As more Hawaii residents flock towards raising chickens in their backyards, some may not be aware of the state and federal health regulations for selling their eggs to the public. As part of a statewide tour by the Hawaii Departments of Health and Agriculture and the University of Hawaii, a dozen of Molokai’s backyard egg farmers familiarized themselves with these guidelines during an egg workshop last Tuesday.
“We knew of people [on Maui] who were doing backyard egg producing and were trying to sell…to high-end hotels,” said Lynn Nakamura-Tengan, a food safety educator at the University of Hawaii Manoa, during the workshop.…
American Cancer Society News Release
Twice yearly, Haunani Kamakana, patient navigator at Molokai General Hospital, organizes the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good…Feel Better” class for Molokai ladies undergoing cancer treatments. On Nov. 19, Haunani surprised class instructor, Suzette Kahana, with a special coffee hour attended by 15 former and current cancer patients of Molokai.
Anna Mayeda, senior pepresentative of community engagement for the American Cancer Society, presented Suzette with the Look Good…Feel Better four-year Service Award for her dedication to helping women with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments. Suzette hopes to continue volunteering for this program for many more years as Molokai’s only certified Look Good…Feel Better facilitator.…
By Lisa Davis
Holistic regenerative medical procedures that cure pain in the spine and joints will soon be coming to Molokai through Sheila Mohammed, MD, PhD and Lisa Davis. The treatments rebuild cartilage, tendons and ligaments to cure the source of the pain and pain goes away naturally and permanently. Dr. Mohammed is skilled in Prolotherapy, Prolozone, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Stem Cell Treatments, Acupuncture, Anti-TNF (post-stroke, Alzheimer’s dementia) and Biophotonic treatments. We do musculoskeletal ultra-sound guided procedures. Prolotherapy is the only known curative treatment for arthritis.
Prolotherapy is performed by using dextrose to stimulate fibroblasts in the body to move to an area of inflammation and repair damaged tissues. …
Maui County Office on Aging News Release
Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging invite you to a free caregiver workshop, “Understanding the Older Adult.” The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Home Pumehana Hall.
Gain awareness and understanding for the emotions an aging loved one goes through as you take over their care. Learn also about factors that contribute to negative/positive behavior changes, caregiver tips to help you provide care with compassion and tips for surviving the holidays.
The event will be taught by Kathleen Couch, Caregiver and Program Coordinator at the Maui Adult Day Care Centers.…
Na Pu`uwai Fitness Center News Release
Na Pu’uwai has brought its latest eight-week challenge to a close on Oct. 31, and results are in! This challenge produced 83 participants, including both men and women. We had a grand prize winner as well as first through fifth place winners for men and women, ranging from $25 to $100 in gift certificates, a month free membership at the fitness center, and cotton fitness center T-shirts. The grand prize was a custom long board with Na Pu`uwai’s logo made by Bouvey Bradley from Makaha, Oahu.
Harley Tancayo sneaked in from the sidelines and took it home for the win. …
Maui Dolphins Swim Club Molokai News Release
The season of eating is upon us! Keep your waist slim with regular swimming; stay or get in shape through the holiday season with the Maui Dolphins Swim Club on Molokai. Practices are offered at the Cooke Memorial Pool, Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The 2014 registration period is open for both age group (18 and under) and Masters (19 and over) swimmers. Monthly dues include family pricing. For athletes who are interested in competitive swimming, USA Swimming-sanctioned meets are held on Maui throughout the winter. Registration information and discounts on swim gear are available through the Maui Dolphins website, mauidolphins.org.…
Hale Ho’omalu News Release
This year’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month of October ended as it began with sign-waving on the highway. Lynda Dudoit, Kalola Kaulili, Rose Pettigrew and Kammy Purdy, pictured here, urged passersby to join in the cause of ending domestic violence.
October’s events included the annual Candlelight Vigil at Kaunakakai Baptist Church, held in memory of those who lost their lives to domestic violence. Molokai’s own beloved Malia Kahalewai was honored in this year’s vigil. Unfortunately, domestic violence remains a threat for many families.
Here is a list of questions that can predict whether you or someone you love could become a victim of domestic violence. …
Preventing Sexual Abuse
An estimated one in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before they turn 18, according to child abuse experts. In a statewide study conducted in 2011 by the University of Hawaii’s School of Social Work that examined community children and family conditions , it revealed that “Molokai needed to be worked on” in terms of protecting children from sexual abuse.
“Sexual abuse on this island is rampant. It’s the last big secret. Almost every single family has somebody who has been molested.” said one anonymous Molokai participant in the study.
In response, former Molokai police detective Gene Santiago joined with concerned community members in 2012 to create a project that prevents child sexual abuse on Molokai through the Consuelo Foundation, an organization working to prevent child neglect.…
OHA News Release
Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Chair Colette Machado, of Molokai, is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a stroke Friday night.
“Mahalo to everyone for their thoughts and prayers,” Machado said, adding, “I feel great.”
Machado is grateful her family and friends who assisted her and called 911 immediately, and for the prayers from her church family. “It is crucial for a people having a stroke to get to the hospital immediately so they can get the right medication. If you think a member of your ‘ohana is suffering from a stroke, call 911 right away.”
By Mercy Ritte
As you know, our kiawe trees produce an abundance of bean pods every year. Not only is it a nutritious food source for livestock, but also for people. In its native lands, dried kiawe bean pods ground into meal or flour is considered a staple food. It is very delicious and adds a sweet nutty taste to breads, pancakes, muffins, cakes and cookies. It is also gluten free, GMO free, highly nutritious, diabetic friendly and can be used to make syrup, jelly, tea, milk, and wine. Unlike wheat that digests within one to two hours, kiawe takes four to six hours to digest, resulting in delay of hunger pangs.…