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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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
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
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
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
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