Kako'o Oiwi Work Day

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HTF spent the morning at Kako'o 'Oiwi, a nonprofit based in He'eia whose mission is to perpetuate the cultural and spiritual practices of Native Hawaiians.  We were able to help out in the lo'i or taro patches, doing weed eradication and revitalizing the taro patches.  The work is essential for both Kako'o 'Oiwi and the He'eia ahupuaa.  The restoration of taro patches to the wetlands supports the long-term ecological and agricultural health of the region and our state.

Paleo is the Scientology of Diets

Paleo is the Scientology of Diets

By James Fell: Sixpackabs

I was close to landing an interview with Tom Cruise, but then he bailed. And so I am now free to say that Scientology is stupid.

People make fun of the space alien aspect of it, but did you know that one of their beliefs is “silent birth?” A.K.A. Hey, woman who is passing a human being through a tiny orifice, quit yer damn caterwauling and just STFU because the baby’s head is getting squished into a cone shape and doesn’t need your howls of pain to make his mind any more reactive, or something.

What does this have to do with paleo? Paleo is the Scientology of the diet world. It’s just as stupid, and I’m going to tell you why it’s stupid, and I’ll follow that up with why I have a bug up my ass about it.

But one little thing first.