Healthy Planet Happenings

July 7
Look Good, Feel Good
Presented by Iris Salsman and Deborah Zorensky, MS, RD, LD, CCN, 7pm. The classroom at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7647 Delmar Blvd. Attendance is free, but please register. How do you feel about yourself in terms of weight, looks and health? Are you noticing that your energy level has decreased over the years? Are you experiencing aches and pains in your knees or elsewhere? Do you cringe when you hear words like obese? Do you avoid mirrors or shopping for clothes because you don’t like the size you are in? Have you cut back on how often you go out because you don’t like how you feel or look? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to learn how you can ReClaim your health and your shape. Deborah and Iris have both been following anti-inflammatory diets for many months and both have released many pounds and welcomed their new found health and energy. We would like to share our stories with you and introduce you to some life-changing options. Deborah is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and has her Master’s Degree in Allied Health with an emphasis on nutrition. Iris Salsman is a veteran dieter. Over the years, she’s lost and gained enough weight to make at least three people. After trying every program on the market, she finally got a handle on what it takes to permanently change her lifestyle and become healthy and thin (yes!) once and for all. And she’s willing to share her journey and lifestyle with you in an entertaining, informative manner. Please call The Center at 314.725.6767 to register.

July 8
SUNsational Summer Smoothies and Summertime Essential Oils
Wednesday, July 8 at 6:00pm. Do you want to look your best, boost your immune system, and just feel incredible this summer? You can now LEVERAGE YOUR GREEN SMOOTHIE and learn how to use time-tested, empirically proven, powerful essential oils and other strategies to help you achieve optimal health!” Go to EvaStottler.com to sign up.

July 8
Two Short Films about Small Farms and Farmers
Join Slow Food St. Louis for the July 8th SloWednesday event. We will be showing 2 documentaries. First is a film from Indiana “Down to Earth Farming” (2014 34 min.). This film follows the Becker family in their daily efforts to create a positive future for their land, family, customers, and community. It documents the obstacles that make it difficult for small farms to succeed while also showing the good that can result from these types of operations. The second film is “Gaining Ground: The Past, Present and Future of the Southern Illinois Food System” (2014 50 min.). The film highlights the rich farming past of Southern Illinois and features local producers and consumers discussing the transition back from a global food system. Location: Schlafly Bottleworks 7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood, MO 63143, Wednesday July 8th, 7:30 p.m. The cost is a suggested donation of $5.00. For more information visit www.slowfoodstl.org.

July 9, 16, 23, 30
Free Open-Sit Group Mindfulness Meditation
Explore the natural state of your mind—at rest, open, alert. Thursday evenings, 6:30 – 7:30 pm at Blue Lotus Dharma Center, a non-sectarian Buddhist temple in lower level of Desoto Building in Webster Groves (beneath Cyrano’s) at Big Bend Blvd. and E. Lockwood Ave. bluelotusdharmacenter.org. 314.614.7370.

July 11
Mindful Eating Workshop
This is a three-hour workshop presented by a stress management instructor and a registered dietitian that will offer strategies and techniques to help you achieve a healthier relationship with food. This program is based on the principle of “mindfulness” as it relates to stress management and eating habits. Come prepared to experience a variety of activities, such as relaxation breathing and a mindful eating exercise. Light refreshments served and class materials provided. Fees: three-hour workshop: $15.00 For more information: (314) 542-4848. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 9 a.m. to Noon, Desloge Outpatient Center, 1st Floor, Rm 1, 121 St. Luke’s Center Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017.

July 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.

July 14
Tour of Flance Early Learning Center in Downtown
Flance Learning Center aims to be an exemplary early learning center, serving children of all incomes and backgrounds, six-weeks to six-years of age. This center was designed to ensure that indoor and outdoor spaces were resource-efficient, free of toxins, healthy for students, comfortable for teachers, and cost-effective. Join us to explore only the 4th LEED for Schools Registered Preschool in the world! WHEN: Tuesday, July 14, 5:30 – 7:30 pm WHERE: Flance Early Learning Center, 1908 O’Fallon St. 63106 FEE: Free/USGBC-MGC Members and full time students; $20/Non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.

July 18, 20
Green Handcuffs
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 07/18 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 07/20 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 other black and brown drivers throughout the US.

July 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.

July 21
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
Free Monthly Prevention and Healing Support Group. This month’s topic: Emotional Healing, Speaker: Chaplain Paul R. Johnson, M.Div. Discover the signs of unresolved emotional issues that are compromising your health and well being. Remove the toxic impact those negative emotions have on your overall health. Learn techniques that provide healing 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. – 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.”

July 23 & 24
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, July 23 & Friday, July 24, 8:30 – 5:00 pm both days WHERE: St. Louis, Exact Location TBA FEE: $200.00 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members, $250.00 for Non-members, REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.

July 24
Cardinals Baseball & St. Louis Harmony Chorus
are a winning combination. Barbershop @ the Ballpark. Come Support the Arts and Sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” with us on the field. Cardinals play the Atlanta Braves on Al Hrabosky bobblehead night. Friday, July 24th 2015 at 7:15 p.m. Advance tickets only $25! To order go to www.stlharmony.org.

July 25
1-Mile Competitive Race & Disability Awareness & Family Fun Fair
Caring Solutions along with nine other nonprofits serving individuals with developmental disabilities is sponsoring a 1-mile competitive race and a disability awareness and family fun fair for the greater community. The event will be Saturday evening, July 25th on the campus of St. Charles Community College. In addition to the race—called the Hollywood Dash–those of all ability levels will also be able to run, walk or wheelchair roll the mile if they choose. Later in the evening, the Dreamworks animated film “Turbo” about a snail in a race will be on the big screen on the lawn. There will also be food trucks, a bubble bus, clowns, face painting, a magic show and more. Vendors are welcome for a nominal fee. For more information call (314) 942-7350 or visit online at www.hollywooddash.com.

July 25
Farm to Yoga: Presented by EarthDance Organic Farm School, Yoga Buzz and Whole Foods Market
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; $35 day-pass including a farm tour, yoga, lunch and more (Children under the age of 10 are FREE with purchase of one day-pass.) Celebrate a healthy and sustainable lifestyle at EarthDance Organic Farm School with Yoga Buzz! Enjoy a tour of EarthDance’s farm and learn about their vison to produce healthy food, educate multiple generations about farming, and engage the community. After the Farm tour, hop onto the mat for an hour-long all-levels adult yoga class led by Yoga Buzz instructor, Nathan Wolff. During adult yoga, kids can join their own yoga and hands-on food making experience. Post-yoga, everyone will come together for lunch provided by Whole Foods Market Galleria. Expect a day of community, fun, and inspiration to live a life of health! For info about Yoga Buzz and tickets, visit: www.yogabuzz.org/events. For more information about EarthDance Organic Farm Schol, visit: www.earthdancefarms.org.

Wednesdays, July 29 – August 26
LEEDv4 Seminar Series
The LEED rating system continuously improves, guiding the market towards more environmentally sustainable strategies and decision, and responding to continuous advances in technology. The LEEDv4 update included changes to most credits in the system. Learn the ins and outs of these changes in a series of indepth seminars on each LEED credit category. WHEN: Wednesdays from July 29 to August 26, 12:00 – 1:30 pm FEE: Each Session: $15/USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Members, $20/non-members; Series Pass: $60/USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Members, $80/non-members WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110.