Healthy Planet Happenings

June 6
Yogis and Runners Unite in the Fight Against Cancer
Yoga Six is inviting all yogis and runners to unite in a movement to end cancer by participating in the Yoga Six 6K Run to benefit Pedal the Cause. The Upper Muny parking lot in Forest Park will be the site of the 6K Run on Friday, June 6, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the 6K run, participants can also join in a pre-run stretch at 6 p.m. Pedal the Cause is the premier cycling experience in the region, the pinnacle event of the year, and the driving force behind creating a world without cancer. For more information for the 6K, visit bigriverrunning.com. Yoga Six is an upscale yoga studio located in the Forest Park area of St. Louis, offering traditional and hot yoga classes in a variety of formats, including set-sequence hot flows steeped in the classical tradition, vinyasa flows and specialty yoga classes, fitness classes and workshops. For additional information about Yoga Six please contact Ana Llewellyn, at 314.802.7447 or allewellyn@yogasix.com.

June 7, 9
The Right to Farm or the Right to Harm?
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 6/07 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 6/09 at 8:00 p.m. Wes Shoemyer explains that Missouri law guarantees rights to family farmers; but the so-called “Right to Farm”

June 7
Local Government Green Team Meet-Up at the Green Homes Festival
Calling all Local Government Green Teams! The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, Ridefinders, and the Clean Air Partnership are providing an opportunity for you to share best practices and learn from one another. After the Meet-Up, attendees can check out the 13th Annual Green Homes Festival, hosted by the Earthways Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Saturday, June 7, 9:00 – 10:30 am, Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org

June 7
Green Homes Festival
The Green Homes Festival at Missouri Botanical Garden is Saturday, June 7. Please see page 5 and the back cover of this edition for complete information.

June 7
In honor of National Trails Day, Shaw Nature Reserve will offer free admission to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 7th, 2014. Shaw Nature Reserve, located near the junction of Highway 100 and Interstate 44, is one of very few regions in the metro area that features a 2,441-acre natural area. Nestled along a portion of the Meramec River, the Reserve is in a region known as the Missouri Ozark Border. The close proximity to St. Louis allows easy access for visitors of all ages to experience the natural beauty of our region and to learn about the history of this unique attraction. For more information, visit www.shawnature.org or call (636) 451-3512. Follow the Shaw Nature Reserve on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shawnaturereserve.

June 7 & 8
Lafayette Square Spring Parade of Homes & Gardens
10am-5pm. Admission$16 in advance, $20 day of tour. Purchase tickets online at www.lafayettesquare.org or call 314-772-5724.
SqWires Ala Carte Brunch Celebrating the Lafayette Square Spring House Tour 8am-3pm Reservations Recommended 314 -865-3522.

June 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.

June 10
Fat Burning!
7:00 p.m. Join Dr. Rebecca Gould DC for an informative chat about body composition, weight and health. Do you have a high body fat percentage? Have you worked unsuccessfully to lose belly fat? Are you a “skinny fat person?” Getting your body to tap into stored energy and “burn” body fat is tricky, but it can be done. In this class we will discuss body composition, why we store fat, hormones, nutrition, and exercise strategies for fat loss. Cost: Free. Held at The Healing Center, 734 DeMun in Clayton, 63105. Pre-registration is required, use the registration link can at HealingSTL.com or Facebook/HealingSTL or call 314-727-2120.

June 10
Cortex Development
The Cortex Innovation Community is home to a vibrant 200-acre technology district integrated into St. Louis’ historic Central West End and Forest Park Southeast residential neighborhoods. This program, presented in partnership with Commercial Real Estate Women, will explore a number of sustainability related components that have been integrated into the development. WHEN: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30, FEE: Free to USGBC-MGC Members and full time students; $20 for Non-members, REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

June 13-14
St. Louis Brewers Guild Heritage Festival
The St. Louis Brewers Guild Heritage Festival is Friday June 13 and Saturday June 14 from 6-9 pm, at the Central Fields in Forest Park. Created 8 years ago as a collaboration of St. Louis’ breweries, the Heritage Festival was born to showcase all St. Louis has to offer, making this event unique. For complete information please see story on page 15 of this edition of The Healthy Planet magazine.

June 16
Rare opportunity to experience the SACRED SOUNDS of the “Prophet for Our Times,” the Master Peter Deunov of Bulgaria. Performed by the gifted violinist Svetla Kalcheva, PhD. 6:30 p.m. Church of the Open Word Garden Chapel, 1040 Dautel Lane. Free Concert sponsored by the not-for-profit Paneurhythmy: Circle of Joy. The program will include challenging selections from the classical repertoire and pieces inspired by the folk music of Eastern Europe. www.paneurhythmy.org 314-647-9415.

June 16-24
Pollinator Week: Share the Buzz
Seven years ago, the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown to be an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. The growing concern for pollinators is a sign of progress, but it is vital that we continue to maximize our collective effort. We have a special event planned on Saturday, June 21 at Whole Foods Market to help us learn more about this very important topic. Along with many others around the world, we hope to “bee” part of the change in our awareness and how we take care of our environment to protect our pollinators. For more information please call Whole Foods Market 314-968-7744.

June 17
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.”

June 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.

June 18
he Missouri Botanical Garden is pleased to host a lecture and book signing by Dr. Gary Nabhan on Wednesday, June 18 at 2 p.m. Dr. Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, food and farming activist and proponent of conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.mobot.org.

June 21, 23
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 6/21 at noon & KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 6/23 at 8:00 p.m. Did you ever wonder why the government is always broke when it comes to financing education, Social Security and Medicare but there is plenty of money to bail out banks and fight wars? Guests Fredric Raines and Rev. Elston K. McCowan discuss making federal and local money available for environmental and social justice needs.

June 22
Sustainable Backyard Tour
Be inspired. The 4th Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour is a free, self-guided tour of green and organic outdoor spaces thourghout St. Louis City and County. Please see page 8 in this edition for complete information.

June 22-23
14th Annual Pond-O-Rama
The St. Louis Water Gardening Society members offer a wide variety of private spaces for the 14th annual Pond-O-Rama pond and garden tour. Please see page 9 of this edition for complete information.

June 23
6:30-8:30pm. Join us and discover an optimal health program that will help you to reach your healthy weight goals. Topics include the reasons why 85% of “Diets” fail and our safe, effective system for losing 2-5 lbs per week 1st 2 weeks; 1-2 lbs per week thereafter with the help of a free health coach. Our program is is safe and clinically proven program that conserves muscle while it burns fat. You will also meet others who have lost weight with Take Shape for Life and get all your questions answered. Cost: Free. Held at DePaul Hospital May Community Education Center, 12303 DePaul Drive parking lot #3, Bridgeton, MO 63044. For details or to register call Dr Rebecca Gould 314-727-2120 or register online via HealingSTL.com or Facebook/HealingSTL,

June 24
The Secret of the Yoga Sutra
with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD. Topics include: What is the Yoga Sutra and why its teachings are so crucial to us now? The Yogic understanding of our body and mind, & how to tap into our innate wisdom. A guided practice for experiencing our self-luminous joy. Ethical Society of St. Louis Clayton, MO. 7 to 9pm (doors open at 6:30). $30 in advance Buy tickets @ www.yogasutrastl.com.

June 28, 30
Food Fight — What Are We Eating?
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 6/28 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 6/30 at 8:00 p.m. How do people live in ways that are unhealthy? How could they adopt healthier life styles? Eleeahsah Ben Israel and Christine Jackson look at self-destructive eating and drinking habits and changes that people could make.