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Feature Article

Prepare for Summer Sun

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When I was young, I remember tracing a scar on my mom’s leg that extended a hand's length across her upper thigh, like a gouge in clay. She had skin cancer, and the scar was from a tumor she had removed in her thirties, around the time I was born. As I grew up, I remember her always checking the moles on her arms and back, worried if they were black or irregularly shaped. Maybe because she’d had it as long as I’d been alive, it never occurred to me to be really worried. It was just always there, like an eerie hum in the background of our lives.
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Veggie Quote

“Vegetarians have the best diet. They have the lowest rates of coronary disease of any group in the country.... Some people scoff at vegetarians, but they have a fraction of our heart attack rate and they have only 40 percent of our cancer rate. They outlive other men by about six years now.”

-Dr.William Castelli, M.D.
Castelli currently is the Medical Director at the Framingham Cardiovascular Institute and is Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He is a member of many professional societies including the American Medical Association, American College of Epidemiology, and The Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, and American Heart Association.

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Health Tip

Improve Your Health While Enjoying Summer Fruits

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One of the best things about summer is the abundance of juicy delicious fruits. In Hawaii, we are fortunate to have many of our favorite summer fruits ripening in our back yard. Fruits provide important vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and enzymes. They also contain phytochemicals or plant nutrients which help boost immunity, have a protective effect against cancer, and help protect against heart diseases and circulatory problems. Stay healthy this summer by simply enjoying all the fresh fruits the season has to offer. Here is a list to help you quickly spot those summer fruits when shopping for produce, especially the local ones. Selection may vary at each store.
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Vegetarian Recipes

Featured Recipe

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For your cooking delight we are bringing you our monthly cooking class recipes:

Feature! Vegetable Lasagna

Additional tasty recipes:

Herb Roasted Vegetables

Mango Parfait

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