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What are the six pillars?


Did you know that what you eat directly affects the structure and function of your brain and, ultimately, your mood?  Think about it. Your brain is always “on.” It takes care of your thoughts and movements, your breathing and heartbeat, your senses — it works hard 24/7, even while you’re asleep. This means your brain requires a constant supply of fuel. That “fuel” comes from the foods you eat — and what’s in that fuel makes a huge difference. 


Physical exercise is not only important for your body’s health - it also helps your brain stay sharp.  Your brain is no different than the muscles in your body. - You either use it or you lose it. When you stimulate your muscles in the gym you give your brain a boost on multiple levels from the molecular level to behavioral, the information you process during exercise with help improve memory function.


Did you know that an average person will sleep for 229,961 hours or about one-third of your time?  Quality sleep – and getting enough of it at the right times - is as essential to survival as food and water. Sleep affects almost every type of tissue and system in the body – from the brain, heart, and lungs to metabolism, immune function, mood, and disease resistance.  Recent findings suggest that sleep plays a housekeeping role that removes toxins in your brain that build up while you are awake.

Medical Mindfulness

Did you know that a variety of medical conditions are strongly linked to the decline of brain function. Keep your blood pressure and weight at a healthy level, take medication as prescribed, cut down on salt and sugar, keep active and stay socially connected and positive. All of this can help you stay sharp, smart, and increase the vitality and quality of life as you enter your golden years.

Mental Fitness

Mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness, Including mental dexterity exercises into your daily routine can help you reap the benefits of a sharper mind and a healthier body for years to come.  We also know that Meditation, in conjunction with the other 5 elements of brain health is helpful in treating depression. By calming the mind it allows you to problem solve in a more relaxed way helping to reduce stress.

Social Interaction

Did you know that being socially active, especially later in life, brings many mental and physical health benefits? Not least of these is the fact that social interaction in a group can protect against cognitive decline.  A rich social network provides sources of support, reduces stress, combats depression and enhances intellectual stimulation.  Being socially active feeds your brain.


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The 6 Pillars of Mind-Fullness:
Your Brain & Whole Health Symposium is going VIRTUAL!
Be a Navigator of Great Health, Your Health
LIVE ONLINE 10.16.2020 9AM HST

Lifestyle has a profound impact on our overall health. The way you take care of your body now will determine your overall well-being for generations to come. Your actions today will lead to a better tomorrow.

Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience (HPN) is collaborating with health and well-being leaders in Hawai’i to extend a rare opportunity for the community to participate in the upcoming brain & health symposium.

Attendees will learn and experience 6 pillars of brain health: physical movement, healthy foods, medical management, sleep/relaxation, mental fitness and social interaction. These 6 proven methods will help you navigate to greater brain and ultimate whole health.

Due to many concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), recommendations from the CDC, and uncertainty of mandates from our local government and health department, the decision was made out of an abundance of caution and care that we transition our HPN Brain and Health Symposium from an in-person event to a safe and virtual celebration.

The HPN Brain and Health Symposium is an opportunity for our community to join together in navigating to great health. We are truly grateful for your dedication and support as it is needed now more than ever.  Please join us in this interactive and engaging virtual experience.  

We hope you will join us in experiencing a day of wholeness, including wellness education by national speakers and expert leaders in neuroscience.


The video will be available for streaming 30 days upon receipt of the access link.


It is my pleasure and honor to invite you to attend the first ever scientific and medical conference on Brain Health and Wellness in Hawaii. 1 in 6 people over 65 will develop neurological condition like Alzheimer’s dementia which is currently without a cure or treatment. Research has shown strong evidence that lifestyle and wellness and how we live are directly linked to our risk of developing neurological disorders like preventing stroke and headaches. We have gathered Hawaii’s leading experts in Brain Health and Wellness to kick off the first ever symposium in Hawaii and I invite you to join us on this journey.

Director and Principal Investigator
Clinical Research Center dedicated to Brain Science
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience
Clinical Professor of Medicine (Neurology)
University of Hawaii John Burns School of Medicine

Expanding Your Neural “Networks”
Importance of Social Network and Spirituality

I am genuinely honored to welcome all of you to our second brain health and wellness symposium hosted by Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience and Honorary Collaborator Adventist Health Castle. We invite you to join us on this journey as we change our lifestyles with the purpose of slowing, halting, or even reversing numerous chronic illnesses that are detrimental to our brain health and functioning. As we navigate this road, you will be introduced to 6 pillars of health, all of which have equal importance. These pillars are physical activity, nutrition, mental fitness-exercising the brain, sleep & rejuvenation, social interaction, and medical management-this includes medication, tobacco cessation, and alcohol use. All I ask is for you to open your mind so we can attempt to improve your mental, emotional, physical, and your spiritual well-being.

Director, Lifestyle Medicine & Brain Wellness Center
Sub-Investigator, Clinical Research Center
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience

6 Pillars of Mind-Fullness: Whole Brain Health

Avoid Insomnia with Rejuvenating Sleep -
Restoration and Healing for Your Brain ​

Treating the chronic pain patient: a multi-modal approach

6 Pillars of Mind-Fullness: Whole Brain Health

Director, Memory Disorders Center Sub-Investigator, Alzheimer's Research Unit
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience

Avoid Insomnia with Rejuvenating Sleep -
Restoration and Healing for Your Brain ​

Director, Sleep and Insomnia Center Sub-investigator, Sleep and Insomnia Research Unit
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience

Treating the chronic pain patient: a multi-modal approach​

Interventional Pain Specialist, ABMS Double Board-Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Hawai'i Pain and Spine Treasurer and Executive Board of Directors, American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN) Board of Directors, Pacific Spine and Pain Society (PSPS) Immediate Past President, AZSIPP

"Love One Another" How Socialization and Finding Community Impact Your Brain

Invitation to Greater Well Being

Enhancing Mental Health and Cognitive Efficiency as you Age: Finding peace through emotional, mental and cognitive health

"Love One Another"-
How Socialization and Finding Community Impact Your Brain

Board Certified Neuro-Medicine Psychiatrist

Invitation to Greater Well Being

Director, Adventist Health Castle Wellness

Enhancing Mental Health and Cognitive Efficiency as you Age: Finding peace through emotional, mental and cognitive health

Diplomate Clinical Psychologist Neuropsychologist

  • Who should attend?

    • – Physicians with an interest in Brain Health
    • – Health Care Providers with interest in Brain Health
    • Patients with Neurological diseases
    • Caretakers of patients with neurological issues
    • Organizations or teams on the journey to help each other to achieve Great Health
    • People who are new or experienced in Healthy Habits
    • Individuals looking for a boost in their health
    • Invite a friend/colleague and learn together

Symposium Activities

-Educational talks by leading experts
-Interactive learning and experience


Ko'olau Ballrooms & Conference Center
45-550 Kionaole Rd, Kaneohe, HI 96744​​

For more information please feel free to contact a dedicated HPN Associate by calling or texting:
or email: info@hawaiineuroscience.com

For more information please feel free to contact a dedicated HPN Associate by calling or texting:
or email: info@hawaiineuroscience.com

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