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.

Watershed Monitoring Project gives students stewardship roles

A team of students and teachers from Waimea High School convened Friday at Kiki A Ola Bridge in Waimea Valley. As the morning sun broke over the ridges of Waimea Canyon, math and physics teacher, Daniel Shyles, welcomed the group to the first field trip of the Waimea Watershed Monitoring Project.

County hires Mel Rapozo

LIHUE — Former county councilmember Mel Rapozo has been hired as an investigator for the Kauai County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, according to a county spokesperson.

State issues measles alert

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Health is advising travelers to be on alert for measles as international outbreaks around the Pacific and elsewhere continue to increase.