THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Time to walk the walk

I know that over the years, I’ve been doling out advice on how to eat to prevent or delay chronic medical conditions, exercise tips to help prevent the “battle of the bulge” or simply shed pounds packed on during the holidays or simple everyday tips that help maintain our youth, well-being and health. Well, at […]


Like Ponce de Leon, most of America is looking for that mythical place or diet that will keep us young, slim and beautiful, the Magical Diet that allows us to consume all of the bad foods that we crave so much, but when taken in the perfect proportions, allows us to burn more calories than […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: A decade of wala’au

Wala’au is the Hawaiian term for speaking, as in having a simple conversation, which is what I’ve been doing for the past 10 years with you in Nichi Bei Land, originally through the Nichi Bei Times and recently through the Nichi Bei Weekly. I make no pretense of it, my column will never win a […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Bulk up that diet

Americans tend to have a narrow view of what a diet is or what it means. It frequently is used simply in the context of losing weight. “Can’t have that, I’m on a diet.” “Which diet are you following?” “How much weight have you lost on diet X, Y or Z?” Well, the word diet […]

Yu-Ai Kai workshop offers tips on how to maintain a healthy heart

SAN JOSE — Ed and Florence Takeda, both 80, take care of their hearts by working out at the gym on weekdays for two to three hours. They were among about 50 attendees at the Yu-Ai Kai/Japanese American Community Senior Service’s Kenko Series workshop, “Healthy Hearts,” held Feb. 26 at the Dr. James Akiyama Wellness […]

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