Healthy Planet Happenings

May 4
Look Good, Feel Good
Presented by Iris Salsman & Deborah Zorensky, MS, RD, LD, CCN. Wednesday May 4. 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 a few years 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.

May 6, 8
Pipelines to Disaster
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 05/06 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 05/08 at 8:00 p.m. What are problems with pipelines moving gas, oil and tar sands? Don Fitz, Henry Robertson, and Alex Cohen examine the North Dakota Access, Keystone XL and Spire Pipelines. What legal avenues does the public have to stop a pipeline? What type of direct actions are people taking?

May 7
Transformational Breathwork
Facilitated by: Shelby Corson, LMT, Certified Transformational Breathwork Facilitator. Sunday, May 7. 1:00-3:30pm. The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7649 Delmar Blvd. Cost: $60. Transformational Breathwork is a breathing process that helps to open restricted patterns of breathing, integrate and clear the subconscious mind and help you connect more fully with higher forms of consciousness. In this workshop, you will: Be introduced to the power of breath; Experience an introductory breath session; Learn how to correct restrictive breathing patterns; Learn techniques for increasing your energy level and sense of well being; Gain tools to manage stress, connect with source and actively participate in your own healing.
For information and registration, call 314.725.6767.

May 7 & 8
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Spring Planting Festival
The 17th annual Spring Planting Festival at Bakersville Pioneer Village near Mansfield, Missouri, is Sunday and Monday, May 7 and 8. The event that started with a small gathering of gardeners in the year 2000 has grown to 10,000 attendees each of the past 2 years.

May 9
Integrating Alternative Medicine with Conventional Medicine
May 9 – 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. Read patient stories at www.preventionandhealing.com.

May 9
Growing Green: A Green Building Showcase
The 2017 Green Building Showcase will feature buildings from several different green building rating systems. We will get the inside story of a building pursing WELL Building Certification, we will see the progress UNIGROUP has made on the 25X20 Energy Benchmarking Challenge and see how they earned their Energy Star Certification, and finally we will learn about the progress being made on a major renovation for the LEED certification of The Armory District WHEN: Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 pm WHERE: Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 (63103) FEE: Free for USGBC-MGC Members and Students, $20 for Non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

May 16
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. Patient Success Stories at www.toothbody.com.

May 16
BIT Building Best Practice Boot Camp
BIT Building is a simple sustainable building operations program for all building types, currently in beta phase. This training provides sustainability professionals, real estate professionals, and O&M personnel with detailed information about this new framework for advancing basic sustainability best practices across all building sectors. WHEN: Tuesday, May 16, 3:00 – 5:00 pm WHERE: TBA FEE: $30 for USGBC-MGC Members, $45 for Non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

May 20
Bark in the Park
The 24th annual Bark in the Park will be held on Saturday, May 20 at Cricket Field in Forest Park! Presented by Purina, Bark in the Park is a 5K Run, One-Mile Walk and Pet Festival benefitting the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Fund. Register as a “Pack” and raise dollars by asking friends, family and co-workers to sponsor you and help you achieve your fundraising goal. Then on May 20 gather your Pack and come to Cricket Field in Forest Park to run, walk or just enjoy the festivities at the Midwest’s largest pet festival, with more than 5,000 people and their dogs in attendance each year! For more information see article and ad on pages 28-29.

May 20, 22
A Deeper Look at Medical Marijuana
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 05/20 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 05/22 at 8:00 p.m. Are there truly people who are “refugees” from Missouri because of its absence of laws allowing use of marijuana for medical treatment? Host Don Fitz and guests James McNeely and Marc Clifton ask how marijuana can help cancer patients cope with effects of chemotherapy.

May 23
WELL AP Exam Prep
Developed in partnership with leading physicians, scientists, and industry professionals, The WELL Building Standard® (WELL) is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact the health and well-being of the people who live, work, and learn in these buildings. The WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential signifies knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment, and specialization in the WELL Building Standard. To become a WELL AP, candidates must pass the WELL AP exam. This course is designed to prepare attendees for the WELL AP exam. WHEN: Tuesday, May 23, 9:00 – 5:00 pm, WHERE: TBA, FEE: $200 for USGBC-MGC Members, $250 for Non-members, REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

May 26-28
Art Outside at Schlafly Bottleworks
Local art & local beer. 66 artists, beer samples, food, live music, kids corner, art demos & much more. For more information visit schlafly.com/events/calendar/2017/05/26/ArtOutside/.

June 2-4
The “Nature Wandering as Spiritual Practice” Retreat
Will take place at the Marianist Retreat Center on June 2-4, 2017. Led by Belden Lane, this retreat which is based on his book, “Backpacking with the Saints,” will explore the theme offered by Bill Plotkin: “Wandering in nature may be the most essential soul craft practice that any of us can have in a society like ours.” Belden Lane draws on his years of solo backpacking (hiking with the saints along Missouri trails) to suggest a pattern of wilderness spirituality that can be lived in everyday life. This is rooted in Hildegard of Bingen’s sense of the “greening” power of the Spirit as alive in all things. The cost is $220, there is discount for couples, and includes 6 meals and a private room. For more information call (636) 938-5390 or got to www.mretreat.org.

June 3
Green Homes Festival at Missouri Botanical Garden
Are you looking for green living ideas? Do you want to learn how to live more sustainably? Are you planning to build a new house? Have comfort issues and want to make improvements to where you live now? Missouri Botanical Garden has resources for you, at the 16th annual Green Homes Festival on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more informaton see article on page 4.

June 3
St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival
The 11th Annual St. Louis Heritage Festival is the premier showcase of the St. Louis beer scene. This festival features over 100 styles of beer from over 50 greater St. Louis area breweries, as well as the year’s Collaboration Festival Beer, home brew club tastings, a Rare Tapping Tent, live music and great food all in an idyllic setting beneath the Gateway Arch along the Mississippi River. For more information and tickets go to stlbeer.org.

June 10
Alternative Building and Sustainable Living Farm Tour
You are invited to the Alternative Building and Sustainable Living Farm Tour, June 10, hosted by Solis Farm in conjunction with Farwig Farm and Silver Seed Farms. Entry to the Farm Tour is free but the sponsors ask you bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food bank. There will be live music, food, speakers, raffles, kids activities, vendors and much more. You can go online to get a free ticket and more information at Solisfarm.org. See more information on page 5.

Do you have an event listing? 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.