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Thursday, March 5, 2015

SAT, MAR 7th ~ FREE MARKETPLACE ~ $10 HERB WORKSHOP ~ FREE YOGA CLASSES


Up-coming FREE Events




The 1st Saturday 
of  Every Month

March 7, 2015
10am to 2pm
at
BIKRAM YOGA EAST HARLEM
4 East 116th Street ~ 2nd Fl
(bet. 5th and Madison Aves.)
212 - 369 -1830

NO COST FOR THE MARKETPLACE!


Followed by a
1-hour Workshop: 3-4pm
NATURE'S MEDICINE BAG 101 ~  $10*
(This will be a workshop in the basics of making herb teas & formulas, 
learning about the five basic herbs that should be part of every formula, 
and how one herb can be used in different ways for different illnesses.)

*The Yoga Studio is offering a "10 for $10 Class Card" cost for attending the Workshop.  You pay only $10 for the Workshop and you also get to take 10 FREE YOGA CLASSES!!!  If you've been wanting to try Bikram Yoga . . . now is the time!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

YOUR SHOES: What kind of E.coli and other bacteria are you tracking into your Homes???

Shoes that transmit disease: leave them by the dooor.

Dr. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist and professor at the University of Arizona, joined forces with shoemaker Rockport to study what types of microorganisms are transported by footwear. Ten people were given a brand new pair of shoes to use for two weeks before having them tested for bacterial.

After two weeks, more than 420,000 units of bacterial were found on the outside of the test shoes.  Of that bacterial, 27% were deadly E.Coli.  Also detected was Klebsiella pneumonia, which can cause pneumonia and wound and bloodstream infections and Serratia ficaria, which can lead to infection of the respiratory tract.

“The common occurrence (96 percent) of coliform and E. coli bacteria on the outside of the shoes indicates frequent contact with fecal material, which most likely originates from floors in public restrooms or contact with animal fecal material outdoors,” said Gerba. “Our study also indicated that bacteria can be tracked by shoes over a long distance into your home or personal space after the shoes were contaminated with bacteria.”
Even more disturbing to moms of little ones – 90 to 99% of bacteria found on the exterior of the shoes was transmitted to hard tile and carpet.


Any germs picked up by bare feet, knees and hands will then be transported to the crib at naptime.

To help keep these germs at bay, simply remove your shoes and leave them by the door when you get home. Frequent vacuuming and mopping will also help. The study also found simply washing the shoes eliminated more than 90% of germs.

If you aren’t comfortable asking your babysitter or guest to walk around in their bare feet or socks, there are many cute house slippers on the market (and several organic versions) that won’t leave anyone feeling awkward.

SOURCE: a girlfriend of mine posted this on FB.


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