Healthy Planet Happenings

Healthy Planet Happenings

August 6
Back 2 School Fun!
Noon – 3 pm, Free. Who says going back to school after a long summer off isn’t fun? At Whole Foods Market – Town & Country, we’re ready to celebrate the return of scholastic achievement and success! To do this, we’ll be partnering with KidSmart, who will be talking about their Push for Pencils program which helps area kids to succeed in school. St. Louis Children’s Hospital will also be with us, and they will be decorating and coloring recycled paper bags with our younger shoppers. Our Whole Body and Grocery teams will be getting in on the act to show you what’s new and exciting in the way of back to school items in each of their departments. Diane, our Kids Club Coordinator will be out on the floor with our fabulously fun prize wheel, giving away prizes and samples for kids and parents alike! Come sample snacks and enjoy an afternoon designed for the entire family! 1160 Town & Country Crossing Drive, 636-527-1160.

August 9
Integrating Alternative Medicine with Conventional Medicine
FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion – Integrating Alternative Medicine with Conventional Medicine – Learn how to build your immune system and take charge of your health. If you are suffering from chronic conditions, you’ll learn why you don’t have to live with your “incurable” symptoms anymore. Topics covered include: Cancer, Heart Disease/Stroke, Diabetes, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, ADD/ADHD, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Food Allergies, Nutrition, and many more. You should come to this discussion also if you feel, “My Doctor said everything is fine! Then why do I feel so lousy?” Second Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm at our healing clinic – Prevention and Healing, Inc., Dr. Simon Yu, M.D., Board Certified Internist, 10908 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146, Weaving Internal Medicine with Alternative Medicine to Use the Best Each Has to Offer. Call to verify meeting date; seating is limited, arrive early, 314-432-7802. See patient success stories at www.preventionandhealing.com.

August 9
Update: International Green Construction Code
Several levels of developments in global green building codes will be addressed on August 9 here in St. Louis. All construction industry workers will benefit from the updates.The program is presented by the local chapters of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Dave Bowman, PE, Manager of Codes at the International Code Council (ICC),will provide context and explore relationships with other green construction standards. He will also provide scope and intent of the code and highlight the differences between voluntary and mandatory code adoptions. His objective is to reveal how the new standards affect the practice of design and construction. An overview of technical aspects will also be discussed which will provide designers and builders with insights as to how they might use the International Green Construction Code in the future. The 5:30 – 7:30 PM program will take place at Ameren Missouri located at 1901 Chouteau in St. Louis zip 63103. Members of USGBC and ASHRAE local chapters plus full-time students are admitted free. Non-members pay $20. Register at www.usgbc-mogateway.org/events/or call (314)577-0225 with any questions.

August 10
6:30p-7:30pm. By Dr. Sharon Fitelson, a free slide-show and lecture discussing the importance of good nutrition for your children. Including nutrition and exercise tips and an explanation of how good habits will slow down the onset/progression of diseases including obesity and diabetes. RSVP 314.644.2081 or info@imhc.com . InMotion Health Center 7800 Clayton Rd. 63117.

August 11
Free class, Bone Up on Bone Health
Do you have concerns about your bone health? Then this FREE class is for you. What do calcium supplements, dairy products and Osteoporosis drugs all have in common? They do not fix the causes of poor bone health. Nutrition and natural therapies will be discussed. Come learn about boosting none health with Dr. Gould! Registration required, visit www.HealingSTL.com to reserve your seat, or call 314-727-2120.

August 13
Back to School With Whole Foods Market
Noon – 3:00 pm, Free. It’s that time of year again – the kids are going back to school. Whole Foods Market, KidSmart, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital have partnered up to give you helpful tips to make the transition easy and healthful for your children. Because childhood obesity is a growing problem in the United States, we will be sampling delicious and nutritious snacks and enjoying some easy after-school activities! Come sample snacks and enjoy an afternoon designed for the entire family! Brentwood Whole Foods Market location, 1601 S. Brentwood Blvd., 314.968.7744.

August 16
Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth and Body.
FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion.You may not realize it, but your teeth and gums may be making you ill or weakening your immune system. Hidden infections. Unresolved illness. Find out what may be happening between your teeth and body and what to do about it. Discover how infection and illness transfer between the teeth and body. Understand how biological dentistry focuses on your overall health. Learn about what dental materials are compatible with wellness, mercury-free, tooth-colored fillings,the impact of dental procedures, how certain dental procedures can influence your body, and nutritional therapy that supports a healthy mouth. Third Tuesday Each Month, 6:30 pm at the Holistic Dentistry office of, and presented by, Dr. Michael Rehme, D.D.S., C.C.N. (Certified Clinical Nutritionist), 2821 N. Ballas Rd, Suite 245, St. Louis, MO 63131. A Healthy Choice for Dental Care. Call to verify seminar date and reserve your space at 314-997-2550. See Patient Success Stories at www.toothbody.com.

August 16
7:00-9:00pm A Gathering Place Massage School offers an evening of relaxation and bodywork, including Chair Massage, Chinese Healing Modalities, Energywork, Metal Singing Bowls, and much more! This event is free! Held at 12061 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Contact us at 314-739-5559 or www.agatheringplace.com.

August 18
7-8PM. Join us in welcoming Fat-Burning Coffee to Missouri! Come experience the most healthful and only fat-burning patented cup of coffee. Free tasting. Wellness Alternatives, 266 Lamp & Lantern Vlg, Town & Country, 63017. Stlwa.com. 636-227-4949.

August 20
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Fermented vegetables and cooked barley will be sampled. Cheryl will offer her thoughts about the importance of buying food from local sources and share her experiences with these suppliers. Discussion will also include chapter four, “Making the Most of What You Eat”, of The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods by James Duke. Taught by Cheryl Hoard, owner of Cheryl’s Herbs. Free. Cheryl’s Herbs. www.cherylsherbs.com. Reservations 314-645-2165.

August 23
Free class: Detoxification
7-8pm at the Healing Center, 734 DeMun in Clayton. Is detoxification a normal body process that happens without special help, or is detoxification something that is best done following a program with fasting, pills or some other type of regimen? There are many products, books and internet sites related to detoxing, but they seldom contain the answers to two vital questions: How do I know if I need to detox? and How do I know when I am done? Dr. Gould will teach you an easy way to know if you need to “detox.” Strategies, nutrition and natural therapies will be discussed. Registration required, visit www.HealingSTL.com or call 314-727-2120.

August 25
7:00 – 9:00pm Once a month Cheryl’s Herbs will offer this free event to support individuals seeking holistic and natural ways to improve health of their mind, body and spirit. Cheryl’s desire is to offer inspiration and practical instruction for incorporating health-giving activities into your routine. Come with questions and guide the discussion in ways that are interesting to you. Taught by Cheryl Hoard, owner of Cheryl’s Herbs. Free. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com. Please call for a reservation 314-645-2165.

August 30
7:00 – 9:00pm Cheryl’s Herbs will host an informational talk on herbal, nutritional and aromatherapy support for those living with HIV or AIDS. We will explore how fermented foods can boost the immune system and how herbs are influential in managing symptoms. Come sample some foods from the book, Wild Fermentation. Experience how essential oils can be included into your lifestyle. Taught by Cheryl Hoard, owner of Cheryl’s Herbs. Cost: $15. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com. Reservations: 314-645-2165.

September 4 & 11
Beginning T’ai Chi Class
The St. Louis T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association, a not-for-profit organization based in Webster Groves is starting a session for beginners Sunday, September 4 & 11 at 10:00 am. For information, call 314-961-1355, or check the website: www.taichistlouis.org.