Likes Evslin’s vision of ‘potential normalcy’
Dr. Lee Evslin’s May 11 TGI Forum perspective presents a commonsense approach to restoring health on our cherished island. By cautiously integrating practical measures, not overly invasive of privacy, he offers a view of the potential normalcy we all desire. He is even so bold as to envision the COVID-19 crisis as a pivotal point in enhancing our quality of life overall.
A highly valid point made by Dr. Evslin is the degree to which inferior nutrition impacts our health and even our ability to survive a pandemic such as this. Statistics reveal co-morbidity as a substantial factor in the current death rate, with Dr. Evslin implicating obesity, hypertension and diabetes as contributors to death or severe illness.
As a society, we prefer to turn a blind eye to the infirmity that surrounds us. The author incriminates processed foods full of sugar, fats, additives and preservatives as strong links to these conditions. If only we would pay heed to such wisdom.
Our bodies are intricately composed of 80 trillion cells that require nourishment and cleansing. Processed food with its toxic components cannot accomplish this, nor can these inferior foods properly nourish our uniquely-designed immune systems intended to be our guardian against pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and parasites.
Kaua‘i is the ideal place for restoration of body and soul with its abundance of fresh produce, exercise-friendly environment, positive people and enviable natural beauty. All four avenues help to sustain our immune systems so that we can defeat invaders.
Thank you, Dr. Evslin, for your wise counsel, and may Kaua‘i be a beacon of hope and healing for all who will listen.
Judy Brunstad, Ph.D., holistic nutrition, Kapa‘a
If we reopen, reopen the restaurants
It seems that our new reality is part of the county will open up, while at the same time part of our country will shut down, and this will continue until a vaccine is available worldwide.
When a city, county or state needs to shut down, it seems that we first need to ask our government county, state or federal to: Buy produce and meat from the farmers; give produce and meat to food banks and restaurants that are willing to cook it for those in the greatest need. We also need to give everyone on unemployment food stamps so they can buy food. This may need to continue at some level until we have a vaccine.
When a city, county or state starts opening up, it needs to open restaurants as soon as possible with guidelines before the government stops buying food directly from the farmers. We know everyone wants to open up all businesses as soon as possible.
Mahalo for all those helping with food distribution. Sometimes we don’t know who our leaders are until we have a crisis.
Bob Brown, Kapa‘a