“Save Your Life with Chopsticks, Fork and Knife”
Partners in health, Carol Kanemitsu and friend Pastor Kurt Unglaub have worked together getting Carol 70 pounds lighter through healthier diet.
Carol Kanemitsu, well-known co-owner of Takes Variety Store, is no stranger to Molokai residents. When customers enter their new store on Mohala Street, one of the first things they notice is the “new” smaller version of Carol walking the isles or sitting behind the counter. Used to answering questions like, “Do you have any barbeque fluid?” she is now peppered with inquiries such as: “What’s your secret?”
Last fall Carol was hospitalized with a serious illness. During her treatment and recovery she learned she had high blood pressure, diabetes, and a heart problem. After recovering from this shocking news, she responded with her usual fiery determination, only now tempered by grace, “I aim to beat this thing with God’s help.” Carol admitted, “I’m a compulsive eater. I’d eat all day, down 6-7 cans of soda, and then come home and eat a big dinner.” But, that lifestyle is a thing of the past.
Over the last six months Carol’s total cholesterol has gone down 175 points, her triglycerides have plummeted 325 points, the diabetes and high blood pressure are under control, and she’s 70 pounds lighter. “What’s her secret?” Come to the first in a series of nutrition and cooking classes at the Seventh-day Adventist Church starting Sunday, July 27 at 5:30 PM and find out.
Taste meatless meatloaf, vegetarian stir fry, and tamale pie all guaranteed to satisfy the most epicurean of local palates. Participants will learn the secrets of reversing disease with chopsticks, fork, and knife. These free classes are open to all who desire the best of health and are willing to make a few simple, easy to follow, lifestyle and dietary changes to achieve it. For more information call Carol at 553-8373, or Pastor Kurt at 553-4202.