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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...
The 2018 Puaka‘ana o ka lä (Rise Up!) awards recipients were: (seated, from left) comedian Frank DeLima; the Rev. Dr. Teruo Kawata and Dr. Amy Agbayani. Standing behind them are (from left): Sr. Joan Chatfield, Janet Fujioka, the Rev. Dr. Wally Fukunaga and Dr. Jeffrey Acido. (Photo by Kevin Kawamoto)

Health and Wellness – Journeys to Wellness VII

Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Resilience — the ability to bounce back from significant adversity and lead a meaningful, purpose-driven life — was the underlying theme of Dr. Randal Wada’s keynote speech at the seventh annual “Journeys to Wellness” gathering on Oct. 13 at the Community Church of Honolulu. Readers may remember....
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SUPPLEMENT YOUR BRAIN WITH FISH AND SESAME SEEDS, DHA: BRAIN CELL BUILDING BLOCKS (Part 5) Just as cars use gasoline as their source of energy, we humans use food energy from the things we eat...
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Health Information – Chewing: The Start fo High Intelligence (Part 4)

Of the three important elements, the most crucial is “how you eat.” “At mealtime, the most important thing for giving your brain a boost is to chew your food well. As I mentioned earlier, moving...
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LIVING A BRAIN-BOOSTED LIFE (Part 3) Other than via nutrients, what are some of the ways of giving your brain a boost? taste, smell and texture from inside the mouth are also transmitted to the brain....
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Health Information – Glucose, The Brain’s Sole Energy Source (Part 2)

In addition to vitamins and minerals, proteins, lipids and many other nutrients are essential to the brain. The most important among these, according to Dr.  Oshima are choline and glucose. “Choline, found in egg yolks,...
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Brain-Essential Vitamin and Minerals: Boosting Your Brain with Vitamin E and Zinc (Part 1) All of us would like to be smarter, sharper and think lucidly all the time. We asked Dr. Kiyoshi Oshima of Kyoto...
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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 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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