Healthy Planet Happenings

October 2


11:30 – 1:30.  Join us at the Culver Way Ecovillage as the Citizens Climate Lobby kicks off its Million Letter March campaign with Bill McKibben as the guest speaker on this month’s national conference call.  Our Congressman, Lacy Clay, has agreed to be the lead Democratic cosponsor of the climate bill we will write about.  3965 Westminster Place, St. Louis, MO  63108, www.CitizensClimateLobby.org, 314-479-6750.

October 2, 3, 4, 6, 9 & 10

The True Cost of Nuclear Power

Airs on KDHX Digital Ch. 980 in the City of St. Louis: 09/27 & 10/04 8:30 pm, 09/30 & 10/06 7 pm, 10/02 & 10/09 12:30 pm, & 10/03 & 10/10 6 pm.  To view online, go to http://kdhxgreentime.blip.tv/ and search for episode 350.  Host Don Fitz and guests Dan McKeel and Bob Criss discuss costs of storing used nuclear fuel rods, how long they need to be stored, and the concept of a “permanent” nuclear waste disposal site.

October 2 & 3

Homegrown Farm Tour

9am – 5 pm. Self-guided tour of 18 venues. Maps and info at the Courthouse Farmers Market in Potosi. For more information visit www.homegrownfarmtour.com.

October 3

Transformational Breathwork

Facilitated by: Shelby Corson, LMT, Certified Transformational Breathwork Facilitator.1:00 – 3:30pm

The Studio at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7647 Delmar Blvd. Cost:  $60. Transformational breathwork is a breathing process that helps to open restricted patterns of breathing, integrate and clear the subconscious mind and help you connect more fully with higher forms of consciousness. In this workshop, you will: Be introduced to the power of breath; Experience an introductory breath session; Learn how to correct restrictive breathing patterns; Learn techniques for increasing your energy level and sense of well being; Gain tools to manage stress, connect with source and actively participate in your own healing. For info & registration 314.725.6767.

October 8-9


Join us at the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University for a two-day Climate Summit.  On Friday, 10/8, we will do workshops led by climate leaders on issues and solutions.  Then on Saturday, we will finish the plans for cutting carbon emissions by 80% by 2020 and present the plan at a press conference at 4:00 pm.  That evening we will celebrate with a party.  Details & registration at www.2020stlclimate.org.

October 9 and 24

Beginner Soy Candle Making Classes

Join us for a fun filled evening of candle making just in time for the holidays. We’ll discuss basic candle making and why soy wax is so good for you and our environment.  Learn a new craft or a business and take home your own handmade soy wax candle.  All supplies included.  Cost: $30. Classes will be held at 300 N. New Ballas Rd, Creve Coeur from 6:00 – 8:30 PM.   Please call T. Ashley Candle Company at 314-677-7750 or visit our website at www.tashleycandlecompany.com to register for this class.

October 9

Tiger Birthday Party At Crown Country

We will have face painting, balloon animals by Lou, birthday cake, kid games and prizes, Free tiger tours, bone tosses, crafts, wine tastings, silent auction, and entertainment.  Admission for the general public is only $5 and children 3 and under are free. When guests bring an item from our wish list they receive $1 off admission. For more info call 573-330-7334 or visit www.crown-ridge.com.

October 9

Still Point Induction and Jin Shin

Class with Kathleen Christ

9am – 1pm at:   A Gathering Place 12061 Dorsett, 63043 – Sponsored by St Louis Aquatic Healing Center. Still Point is normally initiated throughout the day to rebalance and readjust the central nervous system; however, when the system is overstressed it tends to ignore this function while trying to overcome the difficulty.  By inducing a Still Point we can remind the body to rest, regroup and reorganize.  Jin Shin, similar to Still Point Induction, is a method of gently holding or touching various energy points or centers.  Jin Shin uses points on the body that have high electrical conductivity and are gateways to energy meridians that can be stimulated to rebalance the body.  Advanced reservations and $40 payment required. Call 314-432-5228 or www.watsu1.com.

October 9

Electronics Recycled

and Shoes Turned into Water

If you can plug it in, we can recycle it, and we’ll turn your shoes into clean drinking water too! During Hands On Kirkwood at Kirkwood Baptist Church (211 N. Woodlawn Ave. Kirkwood, MO 63122) on October 9, 2010 from 9 am to 1 pm volunteers will collect electronics for recycle/reuse through non-profit WITS. Since 2004 WITS has reused over 20,000 computers and electronics for use in needy communities and diverted over 20.5 million lbs of electronics from landfills. Shoeman Water Projects will also be on hand to collect used and new shoes used to provide affordable shoes to those in need and clean water to those who thirst. From donated shoes 2008 to date, the Shoeman has four water drilling rigs drilling wells in rural Kenya and water purification systems providing clean water to earthquake torn Haiti. This event is free/open to the public, to learn more about this and other Hands ON Kirkwood events visit www.kirkwoodbaptist.org/community/hands-on-kirkwood/.

October 9

Third Annual Living Life Expo!

10 am-2 pm. The St. Louis Public Library’s Baden Branch, 8448 Church Road, hosts its Third Annual Living Life Expo! Find answers to health-related questions, get your blood pressure checked, and have some fun. Professionals from healthcare facilities and other health-related organizations will be onsite to answer questions and perform screenings. It’s FREE and open to the public. For more info, call Jan at 314-388-2400.

October 10


This is this year’s International Day of Climate Action.  All over the world people are getting to work on addressing the climate issues.  See www.350.org to see more.  In St. Louis, we will gather at Culver Way Ecovillage for street theater at 10:00 with 40 Corners, followed by a 350 Labyrinth walk, potluck lunch and winterizing the Green Beings’ garden.  Join us at 3965 Westminster Place, 63108, www.CulverWayCohousing.com, 314-479-6750.

October 11

Massage Therapy Training

at The Healing Arts Center

New classes start October 11th at The Healing Arts Center! The Center offers the most established massage therapy training program in the St. Louis area and provides graduates with the skills needed to become a successful massage therapist while joining one of the fastest growing professions in the field of health care. We encourage a supportive atmosphere which integrates mind, body and spirit through a holistic program of study.  Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), the Healing Arts Center offers financial aid to qualifying students. We also offer a variety of continuing education classes such as Reiki, Yoga, Cranial-Somatic Therapy and Reflexology. The Center is located at 2601 S. Big Bend, St. Louis, MO  63143. For more information and complete course listings, please call 314-647-8080 or visit us online at www.thehealingartscenter.com.

October 11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23 & 24


Airs on KDHX Digital Ch. 980 in the City of St. Louis: 10/11 & 10/18 8:30 pm, 10/13 & 10/20 7 pm, 10/16 & 10/23 12:30 pm, & 10/17 & 10/24 6 pm.  To view online, go to http://kdhxgreentime.blip.tv/ and search for episode 351.  Host Don Fitz and guest Fredric Raines review ecological imperatives for reducing economic growth and look at guidelines for managing a sustainable low or zero growth society.

October 11

T-Zone Demonstration With Dr Ian Gainor

St. Louis Aquatic Healing Center. 3pm. When you stand on a T-Zone Whole Body Vibration, it produces verticle vibrations that simulates walking.  Energy is safely and effectively transferred to you body, stimulating every cell, muscle, bone and soft tissue. Worldwide research shows astounding results for improved fitness and health. Professional sport teams, health spas, personal trainers,  chiropractors and NASA are using the T-Zone for rehabilitation, massage and relaxation, muscle strength and toning, increase bone density, flexibility, circulation, increase metabolism, weight loss, stimulate lymphatic system, back pain, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, neurological disorders, arthritis, balance, incontinence and much more.  The T-Zone is FDA approved and billable to medicare and insurances.  Dr. Gainor will demonstrate and share tips and testimonies of recoveries and avoided surgeries and procedures. 314-432-5228 or watsu11@yahoo.com for free reservation.

October 12

Fair Trade Market Volunteers

& Friends Dinner

Ever wondered what the Fair Trade Market is all about? Curious about Fair Trade, where the Market money goes, and why it’s justice work, not charity?  Thought about volunteering for the Market, but just wanted to now a bit more first?  Dine as our guest while enjoying the short program: Fascinating success stories of artisans and farmers rising above poverty, Introductions to the Manchester United Methodist Fair Trade Market ministry team and vendors,§ What’s new at this year’s 8th annual market themed Weaving a Single World, Delicious fair trade food, including dessert from Just Sweets, Opportunities to meet community folks working on local fair trade projects, and Multiple fair trade speakers with special guest Julie from Shoeman Water Projects. Appetizers and introductions begin at 6:30 pm, with dinner served at 7 pm. RSVP www.ManchesterUMC.org/FTM/Dinner – space is limited – indicate childcare details if needed.

October 12

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 and reserve your space at 314-432-7802. See patient success stories at www.preventionandhealing.com.

October 16

An Exclusive Introduction

to Bio Craniopathy

Don’t miss this complimentary presentation by the founder of Bio Craniopathy, Dr. Robert Boyd.  Making a rare appearance in the U.S., Dr. Boyd will be introducing the theory and practice of Bio Craniopathy while providing an exclusive demonstration of this revolutionary discipline. Bio Craniopathy addresses disorders of the body’s core mechanism, upon whose function depends that of all other bodily systems. Physicians from all disciplines, including chiropractors and osteopaths as well as massage therapists, physical therapists and anyone else interested in optimizing whole body health are encouraged to attend. This seminar will take place from 10am – 12pm on Oct. 16th at Logan College of Chiropractic (Purser Center), 1851 Schoettler Rd., Chesterfield, MO  63017.  Please RSVP at 888-738-7298. There is no fee for this event!


October 17

2nd Annual Fall Fest at The Barn

11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. hosted by The Barn at Lucerne. Please join us for a Day of Family Fun at Fall Fest at the Barn 2010.  We will have Live Music all Day with Great Food & Drink from Local Restaurants. There will be Robin’s Pony Express Pony Rides, Abra-Kid-Abra Magic, Balloons, Juggling, & Games for the kids. Also, Featuring a Local and Organic Produce Market, Area Artists Booths and an Antique Tractor and Engine Display. Proceeds and canned food donations will benefit Operation Food Search. For info call 314.432.8484.

October 18


A plain talk seminar on Weight Loss with Christine Salter, MD, DC, 7pm, Richmond Heights Community Center, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, MO 63117.  Sponsored by the Centre for Vibrant Health & Wellness.  Info or RSVP call 314.361.0111 or email christinew@drsalter.com.

October 19

Community Outreach Evening

7:00-9:00pm, A Gathering Place Massage School offers an evening of relaxation and bodywork, including Chair Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, Singing Bowls from Nepal, Reiki-Energywork, VibroAcoustic Sound Therapy, and much more. This event is free!  Held at 12131 Dorsett Road, Suite 101, Maryland Heights. Contact 314-739-5559 or www.agatheringplace.com.

October 19 –

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 Stories at www.toothandbodyconnection.com.

October 20

Green Drinks: The Road Ahead:

New Automotive Technologies

6:30 to 9 p.m. Please join St. Louis Green Drinks as we explore the future of the car. Representatives from the Electric Car Club and automotive professionals will share their insights into alternative vehicle technologies. Suggested donation: $3. Held at Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., in Maplewood. Presented by St. Louis Green Drinks. Www.stlgreendrinks.org

October 20 – 23

Atlas Pro Filax with Michael Hane

at St Louis Aquatic Healing Center

The Atlas, the first vertebra, cradles the skull and rotates upon the second vertebra, the axis.  If not in the correct position it can be responsible for a variety of medical conditions.  A luxated Atlas causes a reduction in the volume of the skull opening and the vertebral canal; the spinal cord and brain stem along the cranial nerves, carotid arteries and other nerve tracts are all exposed to continuous pressure. This may cause migraines, TMJ, neck/lower back pain, herniated disks, pain in the hips/knees and imbalances in leg length, etc… Atlas Pro Filax is a simple, self-healing, painless solution. The procedure consists of a targeted massage to loosen tension and allow the atlas to return to its natural position. There is no “cracking” of the neck and only needs to be done once. Michael Hane has extensive training and is one of 12 certified practitioners in the US. Cost: $250.  For appointment call 314-432-5228

October 23


12:00 – 5:00 pm Sign up for a 20-minute session with a certified, clinical aromatherapist and receive a custom blend on the spot.  An aromatherapist will choose from approximately 120 essential oils and make a blend that could be used therapeutically or as a body care product. Payment is required to reserve a spot. Cost: $10 for a 20-minute session. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com for more information. Please contact us for a reservation 314-645-2165.

October 23

Health-Building W/ Polarity Therapy

Presented by Katharina Wehrli;11:00am – 12:30pm. The Studio at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7647 Delmar Blvd.. Cost: $15. Polarity Therapy is a holistic system based on the transformative processes of energy, consiousness and matter.  It works on releasing blocked currents through various aspects of wellness.  Elemental correlations with body type, food, mental and emotional patterns, polarity yoga exercises, and hands-on-treatments are also presented.  Specific exercises will demonstrate these connections for a personal experience. Participants can easily integrate these simple self-maintenance techniques to build healthy habits. Katharina Wehrli , MA, CAGS, RPP, integrates her 20-year experience of teaching yoga with polarity and astrology.  For more information, please visit her website at:  http://earthlit.com/. Call 314.725.6767 to register.

October 26

New! Ultra-Simple Detox Group

Holidays are coming, Get Your Body Ready!. Do you fall into bad eating habits at this time of year?  The Healing Center is offering an opportunity to participate in a 21-day healing/detoxification program before the holidays begin.  This program can help you eliminate sugar cravings and get your eating more under control before holiday temptations begin.  Our program includes the pre-cleanse informational meeting on Tuesday, October 26th at 7pm, Kick off meeting on 11/1, and we will finish the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. The $40 program fee includes your manual, all meetings and group support, online support and Dr. Gould’s supervision.  Call today to sign up for the program, space is limited.  314-727-2120.  We will meet at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun in Clayton.

October 30

Tea Tasting at Home eco

2-5pm. Traveling Tea is bringing the kettle to Home Eco! Sample special seasonal teas just right for the cool weather ahead.  Tea expert Kateri Meyer will serve freshly brewed teas for tasting and explain what makes a great organic, fair trade tea. Learn how to brew the perfect cup and find out about hosting a tea tasting in your home. Free. Held at Home Eco, 4611 Macklind Ave. 314-351-2000.

October 30



2:00 – 3:30 pm Pediatrician, renowned sinus expert and author, Dr. Hana R. Solomon M.D. will offer a seminar on avoiding colds, flu and sinus issues this season. As a board certified pediatrician, Dr. Hana has demonstrated success in prevention of ear infections, respiratory issues and a reduction of overall medication dependency.  Cost: Free. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. www.cherylsherbs.com for more information. Please contact us for a reservation 314-645-2165.

November 1

Ultra-Simple Detox Group

Cleanse Kick-Off Meeting. 7pm at The Healing CenterFollow a cleanse program that may get your body healthier and boost your metabolism before the holidays with group support and under Dr. Gould’s supervision.  See our calendar listing for 10/26/10 for details.  Space may still be available.  If you missed the informational meeting please call 314-727-2120 for details.