‘Finding wellness in one’s roots’

Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Spirit By Candice Kumai (New York: Harper Wave, 2018, 336 pp., $29.99 hardcover) Candice Kumai is a well known wellness writer, chef, and content creator who has written a book that is a mixture of memoir, self-help and cookbook. Her recognized contributions to national wellness […]

Vision and driving

Are you becoming more uncomfortable driving at night or avoiding it completely? Do you need a bright light to see anything? “Seeing” is not just 20/20 on the eye chart. Just to list a few other factors, there is color vision, stereo vision, contrast sensitivity and your eyes ability to adapt to light and dark. […]

Acid erosion on teeth

As a kid growing up in the Japanese American community, I spent many of my weekends playing in basketball tournaments as a member of the San Francisco Associates basketball team. I remember picking up a 32-ounce bottle of red, orange, or blue Gatorade for each game so I could “Be like Mike (Michael Jordan).” Little […]

10 Resign from President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs

The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders submitted their resignations Feb. 15  to President (Donald) Trump. The main reason: Trump’s policies have adversely affected Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Six other Commissioners — Nina Ahmad, Lian Cheun, Diane Narasaki, Shekar Narasimhan, Bo Thao-Urabe, and Paul Watanabe — had resigned in January. “We […]

People of Color and the poor will be hardest hit by ACA repeal

President-elect Donald Trump’s threat to repeal and replace Obamacare is bad news for millions of Americans, but the poor and people of color are going to be hit hardest, say health care advocates. “The winners and losers from repealing Obamacare will depend crucially on the details of whatever replacement plan materializes,” said Larry Levitt, senior […]

Report suggests JA seniors likely to live longer than other Americans

LOS ANGELES — Nearly one in four “Japanese Americans are 65 and older — nearly twice the proportion of seniors in the overall U.S. population,” a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research funded by Keiro Senior HealthCare says, citing 2010 Census data. The study found that Japanese Americans are “likelier to […]

Study: Undocumented Immigrants Relying on ‘Luck’ to Stay Healthy

BERKELEY, Calif. — Undocumented immigrants’ ability to stay healthy might come down to a matter of luck. That’s one of the findings that emerged from a study released late last month by The Greenlining Institute, a national research and advocacy organization. Prohibitive costs, language barriers, fear of outing themselves as undocumented and a perceived lack […]

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 […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: The magic diet

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 […]

LET’S TALK: About coping with stress

You may notice that some days just go along quite smoothly, and you hardly notice any emotional or physical discomfort. Other days, you may find yourself feeling agitated, irritable and even a little sick, or on the other hand, excited, exuberant and anxious. These may just be the normal ups and downs of life, or […]

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