Healthy Planet Happenings

November 4
Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets Grand Openings Of Two Stores
Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets will open two new stores in the St. Louis area on November 4 in Town & Country and O’Fallon. You are invited to both Grand Openings for a ribbon cutting and the first 250 shoppers will receive a Fresh Thyme reusable bag filled with over $50 of healthy groceries. Doors open at 7 am. Locations are: Town & Country, 13957 Manchester Road, 63011 and O’Fallon, 2235 State Highway K. For more information please call 314-858-7000 or 636-385-7033. Visit online at www.freshthyme.com.

November 4
Energy Management Plans
Presenters will provide an overview of successful energy management plans that have been implemented at higher education campuses. Topics of discussion will include an explanation of the energy areas monitored, how areas were targeted, and possible future efforts. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion. WHEN: Wednesday, November 4, 3:00 – 5:00 pm WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd. 63110 FEE: $30/USGBC-MGC & Association of Energy Engineers Members, $30/Higher Education Institution Employee, $45/Non-members.
REGISTER at www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

November 5 or 19
New Solutions For ADHD Free Parent Information Night
Hosted by Drs. Jen and Jason Rhodes at the St. Louis Neurotherapy Insitute. For more information please call 314-983-9355 or visit www.stlneurotherapy.com.

November 6
Get Your Green On at the 6th Annual Green Ball
The sixth annual Green Ball will roll out the green carpet in the Delmar Loop, welcoming our region’s eco-minded movers and shakers for a night of fun philanthropy. Presented by Moonrise Hotel, Green Ball 2015 will be held from 7-11 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, in celebration of all things sustainable. Proceeds from the gala will benefit EarthWays Center, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden that promotes sustainability through environmental education and improving the built environment. This year’s Ball especially celebrates an EarthWays milestone: 15 years working through the Garden! Green Ball Tickets are $50 ($40 for Garden members). For more information please see article on page 3 of this issue.

November 7, 8
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 August 8 & 9, 2015 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. Call 800-796-1144 or email shirlstoll@gmail.com.

November 7, 9
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 11/07 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 11/09 at 8:00 p.m. From the Pipeline is a documentary film that captures images and stories along the route of Missouri’s arm of the Flanagan South tar sands pipeline. It is directed by Caitlin Zera, produced by Hazel Mullan and has cinematography by Max Barnett. Host John Hickey comments on the film.

November 8
Sweat-4-Pets 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk in Tower Grove Park
A fun fall event for serious runners, families and dogs. Flat paved course timing by Fleet Feet. Medals for all age groups in both distances plus overall. Well-behaved dogs welcome. Free t-shirts, race bags, food, drinks, dog treats. Visit animal and health related vendors. Proceeds fund spay/neuter of dogs & cats in our community. Register online at www.fleetfeetstlouis.com/racing/highlighted-races/sweat-4-pets. For more information call Liz Rudder 636-629-0402.

November 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.

November 11
Join Slow Food St. Louis for the November 11 SloWednesday event. We will be showing the documentary “Slow Food Story”. “Slow Food Story” offers a personal account of how the Slow Food movement was born 25 years ago, and its journey that has seen it spread to 150 countries. Starting with its founder still current president Carlo Petrini, director Stefano Sardo weaves a story that portrays how a group of friends from a small Italian province pursued a dream of a better world. It is a story of pleasure and politics, joy and sorrow, local and global friendships. Footage that takes us from Italy to Kenya to the USA reflects the movement’s proactive approach to change based on seeking out the good in life – for taste, the environment, cultures and humans – and promoting it. Slow Food wants to revolutionize the food system, changing the direction of a planet that is driving at top gear, fueled by fast food, industrial agriculture and globalized commodities. As Prince Charles says in the film, “Joining the international Slow Food movement might prove to be the answer.”Location: Schlafly Bottleworks 7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood, MO 63143, Wednesday November 11th, 7:30 p.m. The cost is a suggested donation of $5.00 or a few grocery items for the food bank. For more information visit www.slowfoodstl.org.

November 11
Are you stressed out? Have trouble sleeping? Join Certified Mind-Body Therapist Vicki Atlas-Israel for the St. Louis Holistic Speaker Series. It’s Free! Learn the latest on how to ignite your inner power through guided meditation and enjoy better health, creativity, and happiness. The Healing Center, 734 DeMun Avenue, Clayton from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Call 314-623-7679 with questions.

November 14, 16
Health Care in the USA / Medicare for All
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 11/14 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 11/16 at 8:00 p.m. How do private insurance companies dominate health care in the US, making it very costly? Mimi Signor, Jan Rodolfo, and Don Fitz explore some of the problems with the “individual mandate” in Obamacare and how it can be resolved with a single payer program.

November 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.

November 17
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
November 17 – Free Monthly Prevention and Healing Support Group. This month’s Speaker: Mackenzie McNamara, D.C., I.H.S., Chiropractic Physician, Internal Health Specialist, Gateways Chiropractic, LLC (www.gateways chiropractic.com). Topic: Stress SOS. Feeling stressed? It’s time to take charge of your health. Learn how stress is affecting your body and what you can do about it. We’ll talk about the 3 Sources of Stress (SOS), how to identify your unique stressors, and how to work with your body, naturally, to start reducing stress and improving healing. You’ll go home with a better understanding of how your body works, how to nourish yourself, and some simple, yet powerful stress-relieving techniques and tools for mind, body, and spirit. 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.”

November 20,21
Operation Food Search 17th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser
Get a jump on holiday shopping as Operation Food Search hosts its 17th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser November 20 – 21 at Plaza Frontenac, and December 5 at St. Louis Galleria selling beautiful ceramic bowls hand-crafted ceramic by local artists. The empty bowls signify hunger in our community and bring light to this important issue. Everyone loves a parade! Cheer on KMOV Channel 4 on-air anchors and Operation Food Search volunteers along the parade route of Ameren Missouri’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 26. Stay tuned to KMOV for opportunities to help nourish our neighbors in need this holiday season! Visit OperationFoodSearch.org.

November 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
Fair Trade Market
On Saturday and Sunday, November 21 & 22, and Friday through Sunday, November 27, 28 & 29, 2015 from 9 am to 3 pm, shop the 2,500+ sq. ft. marketplace of fair trade items from all over the world and “Design your life around Fair Trade!” This is the largest Fair Trade Market in the United States! Enjoy family activities, product demonstrations and sampling, movie showings, drawings for fair trade prizes, food for purchase, and more. Buying fair trade products supports living wages, care for the environment, no child or forced labor, gender equality, and safe working conditions. For more info see article page 6 of this issue.

November 21-22
Sip and Sample Festive Fare on the Hermann Wine Trail
The Holiday Fare Wine Trail, November 21 and 22 at seven Hermann-area wineries, will open the holiday season with a celebration of food and wine, shared with friends and family. The annual event is sponsored by the Hermann Vintners Association. Wine Trail visitors will have an opportunity to sip and sample food and wine pairings on a route that meanders for 20 scenic miles along the Missouri River between Hermann and New Haven. Held each year the third weekend of November, Holiday Fare Wine Trail is one of five annual events hosted by Hermann-area vintners. Next up is the Say Cheese Wine Trail the second weekend of December, the same weekend as many other holiday happenings in Hermann, including Kristkindl Markt, a German-style Christmas market. The $30 per person ticket price (advance purchase required) includes a souvenir wine glass. Participants also may enter a drawing for a $30 gift certificate from each winery and a one-night stay at a Hermann B&B. The ticket price does not include transportation to wineries or additional wine tasting. Wine Trail tickets and information are available online at HermannWineTrail.com or at the Hermann Welcome Center, 800-932-8687.

November 28, 30
Energy Efficiency and Our Future
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 11/28 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 11/30at 8:00 p.m. Gary Steps and Terry Walsh join Host John Hickey to ask how homeowners can increase the energy efficiency of their homes and why they should invest in an energy audit. They also look at how mechanical insulation can impact the environment and create local jobs.