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The ‘Ahahui Lā‘au Lapa‘au (‘Ahahui) shall be operated for educational and cultural purposes. Its mission is to actively advance the study of lā‘au lapa‘au by accumulating and disseminating herbal knowledge and information on the endemic or naturalized plants of Hawai‘i for the improvement of health to individuals, families and communities.

To achieve this mission, the objectives of the ‘Ahahui are to: sustain, provide, and promote formal and informal education of lā‘au lapa‘au under the direction of Kahuna Lā‘au Lapa‘au Levon Ohai; encourage environmental conservation of endemic herbs and their use; network and co-operate with organizations and governmental bodies in the interest of expanding the knowledge and use of herbs; and cultivate communication amongst lā‘au lapa‘au practitioners, medical professionals and the community through publications, meetings, committees, and special events.

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Schedule and events for first annual conference

Ke Ala Lōkahi, the path to balance

October 13, 2009

‘Ahahui Lā‘au Lapa‘au 1st Annual Meeting

Unless otherwise noted, events are in the hālau @Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, UH Mānoa

11:00 Opening oli: Mehanaokala Hind

11:05 Opening remarks

11:15 Blessing of the food/mea 'ai pono

11:30 Keynote: Kumu Ohai

11:45 Student testimonials about lā‘au lapa‘au

12:00 Speaker: Dr. Isabella Abbot

12:30 Raffle prize… Continue

Posted on October 11, 2009 at 1:00am

4 Healthy Habits That Cut Disease Risk

An article posted on WebMD - stuff we're all aware of, but the stats are startling:

4 Healthy Habits That Cut Disease Risk

By Kelli Miller Stacy

WebMD Health News

Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

Aug. 10, 2009 -- Don't smoke. Get off the sofa and take a walk. Stay away from the junk food. Watch your… Continue

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 6:00pm

The Power of The Spirit - A Scientific Review (All 5 of A 5 Part Series) of the brain, the soul, prayer, the afterlife and akua

For more: http://www.npr.org/news/specials/2009/brain/


The God Chemical: Brain Chemistry And Mysticism

by Barbara Bradley Hagerty

All Things Considered, May 18, 2009 · For much of the 20th century, mainstream science shied away from studying spirituality.

Sigmund Freud declared God to be a delusion, and others maintained that God, if there is such a thing, is beyond the… Continue

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

"Complementary" and "AlterNATIVE" Medicines A Crime?

This article raises interesting questions about the state-by-state laws that determine neglect and abuse of a child. In Minnesota, a family seeking to use Native American medicines for their child's cancer treatment is being sought by authorities for arrest - could this happen here?

Arrest ordered for mom of boy, 13, resisting chemo

By Amy Forliti, Associated Press Writer

NEW ULM, Minn. — Authorities nationwide were on the lookout Wednesday for a mother and her… Continue

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 11:00am

'Olena (Turmeric) Studied and Proven Again in Its Medicinal Compacities

Fat Tissue Growth In Rodent Models Suppressed By Turmeric Extract

Curcumin, the major polyphenol found in turmeric, appears to reduce weight gain in mice and suppress the growth of fat tissue in mice and cell models. Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (USDA HNRCA) studied mice fed high fat diets supplemented with curcumin and cell cultures incubated with curcumin.

"Weight gain is the result of the growth… Continue

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 10:58am

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At 7:40pm on October 15, 2009, Makamae said…
Aloha 'oukou! Mahalo for your add too:) Mahalo for forming the club, putting on the event and all of your hard work in making it happen. A hui hou!
At 9:27am on September 10, 2009, Judith Nona Talaugon said…
Aloha! I've been seeking supplements relative to Sambucus or elderberry for the effective treatment of the Flu.
I will read thru & research your profile here, as I am under the weather now and realized I have not allowed myself the time to search through your work.

And BTW I love your work and the service that you provide!
Mahalo for providing outreach into the community and a clearinghouse for us at Maoli World!!!!
Please let me know anything -- for good sources here for Sambucus or elderberry .
Blessings !
At 7:36am on August 21, 2009, Leinani Kamaka said…
Aloha!! I love your page as well, I've never seen one regarding herbs. It's very informative and interesting. I think I'll be referring to this page a lot ^_^ Malama pono, a hui hou!!
At 11:51pm on May 5, 2009, Namaka'eha said…
Yes, the dissertation process can be work, however its a rewarding experiencing to accomplish such a large task! Mahalo for the comments, very inspiring and rewarding to enjoy our culture!
At 6:38am on April 30, 2009, Namaka'eha said…
I wrote my masters and doctorate on historical domination and political exploitations that affected our po'e! It is ready for committee approval! I'm sure our kupuna is smiling from the heaven as we educated others of the issues and concerns that affect kanaka maoli. Have a nice day!

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