Food as Medicine

Hawaii Natural Food

It’s natural for those dealing with cancer and other chronic illnesses to have questions about what they should eat or not eat.  At Kokolulu Farm and Retreats we teach “Food as Medicine” concepts that include easy-to-understand guidelines to help fight cancer and other chronic illnesses, and disease, in general.

Nutrition for Healing

While the area of nutrition is ever evolving, what we do know is that nutrition is integral to healing – not only throughout the entire cancer journey, but for disease prevention, as well. The American Cancer Society and the American Institute for Cancer Research both estimate that more than 30% of cancer can be prevented through healthy diet, physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight.

Right vs Wrong Food

Food is information carrying detailed instructions for every gene and every cell in the body, helping them to renew, repair, and heal or to be harmed and debilitated, depending on what one eats. Certain “non’-foods” inflame one’s gut and cells, leading to whole-body inflammation that manifest as pain, allergies, headaches, fatigue, and depression and that leads to weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease.


Clients will learn about the foods that research shows to be most beneficial to healing, understand which foods are most harmful to health and healing, know how to do healthy food preparation and shop for live, healthy foods, and find out how to grow at least a few of their favorites without using harmful chemicals.

Kokulolu Farm

When you come for a retreat at Kokolulu Farm and Cancer Retreats, you will learn basics about growing food, Korean Natural Farming, and best of all, you will enjoy food right from the garden. You will definitely feel the difference!