Family mental health training set

LIHU‘E — Families with members diagnosed with serious mental illnesses have a chance to attend an upcoming National Alliance on Mental Illness association session that will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. starting April 2.

Light Up gives back

For years, Allison Jacobson has made the drive from Anahola to the Hawaii Food Bank Kauai Branch in Puhi to donate healthy food.

Do we need to reconsider the US food guidelines?

I think we all know that many people are dealing with more and more health issues. This is not new information, however what we really do not know is what is causing it, and of course it could be a variety of reasons. However, I would like to share with one of the more obvious ones — even though we often can not clearly see it.

Health Go Market invests in Kauai’s health

Wheatgrass shots, hummus wraps, and microgreen salads are just some of the grab-and-go lunches and snacks stacked in the fridge at Health Go Market, a little store across from Harbor Mall in Nawiliwili.

Mindfulness, meditation for health

HANAPEPE — A variety of Mindfulness and Meditation methods from different schools and movements can result in beneficial intellectual function and associated structures of the brain, said Dr. Harold Hall, a practitioner of qigong and zazen, and a member of Daifukuji Soto Mission on the Big Island.

You can heal type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, and it is a metabolic disorder — which means that it is a lifestyle disease.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, January 15, 202o

Kudos to Mary Lardizabal and the Kapaa Middle School Choir Boosters on coordinating another successful Aloha Keiki Fest Saturday that served as a fundraising effort for the KMS Choir and Ukulele Band’s participation at the Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, Calif., this spring.

How to get good sleep

Many people are struggling with sleep disorders, which might mean they fall asleep quickly but then wake up multiple times in the night, or it may mean not falling asleep easily at all. I am really very lucky to not have any sleep issues in my life. I do believe that we still can create our own luck though, by living and thinking in a healthy manner.

Kekaha to Polihale and back again

When my friend Jim Benkert asked me if I wanted to join him Sunday morning for a 20-mile training run from Kekaha to Polihale State Park, I said sure. I’ve never run out there. Good to try something new. Sounds like fun.

Happy, healthy New Year

Holidays and celebrations mostly mean that we eat lots of food and spend lots of money, and of course making New Year’s plans that we want to follow.

Hula for Health

LIHUE — A new study out of the University of Hawaii is showing what hula can do for hypertension.