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Articles from ‘August 2011’ Issue

ArtFul Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

July 29-September 1
EVERYTHING & ANYTHING
Paintings by Pat Bistline and Linda Wimmer; Framations Gallery, 219 N. Main St., St. Charles; for info, call 636-724-8313 or visit www.framations.com.

August & September
HUMAN LIGHT
Drawings and prints by Bulgarian-American artist Galine Todorova; Norhtwest Coffee Roasting Company, 8401 Maryland; for info, call 314-791-6466 or visit www.galina-art.com.

August 5-September
CRITICAL MASS CREATIVE STIMULUS 2011
Works [...]

ArtFul Living

With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Healthy Planet Arts Editor

I’m a firm believer that early experience with the arts can promise a lifelong love of the arts.

When I was a new mom, there was an exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum that included rare early American silver, even pieces by Paul Revere. I didn’t want to [...]

Ask the Herb Lady

With Cathy Burkemper

Q: Should I take my supplements with food or on an empty stomach? What’s the best time of day to take them?

A: It is best to take a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement with meals because nutrients help the body to better metabolize food for energy and they are more easily absorbed. Some [...]

Caring For Your Pets While You’re Away

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

August is a common time for families to attempt a final vacation prior the coming school season. People call our clinic asking about boarding references again and again. It is important to educate pet owners to their options in caring for animals while they are gone.

One first option that I [...]

Coalition Report

By Kathleen Logan Smith, Executive Director ; Missouri Coalition For The Environment

Paying for Pollution Must End

In this column, we’ve been learning more about the U.S. Farm Bill, the package of legislation that impacts our food system- what is grown, how it’s grown, and how much it costs. The Farm Bill, or the Food Bill as [...]

Control The Quality Of Your Life

By Debbie Haikal, The Common Sense R.N.

One in four Americans has Insulin Resistance. Insulin Resistance, also known as Metabolic Syndrome, Syndrome X, and Pre-diabetes, is a precursor to diseases including PCOS, low thyroid, obesity, and hormone imbalances which affect the quality of your life. Most people don’t realize that Insulin Resistance causes several complex disease [...]

Disease: Treating Symptoms or Treating Causes

by Dr. Joseph F. Unger, Jr DC, FICS

An elderly and wise patient once enteredmy office and announced “Doctor, I do not want the treatment. I want the cure!”

The primary premise in all systems of healing is that the body heals itself. There are inherent, innate mechanisms at work. This is the claim of acupuncture beginning [...]

Disease: Treating Symptoms or Treating Causes

By Dr. Joseph F. Unger, Jr DC, FICS

The primary premise in all systems of healing is that the body heals itself. There are inherent, innate mechanisms at work. This is the claim of acupuncture beginning over 5000 years ago as well as Homeopathy are Ayurveda, various forms of energetic healing and is also true for [...]

Earthworms’ Castings

By Jean Ponzi

Notions

I needed some wide elastic to repair the drooping waistband of a summer skirt.

There are no fabric shops left in the City of St. Louis, where I live – a sad lack – but I assumed that any store stocking general sewing notions (in a sewing section, or maybe with craft supplies) would [...]

Education and Enrichment Guide

ACCIDENTAL CURE: INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONFERENCE

Everyone from licensed health professionals to the general public should be interested in connecting Energy Medicine to the best of Western Medicine. Simon Yu, MD believes we should “Think differently to correct the underlying problems that cause our illnesses.” Dr. Yu has put together professionals from Australia, Germany, Canada and several [...]

Education Guide

ACCIDENTAL CURE

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONFERENCE
Everyone from licensed health professionals to the general public should be interested in connecting Energy Medicine to the best of Western Medicine. Simon Yu, MD believes we should “Think differently to correct the underlying problems that cause our illnesses.”Dr. Yu has put together professionals from Australia, Germany, Canada and several states in [...]

Emotional Eating & Weight Management Help at Webster Wellness Professionals

By Randall C. Flanery, Ph.D.

One third of all Americans are overweight, despite all of the diet books, exercise regimens, and the latest celebrity advice on how to rapidly lose pounds and look like a movie star (really, Heidi, 14 hours of exercise a day?). For some people, the extra weight they carry is more than [...]

Expo is a Big Boost For Farmers & Local Producers

By Nancy Smith, Secretary, Farm to Family Naturally

Part of Farm to Family’s mission is to provide urban markets for independent family farms. We love to visit farms, tell stories and provide farm-fresh foods at Sappington Farmers Market. But we are always looking for new opportunities for our farmers. That’s why we jumped at [...]

From The Pros: Gardening Pros share some of their magic moments in the garden

“Several years ago I was in one of few natural gardens left in Missouri, a native prairie adorned with hundreds of native species. This is where, for the first time, I saw a monarch butterfly laying eggs. She was flying low over the prairie vegetation. When she was near a plant with foliage that looked [...]

Getting What You Want

By Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW, Therapist & Relationship Coach

Isn’t the thought of getting what you want exciting? Isn’t the idea of a healthy, loving and respectful relationship appealing to all? Who wouldn’t agree with that notion? Almost everyone would agree with that, but many people have lost their faith in this ever truly happening to [...]

Green + Healthy = FUN! Saturday, September 24

By Jean Ponzi

Two great Garden events join forces to help your family live Green – and live healthier!

EarthWays Center brings home to the Garden grounds our 10th annual celebration of sustainable living, now partnered with the “healthy you – healthy planet” resources of Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

Bring [...]

Green Scene

With Craig Jung, Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

Parents, interested in being Green for Back to School supplies? Thinking about all those school supplies you need to purchase? Do you wish your child’s school was doing more to be green? There may be more that you can do than you realize! Meet with EarthWays staff and [...]

Green Tips For The Trip Back To School

Article courtesy of the St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership

With August now underway, kids across the region are preparing to say goodbye to summer vacation and gear up for the start of another school year. The rush is on to fill supply lists and find the perfect back-to-school outfit. Amid all the hustle and bustle, [...]

Green Tips For The Trip Back To School

Article courtesy of the St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership

With August now underway, kids across the region are preparing to say goodbye to summer vacation and gear up for the start of another school year. The rush is on to fill supply lists and find the perfect back-to-school outfit. Amid all the hustle and bustle, [...]

HAWK ON HEALTH: Heather’s Top 5 Fitness Mistakes

With Heather Hawk, Healthy Planet Fitness Writer

Every fitness professional has their opinion of the most common fitness mistakes and the top keys to success with an exercise regimen. Throughout the next two columns, I’ll be sharing my personal lists. Let’s start with my thoughts on the top 5 fitness mistakes:

Initial Overload: If you’re starting a [...]

Healthy Planet Happenings

Healthy Planet Happenings

August 6
Back 2 School Fun!
Noon – 3 pm, Free. Who says going back to school after a long summer off isn’t fun? At Whole Foods Market – Town & Country, we’re ready to celebrate the return of scholastic achievement and success! To do this, we’ll be partnering with KidSmart, who will be talking [...]

I Love You! Don’t Leave Me!!! (Also Known as Separation Anxiety)

By Teresa Garden, DVM

Most of us find it comforting to be greeted by our faithful dogs after a long day’s work. No matter how tired, grumpy, sweaty, or dirty we may be, our pooches can’t wait to greet us with a wagging tail and a big sloppy wet kiss. Or perhaps they will grab their [...]

Irresistible Community Builders Presents: The Lisi Bansen Co-op Home for Interdependent Living at Culver Way Ecovillage!

By Tom & Carol Braford

Sometimes “independent living” is not all it’s cracked up to be. The emphasis is often on physical design and technology. That’s a starting point, but the idea that any of us can live independently indefinitely is a flawed one. All of us come into the world dependent on the care and [...]

Learners Inherit the Future

Bio-Cybernetic and Energy Medicine Conference, September 9th to 11th

If you are a physician or practitioner using conventional diagnoses with conditions that Western medical science finds difficult to cure, or even labels as “incurable,” then you will want to know about Bio-Cybernetic and Energy Medicine for your practice. Eastern medicine has understood energy flows in the [...]

Locavore Guide

AMERICAN GRASS FED BEEF

Delicious, Free Raised® American Grass Fed Beef® is not your typical grass fed beef. Our 100% grass fed and grass-finished heritage-bred Angus cattle are expertly finished by the Whisnant family on the certified organic pastures of Rain Crow Ranch. Using over 9 varieties of grass and careful pasture management techniques, the [...]

Locavore’s Guide to Food and Drink

AMERICAN GRASS FED BEEF

Delicious, Free Raised® American Grass Fed Beef® is not your typical grass fed beef. Our 100% grass fed and grass-finished heritagebred Angus cattle are expertly finished by the Whisnant family on the certified organic pastures
of Rain Crow Ranch. Using over 9 varieties of grass and careful pasture management techniques, the Whisnant family [...]

Magic Moments In The Garden

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

It is the magic moments of a garden that sustain our human heart and soul, and connect our deepest core to nature. Without that deep connection we can never truly know the beauty and power of a garden.

Most often these moments are quiet, subtle and everyday, but magical none the less. Planting [...]

Notes from the Wildlife Rescue Center: An Ecosystem Engineer

Submitted by Pam Budke Bolton

The Wildlife Rescue Center sits on 15 acres of property neighboring Castlewood State Park. Observing wildlife in our wildlife animal hospital and around our two-acre pond on the property is a favorite activity of the children who attend our summer camp and education programs at the Center. The half-mile nature trail [...]

OUR GREEN HOME – Kind Soap: Going Back To The Bar

by Jean Scholtes

I often have to tell people, “Forget everything you think you know about bar soap.” When my customers want to know if I have a “shower gel instead” because their skin is dry and sensitive I make it my business to set them straight. The giants in the personal care business have done [...]

Re-Evaluating the Menu! Road Trip Rations, Sustainable Camping, College Bound Kids, and Back to School or Better Business Bagging

By Gretchen Morfogen

This month we all are moving and doing. With that come meals that tend to be sporadic at best. With a little planning and forethought our bodies could benefit from better nutrient rich foods. We will hike longer, paddle faster, read better, and focus our energy with clarity and diligence that a poor [...]

Some Like It Hot

Story & photo by Cindy Gilberg

St Louis summers can be sweltering, causing both plants and gardeners to wilt. Particularly challenging are those hot, sunny and dry sites in the landscape. Draw on one of the first lessons of gardening, “Don’t fight the site”, and choose some native plants that are found in these seemingly harsh [...]

Ste. Genevieve Jour de Fete Named Midwest Travel Treasure

In addition to the article in Midwest Traveler magazine July/August issue, the Jour de Fete was named a Midwest Travel Treasure by AAA’s Magazine, AAA Midwest Traveler. AAA Midwest Traveler’s popular Travel Treasure series is part of each bi-monthly issue. Ste. Genevieve Jour de Fete received a certificate for the designation. AAA Midwest Traveler circulates [...]

Taking The Mystery Out of Yoga

by Gretchen Karros

TOPIC OF THE MONTH: Ashrams (Spiritual Centers)Kerala, India, with Amaji at Amitapuri Ashram

This Ashram is in Southern India not far from a large coastal city called Trivandum in the state of Kerala (that means “Place of Coconuts). After traveling to Trivandum, one must take a taxi to the railroad station and find out [...]

The Art Of Relating: Getting What You Want

With Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW, Therapist & Relationship Coach

Sign up for my newArt of Relating Newsletter at www.christinekniffen.com Find out what’s coming up this month on my weekly radio show, as well as info on upcoming articles and free relationship tips.

Isn’t the thought of getting what you want exciting? Isn’t the idea of a [...]

The House of Wonder by a Quack: Upton Sinclair on Abrams and Frequency Specific Micro-Current

by Simon Yu, MD

In case you never heard of Doctor Albert Abrams of San Francisco, he was considered one of the notorious quack medical doctors in the early 20th century in America. He received a medical degree from the University of Heidelberg in 1882 at age 18-20 and he devised what may be the greatest [...]

thehealthyplanet.com Offers Web Ads For Those Who Have Been Looking For A Web Presence On A Site They Can Trust!

The Healthy Planet magazine recently launched its new interactive website which includes an online version of its popular monthly magazine. “Now for the first time in 14 years, businesses and organizations can place web ads on a site “they can trust.” Trust to get numerous visitors each month and trust that their ad will be [...]

Weight Issues Can Eat Away At Our Relationships

By Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor

Do you fear intimacy with another person due to the possibility of rejection? Do you find it safer to be intimate with a hot fudge sundae than a person? After all, it won’t reject or leave you. It won’t say, “No”. It’s always there for you when [...]

What Do Cancer & Arthritis Have In Common?

By Dr. Alethea Eller

Let’s take a closer look at the major diseases that seem to affect our general population. The biggest players here are: Diabetes, Arthritis, Allergies, Bowel disorders, Heart Disease and Cancer. It may not seem obvious to you, however these diseases all have something in common. Every single one of these disorders is [...]

YMCA Book Fair Call For Volunteers

It takes some 400 volunteers and 8,000 volunteer hours to pull off one of our region’s most notable book fairs – the annual YMCA Bookfair.

Volunteers are currently needed to sort and price books at the Historic Cardonelet 600 Loughborough Ave. 63111 and during the YMCA Bookfair, August 19-24, at the Kennedy Recreation Center, 6050 Wells [...]

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