ERSOY: Does intermittent fasting help for weight loss?

Fasting has increased a lot in popularity, especially for weight loss purposes. Fasting can offer many other health benefits though, such as improving metabolic health, brain function, gut health, physical performance, sleep, spiritual health, increasing the ability to handle stress by making cells more resilient, preventing many diseases, and much more. Of course the benefits depend on how long and how often you are fasting.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, August 24, 2022

OK are you ready for the return of the in-person Cop on Top? Yes, we’re back at Walmart starting Thursday when the Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative lifts a team of Kaua‘i’s Finest to the roof where they will be asking for help for the island’s Special Olympics program through Saturday … great way to get to meet some of the athletes and their coaches, too.

First Kaua‘i Medical Training Track cohort introduced

LIHU‘E — Six members of the inaugural cohort of the Kaua‘i Medical Training Track program were introduced and able to network with members of Kaua‘i’s healthcare community during a recent event held at The Plantation House by Gaylord’s at Kilohana.

Mural program starts another on YWCA of Kaua‘i building

LIHU‘E — “We want people’s mana‘o,” said Nikki Cristobal of Kamawaelualani, Mo‘olelo Murals program. “We want people, especially the youth from 10 years and older, to be involved so we can teach and mentor them about culture, arts, and the community.”

Visitor Industry Charity Walk Kaua‘i surpasses goal

LIHU‘E — More than a thousand Kaua‘i pairs of feet tromped to raise more than $400,000 to help nearly 60 of Kaua‘i’s nonprofit organizations, Saturday during the 43rd Visitor Industry Charity Walk at the Vidinha Stadium soccer fields.

Happy Camper for Monday, August 22, 2022

Kiele Rose Casillas (yes, newly-install Miss Kaua‘i Filipina!) was doing a last service project before heading off to college (Mayor Derek and Mrs. Monica Kawakami had Hailey being squared away for the fall semester, too), and the new Miss Hawai‘i Sr. (not “Jr.”) Elementary Hi‘ilei Berg started volunteering from Friday for both the 43rd Visitor Industry Charity Walk, and the ‘Ohana Fun Fair.

Cop on Top begins Thursday

HONOLULU — Volunteer, off-duty law enforcement officers across the state will once again rise to the occasion to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Hawai‘i.

Finding fun at ‘Ohana Fun Fair

LIHU‘E — “Do you know what’s in the baby stroller being pushed by Conner Kosen?” Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau president Laurie Ho inquired, Saturday while Kosen was joined by Kira Blackstad Pimental in accepting the Kaua‘i Farm Bureau “Future of Agriculture” scholarships during the ‘Ohana Fun Fair 2022 at the Kukui Grove Center.

Happy Camper for Sunday, August 21, 2022

Kudos, Dan King, Diann Hartman (those Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa tunnels are pretty cool as shortcuts), Claudia Lowdy (I thought she was just charity walk chair!) and the many hands at the Hyatt, for juggling the launch of the Kaua‘i United Way 2022 campaign (yes, Timothy Takeshita, go find a champion!), and the resort’s brief respite from bookings to be able to host a day-long employee-appreciation event for the resort’s many hard-working associates.

$3M available for home gardening from state

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is now accepting applications for the second year of the Micro-Grants for Food Security Program (MGFSP), which provides support for small-scale gardening, herding and livestock operations to help produce food in areas that are food insecure.

Festival benefits Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank Saturday

ANAHOLA — Sashamon, Dirk Debonaire and The Golden Nuggets and Tropical Groove will be providing free music to people who bring an item of non-perishable food donation that will benefit the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank, Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Anahola Marketplace.