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GREEN ASPARAGUS (Part 2) ORIGINS AND INTRODUCTION The name “asparagus” comes from a Greek word meaning “to break apart into small pieces,” or “to divide into many.” In fact, if asparagus is allowed to grow freely,...

Mental Wellness – THE THINGS THAT WE DO NOT (WANT TO) SEE

Mental-Health Professionals’ Advice on Dealing with Difficult Family Dynamics of Depression, Isolation and Abuse Ida Yoshinaga As a child of a nisei man who had suffered from long-term depression, a mid-life existential crises that led to...

Mental Wellness – HAWAI‘I’S MENTAL-HEALTH ADVOCATES, PART TWO

Retired Army National Guard Member Supports Veterans Towards Mental Wellness Ida Yoshinaga Continued from Part 1 in the Feb. 19, 2021, issue. Thinking of Those at Risk for Work-Related Trauma Dec. 4, 2019: I am hiding alongside my...

Mental Wellness – HAWAI‘I’S MENTAL-HEALTH ADVOCATES, PART ONE

Ida Yoshinaga AJAs Working in Public Health, Hospitals and Religion Talk About Mental Wellness A Pleasant Meal Followed by Mild PTSD We are clothed in business casual and downtown alohawear, as we sit together in the air-conditioned...

Sidebar – Advice from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Warning Signs of Suicide • Talking about wanting to die • Looking for a way to kill oneself • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain • Talking about...
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CHITOSAN AND HEAVY METALS (Part 2) WHAT ILLNESSES CAN RESULT FROM CLOGGED BLOOD VESSELS? High blood pressure (hypertension): Within the body, the heart has a formidable job — it must pump blood through 100,000 km of...
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Mind-Body Wellness – RESOLUTIONS ARE NOT JUST FOR THE NEW YEAR

Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist What a year 2020 has been. Although the coronavirus has challenged and altered our lives, this year seems to have flown by. I have been hearing many express the desire...
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Mind-Body Wellness – MENTAL WELLNESS AND RESILIENCE

Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Recently, do you find yourself asking, When will this COVID-19 situation ever end or get under control? For the past eight months our lives, social connections, routines and behaviors have...
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Health Information: COLOR DOES MEAN BEANS! (Part 2)

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY BENEFIT FROM BEAN POLYPHENOLS Unlike azuki beans whose pigments do not dissolve in water, kuromame (Japanese black soybeans) and kidney beans lose their pigments when soaked in water. This is because kuromame...
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Medicare 411 – IT’S TIME TO REVIEW YOUR MEDICARE COVERAGE

Seema Verma Courtesy: Medicare Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment season is underway, and I want to encourage all people with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage. Medicare Advantage plan premiums have fallen to historic...

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