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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 [...]

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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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'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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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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