Healthy Planet Happenings

Now Through January 1, 2017
Missouri Botanical Garden Glow
The Missouri Botanical Garden’s annual light exhibit, Garden Glow, is now open through January 1, 2016 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. with the last entry at 9 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Ticket prices vary by date, and range from $3 to $18. Again this year, there is a special “Dine and Glow” ticket which includes Glow admission as well as menu items in Sassafrass, the Garden’s café. Visit www.mobot.org/glow for more information and to order tickets. See page 3 this issue.

December 3, 5
Breastfeeding for All in St. Louis
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 12/03 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 12/05 at 8:00 p.m. What is happening in St. Louis to promote and support breastfeeding mothers and babies? Host Don Fitz and guests Erin O’Reilly and Denecia Billups discuss the increase of breastfeeding rates in St. Louis and businesses that support breastfeeding moms in the St. Louis region.

December 7
Look Good, Feel Good
Presented by Iris Salsman and Deborah Zorensky, MS, RD, LD, CCN, Wednesday December 7, 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.

December 9
LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course
Distinguish yourself with a LEED Green Associate credential! Passing the Green Associate exam will allow you to market your knowledge of the preeminent standards in the green building industry, and it is the first step in becoming a LEED Professional. The LEED Green Associate credential is designed for professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice. This credential attests to basic knowledge of green design, construction, and operations. WHEN: Friday, Dec 9, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd, 63110 FEE: $200 for USGBC-MGC members, $250 for non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.

December 10
Irresistible Community Builders, LLC Potluck lunch
Join them on Saturday, the 10th of December, at noon, for a House Party. Let them know if you can be there for a potluck lunch and an episode of Years of Living Dangerously that features the work of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. See article page 26.

December 10
Hand Carved Spoons and Scoops
1pm – 4:30pm. $50. Theresa, Perennial’s Lead Instructor + Craftswoman, will lead the class through basic hand carving skills to create a wooden salt or herb spoon or scoop from reclaimed hardwood. Register: perennialstl.org/event/hand-carved-spoons-scoops/.

December 10
Tea Talks
Jamila Owens-Todd, ND loves sharing the benefits of herbs and preparing a formulas for her patients! She welcomes the opportunity to share her passion with you as founder of RootBerryLeaf, a tea company providing high quality, organic, fair-trade, herbal teas (tisanes). Please join us in an upcoming Tea Talk Dec. 10, where I will share the science of many common herbs. See article page 15 for more information, call 314-918-1555 or visit www.minthealth.org.

December 10, 12
Biotech Consolidation: An Industry in Decline
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 12/10 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 12/12 at 8:00 p.m. What health dangers do crops with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) pose, both from the GMOs themselves and from pesticides that most are created to withstand? Don Fitz and Daniel Romano look at the sinking stature of the industry, caused largely by the distrust and hostility it has generated.

December 13
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 15
Eco-friendly Furniture Restoration Demo
6:00pm – 7:30pm. $15. In this demonstration and talk, Perennial’s Executive Director will share with you some of the organization’s tips and tricks to finding furniture, repairing joints, and refinishing surfaces — all with the earth in mind! Register: perennialstl.org /event/eco-friendly-furniture-restoration-demo-4/.

December 17
Youth & Teen Workshop: Snow Globes + Winter Miniatures
Create your very own winter scene in the form of a snow globe! Learn to manipulate Sculpey® to make forms and decorate the inside of a terrarium with fake snow, trees and your handmade miniatures to make the perfect gift or holiday decoration! Laumeier Sculpture Park’s one-day Art Workshops provide participants with a focused experience within a particular medium, process or concept. Art Workshops are taught by local, experienced Artist-Instructors and are designed to encourage artistic development and self-expression. Saturday, December 17, from 1:00–4:00 p.m. at the Kranzberg Education Lab at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. $50, ages 8 to 15. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information.

December 17, 19
Socialized Medicine in Denmark
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 12/17 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 12/19 at 8:00 p.m. Don Fitz, Dr. Johan Andersen and Mimi Signor discuss the connection between health care and the larger social welfare system in Denmark. The cost of Danish health care is much less than in the US and its citizens live longer. It may be time for Americans to demand the right to free health care.

December 20
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 24, 26
Broken System: Effects on Health Care Workers
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 12/24 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 12/26 at 8:00 p.m. How does it affect health care workers to have seriously ill patients talk about whether their families would have less financial distress if they died? Host Don Fitz and guests Mimi Signor and Dr. Pamella Gronemeyer discuss how the private insurance monopoly impacts professional ethics.

December 27-30
Winter Camp At Camp Lakewood
Camp Lakewood is holding Winter Camp for kids ages 7-17 from December 27-30. It’s four activity-filled days and three nights in a warm cabin, along with meals and activities for only $195. It really does make the perfect gift. Want the best idea of all? Send your child to Winter Camp while you stay at Trout Lodge. Then reconnect in time for the New Year’s Eve celebration. It’s a fantastic opportunity for an amazing winter vacation for the whole family. For more information, call 888-FUN-YMCA or online at troutlodge.org. See article page 23.

December 31
World Peace Day Celebration
How can we best respond in such monumental times? Surely we draw strength from discovering the place of peace within, from experiencing our connection to our brothers and sisters, joining our energies to realize the vision of a peaceful world we all share. Your are invited to attend “Over the Rainbow”, the 31st annual World Peace Day Celebration, the Universal Faith Service, held at 6 a.m., Saturday, December 31, 2016, at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman (at Kingshighway), St. Louis 63108. See page 4 & 5.

December 31, 2016; January 2, 2017
Broken Health Care: Patients and Families
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 11/31 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 01/02 at 8:00 p.m. Why does health care cost so much more in the US than in other countries? Host Don Fitz and guests Mimi Signor and Dr. Pamella Gronemeyer ask if there there are people not using health insurance because of copays and deductibles ? Should Americans make health care a civil right?

Do you have an event listing for 2017? Please email it to JBL44@aol.com by the 15th of the month for the following month’s edition. Free events or events for non-profits are run at no charge. If you charge for your event, we will charge you $25 for 40 words or less. For more information, please call 314-962-7748.