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  • Outrigger Canoeing with Charlee Rowe

    Much like football on the mainland and soccer in Latin America, outrigger canoe paddling is an integral part of Islander culture, registered as the official state sport here in Hawai’i. Outrigger canoeing dates back to 200 AD and is a strong reminder of the importance of the ocean in Hawaiian daily life. We sat down with Charlee, a Waiakea employee and Hilo local, to learn more about outrigger [...]
  • Hydration: It's Not Just A Millennial Thing

    Hey, I'm Christine Thuy Huong! I'm a Vietnamese Pop Singer turned Doctor of Nursing Practice and the creator of B.A.M.F. - a Women’s Wellness platform aimed to eradicate every form of lifestyle that does not support the beauty, authenticity, self-made, and fierce power of a true woman. Currently, I'm a lecturer at Cal State Fullerton for the School of Nursing and an Emergency Dept. nurse for [...]
  • Burpees, Squats, & Alkaline Water

    As someone who was “born” into the health and wellness industry, it was always a struggle for me to look the part. Even though I played sports year round, I was almost always 10-20 pounds overweight, continually felt sluggish, and never understood why. It was around that time that I finally had the realization that health isn’t just about the way you move your body, but also about what you feed [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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