Clear Choice Natural Healthcare Blog

Coconut Oil Controversy

A recent report by the American Heart Association named coconut oil as an unhealthy fat with no other redeeming qualities. This claim caused a lot of questioning and concern among those who regularly use coconut oil. Thankfully, the claims made by the American Heart Association can be debunked. Let's take a closer look at the statements and the actual truth behind them. Claim 1: Saturated Fats such as coconut oil lead to cardiovascular … [Read More...]

Common Myths About Ticks

According to a recent report from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Lyme disease-carrying ticks have been on the rise in the U.S. over the past two decades. In just that short period of time, Lyme disease cases have tripled and now affect around 300,000 Americans each year. It is important to separate fact from fiction when it comes to tick information and safety. Here are a few common tick myths that can help clear up … [Read More...]

7 Best Mosquito Repelling Plants

Mosquitoes are abundant this time of year - you may have gotten one or a few bites already! They can be a nuisance while doing garden work, grilling, or having a party. Take advantage of these 7 plants to deter mosquitoes from your yard naturally! 1) Catnip - This easy to grow plant is abundant in Michigan. You may have some of it growing in your yard already! In 2010, the American Chemical Society found that the nepetalactone oil in catnip is … [Read More...]

Sleepytime Tea

Materials needed: A teapot (electric or stovetop) Your favorite mug or teacup A tea infuser Ingredients: 3 parts chamomile 2 parts peppermint 1 part lavender 1 part catnip Water Steps: Combine and lightly mix herbs in a bowl. Boil water on the stove. Place 1 tablespoon of tea in a tea infuser. Place infuser in the mug, and fill the mug with hot water. Let your tea steep for at least 5 minutes … [Read More...]

How the Right Knife Can Increase Nutrients

Knives have many uses in the kitchen. If you want to get really fancy, the right knife, as well as the right method, can produce the perfect julienne or chiffonade. But there are other things using the right knife can do you may not be aware of - yet. One of the most important is increasing the nutrients foods provide your body. The former preferred method of leafy green processing used by experts was tearing instead of cutting. Tearing was … [Read More...]