Healthy Planet Happenings – February, 2013

February 2 & 11
Free Talk on benefits of Meditation
A presentation by Ishaya Monks on a simple yet powerful practice that releases stress from the body, brings peace to the mind and returns life to optimal potential.

Feb. 2, 2013 at 2pm. Place: Holistic Journey,106 East Main St, Belleville, IL

Feb 11, 2013 at 6:30pm. Place: McClay Public Library, 2760 McClay, St. Charles, MO. Contact information contact@theishayafoundation.org; 888-474-2921 or www.theishayafoundation.org.

February 5
Discover Missouri Wine and Chocolate
6-7 p.m. Tate of Charleville Vineyard shares samples from his family’s Ste. Genevieve winery. Beer samples also on the docket and of course we will pair with some delicious chocolates sure to please. 314.966.6566 call to Reserve your Spot Location: Local Harvest Grocery and Café, 12309 Old Big Bend Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122.

February 6
Headaches, Migraines and Concussions
Presented by Marty Wolins, HTCP, CST, LMT. 5:30-6:30pm. The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7649 Delmar Blvd.Cost: Free. Class will include demonstrations of at-home techniques to address headaches and migraines, and the concepts behind Healing Touch and Craniosacral Therapy in addressing headaches, migraines and concussions . Case studies include adults with years of head pain as well as a high school football player with multiple concussions. After class, participants will have the opportunity to purchase two treatments for the cost of one. Marty is certified in Healing Touch, which is a biofield therapy, and Craniosacral Therapy. Her Craniosacral work is a blend of the bio-mechanical approach, known best through the Upledger Institute, and the bio-dynamic approach, which is known for dissipating physical and emotional trauma. To find out more about Marty Wolins, visit her website at: http://www.martywolins.massagetherapy.com. For information and registration, call The Center at 314.725.6767.

February 9
1:30-3:00pm. Sweets for the sweet? This time of year many of us are still reeling from our holiday sugar binge. Are you ready for more candy? Moderation with regards to sweets does not have to leave you feeling deprived, even on Valentine’s Day. Show your sweetheart and yourself some LOVE with healthier sweet treats. Join Chef and Certified Health Coach Sharon Tutko for a fun discussion of how to love your healthy by curbing sugar intake. Uses of sugar alternatives like stevia and honey will be discussed. Cost: Free. Held at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun Ave in Clayton. For details or to register call 314-727-2120 or visit www.HealingSTL.com.

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 $90 per person. More information is available by calling 314-894-8737 or as listed online at www.eastern-mobeekeepers.com.

February 9 & 10
Primordial Sound Meditation Class
Primordial Sound Meditation is a meditation program developed by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Class will be held at the Mercy Center in St. Louis, MO. Contact Shirley Stoll for more information or registration: 800-796-1144, shirlstoll@charter.net or www.MeditationConnect.com. Resolve to meditate in 2013!

February 10
Enjoy the sweet harmonies of heart-felt gospel music at the Missouri Botanical Garden in celebration of Black History Month. The Celebrate the Gospel concert marks its 24th year at the Garden on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. The event is included with Garden admission. The First Baptist Church of Chesterfield choir will perform traditional and modern renditions of inspirational gospel music. Bring the entire family to enjoy this lively performance by the esteemed and talented choral group.
The concert will be held inside the Garden’s Shoenberg Theater. Seating is limited and available first-come, first-served. Celebrate the Gospel is included with Missouri Botanical Garden admission of $8 for adults and free for children ages 12 and under. St. Louis City and County residents enjoy discounted admission of $4. Missouri Botanical Garden members are free. The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North and South exit. Free parking is available on site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer. For general information, visit www.mobot.org or call (314) 577-5100 (toll-free, 1-800-642-8842). Follow the Garden on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/missouribotanicalgarden and http://twitter.com/mobotnews.

February 10
2-4pm. Fostering a love of learning in young children, ages 3 to 6 years, in a warm and encouraging environment is the goal of A Growing Place Montessori School. Come for a school tour and to learn more about our program. A Growing Place Montessori School, 7001 Forsyth Blvd. (at Big Bend), 63105. www.agrowingplacestl.org.

February 11
Menu Planning At Local Harvest
6-7 p.m. 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. 314.966.6566 call to Reserve your Spot Location: Local Harvest Grocery and Café in Kirkwood, 12309 Old Big Bend Road, 63122.

February 11 & 12
Farmer Valentine’s
4-5 p.m. Bring your little one and let them make a special Valentine for one of our local farmers. Feel free to shop while we help your child craft a card. Drop in anytime from 4-5 p.m. Best for kids ages 4 and up. Location: Local Harvest Grocery and Café, 12309 Old Big Bend Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122.

February 12
What Vegetables to Plant When
Speaker Series at the Wildwood Farms Community Garden – all classes are free and open to the general public. Wildwood Farms Community Garden Speakers’ Series presents “What Vegetables to Plant When” February 12, 2013 6:30 pm at Wildwood City Hall in the Wildwood Town Center on Main Street 636-458-0440.

February 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; seating is limited, arrive early, 314-432-7802. See patient success stories at www.preventionandhealing.com.

February 16
Rebirthing Breathwork in Warm Water
1:30 -4:00 pm with Kathleen Christ at the St. Louis Aquatic Healing Ctr in Creve Coeur, MO. Rebirthing Breathwork is a process of saturating the entire body with oxygen through deliberate, concentrated, repetitive, continuous-flow breathing. Powerful and gentle the results are higher energy, less pain, more inspiration, clearer thinking and peacefulness. Space limited, reservations required, $20.00. Please call 314-432-5228.

February 18
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 schedule two one-on-one sessions for a discounted price of $90 total. Class to be held Monday, February 18 at 7:30pm at Holistic Fitness, 7501 Murdoch Ave, Shrewsbury, MO 63119. (Office is near I-44 at the Shrewsbury Ave Exit). Space is limited, RSVP with your phone and email address to 314-647-3999 or info@holifit.com.

February 19
Slow and Local Food—How to’s
6-7 p.m. Join Kelly Child’s of Slow Food and Maddie Earnest of Local Harvest and co-author of Missouri Harvest for an informative and tasty talk. What makes food SLOW? Who is growing endangered seeds? 314.966.6566 Call to Reserve your Spot Location: Local Harvest Grocery and Café, 12309 Old Big Bend Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122.

February 19
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.

February 19
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 21
Detox and Weight Loss Lecture
Thursday evening: 6:30-8:30pm with Dr. Jo Lee at the High Ridge Public Library in High Ridge, MO. Free to the public. Please call 636-226-5228 for more info.

February 21
Free Functional Nutrition Seminar: Simplifying Lifestyle and Dietary Recommendations
Dietary and Nutritional Guidelines are constantly changing. Are you confused about nutrient deficiencies and what foods your body really needs? Are you taking 10 or more supplements and do not really know why? Are you taking 10 or more medications and your health remains unchanged? Dr. Adam Hughes, DC is having a Free Seminar on effective Metabolic and Nutritional guidelines to help your body heal and increase your energy. If you are suffering from a chronic illness such as Diabetes, Low Thyroid, Heart Disease, Digestive Disorders, or Chronic Fatigue, then this seminar is for YOU! Dr. Hughes will be discussing not only WHAT steps to take when making Dietary Lifestyle changes, but also WHY and HOW deficiencies and toxicities have such a detrimental effect on our bodies. This seminar is full of practical information you can apply immediately! Dr. Adam Hughes is a Holistic Chiropractor and Certified Internal Health Specialist. This seminar is FREE to the public. Thursday, February 21st from 6:30 to 7:30 at Kingen Chiropractic Wellness Center, 2001 South Hanley Rd, Suite 220, Brentwood, MO. Call to RSVP as space is limited. Contact us at 314-646-0013. www.KingenChiropractic.com

February 23
Powder Valley hosts workshop to introduce homeowners to benefits of native plants.
Powder Valley Nature Center will host Partners for Native Landscaping—A Workshop for Homeowners Saturday, Feb. 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The goal of the workshop is to demonstrate to homeowners the advantages of using native plants in their gardens and landscaping. It will also provide practical tips, techniques and case studies to make it pragmatic and cost-effective. The cost of the workshop is $20, which includes a buffet lunch and a copy of the Native Landscaping Guide to take home, a $5 value. Space is limited and reservations are required by calling 314-301-1500. Partners for Native Landscaping—A Workshop for Homeowners is sponsored by MDC, the St. Louis Audubon Society, St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District, Shaw Nature Reserve, The St. Louis Chapter of Wild Ones, and the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Grow Native! Program. MDC’s Powder Valley Nature Center is located in Kirkwood at 11715 Cragwold Road, near the intersection of I-270 and I-44.

February 23
Partners for Native Landscaping: A Workshop for Homeowners
8 AM–4 PM. Workshop Cost: $20 (Includes buffet lunch and landscape guide). This in-depth workshop is designed for homeowners and offers information and resources on how to landscape with native plants to create greener communities. Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to purchase Missouri wildflowers and learn more about the partnering organizations. Come learn how to: • Landscape for Birds and Butterflies; • Identify and Remove Invasive Plants; • Design a Native Garden; • Plan a Rain Garden. Register by calling Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center at 314-301-1500 or at http://stlouisaudubon.org/PNL/.Workshop is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Metropolitan Sewer District, Shaw Nature Reserve, St. Louis Audubon Society’s Bring Conservation Home Program, Wild Ones St. Louis Chapter, and Grow Native.

February 25
7:30-8:30pm. Do you feel like you’re getting old? Chronic aches and pains getting you down? If you’ve ever wondered about how you could get out of pain, just feel better or move like you used to, this is your opportunity. Attend a lecture on Structural Integration the work of Dr. Ida RoLF. The lecture will focus on how it works and what you can expect. Part of the lecture will be a hands-on demonstration by Alan. Cost: FREE. With Alan Cina LMT, Advanced Structural Integrator and Board Certified Structural Integrator. Cost: Free. Held at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun Ave in Clayton. For details or to register call 314-727-2120 or visit www.HealingSTL.com.

February 26
Prep and Planning Your Garden
6-7 p.m. Jennifer from Greenscapes give you the inside story on readying your yard/beds for planting. 314.966.6566 Call to Reserve your Spot Location: Local Harvest Grocery and Café, 12309 Old Big Bend Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122.

February 27
7:00-8:30pm. Got bone worries? This class is for you! We all lose bone over our lives, and many of us drink milk, take supplements or even medications to help prevent bone problems. The thing is, dairy foods, calcium supplements and medications don’t address the root cause of thinning bones. COme learn what you need to do to keep or restore bone health. And, learn a bit of the science and research to understand what you should know and what you may NOT need to worry about after all. Cost: Free. Held at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun Ave in Clayton. For details or to register call 314-727-2120 or visit www.HealingSTL.com.

February 27
“Health Starts Here” At Whole Foods Market
with Jerret Hotle, Katie Harris and Marcia Whelan. 6:30 – 8pm, $15.00, Advance registration is required and is available here: www.acteva.com/go/tac. Want to learn more about our Health Starts Here™ (HSH) program as well as sample some amazing recipes? If so, then this is the class for you! Join Jerret and Marcia, our in-store HSH representatives along with one of our finest in-house chefs, Katie, to guide your way through the steps of making healthier eating choices. Get a chance to see what all the buzz is about when it comes to kale, quinoa and collard greens. Learn how easy it is to work with recipes that utilize foods in their most natural state that are nutrient dense, are all plant based and without any added oils. The flavors are robust, alive and full of vitamins and minerals. We’ll teach you tools you can easily incorporate into your home kitchen and share with your friends and family. We promise you won’t leave hungry!

For more information please call 636-527-1160.

February 27
7:00 – 9:00 pm. Natural remedies have long been used to support cancer recovery. Cheryl has been fortunate to experience years of feedback from customers on this subject. Learn which actions of herbs and essential oils would be most supportive. Cheryl will tell the stories behind two historical formulas known as the Hoxey Formula and Essiac Tea. Cost: $15. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com. Please call in advance for a reservation 314-645-2165.

February 28, March 1 & 2
Personal Nutritional Consulting
with Live Blood, Urine and Saliva Analysis. 10am – 5pm with Dr. Sandra Kay Walker, ND at the St. Louis Aquatic Healing Ctr. in Creve Coeur, MO. Each session is 1 ? hours examining the health and vitality of each organ system, mineral reserves, antioxidants, proteins, pH balance and carbohydrate metabolism, to name just a few. $165 for first appt, $150 if paid in advance. Please call 314-432-5228. Dr. Walker’s slots fill fast.

Upcoming: The Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo, March 10, 10am-4pm, Webster Groves Recreation Complex, 33 East Glendale Road.