Clear Choice Natural Healthcare Blog

Cooking With Kale and Chard

Cooking with either kale or Swiss chard is as easy as filling a pot with a little water and a lot of greens and placing it on a heated stove burner. And while there's nothing wrong with that, there are lots more easy and interesting ways to eat these two vegetable powerhouses. Preparation Both vegetables should be washed thoroughly to get rid of any lingering garden soil, then chopped. The easiest way to cut kale is to pull leaves away from the … [Read More...]

Hawaii Becomes First State to Ban Neurotoxin, Chlorpyrifos

Hawaii's governor David Ige recently signed a bill restricting pesticide use within 100 feet of schools and banning chlorpyrifos outright by 2023. Chlorpyrifos, used widely in conventional agriculture, is a neurotoxin that impacts children and their cognitive development. The ban on Chlorpyrifos is not federal law. Hawaii is the first state in the nation to ban the use of the harmful pesticide. Senator Russell Ruderman, introduced the bill, … [Read More...]

Clever Ways to Use Your Food Scraps

The worst part about grocery shopping is when you hand over your credit card - produce can be expensive! What makes it worse is we don't eat everything we buy. There's a whole lot more that can be done with what we don't use in our kitchen. Here's a few tips to remember when repurposing your food scraps. Compost   Starting up your very own compost pile is easy. Set aside a 3'x3' area in your yard. You'll need good air flow, heat and … [Read More...]

Soy Alert!

Soy has been touted as the perfect health food for decades. Unfortunately, it isn't all that marketing makes it out to be. Unfermented, non-organic soy products make up most of the market. There are thousands of studies linking soy to a myriad of health issues including allergies, digestive distress, malnutrition, and reproductive disorders. Here are a few points summarizing the dangers of soy: High levels of phytic acid in soy reduce … [Read More...]

How to Ask the Right Questions at a Farmer’s Market

Though farmers markets have a reputation for selling locally and sustainably grown food, "greenwashing" is still common. Some sellers buy industrial produce at wholesale prices and pass the off as homegrown. Unregulated terms, such as "natural" and "no-spray," imply more than they mean. To cut through the confusion, The Cornucopia Institute, a farm- and food-policy research group, has developed a comprehensive guide that equips shoppers to do … [Read More...]