Forest therapy guide Phyllis Look, founder and owner of Forest Bathing Hawai‘i, at Lyon Arboretum in Mänoa on her 65th birthday. (Photos by Kevin Kawamoto)

Lead Story – Guided Forest Bathing Reveals Nature’s Healing Spirit

GUIDED FOREST BATHING REVEALS NATURE’S HEALING SPIRIT Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to the Hawai‘i Herald My journey to the forest began in the city — at a bus stop at the Ala Moana Shopping Center, to be exact. The No. 5 bus to Mänoa took me farther and farther away from stressed-out Christmas season shoppers....
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Health Information – Sayonara to the Raw Vegetable Myth (Final)

Eat More Vegetables by Cooking Them Everyone should try to eat 300 grams of vegetables each day — 100 grams of green and yellow vegetables and 200 grams of non-green/yellow vegetables. “Three hundred grams is...
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Health Information – Sayonara to the Raw Vegetable Myth (part 3)

Raw Vegetable Nutrients Are Difficult to Absorb Professor Hiroshi Maeda of Kumamoto University explained how he began his research. “Vegetables are exposed to the sun’s rays and ultraviolet radiation throughout the day, yet their cells are not...
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Health Information – Sayonara to the Raw Vegetable Myth (Part 4)

Raw Vegetable Nutrients Are Difficult to Absorb (continued from December TV) Cooked vegetable soups were found to have calcium and minerals not found in plain water in which the same vegetables were soaked. Other compounds found in...
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Health Information – Natto Boosts Your Brain, Strengthens Your Bones (Part 6)

Natto (fermented soy beans), one of Japan’s best-known health foods, is loaded with compounds that help slow aging of the brain such as vitamins B1, B2 and K2. Vitamin B1, known for its effects...
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Health Information – Sayonara to the Raw Vegetable Myth (Part 7)

Vegetables Are Better Cooked Why do human beings need to eat vegetables in the first place? Today, human beings are said to require 300 grams of vegetables each day. “Vegetables contain vitamins such as A and C,...
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