Healthy Planet Happenings

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.

December 6, 8
Antibiotic Overdose
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 12/06 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 12/08 at 8:00 p.m. Nearly 80% of antibiotics sold in the United States are used on factory farms. At the same time, two million Americans get an antibiotic resistant infection annually. Alyssa Hartman and Don Fitz discuss the FDA’s being aware of these problems since the 1970s but continually failing to act.

December 6th & 13th
Gingerbread House Workshop At Whole Foods Market
Noon – 4pm, $19.99 per house (includes house, icing and decorating materials). $6.99 per Gingerbread Man (includes Gingerbread Man, icing and decorating materials). Reservations required. For many, gingerbread houses epitomize family togetherness during the holidays. Continue the tradition with your loved ones at our how-to workshop. We’ll provide the gingerbread house or gingerbread man, icing and candy – you bring the creativity! All ages welcome. To make reservations, call 314.968.7744 for Whole Foods Market Galleria or 636-527-1160 for the Whole Foods Market Town & Country. You can also sign up our Customer Service desk.

December 7
Green Shag Market Holiday Open House
Holiday Open House serving food and drink from 11:00 am til 7:00 pm at The Green Shag Market, 5733 Manchester Road, 63110. Call 314-646-8687 or visit online at www.thegreenshagmarket.com.

December 9
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.

December 9
Alpine Cheeses At Whole Foods Market
6 – 7:30pm, Free, Advance registration is required and is available by calling our store at 636-527-1160 or sign up at our Customer Service desk With Melanie Coffey, Certified Cheese Professional and Katie Cook, Cheese Expert Taste and learn from our experts! In this class, all things Alpine and fondue will be tasted and discussed so you can replicate at home and share with your guests. Melanie and Katie will be talking about some tips for making selections and how to pair your picks with your favorite beverages. Ray Maxwell from Lohr Distribution will be on hand to describe the wine pairings. Whole Foods Market Town & Country.

December 11
Join the Anchors & Reporters of KMOV-TV between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 11 at the West Oak Dierbergs store in Creve Coeur, MO and the Green Mount Crossing Dierbergs in Shiloh, IL. They will be on hand between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. to say hello and collect food for our neighbors in need during their Thanks4Giving Can-a-thon to benefit Operation Food Search! For more information visit operationfoodsearch.org or call 314-726-5355.

December 13, 15
The Criminal Injustice of Cannabis Prohibition
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 12/13 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 12/15 at 8:00 p.m. John Payne and Don Fitz discuss effects of an arrest and conviction for a cannabis offense for the individual and society. They look at how decriminalization laws (such those in Columbia and St. Louis) have helped address these problems. Should we advocate full legalization?

December 16
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
Free Monthly Prevention and Healing Support Group. This month’s presenter is Paul R. Johnson M.Div., “Getting in Touch with the ‘Knower’ Within”, Learn ways to access “Your Voice of Inner Wisdom “and make healthy decisions that can improve Health and Wellness. 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.”

December 16
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.

December 18
Community Support Day to Benefit Ready Readers At Whole Foods Market
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Free, Reservations not required Ready Readers is a non-profit organization dedicated to “inspiring preschool-age children from low-income communities to become readers by reading aloud to them, increasing their exposure to quality books and providing literacy-related experiences. At the two Whole Foods Market® stores in St. Louis on December 18, 2014, 5% of all sales will be donated to Ready Readers, a recipient of the Whole Foods Market® Community Support Day. Ready Readers volunteers will be on hand at the stores with information about the importance of reading aloud to children and how to choose high-quality books, including nutrition-related books, to read to your preschool-age child. Additional Ready Readers activities will include, bookmark making, sampling of simple recipes that preschool-age children can make with their families, and getting your picture taken with the Ready Readers mascot, Mr. Worm, announcing “Kids Who Read Succeed.” For information, visit www.readyreaders.org. Or call Whole Foods Market at 314-968-7744.

December 20, 22
HARAMBEE 101 (Rain Drops)
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 12/20 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 12/22 at 8:00 p.m. This episode of Harambee 101 on Green Time examines the necessity of caring environments for black children. Xavier Silva and Darryl L. Wise discuss the many services that Annie Malone Children & Family Service continues to provide to children and youth in the St. Louis area.

December 27, 29
Just Energy Policies
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 12/27 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 12/29 at 8:00 p.m. Childhood asthma is epidemic in the African American community. This could be because 68% of African Americans’ live within 30 miles of a coal-fired power plant. Adolphus Pruitt and Sam Cummings discuss the NAACP’s new report “Just Energy Policies: Reducing Pollution & Creating Jobs.”

January 6 (RSVP Deadline Dec. 31)
21 Day Detoxificaton Class
Join us for our 21 Day Detoxification Class: January 6th at 6:30PM. This class includes healthy appetizers and smoothies. $12 per person, RSVP: 314.436.3050. StlChiro.com. Hosted by Lafayette Square Chiropractic Centre, LLC. Why Detox? To lose weight, reduce inflammation & increase energy!