting or protesting him or the information he presents.

    What you said is true about the info. He does provide a lot of it, that can be verified from other sources. It is then maybe best used as a starting place and do additional searches from there to satisfy one’s own personal security/safety in following a recommendation.

    As you know TCM, provides much information about use of foods and herbs for taking care of one’s body and or ailments. TCM is 5000 years old, so it must have valuable, sustainable practices that work. Much of the food use recommendations on this man’s site are the same as those derived by Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, one’s own grandmother and probably every other system of health care, in one way or another.

    And fear of this sort can only be imposed if one engages it. So maybe it’s best used like you said, take what you want and leave the rest.

  8. Evan says:

    Hi Barbara,

    I do think this is the best way.

    The best single book I know (mainly as a reference – it is huge) is Paul Pitchford’s Healing With Wholefoods. It includes both eastern (TCM) and western perspectives. It isn’t expensive considering what a great book it is. You can usually find a cheap(ish) one on Amazon.

    I do think all the advice given needs to be checked out and tested against our own experience.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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