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ords can be put together in so many ways. Syllables can be combined to create a rhythm, words can be put together to evoke an emotion and feelings recalled to tell a story. When preparing for the Letter from the Publishers a word will often come to mind for the month. Since words can have many different meanings, the word du jour often sends us to dictionaries to assure our understanding. Scintillate is a verb which was derived in the early 17th century from the latin scintillat, meaning sparkled. Scintillating is an adjective used to describe something that is sparkling or shining brightly. It can also mean something that is brilliantly and excitingly clever or skillful, such as having a scintillating conversation. Synonyms are brilliant, dazzling, exciting, exhilarating, stimulating, and invigorating. Use of the word grew slowly until the early 1900s when there was a sharp increase in its use until it peaked about 1940. Use of the word has had a gradual decline through present times. Let’s bring it back! We need more dazzle in our days. We each have the ability to make life more scintillating by letting our personalities shine, looking for the sparkle in others, getting excited about little things, and stopping to look at shiny stuff that attracts our attention. Make this a Scintillating September, then drop us a note to tell us how you did it. As we breeze into fall, vitality is the watchword for recharging batteries. Writer Marlaina Donato offers a comprehensive guide to ward off inflammation and premature cell death in “Age-Defying Bodywork: How to Turn Back the Clock.” She explains how fortifying the nervous system through massage, acupuncture and reflexology is critical to combating age-accelerating stress hormones like cortisol—and has been embraced by the medical mainstream. We also celebrate National Yoga Month with Donato’s take on “The Power of Yoga: Tapping into the Life Force.” Another potent stress-buster, yoga’s contribution to mind-body fitness is proving to be a reliable defense against age-related loss of mobility, cardiovascular disease and depression. The mind-body connection is at the forefront of writer April Thompson’s “Ayurvedic Cooking: Ancient System Restores Balance.” Here, in one of the world’s oldest systems, food is medicine; the menu is seasonal and local, and timing and preparation are critical to rebalancing health. While the health of the planet and its inhabitants is at the core of writer Yvette Hammett’s article “The Re-Use Revolution: Plastics Peril Drives New Strategies.” The growing plastics crisis has some people yearning for the days when soft drinks and beer all came in reusable containers that required a deposit, or when milk and cream were delivered to the front porch in quaint, glass bottles. Some states, municipalities and private companies are taking us back to the future in innovative ways. With kids back in school, parents will find insights from Ronica O’Hara to help with managing “Digital Kids: How to Click with Young Techies.” Kids and adults may all benefit from this month’s pet department where writer Julie Peterson offers alternatives to rehoming the family dog or cat if allergies are an issue in “Pet Peeve: Natural Remedies for Allergies to Furry Friends.” Please enjoy these articles and the rest of the September edition. With our heartfelt gratitude,

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Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death How You Can Help


ur ʻ Ōhiʻ a trees are cherished and sacred beacons of Hawaiʻ i. The existence of Rapid ʻ Ōhiʻ a Death (ROD) has plagued the ʻ Ōhiʻ a forests since early 2015, when the first incidence was discovered on the Big Island. Since that time, hundreds of thousands of ʻ ōhiʻ a have died from this fungus, called Ceratocystis. It’s called Rapid ʻ Ōhiʻ a Death because healthy trees appear to die within a few days to a few weeks. In May of 2018, the less virulent of the two fungal pathogens causing Rapid ʻ Ōhiʻ a Death, Ceratocystis huliohia, was detected on Kauaʻ i. In December 2018, Ceratocystis lukuohia, the more virulent fungal pathogen causing ROD, was also detected on Kauaʻ i. Maui had an incident of the less virulent form in July of this year. The only visual cue of infection is when a tree’s leaves suddenly turn brown and the tree begins to die. Detection methods are labor intensive, often including traversing rugged terrain to collect samples. There’s no clear way to identify trees that may have been exposed to the fungus when they are not showing signs of infection. Once the leaves turn brown, it’s too late to save the tree or prevent the spread of the disease. Since 2016, systematic helicopter and ground surveys have been conducted by a partnership of state, federal, university, and non-governmental organizations. In the past three years, 150 dead or unhealthy ʻ Ōhiʻ a trees on Oʻ ahu have been sampled and all have been negative for ROD, until now. Just recently a team of natural resource managers from the Oʻahu Invasive Species Committee (OISC) and

the Koʻ olau Mountain Watershed Partnership (KMWP) sampled a dead ʻŌhiʻa tree on Kamehameha Schools’ land in a remote area of the Koʻolau Mountains above Pearl City. The sample was sent to the USDA Agriculture Research Service lab in Hilo where the presence of Ceratocystis huliohia was confirmed. Although this is the less aggressive of the two Ceratocystis pathogens associated with ROD, Oʻahu trees are still at risk. This case of ROD on Oʻahu has initiated a rapid response that includes helicopter, UAS (drone) and ground surveys planned with OISC, DLNR and KMWP. Kamehameha Schools is working with the response agencies to coordinate access to the property to enable testing and prevent its spread. ʻ Ōhiʻa grows throughout the Koʻolau and Waianae mountain ranges across approximately 50,000 acres. They provide important watershed cover to recharge the island’s aquifer, habitat for endangered species and cultural uses. Our ʻōhiʻa forests need our protection. The following actions are necessary to safeguard these precious trees:

Avoid injuring ʻōhiʻa

Disease spores enterʻ ōhiʻ a through open wounds. The disease can also spread from tree to tree on machetes or other tools.

Don’t transport ʻōhiʻa inter-island

This includes ʻ ōhiʻ a wood and vegetation, especially from areas known to have ROD.

Clean hiking boots/gear/tools

To avoid transporting spores, scrub off all dirt and spray boot soles and tools with 70% rubbing alcohol, and wash clothes in hot water and use a dryer.

Wash your vehicle if driving near ʻōhiʻa forests

Because the disease can remain alive and infectious in soil, wash all dirt off vehicles. To report dead or dying ʻōhiʻa on Oʻahu, please call or text the Oahu Invasive Species Committee at 808-286-4616 or email Additional information about Rapidʻ ōhiʻa Death can be found at A special thanks to Will Weaver with the Ko’olau Mountains Watershed Partnership for notifying us of these findings and for providing the accompanying photo. September 2019


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atural Awakenings has unveiled a brand-new, comprehensive online hub for all things healthy and sustainable in Hawaii. Partnering with the Locable Publisher Network, a software company that works exclusively with local publications like Natural Awakenings, the new website has many exciting features for readers and advertisers alike. The enhanced online calendar will make it easy to share events and discover local happenings in the community. Business owners can list their natural health and eco-friendly products or services for visitors to discover in the new searchable directory. There are opportunities for advertisers to increase their online reach through a community sponsorship, featured event listings, display advertisements and more. Also, the articles and sections that readers have grown to love can be easily found and shared through the new website. Publishers Beckie and Bud Kowalski say, “this new site offers so much community interaction, we are really excited!.” For more information, visit If you are interested in digital advertising opportunities with certain online placements available on a first-come, first-serve basis, contact or call 808-927-3435.


r. Gina Kim, DC, is once again coming to Oahu to offer her eye-opening interactive workshop that will teach participants how to identify areas affected by imbalances and determine if they are due to chemical, emotional, mental, physical or spiritual issues. The workshop is being offered at the HeArts Center in Aiea at 98-030 Hekaha Street, Suite 27, Aiea, on October 26 and 27 (Saturday and Sunday) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost of the workshop is $250 if paid by October 4, and $300 after. Alumni can attend for $175. A workbook and 14 hours of HI DC-CEUs are included. Deadline for registration is October 23. Dr. Kim specializes in family practice with her husband on Maui. She incorporates traditional and gentle chiropractic adjustments, Cellular Regeneration Technique, flexion-distraction, craniosacral therapy, trigger point therapy, prayer, nutrition and exercise/stretching guidance to balance and harmonize the body-mind-spirit. She is an international speaker and founder of the Cellular Regeneration Technique (CRT), a trademarked multi-faceted form of energy healing based on muscle testing and intuition to balance the body, mind and spirit. Upon completion of the workshop, attendees can use CRT for themselves, others, land and animals. Anyone that wants to elevate their body, mind and spirit to optimum functioning should consider attending this workshop to help themselves and others live more empowered in this chaotic world. For more information, or to register, call 808-871-6996, email, or visit See ad, page 22.

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eople rightfully fear sitting on an airplane close to people that can transmit germs that may make them sick. The dry, recycled air on planes is particularly abusive to nasal passages, making them vulnerable to the millions of germs floating around. We see people wearing medical masks in these situations and think, “I should do that, but it looks weird.” Well, now there’s a way to look stylish and be protected from airborne germs at the same time. Maui-born athlete, Danielle Travis, made frequent overseas trips for competitive events and found that she would often arrive ill. She and a friend in the medical field got together to brainstorm on how to create a fashionable way to provide the protection of disposable medical masks worn by international travelers. This collaboration brought about the birth of the Winged Mask Scarf. It features an inner mask attached to an outer scarf, providing both protection and style. It’s a patented design made locally in Honolulu.

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Age is just a number. Life and aging are the greatest gifts that we could possibly ever have. ~Cicely Tyson

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health briefs

Eat Vegan Without Compromising Stamina For runners, food is fuel, and a new study lays to rest debates about which diet is best. Researchers at Leibniz University, in Hannover, Germany, recruited 76 men and women runners, divided equally between vegans, vegetarians and omnivores. They had an average age of 27 and ran recreationally two to five times a week. The runners were asked to pedal to exhaustion on a stationary bike, and researchers found that all three groups had similar exercise capacity and power output, and similar lactate production during exercise. The researchers concluded that vegan diets were “a suitable alternative for ambitious recreational runners.”

Death by Root Canal slow blood poisoning

While root canal therapy is often claimed to "save" teeth, in reality, there is nothing to save. A root canaled tooth is a dead tooth, and, as such, urges long-time dentist Dr. Carlson, should be buried six feet below Earth's surface. “It is time to make connections,” says Dr. Carlson. “The ‘cult of dental death’ has ruled far too long with great skill in scientific obfuscation. The dental profession is the only health field that advocates leaving dead, infected tissue within the living human body. That is what root canal treatment does.” Death by Root Canal challenges dental morticians – endodontists – and their sympathizers to prove that their practice of root canal therapy is NOT a hazard endangering the public’s good health. Rather, it is the start of slow blood poisoning.

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Soak Up Rays for a Healthier Bowel Regular exposure to sunlight decreases the incidence of irritable bowel disease (IBD) in children, researchers from the Australian National University report. They compared 99 children with IBD with 396 healthy children using interviews with parents to establish a database. For every 10 minutes of sunlight exposure a day on average, there was a 6 percent reduction in risk, and 30 minutes a day reduced the risk by 20 percent. Also, children with deeper tans were at lower risk. IBD, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, has been shown in previous studies to be less common among people that live in sunnier places and closer to the Equator.

Sleep Tight to Keep Ulcers at Bay About one in 10 Americans develops painful peptic ulcers, open sores in the lining of the stomach and duodenum, that are sometimes caused by an overgrowth of the Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Drug therapy to eradicate the bacteria involving two antibiotics and one acid suppressant is usually successful, but about 10 percent of cases recur. A key factor may be sleep quality, suggests a new study from the University of Hong Kong. Researchers followed 1,420 people that had been treated for peptic ulcers for three years. The ulcers recurred in 8.3 percent of them, and those that had poor sleep—including taking longer to fall asleep and waking more during the night—were significantly more likely to be re-infected. Longer total sleep times helped reduce infection recurrence.

Lower Anxiety to Ease Allergies People with generalized anxiety disorders affecting all aspects of life are more likely to have seasonal allergies triggered by grass or tree pollen and people with depression are more likely to suffer from chronic allergies triggered by such irritants as animal hair and dust mites, report German researchers at the Technical University of Munich. In the study of 1,782 people, they also found that food and drug allergies were unaffected by psychosocial disorders.

global briefs

Growing Pains

Climate Changes Upend Farming

Cultivation throughout the U.S. is becoming more difficult because of unpredictable weather patterns, leading to higher prices and lowered productivity. Farmers are finding that a shift of two or three weeks in a growing season can upset supply chains, labor schedules and other agricultural variables, like the routes that honeybees travel to pollinate fields. Also, climate change is driving a rise in pest infestations that will keep growers scrambling to keep up with rapidly changing conditions. “Decades-long patterns of frost, heat and rain, never entirely predictable, but once reliable enough, have broken down. In regions where the term climate change still meets with skepticism, some simply call the weather extreme or erratic. But most agree that something unusual is happening,” reports The New York Times.


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Cetacean Liberation

Canada Bans Captive Sea Mammals Canada’s Parliament recently passed legislation banning the practice of breeding and keeping whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity. Violations are punishable by fines of up to $150,000. While celebrated by animal rights activists, the bill doesn’t free marine mammals currently in captivity, those being rescued and rehabilitated, or those being kept for the purposes of licensed scientific research. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported that the measure would especially impact Marineland, the Niagara Falls, Ontario, amusement park and zoo that has 55 beluga whales, five bottlenose dolphins and one orca, according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Marineland said it will comply with the legislation.

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be the catalyst of most degenerative diseases. Psychological stress, according to research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Sheldon Cohen of Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, changes how the body regulates inflammatory response. “Stress and inflammation cause pain and disease,” says Certified Reflexologist and holistic practitioner Martha Garland, of CreativeSpirit Healing Arts, in Baltimore. “All of this that we carry in our bodies will make us feel much older than our years.” Through application of pressure on specific reflex zones on the feet, hands and ears, reflexologists like Garland can help promote the natural flow of bodily

Age-Defying Bodywork How to Turn Back the Clock by Marlaina Donato


t has been said that stress kills, and it often can be a slow and premature process, leading to common but avoidable symptoms of decline: impaired memory, loss of mobility, fatigue and decreased libido. Good nutrition, getting enough sleep and staying active contribute to vitality; however, fortifying the nervous system is critical to combating age-accelerating stress hormones like cortisol. The key to keeping body and mind young may lie in the therapeutic modalities of bodywork, an umbrella term for up to 350 methods that include massage, energy work and meridianbased therapies like acupuncture, shiatsu and reflexology, which can improve quality of life and promote cellular integrity. Once considered a luxury confined to spas and private home sessions, bodywork is moving into the medical mainstream with reputable hospitals like the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York City, which offers reiki sessions and instruction for patients and caregivers. According to a survey by the American Hospital Association, reiki and its close cousin Therapeutic Touch


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comprise one of three top complementary therapies in American hospitals, along with massage therapy and music. The Arthritis Foundation recommends massage for all types of arthritis and pain syndromes like fibromyalgia, as it can reduce discomfort and stress.

The Chemistry of Premature Aging

Busy lives without enough downtime can set up the body to be in a chronic state of “fight-or-flight”, which compromises cardiovascular health, nutrient absorption, waste elimination and immunity. Thanks to groundbreaking researchers like Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, it is now understood that prolonged daily stress weakens DNA structures by shortening chromosome-protecting telomeres, a major component in premature cell death and the trigger of genetic, predisposed markers for disease. Studies by Dr. Owen Wolkowitz, of the University of California, San Francisco, demonstrate the link between shortened telomeres and insufficient response to free radicals, resulting in chronic inflammation, now believed to

functions. “Reflexology, a modality that is separate from massage therapy, reduces the tension, stress and pain that we hold in our feet and in the rest of our body, which can promote longevity and better quality of life,” she says. Certified craniosacral therapist Margaret Connolly, of Narberth, Pennsylvania, agrees that mental or emotional strain plays a key role in the aging process. “During stress, the body is primed to resist or escape a threat, and in that situation, it’s not going to prioritize restorative activities,” she says. Craniosacral therapy (CST) focuses on the cerebrospinal fluid and the meninges surrounding the brain, spinal cord and related connective tissue, and helps the body drop out of excessive fightor-flight mode.

Pain, Serotonin and Substance P

Bodywork and its ability to impact the chemistry of stress has far-reaching effects on most bodily systems. Studies in 2016 from the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine have shown that massage therapy helps to regulate hormones, boost immunity, improve attentiveness and ease the symptoms of depression. Licensed Massage Therapist Michele Duncan King, of Sea Spell Massage, in

Cannon Beach, Oregon, knows firsthand how her work can assist in counteracting the energy-sapping effects of stress. “When the digestive system doesn’t go into the ‘restand-digest’ state via activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, it can affect muscles, joints, organs and hormones. This, along with elevated cortisol, can certainly make us function less optimally, making us feel older and less vibrant.” Traditional massage modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, Thai and Lomi Lomi help reduce blood pressure, boost immunity by augmenting natural killer cells, decrease symptoms of depression and support the cardiovascular system. It can also assist lymphatic movement, which can prevent cold hands and feet and achiness. Massage also raises serotonin and dopamine levels, neurotransmitters that play vital roles in memory, mood regulation and immunity. Most significantly, higher serotonin levels are linked to lower levels of substance P, a neuropeptide that is central in pain perception. It soars during times of stress, anxiety and insufficient sleep, and has also been linked to tumor growth and inflammatory conditions.

Multidimensional Well-Being

Bodywork can assist the physical body, but it can also be a restorative balm for the emotions and psyche. “As human beings, touch is so important. Massage modalities invite safe, healing touch,” says Anita Bondi, licensed massage therapist and a founder of the Wellspring Holistic Center, in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. “A good therapist will also educate a client about other benefits of a more holistic lifestyle. I believe any time we give ourselves permission to listen to the body’s wisdom and follow its lead, we reduce stress and increase well-being.” While women are more apt to include bodywork sessions in their health care, men can be hesitant. Connolly encourages both women and men to experience CST and other modalities. “Sometimes men are a bit nervous about being touched, whether the practitioner is male or female. Even when open to hands-on therapy, some men believe extremely deep pressure is needed in order to be effective.” Not so, says Connolly, who cites the experience of Mark Bertolini, CEO of the Aetna health insurance company, who credits CST with saving his life when he

was contemplating suicide and suffering severe neuropathic pain from a skiing accident.

Menopause and Cognitive Function

CST can also have an impact on women’s hormonal changes. “Very slight movement of tissues near the pituitary gland can exert a subtle pumping motion on the master gland in a way that will facilitate its ability to produce and release hormones,” explains Connolly. The therapy is sometimes used in conjunction with acupuncture, which also impacts hormones and works on the brain. A 2018 study by Chinese researchers published in the journal EvidenceBased Complementary and Alternative Medicine shows neuronal improvement through acupuncture in both cognitively impaired patients and healthy individuals.

Tools for Life

Most practitioners believe that deriving benefits from bodywork requires consistency, which can support longevity in unexpected ways. Garland says, “What really makes a difference in reducing chronic stress is consistent stress reduction. One session occasionally will feel good and reduce tension temporarily, but will not make a major difference in reducing stress in the long term.” King agrees: “A massage once a month is my recommendation for ideal overall maintenance, and more frequent sessions for specific conditions or goals.” Research and results confirm that well-being is not a luxury, but a necessity, and puts to rest the idea that bodywork is a guilty pleasure. “The more we do to help ourselves, the better our lives will be as we age,” says Bondi. Marlaina Donato is certified in massage and bodywork, and is the author of several books. Connect at

Highlighting Bodywork Benefits For Her:

n Shiatsu and acupuncture for hormonal imbalance, insomnia, mi-

graine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome

n Swedish, deep tissue and aromatherapy massage for stress reduction,

premenstrual syndrome, pain, food cravings

n Craniosacral therapy for headaches, back and joint pain, morning

sickness, postpartum wellness

n Maya Abdominal Massage (Arvigo techniques) for reproductive

health, fertility, bladder health, constipation

n Reflexology for healthier skin, food sensitivities, seasonal allergies,

overactive bladder

For Him: n Shiatsu and acupuncture for back pain, office-related pain syndromes,

gout and inflammatory bowel disease

n Swedish, deep tissue and aromatherapy massage for cardiovascular and

lymphatic circulation, blood pressure, depression, anxiety, better sleep

n Neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, trigger point release and

cross-fiber friction massage for supporting muscles of the male pelvic floor integral to the prostate, bladder and sexual health

n Craniosacral therapy for pain reduction, headaches, asthma n Rolfing, structural integration and the Feldenkrais Method for changing structural patterns, pain reduction, body awareness n Reflexology for kidney stones September 2019



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aily news footage and photos capture the damage plastic is doing to the planet’s oceans: turtles ensnared in plastic nets, whales with guts full of plastics and aerial views of the burgeoning island of floating detritus known as the Pacific Garbage Patch. Tiny pieces of plastic are even showing up in our food and drinking water. The growing plastics crisis has some people yearning for the days when soft drinks and beer all came in reusable containers that required a deposit, or when milk and cream were delivered to the front porch in quaint, glass bottles. Sherri Mason, Ph.D., sustainability coordinator at Penn State Behrend, in Erie, Pennsylvania, believes this is exactly the direction this issue may take. “I do think some of it will be a return to glass,” she says. Mason conducted a study in 2018 and discovered that bottled water contained tiny bits of microplastic. An earlier tap water study she conducted showed there were about five particles of plastic in a liter of tap water, if averaged across the globe. “We thought that would shock people into demanding change. Instead, a lot of the comments were to drink more bottled water.” In the 2018 study, Mason and her team, then at the State University of New York at Fredonia, tested 259 bottles of water from nine countries that included all the top brands in the U.S.—Dasani, Aquafina and Nestlé Pure Life, among them. “On average, for every liter of bottled water in total, you would be ingesting 325 pieces of plastic. We had one bottle of Nestlé Pure Life

with over 10,000 pieces of plastic. These are the particles that can make their way across the gastrointestinal tract and be carried to your blood, liver, kidneys and brain,” Mason says. Analysis of the particles indicates that the plastics found in bottled water leach from the container itself, while the source in tap water may be PVC pipes and fittings. However, plastics are also ubiquitous in surface and groundwater, and may make their way into drinking supplies via air, wind, rain and industrial activity, according to an assessment published earlier this year in the journal Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health. After Mason’s findings were released, the World Health Organization announced a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water. Meantime, the impact of plastic pollution on marine life—zooplankton, seabirds, marine mammals and reptiles throughout the food chain—is well documented, according to a 2014 study published in the online journal PLOS ONE. The study estimates more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing somewhere near 269,000 tons, are floating in the Earth’s oceans. People are loudly calling for change, and innovators are responding. In the United Kingdom, there is the Plastics Pact, which brings together businesses from across the plastic industry to eliminate problematic or single-use plastics through redesign, innovation and alternative delivery models. A UK startup, Ooho, has created an edible water container made of seaweed to provide the convenience of plastic bottles while limiting the environmental impact. Tom Szaky, the CEO and founder of TerraCycle, a Trenton, New Jersey, recycling company, is among those pioneering a rebirth of reusing with a pilot project launched in May called Loop. The company has partnered with Proctor & Gamble, Nestlé, Clorox and other major brands to deliver and retrieve products in durable, reusable containers, just like the milk man. Consumers can order everyday items from the online Loop store—paying a deposit on the container—and UPS will deliver it to their doorstep, picking up empties to be washed, refilled and used again and again. “Hundreds of products, from Tide to Häagen-Dazs to Tropicana, are being delivered,” says Szaky. “It’s growing very fast in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington,

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ntrepreneur, DJ and author Radha Agrawal is on a global mission to catalyze community and connect people meaningfully through shared values, talents and passions. Driven by her love of movement and music, Agrawal founded Daybreaker—early morning yoga sessions followed by live-music, alcohol-free dance parties that are being held in 26 cities worldwide—which are helping to break down the loneliness and isolation increasingly common to urban settings. She also co-founded the THINX line of period-proof underwear with her twin sister Miki and friend Antonia Saint Dunbar, and is now launching LiveItUp, a virtual “life school” featuring 21day challenges from renowned guides such as Whole Foods CEO John Mackey and functional medicine specialist Mark Hyman, M.D. Her recent book Belong: Find Your People, Create Community and Live a More Connected Life shares her personal journey of finding her place and people in life, and offers hands-on exercises to help others do the same. Agrawal lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, New York,

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where she still loves to go out and celebrate life with friends several nights a week.

What inspired your journey to bring people together?

I grew up in a community-driven town in Montreal. My dad is Indian and my mom is Japanese, and I had a built-in sense of community within those two cultures. Yet I sleepwalked through my 20s; at 30 years old, I woke up realizing I didn’t feel a sense of belonging anymore and started on an intentional journey back to community. I was also shocked into action by the statistics around our lack of community. One in four Americans report having no friends to confide in; the number jumps to one in three for those over age 65. Another study showed that not having social ties is as harmful to our health as being an alcoholic, and is twice as harmful as obesity.

What steps can help people that are feeling isolated start to find community?

It starts with an internal journey of self-exploration. Make a list of your values, interests and abilities, and see where they intersect and how you can use them to serve your community. They may be bringing music to a space, asking questions or hosting, which is my particular

gift. Then find 10 communities that align with those interests and explore them in a light-touch way until you find the ones you want to participate in more deeply.

What is the key to cultivating nurturing friendships?

Again, start by taking a self-inventory: the qualities you seek in a friend, the qualities you don’t want and the qualities you need to embody as a friend. Take stock on how you are showing up for your friends, and note if you are making excuses for yourself or your friends. I realized in doing this that I was often triple-booking myself and prioritizing everything but friendship, and made an effort to change. Now I look for friends who love adventure and lean in and say yes to life. Now, at 40, I seem to meet new people every day who come from the same star and make friends so much faster having done that hard work in my 30s.

What are the key components of a healthy, thriving community?

Community is built on safety and sustained on mystery. With Daybreaker, the mystery is not knowing the next theme or DJ or “Wow!” moment, but our members have the safety of knowing it will be a wellness-oriented event and a safe space where they will be hugged upon entry and can dance with reckless abandon every month. It takes effort to keep the excitement alive, but as a result, Daybreaker is scaling and gaining momentum.

How do we find the proper balance of commitments and interests?

Developing boundaries is key. When I first started Daybreaker, I would say yes to everything, and I was exhausted all the time trying to please everyone. Now that I have a daughter, my time is even more precious. If I ask myself if something is giving me energy and fulfillment and the answer isn’t a deep yes, then I know it’s a deep no. Celebrate your abundant energy, though; it’s a blessing to have lots of interests and friends. Stay curious to where you are in life and what the world has to offer. April Thompson is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C. Connect at

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n Ayurveda, food is medicine,” says Susan Weis-Bohlen, the Reisterstown, Maryland, instructor and author of Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles and Practices to Balance and Heal Naturally. “How we feed ourselves is the first line of disease prevention and longevity.” First developed in India some 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It works to rebalance mental and physical health in coordination with mind-body energy types called doshas. The primary ones—Vata, Pitta and Kapha—correlate to the five elements of space, air, fire, earth and water, and can fluctuate over time. An Ayurvedic diet can help address dosha imbalances and optimize health and well-being. New York City chef, restauranteur and author Divya Alter embraced Ayurveda while suffering from an autoimmune disorder that conventional medicine couldn’t cure. “Food was instrumental to my healing,” she says.

Eating in Season “Ayurveda is about living in harmony. Eating seasonally and locally, you not only get the most nourishment, but also

rekindle your relationship to food and the environment,” says Nishita Shah, of The Ayurvedic Institute, in Albuquerque. “In Ayurveda, we look to seasons to determine what to eat based on what is naturally available, like eating light juicy fruits in summer rather than the heavy root vegetables abundant in winter,” notes Weis-Bohlen. Spices and herbs have powerful healing properties that can be combined in different ways to balance doshas in tune with the seasons. “In winter, use warming spices like ginger, cinnamon or chilies, and in summer, season with cooling spices like coriander and fennel, or fresh herbs like cilantro,” says Alter.

Ayurvedic Prep Tips Proper combination and selection of ingredients are a critical component of Ayurveda, according to Alter, author of What to Eat for How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen. She says, “Well-prepared food is easy to digest and protects prana—the food’s living force or energy—so it can nourish and energize.” Ayurveda also focuses on the “six tastes” ideally present in every dish: sweet, sour, salty, astringent, bitter and pungent.

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“Western cuisine has a strong salty and sweet bias. Health issues arise from an imbalanced palate,” says Shah. Alter adjusts taste profiles according to the season and the individual’s dosha. “Bitter foods can be very cleansing and help eliminate winter sluggishness. More pungent foods are good in the spring, when the body may feel congested and heavy after winter,” she says. To address diners’ differing doshas at her restaurant, Divya’s Kitchen, Alter focuses on seasonal dishes that incorporate all six tastes. “By definition, these are tri-doshic foods which can balance all three dosha types.” Good tri-doshic foods include asparagus in spring, berries in summer and root vegetables in winter. “Cooked leafy greens can also be tri-doshic,” says Alter, adding that spices can tweak the natural dosha effect of a given food.

Ancient Cooking for Modern Lifestyles Ayurveda’s rules of the kitchen—such as avoiding cold, raw, processed or microwaved foods, not combining fruits with other foods, and making lunch the heaviest meal of the day—can run counter to the typical Western diet, but with time, Ayurvedic cooking can become intuitive. Ayurvedic meals don’t need to be complicated or challenging to prepare. “A simple apple or plain rice can nourish us,” says Shah. One of Alter’s favorite recipes is an apple or pear stewed with cloves, prepared and eaten first thing in the morning to stimulate the digestive system. Plain almonds are another good protein snack, especially in aiding digestion when soaked and peeled, she advises. A “Buddha bowl” packed with colorful, sautéed vegetables, lentils and a grain like quinoa, barley or millet makes for a simple, nourishing, well-balanced meal, says Shah. “I try to add just enough spice to enhance the flavor, while still being able to taste the sweetness of a carrot or the bitterness of chard.” A cook’s mindset is as important as the meal itself, say Ayurvedic practitioners. Alter believes mindfulness while cooking and eating not only enhances our experience, but also our digestion.

Ayurvedic cooking should be fun, ignite curiosity and taste great—not feel restrictive or lack flavor, says Shah. “Food should bring joy, and bring us back in tune with our bodies. Our bodies are smart and will tell us what they need.” April Thompson is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C. Connect at

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he rules of Ayurvedic cooking can seem overwhelming, but there are simple ways to start aligning our diet with its principles. “There is a profound knowledge behind Ayurvedic cooking, but the methods of preparation are easy; you don’t need to be a skilled chef,” says chef, restauranteur and author Divya Alter. “One portion of food should fit in your hands when cupped together,” says Nishita Shah, of The Ayurvedic Institute. “Any more is going above and beyond what the body needs and can handle.” “Energetic imbalances can fluctuate, so what you need now doesn’t have to be what you eat for the rest of your life,” says Alter. Shah uses color to guide her cooking, declaring a dish done when its greens are at peak vibrancy.

Alter stresses eating according to the strength of your digestion. “Someone with a fiery or strong digestion may need to eat heavier foods and more frequent meals.” Cooking with fresh, high-quality and ideally, organic ingredients is key. Food should be prepared soon after purchase and consumed soon after preparation to maximize flavors and nutrition. Ayurvedic cooking enhances natural flavors, while optimizing digestion, nutrient absorption and waste elimination. “How you experience food after a meal is just as important as how you feel while eating it. Deep frying, charring or cooking at high temperatures makes food hard to digest, overheats the liver and causes acidity,” says Alter.

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Simple Ayurvedic Recipes Place back in the oven and roast for an additional 10 minutes or until the chickpeas are slightly browned. Roast a little longer, if desired, for crunchier chickpeas. Store the crunchy chickpeas in an airtight container. Do not refrigerate. These are great to sprinkle on salads and rice dishes. Don’t make more than can be eaten in three days.

Crunchy Chickpeas

Pitta and Kapha pacifying

While Ayurveda does nor promote snacking, sometimes we just need a little something to peck on now and then. Crunchy garbanzo beans (chickpeas) make a satisfying and supremely healthy choice for Pitta and Kapha. As witnessed by the many packaged chickpea snacks now commonly seen in stores, chickpeas are popular, so make this snack for a quarter of the price. Customize the flavors to satisfy a personal dosha, and palate, by getting creative with the spices. Yields: 5 cup servings 2 cups precooked chickpeas or 2, 8-oz cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 tsp sea salt for Pitta or Himalayan salt for Kapha ½ tsp smoked paprika or ½ tsp ground cumin or ½ tsp garam masala powder (optional) 1 Tbsp sunflower or safflower oil (optional for crunchiness; no oil for Kapha) Spread the rinsed chickpeas on a baking sheet to dry, about 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 450° F. In a mixing bowl, add the chickpeas; salt; paprika, cumin or garam masala (if using); and the oil (if using). Toss well to coat and spread on a baking sheet in a single layer. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, and use a spatula to turn the chickpeas over.


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To cook dry chickpeas, soak overnight, drain and place into a large soup pot. Cover with water, at least double the amount of beans.

Add all the ingredients to a small pot. Over medium-high heat, bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for a minute or two. Pour into a mug and drink before bed. To enjoy this drink during the day, leave out the nutmeg. Tip: If experiencing constipation, adding more ghee to the milk will help. Recipe courtesy of Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles and Practices to Balance and Heal Naturally, by Susan Weis-Bohlen.

Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for at least 30 to 45 minutes. Check on the beans during cooking. When they are soft, they are done. Recipe courtesy of Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles and Practices to Balance and Heal Naturally, by Susan Weis-Bohlen.

Golden Milk

Vata, Pitta and Kapha pacifying Golden milk is an age-old recipe that nourishes the body on many levels. Turmeric helps reduce inflammation, ghee distributes the healing properties throughout the body and tryptophan in the milk will encourage sleep. It is calmative, restorative and delicious. Make this a vegan drink by substituting milk and ghee with almond oil and a dairy alternative such as almond milk, hemp milk or coconut milk made without zinc oxide. Yields: 1 serving 6 to 8 oz whole-fat goat’s milk for Kapha and Pitta or cow’s milk for Vata ½ tsp ghee ½ tsp turmeric powder ½ tsp ginger powder 1 pinch ground black pepper 1 pinch ground cinnamon 1 pinch ground nutmeg (to promote sleep) 1 small piece jaggery [sugar] (optional)

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ow often have you heard the saying “You’re as young as you feel?” What do you think about when you hear that? A good answer would be “I feel younger every day!” How we feel about our age is proven to have an effect on our health. “Your body believes what you repeatedly tell it,” says Soraya Applegate, Licensed Acupuncturist and yoga teacher at Soulistic Holistics Hawaii. “So why not tell yourself you feel younger and happier every day!” Feeling young does not have to be a complicated or expensive process. Soraya has some easy recommendations for feeling and looking young at any age.

Stress Less and Laugh More Soraya believes this is a major key to staying young and healthy. Everyone has to deal with stressful situations, the key is how do we deal with them? What are your stress levels? How do you react to everyday situations? Are you able to laugh at yourself, or do you take yourself and your life too seriously? Find a way to lighten up—laughter really is the best medicine (and its free!). The next time you feel yourself getting stressed, try to see the brighter side of the situation.

Move your Body There is no need to spend hours every day at the gym (unless you enjoy it). Just move your body regularly throughout the day. This can be as simple as a couple of short walks a day. Moving your body moves your blood, lymph and qi; this prevents stagnation of body, mind and spirit. Of course, if you enjoy sports, dancing or gym classes, or if you have dogs to walk, incorporating these activities in your life will keep you young and healthy. Here in Hawaii, we can easily go for a walk in nature. Nature helps restore vitality and wellbeing.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy Studies show that worry causes aging and ill health. Worrying is usually about a situation that has not yet happened, causing our minds to over think and our hearts to stress. Find a way to help calm your mind and be more in the present. Activities such as yoga, qi gong, mindfulness and singing can help you be in and appreciate the present moment. There’s always something you can think a happy thought about—start with that one happy thought and let it grow.

Holistic Therapies Soraya is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and yoga, which are both complete systems of medicine for health, vitality and longevity. Having regular acupuncture treatments helps to keep the body, mind and spirit in balance. There are also specific herbs and treatments which focus on youthfulness and vitality. Soraya offers acupuncture facials, helping her patients look younger as well as feel younger. Adaptogenic herbs and teas help the body manage stress, keep the adrenals balanced and the mind sharp. Soraya is a practitioner of Kundalini Yoga, which incorporates synchronized movement, breathing and singing that help balance the glandular system. Balancing the endocrine glands and corresponding hormones are the key to radiance, happiness and overall wellbeing.

Celebrate and Enjoy Your life No need to wait for a birthday or holiday to celebrate. Enjoy your life — celebrate the small things as well as the big achievements. Celebrate your friends’ achievements too. Life is meant to be fun, so celebrate and enjoy yourself! There is nothing more attractive than being with someone that enjoys life and has fun! Soraya offers a range of holistic therapies and services dedicated to help feeling young, healthy, happy and vibrant at any age, including Traditional Oriental Medicine and Kundalini Yoga. Ready to feel young again? Contact Soraya! For more information or to contact Soraya, call 808-721-3083, email, or visit Soulistic Holistics is located in the Kaneohe town center on the windward side of the island, Kaneohe Pain Relief Center, 45-696 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe. See ad, page 23. September 2019



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ongevity is something most of us strive for, and increasingly, research shows that implementing a consistent yoga practice can be a fruitful investment toward that goal. Yoga is an eight-branch system of well-being that encompasses exercise, meditation, conscious breathing, diet and other elements, but how it effects mind-body fitness alone is proving to be a reliable defense against age-related loss of mobility, cardiovascular disease and depression. Its stress-busting capabilities help to support challenged adrenal glands and lower elevated blood pressure. Getting on the mat can improve insulin sensitivity in diabetics and also help balance immune responses in individuals with autoimmune conditions or insufficient natural killer cells. Combined research from 22 studies by the University of Edinburgh reveals that yoga, compared to both sedentary lifestyles and other forms of exercise such as walking or chair aerobics, improved the lower-body strength and flexibility in individuals age 60 and older. The findings published earlier this year in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity also showed improved quality of sleep and fewer symptoms of depression.

Fewer Health Risks, Stronger Bones

Yoga’s inverted poses increase blood circulation to vital organs, including the intestines, which facilitates assimilation of nutrients and waste elimination. Asanas like shoulder stand, bridge and downwardfacing dog stimulate blood flow from the lower extremities to the heart and fortify red blood cells by increasing hemoglobin, guarding against blood clots, stroke and heart attack. Yoga can also strengthen the bones. A 2016 study published in the International Journal of Yoga shows improved bone mineral density in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. “Much like a house that sits empty or a car left to sit unused in a garage, our human parts can age and rot without movement. Movement creates more energy,” explains Nancy Poole, a teacher at Clarksburg Yoga and Wellness, in Clarksburg, Maryland. Joints lose flexibility as we age, but yoga movement provides them with essential oxygen, blood and nutrients. Lisa Moore, owner of Free to Be Yoga, in Great Falls, Montana, underscores, “A joint needs to move through its full range of motion to function well. Movement helps lubricate and cushion joints, provides nutrition and removes wastes.”

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A 2014 hatha yoga study published in the Journals of Gerontology revealed increased cognitive function in older adults after eight weeks of yoga three times a week. Yoga’s super power lies in its capacity to reset the autonomic nervous system and ramp up mood-boosting serotonin while decreasing monoamine oxidase, an enzyme that disarms the effects of stress hormones like cortisol. Under the influence of yoga, the brain is bathed in calming neurotransmitters, combatting depression and anxiety, and instilling a sense of optimism. “Yoga also helps us to embrace the hard times and ride the waves. With the tools that yoga provides, we can swim toward the light. It also helps us to experience a more intimate relationship with body and soul, and in turn make better choices in all aspects of life,” notes Carmen Ferreira, owner of the Sunshine Barre Studio, in Rocky Point, New York. Moore concurs, advising, “Yoga gives us powerful tools so we may age gracefully. One of them is to manage stress with equanimity.”

The Breath of Life

Conscious breathing is at the core of a dedicated yoga practice, and a lowered risk of cardiovascular and respiratory disease gives us another reason to inhale and exhale deeply. Poole observes, “Our general population does not breathe correctly, and many of us even hold our breath unconsciously. For my students, the hardest part of yoga is learning to take deep, full breaths. Old breathing habits must be unlearned. Once attention is given to the breath, tensions can be released.” “Yoga improves lung capacity and brings more energy to the cells, which in turn creates more energy and life force in our bodies,” says Ferreira. “It helps us to live from the heart’s center and foster a better quality of life,” she adds. “Each time we show up on our mats, we show up for ourselves, an opportunity to nourish the body, our one and only temple.” Marlaina Donato is an author of several books and a composer. Connect at

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any Silicon Valley executives that design devices and apps have put their own children in tech-free Waldorf schools, reports The New York Times; even Bill Gates and Steve Jobs strictly limited their kids’ screen time. They know firsthand what many parents fear—that kids are missing out on developing life and social skills because of technology that has been deliberately designed to be addictive. Recent studies link excessive digital use by kids to anxiety, depression and, according to a team of University of Southern California scientists published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a doubled risk of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder compared with infrequent users. However, there are sound strategies that we can use to help kids navigate the electronic wilds, say experts. “Parent like a tech exec by establishing strong tech limits and actively engaging your kids instead with family, school and the outdoors,” advises Richard Freed, Ph.D., a Walnut Creek, California, child and teen psychologist and author of Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age.


Devise a family master plan for tech use. A good place to start

is the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Family Media Use Plan (HealthyChildren. org/English/media). “Rules can be general,

Part of the challenge we face as parents is that these devices make things easier for us because our kids are occupied, so if we want to change our kids’ tech behavior, we’ll have to change how we do things, as well. ~Mariam Gates like no video games on weeknights, or very specific, like you can only play YouTube videos on the living room computer when other family members are present,” says Angela Roeber, director of communications at Omaha’s Project Harmony, a child protection nonprofit.


Set sensible time limits. The

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends monitored, minimal screen time for kids under 2 years old; one hour a day for kids 2 to 5; and “consistent limits” for kids 6 and older. “What works best for my family is a simple kitchen timer,” says Anya Kamenetz, author of The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life.


Talk with kids. Discuss with them why limits are needed, how to evaluate internet information according to its

source, ways to exercise caution on social media and why some games are deliberately designed to be never-ending. A 2015 Korean study of 2,376 grade-schoolers published in School Psychology International found that if parents show warmth and supervise their kids’ tech use with rational explanations, the children use less digital media.


Ban devices at meals and bedtime. Just

having electronics in sight interrupts focus, University of Texas at Austin researchers found. At night, make sure devices are turned off an hour before bedtime, and then collect them into a recharging basket by the front door. Keep phones, computers and tablets in a public part of the home—out of kids’ bedrooms—so that online activities are in plain view.


Keep up with the latest tech releases.

Join kids in their games, apps and website visits. Check out, which rates such content. If one causes concern, instead of Googling just its name, add search terms like “risks”, “problems” or “child use”.


Employ parental controls. Websites and

games can be blocked or limited within the devices themselves. Consider replacing the Safari or Chrome browser on a device with a kid-friendly version

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like Mobicip or GoogleSafeSearch, or installing in-depth monitoring programs such as Net Nanny, Norton Family Premier or Qustodio Parental Control.


Create enjoyable alternatives. Bicycle with

kids in a park. Enroll them in sport teams and art classes. “Part of the challenge we face as parents is that these devices make things easier for us because our kids are occupied, so if we want to change our kids’ tech behavior, we’ll have to change how we do things, as well,” says Mariam Gates, an educator and author of Sweet Dreams: Bedtime Visualizations for Kids.


Do a family digital detox. During one Sunday

a month at home, a weekend away camping or a vacation at a remote spot, keep all devices off and away—and watch how kids grow more responsive as they tune back into “real life”.

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We reprogram the immune system so that it no longer sees that particular allergen as an invader. ~Barbara Meconis

In the home, these proteins can easily become airborne and cling to surfaces and clothing. They can be carried by people to pet-free schools and hospitals, making the proteins difficult to avoid, so for those that deal with symptoms that range from watering eyes to difficulty breathing, allergies can flare up in unlikely places.

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essica Martinez, a medical assistant and part-time dog groomer in Rockford, Illinois, was growing her family—a husband, two daughters and a young beloved husky. When their third daughter was born with health problems and an allergy to dogs, Martinez was determined to manage the situation. She cleaned fervently—vacuuming, wiping down hard surfaces, and bathing and brushing the dog every day. Everyone had to wash their hands frequently. In addition, the room where other dogs were groomed had to be thoroughly cleaned after each session. It all eventually became too exhausting, and the husky was rehomed. But there may have been other options available to the family, say practitioners that treat patients with pet allergies. “I personally would rather not recommend that a patient not be around animals, because there are so many health benefits that animals can bring,” says Rosia Parrish, a naturopathic doctor at Boulder Natural Health, in Colorado, and a spokesper-


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Some families opt for one of the so-called hypoallergenic breeds of dogs or cats. However, experts at the American Lung Association and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology advise that all warm-blooded animals shed dander: flecks of skin containing proteins that can cause allergies. Additional allergens exist in proteins from saliva, urine and feces. Because proteins, not fur, are to blame, even short-haired or hairless dogs and cats can elicit an allergic response. They’re present in the dander of all mammals, including horses, rabbits, cows and mice. “Allergies are caused when the immune system cannot discern the difference between a safe protein, such as egg, and a dangerous protein, such as mold, and it starts attacking the wrong ones,” says Barbara Meconis, a registered nurse and owner of Holistic Care Approach, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“Allergies are one the most complex, unresearched topics,” says Meconis. Because of the general lack of knowledge in the field of immunology, people with allergies may have difficulty finding relief, especially when multiple or severe allergies are present. Pet owners aren’t given many choices. “In the last five years, there is a working theory regarding being desensitized with incremental exposures, but there is no proof,” says Meconis. “Elimination has always been the answer from mainstream allopathic medicine, so if you are allergic to pets, they say, ‘don’t have a pet.’” Parrish suggests that making lifestyle changes may enable some people to keep a furry friend in their lives. Effectively preventing allergic reactions requires limiting exposure to the offending animal proteins. This can mean vacuuming often, using HEPAgrade air filters, removing carpeting, leaving coats and shoes at the door and washing sheets, mattress covers— and the pet—on a regular basis.

Alternative Treatments

At Holistic Care Approach, Meconis is trained in Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Therapy (NAET), a combination of allopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, kinesiology and nutrition. Treatments are typically effective in as little as one session per allergy. “We reprogram the immune system so that it no longer ‘sees’ that particular allergen as an invader,” Meconis says. “By removing disharmony at the intercellular level, the body stops being so reactive.”

I personally would rather not recommend that a patient not be around animals because there are so many health benefits that animals can bring. ~Rosia Parrish Founded in 1983 by Devi Nambudripad, a California chiropractor and acupuncturist, today there are more than 12,000 NAET practitioners and they can be found at naet. com/practitioner-locator. Parrish recommends natural treatments for affected people such as steam showers and baths with thyme, eucalyptus and menthol to help clear passageways, along with anti-inflammatory supplements like boswellia, quercetin, nettle leaf, fish oil and magnesium. “Unless an allergy is severe, I think that living around cats, dogs and other furry animals is a really good thing and brings so much love and sloppy kisses into our lives,� she says. However, for a serious allergic reaction such as asthma, a pet lizard may be in order. Julie Peterson has contributed to Natural Awakenings for more than a decade. Contact her at

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calendar of events FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Moon Walk and Dinner Buffet – Dinner at 6pm, Moon Walks at 8 and 8:30pm. Come and experience Waimea Valley at night with the bright moonlight guiding you to the waterfall. Enjoy dinner by Ke Nui Kitchen in the Proud Peacock restaurant (reservations recommended). Purchase of dinner includes $5 off your admission to the Moon Walk portion of the evening’s festivities. Exit the Valley no later than 10pm. For safety, review the FAQ section on $10 Walk only tickets can also be purchased at (no reservations are taken for Moon Walk entrance). For questions, email info@ or call 808-638-7766. 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa. See ad, page 27.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Talking to Stones, Full Moon Event – 10am3pm. Talking to Stones and Hidden Oahu Spiritual Experience are hosting a special Talking to Stones workshop and full-moon event. This motivational and interactive work(joy)shop and potluck conducted by Kahu Pohakuola will share how the stones speak through more than 30 years of channeling the messages through fine art design and readings. The wisdom of the crystal world that is not taught in books will present opportunities to break away restrictions and open possibilities. The workshop will cover how stones/crystals speak, opening and freeing your child spirit, clearing aka (energy) cords, Metatron’s meditation, demonstration of Chakra balancing and Healing Crystal Grid layout. Crystals and all materials for the workshop are provided. $111. Call to reserve space by leaving a message at 808-551-0900. Small group of no more than 5 people. For more information, visit Ho'omana Healing Labyrinth, Waianae, Hawaii. Address with reservation.

Register Now Learn to Regenerate from Cellular Level Join Dr. Gina Kim, DC, for this interactive workshop to learn how to identify areas affected by imbalances and determine if they are due to chemical, emotional, mental, physical or spiritual issues. Participants will learn how to use Cellular Regeneration Technique (CRT) to regenerate from the cellular level. Upon completion of the workshop, attendees can use CRT for themselves, others, land and animals. $250 if paid by October 4 and $300 after. Alumni can attend for $175. A workbook and 14 hours of HI DC-CEUs are included. Deadline for registration is October 23.

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tuesday Vegetarian Cooking Class – 4:30-5:30pm, first Tues of the month. Learn how to prepare easy and delicious vegetarian meals. Down to Earth, 201 Hamakua Dr, Kailua. For more information, call 808-262-3838 or visit Down

wednesday Keiki Day – 9am-5pm. Kama’aina (local Hawaii residents) and military family children 0-12 years old enter the Valley for FREE! Spend the day exploring the 5,000 species of plants and 45 gardens, playing at the Hawaiian games site, visiting cultural artisans and swimming at the natural rain-fed waterfall. ID is required at time of entry. Visit for more information or call 808-638-7766. 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa. See ad, page 27. Kundalini Yoga with Live Music – 6:45-8pm. Join Soraya Faris Applegate and Laura Christine for this blissful Wednesday evening yoga class. Kundalini Yoga is designed to awaken your spirit, balance your chakras and endocrine system, and stimulate creative life force within the body. Classes include movement, meditation, chanting and gong. Classes are suitable for all abilities. $10 (cash at door). Aloha Yoga Studio, 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kailua. For more information, visit For free weekly classes check out Soraya's YouTube Channel Kundalini Bliss 808. See ad, page 23.

thursday Haleiwa Farmers Market – 2-7pm. Enjoy fresh local produce, arts, crafts, hot prepared ono food and live music at the weekly farmers market at Waimea Valley in the Pikake Pavilion. Don’t forget to grab a cold beverage or brew at the bar for pau hana. Parking is free! For more info, visit or call 808-638-7766. 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa. See ad, page 27.

sunday Kundalini Gong Bliss –10:15-11:30am. Join Soraya Faris Applegate of Soulistic Holistics Hawaii, every Sunday morning for Kundalini Yoga with Gong sound healing. Kundalini Yoga is designed to awaken your spirit, balance your chakras and endocrine system, and stimulate creative life force within the body. Classes include movement, meditation, chanting and gong. Classes are suitable for all abilities. $18 (drop-in, single class, packages available). Open Space Yoga, Diamond Head Studio, 3106 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu. For more information or to register, visit For free weekly classes check out Soraya's YouTube Channel Kundalini Bliss 808. See ad, page 23.

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Check Dates Online The Drink Safe Initiative Workshop – Know about date rape drugs? It's a sensitive topic that no one seems to want to talk about...until it happens to them. Did you know that most date rape drugs are administered at a house party? Statistics show that 48% of men and women surveyed were slipped a drug at a house party by a friend or an acquaintance. 50% of date rape drugs side effects are found in alcohol, but what about the other 50%? Join us for a free community-building, one-hour workshop to protect yourself, friends and family. Times and dates vary; check the calendar at See ad, page 23.

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saturday Free Breakfast at Ryoin on Eames – 10am-1:30pm. Join Julia Estrella and the folks at Ryoin on Eames for a free breakfast every Sat. After breakfast, the group will have the opportunity to hear about healthy farming techniques that go beyond organic practices. Learn more about this community outreach group and see how you can participate. Free. 1777 Eames St, Wahiawa. For more information, call 808-852-1892. Doctor Health – Radio’s Original Health News Magazine, KHNR AM 690 – 9-11am live (9-11pm re-broadcast). Join host David Snow to hear the latest on medicine, fitness, nutrition and wellness from national medical experts, best-selling authors and Hollywood health celebrities; plus hear from local guest experts on ways to keep healthy! For more information, call 808-875-1115 or visit See ad, page 15.

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Soraya Faris Applegate, L.Ac 45-696 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe 808-721-3083 YouTube: Soraya Applegate YouTube: Kundalini Bliss 808 Soraya Faris Applegate, licensed acupuncturist and owner of Kaneohe health clinic ‘Soulistic Holistics Hawaii’, offers a wide range of therapies and treatments, including acupuncture, cupping, herbal medicines and supplements. Soraya also offers the highest quality CBD products containing the purest, bio-available Hemp/CBD oils and ointments. Soraya teaches yoga and sound healing and incorporates these into her treatments where appropriate. She gives each patient personal one-to-one care and is committed to helping you achieve your health and happiness goals. Soraya's clinic is in the beautiful Kaneohe Ko'oalu mountain setting. Call Soraya for a consultation and get ready to be your best! See article, page 21, and ad, page 23.

BRAIN DIAGNOSIS & HEALING HONOLULU NEUROSCIENCE CLINIC Michael B. Russo, MD Honolulu - 250 Ward Ave, Ste 170 Hilo - 1335 Kalanianaole Ave Kailua-Kona - West Hawaii Community Health Center, 74-5214 Keanalehu Dr 808-294-3332

Dr. Michael Russo is a graduate of Princeton University and Chicago Medical School, with a prestigious military career. He is a neurologist who uses the most sophisticated and technologically advanced neurodiagnostic equipment available to determine a correct diagnosis. He then supports the body’s own ability to heal. He helps people that suffer from a wide range of brain ailments, including traumatic brain injury and concussions, military PTSD, memory problems, dementia, headaches, seizures, ADHD and sleep disorders. Natural medications, herbal supplements and the power of vitamins are administered where appropriate. Adjunctive pharmaceuticals will only be used when called for. See ads, pages 5 and 11.


HEIDI ONOFRI Waikiki Area 808-895-8645

Heidi is a Certified Holistic Practitioner offering private sessions in Hypnotherapy (1-2 hours each), Reconnective Healing (30 minutes each) and The Reconnection (two, 20-30 minutes total).Text or email to schedule a free phone or inperson consultation.


Brandi provides holistic health coaching on diet and nutrition, relationships and communication, and career and spirituality. Her methods include intuitive counseling, guided meditation, writing exercises and art therapy. Her coaching is individually tailored to achieve results. Call for a consultation or sign up online. See ad, page 23.

DENTISTRY LANDMARK DENTAL GROUP Dr. Dennis Nagata, DDS 1888 Kalakaua Ave, Ste C-311, Honolulu 808-526-0670

Dr. Dennis Nagata, DDS, is a member of the newly formed Landmark Dental Group. They have a brand new dental office featuring the newest technology and easy parking. Initial consultation fee applied to services. Call for more information or to schedule a consultation. See ad, page 3.


286 N School St, Ste B Honolulu - Inside Mr. Ink Plus 808-526-2465

Mr. Hemp CBD believes in natural treatments using Cannabidiol (CBD). Their vision is to offer quality-infused products that are safe, effective alternatives to painkillers and other toxic drugs for patients looking for a natural remedy. Mr. Hemp’s CBD products include over-the-counter products that are carefully selected from distributors that manufacture in a ISO6 Clean Room using all-natural ingredients, and the purest and richest form of Cannabidiol. See ad, page 17.

LIFE COACH CREATING YOUR CALLING Lani Kwon, MA Honolulu 808-594-7950

Lani Kwon is a Newfield Network Graduate Life Coach, published author and professional speaker. She can help bring clarity to your life goals and provide step-by-step guidance on fulfilling your dreams. See ad, page 17.


32 Kainehe St, Kailua 808-262-5604 Owners Damian & Karen share 43 years in the natural foods industry. Be sure to stop in and see their store when you are in Kailua. They are a wealth of info. Pick up your copy of Natural Awakenings Hawaiʻi while you are there.


Dr. Kevin Gibson is a licensed Naturopathic Physician, Acupuncturist and Registered Environmental Specialist with 32 years of public health/medical experience. His specialties are cancer care, gastrointestinal illness, cardiovascular disease, sports medicine, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and chronic fatigue. See ad, page 27.

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1150 S King St, Ste 906, Honolulu 808-468-2461 Dr. Mike Quirk, DO, is a family practitioner that specializes in treating pain and other medical conditions. His approach is complementary and holistic, and his work supports mainstream treatments. The focus of his treatment plans includes Osteopathic manipulation, nutrition, herbs and exercise. He specializes in resolving long-term conditions and pain; he has especially good results with back, pelvic, bone and joint pain issues. See ad, page 14.


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Angela Pohakuola brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in Hawai'i. She knows the west side of Oahu inside and out and will work with you to find the right home at the right price. lf you are selling your home, she is the right person to advertise it, show it to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, handle all necessary paperwork, and supervise the closing. See ad, page 17.

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Enjoy an exceptional Hawaiian shopping experience at Ohana Hale Marketplace (OHM), the largest indoor marketplace in all of Hawaii with more than 150 local shops and 50 different local restaurants This easy access shopping center in Kaka'ako is the place where small business owners have set up shop to offer local residents and tourists the opportunity to find unique products as well as delicious foods. The goal of OHM is to provide local family businesses with a high-traffic location at a reasonable cost so they can thrive. If you have a business, be sure to check out the spaces they offer. OHM is open MondaySaturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. When shopping here, be sure to pick up your copy of Natural Awakenings Hawaii.

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