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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

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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

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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/



PART 1

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

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"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

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'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

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'Awapuhi: Studies Confirm La'au Lapa'au's Use to Treat Nausea

Study: Ginger can help reduce nausea after chemotherapy

By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY



Ginger capsules can relieve the nausea caused by chemotherapy, a new study shows.



Up to 70% of patients become nauseated after chemo, according to a study of 644 people released Thursday, in advance of the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, which begins in two weeks in Orlando.



Although drugs such as Kytril can prevent vomiting, they don't always… Continue

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Native, Natural Medicine for Cancer Challenged in Minnesota

Judge to decide if family can refuse chemo for boy



By Patrick Condon, Associated Press Writer



MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota judge is expected to decide whether a family can refuse chemotherapy for a 13-year-boy's cancer and treat him with natural medicine, even though doctors say it's effectively a death sentence.

With chemotherapy, Daniel Hauser has a 90 percent chance of surviving his Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to his cancer doctor. And without… Continue

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Medicinal 'Awa Studied in Australia: UQ Research Finds Kava Is Safe And Effective

UQ Research Finds Kava Is Safe And Effective



UQ research has found a traditional extract of kava, a medicinal plant from the South Pacific, to be safe and effective in reducing anxiety.



To be published online this week in the journal Psychopharmacology are the results of a world-first clinical trial which found that a water-soluble extract of kava was effective in treating anxiety and improving mood.



The kava was prescribed in the form of tablets supplied… Continue

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“The moon, like a flower, in heaven's high bower, with silent delight, sits and smiles on the night.”

I took a short walk tonight – it was a beautiful night despite the humid and voggy conditions we’ve been having lately. I could not help but notice the Hua moon, full and bright. Well, Saturday is the night of Hoku (full moon), an important time for many activities, including planting of lāʻau, and so here is some moon-related info.



Maoliworld resources

Kaulana Mahina, Maoliworld Group, created by… Continue

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"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."

Disease, illness, and other physical and mental difficulties are serious issues which we can prevent only with awareness, sustained dedication, and conscious effort. Part of this effort should go toward making time to unwind and take a break too. In our busy world, it's sometimes easy to make fun and personal time a low priority. In addition to healthy eating and exercise, social connections have been proven to strengthen us against illness and disease. The title of this post is a quote by ee… Continue

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Health Statistics - Native Hawaiian Data Book 2006

The PDF document below provides statistics from 2006 about the state of Native Hawaiian health in Hawai'i as compared to other ethnic groups. It is an enlightening, useful resource and reference - and we were taught that epidemic illness was a thing of the past! It also contains contacts for healthcare systems/practitioners on every island who focus on native health issues. The ‘Ahahui Lā‘au Lapa‘au may also be a helpful resource. Please join our group and add us as a friend. E mālama pono… Continue

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Hawaiians dying young of diabetes

Hawaiians dying young of diabetes Asians also among those with high diabetes rates

Tuesday, September 9, 2008



By Christie Wilson

Advertiser staff writer



With Hawai'i's elderly population expanding quickly, hiring a geriatric specialist seemed a good idea to officials at the Wai'anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.





But when they examined the center's demographics, they found a… Continue

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Wai'anae has more diabetes cases than rest of state, by far

Wai'anae has more diabetes cases than rest of state, by far

Tuesday, September 9, 2008



By Will Hoover

Advertiser Staff Writer



The Wai'anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center sits at the epicenter of Hawai'i's diabetes crisis.





As the primary medical facility in this disadvantaged region, it treats more Native Hawaiians than any other facility — and diabetes among Hawaiians is four times the national average. At the same time, the number of… Continue

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Diabetes: Nanakuli family's struggle now spans four generations

Nanakuli family's struggle now spans four generations

Sunday, September 7, 2008



By Will Hoover

Advertiser Staff Writer



Monica Bell is able to remain calm and cheerful even as her legs swell and ache, and she's feeling nauseous — frequent reminders of the diabetes that has laid waste to three generations of her family and taken hold of a fourth.





Like many who feel fine early on despite having diabetes, Bell paid little heed to her illness… Continue

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Statistical Cancer Facts for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

Cancer is obviously a very serious disease - the information posted below is not meant to incite fear, but rather to educate and empower; La'au Lapa'au provides comprehensive curative programs for all types of cancer. If you are interested in obtaining more information, please contact the 'Ahahui La'au Lapa'au.



NATIVE HAWAIIANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS & CANCER



STATISTICAL CANCER FACTS FOR NATIVE HAWAIIANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS



NATIVE… Continue

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Scientists Warn Of Serious Health Consequences If Governments Don't Prioritise Natural Food

Scientists Warn Of Serious Health Consequences If Governments Don't Prioritise Natural Food



Leading scientists, including Dr Shiv Chopra, ex-Health Canada whistleblower, and Dr Robert Verkerk, from the Alliance for Natural Health, were among several speakers at last weekend's Total Health Show 2009 in Toronto to call for urgent reform of governmental policies on the global food supply.



Dr Chopra stated that the removal of just 5 groups of products from the food… Continue

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Spotlight on diabetes

Raw for Thirty, whose mission it is to bring together people in a Movemement to Reverse Diabetes Naturally through the spreading of educational resources on nutrition, has named April 25th to be Reversing Diabetes Action Day *.



According to the 2007 Hawai‘i Health… Continue

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‘Ōlena / Turmeric: Native Hawaiian Lā‘au Studied in Michigan

‘Ōlena, or turmeric, is a "canoe plant" brought to Hawai'i by some of the first to settle in these islands. It has many uses, including an impressive host of medicinal functions, and is also used widely throughout India as a culinary and medicinal plant. Below is a summary of a study from the American Chemical Society about the physiological way ‘ōlena contributes to bodily health.



India's "Holy Powder", Turmeric, Finally Reveals Its Centuries-old Secret

from Journal… Continue

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Mahalo for making ALL's Kick-off Party successful!

Yesterday's 'Ahahui Lā'au Lapa'au kick-off party was an amazing success! Mahalo to all who donated their time, talents, food, kala, and aloha to this awesome event. We had so many wonderful raffle prizes and silent auction items; oil paintings, handmade jewelry, gift certificates, handmade natural beauty products, tinctures, clothing items, native plants, and so much more! Congratulations to all who took those awesome gifts home with them yesterday and again, mahalo to those who donated. Your… Continue

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Hawaiian herbal healing kept alive at university - Ka Leo 10/12/05

Hawaiian herbal healing kept alive at university

by Leah Gouker, Ka Leo Contributing Writer

Issue date: 10/12/05 Section: News



The Center for Hawaiian Studies has the only curriculum in the nation that has institutionalized a traditional healing practice.



Levon Ohai began teaching lā`au lapa`au, the Hawaiian practice of herbal healing, at UHM in 2001. "What we're offering here is one of a kind," he said.



"[It's] a process of restoration," Ohai… Continue

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