Being Mindful of Our Brain: Preventing Mental Decline

By Uma Sivanathan The subject of maintaining brain health is of personal interest to me because my husband and I are 66 years old and my father had Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and it often shows up after age 65, but can begin as early as age 45. It [...]

By | 2017-03-19T10:34:25+00:00 March 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Let’s Beat Diabetes

By Uma Sivanathan About 600,000 of our Hawaii residents are living with pre-diabetes or have Type 2 diabetes and the numbers are rapidly rising, according to the American Diabetes Association. In the last 10 years, this disease has increased 70 percent among people in their 30s. Type 2 diabetes used to occur primarily in adults [...]

By | 2017-02-13T18:25:44+00:00 February 17th, 2017|0 Comments

What’s in Your New Year’s Resolution?

By Léo Azambuja The four of us who tackled the Kalalau Trail last November, from left to right, Merra Howe, Chris D’Angelo, I and Halli Holmgren. Every New Year, it’s the same thing. My main resolution is to get fitter. It doesn’t really have much to do with looking better. Rather, I just [...]

By | 2017-01-08T17:51:23+00:00 January 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Reaching Out to Your Hearts

By Uma Sivanathan Uma Sivanathan I am reaching out to your hearts with my message about the prevention of and the reversal of high blood pressure and how it is associated with heart disease and stroke. Here is the story of Dr. John McDougal, when he was a young rural physician in Hawai‘i [...]

By | 2016-12-12T15:26:30+00:00 December 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Keep Abreast of Breast Health

By Uma Sivanathan County officials and community members came together during the ‘Paint the Town Pink” walk in Līhuʻe Oct. 26. I want to share with the women and young ladies of our community an encapsulation of the extensive research I am doing on the prevention of and healing from breast cancer. I [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:17+00:00 November 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Kaua‘i’s Reiki Heritage

By Shalandra Abbey Shalandra Abbey’s Kaua‘i student Tessa Dawe Fernandez gives Reiki in 2012 at 7 years old in her First Degree Reiki Class. Strange how the little island of Kaua‘i, one of the most remote locations in the world, would be the place where Reiki Natural Healing, Usui Shiki Ryoho, decided to [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:22+00:00 September 18th, 2016|0 Comments

How Could I Have Upset You?

By Joan Levy Licorice looks up as if he has done something wrong and doesn’t know what. Photo by Léo Azambuja Have you ever been in a situation where suddenly someone became very upset with you and you can’t imagine why? We think the way we feel comes objectively from what just happened; [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:25+00:00 August 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Coffee Has a New Healthy Reputation

By Jane Riley Charlotte Belliard makes a healthy and punchy espresso at Small Town Coffee in Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i’s Eastside. Coffee is most likely the most studied beverage on the planet. Because of that, there has been a lot of complex and sometimes confusing information about coffee and its impact on health. Early observational [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:30+00:00 June 14th, 2016|0 Comments