By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger(NaturalNews) The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist. He now runs the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, conducting world-class food science research and publishing scientific papers on food contaminants and nutritional analytics.Through scientific investigation powered by university-level analytical instrumentation, Adams found that, much like the majority of the population, he had been suffering over the past several years from chronic exposure to cumulative toxic elements found in the food supply, including in many organics and "superfoods." His findings -- as well as breakthrough discoveries about food toxicology, protective food nutrients and the cognitive influences of food contaminants -- are being published at NaturalNews.com.Notably, Adams found that exposure to toxic elements in foods altered his mindset, outlook on life and degree of happiness in the world. "I now know that much of my outlook on the world was being negatively shaped by toxic elements found not just in everyday foods, but also in some superfoods and dietary supplements," Adams now explains.Adams spent much of 2013 painstakingly testing his food intake for the presence of toxic elements, then taking therapeutic steps to eliminate those toxic elements from his body. "After about six months of intense detoxification, I experienced a sudden, involuntary shift in my worldview. Fear transformed into a sense of calm. Uncertainty was replaced by inspiration. I felt a new sense of awakening and optimism combined with a strong desire to contribute meaningful knowledge to humanity," Adams explains.As part of this transformation, Adams felt himself drawn into the realm of scientific investigations and analytical chemistry. He spent an intense six months studying university-level chemistry and learning methodologies of atomic spectroscopy, a technology used to quantitatively assess metals, minerals, toxic elements and radioactive isotopes found in all foods, beverages, soils and physical matter.By the end of 2013, Adams had completed extensive training in laboratory instrumentation and high-level chemistry, and he now operates ICP-MS atomic spectroscopy instrumentation which he uses to conduct world-class investigative research on foods, beverages and personal care products such as cosmetics. The ICP-MS instrument he uses is capable of detecting toxic elements at parts per trillion concentrations.His current research not only covers toxic elements but also radioactive isotopes and the global contamination of the food supply with fallout from nearly 70 years of atomic bomb testing. He has begun intensive research on the radioactive contamination of ocean foods from the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, and he has developed unique scientific methologies surrounding the detection and interpretation of data involving radioactive isotopes such as Iodine-131, Cesium-137 and Uranium-235.