Metabolism Motivation Monday

Matabolism Monday
(from Greek: μεταβολή metabolē, “change”) is the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. These enzyme-catalyzed reactions allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Metabolism is a word we have all heard before. We have all seen the advertisements offering to “boost your metabolism” But, what exactly is the significance of metabolism to our over all health? Do you need to have a higher metabolism or a lower metabolism? What does that mean to be higher or lower? The definition can be difficult to understand as to how it applies to your body, and what your body needs.

The truth is, each of us has our own unique metabolic needs for our bodies and those needs can and will change throughout your life, and even throughout your monthly or weekly, an even daily cycles. These needs can fluctuate according to your age, weight, and even your day to day activity and stress levels. Some of the factors in out metabolism are hard or even impossible to change, such as our genetics, or our sex.

Many make the mistake of skipping meals, thinking this will help them slim down. But, regular eating of smaller portions between 250-500 calories throughout your day can actually increase your metabolism, while skipping meals can cause your metabolism to stall. Its important to keep your metabolism motivated and in balance.

The simplest way to think of metabolism for yourself is to remember that it is about what you put in your body next that will help your organs function best, and your cells to repair from damage properly.

If you know what your body needs, or even if you don’t! You can find what you need here at Healthy Hut Cafe and Market. Come in and see us, and let us help you get your metabolism motivated properly so that you can keep your mind and body running like a fine tuned metabolic machine.



Fitness Inspiration

Fitness is good for mind, body and spirit.  It can clear your mind by giving yourself time to let go of the chatter, encouraging your body to focus on deep breath, it is a way of meditation.  Physical health keeps your body fluid, lubricating the joints, using your nutrients to build good muscle structure, building confidence within.  This all lifts our spirits and allows us to take on daily challenges with more confidence, allowing us to be better present in our relationships.

I enjoy beginning my day with fitness (after a cup of yummy organic coffee).  I use to get me going.  It’s free and has every type of exercise routine you can think of.  If you have 5min, or 95 minutes, there is a workout for you.

I enjoy fitness blender, Jillian Michaels, Tiffany Rothe, and Navy Seals abs.  Check it out, it’s easier than you think.  How you treat your today, has a great effect on how you feel tomorrow!

Kilauea Paint & Feed Store: Natural Pet Food, Paints and More

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Now open under new ownership, Kilauea Paint & Feed Store is still located in the same location as before: just past the gas station and Menehune Food Mart at 2488 Kolo Rd in Kilauea.

New owners Iao Edmonds and Chase Belmonte are excited to offer new healthy alternatives for your pets and livestock which they promise to keep IN STOCK! Read the rest of the post »

Learn to Make Raw Sushi with Chef Sarah Mangold!

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I  recently attended a work shop with Sarah Mangold and learned how to make delicious, 100 percent raw sushi along with some delicious dipping sauces!

Sarah Mangold is a Kaua‘i resident and raw chef. She offers a raw food workshop at 11am every Friday and the Cliffs Resort in Princeville, which all are welcome to attend. The cost is just 20 dollars per person! Read the rest of the post »

Recipe: Baked Eggplant & Ricotta Pupus


Eggplant is one of those vegetables that is always available here on Kaua‘i. There is often so much eggplant that sometimes it can be difficult to come up with creative ways of using it! Read the rest of the post »

Yoga Instructor, Lulu to Talk on Healing Postures

Aloha Everyone! We continue our free series of health talks for the community this month with Yoga Instructor Luana Streltzer. The talk will take place at 5:30pm on May 26 at Healthy Hut Market & Cafe. Streltzer, will be sharing information about various yoga postures and explaining the health benefits for the body and mind. Tea and a light snack from our deli will be offered for attendees. Please come learn more about how you can improve your health and feel amazing!

LuluLuana, “Lulu” Streltzer, RYT, MA has been practicing yoga for over 20 years.  When her students leave her class feeling more healthy, alive, relaxed and invigorated she feels satisfied. Lulu believes that if we can spend a little extra time making our body feel better we have a better chance of living in our full, shining potential.

We Have Removed the Smart Meter

Aloha Everyone, here is a message from Healthy Hut Market & Cafe concerning the recent customer concern and removal of the smart meter:

A few months ago Healthy Hut opened up its store on Hookui Road and a smart meter was installed by Kaua‘i Island Utility Co-op. Some customers and employees had been asking questions about the safety of the smart meter and wondered whether there was a real and significant health risk to people at Healthy Hut. We too have heard a lot of conflicting information about smart meters and we decided to look over the available information with an open and unbiased mind. Read the rest of the post »

Flourless Nut Pancakes for Breakfast or Anytime














Aloha All, here is the recipe for my latest and best version of flourless pancakes (some may remember my first version with almonds and bananas). The shaved coconut in this version holds the batter together much better than my last version, which only used almonds. These cakes are great for breakfast or anytime and taste delicious either hot or cold. Some ingredients may be adjusted to suite personal preference. Read the rest of the post »

Free Lecture On Nutrition & Health With Local Naturopathic Physician

Healthy Hut will be offering a free lecture for the community this month. The lecture will be held from 5:30 to 6:30pm, Sunday, April 14th. Tea and a light snack will be offered for attendees.

Lyle Robinson, a local resident and licensed naturophathic physician, will be speaking on nutrition and health. Robinson believes in, “letting food be thy medicine.” She treats her patients by first looking at their diet and seeing where improvements can be made to mitigate health problems.  “Looking at people’s nutritional status is always a good place to start,” she says.

We look forward to this opportunity to learn with you. See you at The Hut!

New at Healthy Hut: Dale Audrey Natural Oral Health Care Products


DA_pulling rinseWe now offer Dale Audrey’s all natural, chemical-free line of oral health care products including White2Nite, tooth whitening treatment, Ayurvedic Oral Pulling Rinse, the portable Quick Sonic Toothbrush and the Ayurvedic Oral Brushing Treatment for pets. Read the rest of the post »