Sprouts! Year-Round Freshness with High Nutrition

    Sprouts are exactly what they sound like: sprouted seeds for consumption. Common edible sprouts include alfalfa, red clover, radish, beans, peas, kale and broccoli sprouts. Microgreens get a lot of press these days, and while they are also great, they tend to be a bit more involved than sprouts, requiring dirt or a growing medium. Sprouts only require water and a well drained container, such as a mason jar topped with cheesecloth. Simple! You don’t even need sunshine to do this.   Growing … [Read more...]

Steps to Obtaining a Healthy Mind and Body in the New Year

    Obtaining a healthy mind and body depends on how you feel and how you care for your body. Make progress towards a healthier body and happier mind in 2021 by doing a few things.   1. Begin with positivity in mindset. So much of having a healthy mind and body depends on how you feel. Beginning with a positive attitude is the best way to feel good about yourself, even if results seem to be slow in coming. Whether you’re dieting, exercising regularly, or seeking to feel better about yourself, … [Read more...]

10 Harmful Health Effects Caused by Excessive Sugar Consumption

Foods taste sweet because they contain sugars which can be naturally occurring or added. What’s the main difference between the two?Naturally occurring sugars are the sugars found in whole foods like fruit, milk, vegetables, and some grains. Fructose and lactose in fruit and milk products, respectively, are naturally occurring sugars. On the other hand, sugars and syrups added to foods during preparation or processing, or added at the … [Read more...]

Top 10 Reasons to Shop at a Farmer’s Market

As summer comes to a close here in Michigan, harvest season is in full swing! Besides better-tasting, environmentally conscious food, there are lots of other reasons to eat local. Here are the top 10 reasons to shop your local farmers market.   1. Taste the difference. Farmer’s markets offer the freshest food around—usually only hours from the field—so you get top quality, perfectly ripe flavor. 2. Help the environment. Eating locally saves vast amounts of packaging waste and … [Read more...]

Energy Boosting Tips

  When fatigue hits during the day, many people will reach for a sugary snack or a caffeinated beverage. While these practices may lead to a quick, short burst of energy, the crash afterwards can leave one feeling even more tired. Here are some healthier methods to improve energy levels. 1) EAT BREAKFAST: Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast have less fatigue and stress than those who skip it. Avoid white flour/sugary options, like donuts. Instead try fruit and fiber-rich … [Read more...]

Important COVID-19 Update from Clear Choice Natural Healthcare

I wanted to keep you informed on the latest information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our operations. Our patient’s health and safety has always been our number one priority, now more than ever. It is an honor that you have chosen our clinic to assist you with your health goals.   We strive to work hard to provide you and your loved ones the highest quality of alternative health care whether you are an existing patient, a new patient or a potential patient.   With changes … [Read more...]

2020 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen Foods

Nearly 70 percent of the fresh produce sold in the U.S. contains residues of potentially harmful chemical pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis of the latest test data from the federal Department of Agriculture. But the dirtiest produce commodity, according to the USDA's Pesticide Data Program, is not a fresh fruit or vegetable but a dried one - raisins.   Traditionally, the EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ has included fresh fruits and … [Read more...]

Breezing Through Spring Allergy Season

While some of us jump for joy with the arrival of spring, others greet it with dread. The warmer weather brings torture for many allergy and asthma sufferers.  But the good news is that your diet can help relieve allergy and asthma symptoms.   While most allergy sufferers reach for a prescription, proper nutrition can make a dramatic difference.   Whether you suffer from allergies or asthma, you must reduce inflammation in your body. If, for example, you have yeast or mold … [Read more...]

Top 5 Garden Vegetables for Spring

Spring is finally here! All of you gardeners out there know that now is the time to get sprouting. There's no better way to know where your food comes from than by growing it yourself.   Seeds: Regardless of what crop you are growing, always choose organic, non-GMO varieties of seed.   Recommended seed sources: - Bakers Creek - High Mowing - Seed Savers Exchange   Gardening for Health: All vegetables are healthy for you in their own unique ways! We've put together a … [Read more...]

15 Foods for Heart Health (Show Your Heart Some Love!)

  Heart Healthy Foods #1 - Berries Berries, especially the red and blue varieties, are remarkably potent, heart-healthy warriors. Results of a meta-analysis study from 2016 found that berry consumption contributed to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index. Simply consuming 1 to 2 daily portions of either strawberries, raspberries or blueberries can help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Heart Healthy Foods #2 - Leafy Greens Leafy greens, such as … [Read more...]