Sunday, September 15, 2013

Huge Events Kirtan Yoga + Global Frackdown September 25 October 19

FOUR BIG EVENTS ARE COMING UP September 25October 19, October 23 and November 26. Here's what's going down!!!
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KIRTAN YOGA is a NEW interactive evening we are launching September 25th @ 8:30PM at JivaMukti Yoga School off Union Square by donation. It's happening  9/25, 10/ 23 & 11/26 (right before Thanksgiving) It's going to be fun,spirited, meaningful, & dedicated to our Water which is under threat from fracking for gas, a destructive process that the residents of Boulder, Colorado have been suffering under during massive floods right now. New York is a water city like so many on the East Coast. I live right on the waters edge. I am coming out now to speak my truth because our lives are in danger and hope many of you will join me in trying something NEW. For a long time now I have felt that an added dimension is required to saving this planet. So I am leading an Intentional Meditation as part of the Global Frackdown a Day of Action on the 1st Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. It's happening October 19 at the Park at Pier 61, NYC 10011. PLEASE see Show Schedule to RSVP and spread the word. Meanwhile, check this link out about Boulder
Please  share with friends who you think would appreciate. Parama Karuna!
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EKAYANI and The Tom Glide Space

Friday, September 13, 2013

Dr Karen Wolfe on Glycemic Stress, Sugar Addiction & Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Karen Wolfe gave a talk on Glycemic Stress, Sugar Addiction and Type 2 Diabetes via the web and I took notes to encourage you to look into your lifestyle and discover whether or not it is killing you or someone you love. Dr. Wolfe went over the roots of sugar addiction and diabetes making important points that 1. Lot's of insulin that's not working properly. 2. Too much blood sugar that exhausts the pancreas leads to weight gain and more. What can this battle look like? For example, a "typical" breakfastof orange juice and a bagel are empty carbs high in caloric content. An example would be a latte and a blueberry muffin that has a whopping 770 calories. When you consider that the average healthy daily adult intake is 2000 calories you can see that this type of breakfast sets you up for a roller coaster ride of highs and lows in energy all day long. Maybe you are the person who doesn't eat breakfast at all and rationalizes that you don't need it.
What is insulin exactly and how does it play out in diabetes? Dr. Wolfe explained that insulin is secreted to lower blood sugar. When you become insulin insensitive you have  diabetes because your blood stream is flooded with sugars that have no where to go. Your body can only absorb so much. You  body then becomes insensitive to your own insulin. On the other end of the spectrum is having low blood sugar known as glycemia or unstable blood sugar.  In an effort to deal with these fluctuations, your body produces more cortisol (a hormone) and up and down you go in weight gain. If you think it's only your weight that's a problem think again. Free radicals are increased by elevated blood sugars which damages the arteries. This makes them constrict which leads to high blood pressure which means less blood flow to the heart. Your body has to work extra hard just to pump blood through and this causes damage to the arterial walls. When this becomes critical it is called a heart attack. A healthy balance between these two extremes is the goal.

Insulin Insensitivity Longevity &  Obesity

Our lifestyle has created chronic cellular stress. Case in point: Presently 70% of North American children are not expected to outlive their parents due to the fact that they have Type 2 Diabetes by the age of nine years. Please read that sentence again and try to envision a country where only 30% of the kids you see today will be alive by the time they are 60. (Have you noticed children walking to school in your neighborhood drinking Coca Cola for breakfast like me? Sound the alarm!) The progression to diabetes begins with glycemic stress which leads to metabolic syndrome or pre - diabetes to Type 2 diabetes. In other words, a Big Glucose Sugar Addiction = Bigger Insulin Response. High Insulin and High levels of Cortisol means your body is storing more fat. You can feel like you are always hungry and just can't stop eating. This is because the hormone that signals to the brain that you have had enough food to eat, leptin, is no longer receiving messages and so binge eating continues. Here are some simple actions you can take to improve your health.
1. Exercise is important because it is a lymphatic pump. Exercise improves insulin insensitivity. So if your kids have had recess cut from their school program, be sure to involve them in some fun physical activity to set them on the path for lifelong good habits. It could be jumping on a trampoline, taking a walk, riding your bikes, getting into yoga or just rough housing in the backyard.
2. A good nights sleep will provide you with enough energy to get through your day instead of going to food all day long for energy. Make sure you and your kids get a good nights sleep by turning off those electronic devices two hours ahead of bed time. It will also help your child grow and avoid tempermental meltdowns. Crankiness is a symptom of sleep deprivation.
4. Come up with a food plan and stick to it 80% of the time or work you way towards that goal. Just keep adding more good stuff and pretty soon the not so good stuff will be a non issue. Remember fiber first, adequate Omega 3 fatty acids, Active (Magnesium) Calcium and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables that are tasty and ripe.No one likes eating rock hard tasteless produce.
5. Detoxify your body on a regular basis by drinking clean water. If you or your kids are resistant to drinking water try livening it up with some of the fabulous recipes from Spa Water  by Pam Wenzel, a breast cancer survivor.
Tangerine Lime Spa Water by Pam Wenzel

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Govenor Gillibrand Drags Her Feet Minisink Poisoning 9/11 First Repsonders

The town of Minisink located in southwest Orange County NY , NE of NJ

Tomorrow in the 12th anniversary of 9/11. Several weeks ago I learned that the town of Minisink, New York was being poisoned by the three gas compressor stations built by Millenium Pipeline. How ironic  that Minisink is home to many first responders to 9/11 whose health has already been compromised from that disaster. When I learned the news, I truly  felt as if I had just learned that my entire family had just been murdered. Murder is in effect what is happening in this town only 84 miles from New York City. How is it possible that it is so under the radar in regional and national awareness in terms of the hazardous effects of gas shale drilling? Senator Gillibrand has been doing her part to keep it hush hush by not responding at all Check this out   It's acceptable to plunk down a gas compressor spewing out toxic methane gas across the street from a family farm. It is not acceptable to commit this crime. It begs the question Is the right of quiet enjoyment  being defied in a manner that goes beyond brazen? For those not familiar with the term quiet enjoyment it is something I learned during my brief stint as a real estate agent. It means quite simply what it says: A  right to enjoy ones property quietly.
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About Minisink is a town located in southwest Orange County, New York northeast of the New Jersey border between the Town of Greenville and the Town of Warwick. The population was 4,490 at the 2010 census. The residents get their water from the aquifer or their own wells. This water is now being poisoned by the "blowouts" of methane gas being released into the air already 7 times since June. Millenium the company responsible for this has deceived regulators by saying there would ONLY  be four per year. Four per year is  bad enough and for first responders to 9/11 in this town who are already suffering respiratory diseases this is a nail in the coffin. The quiet clean lifestyle they opted into by living in this rural town is now gone but they are bravely rallying to stop the pollution before it goes any further. This is what the Halliburton loophole looks like. Watch this video of the toxins being released into the atmosphere.

 “There is a vast infrastructure of pipelines, compressor stations, frack waste storage facilities, etc., growing at a phenomenal speed in our state; terrible harm is already occurring to people who live near this build-out. And the dangers are not just local—we are in the watershed and farmlands that provide for New York City—so this infrastructure presents incredible new risks for city-dwellers an hour away, as well.” - Asha Canalos, Resident of Minisink

Geography (From Wikipedia)  Historically, the name Minisink, which dates to the mid 17th century, has applied to a much larger area than the current town, running as far north as Minisink Ford, twenty miles northwest of present day Minisink, south to the Delaware Water Gap, thirty miles southwest of present day Minisink, and from the Kittatinny Ridge to the east to the Poconos to the west (See [1]). The Minisink Patent, granted in 1704, was a somewhat smaller area, but still far larger than the present town, which was given its present boundaries in 1800. Adding to the confusion is the fact that the New York - New Jersey border was previously seven or eight miles north of its present location: Minisink used to be in New Jersey.First settled by Europeans around 1725, the jurisdiction was organized by Americans as a town in 1788 following the Revolutionary War. In the following decades, the Town of Minisink lost territory to newer towns: Deer Park (1798), Wawayanda (1849), and Greenville (1853). In 1871, the community of Unionville set itself off from the town by incorporating as a village.