Archive for July, 2018

A Few Facts About Air Pollution

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

Every day, the average human breathes in approximately 2,000 gallons of air. As a source of life, it is important to be aware of the air one breathes, as breathing in polluted air can impact one’s health. Air pollution is a critical environmental concern that affects all of us, […]

Acid Reflux – Why?

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Acid reflux is a big problem. 44% of Americans have heartburn at least once a month. 25-35% have reflux. Acid-blocking drugs or what we call PPIs, like Nexium, Prevacid, and Prilosec, are the third most prescribed medications in the country. Reflux causes tremendous problems, and nobody is asking why. Why are […]

Are Nutritional Supplements Right For You?

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

I am commonly asked from my patients, “Can I get all the nutrients I need from food?”
In an ideal world, eating organic, whole, fresh food, would provide all the nutrients our bodies require to function optimally. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we still fall short. Some of the reasons for the […]

ARTful Happenings August 2018


Through August 13
8th Biennial Juried Exhibition; Craft Alliance Center of Art +Design, 6640 Delmar; for info, call 314-725-1177 or visit www.craftalliance.org.

Through September 29
Bruno David Projects, 1245 S. Vandeventer (The Grove); by appointment, 314-696-2377.

Through September 30
Gallery 225; St. Louis Art Museum; for info, visit www.slam.org.

August 1-September […]

ArtFul Living

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

August in St. Louis is Never Cool… Except For the ARTS!

After frying though most of June and July, we’d all appreciate a little bit of “cool.” The weather this month may not provide that but the ARTS definitely will.

The Texas Room, organized by […]

Butterflies In Your Garden

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Attracting butterflies to home gardens is part of the work of the North American Butterfly Association. To help homeowners figure out exactly what butterflies need to survive and thrive in a home garden, they recently published a 288-page book that gives detailed information about how to create habitat that supports butterflies in […]

City House Country Mouse Flourishes, Expands To Brick & Mortar Storefront

Open house August 16-18 will celebrate its new digs and a new style of flower shop

What began in 2012 with one woman starting a flower and garden venture out of her home has grown enough to transplant into a brick and mortar storefront this August on The Hill in St. Louis city. City House Country […]

Coalition Report

By Madeleine Ruwitch, Intern
Missouri Coalition
for the Environment

Can We Click Our Way To A Healthy Planet?

In this day and age, it is pretty standard for my generation to care about environmental issues. We understand that climate change, deforestation, hazardous waste, and other threats are harmful to the Earth and to our wellbeing. People may define themselves […]

Deafness In Dogs

By Teresa Garden, DVM

It can be a source of great concern for most pet owners if they detect their pet may be hard of hearing or even deaf. In most cases the cause is either treatable or a normal part of the aging process. How do you know if your pet is experiencing hearing loss? […]

Diet, Nutrition, Weight Loss and Longevity: It is Not as Complicated as You May Think

By Simon Yu, MD

Relax! My dietary recommendations have been updated and it is not complicated. Diet and Nutrition are the basic foundation for prevention, wellness and healing. A proper dietary program may help you lose weight and enhance longevity. So many dietary books are contradictory, confusing and illusive for many Americans. It is a […]

EarthDance Grows Food, Farmers, and Community Through Hands-on Education and Delicious Experiences

Information for this article compiled by Crystal Stevens, EarthDance Farms Garden Manager

EarthDance is a 14-acre teaching farm in Ferguson, MO, which practices innovative no-till and small-scale market gardening growing techniques.

EarthDance was founded by Molly Rockamann, who had a long affinity with the land after visiting the farm at age 15 with her father to meet […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

Camp Stools
Artifacts of Simple Summers

We had four of them at my Gramma and Grampa’s house in West Allis, Wisconsin, for two girl and two boy cousins. The oldest one was me.

Clearing them out a corner of my grown-up basement revived summer memories.
Camp stools use a beautifully simple seating design: two wooden 1x2s on […]

Family Travel Imposes Concerns for Pets

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

School semesters start just around the corner. Early August is often a final chance opportunity for families to travel one last time this summer.

If your pet is traveling with you, there are special considerations. Whether cat or dog, you need to have a way to contain or secure your pet during […]

Healthy Planet Fall Expo Set For September 30 In Webster Groves Exhibitor Spaces Now Open For Reservations

The Healthy Planet magazine invites everyone to come celebrate the first week of Autumn at its 36th Natural Living Expo, Sunday, September 30, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 East Glendale Road in Webster Groves.
More than 50 exhibitors will share information, goods and services pertaining to health, wellness and […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

Through August 19
Presented by Stages St. Louis; Robert G. Reim Theatre at Kirkwood Community Center; for ticket info, call 314-821-2407 or visit www.stagesstl.org.

Through August 26
Nightly multi-media outdoor experience; 7-9 p.m.; Missouri Botanical Garden; tickets/info, mobot.org.

August 2
Jan Phillips Learning Center Living Building Tour
Visit this building pursuing Living Building Challenge certification. Experience how the Jan […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Who are the Early Birds?

By Tom Braford

They say the early birds get the juiciest worms, or the most succulent seeds, if you prefer.

It turns out the same is true in community development. Those that get involved and commit early get the best deals on the choicest homes and sweetest entrepreneurial opportunities.

At Arizmendi Ecovillage, we have an exciting funding opportunity […]

Learning For Change: The Green Schools Quest Inspires Good Stewardship Through Experiential Learning

By Eva Klein, USGBC-Missouri
Gateway Chapter Intern

When does learning happen? When does learning truly change how we act?

Real learning occurs when we can connect our experiences to have a better understanding of a whole concept, instead of just its pieces. When our whole bodies are engaged in learning, we remember more because we have truly experienced […]

Mosquitoes: Fight the Bite & Take Back The Night

By Jon P. Frieda, VP Marketing and Sales for Neels Pharmacy

Every year people ask us questions like, “What is it about me that attracts mosquitoes? Are there safe and effective ways to decrease my likelihood of attracting mosquitoes?” This edited article will highlight mosquito harvesting habits, diseases and parasites that are spread, and what you […]

Publisher’s Corner: Walk The Yard

For an escape from the day-to-day drama unfurling before us on the national and international stage, Niki and I simply have to get out and “walk the yard.” It’s a great way to retreat to what little nature we have in suburban St. Louis. But even just 1/8 of an acre can be a sanctuary […]

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 […]

The Art of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Having Your Wonderful Relationship

Visit: www.ChristineKniffen.com

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 […]