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  1. 1. Terry T. Shintani, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.
  2. 2. The Hawaii Health Program was conceived in part as a response to the high rates of death from chronic diet- and-lifestyle-related diseases among the Native Hawaiians. In many parts of the Native Hawaiian community, there is great poverty from a material perspective. But the people there are also blessed with a great wealth from a spiritual and cultural perspective. The material poverty sets the stage for poor health. If nurtured properly, spiritual and cultural strength may set the stage for the recovery of good health if applied properly.
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  4. 4. To get a better idea of the spiritual and cultural perspective on health, I spoke to the elders and some of them were considered "Kahuna". The term kahuna literally means "keeper of the secret". Kahu means keeper and huna means secret. In general, it means "expert" or "professional". But in other circles, it means "Shaman" or "Healer". Legend has it that they could perform healing miracles.
  5. 5. While the kahuna held many secrets of these miracles, in my view, for today's health crisis, the "real secret" was in the basic principles of the way they looked at health. I've explained five of the principles in chapter 3 of this book along with a sixth concept that foreshadows an ancient prophesy of Hawaii as a World Center for health. If you apply these principles to your life, there is great potential for healing your body, mind and spirit.
  6. 6. The success of the Hawaii Health Program is an example of the realization of some of this potential. I designed a health program based on these principles to reverse the obesity and chronic diseases in the Hawaiian community. We turned peoples health around - even those with very difficult health problems. People lost weight even though they ate more food. We got people's blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol's down. We took many people off at least some if not all their medication.
  7. 7. The program was so successful that it was published in scientific journals and won the highest national award from the US Secretary of health. As a result of the success of the program, we were featured in Newsweek and the Encyclopedia Britannica. Because of the dramatic improvement of the participants' health, and because of the ease with which most of them achieved weight loss, I have since received requests for the diet program from all over the world.
  8. 8. To be consistent with the Hawaiian spirit of aloha (which means universal, unconditional love that embraces all people), from the beginning, the program was intended to include people from all cultural backgrounds and to utilize foods and traditional cuisine from these diverse and delicious cultural backgrounds. I have been using these principles in private practice with people of all ethnic groups, with the same excellent results. This is a program that could be used and enjoyed by anybody, anywhere in the world.
  9. 9. It is called the "Hawaii Health Program" and the "HawaiiDiet™" in honor of the region where it was born, and also because of the spirit of the Hawaiian people. Their ancient wisdom embraces universal concepts common to traditional cultures from all over the world and, can provide you with a road map to your own ideal body weight and ideal health. If enough people become healthy based on these principles they can become the building blocks of world health.
  10. 10. In doing so, you may become a part of the fulfilment of an ancient prophecy. Ancient healers in Hawaii and from elsewhere have felt a special spirituality in Hawaii. There is a healing spirit in Hawaii found in few other places. From the keepers of the secret, it is told that there is an ancient prophecy that Hawaii would become a world centre for health. When you read the explanation of the word "Hawaii" in this book, you will see a glimpse of this in the word itself.
  11. 11. I invite you to use this book to apply the timeless principles of health embodied in traditional Hawaiian concepts through your diet and lifestyle and make them your own, at least in terms of your diet and lifestyle and strive to apply them to other aspects of your life. It is an important first step to healing ourselves, and healing the world.
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