Local Grinds | Saimin for Breakfast

Even though the word “saimin” is derived from the Chinese, this noodle soup dish evolved in Hawaii during the sugar plantation days. Today, most local restaurants have saimin on their menus. People from outside of Hawaii do not know the word ”saimin”. And it’s not to be confused with ramen from Japan. The noodles are different. It’s definitely made in Hawaii.

Sourcee: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saimin


Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Clinical Efficacy of Fennel Cream for Improved Sexual Function in Postmenopausal Women

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Sexual dysfunction is a common complication of menopause. Estrogen therapy, administered orally or vaginally, can reduce symptoms of vaginal atrophy and improve sexual function in postmenopausal women. However, estrogen therapy can be associated with serious side effects and may not be appropriate for some women. Effective alternative non-hormonal options are needed for postmenopausal women with sexual dysfunction. Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare, Apiaceae) seeds have been used medicinally for centuries and reported to have estrogenic effects. The purpose of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was to evaluate the effects of fennel vaginal cream on sexual function in postmenopausal women.

Postmenopausal women (n = 60, aged 45-65 years) were enrolled at Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences in Ahvaz, Iran. Included patients had confirmed menopause, lived with their husbands, were sexually active, and had sexual dysfunction (scoring < 26 on the Female Sexual Function Index [FSFI]). Excluded patients had vaginal bleeding…

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Asthma, a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, causes wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Carvacrol is the main phenol of the essential oil of plants including oregano (Origanum vulgare, Lamiaceae) and thyme (Thymus vulgaris, Lamiaceae), and has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. T[…]

Read arēticle here: https://crookedbearcreekorganicherbs.com/2019/04/17/carvacrol-improves-respiratory-symptoms-and-pulmonary-function-in-patients-with-asthma/

How to Regrow Pineapple in a Plant Pot

How to Regrow Pineapple in a Plant Pot tutorial

  1. First choose a mature pineapple that has healthy, firm, green leaves (not yellow or brown) and with a fruit skin that is golden brown (not too green)
  2. Then separate the leaves from the fruit and soak the base in water.
  3. Roots will sprout in a few weeks, and you can plant your pineapple plant in a container and enjoy it for a long time to come.

Read article here: https://coolcreativity.com/garden/regrow-pineapple-plant-pot/

La’au Lapa’au | 30 DIY Ideas With Dried Herbs

No other way to put it, I just love herbs! If you ask my friends and neighbors, they can assure you this is true. Pretty sure last summer, at the peak of the season, you could small my herb garden at least 3 blocks away. What a harvest we had, and all those recipes with fresh herbs, m-m-m-m. I made  […]

Source: 30 DIY Ideas With Dried Herbs

La’au Lapa’au | Blackcurrant Increases Cyclic Glycine-proline in Cerebrospinal Fluid and Has Potential to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

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Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is a neurotrophic factor, which is involved in neuronal survival and brain function. However, in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), there is an increase in circulating IGF-1 and impaired IGF-1 function. This impaired function is thought to contribute to disease progression. Changes in plasma IGF-1 may predict prognosis and treatment responses in PD. However, most of the measurable plasma IGF-1 is inactive because it is bound to IGF binding protein (IGFBP), in particular, IGFBP-3. Therefore, plasma IGF-1 concentration does not represent the function of IGF-1. Cyclic glycine-proline (cGP) is a metabolite of free (i.e., not bound to IGFBP) bioactive IGF-1. cGP can also bind to IGFBP-3. When cGP binds to IGFBP-3, there is freer, bioactive IGF-1. Thus, cGP levels are a marker for free bioactive IGF-1. In vivo studies indicate that blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum, Grossulariaceae) anthocyanins (BCA) may alter the IGF-1 pathway. Further, the…

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Synthetic Marijuana Approved By DEA for Medicine While The Real Thing Remains Illegal 

The DEA has just announced in the Federal Register that the same manufacturer of the notorious fentanyl has produced a synthetic marijuana product which they believe is more medically valuable and safer than real cannabis. Namely, the drug Syndros, a liquid form of synthetic THC, will be now classified as a schedule 2 controlled substance, […]

Source: Synthetic Marijuana Approved By DEA for Medicine While The Real Thing Remains Illegal – Healthy Food House

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Could Prescription Vegetables be the Future of Healthcare?

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The authors of a new study conclude that healthful food prescriptions in Medicare and Medicaid would be more cost-effective after 5 years than preventive drug treatments.
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As the cost of healthcare rises, could prescription vegetables save money?

Medicare and Medicaid are the two largest healthcare programs in the United States.

Approximately 57 million people received coverage from Medicare plans in 2016, while Medicaid had about 66 million enrollees in 2018.

Medicare is the federal health insurance program that supports certain groups of people, including those who are 65 years or older, those with permanent kidney failure, and some younger people with disabilities.

Medicaid is a federal and state program that helps people who have limited income and resources.

Medicare accounted for 15 percent of the federal budget in 2017. As the population ages and healthcare costs rise, experts estimate that healthcare spending will continue to grow. According to projections, Medicare spending will reach 18 percent by 2028.

Encouraging people to eat better

A team of researchers…

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What to Forage in Spring: 20 Edible and Medicinal Plants and Fungi

Spring is the season of new beginnings and new growth. As the temperature starts to warm up and everything begins to thaw from the winter, spring foraging options increase! This is the time of year for fresh salad greens, tasty spring flowers and shoots, medicinal plants, and a few edible mushrooms. This list of what to forage in spring will help you get started on your spring foraging adventure! Before we get started with this spring foraging list I want to let you know about my ebook! Wildcrafting Weeds: 20 Easy to Forage Edible and Medicinal Plants (that might be  […]

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || 17 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Eat Two Ripe Bananas Every Day For 30 Days 

Bananas are a real superfood, full of nutrients, and antioxidants, and they improve health in countless different ways. As stated by Adda Bjarnadottir, MS: “Bananas contain a fair amount of fiber, as well as several antioxidants. One medium-sized banana (118 grams) also boasts: Potassium: 9% of the RDI Vitamin B6: 33% of the RDI Vitamin […]

Source: 17 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Eat Two Ripe Bananas Every Day For 30 Days – Healthy Food House

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Clinical Pharmacokinetics of Green Coffee Bean Extract

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Coffee (Coffea arabica, Rubiaceae) beans are used in many cultures across the globe to brew the popular caffeinated beverage. Caffeine and coffee have been linked with reduced incidence of metabolic syndrome and diabetes, lower serum triglycerides, better athletic performance, and improved memory and attention. Other than caffeine, antioxidant compounds such as chlorogenic acids (CGA) may underlie coffee’s benefits, as some studies report similar results for decaffeinated coffee. Among coffee CGAs, 5-CQA comprises about 35% of CGAs in roasted coffee and 56-62% in green coffee beans. One serving of coffee provides 20-675 mg CGAs, depending on the type of roast, preparation, serving size, and many other factors.

CGAs, like most polyphenolic compounds, are not well absorbed in the human body but are broken down or metabolized to smaller units in the gut. Coffee CGAs are differentially absorbed and/or metabolized in humans, with large individual variation. It has been suggested…

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Veggie Foodstyles || So You Say You Hate Cabbage #1 – Vanishing Oven Roasted Lemon Garlic Herb Cabbage

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Or, maybe you do like cabbage but your family constantly tells you they hate it. And they probably do. At least the boil-until-all-integrity-is-gone variety that most people serve up this time of year. This recipe is a real crowd pleaser and will have your family chuffing down cabbage way past St. Patty’s Day.

IMG_3975Vanishing Oven Roasted Lemon Garlic Herb Cabbage
One large head of cabbage (any color)
Olive Oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
zest of one lemon
leaves from several sprigs of fresh thyme
leaves from 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
Kosher salt
black pepper
¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cut cabbage into 1 inch slices. Quarter the slices, trying to keep them in-tact as best you can. Transfer slices to a colander (again trying to keep roughly in-tact). Rinse. Let air dry several minutes.

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Health and Diet || You are not gluten intolerant, you are glyphosate intolerant

Study blames Roundup herbicide for gluten intolerance and celiac disease epidemic. “Celiac disease, and, more generally, gluten intolerance, is a growing problem worldwide, but especially in North America and Europe, where an estimated 5% of the population now suffers from it,” researchers wrote in a meta-analysis of nearly 300 studies. “Here, we propose that glyphosate, the active […]

Source: You are not gluten intolerant, you are glyphosate intolerant

No-Knead Artisan Breads



One of my most reader-tested and approved recipes! This crusty, fluffy artisan bread needs only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to come together… you won’t believe how easy and delicious it is!

No-Knead Crusty Artisan Bread – My most reader-loved recipe! This crusty, fluffy artisan bread needs only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes. | thecomfortofcooking.com

I have something amazing to share with you today! I mean, you’ve seen artisan bread before but you’ve probably never seen it as easily made as this! I’d say this is one part recipe, one part magic trick… it’s just incredible. You’ve gotta trust me.

No-Knead Crusty Artisan Bread – My most reader-loved recipe! This crusty, fluffy artisan bread needs only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes. | thecomfortofcooking.com

The beautiful, crusty and fluffy bread that results from just four ingredients will knock your socks off! All it takes is flour, salt, yeast and water, all mixed up in a bowl and set to rest for 8-24 hours. Sounds like a lifetime, I know, but waiting is the only difficult part of this recipe.  […]

Recipe and instructions:  http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com/2013/04/no-knead-crusty-artisan-bread.html

Vegan Foodstyles || THE BEST VEGAN FRIED CHICKEN RECIPE (gluten-free!) 

Friends, this is the BEST vegan fried chicken recipe. It’s seriously crunchy on the outside with well-seasoned breading full of nooks and crannies. But the inside is what makes this vegan fried chicken different from all the rest. You won’t believe how tender, juicy and meaty this vegan ‘chicken’ tastes and looks. Flavour bursts from layers of ‘meat’ as you bite into it.

I stumbled across the secret to creating this realistic, crispy and juicy vegan chicken last year (you might have seen it on my Instagram stories) and have since perfected it so you can make it easily at home. Make deep-fried vegan chicken on your stove top or deep-fryer for the absolute best vegan chicken you’ve ever had. Or, you can bake these golden pieces of juicy perfection in the oven for the best oven-fried vegan chicken ever. And it’s gluten-free to boot!

BTW, using food that has been frozen and thawed twice is safe, as long as you do it right! Don’t forget to read the printable recipe before you start.


Healthy Foodstyles || 2 Apples, 1 Lemon And 1 Cup Of Oats, Prepare To Lose Size Without Any Control 

If you are trying to lose excess weight, the smoothie we suggest today is the most delicious way to do so! It has three ingredients only, and all of them are highly beneficial and improve overall health. This smoothie alkalizes the body, detoxifies the system, and provides high amounts of nutrients. Green apples help the process […]

Source: 2 Apples, 1 Lemon And 1 Cup Of Oats, Prepare To Lose Size Without Any Control – Healthy Food House

Plant-Fueled Life || 17 Pounds in 21 Days: How 19 Obese Hawaiians Lost Weight Eating Unlimited Plant Foods

Dr. Terry Shintani is a nutritionist, lawyer, and health advocate who is dedicated to improving the health of the Hawaiian community – especially those who  […]

Read article here:   http://plantfueledlife.com/hawaiian-weight-loss/

Asian Foodstyles and Health || Benefits of Eating Moringa

Moringa oleifera is a plant, which is often called the drumstick tree, the miracle tree, the ben oil tree, or the horseradish tree.

Moringa has been used for centuries due to its medicinal properties and health benefits and has antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory properties.  […]

Source: Health Benefits of Moringa

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Garlic, ACV And Honey – The Winning Combo For Defeating Cholesterol, Obesity, Indigestion And Many Other 

People are increasingly turning to traditional medicine and holistic alternatives for treating their ailments and diseases these days, as they are often much safer and more effective than prescribed pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medications. Honey, garlic, and apple cider vinegar are among the most powerful and versatile natural remedies we can use, and their medicinal properties […]

Source: Garlic, ACV And Honey – The Winning Combo For Defeating Cholesterol, Obesity, Indigestion And Many Other – Healthy Food House

Easy Oven Roasted Marinara Sauce

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As winter presses on, I found myself out of scratch made marinara sauce, so I reached for a can to make up for the loss.  I couldn’t even eat the sauce from the can.  What have I been eating my whole life!?!  I’d only been on the fresh made stuff for about two years.  I didn’t realize how different fresh vs. canned is.  Luckily, my local Cardenas market had a screaming deal on romas.  Not fresh picked from the field like I had in October, but I’ll take it.  I hope you like this sauce as much as I do.

IMG_3064Easy Oven Roasted Marinara Sauce

5 lbs tomatoes (about a colander’s worth), rinsed, cored and quartered
3 onions, sliced
12 cloves garlic (more if you like more)
dried or fresh basil
dried or fresh oregano
dried or fresh thyme
dried or fresh Italian parsley
dried or fresh rosemary
olive oil

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Cilantro can Remove 80% of Heavy Metals from the Body within 42 Days — Here is What You Need to Do

Fortunately, there are natural substances that effectively draw out and remove these heavy metals from our body.  One such substance is cilantro.  […]

Source: Cilantro can Remove 80% of Heavy Metals from the Body within 42 Days. Here is What You Need to Do – Anya Vien

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Bergamot Improves Schizophrenic Brain Function

Bergamot oranges are bitter fruits that grow in one of the world’s most beautiful coastal regions. Could the scenic ocean vistas be responsible for the calm, relaxing effects we derive from smelling and ingesting the bright, citrus essence of this amazing fruit?  […]

Source: Bergamot Improves Schizophrenic Brain Function