Parents: Take Action to Prevent Rat Lungworm Disease

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Going on scavenger hunts in the backyard or spending the day at the park are favorite past times for many Hawaii families. As parents and caregivers, we know how important it is to keep a careful eye on our keiki as they’re playing on the ground, especially since[Read more]

Five Healthy Foods That Fight Stress

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailEveryday stressors can cause a real damper on your energy, attitude and overall health. Two of the best ways to conquer stress are exercise and eating right. Here are five healthy foods that will help you stay positive and stress free, and all of them can be eaten on[Read more]

How to Beat Holiday Feasting

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailThe holiday season is upon us once again. It’s a fun time for both family and work because everyone is set on having a good time. Family gatherings, office parties and neighborhood festivities bring people closer together to relish in the good lives we have. The holidays can be[Read more]

Summer Beauty for Mom

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailLong days at the beach can leave your hair and skin dry to say the least. Try these summer beauty tricks to keep looking your best. Your beauty routine begins with your inner health. By eating fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as drinking plenty of fresh water, you[Read more]

Understanding Swimmer’s Ear

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailSwimmer’s ear (otitis externa) is an infection of the skin lining the ear canal.  This problem is most common among swimmers or children that spend a lot of time in water.  When water gets trapped in the ear canal, the lining becomes damp, swollen, and prone to infection. Narrow[Read more]

Finding and Keeping the Girlfriends Who Matter

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHaving a good girlfriend should be a priority for any woman. However, as you get older it doesn’t seem so easy, right? Having a good girlfriend–and yes just one is really all you need–can fulfill you in a way that nothing else can. A girlfriend helps you celebrate the[Read more]

Kids & Dehydration

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailAlthough summer may mean fun in the sun, it can also come with health woes if you are not cautious. “It is important for kids to stay hydrated especially in the hot summer months, because you lose fluids through sweating, breathing and going to the bathroom,” said Lisa Matsunaga,[Read more]

Tips for Treating Haole Rot

haole rot

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHaole Rot, or as they call it in the medical field Tinea Versicolor, is a common skin fungal infection. It affects all ages and develops from sweat mixing with an overgrowth of yeast on the skin’s surface. Haole rot is usually more noticeable with sun exposure as all areas[Read more]

Smart Choices for Summer Food

Summer healthy eating, chocolate bananas

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailFocus on Healthy Eating Summer not only marks the passage of another successful school year but is also a time to have fun and focus on healthy eating. Even sweet treats can be good for you if you choose them carefully. “Put slices of banana in the freezer; dip[Read more]

Tackling Spring-Time Allergies with Essential Oils

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailSneezes, red eyes, and a general feeling of “ugh” can come with the changes of the seasons, even on Maui. Here are a couple of natural ways to get rid of those spring-time respiratory challenges. Enter the Awesome, and Popular, Essential Oils Used for thousands of years, essential oils[Read more]

Stress Remedies for Mom

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailStress is a natural physiological response in the body which prepares us to “fight or flight” when a life threatening situation arises. As a result, adrenaline surges into our bodies, making our hearts beat faster, pupils dilate, blood vessels constrict, and muscles contract. However, in today’s modern world, life[Read more]

Easing Allergies

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailAllergies can affect your child’s daily activities but there are steps you can take to ease his or her discomfort. Simple household routines such as dusting prior to vacuuming can ease certain reactions, but there are also factors outside your control including vog and cane smoke. On days when[Read more]