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  • The Kokua Initiative: Honoring Boogie Kalama

    A crew member on the double hulled outrigger canoe, The Hokule'a, that voyaged from Hawaii to Tahiti in 1976, George "Boogie" Kalama was known as a man of the Land and Sea. He was said to be deeply spiritual and a great comfort to those around him, truly embodying the essence of "aloha." He was well known in the Big Island community as someone who cared and gave to anyone in need. Boogie Kalama [...]
  • Access To Clean Water In Malawi: Pump Aid's Impact

    There's a major threat wreaking havoc on third world countries. Water-borne diseases festering in pools of unclean water kill more people per year than violence, including war. One of these deadly diseases is diarrhea, and because most people lack the proper treatment it has become the fifth leading cause of death in Malawi. And the younger generations are at an even greater risk. About 45% of [...]
  • Introducing: Waiakea's Kokua Initiative

    In 2019, we're committed to using our time and resources to help others in our local communities. Introducing: The Kokua Initiative. This is Waiakea’s new landmark program for investing in local community projects and non-profits. The Kokua Initiative focuses primarily on education, addiction, and environmental stewardship here in Hawai’i. While Waiakea already has a handful of firsts, we're [...]

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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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's often not enough to simply turn on your tap and drink the requisite eight glasses per day. While the benefits of alkaline water still requires more research, naturally alkaline water offers unique bioavailable minerals that have scientifically proven health benefits.  For more [...]
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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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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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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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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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