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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Where Your Waiakea Bottle Came From

A lot of people wonder why we use plastic bottles when we put so much emphasis on being healthy, ethical, and most importantly, sustainable. It's common to associate plastic with pollution.  Most plastic actually harms the environment if not recycled, so Waiakea makes sure that its bottles aren't like any other plastic bottles. Each and every Waiakea bottle comes from high-grade 100% RPET, or [...]
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A Friendsgiving Luau

The holidays are finally here and Thanksgiving is creeping up faster than anyone expected! It’s all about food, giving thanks, and being around our Ohana. Ohana doesn’t always refer to our biological family--it’s inclusive of our “extended” family, the friends that we call family. This is why the “Friendsgiving” trend is more popular than you might think, especially among Millennials. It's a new [...]
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A Fully Degradable Waiakea Bottle Coming in 2018

From the very start, Waiakea has been passionately committed to creating a fully sustainable end-of-life packaging option for its bottles. Five years and over 1,200 experiments later, Waiakea is proud to announce that we are one step closer to achieving a FULLY DEGRADABLE BOTTLE! Yup, you heard that right.
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Snack Time With Sweats & The City

Waiakea ambassador’s Elizabeth + Dale, the dynamic duo behind Sweats & The City, have joined us to share some of their favorite snack items that are both healthy and tasty.
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Waiakea Makes the 2017 Inc. 5000 List for Fastest Growing Companies in America

Waiakea is proud to announce its inclusion in the top 500 of Inc. 5000's list of the fastest growing companies in America! Celebrating an impressive 1,022 percent growth over the past three years, Waiakea will be among the elite companies honored at this year’s Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala on Oct. 10 in Palm Desert, California. “It is such a great honor to be included in the prestigious Inc. 5000 [...]
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Why Brands Are Adding Baking Soda To Their Water & What You Should Know About It

Why Sodium Bicarbonate is Added To Water A lot of brands are adding baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to their bottled water. "But why?", you may ask. Well for starters, sodium bicarbonate is a way to create a higher pH, or alkalinity, in drinking water. Sodium bicarbonate is known as nahcolite, which is part of the natural mineral natron. Natron, which contains large amounts of sodium [...]
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Paradise On A Budget: Hawaii Travel Tips

With its soul stirring sunsets, blissful beaches, world class waves, and lush natural wonders, it is no surprise that Hawaii is a destination people dream of visiting. If money is what’s keeping Hawaii in your dreams and not in your reality, we’d like to show you that traveling to paradise doesn’t have to cost you a pretty penny. This post highlights several money-saving strategies that will [...]
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Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: Natural Remedies For Sleep

In our 21st century world of technology, constant connectivity and FOMO (fear of missing out) has made sleep an elusive luxury for many. This point is made clear by the estimated $41 billion dollars Americans spent on sleep aids and remedies in 2015…a number that BBC Research analyst, Natana Raj, estimates will grow to $52 billion by 2020.5  While Michael A Grandner, Ph.D., states that the [...]
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Essential Info On Essential Oils

With their highly therapeutic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities, essential oils are an ancient remedy that have been used across different cultures and civilizations for centuries¹. By definition, essential oils are naturally occurring aromatic plant extracts found in seeds, bark, stems, roots and flowers². Although essential oils have been around for centuries, the [...]
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Get a Free Case of Waiakea by Referring 2 Friends!

Want a free case of Waiakea? It's easy! Refer 2 friends and once they make a purchase, you get a free case of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic water delivered to your home!  Here's how:   Step 1: Visit our online store here and click the pink bar on the right hand side of the screen that says "Rewards Program". 
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I’ve Got 99 Problems And The Sun Is Definitely One

Regardless of the risks our dermatologists consistently highlight (as well as what our mothers taught us growing up), many of us remain active sun seekers, constantly looking to achieve that perfect beachy bronze. Even when we aren’t aiming to work on our flawless looking tan, it is still critical to use sun care products to protect your body.
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Homemade Activated Charcoal Lemonade

  Activated charcoal is a deeply trusted and entirely natural detoxifying remedy that has been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine. It works by trapping toxins and chemicals in the body and flushing them out in a process that prevents the body from reabsorbing them¹. Activated charcoal eventually made its way into Western medicine where it was used by doctors as an antidote for [...]
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The Ohia Tree: Waiakea Employees Volunteer To Protect this Sacred Species of Hawaii

The Hawaiian people began their unique and deeply interconnected relationship with nature back in ancient times. It was then that Mother Earth was an integral player in their survival and even became a major player in their culture and day to day beliefs, especially trees.     The Story of The Ohia Lehua Tree Since ancient times, the Ohia Lehua tree has been a much loved member of native forests [...]
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Get Glowing, Clear Skin the Natural Way

With skin being your largest organ, there is no doubt that it requires some extra TLC….especially when it comes to that deeply coveted glow everyone is in search of. While there are an abundance of products on the market that tout breakthrough formulas that will give you everything you want and more when it comes to your skin, the reality is that there is no magic cream, cleanser, mask or toner [...]
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Get Your Acai Game On with Culinary Queen, Serena Poon

Culinary queen, celebrity nutritionist and Waiakea Ambassador, Serena Poon, has crafted some seriously drool-worthy acai bowl recipes for you to experiment with this summer. She cites protein smoothie bowls as one of her favorite quick go-to's after a workout or even as a mid-day meal. Considering the fact that they are nutrient dense and bursting with flavors, Serena loves the energy boost that [...]
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What You Shoud Know About Fluoride In Drinking Water

Since the 1950s, Americans have been embroiled within an environmental controversy surrounding fluoridation, debating whether or not fluorides—ionic compounds containing the element fluorine—should be added to public water systems. On one side you have a group of scientists from government and industry that argue the addition of fluoride to water protects teeth from decay. On the other side are [...]
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Tips On How You Can Live Like It’s Earth Day, Every Day

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”- Margaret Mead   Get Fluent In Climate Change Education is the foundation for progress and it starts with bringing awareness to the unprecedented threat it poses to our planet. The time is now when it comes to educating the future generations that will be the [...]
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What Is rPET Plastic?

 PET & rPET Plastic, Defined  rPET stands for recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or recycled PET.  PET (polyethylene terephthalate) itself is a polymer used to widely manufacture affordable, durable and recyclable containers and packaging as well as a form of polyester. PET containers are identified by a #1 code on the bottom. By converting post consumer waste into a valuable resource, rPET [...]
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Riding The Wave Of Sustainability: Big Companies That Are Doing Big Things

To create meaningful change when it comes to the protection of our planet, we need to pursue sustainability at the industry level. Businesses have a unique and important opportunity to be a part of the solution. The same opportunity isn’t as readily accessible by individuals, or governments for that matter, due to lack of funding, limited reach and scale, red tape, slow governmental rulings, and [...]
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a full summer body workout in 15 minutes

  With the summer months fast approaching, we recruited Waiakea Ambassador and fitness guru, Mona-Jane Hannemann, to craft a bikini body workout that you can crush anywhere, anytime-- no excuses! Below is her quick and dirty 15 minute workout with images.
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The never ending voyage of Hōkūleʻa

Back in June, Waiakea in partnership with OluKai welcomed the crew of Hawaii’s legendary Polynesian voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa, as they arrived in New York City, making first landfall on the mainland. Flashforward and the Hōkūleʻa is heading from Rapa Nui to Pitcarin. This marks one of the final legs of its voyage which has been dedicated to delivering the message of Malama Honu—to care for our [...]
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Living aloha

Far more than just a quotidian salutation, ‘aloha’ is a state of being and a way of life that pervades Hawaiian culture. ‘Aloha' encompasses living in complete harmony with the Earth and those around you; it fosters a deep appreciation of relationships; it translates to the sending and receiving of positive energy; it is rooted in love, peace, and trust. To live with aloha is to live with a set [...]
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Pets & ph: why your pet should be drinking alkaline water

Dogs and cats are prone to the very same ailments and diseases as humans. Both of our diets are often saturated with unhealthy foods devoid of nutrients and minerals. Think of processed dog and cat food as the equivalent of fast food. If you wouldn’t want to eat McDonald’s for every meal of the day, why would you allow your pet to do just that? Drinking naturally alkaline water can deliver [...]
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World Water day

Taking place on March 22nd of every year, World Water Day is an opportunity to appreciate a most precious resource we undoubtedly take for granted. More importantly, it serves as a call for us all to become champions for progress by providing solutions to the pressing global water crisis. World Water Day, founded by the United Nations some 20 years ago, draws attention to more than just [...]
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9 health tips for that summer bikini body

Spring has almost sprung and summertime is just around the corner! This means the welcomed (and sometimes dreaded) arrival of bikini season. In order to make shedding those winter pounds less of a daunting task, we have compiled a variety of totally doable lifestyle tips that will help you work towards that coveted beach bod.  
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Magnesium: health benefits & bioavailability in water

In addition to playing a crucial role in overall health and well being, magnesium can provide your body with an impressive list of health benefits. This is especially so considering that the mineral's cellular and molecular function impacts all systems of the body. That said, it is important to note that if magnesium levels fall below a certain level, your body can be in some serious trouble. [...]
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Embracing The Spirit of Aloha

Hawaiians take immense pride in their unique and intimate bond with nature. Waiakea reflects the Hawaiian pillar and practice of “malama i ka ‘aina,’ (to care for and to live in harmony with the land), by striving to be at the forefront of sustainable practices. As ‘keiki o ka ‘aina,’ children of the land, it is our responsibility to claim stewardship for the land. In fact it is not the land [...]
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A COMPARISON OF 6 TOP BOTTLED WATER BRANDS

Choosing which bottled water you should buy has become somewhat of a daunting task considering just how many different brands are out there. We went ahead and compiled a list of the top 6 bottled water brands, comparing each based on 5 categories we've humbly deemed as important to your health, the planet's, as well as our community's.
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Dehydration: Symptoms, Tips and Tricks

  The average human body is made of 50-65% water and helps your body perform a variety of vital functions. This includes enabling blood flow, metabolizing food, flushing toxins from the body, regulating body temperature, lubricating joints, and protecting your organs. Our body is also constantly losing water when we sweat, urinate, and breathe. Dehydration occurs when more water is moving out of [...]
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Hiking On The Big Island

Hiking in Hawaii is an unforgettable experience thanks to the diversity in trails you’ll find spread across each Island. In one instant you could be making your way through lush forests to a hidden waterfall, the next you could be walking across lava fields, or cruising down the endless coastline accompanied by breathtaking views. Picking a trail can be overwhelming because there are endless [...]
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goodbye 2016, hello 2017

While they say that what is coming is better than what has gone, we had a pretty rad year over here at Waiakea. Before we formally welcome 2017, let’s reflect on and celebrate some of 2016’s highlights: 
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How Drinking Water Can Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

As one of the building blocks of life, it goes without saying that water is essential to our existence. Yet we often forget that the adequate consumption of water can have a noticeable, positive impact on our well being. That said, adequate hydration is not something we should strive for only during times of physical exercise. Instead, it is a goal we should set for ourselves every single day, as [...]
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Why We’re Planting Trees

We are proud to share that Waiakea has turned its apparel line into an ethical endeavor through a partnership with Eden Projects. When you purchase a piece of Waiakea apparel, we plant five trees on your behalf in Haiti, Madagascar, Ethiopia, or Nepal. 
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Volcanic Water: Benefits Of Volcanic Rock Filtration

  Many of the health benefits of Waiakea are a result of a naturally occurring filtration process that begins 2,400 miles from the nearest industrial landmass atop the Mauna Loa volcano. When it rains there, an almost everyday occurrence, the water flows down the volcano and through 14,000 feet of porous volcanic rock before exiting at its source. As it passes through the lava rock, the water is [...]
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The Lifestyle of A Daredevil: Brendon Hayward

Brendon Hayward doesn’t really have an average day. The whole eat, work, sleep, repeat thing just won't apply. This LA native spends his time embodying the spirit of adventure, letting each new day surprise him with what it has in store. To Brendon, average means a morning skydiving with Jay Alvarrez while riding an inflatable boat, making films with his coveted drone, hanging with friends, or [...]
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Hydration: Be the best version of yourself in 2017

It's 2017 and time to tackle the motto of "new year, new you." Making sure your body is optimally hydrated is a simple and easy solution to achieving those new years resolutions.
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Reduce Waste This Holiday Season

The holidays can be a time of excess: heaps of food, piles of wrapping paper, gifts galore. Amidst all of the holiday commotion, there are a few mindful yet simple ways we can minimize waste.
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Healthy fall recipes: leah's plate

Leah's Plate is a blog focused on embracing whole foods to nourish your body using natural and real ingredients. Waiakea teamed up with Leah in order to bring you several delicious meal ideas that will fuel your mind, body, and soul while complimenting the healthful aspects of Waiakea water. Leah is a health enthusiast who embraces whole foods to nourish her body. She uses all natural and real [...]
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BUY A TEE, PLANT 5 TREES

We are thrilled to introduce Waiakea's sustainable and ethical apparel line! Aside from being extra soft and comfy, these tees embody Waiakea’s mission to Live Sustainably. With each apparel item purchased, Waiakea will plant five trees to aid in the restoration of healthy forests in Haiti, Madagascar, Ethiopia and Nepal. By partnering with Eden Projects, Waiakea aims to have a global positive [...]
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Hawa Ali: The Story of a Future

  Hawa Ali is a 50 year old woman from Mwalabu village. She represents a growing global network of people currently benefitting from the Pump Aid initiatives that are in conjunction with Waiakea. The work that Pump Aid does is critical during this global water crisis. Although access to clean water is a fundamental right, for many, it is a life or death daily struggle. But you can help change [...]
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Why Clean drinking water is a global crisis

650 million people across the world live without access to clean water. That equates to 1 in every 10 people worldwide. Or, twice the population of the United States. Access to clean water is a fundamental human right. But obtaining this basic life necessity can be backbreaking, all consuming work that sustains gender inequality. Women and young girls devote their days to lugging 40 pounds of [...]
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what makes water taste good?

How would you describe the flavor profile of your average glass of water? “Tasteless," “plain," "nothing" are words that might come to mind. But, if you take a second to really taste your water (que water snobs), you may find that there's definitely a unique taste and mouthfeel to be discovered.
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Most Awarded Bottled water

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic water was among the most awarded bottled water brands of 2015. Six prestigious award platforms recognized Waiakea as a leader in the beverage space for its taste, design and innovation. Fast forward to 2017, and Waiakea has been voted a top bottled water for the fourth year in a row by 10 Best Water, as well as nominated as the best water in its category by Grub Street.  [...]
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Pineapple Jack-o-lanterns

 When it comes to Halloween, why do pumpkins get to have all of the fun? We decided to skip the traditional jack-o-lantern and show pineapples some love. Voila: we give you the Pine-O-Lantern.
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One Way South

A one-way plane ticket, one 1977 Dodge Tradesman, one thousand miles of open road, and only ONE way home… ‘A’ ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia - No task is too big when done together by all
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The Difference Between Artificial & Naturally Alkaline Water

You may have heard people mention the phrase "artificially alkaline water" and wondered what they meant by that. Isn't water either alkaline or not alkaline? The confusion originates with the market's current infatuation with a water's pH - the higher the pH, the higher the alkalinity, the better it is for you, right? Unfortunately, it's not that simple. In fact, there can be some serious health [...]
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Bottled Water Delivery: 5 things that differentiate great bottled water from bad

Choosing a bottled water delivery service for your home or office can be confusing; too many options and not enough time. Often, people will find themselves comparing apples to oranges, or what feels like it. Here, we break down the 5 major categories that differentiate great bottled water from bad. 
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Big Island Travel Tips: Go Local

The Big Island of Hawai'i is the land of fiery volcanoes, secluded waterfalls, snowcapped mountains, rainforests, volcanic-black sand beaches, and even alpine lakes. This geographically unique and tropical island is a rugged paradise, perfect for those looking for adventure and natural beauty. Below is a list of things to do and see that will leave you immersed in the local magic of the Big [...]
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Become a Waiakea Brand Ambassador!

We're looking for our next brand ambassador! Is that you? Show us how you #LiveWaiakea and be entered to become a Waiakea Ohana! Are you an adventure hunter, health nut, fitness fanatic, or a steward of 'aina (Mother Earth)? Show us how you embody the Waiakea spirit by: Posting a photo with a bottle of Waiakea on Instagram demonstratin
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Clean water: the most direct way to help poor communities

We are excited to share that 2 new Elephant Pumps have been installed in the villages of Kamganga and Disimasi, Malawi, collectively serving 276 people with clean water! Sponsorship of a water pump project is the most direct way to help poor communities. Clean water not only saves lives, but fosters economic growth and education. 
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Azad Al-Barazi swims for the civilians and refugees of syria at the 2016 olympics

 
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Water & Weight Loss: What’s The Deal?

Water can do some pretty magical things for your body. But can it help you lose weight? The short answer is yes. With conflicting opinions and studies floating around, we've curated a list of the top 5 ways water can help you lose weight, agreed upon by industry experts and backed by clinical studies. 1. INCREASE CALORIC BURN Drinking water actually increases the amount of calories you burn [...]
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2 New Wells Built in Malawi: Give Clean Water

We are thrilled to announce that Waiakea has helped build two new wells in Makata and Puwere, Malawi. While official estimates claim that roughly 2.4 million people living in rural Malawi are without access to a safe water source, the actual number may be twice as high – largely due to increasingly non-functional water points and a rapidly growing population (Pump Aid). To combat this growing [...]
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On Ayurveda & How the Summer Heat Is Actually Affecting You

Ayurveda has quickly evolved into a household name used among yogis and alternative health enthusiasts. But what is it exactly? Our friends and ayurveda experts at XUXO Healing lend their insight on why keeping cool during the summer is actually more important than we think (it's not just a matter of comfort!), while giving some practical tips on how to cool down our internal systems. 
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Shane Borland, 17 Year Old Skater/Surfer, Is Chasing His Dreams

Shane Borland, endearingly called “Shan-o” by friends and family, can be found cruising the California coast looking for swells, chasing big waves on the North Shore and around the world, or tearing up the skate park at national contests. At newly-turned 17 years of age, he’s a two sport-anomaly.
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Win A Trip for 2 to Hawaii

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water wants to send YOU to the Big Island this summer! That means airfare for two to Hawaii, a four night’s stay at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in an ocean view room, daily snorkeling, a round of golf at Hapuna Golf Course, and a choice of a luau dinner and show or Let’s Go Crabbing at Hapuna’s Ocean Terrace.
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Swimming for Syria: Icon of Hope at the 2016 Olympics

Representing your country at the Olympics is an incredible accomplishment for an athlete, but when your country is torn apart by war, making it this far is not only a personal victory, but also a strong message of hope for the country.
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Hokulea Makes Landfall In NYC: World Oceans Day

By harnessing the power of the tides and looking only to the stars for guidance, The Hōkūle‘a, meaning Star of Gladness, has circumferenced the world with boundless aloha. A legendary voyaging canoe, the Hōkūle’a’ has one goal: to deliver the message of Malama Honua – To Care For Our Earth. Along its journey, the Hōkūle’a will reach 27 different nations, crossing 60,000 nautical miles, and [...]
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Chris Mogaddam on Fitness and Entrepreneurship

Chris Mogaddam, successful entrepreneur and owner of 3 businesses, has been driven by his love for helping people, from day one.
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Bearded Brothers: Siblings Team Up and Take It On

Maddison and Riley McKibbin, brothers and teammates, have been playing volleyball together since high school. In fact, they are the only brothers to have played together in both high school, college, indoor professional, and professional beach volleyball.    
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Earth’s Greatest Navigators: Hokulea Honors Richard Branson, Dalai Lama, & Desmond Tutu

A Symbol of Peace & A Sustainable Planet The Hōkūle‘a, meaning Star of Gladness, has traveled thousands of nautical miles around the globe, propelled by the winds and tides, and navigated by the stars. The purpose of Hōkūle‘a’s great voyage is to deliver the message of Malama Honua - To Care For Our Earth. Stopping in 26 different countries, traversing 47,000 nautical miles, and visiting 85 [...]
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Cultural Significance of Water in Hawai'i: World Water Day

The significance of water for Hawaiians runs much deeper than how the western world views it today. Fresh water was more than a means to an end; it shaped social divisions, played an important role in the stories of procreation, and was the currency of societal wealth.
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Health Benefits of Turmeric and How To Use It

Turmeric is an orange-colored spice in the ginger family that has been integrated in ancient Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian lifestyles for centuries. It's also known as nature’s most powerful medicine and has been used to treat a wide range of illnesses. Turmeric's powerful properties can be used as an antiseptic or as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent, among many other things.
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Flint Water Crisis 'Suggests a Failing In Society's Concept of Water'

Water, water everywhere and not a drop that’s safe to drink. The water crisis in Flint, MI and lead contamination in Sebring, OH may lead some to think America’s water supply is at risk nationwide; and they may be right. In the aftermath of Flint resident’s exposure to dangerous levels of lead when the city decided to switch its water resource from Lake Huron, federal investigations have revealed [...]
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California Dreaming

Waiakea is pumped to bring on board two new members to the Waiakea Ohana, Zach and Ben. For these two it’s a transportation fixation: surf boards, skate boards, fixies, motorcycles, you name it. Harking back to the 70’s, these guys live in such a way reminiscent of the California the Red Hot Chili Peppers sing about; good vibes and fast times.
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Welina: Wave Sliding

“Like many in Hawaii, the practice of wave sliding has become deeply integrated into our way of life. It doesn’t define us, but rather allows us to honor our heritage as well as our commitment to the sea. A genealogical gift that has been passed down for thousands of years, I do my part so that it will be passed down for a thousand more.” -- Cliff Kapono
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How Living On A Boat Will Change Your Life

Poema du Prel has been living on her 30 foot sailboat, Black Pearl, in Tahiti for the past few years. The best part? Seeing the blue sky over the ocean from her bed.  The challenges? Having to fix leaks and broken engines alone.
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So Long Summer Sale

It's been a great summer for the Waiakea team, filled with family & friends, creativity, long nights, early mornings, and steady growth. We're sad to see it go, but grateful for the opportunities we were offered and connections that were made over the past 3 months.
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Health Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

Water is water, right? Not really. It’s no secret that water is essential to life. Unfortunately, in today’s world it is not enough to simply turn on your tap and drink the requisite eight glasses per day. (Read more about the different types of bottled water brands and how they compare to each other, here).
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Willie Kessel: Move, Inspire, Evoke

Growing up on a seaside avocado ranch in southern California, Willie has always been influenced by the ocean and its surroundings. Willie believes photography is highly interactive, in that he is sharing his personal lens with the world so that it may move, inspire, or evoke.    
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Cliff 'Bruddah' Kapono

Cliff 'Bruddah' Kapono is an anomaly, in the greatest sense of the word.
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Bottled Water: A Call For Change

In a call for change, Waiakea founder Ryan Emmons talks about bottled water, sustainability, and what we can do to try and change the beverage industry for the better in a recent feature on Environmental Leader: "The sustainability of bottled water has been a consistently tested and embittered subject for a variety of reasons. Issues with its packaging and sourcing have remained high profile, [...]
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Father's Day Giveaway!

WIN 3 MONTHS SUPPLY OF WAIAKEA AND A $75 MOUNTAIN KHAKIS GIFT CARD! Father's Day is around the corner & we've got some awesome prizes to give away! Win 3 months supply of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic water, a $75 Mountain Khakis gift card, & a super-soft Waiakea t-shirt! The perfect gift for the adventurous, outdoors Dad.
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Kamalei Alexander: Surf, The Aloha Spirit, and Mauna Kea

"For me, Hawai'i is where my direct connection to this earth is rooted. It's the foundation of all the emotions that surge through my veins, a culmination of decades of fear, love, and loss. I consider myself merely a reflection of the past."
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Kelly Ripa Says Alkaline Cleanse 'Changed My Life'

"Kelly Ripa says a high-alkaline cleanse has changed her life — but what is it? And does it work?" What is considered a "trending" diet, high alkaline foods and waters are quickly becoming popular among celebrities and health-concious consumers. A high-alkaline diet consists of eating alkalizing foods such as berries, citrus fruits and leafy vegetables, while avoiding acidic foods like refined [...]
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Waiakea Installs Another 2 Water Pumps: Clean Water for Malawi

We're proud to share that another 2 new water pumps have been built and installed in Kasonda and Kathobwa, Malawi, providing 236 community members with clean and protected drinking water!
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Murky Waters: California’s Water Management Lacks Transparency

Murmurs of ‘water wars’ can be heard throughout the media landscape, and for good reason.
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Waiakea At The NRA Show, Chicago

Waiakea is pleased to announce we will be attending the National Restaurant Association Show at Chicago’s McCormick Place May 16 -19 in the Organic and Natural Specialty Pavilion at booth #10638. As this year's recipient of the NRA’s 2015 FABI award, we are really excited to showcase why this nomination means so much to us. Innovation has been the crux of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water's product [...]
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How Hawai'i Cracked Me Open by Stephanie J.

"My life wasn’t going to change until I made it change. I’m writing this face down on a massage table while getting tattooed in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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WAIAKEA WINS FABI AWARD FOR PROGRESSIVE CONTRIBUTIONS

The National Restaurant Association has announced Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water, the first triple bottom line premium bottled water of its kind, has been awarded a 2015 Food and Beverage Innovation (FABI) Award and will be among the 28 international winners showcased at the NRA Show on May 16-19 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The coveted award recognizes Waiakea for its uniqueness and design as [...]
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Skater and Surfer Shane Borland Joins Waiakea Ohana

Shane Borland, affectionately called “Shano” by friends and family, can be found cruising the California coast looking for swells, chasing big waves on the North Shore and around the world, or tearing up the skate park at national contests. At 15, he’s a two sport-anomaly. In an interview with The Inertia, Shane explains "Skating adds to my surfing and surfing adds to my skating, it gives me [...]
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Why You Should Be Eating More Ginger

With all of its incredible health benefits, ginger is definitely an underrated food. Although it may be pretty spicy to the pallet at first, there are plenty of reasons why you should just grin and bear it.  Here, we'll explain why you should be eating more ginger. We will also give you a suggestion as to how you can incorporate it into your daily diet with our Waiakea Ginger Water recipe (just [...]
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Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water In Whole Foods

The day has finally come! We are thrilled to announce that Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water will now be available in Whole Foods' Southern Pacific and Northern California regions as of March 2015.
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Becoming Present: Yoga and The Way of Aloha

Many parallels can be drawn between yogic philosophy and the core values underpinning Hawaiian culture. The Way of Aloha and Yoga both describe a state of being where we are presently aware of our intimate connection to a greater whole through love, or aloha. This is living life in the now.
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Malawi: Deadly Flooding Cuts Off Access to Clean Water Supply

Malawi is currently facing deadly flooding after weeks of torrential rain compounded by the Tropical Cyclone Bansi, with another storm looming on the horizon - Tropical Cyclone Chedza, expected to be far more destructive than the former.
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4 Hawaiian Words to Live Your Life By

Hawaii has consistently ranked as the happiest state in America. So what's the secret? Naturally, we assume it's Hawaii's idyllic setting of beautiful beaches and great weather. Who wouldn't be happy in all that sunshine? But there's more to it than that. The Hawaiian language is a keyhole view into the local's culture and approach to life, showing what to "Live Aloha" truly means.
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Aloha and Happy New Year from Ryan and the Waiakea Ohana

Aloha and happy new year Waiakea Ohana!
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Healthy Holiday Gifts

Finding the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for your health-conscious family member or friend can be overwhelming. With so many products and brands claiming to be ‘natural’ or ‘healthy’, it’s difficult to determine what’s genuinely healthy, and what’s not.  So we decided to create a few quick tips for healthy holiday Christmas shoppers.
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WAIAKEA AT HEARST CASTLE BENEFIT

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LIVE ALOHA

Live Aloha, an expression inspired by the Hawaiian way of life, other times called 'The Aloha Spirit' or 'The Way of Aloha', describes an attitude of love, life energy, affection, and joy.
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What Is pH and What Does It Have To Do With Water

  pH expresses a solution's relative acidity or alkalinity on a scale that ranges from 0 to 14
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MĀLAMA I KA ‘ĀINA

Mālama i ka ‘āina: To respect and care for the land
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Pump Aid: Donate Water

 
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Why Our Bodies Are Too Acidic and Why It Matters

In orderto be healthy, the human body must maintain an acid-alkaline equilibrium. Most people’s bodies are excessively acidic. This is due to the simultaneous scarcity of alkaline minerals and abundance of acid-forming minerals available in the typical modern lifestyle. Our diets have evolved to cater to the need for convenience, rich in refined sugars, simple carbohydrates, and trans fats, all [...]
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Artificial Alkaline Water: The Dirty Little Secret

Drinking artificial alkaline water can actually cause the body to deplete its own alkaline mineral reserves. Manufacturers of artificial alkaline water developed ionizing machines in order to replicate the healthful water found in the natural springs of places like the French Alps, the Himalayas, the Andes, Hawaii, and some of the other Polynesian Islands. While they were successful in [...]
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Waiakea Water Celebrates Two Years of Clean Success

Aloha everyone – This has been a long time coming! Two years have come and gone since we first started bottling our fantastic Waiākea Hawaiian Volcanic Water, and it has been an incredible journey. Please take a second to watch and share our new commercial release below. Mahalo!
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What Makes Water Taste Good?

We all know the feeling...taking a long sip from a glass of what we assume to be run-of-the-mill, humdrum water and tasting instead a liquid delight. There is nothing quite like the taste of good water--crisp, refreshing, sometimes sweet and so subtle that if you aren't paying attention, you may very well miss it all together.  (via ps50mm on Flickr) So, what factors determine water taste? Four [...]
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What Is Alkaline Water?

At its most basic level, alkaline water is water that has a pH of higher than 7. The pH simply refers to the measurement of relative hydrogen ions. The fewer hydrogen ions, the higher the pH, and the higher the pH, the higher the alkalinity.   Natural alkaline water (not to be confused with artificial alkaline water) is water that has a pH of over 7 due to its naturally high mineral content.  
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WAIĀKEA Named Official Water of USA Water Polo

  Waiākea is proud to announce that we are the new official sponsor the the USA Water Polo Team
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