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Thank you, Mom!

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Mothers deserve a huge and heartfelt thank you for their selfless love, hard work, and guidance, and all the under-appreciated and unseen sacrifices that come along with motherhood.

Celebrate Earth Day with a Work Day at Aloha Animal Sanctuary

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Do you know the origin of Earth Day? On January 28, 1969, an oil well drilled off the coast of Santa Barbara, California blew out spewing more than three million gallons of oil and killing over 10,000 seabirds, dolphins, seals, and sea lions.

Just 4 Steps to Preventing Serious Illness

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There is a quote attributed to Hippocrates that states “The greatest medicine of all is teaching people how not to need it”.

A Plant-Based Diet is Best for a Healthy Heart

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What diet helps support a lifetime of good health and provides protection against numerous diseases, including our country’s three biggest killers: heart disease, cancer, and strokes?

A Few of Your Favorite Things in 2018 and the Growth of the Plant-Based Trend

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Happy New Year! Our Down to Earth team wishes you greater happiness and wonderful health in 2019.

Pearlridge Down to Earth Store Relocation Grand Opening

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Over 40 years ago, Down to Earth opened its first store in Wailuku, Maui.

It’s Not Just About the Food; Appreciating the Spirit of Thanksgiving

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When I was a child, Thanksgiving was simply wonderful: a house warmed by a crowd of family and friends; the mouth-watering aroma of rosemary, parsley, and sage; happy chatter in the kitchen over hand-rolled pie crusts; and, last but not least, the thrill of time off school.

Third Annual Vegfest Oahu Shows Hawaii Akamai In The Global Trend Towards Plant-Based Eating

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Down to Earth will once again be the lead sponsor for VegFest Oahu 2018! 

The event brings together almost 50 booths offering education, food, and entertainment, and was attended by 4000 people last year including Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Activities include: plant-based cooking demos by expert chefs, speakers on health and environmental topics, a unique collection of food entrepreneurs selling island-made vegan products and dishes hand-crafted to appeal to the local palate, movement classes, lots of free food sampling, interactive exhibits with healthy games, and continuous live music.

Healthy Lifestyle Changes for Hectic Lives

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Does this morning checklist sound familiar? Wake up and shower…check. Exercise….no time, maybe tomorrow. Grab breakfast…check. Rush out the door…check. For many of us eating breakfast and exercising every day is hurried at best, and too often, totally omitted.

How many of us eat breakfast while driving to work or school, giving less thought and care to feeding our bodies than to fueling up our cars? With school back in session, families may feel their time being especially limited.

Is Your Sunscreen Killing Coral?

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Hawaii state lawmakers signed a bill in May that bans the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals deemed damaging to coral reefs and other marine organisms. If Gov.