HI Now’s Kainoa Carlson talks with Dr. Jinan Banna, Associate Professor in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences at University of Hawaii. Dr. Banna specializes in women’s health, weight loss and chronic disease prevention. In this episode she explains what makes a healthy diet, fad diets, tips on losing weight and how to stay on track.
HI Now’s Kainoa Carlson talks with therapist Heather Pierucki on self-care during the holidays. She is an experienced therapist who specializes in helping the community understand trauma, its impact on the body, mind, and environment, and how to seek and find support for healing. Heather addresses the importance of prioritizing our mental health during the holidays and why self-care is important.
What is Alzheimer’s? Talk Story’s McKenna Maduli discussed the disease with Dr. Poki’i Balaz, Interim Executive Director at Lunalilo Home. How can you help someone experiencing the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s? What community resources are available for those affected by Alzheimer’s and their caregivers? Find out the answers to these questions and more.
Michael Story, UHA’s Senior Workplace Wellness Advisor “connects the dots” on Wellbeing for the “Whole” You with Ryan Wolf. They discuss the five elements of wellbeing: career, social, financial, physical and community. Ryan is the Wellbeing Lead at Gallup, the global research and consulting firm that helps build exceptional workplaces. In his role he leads Gallup’s health and wellbeing strategies in collaboration with its research, benefits, and external medical and wellness teams. He develops solutions and initiatives for Gallup clients, associates and family members. He’ll discuss tips on how to improve each element of wellbeing, especially during an on-going pandemic.
HI Now’s Kainoa Carlson “connects the dots” on the Healthy Hawaii Strategic Plan with Lola Irvin and Mark Garrity. They discuss the Healthy Hawaii Strategic Plan, a roadmap for improving the health of Hawaii residents by preventing and reducing chronic disease. Irvin is the Administrator of the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division of the Hawaii State Department of Health, and Garrity is the President of Urban Pacific Consulting. Together they explain the goals of the plan in improving health and wellness, decreasing premature death and disability from chronic disease, increasing quality of life and reducing health disparities.
HI Now’s Kainoa Carlson “connects the dots” on the Science of Sleeping Well with Dr. Val Cacho. Dr. Cacho is a board-certified internal medicine and sleep medicine physician. A Loma Linda University alumnus, she completed a sleep fellowship at the Cedar Sinai Medical, and a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona. The co-editor of “Integrative Sleep Medicine,” Dr. Cacho discusses what happens to your body as you sleep, how to improve your quality of sleep and the impact sleep has on our mental health and more.
HI Now’s Kainoa Carlson “connects the dots” on Moving More for Better Health with Terri Dietz. With over 30 years of experience in the health, fitness and wellness industry, Terri believes in each person’s ability to become their best self. Why is movement important to our physical health and overall well-being? What is the suggested duration a person should be active Learn how you can incorporate movement into your day, and how your well-being will inspire others around you.
HI Now’s Kainoa Carlson “connects the dots” on the Well-Being Equalizer with Michael Story. What does work life balance and well-being really mean? Michael introduces workplace wellness solutions to organizations throughout Hawaii. He shares how we can live a more balanced life, and how we can support each other in our wellness journey.
HI Now’s Kanoe Gibson “connects the dots” on Dental Wellness. What is oral health? What are some routines to follow for optimal oral health? Kahala Howser of Hawaii Dental Service helps us understand the importance of preventative care and navigating oral health.
HI Now’s Kanoe Gibson “connects the dots” on “Stress and Coping” with Dr. Jeffrey D. Stern. What is stress? What does it do to our mind and body? Do the effects of stress change as we age? Dr. Stern explains what “stress” is, and how we can navigate through it...
HI Now’s Kanoe Gibson “connects the dots” on “Resilience: Motivating Lasting Change” with award-winning motivation scientist and bestselling author, Dr. Michelle Segar.” Dr. Segar gives tips on adopting a healthier lifestyle, and maintaining motivation.