Archive for October, 2013

ArtFul Happenings


Correction: PHD Gallery is located at 2300 Cherokee, not 2600 as was listed erroneously in the Sept. issue. CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: PICTORIAL & DIMENSIONAL ODDITIES continues through October 26. For info, for info, call 314-664-6644 or visit www.phdstl.com.

October 4-November 22
Digital media exhibition; Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main in St. Charles; for info, […]

Eat With The Seasons

by Crystal Moore-Stevens

Cornucopia: Horn of Plenty

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the word cornucopia is derived from the Latin term cornu copiae, meaning horn of plenty. The cornucopia is revered as a symbol of bounty or abundance; it is typically described as a “curved goat’s horn overflowing with fruits and grains”.

Although we attribute the cornucopia to […]

Fibromyalgia… Is It All In Your Head?

by Dr. Adam Hughes

That is what most doctors wind up telling their patients. Then patients are left searching for answers… most of the time online. Which is a little scary because anyone can post information online. The symptoms and problems of Fibromyalgia are very real, but it is far from just a “muscle” problem. In […]

Garden Glow 2013 Set For Nov. 23 – Jan. 4

Tickets are now on sale for Garden Glow 2013, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s first-ever winter light exhibit. Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll through the Garden at night surrounded by a spectacle of unique light installations. The exhibit opens Nov. 23, 2013 and runs through Jan. 4, 2014. Tickets are date-specific and sold in […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

October 5
In-Store Holistic Fair
11am-4pm. Practitioners and readers on-site for walk-in availability. $20 Mini Readings, Ear Candling, Reiki or Mini Chakra Balancing, $25 Aura Photos. Held at Holistic Journey, 216 Frank Scott Pkwy East, Swansea, IL 62226. Call 618-234-8280 or visit www.yourholisticjourney.com.

October 5 & 7
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 10/05 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy […]

Natural Living Holiday & Gift Guide

Celebrate the season at Bixby’s
For an intimate lunch with friends, a productive lunch with coworkers or a relaxed brunch with family, Bixby’s is the place. Experience sweeping views of Forest Park from the comfort of the Missouri History Museum’s second floor. Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, Bixby’s is a distinctive lunch destination. […]

New Jersey, La Vista, Kirkwood and De Soto: An Eco-Spirituality Quest

by Maurice Lange, Director of Eco-Justice,
Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

As a Catholic priest with the Missionary Oblates, I found myself in the mid 1990’s trying to find ways to blend my love for the Earth (ecology) with my devotion to God (theology). My quest to explore “eco-spirituality” got me invited on a […]

Parenthood: Raising A Healthy, Happy & Eco-Friendly Baby

With Natalie Petty

One of the first questions we ask ourselves as new parents is: “How do I keep my baby happy?” Sometimes we will even settle for contentment, especially in those times when our little one is crying and crying and won’t settle. It breaks our heart, and we want to do anything we can […]

Publisher’s Corner

Healthy Planet Hosts 26th Natural Living Expo, Oct. 20 In Webster Groves

I want to personally invite you to our 26th Natural Living Expo Sunday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 E. Glendale Road, 63119 (I-44 at Elm Avenue) in Webster Groves.

Our Fall Expo will include more […]

Raintree School in West County Provides Nature-inspired, Experiential Education to Preschoolers, Kindergarteners

At a local kindergarten and preschool with large, child-centered classrooms, gardening is part of the curriculum. It’s a place where students learn to grow and harvest food before cooking it in the St. Louis-area’s only school-based green kitchen. After, the children go outside for physical education where they will climb boulders, jump over logs and […]

Recycling News

St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District

The St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District has been working to expand recycling in the St. Louis region since 1993. The District is a regional public agency that serves St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson and St. Charles counties. Almost two million people reside within the District, making ours […]

Should You Spay Your Dog?

by Teresa Garden, DVM

Spaying a female dog is actually the surgical procedure known as a complete ovariohysterectomy. The ovaries, uterine horns, and uterus are surgically removed, rendering the female effectively “sterilized”. She cannot conceive nor bear offspring and will not come into heat. Recent large research studies performed by the University of California-Berkley and the […]

St. Louis Rams Partner With Microgrid Solar For ‘Energy Makeover’

Play Bears In Green Game Nov 24

The St. Louis Rams are greening their operations, from recycling and waste reduction, to energy efficiency and the use of recycled materials. As part of these efforts, the Rams have partnered with St. Louis based Microgrid Solar to further their efforts around clean energy.

As the official Clean Energy Partner […]

St. Louis’ Annual Fair Trade Market Sparks Social Justice

Manchester United Methodist Church Educates on Fair Trade and Advocates for Living Wages

On Saturday, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 24 and Friday Nov. 29 thru Sunday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., more than 2,500 sq. ft. of space will be filled with fair trade items from all over the world at Manchester […]

Suffer from Bursitis, Tendonitis, TMJ, Plantar Fasciitis or other soft tissue conditions? New treatments you may want to try!

by Dr. Paul Hyland

Chiropractic is typically associated most closely with back pain, neck pain and headaches. Most of our patients are shocked to find out that we can also effectively treat many other conditions from plantar fasciitis to carpal tunnel syndrome without surgery. How is this possible? With the innovation of new therapies, soft tissue […]

This Fall, Give Your Lawn a Facial. Top Dress With Compost!

Your lawn was good to your family this summer. Reciprocate this fall by giving it a top dressing “facial” using the ultimate 100% natural lawn care product – STA-certified compost.

Just as a spa facial restores a healthy glow and smooth texture to your skin, top-dressing – which simply involves spreading a thin layer of compost […]

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter ECORIDE Connects Green Learners With Opportunities

By Johanna Schweiss,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

On Sunday, October 20th, cyclists and walkers will gather in Soulard at 9 a.m. for the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s Fourth Annual ECORIDE. And while participants will enjoy a day of pedaling or touring the historic Soulard neighborhood, the impact of this event will be felt by members […]

Using A Barter Exchange Makes Good ‘Cents’ In A Sluggish Economy

by Richard Harris

One growing sector in this sluggish economy is barter, not just swapping services directly for products or service we need, but doing business with a professional barter exchange. Most business owners have excess time in their schedule or inventory that can be utilized and save cash.

Barter is being used daily to increase sales, […]

What Causes You To Look Older Than You Are?

by Dr. Carrie Jardine

We all get older but accelerated aging can occur at any age. For example, one day four years ago, my mirror told me I aged 10 years in the past month. I ate good, exercised, took supplements and lived spiritually and yet those wrinkles and eye circles revealed my organs weren’t working […]

What YOU Can Do With Medical HYPNOSIS, The Original Natural Medicine

by Rev. William Mitchell, CI

When people find out that I am a Hypnotist, they want to know what can be done with Hypnosis. Hypnotism is much more than a party trick or a comedy routine. The National Institutes of Health technology assessment panel recognizes hypnosis in the treatment of a variety of disorders and recommends […]

Wild Eating: From Your Garden and Beyond

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

The decline in nutrition of plants isn’t something that started with big agriculture, in fact it started during the dawn of the agricultural age, when humans switched from hunter gatherers to growing food.

According to some historians, this decline in plant nutrition is over ten thousand years in the making. But how can […]

Yoga For A Healthy Back

by Monica Stoutenborough

Back pain is one of the most common health complaints and reason for physician visits in the United States. On average, health care spending for those with back pain has been estimated to be around 60% higher than those without back pain. There can be a wide variety of causes including prolonged periods […]