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.…
Molokai Lions Club News Release
Two major events have occupied the Molokai Lions Club for the past several months. One has passed and one is fast approaching. The second annual Walk for Sight on Molokai was held on Sept. 28 and the Halloween Costume Contest will be held on Oct. 31st.
The Walk for Sight on Molokai was very successful, netting the club nearly $2500 to keep its vision programs on target. These programs include bringing the team of Maui doctors from Maui Optics to Molokai to help screen preschool and elementary students. The funding will also help the Retina Vision Van project and assist the community with financial aid in vision when necessary.…
Na Pu`uwai News Release
Na Pu`uwai is hosting a free breast cancer screening clinic on Saturday, Oct. 26. The clinic is sponsored by the Susan G Komen Foundation and will be held at the Na Pu`uwai Office at the Kulana Oiwi Complex from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment is necessary and walkins are welcome. Na Pu`uwai does ask that those who plan to come to the clinic allow at least half an hour to complete paperwork prior to their examination.
In addition, to the free breast exam, breast cancer educational opportunities are available as well as a lucky number drawing and snacks.…
Pakolea Rehab News Release
October is National Physical Therapy Month and on behalf of all the physical therapists on the island of Molokai, Pakolea Rehab would like to say a warm mahalo to all of our patients, families, and friends who have become a part of our ohana.
In November, 2010, Hawaii passed confirmation of universal direct access for physical therapy services in the state. What does this mean? In one word, freedom! You can now choose to go to your physical therapist as a walk-in without a referral in hand, eliminating the need to visit your physician first.
Pakolea Rehab continues to communicate with your physician regarding your status and progress throughout your treatment just like before.…
Opinion by Walter Ritte
Molokai Ranch has decided not to build its own drinking water delivery line from its Well 17 to Maunaloa and Kaluakoi residents. The pure Well 17 ground water is put into the Molokai Irrigation System (MIS), which uses a large open-air agriculture reservoir. The water then goes into the MIS transmission line past the airport to Mahana. It is then pumped up the hill into another open-air reservoir and treated through a sand filter before being delivered to west end residents.
A dangerous situation now exists, as the open air MIS is now surrounded by Monsanto’s GMO fields.…
By Joe Kennedy
Limes can be easily propagated through a technique called air layering. Limes can also help prevent cancer. If you want to look at it another way, your garden is a combination pharmaceutical drugstore and neighborhood produce market, even with just a few plants involved.
Let’s just look at one issue, cancer. Science now tells us, in regard to the ongoing vast study of super foods, that there are all kinds of fruits, veggies and herbs that help the body heal itself and prevent disease. There are three main foods that help prevent cancer — limes, Concord grapes and arugula.…
The Hawaiian Health Connector, a new online health insurance marketplace made to connect individuals, families, and small businesses to a variety of health coverage plans, kick started their 2013 open enrollment Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Molokai Community Health Center.
“We were happy with the turn out,” said Kanoelani Davis, the hi`iola–or education and outreach–program specialist representing Molokai and Lanai. “We had a nice amount of people that we did not expect, so we were happy to see that.”
Created by the Hawaii State Legislature in 2011, the Hawaii Health Connector is a web-based nonprofit that serves as a comparison-shopping portal for available health insurance options.…
Hale Ho’omalu and Molokai ATV News Release
Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved when the first Day of Unity was observed in October of 1981 by the National Coalition against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The intent was to bring battered women’s advocates together across the nation and end violence against women and their children.
In October of 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed. That same year the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation was passed by the U.S. Congress. Such legislation has continued to pass every year with the NCADV providing key leadership in this effort.
Mayor Alan M.…
MCHC News Release
The Molokai Community Health Center (MCHC), in an on-going effort to provide patient driven care, has spent the past year investing in the development and implementation of the best technological tools to better service our patients.
Initially, our Electronic Medical Records (EMR) were introduced in mid 2009 providing a quick and efficient way for our doctors to access patient information and coordinate services with other specialists.
With this same focus in mind: to provide quality care based on quality information, MCHC will be introducing the newly developed Patient Portal designed for the patient’s needs first. This on-line, web-based Patient Portal will be provided to all MCHC patients, at no additional cost, with the goal of providing our patients direct access to all of their very own health information, originally only available inside the clinic.…
Opinion by Rev. Jean Taloa
Living here on Molokai, we are all aware of the over-population of the feral cats. We see them everywhere we go in town, along the highways and in the woods. My heart goes out to each one of them knowing that they are hungry and suffering. Have you ever gone to sleep hungry, not knowing if you will find food tomorrow or the next day? Most people say, “Oh, well let them catch mice.” It’s a scientific fact that one cat has to catch 22 mice a day just to survive. They only eat the heart and lungs, according the Animal Planet channel.…