Healthy Planet Happenings

January 3
Tea Brewing with Traveling Tea
6-7 p.m. Join Kateri for this informative demonstration and class. Sample some delicious full leaf teas and learn how to brew the perfect cup of tea. Free to attend. Local Harvest Grocery and Café in Kirkwood, 12309 Old Big Bend Road, 63122.

January 5, 7, & 9, 2013
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 01/05 at noon & 01/09 at 5:30 p.m.and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 01/07 at 8:00 p.m. Dr. Larry Kiel explains that medications cannot teach people how to deal with life challenges. He discusses successful approaches, including cognitive-behavior therapy, exposure therapy and perspective-taking therapy. Includes portions of “The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane?”

January 7
Make 2013 Your Best Health Year Yet!
Do you want to make wise nutritional choices? Are you confused about how to choose the right foods, and stick to a nutritional program? Let our nutritional experts help you learn how to empower yourself nutritionally. Our instructor, Esther, is a holistic health practitioner who is passionate about nutrition, having healed herself from debilitating Lupus symptoms through nutrition and complementary therapies. She has a degree in Holistic Nutrition Studies, and will help motivate you to change your life through food. Following the free class, those with further questions can purchase two one-on-one sessions for a discounted price of $90 total. Class to be held Monday, January 7th at 7pm at Community Acupuncture of St Louis, 2006 S. 39th Street, St Louis, 63110, www.acustl.com. (Office is in the Shaw neighborhood near Botanical Gardens. Space is limited so call 314-772-4325 soon to reserve your spot!

January 8
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.

January 9
USGBC-MO Gateway State of the Chapter & Social
Meet green building chapter members and leaders while taking a look back at 2012 and a look forward at plans for 2013. Complimentary wine and beer, live music, guest speakers, networking. 5:30-7:30pm. Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page, 63114. Free. To register call 314-577-0225 or email usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org.

January 10
Eating Paleo — What’s That?
6-7pm, with Leeny Hoffmann from CrossFit: Looking to make a change in your diet? Want to learn the benefits of eating paleo? Leeny Hoffmann will outline the how to’s of starting and potential benefits to your health and fitness. Free to attend. Local Harvest Grocery and Café in Kirkwood, 12309 Old Big Bend Road, 63122.

January 10
St. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center Sponsors Pink Hope Support Group
for Women with Breast Cancer
St. Anthony’s Medical Center’s Cancer Care Center is sponsoring a Pink Hope Group, a free evening support group meeting on the second Thursday of every month, for women who have breast cancer and their families and friends. The next meeting will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10, in the Cancer Care Center on the campus of St. Anthony’s, 10010 Kennerly Road in south St. Louis County. Charli Prather will speak about Mindful Eating as an approach to weight management after cancer treatment. Prather, a two-time cancer survivor, teaches Mindful Eating practices that are based on the AM I HUNGRY?® Mindful Eating model that was developed by Michelle May, M.D. She will discuss the following points of the practice: • It’s not about the food • How to stop the eat, repent, repeat cycle • Fearless eating • Connecting your mind, body and spirit so that you can live vibrantly after cancer. An open discussion will follow the presentation. Snacks and refreshments will be provided, and ample parking is available. For more information, call 314-525-1355 or call Breast Care Navigator Lisa Salvati, R.N., at 314-525-4165.

January 12
Health Starts Here Passport Event At Whole Foods Market
12noon-3pm. Free. Looking for ways to make healthy choices in your diet? Stop by Whole Foods Market and taste items throughout the store that are nutrient dense and delicious. Pick up a passport and visit each department. Once you reach your final stop, use your passport to enter to win a $50 Basic Pantry Makeover! For more information please call Whole Foods Market Town and Country, 636-527-1160 or Whole Foods Market Brentwood, 314-968-7744.

January 12
Dogs and Suds Benefit Dog Wash for OpSpot
10 am – 3 pm. Friendly volunteers from OpSpot (Operation Stop Pet Overpopulation Today!) will be washing and drying dogs for only $15 with 100% of the proceeds benefiting OpSpot. While their dogs are being washed and dried, guardians can sample hand-crafted brews from Square One Microbrewery and Distillery and other treats. No reservations necessary – Wash and Dry are on a first-come first served basis. Friendly/Social Dogs only, please! $15 per dog. Four Muddy Paws – Lafayette Square, 1711 Park Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63104. www.fourmuddypaws.com. (314) 773 – 7297.

January 14
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a form of acupressure wherein you “tap” on acupuncture points to relieve symptoms. This free class provides you with a take-home technique you can use to relieve stress, anxiety, and pain. Kim Archer is a skilled presenter who can help with the toughest cases. Classes to be held Monday, January 14th at Community Acupuncture of St Louis, 2006 South 39th Street, STL, 63110. RSVP to 314-772-4325 (Voicemail is OK). Learn more at www.acustl.com, and click on “Other Services”.

January 15
Growing Sprouts with your Sprout
4-5pm. Learn how to get started sprouting. Wonderful way to green up your plate in the Winter. Sprouting kits available for sale. Free to attend. Local Harvest Grocery and Café in Kirkwood, 12309 Old Big Bend Road, 63122

January 15
Community Outreach Evening
7-9pm. A Gathering Place Massage School offers an evening of relaxation and bodywork, including chair massage, Chinese healing modalities, energerywork, 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.

January 15
7:30-9:00pm. Will you be making a New Year’s resolution to have healthier habits (again)? This program will get you on track to make REAL changes for a healthier lifestyle, release bad habits and develop a healthier relationship with food. Dr. Rebecca Gould DC will guide you through the program giving you full instructions, tips and tricks, and plenty of individualized support as needed. Includes 4 meetings, book and supplemental materials, grocery store field trip and one-on-one goal setting sessions.. Cost: $85 in advance, $105 at the door. Held at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun Ave in Clayton. For details or to register call 314-727-2120 or visit www.HealingSTL.com.

January 15
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
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.”

January 15
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.

January 16
Menu Planning
6-7:30pm. Join owner Maddie Earnest for a fun-filled menu planning workshop. Grab your friends and enjoy wine and food samples while planning a month of meals. Free to attend. Local Harvest Grocery and Café in Kirkwood, 12309 Old Big Bend Road, 63122.

January 18
Around the World Wine Dinner at Missouri Botanical Garden
Travel to wine-producing regions around the world through a four course dinner hosted by a wine expert. Chefs from Catering St. Louis will create the regional menu, pairing each course with a different wine from the same region. Dinners will be served at various locations around the Missouri Botanical Garden and are held on the third Friday of the month. 6:30 p.m. $58 (plus 18 percent service charge and tax). Advance reservations required; (314) 577-0200. www.mobot.org.

January 19, 21 & 23, 2013
Are Too Many Psych Drugs Going to Kids & Teens?
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 01/19 at noon & 01/23 at 5:30 p.m.and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 01/21 at 8:00 p.m. The number of children and teens being prescribed psychotropic drugs has shot upwards. Anita Collins of Our Children’s Children addresses the concern that there could be huge overmedication of this age group. Includes portions of “The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane?”

January 19
Great Green Adventures: Winter Color Walk.
There may not be many plants blooming, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find color around us. Join us as we search for common, and some not so common colors in the Garden. For children ages 6 to 12 with an adult. Great Green Adventures are held the third Saturday of every month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Meet at the Children’s Garden Ticket Fort. $3 per child. www.mobot.org.

January 22
Introduction to Cultured and Fermented Foods with Jenny Bangert
6-7pm. Ever wanted to know how sauerkraut becomes sauerkraut? Join Jenny for an informative session outlining the benefits of fermentation and how to make your own. Free to attend. Local Harvest Grocery and Café in Kirkwood, 12309 Old Big Bend Road, 63122

January 20
Bee Keeping–Getting Started
9-10am. Join Jane Sueme of Isabee’s for a workshop on how to get started with bee keeping–an exciting and sweet hobby. Jane Sueme has been a beekeeper in St. Louis, Missouri since 2004, currently running 10 honey-producing hives, and supplying spring starter colonies to local beekeepers for the past 2 years. Jane recently established the Saint Louis Beekeepers Association with the goal to provide a broad spectrum of beekeeping education and resources to promote healthy local bee stock and local honey. $5.00 Admission. Pre-registration required, 314 966 6566 . Local Harvest Grocery and Café in Kirkwood, 12309 Old Big Bend Road, 63122.

January 23
7-8:30pm. The thyroid gland is involved in rate of metabolism and many other body processes. Fatigue, bowel problems, hair loss, weight loss or gain and rapid heart rate are just a few possible signs of a thyroid imbalance. In some cases the thyroid is struggling and ordinary blood tests will not reveal a problem. That’s right, you can have normal thyroid blood tests and still be feeling the impact of a thyroid problem. This class will cover the basics of thyroid health, methods of diagnosis, and how to support the thyroid with diet and lifestyle changes. Cost: FREE. With Dr. Rebecca Gould D.C. Held at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun Ave in Clayton To register: 314-727-2120 or www.HealingSTL.com.

January 26, 28 & 30, 2013
Emotional & Environmental Costs of Psychotropic Drugs
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 01/26 at noon & 01/30 at 5:30 p.m.and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 01/28 at 8:00 p.m. Dr. Larry Kiel of Advanced Behavioral Psychologists notes that psychotropic drugs can actually cause many of the problems that they are supposed to be curing. Drugs cannot create skills that people do not have. Includes portions of “The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane?”

January 26
Living Fit Expo
Yoga and Spa Magazine’s annual Living Fit Expo takes place at Plaza Frontenac on January 26, 2013 from 10-3pm. Free admission and giveaways including a trip for two to the Grand Velas Five Diamond Resort and Spa in Puerta Vallarta,Mexico. The first 500 attendees recieve free giftbags. Giveaways are during 1pm lululemon and Eileen Fisher fashion show. Must be present to win. Vendor space available. For more info 314-965-6133.

January 31
Aromatherapy Certification Course
6:30-9:30pm. Cheryl’s Herbs will sponsor a 40-hour aromatherapy certification course, offered by The East-West School of Herbal and Aromatic Studies. This certification program is the only “live” course presented in the Midwest. Classes will be every Thursday (except Valentine’s Day) starting January 31. Taught by Cheryl Hoard, owner of Cheryl’s Herbs. Cost: $450. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. For more information visit www.cherylsherbs.com. Please call for a reservation 314-645-2165.

February 9
Bee Keeping Classes At Maritz
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 9, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Maritz in Fenton, Missouri. Prominent scientists Jamie Ellis, Jerry Hayes, Heather Mattila, and Juliana Rangel will be among the instructors leading the workshop. The courses will focus on beekeeping as a craft, and the biology of the honey bee as a super-organism. The Beginners Beekeeping course is intended for persons with no prior beekeeping experience. The class will cover all aspects of basic beekeeping to prepare students to start beekeeping in 2013. Tuition cost is $75 per person before January 20th and $90 per person for those registering on or after January 20th. More information is available by calling 314-894-8737 or as listed on the EMBA website www.easternmobeekeepers.com.