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Author:Rebecca Peaslee

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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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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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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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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