Tag: Jason Erickson

Microplastics Now Pose Even Greater Threat To Land Than Oceans

By Jason Erickson “In fact, terrestrial microplastic pollution is much higher than marine microplastic pollution” – about four to 23 times more… More attention continues to be placed on determining any ill effects that microplastics (microbeads) are having on human health and the environment. Previous concerns have been raised in everything from toothpaste to beer…

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Travel Horror Results in Multi-Million Dollar Award For Family Nearly Killed by Banned Pesticide

By Jason Erickson The challenge of dodging pesticides in modern food is well established, but not many people have considered another hidden danger that led to tragedy for one vacationing Delaware family. The Esmond family – husband, wife, and two sons – were staying at a condominium complex in St. John, U.S. Virgin islands when…

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The Healing Power Of Garlic Supported By New Scientific Study

By Jason Erickson Science is once again documenting much of what the natural health community has touted for ages. In this case, it’s the power of garlic to aid in healing even chronic infections. Of course we at Natural Blaze have provided a veritable mountain of supporting evidence, both scientific and anecdotal, for the many…

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Florida Court Strikes Down Front-Yard Edible Gardens for Miami Shores

By Jason Erickson Apparently the right to feed yourself and your family is indeed not a fundamental one, as a Florida attorney previously declared. A longstanding battle between 17-year homeowners at the Village of Miami Shores, Tom Carroll and Hermine Ricketts, appears to have reached its sad conclusion. In 2014, the couple was advised by…

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Microplastics on Beaches Now Recorded at Insane Levels

By Jason Erickson More attention is finally being given to determining the ill effects that microplastics (microbeads) are having on human health and the environment. Previous concerns have been raised in everything from toothpaste to beer to the wider ecosystem where it was found to threaten juvenile fish that were becoming addicted to them. Perhaps…

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Pesticides Can Block Colony Formation in Bumblebees, Could Lead to Extinction: Study

By Jason Erickson Regular readers of Natural Blaze are probably well aware of the threat that neonics present to the ecosystem. For this reason, it is essential that we continue to focus on each new study that reinforces what the alternative media seems willing to cover, but the mainstream not so much. The plight of…

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Think Your Fish is Safe – Scientists Just Had a Disturbing Revelation

By Jason Erickson New Chemical Pollution Study Highlights Importance of Where Fish is Sourced While there have been various advisories over the years against eating tuna – from moral to health related – a new study might be zeroing in on an even greater problem than what has been addressed so far. The consumption of…

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Purdue Alumni Create “SoyFoliate” Microbead Alternative to Plastic Used in Body Care Products

By Jason Erickson Over the last several years, much more attention has been given to determining the ill effects that microplastics (microbeads) are having on human health and the environment. Concerns have been raised in everything from toothpaste to beer to the wider ecosystem where it was found to threaten juvenile fish that were becoming…

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Google Kicks Off $100 Million Project In Predictive Medicine; Seeks 10,000 Volunteers For Invasive Screening

By Jason Erickson Predictive medicine – or “precision health” as it is sometimes known – is a trend in healthcare that is growing exponentially. Perhaps the greatest indication to date that this is slated to be the future of disease prevention and patient care is a massive new investment by tech behemoth and king of…

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New Study Links Neonicotinoid Pesticide To Negative Social Behavior In Bees

By Jason Erickson The plight of the pollinator continues to be documented in an increasing number of studies that have linked neonicotinoid pesticides to a range of negative effects upon bees and their colonies. Neonicotinoids have been implicated in tens of millions of bees instantly dropping dead at a single honey farm after nearby spraying…

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