Fiji Time: 12:41 AM on Saturday 25 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

'Kavaholics' told to drink in moderation

Luke Rawalai
Monday, September 01, 2014

THERE is no medical proof that yaqona consumption contributes directly to diabetes and other non-communicable diseases.

Speaking during a forum at the Fiji Catholic Women's League meet in Solevu, Bua over the weekend Nabouwalu hospital's Sister Elenoa Vakatalebola said heavy consumption of the drink had some side effects.

Ms Vakatalebola told women at the meet that "kavaholics" often suffered from dry skin known as kanikani and often ended up having eye irritation that often grew worse.

Ms Vakatalebola said most yaqona drinkers often snacked when they drank eating sweet things in between the grog session.

She said such snacks were unhealthy and often high in sugar and salt content.

She also said these disease causing foods contributed to diabetes.

Mrs Vakatalebola told women that another side effect of yaqona consumption was that people tended to be lethargic and lazy.

She said the abuse of yaqona often bred idle people leading to an idle community.

She urged those consuming kava to do it reasonably and to ensure that it did not change their looks.

Mrs Vakatalebola said heavy kava drinkers changed God's schedule for men by drinking all night and sleeping all day.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64440.6254
JPY 55.991852.9918
GBP 0.39020.3822
EUR 0.46380.4518
NZD 0.68630.6533
AUD 0.63990.6149
USD 0.49320.4762

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Players sign 7s contract
  2. Teachers charged
  3. Locally owned health centre begins operation
  4. $1500 disappointment
  5. FLP defers choice
  6. Climate diplomacy talk begin small
  7. Help for victim, 86
  8. On the hunt
  9. Former Fiji rep laid to rest
  10. LCPA says North farmers not frustrated

Top Stories this Week

  1. Villagers burn objects used for 'witchcraft' at village cleansing Saturday (18 Feb)
  2. Man dies in custody Saturday (18 Feb)
  3. Family given son's post mortem exam results Monday (20 Feb)
  4. 2 dead in 48 hours Wednesday (22 Feb)
  5. Qoro resigns as exchange boss Tuesday (21 Feb)
  6. A lifetime try as Jasa weds sweetheart Saturday (18 Feb)
  7. $95,000 payout Monday (20 Feb)
  8. No more sleeping in car Saturday (18 Feb)
  9. $30,000 richer Thursday (23 Feb)
  10. Day of fate Monday (20 Feb)