March 2 & 7
Going Raw: Fresh Raw Food Talks for Dogs and Cats
Feeding a fresh, minimally-processed raw food diet is so important for both dogs and cats. You’ll learn how to get started, the benefits of rotating between proteins, and how feeding a fresh, raw food diet can help with many common problems including join support, weight management, allergies, diabetes, dental health and more. You can see benefits by even adding just 10% raw to your pet’s diet! Saturday, March 2, 11am. Edwardsville. Thursday, March 7, 7pm Lafayette Square – St Louis. Cost: Free. Contact for both events: Jeff Jensen, Co-Owner Four Muddy Paws, jeff@fourmuddypaws.com. 314 – 322 – 9408 Mobile.

March 3
2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Eliot Room at the Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street, Saint Louis, MO 63103. EcoFaith Meet-up is a gathering to share resources, to launch new possibilities and have fun, all while building a green interfaith network in the Saint Louis region. Working to make best use of our resources, find collaborative partners and discover new possibilities, St. Louis EcoFaith Meet-up provides a space and place to support the growth of environmental awareness and action by religious and spiritual people. For additional info and to RSVP, contact: Steve Lawler: ecofaithstl@gmail.com. 314.753.7911. www.ecofaith.info.

March 6
Food and Fertility Connection
7-8 p.m. Thear’s no shortage of old wives’ tales (and urban legends) that tout the fertility benefits of certain foods. What’s the real story? Come hear one of our practitioners, Noel Jensen, L.Ac. speak on some of the current research that speaks to the connection between fertility and what you’re eating. Filling your belly with certain foods and avoiding others may just help you get pregnant faster. This lecture is free to the public and will be held at Nutrition Clinic, 116 Holloway Rd, Suite B, Ballwin, MO. Call or email to RSVP: 636-386-3333 or annie@nutrition-clinic.com.

March 7
Healing the Heart: Building Resilience
Presented by Marty Wolins, HTCP, CST, LMT. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7649 Delmar Blvd. Cost:Free. The pain of heartache is very real, and corresponds to impairment in the energy anatomy. Improved functioning of the energetic heart-space reduces overwhelm and increases our resilience-which fortifies us to deal with unexpected episodes of the natural grief process. Discuss case studies using Healing Touch and biodynamic Craniosacral treatments to repair the heart-space of people that have experienced parental loss, miscarriage, pet loss, romantic rejection, too much change and childhood abandonment. Class includes experiential time to soothe the heart-space via sound healing, imagery and an aromatherapy bar. For information and registration, call The Center at 314.725.6767.

March 9
Wellness Remedies
10:00am-12noon. The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7649 Delmar Blvd. Cost:$70. Learn how common herbs and household items can be used to make natural remedies for all sorts of ailments from ear infections, sore throats, coughs, allergies to eczema, etc. You will learn about combinations of natural antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-virals, etc. This workshop will help you empower your wellness with herbs and ingredients that are as close as your grocery store, if not already at home. Learn the most lucrative and versatile essentials to have on hand for your family. Attendees will take home one Home Remedy of their choosing. Call The Center to register. 314.725.6767.

March 9
Nutrition Renovation
1:00pm-3:00pm. The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7649 Delmar Blvd. Cost:$60. This workshop will touch on Core topics such as Pantry Makeovers, where you will learn basics to build healthy meals and menu planning to build confidence in how to assemble and pair foods for maximum wellness impact. Amy is available to schedule shopping consultations and cooking sessions for further support. Please call to schedule consultations. To register for class or schedule a shopping consultation call The Center at 314.725.6767.

March 10
Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo
Cure your cabin fever at The Healthy Planet’s 25th Natural Living Expo. The expo will include over 60 exhibit booths offering healthy and eco-friendly products, services and information about how to live a more sustainable life. There will be numerous food and drink samples for visitors as well as free health screenings, chair massages and live music. The first 300 visitors will receive a free eco-friendly tote bag courtesy of Whole Foods Market and Schnucks Market. There will also be ticket giveaways to the Missouri Botanical Garden, Amtrak Train Tickets and a special drawing for a family weekend at Trout Lodge YMCA of the Ozarks. 10 am – 4 pm, $8, Kids under 16 are free. Webster Groves Recreation Complex, 33 East Glendale Road. For more information go to, www.thehealthyplanet.com or call 314-962-7748. Discount admission tickets are on the back page of this issue of The Healthy Planet.

March 11
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a form of acupressure wherein you “tap” on acupuncture points to relieve symptoms. This 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. Class to be held at 7pm on Monday, March 11th at Community Acupuncture of St Louis, 2006 South 39th Street, STL, 63110. The cost of the class is $10. Please register: Either book online at www.acustl.com under “Make an Appointment”, lower left hand side, or call 314-772-4325 (Voicemail is OK, leave phone number and email). Learn more about EFT at www.acustl.com, and click on “Other Services”.

March 12
The Healing Center is pleased to welcome a very special guest, certified health coach and emotional eating specialist Peggy Rhodes. Peggy will share the 5 biggest mistakes people make when trying to kick their cravings and how to avoid them. She will tips to help you take back control so you can CHOOSE when and how much to enjoy your favorite treats. In addition, by understanding the emotional factors surrounding cravings, you will be prepared to change your thinking and behavior in order to break free for good. Cost: Free. Held 3/12, 7:30 pm at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun Ave in Clayton. For details or to register call 314-727-2120 or visit www.HealingSTL.com.

March 13
Eating in Season and Healthy Fats at Whole Foods Market
6:30 – 7:30pm, $5. Advance registration is required and is available here: www.acteva.com/go/tac. With Joshua Tonnies, D.C. A wide variety of nutritious whole foods is necessary to stay healthy. Eating in season will not only save you money, it is a great way to ensure you are getting the right diversity of foods your body needs. This interactive presentation lead by holistic physicians will teach you how to maintain healthy weight, energy, and strength. You will also learn common myths about fats and carbohydrates that can sabotage your diet and ruin your health, as well as learn about how to get the fats and oils your body needs from your foods, instead of from a bottle or a pill. Dr. Tonnies will also prepare Cream of Broccoli Soup and a seed milk smoothie! Town & Country location. For more information please call 636-527-1160.

March 13
Headaches: Causes and Cures
7-8 p.m. Headaches affect nearly everyone at some point and may be the result of bad eyesight, head injury or even poor diet. The symptoms can range from mild to debilitating. If you’re interested in more than a “take two asprin strategy,” Noel Jensen, L.Ac. will lecture on headache types and alternative recommendations for relief that deal more with the cause than the symptom. This lecture is free to the public and will be held at Nutrition Clinic, 116 Holloway Rd, Suite B, Ballwin, MO. Call or email to RSVP: 636-386-3333 or annie@nutrition-clinic.com.

March 15-16
Was Your 2013 Goal Life Restoring?
Be Young Essential Oils is pleased to provide the most superior essential oil and nutritional products available in the global market. You take your health seriously and so do we. Experience Life Restoring with Be Young Essential Oils. 9am-5pm, Friday, March 15 and Saurday, March 16. Hilton Garden Inn, Chesterfield. For reservations call Donna at 314-420-0564.

March 16
Free Spiritul Discussion
10:00-11:30 a.m. Do you have a sense you’ve lived before? An out-of-body or near-death experience? Dreams of a departed loved one? An inner light or inner sound? Discover what your experiences really mean. Connect with other like-minded people. Learn new and advanced ways for exploring your inner worlds. Free spiritual discussion. St. Louis Eckankar Center, 14538 Manchester Road, Suite 202, Ballwin, MO 63011. Rear Building, Upper Level. (636) 527-7253.

March 16-17
“Fantasy In Fabric” Quilt Expo
An array of over 300 quilts will be on display at “Fantasy in Fabric,” Thimble & Thread Quilt Guild of Greater St. Louis’ Quilt Expo 2013. At the expo, talented guild members will showcase their creations on Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, 2013, at Greensfelder Recreation Center in Queeny Park at 550 Weidman Road between Manchester and Clayton roads in Ballwin, Mo. 63011. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to “Fantasy in Fabric” is $7 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 12 and free for children under age 6. Food and drink will be available for purchase at Greensfelder. For more information, email hmttstl@gmail.com, or visit thimbleandthreadstl.org.

March 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.”

March 19
Connecting Your Health BetweenYour 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.

March 19
Metabolism, healing, immunity, growth, repair, digestion and elimination of wastes are functions that have one thing in common, enzymes. Enzymes are the worker bees of the body, they are found in every cell and life is not possible without them. Enzymes are found in raw and naturally fermented foods and are absent in cooked and processed foods. Could enzymes be a missing ingredient in your diet? Get the answers to this questions and more in this informative evening presentation with Dr. Gould. Held 7:30 pm on 3/19 at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun Ave in Clayton. For details or to register call 314-727-2120 or visit www.HealingSTL.com.

March 20
Got stress? Frustrated with a partner or friend? Come learn tools to reduce any frustration or anger, created by bestselling author and spiritual teacher, Byron Katie. Our free meetup on the Work of Byron Katie is on Wednesday, March 20th at 7pm. This technique helps you question your reactions to situations; learning a lot about others and yourself in the process. Bryan Wagner facilitates the group at Community Acupuncture of St Louis, 2006 S. 39th Street, STL 63110. Inexperienced participants are welcome, Bryan will teach you about the process. No RSVP required, just show up and drop your stress in the process.

March 20
Effortless Weight Loss
7-8 p.m. Diets don’t always work but making small changes in your daily eating can yield big weight loss results. Two of our practitioners, Noel Jensen, L.Ac., and Julie Evans-Vitale, CSN, CPT, will share “Ten Simple Rules for Good Eating” that will help you lose weight, feel great and improve your health. This lecture is free to the public and will be held at Nutrition Clinic, 116 Holloway Rd, Suite B, Ballwin, MO. Call or email to RSVP: 636-386-3333 or annie@nutrition-clinic.com.

March 20
St. Louis Business Expo
Largest Business Trade Show In Missouri at St. Charles Convention Center. 11am-6pm. Just in time to help boost the many small- and mid-sized businesses in the region, St. Louis Business Expo helps businesses share best practices, network, build relationships and sell their products/services. Meet one-on-one with local business leaders, potential customers and suppliers. With over 100 exhibitors and 2,000 attendees, it’s not hard to gain dozens of valuable contacts at this one-day trade show. Additionally, seminars will be conducted throughout the day with topics including loans, marketing, sales and more. The event is free and open to the public. Increase your business without paying a dime! For more information on the show, visit www.stlouisbusinessexpo.com.

March 22
7:00 – 9:30 pm. Many common culinary garden herbs can be used to make easy home remedies. Cheryl will demonstrate balm making, teas will be available for sampling and many practical tips given for numerous ways to medicinally use your garden herbs. Cost: $20. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com. Please call in advance for a reservation 314-645-2165.

March 22nd
11:30am Ribbon Cutting/Open House March 22nd-March 24th.  Jenniffer Elliott is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of Roots & Blooms Gardens – Flowers – Gifts. Roots & Blooms has been a lifelong dream to Jenniffer, who has a collective 23 years experience in the industry. FREE Held at 915 S. Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122.  Roots & Blooms. Call 314-966-9801 or visit www.rootsandblooms.biz.

March 23
2:00-4:00 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, continous-flow breathing. Powerful and gentle the results are higher energy, less pain, more inspiration, clearer thinking and peacefulness. Space limited, reservations required. $35.00 Please call 314-432-5228.

March 27
Quick and Healthy Meals
7-8 p.m. We’re all busy, so don’t spend hours cooking when a nutritious and delicious meal can be prepared quickly and easily. Noel Jensen, L.Ac., and Julie Evans-Vitale, CSN, CPT, will share recipes and strategies for quick and healthy meals. This lecture is free to the public and will be held at Nutrition Clinic, 116 Holloway Rd, Suite B, Ballwin, MO. Call or email to RSVP as space is limited: 636-386-3333 or annie@nutrition-clinic.com.

March 27 & 30
Pet Food 101: Navigating the Pet Food Maze
Join us for a casual discussion about navigating the pet food maze. Find out what you need to know to make the best decision for your pet’s nutritional needs. The most common dog health issues (e.g. ear infections, yeasty ears, itching, flaky skin, allergies, dental health, dull or greasy coat, excessive shedding, bad breath, etc.) can often be resolved with the right species-appropriate diet. You’ll learn how to read a pet food label and what to really look for, pet food laws and regulations, feeding trials, core supplements and more. Wednesday, March 27, 7pm. Lafayette Square – St Louis. Saturday, March 30,11am, Edwardsville. Cost: Free. Contact for both events: Jeff Jensen, Co-Owner Four Muddy Paws, jeff@fourmuddypaws.com. 314 – 322 – 9408 Mobile.

March 28
Fifth Annual Growing Green Awards Spotlight Local Successes
Growing Green Awards Keynoter Emily Pilloton will illustrate how intersecting design and education infuses vitality by uniting communities and transforming public education. She will tell of her immersion experience in rural North Carolina where she fully invested that philosophy by working with students to teach design for change. The U.S. Green Building Council – MO Gateway Chapter sponsors the 5th annual Growing Green Awards celebration from 5:30-9:30 PM at the Palladium on March 28. The awards celebration of local talent includes cocktails, networking, dinner, dessert, music, keynoter and on-site parking. The community is invited. Until March 18, tickets are $75 and after that date, the cost is $85. Advance reservations are essential on-line at www.usgbc-mogateway.org/green-awards or by calling 314-577-0854.

March 30, April 1, 3
Global Health Dilemmas
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 3/30 at noon & 4/03 at 5:30 pm and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 4/01 at 8:00 p.m. Rev Vickie Caldwell and Mimi Signor discuss resistance to universal health care, both in the US and the rest of the world. Includes Part 6: “Challenge of Change” from the documentary “Salud!”

April 3
Green Fair at StLCC Florissant Valley
10:30am-1:00pm. St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley 7th annual Green Fair. The Green Fair will take place outdoors in the Quad area of the Florissant Valley campus, 3400 Pershall Road in Ferguson. In the event of inclement weather, the Green Fair will take place in the Student Center Multipurpose Room.