Healthy Planet Happenings

January 2, 4
About the Sweet Potato Project
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 01/02 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 01/04 at 8:00 p.m. Sylvester Brown came up with the idea for the Sweet Potato Project, which began in 2012. They get summer jobs as they learn how to plant food, grow it, make a product from it and develop the product . Marquita Williams, Edie Adams and Travion Johnson describe their experiences.

January 6
Look Good, Feel Good
Presented by Iris Salsman and Deborah Zorensky, MS, RD, LD, CCN. Wednesday January 6, 2016. 7:00pm – 8:30pm. 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.

January 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
Let’s Do Lunch: homemade food, good company and conscious conversation.
Wednesday Afternoon from 12pm to 1:30pm. Price $20/per person. Food is ready at 12pm and focused group conversation starts at 12:30. Topics cover range of issues across the continuum of holistic health: Community Health; Physical Health; Mental/Emotional Health; and Spiritual Health. Visit www.rememberingyourself.org for more information on topics and speakers. Call 314-322-1944 to reserve your space and for location. Space is limited.

January 12
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.

January 12
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter State of the Chapter & Social
Kick off the new year with the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s annual State of the Chapter & Social on January 12, 2016! This FREE event, open to members and non-members, is one of the highlights of our year. Meet Chapter members and leaders while celebrating our 15 year anniversary! Learn about the wide-range of Chapter initiatives that volunteers have been engaged in throughout the past year as well as plans for the upcoming year – including opportunities for you to get involved in 2016. Tuesday, January 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pm REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

January 13
New Year, Healthier You
7-8:00 pm. Thinking about your health goals for 2016? Do you have a desire to get to a healthier weight? Dr Rebecca Gould is a certified healthy weight coach and has helped many clients reach their goals, reduce the need for medications and have a more active, fun life. In this information session you will learn about our safe, clinically proven healthy weight program, and the benefit of health coaching for accountability and support. Plan to create GREAT health in 2016! Cost: no charge. Held at The Healing Center, 734 De Mun Avenue in Clayton, 631025. Seating is limited. For details or to register call 314-727-2120 or find registration links at Meetup.com/HealingSTL or Facebook/HealingSTL

January 13
Transformative Healing for those who are Grieving
Complete Wellness Center, at 7pm. A group session with sound, crystal and aroma therapy. Cleansing, healing, nurturing in a safe group of similar souls. $15. 10807 Big Bend, Kirkwood, MO. 314-822-7900, www.drsheawellness.com.

January 16 & 17
Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and its partners offer anyone eager to see eagles the chance to discover a close connection with our nation’s emblem bird. The Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16 and 17. See page 3 for details.

January 17
Free Family Day at Laumeier
Laumeier Sculpture Park’s Free Family Days provide families with a chance to bond while encouraging observation, imagination, curiosity and creativity. Free Family Days provide participants of all ages with structured activities for creating art using a variety of materials. Families have fun exploring new media and concepts while finding inspiration within Laumeier’s natural environment, temporary exhibitions and the Permanent Collection. Sunday, January 17, 2:00–4:00 p.m. at the Kranzberg Education Lab at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. Free. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information.

January 19
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.

January 19
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
Free Monthly Prevention and Healing Support Group. Topic: My Health and Wellness Plan of Care for 2016. As you make your plans for the New Year, be sure to include planning to improve your health. Hear what medical research is telling us are the key issues for optimal health. Join us for the tools for creating a Health and Wellness Plan of Care. Make 2016 the best year for your well being! 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.”

January 22-24
Meditation Workshop
Fulfill your New Year’s resolution to be more loving and true to your self. This weekend workshop will teach you the techniques of Ascension – an effective meditative tool to dissolve stress and expand consciousness. Discover the full potential of your mind, release old internal programs and re-establish life in the present moment. Jan. 22-24 (Fri. 7-10, Sat and Sun 10-5) at Mystic Valley; 7241 Manchester Rd. Course fee is $300. Register at 314-645-3336. For more info; 206-735-1126 or visit www.ishayasworldwide.com.

January 24
Crystal Explorers Club: A Series
Club Leader: Anahata Roach, Certified Crystal Resonance Therapist. 5 Sundays, Starting January 24, 2016. 1:30-3:30 pm. The Classroom at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7647 Delmar Blvd. For ages 8-10
Cost $125 for the series, or $30/class. Do you have a child who loves crystals and stones? If so, this could be the club for him or her. Kids will explore crystals and stones from both a scientific and experiential perspective. Each child will choose and keep his/her own personal stone to work with during camp and take home the last day. Please call The Center to register your camper at 314.725.6767.

January 25th
7:00-8:00 PM. Are you trying to care for yourself through healthy food choices but you are still not at optimal health, weight and energy levels? Enzymes may be the missing link! Enzymes help you to digest your food and they comprise your entire immune system. Learn about enzymes, the workers of the body and how they maintain the body’s ability to optimize health by facilitation nutritional absorption. Dr. Rebecca Gould DC has been using enzymes in clinical practice for 15 years, she has studied enzyme nutrition extensively and has taught future doctors how to use enzymes with their patients at Logan College. Join Dr. Gould for an evening of information and practical tips that will help you improve your health from the inside out. Cost: Free. Held at The Healing Center, 734 De Mun Avenue in Clayton, 631025. Seating is limited. For details or to register call 314-727-2120 or register online at Meetup.com/HealingSTL.com or Facebook/HealingSTL

January 30, February 1
Are Grand Juries Searching for Justice?
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 01/30 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 02/01 at 8:00 p.m. On November 24, 2014 the St. Louis County Grand Jury announced that Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing Michael Brown. Randall Cahill and Jerryl Christmas discuss the roles of prosecuting attorney and grand juries and specific problems with Bob McCulloch prosecuting this case.

February 1
Pasta Bowl 2016 To Benefit Operation Food Search
In celebration of the anniversary milestones of LoRusso’s Cucina and Operation Food Search, LoRusso’s is bringing back PASTA BOWL 2016 Feb. 1st at LoRusso’s at 3121 Watson Road on the Hill, commemorating its 30th anniversary and Operation Food Search’s 35th! For more information see article on page 19 of this edition.