Healthy Planet Happenings

February 4 & 6, 2012


Airs on KNLC Channel 24 02/04 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 02/06 at 8:00 p.m.  Why are non-crop species important?  Don Fitz, James Meinert and Paul Krautmann discuss soil, pesticides, herbicides, gardening and farming.  Footage from “Nicotine Bees” includes interviews with Dr. Vandana Shiva, Dr. Charles Benbrook and Walter Heafeker.


February 10 & 18

SSM Heart Institute Presents

“Her Heart: Every Beat Counts”

To help educate women about their number one health risk, the SSM Heart Institute is hosting two “Her Heart: Every Beat Counts” education and screening days at two locations in February. The programs are open to the public and free to attend. They feature physician speakers, “Heart-Smart Stations,” drawings, gifts, and free lunch.

Donna, Shelly and Kathy will share their personal experiences with heart disease and how it changed their lives.

The first event takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10, at The Heart of St. Charles Banquet Center, 1410 South Fifth Street in St. Charles. The second event takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, at Orlando Gardens Banquet Center, 8352 Watson Road in Webster Groves. See article page 5 of this issue. For more information or to register and schedule a screening time, call 1-866-SSM-DOCS (1-866-776-3627) or visit ssmhealth.com/heart.


February 11

Beekeeping CLASSES

Do you keep bees? Have you ever wanted to learn how to keep bees? The Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association will offer courses for both beginners and experienced beekeepers on Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Maritz in Fenton, Missouri. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the joys of beekeeping with master trainers and talk to the experts! Sign up for the classes today! More information is available by calling 314-894-8737 or as listed on the EMBA website www.eastern-mobeekeepers.com.


February 11 & 13, 2012

Green Revolution: Promise or Peril?

Airs on KNLC Channel 24 02/11 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 02/13 at 8:00 p.m.  Is it fair to compare pesticide use with drug addiction?  Don Fitz, James Meinert and Paul Krautmann discuss cultivated plants interact with their living and non-living surroundings.  Footage from “Nicotine Bees” includes interviews with Douglas Tallamy and Dr. Vandana Shiva.


February 14

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.


February 14

Quantifying Financial Benefits

& Bankability of LEED Projects

Sponsored by U.S. Green Building Council – MO Gateway Chapter. In partnership with the Missouri Growth Association (MGA) and St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association (RCGA). Speakers: Marc Lopata, Microgrid and Rich Greene, Clarus Advisors. Presenters will discuss how to make the case for pursuing LEED certification as well as how to go about getting funding if LEED certification is pursued. Attendees will learn about the value of energy & water efficiency, indoor air quality, procurement and more. ROI and cost justification will be explored. Presenters will identify restrictions and requirements of senior bank debt, what banks will and will not finance and under what conditions, and how to present your project to “the bankers”. 5:30-7:30pm at Alberici, 8800 Page Ave. (63114). Free for USGBC, MGA, and  RCGA members; plus The Healthy Planet readers and students!


February 15

FREE Class ABOUT Vitamin D

6:30-7:30 pm at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun Avenue in Clayton. Vitamin D is essential to thousands of body processes. Low D levels are common. Most people know that exposure to the sun helps our body to make Vitamin D, but exposure to the sun might also be harmful, right? Can you get what you need in foods or supplements? Not necessarily. Join Dr. Rebecca Gould DC for a brief and informative class all about this critical nutrient, Vitamin D; why we need it and the best ways to get it. Register for this FREE class online at www.HealingSTL.com or call 314-727-2120.


February 18 & 20, 2012

Genetically Engineered Trees?

Airs on KNLC Channel 24 02/18 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 02/20 at 8:00 p.m.  Is it fair to compare pesticide use with drug addiction?  Host Don Fitz and guests Claudia Henriquez and Daniel Romano ask whether GE trees are a blessing or curse and explore how frivolous use of GE can result in an industry driven by greed rather than ecology.


February 21

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.


February 21

Community Outreach Evening

We have monthly Community Outreach  evenings (the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00-9:00pm) offering healing and information on topics in stress reduction, healing modalities and various forms of bodywork. These Outreach evenings are free for the public to come and see what we love to do!  A Gathering Place Wellness Education Center, 12061 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO  63043. (314) 739-5559. www.agatheringplace.com.


February 21

Free Monthly Wellness Support Group

Come and enjoy an evening of fellowship, learning opportunities in Medical Spiritual Information and exercises to strengthen your journey in managing your plan of care and treatment. Support Group Leaders: Dr. Simon Yu, M.D. and Chaplain Paul R. Johnson, M.Div. When: Third Tuesday each month (with an occasional exception) 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, 314-432-7802. For more information, read the article on our web site at www.PreventionAndHealing.com titled “New Medicine, New Biology: Spiritual Wellness, Spiritual Assessment, and Spiritual Care.”


February 23


7:00 – 9:00 pm Once a month Cheryl’s Herbs offers this free event to support individuals seeking holistic, natural ways to improve health of mind, body and spirit. Cheryl will explain how to be economical with your use of herbs and essential oils for your family’s health and household maintenance. This is possible with a small set of multi-use products. Free. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit ww.cherylsherbs.com. Please call in advance for a reservation 314-645-2165.


February 23

Pick Up a Pairing: Wine & Cheese

At Whole Foods Market

6:30 – 8:30 pm, $25, Reservation required

With Angela Ortman, STLwinegirl

While they may seem like the most natural match in the world, wine and cheese pairings are more of an art than you might think. From triple creme to cheddar, goat to Gouda, brie to blue… Together, we will explore the most unique of pairings and diversity of flavors, as well as the “safe bets” for your next dinner party cheese plate. www.STLwinegirl.com. Whole Foods Market, Town & Country. 636-527-1160.


February 24-25

Mercy Heart To Heart Fair

Mercy Heart and Vascular Hospital will host its annual Heart to Heart Fair, a community event which offers free heart health screenings with on the spot results and one-on-one consultations with a Mercy healthcare professional, lively fitness demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, physician presentations, giveaways and more. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at West County Center located at I-270 and Manchester Road in Des Peres. Although the event is free, online pre-registration is encouraged at mercy.net/stl or call 314-856-0502.


February 25

STLVegGirl: Wake up! It’s time

for breakfast! At Whole Foods Market

11:00 am – 12:30 pm, $25. With STLVegGirl, Caryn Dugan. Whole Foods Market, Brentwood. No skimping on the day’s most important meal for you today – after this class you’ll be ready to go all weekend! Ever heard of a vegan eggs benedict? Dive right in but be sure to leave room because there is plenty more. brussels sprouts & potato hash will accompany your benedict and you can wash it all down with a home-made orange julius. You want more? Ok, we will throw in a few mini glazed and sprinkled donuts for that kid in you.  314.968-7744.


February 25& 27, 2012

Let there be weeds

Airs on KNLC Channel 24 02/25 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 02/27 at 8:00 p.m.  Dr. Marti Crouch looks at interconnections between technology, health and the environment.  She maintains that the goal of keeping agriculture and nature separate is neither possible nor desirable.  She discusses the value of weeds as a source of food and for the health of agriculture and ecosystems.


March 2

Special Program: Journey to Mars

Plan to Attend Star Trek First Fridays!

Put on your Spock ears and come to the Science Center on the first Friday evening of each month during the run of Star Trek: The Exhibition! In addition to touring the exhibition for a special evening rate, you can participate in a Public Telescope Viewing outside the Planetarium and see the new Star Trek-inspired Planetarium show. Learn more about how science fiction has inspired scientific endeavors. At 9 pm, gather in the Fizz Factory for music and then, at 10 pm head to the OMNIMAX® theater to view a Star Trek film. The 10 pm Star Trek movie will change each month; stay tuned for the schedule! Each Star TrekFirst Friday will feature a special activity; on Friday, March 2–Special Program: Journey to Mars. Star Trek: The Exhibition will be available for a special evening rate for non-Members. Prices are as follows: Non-Member Adult/Senior – $14 Non-Member Child 5-12 – $12. Parking will be FREE for Star Trek First Friday evenings. Mark these Star Trek First Fridays in your Captain’s Log!


March 4

The Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo

More than 70 booths offering healthy and green products and services. Lots of food, beer and wine samples. Live music. Free health screenings. Chair massages. Prizes, giveaways and much more. See ad page 3 for more info and discount tickets. 314-962-7748.