Howie from Maui


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Habits Develop During Childhood

Most people will agree that habits (both “good” and “bad”) develop during our learning years. As we grow and mature; we refine these habits into the personalities that define us.

As a parent, I always want better for my kids then I had when growing up. My parents were the best as far as I was concerned. They raised us as best they could with what little resources they had… and I’m sure my siblings and I know that.

Today, we are armed with better knowledge. More efficient tools to raise our children. We have social networking and internet connectivity that give us access to news and information at a click of a mouse. We have access to better food. Healthier food.

So why then, do we as parents put our children at a disadvantage by feeding them processed foods or unhealthy quick fixes? We know better don’t we? We know that processed and fatty foods are no good for our body and eventually won’t sustain good health. We know that too much sugar is unhealthy and will lead to adolescent diabetes. We know that fried fatty food will lead to childhood obesity.

Is it because we’re too lazy to shop and prepare healthy food? What’s your reason? The most popular excuse that I’ve heard as recently as today is: “but my kids won’t eat if I don’t give them what they want…” Believe me, your kids will eat good, you just have to feed them healthy food and train their taste buds. Our babies and children don’t know better. We should.

Our Body: The Toxic Dumping Ground of the Future.

“Our modern refined diet can be considered toxic because it places an extra burden on our detoxification systems through our excessive consumption of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, (these are the two most important causes of abnormal liver function), trans fatty acids, alcohol, caffeine, aspartame, pesticides, genetically modified foods, and the various plastics, pathogens (bugs), hormones, and antibiotics found in our food supply.” Mark Hyman, MD

As we become more innovative through technology and our development for efficient means to produce and store food. We have evolved into a culture where drive thru and processed foods are an everyday norm. People have to take a closer look at what they are putting into their bodies, turning it into the “new toxic dumping ground” of the future.

Surgery can put diabetes into remission – Really?

“An obesity surgery equipment company sponsored the study, and some of the researchers are paid consultants; the federal government also contributed grant support.” It’s so amazing how people are always searching for that “fountain of youth” or that “quick fix miracle pill” when it just comes down to making the right choices and developing healthy habits for life. As a diabetic that understands the disease, I can tell you that if you do lose weight and watch what you eat, you will control your diabetes and cholesterol.

Studies: Surgery can put diabetes into remission – Hawaii News – Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Are You Sacrificing Good Health for Convenience?

Are you one of millions of people that are choosing convenience over healthy choices? If so, why not have the best of both worlds. You don’t have to give up nutrition because you live a busy lifestyle.

A Health Coach can help you get on the path toward Optimal Health implementing simple to use meal replacements and supplements that are both convenient and nutritious at the same time.

Why Supplement?

Sugar Wise: How Fruits Stack Up

We are constantly told to eat our fruits and vegetables. If you’re going to snack on something sweet, it’s always better to have fresh fruit over cakes and candies. Fruits are the best source of sugar. However, too much sugar is not good for you and if you’re not careful of how much sugar you consume; you could find yourself quickly on a slow path toward obesity.

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“No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.”

Wise old Yoda once said; “No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” Many of us do things half heartedly. Our intentions are great. However, our motivation and commitment are lacking. We’ve all heard the old saying that “life is short so make every moment count…” So why do we waste our precious moments doing things we don’t give 100% of our effort.

Same holds true for our health. We always talk about how one day, we are going to take better care of ourself and eat healthier. Until, of course, it’s too late.

Make the commitment to get on the optimal health train. Not half way… all the way.

Beat Night Time Cravings

Researchers have found that dark rooms and the darkness of night make us more likely to overeat. Try scheduling your bedtime for an hour earlier. If you have a favorite program that you like to watch at night, tape it. Switch to brighter light bulbs for cheerier surroundings, you’ll be happier and less likely to … Read more at