Healthy Planet Happenings

April 2 – April 30

28-Day Healthy Eating Challenge At Whole Foods Market

6:30 – 7:30 pm, $35 all 5 sessions (individual sessions not available) Are you ready to move forward with your healthy eating goals? We’ll help you stick to it with delicious recipes, education and a community of support. Every Monday in April we will meet up for a quick lecture, cooking demo and progress discussion. Preregistration required. Weekly meet-ups are held on every Monday in April from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. • Monday, April 2: Whole Foods – Talk, Recipe Demo, & Tour

(Receive a goodie bag containing food journal, free samples and coupons.) • Monday, April 9: Plant Strong – Talk and Recipe Demo. •  Monday, April 16: Healthy Fats – Talk and Recipe Demo. • Monday, April 23: Nutrition Dense – Talk and Recipe Demo. • Monday, April 30: Celebration. For more information please call 314-968-7744 or 636-527-1160.

April 4, 7 & 17

BStrong4Life Informational Meeting & Demonstration

Come find out about this revolutionary state-of-the-art technology that will help you naturally rebuild bone, strengthen muscle and improve posture, stability and coordination regardless of your age and conditioning level in only 20 minutes per week. Presentation will be held at Kingen Chiropractic Wellness Center, 2001 S. Hanley Rd., Brentwood, MO 63144.  Please RSVP to 314-646-0013 or info@kingenchiropractic.com. Tuesday classes at 6:45pm (4/3, 4/17). Saturday class at 11:00am (4/7).

April 7

Fight Against Colon Cancer Trivia Night & SILENT AUCTION

A benefit for the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis, will be holding a silent auction at our trivia night on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Royal Orleans in St. Louis, MO. Siteman Cancer Center is the only cancer center in Missouri and within a 240-mile radius of St. Louis to hold the prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute.  Siteman offers the expertise of more than 350 Washington University research scientists and physicians who provide care for more than 8,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year, far more than any other cancer program in the region. All of the funds raised from this event will be used to support Siteman Cancer Center’s work in our local community. For more information , or inf you would like to contribute an item to the silent auction, please call 618-580-1692 or email kfoxsmom@gmail.com.

April 10

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.

April 10

On the Way to Healthier Indoor Air Quality

Americans spend 90% of their lives indoors.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first reported this finding to Congress in 1989. Since then, the U.S. Green Building Council has been helping people make indoor air quality a high priority. The April 10 meeting speaker, Paul Bates, is a leader in indoor air quality issues. As Market Outreach Manager for GREENGUARD, he has delivered over 100 sustainably-oriented programs about indoor air quality issues. GREENGUARD is an industry independent, non-for-profit organization which oversees 3rd party GREENGUARD certification programs.  For example, the voluntary organization provides The Green Environmental Institute with the guidelines for mold and moisture prevention during construction projects. The April 10 USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter meeting at the new Sheet Workers Local 36 at  2319 Chouteau St. Louis zip code 63103 starts with a social from 5:30 – 6:15 PM.   The presentation is from 6:15 to 7:30. Members of  USGBC,  ASID, IIDA and RDI are free as well as full-time students. Others pay $20 at the door. To register, go to  USGBC-MOGatewayChapter.org/events or call 314-577-0225.

April 12



8:30 – 9:30 A.M. A Short Program at 9AM. Creve Coeur’s EPA Green Power Community (GPC) Challenge reflects the city’s new effort to reduce its carbon footprint, to protect the environment and to increase community pride and community engagement in conservation efforts. Held at Mercy Hospital, St. Louis,  615 S. Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63132. Free to the Public. Complimentary Continental Breakfast For more information on the Creve Coeur EPA Green Power Community Challenge, please visit the Challenge website  www.mogpc.com/Creve Coeur or contact Jaysen Christensen, Assistant to the City Administrator, at jchristensen@ci.creve-coeur.mo.us or 314-872-2516.

April 15



Tale TravelersFamilies, head to the Shaw Nature Reserve for a springtime afternoon filled with stories and natural adventures! Tale Travelers returns on Sunday, Apr. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. (weather permitting). The event is designed for children ages 4 to 12, but can be enjoyed by all. Cost is $5 per child (includes accompanying adults). Advance registration is required; visit www.mobot.org or call (314) 577-5140 to reserve your spot.

April 17

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.”

April 17

Connecting Your Health

Between Your Teeth and Body

FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion. Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth and Body. 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.

April 17


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.  www.agatheringplace.com.

April 17

Metro Lighting’s Show Me LED Event

4 – 8 P.M.  This event is your chance to see, touch, and ask questions about LED lighting technologies that are available today.  Free food and beverages.  Attendance prizes.  No purchase necessary.  Held at Metro Lighting, 929 Hanley Industrial CRT, Brentwood, MO 63144. Call Marsha to RSVP at 314-963-7722 by April 13, 2012.

April 19


7:00 – 9:00 pm Once a month Cheryl’s Herbs offers this free event to those seeking holistic, natural ways to improve body, mind and spirit. Join Cheryl in a discussion about food, herbs and essential oils for spring cleaning of body, mind, spirit – and your house! Sample Cheryl’s spring kitcharee with herbs and leafy vegetables. Free. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com. Please call in advance for a reservation 314-645-2165.

April 21

Celebrate Sustainable Design Expo

9-4PM. It’s more than just recycling plastic water bottles! ASID – American Society of Interior Designers, MO East Chapter and St. Louis Community College- Wildwood Campus have teamed up to create a Celebrate Sustainable Design Expo April 21st from 9-4PM at the Wildwood Campus, 2645 Generations Drive, Wildwood, MO  63040.

Is Green Still Confusing? Bring your family, friends and neighbors; this Expo is FREE to attend.  Come see the vast variety of products that have been recycled, reclaimed and are now reused.  Visit informally with experts from companies and organizations how green tech blends seamlessly with design.  Featuring multiple vendors, hourly speakers and continuing tours of the LEED Accredited Campus reducing our carbon footprint and creating a healthier planet for you. For more information contact Diane Rosen 314.359.0890, msdrosen@yahoo.com.

April 21


If you’re ready to meet someone, but are hesitant to jump into internet dating or you are not feeling successful with previous attempts, then this workshop will help.  Learn what type of attachment style you have and how it dictates your potential for success in the choices you make.  Identify what types of things should be included in a good profile to attract more interest and what should not.  Find out what you need to be looking for on that first date.  This workshop will give you the right attitude and the right confidence to be successful in meeting and recognizing the right person for you.  $20……Saturday April 21st from 10:00am to 12:00pm at 231 W. Lockwood, Suite 200-Webster Groves, MO 63119.  Please send an e-mail to TheArtofRelating@hotmail.com to reserve a space.

April 22

St. Louis Earth Day Festival In Forest Park

11 am – 6 pm on the Muny grounds. For more information please see article on page 5 and back cover of this issue of The Healthy Planet. Visit www.stlouisearthday.org.

April 25

Healthy Bones

What do calcium supplements, dairy products and osteoporosis drugs all have in common?  They do not fix the causes of poor bone health.  This class if for those who have concerns about the health of their bones. Natural therapies will be discussed. 7-8 pm at The Healing Center. 734 DeMun in Clayton. Register online at www.HealingSTL.com or call 314-727-2120.

April 26

The Paleo Lifestyle Workshop

6:15pm. Paleo enthusiasts, Dr. Emily Hecker, DC, CNC and Personal Trainer Joy Holdmeier, owner of Go Fit Mom! are excited to present a paleo-packed hour full of great take-away tips, handouts and guidance to begin the journey to a healthier you. Join us Thursday evening at Wellness Alternatives. RSVP to 636-227-4949 or email ehecker@stlwa.com.

April 28

St. Louis Master Gardener Plant Sale

9:00 am – 2:00pm. Greenhouse @ South Tech High School@ 12721 West Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63127.