Healthy Planet Happenings

November 3
Author and journalist Paddy Woodworth
will present his latest publication, “Our Once and Future Planet: Restoring the World in the Climate Change Strategy,” which has been described as a worldwide assessment of ecological restoration as a conservation strategy, on Monday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Missouri Botanical Garden. COST: The lecture and book signing is free of charge INFO: www.mobot.org; (314) 577-5100, 1-800-642-8842 toll free.

November 6
Community HU Song: Find Inner Peace — Chant HU!
November 6, 7:00-7:30 p.m. In our fast-paced world, are you looking to find more inner peace? Chanting this oncesecret name for God, HU, has helped people throughout time find inner peace and divine love. Maybe it will help you! All are welcome to this half-hour HU Song. Free! Oak Bend Branch Library, 842 S Holmes Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Repeats December 4. 636-527-7253.

November 8
EarthDance Farmers Formal
This event is being held at Sheet Metal Workers Union Grand Hall, 2319 Chouteau Avenue, Suite 100, Saint Louis, MO 63103. Whole Foods Market is once again a sponsor of Earth Dance’s 7th Annual Farmer’s Formal. This is a farm-inspired celebration with local food and drink, a bumper crop of auction items, and toe-tappin’ live music. The event features a locally-grown dinner, live and silent auctions, and live music. Guests will feast; bid and dance, to benefit St. Louis’ own nationally-recognized Organic Farm School. For more info, ticket prices, and to make a reservation, go to: www.earthdancefarms.org.

November 8-9
Do you want to reduce stress and anxiety in your life? Learn to meditate! As stress is reduced through meditation, our mind and body function with more effectiveness which can lead to better health, vitality, and happiness! Primordial Sound Meditation is a meditation program developed by Dr. Deepak Chopra. This weekend class will be held November 8 & 9 at the Mercy Center, 2039 North Geyer Road, St. Louis, MO. Light refreshments will be served. Learn how to enjoy the benefits of meditation! Contact Shirley Stoll for more infor and/or registration. 800-796-1144 or shirlstoll@gmail.com

November 8, 10
Energy Efficient Building Codes
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 11/08 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 11/10 at 8:00 p.m. Why does it make sense to incorporate energy efficiency when the structure is built, instead of later? How difficult is it for builders to adapt to modern energy efficiency standards? Caryl Kinsey Fox and Richard Reilly discuss building codes set by local government with host Don Fitz.

November 11
A Flooding St. Louis?
How do we develop a resilient St. Louis community in the face of a changing environment? Whether it’s flood-plain development, a changing insurance landscape, or uncertain government regulation, part of the answer will be how we approach the relationship between water and our built environment. Panelists from diverse perspectives will discuss the current status and future implications of these topics. Presented by the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the Urban Land Institute- St Louis, and the American Planning Association- St. Louis. WHEN: November 11, 7:30 – 9:00 am WHERE: Centene Arts Building (Grand Center), 4th Floor, 3547 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103 FEE: Free for all, registration is required REGISTER:

November 11
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. Patient stories at www.PreventionAndHealing.com.

November 12
Wild Ideas Worth Sharing – Free Public Talk
This free speaker series continues, spotlighting three major St. Louis plans to re-invigorate intensely urban districts – with nature as a key partner! “Urban Vitality & Ecology: Nature as an Economic Developer” is the broad topic for Wednesday, November 12 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Monsanto Research Center, located at 4500 Shaw Avenue. Speakers from the design firms Axi:Ome LLC and SWT Design, and from the Great Rivers Greenway District will present the Art Walk “stitched landscape” design to connect theaters and institutions in Grand Center; the native plant-rich site design for the CORTEX science and technology district; and the Midtown Loop portion of Chouteau’s Greenway. Presented by Missouri Botanical Garden, Academy of Science St. Louis, and the City of St. Louis Office of Sustainability. Space is limited and online registration is required at www.BiodiverseCitySTL.org.

November 15
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 11/15 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 11/17 at 8:00 p.m. Is it fair to call coal ash “dangerous?” John Hickey, Patricia Schuba and Gary Kappler discuss coal ash dumps in Crystal City MO and North Carolina, problems with the Rush Island plant, and ask if Ameren is doing what it should.

November 16
World Peace Day Fundraiser
Fabulous Fundraiser for the 29th World Peace Day “Heart of Joy” will be held on Sunday, November 16, 3-5:30 pm at The Garden of Life Spiritual Center, 9525 Eddie & Park Rd, Crestwood MO 63126. Entertain-ment by Pooki Lee and Bob Baker, light refreshments and a raffle for prizes. $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Full information at www.wpdaystl.com. Call Jeannie Breeze at 314-601-3789.

November 18
7:30-8:30pm. All healing and all immune system responses are inflammatory processes. So, why is the class is called “Reducing Inflammation?” Why would you want to do that? Well, acute inflammatory processes are needed to fight infection and heal wounds. Chronic inflammatory conditions like arthritis or swelling can lead to diminished functioning and are a drain on the body’s energy. Medications can suppress inflammation, but they do not address the root causes. At this class we will discuss identifying and resolving the causes of chronic inflammation. Presented by Dr. Rebecca Gould DC. Cost: Free. Held at The Healing Center, 734 De Mun Avenue in Clayton, 63105. For details or to register call Dr Rebecca Gould DC 314-727-2120 or register online via HealingSTL.com or Facebook/HealingSTL.

November 18
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
Free Monthly Prevention and Healing Support Group. This month’s presenter is Earlene Doyle, Executive Director of Heartland Health Institute, with the topic, Removing the Obstacle of F.E.A.R. 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.”

November 18
Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth and Body
November 18 – 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 Stories at www.toothbody.com.

November 22, 24,
Repairing Our Big Rivers
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 11/22 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 11/24 at 8:00 p.m. Host Don Fitz, Caroline Pufalt and Tom Ball explore advantages of restoring the Missouri River. What should the federal government be doing to protect the river? Are there alternatives to constructing levees? What does the river have to do with the “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico?

November 24th
6:30-8:30pm. Join us and discover an optimal health program that will help you to reach your healthy weight goals. Our program has over 30 years of safety and success and is the only health optimization program that comes with a free ehalth coach to help you reach your goals. At this meeting 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.

November 29 & December 1
Wilderness Act: 50th Anniversary
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 11/29 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 12/01 at 8:00 p.m. The year 2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Host Don Fitz explores why this law is important for protecting our country’s environment with guests Toni Armstrong and Richard Spener. The guests tell us and how viewers find out about wilderness areas in Missouri and visit them.