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Articles from ‘January 2018’ Issue

12 Strategies To Enhance Your Immune System!

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

We are constantly exposed to potential infectious agents like viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as colds, flu, bronchitis and ear infections. The immune system defends us from invaders and repairs the damage that occurs with infections.

When the immune system is weak, infections may occur frequently and be difficult to [...]

2nd Annual Maplewood Molly Groundhog Day Event

From January 1 to February 1, 2018, area businesses team up to raise awareness about native wildlife in urban areas.

Celebrate Groundhog Day with us by making a donation to Missouri Wildlife Rescue and cast your vote: will Molly see her shadow, or not? All participants’ ballots go into a drawing for prizes from [...]

ARTful Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

?h3>What Is Good Art?

Someone recently remarked to me, “Even when I see what I know is great art, I don’t know what makes it good. I just don’t know much about art.”

That comment prompted a discussion. It caused me to realize that my [...]

Ask The Herb Lady

With Cathy Schram

What’s A Good Vitamin/Herb Regimen For The New Year?

Q: My New Year’s resolution is to begin a healthy vitamin/herbal program. The problem is, I don’t know where to begin. There are so many choices. It is all very confusing to me. What would you suggest that might get me started?

A: I am so [...]

Dream Gardens of January: Seeds to Plant

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

The dream gardening season starts in January. It is full of perfect, abundant, beautiful acres and acres of plants we want to grow. It begins when the holiday rush is over and there is time to sit down with the garden seed catalogs. There are so many plants that we can grow [...]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

I Am This Person

Stepping into 2018, a determined spark of Good Will is banked in my heart.
I won’t sugar coat this: 2017 was the hardest year I have lived through. Not because of illness or loss of loved ones. I’ve had those times. They were painful but luminous, with loving, healing, positive energies [...]

Healthy Planet Happenings

January 6
Alton-Audubon Eagle Ice Festival
10:00am to 2:00pm , Alton Visitor Center, 200 Piasa Street, Alton, IL 62002, (618) 465-6676. Join us for the kick-off of the much-anticipated eagle watching season with this family friendly event! See a live bald eagle up close and personal at the Alton Visitor Center, 200 Piasa St., Alton. Then let [...]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Why Not Put Yourself and Your Money Where Your Mission Is in the New Year?

By Tom Braford

How about making a New Year’s resolution to join and actively support the mission based Irresistible Ecovillage Solutions communities movement?

If not now, when? If not here, where? If not you, who? If not causing a socially, environmentally and economically just and sustainable culture and world, what is your compatible mission that you see [...]

Local Leaders Share Ideas On How To Make America GREEN Again!

The Healthy Planet asked some local environmental and conservation folks to share some ideas on how Healthy Planet readers can “Make America Green Again.” We hope you will find some ideas here that will urge you into action in the new year and beyond. Our planet is counting on you!

Become politically engaged – Civil society [...]

Missouri Department of Conservation and Partners Bring Eagle Days to The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge Jan. 13-14

Visitors can discover our national bird in the wild and up close at this free eagle viewing festival.

Few words can describe the thrill of seeing America’s national symbol soaring through the air in the wild, or close enough to touch.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and its partners offer the chance to discover a close [...]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske, Naturalist

Walking Into Night

The sun has dipped beyond sight. First star lights appear overhead as the sky moves closer to the earth. Night awakens. The wind stills as shadowed hues appear around hills and leafless trees.

I bundled up and venture out for a winter night hike. Our land is isolated far from city [...]

Neglecting the Missouri River Has Consequences Downstream

Coalition Report
By Alicia Lloyd, Clean Water Policy Coordinator
Coalition for the Environment
www.moenviron.org

Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) applauds the Enterprise Holdings Foundation $30 million grant to the Nature Conservancy (TNC) for work to, among other efforts, reduce nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River. Reducing nutrient runoff in the midwest would improve the health of our inland [...]

New AMA Training Sessions April 27-29 & Aug 24-26 2018: What Doctors and Dentists Say

By Simon Yu, MD

Is it possible to feel, hear, see and detect what is wrong with you beyond X-rays, blood chemistry, EEG or genetic tests? Yes, it is possible. But, I am not talking about artificial intelligence (AI) generated by supercomputers. I am talking about a 5,000 year old ancient technology: measuring the acupuncture meridian [...]

New Year Tips

Breathe, Relax, Smile
You’re not “doing it wrong.” You’ve simply forgotten who you are, and why you are here. Dive into this moment and remember. Breathe. Relax. Smile. How do you know that you are exactly where you need to be? Because this is where you are. Everything You Need Is Right Here. Kimberly Schneider, M.Ed., [...]

New Year’s Resolutions Are For You On Behalf of Your Pets

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

We all look forward to the New Year, in hopes of making promises to ourselves, hopefully, to better our lives in one or more ways. Those are noble goals, indeed! But, even more noble and gracious, would be for us to honor our beloved pets by committing to those new year [...]

Publisher’s Corner

My New Year Predictions

POLITICS
2018 is going to be a year to remember for all you politicos out there. President Trump’s second year in office will bring both good and bad tidings for POTUS, including a surprising ruling from special prosector Bob Mueller. Someone close to the president will most likely be found guilty of a [...]

Registration Now Open For Exhibitors Healthy Planet Spring Expo Set For March 25

Click here for registration form.

The Healthy Planet magazine invites everyone to come celebrate Spring at its 35th Natural Living Expo, Sunday, March 25, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Webster Groves Recreation Center in Webster Groves. The first 400 visitors to the expo will receive a free reusable tote bag. There will be numerous [...]

Set Intentions For A Healthy New Year

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

January is a great time to look forward to the year ahead and set intentions. What are your goals for 2018? How do you plan to achieve them? So many of us start off the year with the intention of getting healthy and/or losing weight. We set the intention and we [...]

The Art of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Shed the “Limiting Labels” For A Happy New Year

Now accepting Insurance
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Well, here we are at the beginning of another year. It’s that time when everyone starts thinking about those many goals they wanted to accomplish that have slipped by, yet again, unrealized for the umpteenth time. These would include the ever-popular [...]

T’ai Chi Ch’uan For Health and Fitness

By Paul MacFarlane and Bill Grivna

You’ve probably seen people practicing T’ai Chi on TV, in a movie, or even locally, in a park or at the botanical garden. You know it’s a slow moving, graceful exercise that is supposed to be beneficial. You may have heard that at advanced levels it is a formidable martial [...]

We’re On A Mission – for Better, Greener Buildings That Will Tackle the Challenge of Climate Change!

By Nick Bristow
Chair, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Board of Directors

From existing buildings to new construction, we know that buildings play a crucial role in meeting the urgent challenge of climate change. According to the Energy Information Administration, buildings in the United States are responsible for over 40% of national greenhouse gas emissions. The City of St. [...]

Why Bees? Beekeeping Workshop Feb. 10 Explains What All The Buzz Is About

MAN’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE HONEY BEE began even before recorded history, man was gathering honey from honey bees living in hollow trees. But honey wasn’t the only reason for keeping honey bees because man soon learned that the honey bee was an interesting and exciting social insect. The story behind what appears to be [...]

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