Charity Walk funds distributed to nonprofits

NAWILIWILI — Astrid Andersson, representing the Kauai Sailing Association, said this was the first time they were beneficiaries of the Charity Walk funds Tuesday at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club.

Keiki learn about safety on bikes, skateboards

LIHUE — Zaimana Mawae-Cabinatan was so engrossed with the skills course he did not respond when his name was called as a winner of a new skateboard Saturday during the free Keiki Bicycle & Skateboarding Safety Day at the Wilcox Medical Center parking lot.

Baking soda is strong medicine

Sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda, is secreted in the pancreas to help aid in digestion. It helps neutralize the stomach acid that is generated during the digestive process and helps in the breakdown of certain enzymes. Sodium bicarbonate levels in the body must be neither too low nor too high in order for digestion to function normally and for the digestive tract to remain healthy.

Ask the Expert: Vision health as you age

Many people tend to expect their eyesight to decline with age – perhaps requiring a stronger eyeglass prescription or “readers” to scan the daily paper. And while some changes to vision are linked to age, there are some steps we can all consider to help our eyes stay as healthy as possible.

Fit fund grant donates $12k

LIHUE — Through its Fit Fund grant, the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation is helping seven nonprofit organizations with fitness or health programs.

What is the best way to burn fat?

I think I asked the million dollar question! Are you trying to lose weight? It seems like everyone is, almost 90% of the population want to lose some weight, maybe only 5 or 10 pounds, or maybe 50 or even 100 pounds.

The amazing benefits of mango

Mango is also known as “the king of the fruits”. It is high in nutrients, with a unique flavor and taste. It’s one of my favorite fruits, besides watermelon and plums! Right now it’s high season in most mango-growing countries, with the mangos that began flowering in the spring now bearing delicious fruit.

Bills aimed at better health

LIHUE — The American Heart Association applauds the passage of Act 138 and Act 153, signed into law by Gov. David Ige following the 2019 state legislative session.

What are the best non-dairy milk alternatives?

Lactose intolerance is a syndrome that occurs after the ingestion of lactose, with symptoms that include diarrhea, abdominal pain, flatulence, and bloating. These symptoms result from the secretion of catabolic fragments of bacterial fermentation of undigested lactose in the colon.