By Hawai’i Health Travel Staff // Images Courtesy Kukui Lifestyle Medicine Clinic
It’s already the start of a healthy “Hau’oli Makahiki Hou” at Kukui Lifestyle Medicine Clinic.
Hau’oli Makahiki Hou translates as “Happy New Year” in Hawaiian and that is just what the practitioners at this traditional Hawaiian clinic in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island are doing: starting the year and decade with the happiness of Traditional Hawaiian Medicine or THM.
From cooking classes for nutrition to ukulele classes to lifestyle change workshops for healing and detox to Lomi Lomi massage to ‘Ohana mental health therapy, this all in one clinic embodies the true pulse of paradise.
Kukui, a traditional Hawaiian nut with healing oil properties of antioxidants, essential fatty Omega 6 and 3 oils, and hydrating andante-inflammatory qualities, sums up their Traditional Hawaiian approach to living healthy.
The operate with the philosophy that, “Lifestyle Medicine involves preventing, treating, and often, reversing illness and diseases through evidence-based lifestyle approaches, while minimizing or eliminating needs for prescription medications.”
Hence, “This includes an individualized prescription that promotes a whole-food, plant-based diet, regular physical activity or exercise, stress management, adequate sleep and rest, healthy relationships, spending time outdoors (fresh air and sunlight), adequate drinking water, and avoidance of risky substance use (tobacco, alcohol, drugs).”
They further address: High blood pressure · High cholesterol · Heart disease (angina, atherosclerosis) · Stroke · Type 2 diabetes · Obesity · Stress, anxiety, depression · Osteoporosis, menopause · Certain types of cancer (breast, prostate, colon) · Liver disease · Kidney disease · Alzheimer’s disease · Arthritis (osteoarthritis, gout) · Autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease) · Fibromyalgia · Gastrointestinal disorders (irritable bowel syndrome, fructose intolerance, non-celiac gluten sensitivity) · Hormonal issues (polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and PCOS-associated infertility, anovulatory bleeding).
For a complete calendar list of offerings and activities and to meet their practitioners visit: www.kukuilifestylemedicine.com