Archive for April, 2023

“VanGo” Raffle: Winning ticket selects an entity to receive the contents of the van!

The Teachers’ Recycle Center (SLTRC) is excited to announce a new opportunity for Earth Day 2023!  This year, the contents of SLTRC’s VanGo will be raffled off and donated to the winner’s choice of school, day care, summer camp, art program, educational venue, etc. The van will be chockful of creative materials and reusable resources […]

A Healthy Diet is Essential for Optimal Health

By Amy Davis, M.D.         

The Standard American Diet is heavily laden with calorie dense nutrient-poor food and beverages, processed foods and includes few fruits and vegetables. It has been linked to the growing problem of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease to name a few. An inactive lifestyle, large portion size, and high stress worsens […]

Add a Native Tree from Forrest Keeling to Your Yard this Spring

Spring is a great time to add a tree to your home or farm. Trees add beauty, wildlife value and wind protection to our homes and farms. Trees also clean the air, reduce heating and cooling costs, and add value to your home.

Planting a tree is a significant investment in money, resources, and time. Proper selection is key to achieving […]

Bark in the Park – May 20

Grab your friends and your four-legged companion and join us in beautiful Tower Grove Park on Saturday, May 20 for the 28th annual Bark in the Park, presented by Purina! Known for its beautiful landscaping, popular Farmer’s Market and dozens of major St. Louis events each year, Tower Grove Park is going to be a […]

Blessing or a Lesson?

How Replacing Curiosity with Certainty Leads to Growth

By Christina Staff, Healthy Planet Staff Writer

When did we stop becoming curious about other people? When did we stop trying to use life’s teachings as a way to evolve ourselves? A popular podcast I listen to offered this perspective, “Certainty is the enemy of curiosity.” Everyone you encounter […]

Christine Ilewski

By Christine Ilewskiwww.chrisilewski.comwww.facesnotforgotten.org

This body of work began before Covid, a loose freedom and joy of expression; flowers in my backyard against the river twinkling at a distance. I wanted an escape from the somber heaviness of the portraits in the Faces Not Forgotten project and the serious traumas of two detached retinas. Then the pandemic hit, […]

Community Works Together to Manage Feral Cat Population

Story & Photos by JB Lester

Photo caption #1 Litter of Feral Kittens #2 Feral Cat Release

In the summer of 2021, my wife Niki and I were sitting on our front porch in Webster Groves, enjoying a cool beverage. Suddenly we heard a faint sound. “Did you hear that?” Niki asked. “Yes, what the heck is […]

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helps Strengthen Immunity, Fight Infection & Restore Normal Tissue Function

By Patricia Bauer, NP-C

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing pure oxygen in a monitored and pressurized environment. In a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, the air pressure is typically 1.5 to three times higher (1.5 -3 ATA or atmospheres of pressure) than normal air pressure, allowing the lungs, and thereby the blood, to absorb significantly more oxygen. […]

Igor, My Bad Patient: Deworming as a New Uncertain Preventive Medicine

By Simon Yu MD

Igor, a 60-year-old, noncompliant patient returned to my clinic recently. He was having abdominal pain and rectal bleeding with bowel movement. He had been evaluated by another physician and told his CT scan was consistent with liver problems, and fatty liver. He was warned he may have other serious medical problems and […]

Let’s Talk About the Benefits of Massage

By Amy Williams, Licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician at Vitality Unlimited Spa

What are the benefits of massage? Massage is increasingly being offered along with standard treatments for a wide range of medical and other conditions. A common misconception about massage is that it is only intended for pampering yourself. While this may be true for some […]

Perennial Classes: The Ripple Effect of Reuse and Repair

Sustainability might seem intimidating, but with a little crafting and community, it can be fun. That’s where Perennial, a creative reuse non-profit in South St. Louis City, comes in. Perennial provides classes for adult beginners with the earth in mind. Using reclaimed materials, expert artists help participants build their creative confidence in woodworking, mosaics, bookbinding, […]

Sew So Good: Stitching Items For Donating To Those In Need

City Sewing Room of St. Louis (CSR) opened in 2016 as a gathering place for sewing enthusiasts. It became a nonprofit in 2020 when increasing their community outreach to include more clients, volunteers, and increase the volume of donations. CSR remains the only organization in the greater St. Louis area that focuses exclusively on sewing […]

St. Louis BWorks: Improving Literacy, Technology & Bicycling

The mission of St. Louis BWorks Inc. (a.k.a. Bicycle Works) is to enhance the character and quality of life of youth and their families through programs focused on bicycling, literacy, and technology. 

Throughout the year, more than 5,000 bikes are donated but most are not in good condition. The unusable bikes are disassembled for salvage, reuse, […]

Volunteers/Fencing Supplies Needed to help miscellaneous dogs stay in homes.

By Dara Ashby

Ferguson Animal Coalition, a 501c3 non-profit organization in Ferguson is trying to keep dogs safe off the streets, stay in good homes, and out of already packed shelters!  One of our many goals is to help seniors/lower income dog parents in Ferguson, by repairing fences so pups don’t run the streets. We […]