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Down to Earth Wins 2018 “Best Health Food Store” Award… Yet Again!

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We are thrilled to report that once again readers of the Star-Advertiser voted Down to Earth “2018 Best Health Food Store.” This year’s contest includes the new Vegetarian category, for which we earned “Finalist.”  The announcement was made in the Star-Advertiser’s 2018 Hawaii’s Best edition, which was published on June 17th. As many of you know, this vote is the result of their annual “People’s Choice Awards,” which every year asks readers to name their “Best” choice in a variety of categories. 

Talk Story with the Love Life! Team

Overcoming Barriers to Staying Healthy

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You might be at a point in the year when you’re struggling to keep the new year’s health resolutions you made and you’re falling back to old habits. Old habits die hard, but they don’t have to in your case! Here’s a list of some of the most common barriers to staying healthy and how to overcome them

Featured Article

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? Leading health experts agree that eating a diet high in plant foods is the best way to nourish ourselves and our families. A plant-based diet is rich in foods from plant sources such as whole grains, beans, lentils and other legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. It does not include animal products such as meats, poultry, seafood, eggs, and sometimes dairy. 

Health Tip

Fall in Love with Avocados

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It is only fitting that February is American Heart Month. With Valentine’s Day being celebrated in February, hearts receive a lot of attention. The most important heart, the one beating in our chest, definitely deserves some extra attention. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The great news is that a healthy lifestyle and eating habits protect against and also reverse heart disease.

'Ekahi Corner

Blue Zones: The Key to Living Longer?

Photo: A cove in Sardinia, Italy

Okinawa in Japan, Sardinia in Italy, Nicoya in Costa Rica, Icaria in Greece, and Loma Linda in California. What do these five regions have in common? At first glance, the answer seems unclear. But these were the five regions chosen by author Dan Buettner, in partnership with National Geographic and the National Institute on Aging, after scouring the world for the regions where people live the longest.

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