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  • Recycling Symbols: What Can You Actually Recycle?

    Between navigating through the arrows, circles, and numbers, recycling symbols can quickly turn into a code we have to decipher. All we're trying to do is take care of our 'Aina! Unfortunately, when codes aren't clear and people aren't educated on what they mean, recyclables of all kinds end up getting dumped into one giant bin. When this happens, recycling isn't as effective as it should be and [...]
  • Dining Out While Keeping A Healthy Lifestyle: 10 Places to Eat and Drink on O'ahu

    Now whether it’s a diet protocol forced upon you because of a chronic disease, or just simply a personal choice, having dietary restrictions can make eating anywhere other than your own kitchen quite stressful or seemingly impossible. However, though food may be foremost on our minds, lifestyle is equally important. Living a balanced life is more than just eating healthy food. Social interaction [...]
  • Water Fasting: What Is It and Should You Do It?

    Water fasting. What is it? Why do people do it? Is it safe? These are all the questions we had when we first heard about water fasting. Although new to western medicine, it's an ancient technique used in eastern medicine to detox and treat chronic diseases. Like every other diet "trend" that's out there, advocates share all the benefits, while opposers share the dangers. First, let's start with [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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