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Classes on Growing Olive Trees on Maui; and Alzheimer’s Disease and Nutrition

March 7, 2013 - Carla Tracy

The Growing Olive Trees on Maui Class will run in two sessions at University of Hawaii Maui College from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 13 and 20.

The sessions will explain the basic needs of olive trees from Greece, Spain, France and Italy. It will cover the Olive Cultivars, site selection and preparation, tree spacing and design, planting and initial training.

“We will learn to prune and thin the trees in class with actual trees and examples. When completed, you should be able to set up your own olive orchard and understand the challenges and benefits that lie ahead,” says Instructor Anne Gachuhi.

Cost is $89 per person. To register, call (808) 984-3231.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Nutrition is at the top of mind for many people. Instructor Steve Blake will inform students about the latest research linking Alzheimer’s disease to nutrition in two classes from 9 to 11 a.m. April 22 and 29..

“Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States,” says Blake. “Care for its victims costs more than the expense of heart disease and cancer combined. This class and slide show is based on the latest scientific research from leading journals worldwide. Medical studies will be presented linking the risk of Alzheimer’s disease to intake of antioxidant fruits and vegetables.”

In addition, he continues that, “Research suggests that lowering saturated fats in the diet can result in better blood flow to the brain. Learn how folate and cobalamin lower homocysteine and why they are crucial for lowering the buildup of amyloid plaques. Recent research shows that frying and broiling can result in AGEs (Advanced Glycation Endproducts) that are a major cause of the inflammation and oxidation in Alzheimer’s disease. See double-blind studies that show which supplements and medical plants have been shown to be effective in reducing the risk and progression of this common dementia. References will be cited.”

Cost is $89 per person. To register, call (808) 984-3231.


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