Healthy Planet Happenings

April 2
Singing Bowl Therapy Workshop: Finding Your Center Through Sound and Vibration
Presented by: Vickie Jenny. 6:00 – 8:00pm. $55. Singing Bowl sound Therapy combines the elements of sound and sensation to create a unique healing environment. Hand-hammered metal bowls of various sizes and tones are carefully placed on the body and gently played. The receiver is encouraged to enter a state of deep relaxation through the meditative tones they hear and the calming vibrations they feel coursing through the skin, muscles and tissues.

In this two hour introductory workshop, we experiment with a wide variety of singing bowls, taking time to listen deeply and mindfully feel vibration. You will have the opportunity to give as well as receive a short treatment and learn how you can take this information home with you. To learn more about Vickie Jenny, visit www.tonestorelax.com. To register, call The Center for Mind, Body, Spirit at 314.725.6767

April 3
Obesity and Mental Health
McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers, 231 W. Lockwood, 63119. 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM,Webster Groves, MO. Many individuals struggling with their weight are also struggling with behavioral and psychiactric issues and vice versa. Free CE Event for therapists and dietitians. Dr. Ginger Nicol, MD guest speaker. BED2WWP.Eventbrite.com.

April 4
Beer For Water
Fundraiser for Missouri Coalition for the Environment – a Non-Profit Organization that works to protect and provide clean air, water and energy for all of Missouri. 12-6 PM Great Beer Needs Great Water! Participating breweries will donate a portion of their proceeds to Missouri Coalition for the Environment. Enjoy some fabulous local hand-crafted beer while supporting local water and the Coalition’s work for Clean Water. 28 MILE Bike Ride along Brewery Route. Finishers get free water bottle. See www.moenviron.org.

April 4
MDC Invites Public to State Forest Nursery Open House
Enjoy tours, exhibits, Smokey Bear and more. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to discover nature through an open house on Saturday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its 754-acre George O. White State Forest Nursery near Licking. Reservations are requested by calling 573-674-3229. The State Forest Nursery has provided seedlings to Missourians since 1947 for reforestation, windbreaks, erosion control, and wildlife habitat. Learn more about the Nursery at mdc.mo.gov/node/3986.

April 4
Green Handcuffs
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 04/04 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 04/06 at 8:00 p.m. Are black drivers more likely to have their cars searched for drugs? LeShea Agnew describes her experience of being stopped by Belleville IL police with attorney, J. Justin Meehan, and John Payne. They explore how her victimization is repeated with black and brown drivers throughout the US.

April 8
Spring Cleaning: How to clean your home with non-toxic items.
Presented by: Deborah Zorensky, MS, RDN. LD, CCN
6:30 – 8:00pm. Cost: $20.00. There are over 80,000 registered chemicals for use in our country and most of these chemicals have never been tested for their toxic effects on our health and environment. According to the present laws, the EPA must prove that a chemical puts the environment or the public health at a “reasonable risk” before any action can be taken. Since this law came into effect, 62,000 chemicals have been allowed to remain on the market without testing and the EPA has only required testing for 200 chemicals and has taken action on only five. Babies are born with many of these toxins already in their tiny bodies. Research has shown that these chemicals can wreak havoc on our immune, endocrine, nervous and reproductive systems. We ingest and breathe in many of these chemicals.They can be found in our food, the air we breathe, cigarette smoke, toys our children play with and household cleaning products as well as many other products. It is spring cleaning time. Come to this presentation to learn how to make some simple and quick household products using essential oils and common household products like baking soda and vinegar. You will leave with your own bottle of disinfectant and recipes and cleaning suggestions. Call The Center for Mind, Body, Spirit to register for this class: 314.725.6767.

April 9
Lose Weight & Detox Naturally
6-7:30pm, 13418 Clayton Rd. Town & Country. Learn how to use natural solutions to increase your energy, cleanse your body, restore the youthful glow to your skin and lose weight.
Register: www.detoxandweightloss.eventbrite.com

April 11
Racism in Drug Law Enforcement
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 04/11 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 04/13 at 8:00 p.m. In communities such as Ferguson, how has racial bias in drug law enforcement affected distrust of the police? Host Don Fitz and guests Kenny Murdock and John Payne discuss the role of the drug war in police militarization. What was the role of racism in the 1930s criminalization of cannabis?

April 11 & 12
Primordial Sound Meditation 
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 April 11 & 12 at the Mercy Center, 2039 North Geyer Road, St. Louis, MO. Learn how to enjoy the benefits of meditation! Light refreshments will be served. Contact Shirley Stoll for more information and/or registration. 800-796-1144 or shirlstoll@gmail.com.

April 14
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.

April 15
The Ultimate Smoothie Class
6:30-7:30pm, 13418 Clayton Rd. Town & Country
Learn how plant based smoothies can increase your daily nutrition. You will leave this class with recipes and a plan to improve your health.
Register: www.theultimatesmoothie3.eventbrite.com

April 15
8th Annual Green Schools Event
38 schools are participating in the 2014-15 Green Schools Quest. At each school, Green Teams are hard at work devising and implementing – with the help of a USGBC-MGC Green Mentor – creative, effective and no or low cost sustainable practices for their school. Join us on April 15th as we announce the winners and celebrate participants of the 2014-15 Green Schools Quest! WHEN: April 15, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, WHERE: W.W. Keysor Elementary, 725 North Geyer, Kirkwood, MO 63122, REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

April 18
Couples Retreat at Camp Manitowa
Thai massage, high ropes course, kayaking, stargazine, hiking, walk a labyrinth, wine tasting, cooking dinner over the campfire, and more. 90 minutes from St. Louis in Benton, Illinois. Host: Jill Duncan, LMT, has studied Thai Massage and yoga for 16 years. Contact Jill at 314-640-7142. Register at www.campmanitowa.com.

April 18
The Criminal Injustice of Cannabis Prohibition
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 04/18 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 04/20 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?

April 21
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.

April 21
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
Free Monthly Prevention and Healing Support Group. This month’s topic: Exploring Health and Wellness with our Speaker: Dr. Andrew Rackovan, DC of the Frontier Integrated Health Center. Come with your questions and enjoy an evening of enlightenment. 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. – 8:00 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.”

April 25
Webster Groves Herb Society Herb Sale
at the Webster Groves First Congregational Church, Elm and Lockwood Aves. 8:30-2 pm. Check out wgherbs.org for the 2015 List of Herbs ordered for the sale. You will find varieties of rosemary, thyme, mint, basil, lavender, heirloom tomatoes and vegetables for your One Stop Shopping. Quality plants, in quantities not found at any other local sale. Garden books, demonstrations, and members to advise the novice or veteran herb lover. No admission charge. Plenty of parking. Plus, Chef Brad and his students from L’Ecole Culinaire will be offering tasty herb treats to visitors. wgherbs.org or 314-739-9925.

April 25
Native Plant Sale sponsored by Olivette in Bloom
10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Stacy Park Pavilion (Old Bonhomme Rd. just south of Olive in Olivette). Plants supplied by Missouri Wildflowers. Great prices! Contact Jasmine Fazzari at jasjfazz@yahoo.com. www.olivetteinbloom.org. Native plants are ideally suited to our climate and environment.

April 25
Veterans of Chemical Warfare
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 04/25 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 04/27 at 8:00 p.m. Is it too extreme to talk about use of Agent Orange as chemical warfare?

April 26
St. Louis Earth Day In Forest Park
See pages 4-5 of the Virtual Edition for more information.

April 30-May 1
LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Class
Distinguish yourself with a LEED Green Associate credential! USGBC-Missouri Gateway’s two full-day (16 hours total) LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam. Skilled instructors will provide an introduction to LEED, discuss methods of sustainable project delivery and green building principals, and offer test taking tips. WHEN: Thursday, April 30 & Friday, May 1, 8:30 – 5:00 pm both days WHERE: Exact Location TBA FEE: $200.00 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members, $250.00 for Non-members, REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.