Archive for February, 2016

ARTful Happenings March 2016


Through March 12
T. M. MacLOWE: 2016/20,000
Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington; for info, call 314-531-3030 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Through March 22
Selections of video art from the collection; Gallery 210, onUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis campus; for info, […]

ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Spring Into Art In St. Louis

The ARTful opportunities for this month have filled our ARTful Happenings calendar!

This month promises that spring is just around the corner (well, at least that’s what Puxsutawny Phil predicted), the “green” of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will sprout everywhere, and March 14 will mark my […]


With Cathy Schram

How Important Is My pH Level?

Q: How important is it to test my pH? Should I test my urine or my saliva?

A: It is very important to test your pH (potential of hydrogen). This should be the foundation of your health-building program. It is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a […]

Coalition Report: Smoldering and Radioactive West Lake Landfill Update

By Ed Smith,
Policy Director
Missouri Coalition for the Environment

A subsurface fire continues to smolder approximately 1,000 feet from known areas of radioactive wastes at the West Lake Landfill in St. Louis County. The St. Louis County Department of Health (DOH) is moving forward with a health survey for a randomly selected group of people who live […]

Dr. Doug’s Vet-Pet Rescue

Vet-Pet Rescue (VPR) is a volunteer, foster-based non-for profit (501c3), all breed rescue & adoption organization. We are located in Chesterfield MO, as a legal limited liability corporation in the State of Missouri, that was created by Dr. Douglas Pernikoff. We are dedicated to helping all types of animals from euthanasia or other harmful scenarios. […]

Dreamwalker – Mark Holland Teams With Sound Therapist Pati Pellerito On New CD & Release Concert April 9 at The Chapel

Sound therapist Pati Pellerito and Native American Flutist Mark Holland have just released a new CD titled Dreamwalker. The new CD features Himalayan Singing Bowls, Planetary Gongs and other sound therapy instruments along with a variety of wood flutes.

There will be a CD release concert April 9 at The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Dr, St. […]

Earthworms’ Castings: Honeysuckle Sweep For Healthy Habitat March 5-13

With Jean Ponzi

Spring around St. Louis sprouts both Good News, that first refreshing flush of green, and Bad News: almost all the early leaves we see will be on only one terribly invasive species, Bush Honeysuckle.

Sure it’s pretty, with snowy flowers, scarlet berries and bright leaves. But this is a plant way too far out […]

Exotic Looks Yet Hardy Perennials Scrumptious Succulents

By Abby Elliott,
Owner, Sugar Creek Gardens

Carefree, low water needs, evergreen, deer and rabbit resistant, weed smothering groundcovers, exquisite and unique flowers and foliage, exotic-looking yet long lived perennials, stunning in containers…and the list goes on. As you can see the many outstanding qualities of these jewels have made succulents highly sought after plants. Easily grown […]

Functional Medicine: A Perfect Approach for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has risen dramatically over the last 25 years and the cause remains unclear. It appears there is a genetic predisposition or inherited weakness that is paired with environmental triggers that create ASD. Each child is unique in their genes and environmental influence and their treatment should reflect […]

Grand Re-opening of InMotion Health Center March 4

By Dr. Sharon L. Fitelson

Please join us for the grand re-opening of InMotion Health Center as we have moved, both literally and figuratively! You MUST check out the expanded space and come party with us. Tours, Raffles for awesome prizes, proceeds of treatments to charity, Chair Massage and good food and drink. Spend casual time […]

Hands in Soil – Hands in Clay

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Listen closely, the very stuff we walk upon named earth calls to us. There is a calling from soil that brings gardener’s hands into the dirt to grow a garden. There is a calling from clay that brings potter’s and clay artist’s hands into the dirt to transform it into objects that […]

Healthy Planet Guide To CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture)

By Crystal Stevens
La Vista CSA Farm

There is a dire need for a shift in the way we source our food. Individuals around the globe are becoming more and more concerned about where their food comes from. Gardens are sprouting up across cities, towns and suburbs. There is a real need for change in our current […]

Healthy Planet March Happenings

During 2016
Butler’s Pantry Celebrates 50 Years of Innovative Catering Services
Second-Generation Business Celebrates Milestone by Giving Back. Butler’s Pantry, a second-generation business founded in 1966, announces their 50th year Jubilee in 2016. This pivotal milestone for the catering and event design company brings a year of celebration and giving back to the community. Butler’s Pantry was […]

Healthy Planet Summer Camp Guide 2016

Ackermann’s Swim Program
A Sports Facility – Teaching children 4-11 the life skill of swimming and water safety for 65+ years. Family owned and operated at the same location, 1044 Curran Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Group swim lessons in 4 heated pools with different water levels for progressive safe learning. Enrollment by one or two week […]

Help Fight Hunger During National Nutrition Month

By Kari Hartel, RD, LD
Program Coordinator, Cooking Matters, Operation Food Search

March is National Nutrition Month, and what better time than now to highlight some of the programs that are tackling the issues of hunger and food insecurity right here in our own backyard. It is alarming to know that 1 in 6 people in the […]

Here’s The Reason You’re Fat…

By Dr. Raj Banerjee, DC

The reason you can’t lose weight has nothing to do with your will-power, over-eating or the Right Diet!…

The Reason you are fat and unhealthy is because you have disgusting plaque and horrible little ‘CRITTERS’ living in your guts!

This is harmful Plaque (below) – Everybody has it. But to keep from getting […]

Local Author Publishes New Book: “Digested” Eating Healthier Made Easier 3 Ways

She’ll Be Selling and Signing Her New Book At The Healthy Planet Expo March 20 In Webster Groves

In February, local author Natalie Gensits delivered her first batch of healthier snacks to 240 students at Wilkinson Early Childhood Center. She is funding the snacks with proceeds from sales of her book about eating healthier in an […]

Morpho Mania Takes Wing At Butterfly House During March

Enjoy the rainforest without ever leaving Missouri during the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House’s annual March Morpho Mania® event. Nearly 3,000 Blue Morpho butterflies will be in free-flight inside the 8,000-square-foot tropical Conservatory for this annual event. March Morpho Mania® offers visitors an opportunity to see the largest collection of Blue Morpho butterflies in the […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske, Naturalist

WOODS Nontoxic Insect Repellent — My Recipe

With all the talk about mosquitoes and disease, it’s important to know how to protect yourself naturally from insects. Studies have shown that essential oils are as effective as toxic chemicals in avoiding bites and stings.

Here’s my recipe for WOODS… a potent essential oil based insect […]

Organic Sofas & Love Seats Now Available at STL Beds

By Doug Belleville

Bringing Old School, Natural Construction Back to Sofas Something’s Missing From Today’s Sofas – the Quality!

Would you know a good quality sofa if you saw one? The fact is most people wouldn’t. Unfortunately most consumers do not know what to look for and while it may visually look impressive, they shouldn’t expect the […]

Publisher’s Corner: El Niño Blows Things Sideways

The House Finches are doing another fly-by underneath our front porch canopy. But this seemingly attractive parcel of bird nest real estate is too small and well traveled for all who flitter in and flitter out. The warm El Niño winter weather has gotten the birds and the bulbs prematurely roused. But soon another Alberta […]

The Art of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Anxiety and Depression

It seems that the incidence of anxiety and depression has risen dramatically over the last 10 years. What is the reason? Is it that we just talk about it more? Is it genetic? Is it the endocrine disrupting quality of the pesticides used on our food supply? Is it […]

Unscientific Basis of Anti-Aging Program: Power of N-of-2

By Simon Yu, MD

Millions of people are taking medications that will not help them. However, based on clinical trials and scientific statistical analysis, funded by pharmaceutical companies, physicians keep pushing specific drugs. They explain to their patients that the latest medical science proves the need to take the medications for whatever their conditions or ailments […]

WELL-Being in the Workplace

By Abigail Adams, USGBC-Missouri
Gateway Chapter Education Committee

As sustainable practices become more prevalent in the design and construction of buildings, the art of green building continues to evolve. While strategies centered on resource efficiency and waste minimization remain at the core of green building, there is a growing focus on occupants’ physical and mental well-being. Grounded […]

WHY Are You Sick?

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

People come to our office looking for answers and a different healthcare model. Most are looking for the “why.” Some of the common questions are: Why do I feel the way I feel? Why did I become sick? Why aren’t I getting better? Why hasn’t anything helped? Why can’t anyone figure […]