ERSOY: Alternative baking flours this Thanksgiving

Are you looking for an alternative flour for baking? We are losing our seed diversity. Throughout history, we have consumed 6,000 different plant species. Yet now, across the world, we eat only nine, and of those just three (rice, corn and wheat) provide us with 50% of our calorie intake.

ERSOY: How to create a habit and stick to it

We all have something that we want to achieve, maybe short-term or long-term goals. And we have a purpose for doing it. We may even have every resource imaginable that we need for achieving it. However, we still can’t do it or we give up very quickly.

Keeping Kaua‘i bees healthy

The beautiful foliage seen every day on the Garden Island is often the product of the smallest workers in the world. We can attribute most of the work to beloved honeybees.

ERSOY: New technologies can improve your health, well-being

Technology is improving every day, we are starting to see so many fitness tracking devices, even ones that track your sleep too. And many of these can actually be really great tools to help you realize how much activity you are doing each day, as well to understand the quality of your sleep.

ERSOY: Tips to become healthier, lose weight

How to become healthier is a very broad question that I actually try to answer in almost all of my columns. However, there are still some habits and tricks that we can add to improve our health.

ERSOY: Are vegetable oils healthy?

You have probably heard that vegetable oils are better and healthier alternatives than butter or coconut oils because they are rich in saturated fat sources. Is this true?

ERSOY: Are you gluten sensitive?

Do you already know that you are sensitive to gluten? Or maybe you have some of the symptoms, such as digestion problems or brain fog, but you didn’t find a specific connection yet? Maybe something that you are consuming could be triggering your health issues.

Senate slog to pass infrastructure bill goes on over weekend

WASHINGTON — Senators will resume a weekend session toward passage of a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package after running into opposition from a few Republicans who want to drag out final votes on one of President Joe Biden’s top priorities.

Olympic surfing exposes whitewashed Native Hawaiian roots

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — For some Native Hawaiians, surfing’s Olympic debut is both a celebration of a cultural touchstone invented by their ancestors, and an extension of the racial indignities seared into the history of the game and their homeland.

Horcher rescued swimmers, remembered as hero

LIHU‘E — The 36-year-old hero, Thomas John “Tommy” Horcher, risked his life to save two distressed swimmers out by Marine Camp behind Wailua Golf Course Saturday afternoon, died Monday at Wilcox Medical Center, according to the Kaua‘i Police Department.