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Infectobesity

By Dr. David Peterson  

 

 

 Do you have the fat bug? Are you curious?

    Obesity is a major health problem because of its serious health consequences, including Type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary hypertension, sleep apnea, acid reflux, cancers, and a number of psychosocial concerns. Gut bacteria is often never even considered as one of the […]

Eagle Days 2010 At the Old Chain Of Rocks Bridge, Jan. 16-17 They’re Back … The Eagles Are Landing

Those willing to brave a little cold weather will be rewarded with splendid views of America’s national symbol, the bald eagle, at the fifteenth annual Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.  This year the event takes place Saturday and Sunday, January 16 and 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Old […]

‘Meat & Greet’ Area Farmers At Sappinton Farmers’ Market Nov. 11-13

By Nancy Smith, Board Member

Farm to Family Naturally

 

Because of its climate and topography, Missouri is uniquely suited to farms which raise livestock.   Naturally-raised pork and beef without any hormones or antibiotics are available in abundance from conscientious local farmers.  100% grass-fed beef and poultry are also found in Missouri.  The difference in taste, nutrition and […]

‘Power To The People’ Initiative Would Offer Cleaner Energy Future For Missouri

by P.J. Wilson

Are you sick of rate increases on your Missouri electric bill?  Then it’s time to step up and support a new initiative for renewable energy.  The Power to the People initiative will result in a cleaner energy future for Missouri, and it’ll also put a stop to the senseless rate increases we’re constantly […]

‘Rosemary Grove, Naturally You’ is a Little Boutique With A Big Heart

Located in the middle of charming Kirkwood, Missouri among many restaurants, shops, a bustling farmer’s market and of course the famous Kirkwood train station.

Sidewalk shoppers stop in daily to visit Sarah Wood the owner.  Sarah says, “Since opening in April, I’ve received wonderful feedback from the community. I love explaining to my customers that they […]

“Just Stop It!”

By Dr. Alethea Eller

“Just stop it!” The group of several hundred people, including me, watched the psychologist scream back at his patient.  His advice to an emotionally and mentally tormented woman included 3 simple words, “Just stop it”.  She attempted to state her viewpoint and each time he shot her back, “just stop it”.  We […]

“Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic by Night” at Missouri Botanical Garden May 26-Aug. 19

Elaborate, illuminated works of art from China will take center stage this summer at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. “Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic by Night” showcases Chinese culture, traditions and symbolism through larger-than-life, detailed scenes crafted from colorful silks and molded steel. The striking sets, ranging in size up to three […]

“Recycling On the Go” On Track to Divert 40 Tons of Waste In 2011

by Cassandra Hage
Executive Director, St. Louis Earth Day

St. Louis Earth Day is excited to share some victories accomplished through our Recycling On the Go program this season. We have been actively involved 33 events in the St. Louis area between April and November, totaling 70 event days. Through these events, we reach approximately 700,000 people […]

“Run for the Rainforest” to Support Indigenous Conservation and Literacy

May 1,  2010 in Tower Grove Park, a 5K run and Kids Fun Run & Scavenger Hunt with prizes from the Missouri Botanical Garden will benefit two partner nonprofit organizations, one based in St. Louis and the other in an indigenous village in Guyana, South America.

Guyana is a small country, about the size of Idaho. The […]

10 Bike Safety Tips from Trailnet

By  Danny Orthwein

 

1: Watch Out for Pedestrians

A common misperception is that bicycles should travel on the sidewalk.  While you may be able to reach out and give your pedestrian friends a high five, while on your bike you are considered vehicular traffic.  Running red lights, shifting into the crosswalks, and weaving through pedestrians can quickly […]

19th Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo Set For February 28 In Webster Groves

Cure your cabin fever as The Healthy Planet, St. Louis’ Green and Natural Living magazine, hosts its 19th Natural Living Expo Sunday, February 28, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, I-44 at Elm Avenue in Webster Groves.

This popular event will include 70 exhibits offering a variety of healthy and natural […]

20 Health & Wellness Tips For The New Year 2012

1. The Joy in your heart,

coupled with a positive attitude toward what life brings you, will help you through any crisis . . . Even when it seems impossible, find gratitude in all things. Enjoy foods which are whole and raw, as often as you can. Exercise, move and free your body of tension. […]

20 to 30 pounds thinner before Valentine’s Day!

Imagine being twenty to thirty pounds thinner before Valentine’s Day, having lost extra inches in the belly and thighs, and defining the shape in your shoulders and arms, so you look and feel amazing. Jane Arrington, R.N and founder of TransFigure Total Health, has helped hundreds of men and women lose twenty to thirty pounds […]

2010 GROWERS’ & MARKET GUIDE

 

Presented by The Healthy Planet magazine and sponsored by AgriMissouri

Agrimissouri.com

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY

 

New Haven Farmers Market

On the Levee Walk @ Olive/Main – New Haven, MO 63068

573-237-5100

Thursdays at 4 pm until dusk

janelle@riverfrontsociety.com

www.riverfrontsociety.com

More than simply a marketplace, the Farmers’ Market is a weekly, social event! It is a place where friends meet after work and families picnic on the […]

2010 St. Louis Earth Day Symposium: Planning for Clean Water and Healthy Communities

By Cassie Phillips

St. Louis Earth Day Executive Director

 

The 11th Annual St. Louis Earth Day Water Symposium is hosting events throughout October. Exciting additions to the traditional line up include a barge trip along the Mississippi River and a free public lecture highlighting local and global humanitarian water projects, featuring representatives from Habitat for Humanity and […]

2012 Bark In The Park Set For May 19 in Forest Park

Come! Walk! Stay! Play! Fetch your family, friends, co-workers and canines for the can’t-miss event of 2012! Join the Humane Society of Missouri on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Bark in the Park at Cricket Field in Forest Park. Presented by PurinaONE®, Bark in the Park is the largest dog […]

2012 Plastic Pot Recycling Program to Open April 2

Don’t pitch those pots! Help reduce the amount of horticultural waste in landfills by recycling your plastic garden pots, polystyrene cell packs and plant trays at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Plastic Pot Recycling will be offered starting April 2 and will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 31 at the […]

21st Pesto Feast Ponders GMOs in Our Food

By Don Fitz

After more than two decades of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food, what have we learned?

What are GMOs and how did Monsanto get to be the world’s largest producer?  Throughout the existence of GMOs, putting foreign DNA into food has raised serious questions.  Do GMOs in food pose a danger to human […]

23rd Annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival “Heroes for the Planet: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Actions”

By: Orb (aka Cassandra P. Hage, St. Louis Earth Day)

As promised in last month’s article, I have mused, researched and reflected to determine an appropriate Superhero identity. This April, I am pleased to unveil… Orb. My inspiration for this newly developed Superhero Self, is based on Orb-weavers – a fantastic and complex segment of the […]

25th Annual World Peace Day Celebration, December 31

By Jeannie Breeze

 

How quickly 2010 has seemed to pass! Such an accelerated time! We have been challenged to stay calm and optimistic in these incredible moments, where all of history and perhaps the fate of the Earth itself, sometimes seem to hang in the balance. I hope you have kept sweet company with that sacred […]

25th Annual World Peace Day Celebration, December 31

By Jeannie Breeze

 

How quickly 2010 has seemed to pass! Such an accelerated time! We have been challenged to stay calm and optimistic in these incredible moments, where all of history and perhaps the fate of the Earth itself, sometimes seem to hang in the balance. I hope you have kept sweet company with that sacred […]

26th Annual World Peace Day: ‘This Is It!’ Love, Peace, Cooperation, Faith

by Jeannie Breeze

“This Is It!” – that’s the theme of the 26th annual World Peace Day, held at 6 a.m.,  Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman (at Kingshighway) in St. Louis’ Central West End. As we greet the arrival of 2012, we will celebrate the monumental paradigm shift prophesied for so […]

2nd Annual Food & Farmer’s Expo

The 2nd Annual Food & Farmer’s Explo offers Food Samples, Fashion Show, Talks, Nutrition Info Meet The People Who Grow Your Food Sept. 18, 10am-4pm at Webster Groves Recreation Complex

Last year’s event drew over 1000 visitors in just 6 hours and a bigger crowed is expected this year,” said J.B. Lester, publisher of The […]

3rd Annual Bi-State Green Expo Set For Jan. 27-29 In Belleville, Il

The Bi-State Green EXPO is excited to host its third great event, and it is quickly becoming an area favorite for finding “green” products, services, and companies that provide them.  Last year’s event was spectacular and this year promises to be even bigger and better with approximately 100 + exhibitors representing a variety of energy […]

7 Weeks To Wellness Your plan is based upon the change that you want to be!

by Jamila Owens-Todd, ND

There is no one way to wellness. Your health is solely based upon your views on health. When researching information for a long-term health plan, you must always ask…”is this the plan for me?” For one person, a healthy lifestyle can totally appear reversed for someone else. So, […]

A Brief Tour of Sustainability Initiatives At The College School

 

Sustainability is alive and well at The College School, a local independent school program for children ages 3 through eighth grade. Projects underway are described on a series of signs placed around campus. The signs, designed to educate and inspire readers, highlight the following sustainability initiatives: • Permeable pavers on school parking lots to minimize […]

A Good Night’s Sleep

by Ava Frick, DVM, CAC

Nothing is better than a good night’s sleep.  Right?  Well, for some pets that means day and night. Aside from looking out the window longingly, eating if they can find something, or grooming themselves, what do they do while you are at work?  Sleep.

Depending on who you are quality of sleep […]

A Holistic Approach To Divorce

By Yvonne Homeyer, J.D.

 

Lawyers as problem-solvers, peace-makers, and conflict-resolution specialists? Have you ever thought of a lawyer in this way?

Actually, many lawyers, especially those practicing family law, are transforming their legal practices by working with clients in a holistic model, rather than an adversarial model in which clients are pitted against each other in a […]

A little romance goes a long way!

J.B. Lester; Publisher

 

I have been married to my wife Niki for 20 years. And yes, guys, I am going to do the romantic thing and off we go for Valentine’s day to a secret location where the wine flows and fireplace crackles. And I am looking forward to getting away with my sweetheart. But I […]

A Mindful Thanksgiving

By Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC, NCC,
Licensed Professional Counselor

Does your traditional Thanksgiving consist of cleaning, cooking, and overeating followed by exhaustion?  If so, why not try a mindful Thanksgiving this year?

Thanksgiving is an opportunity to slow down, to be grateful for what we have and to really see what is important in our lives.

For example, […]

A New Approach To Medical Care

Functional Medicine expert, Dr. David Peterson, DC, DCCN, explains this new, personalized option for those who suffer without knowing why.

 

What is Functional Medicine/ Endocrinology?

Functional Medicine is the science of looking at the body as an interconnected whole and applying state of the art testing to diagnose and determine treatment. Natural, researched supplements and lifestyle and […]

A New Treatment For Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia & Pain…Really!

by Rosa Kincaid, MD

Are you anxious? Not sleeping? Depressed? Do you have physical pain that is untouched by conventional medical protocols, such as fibromyalgia? Are you tired of the side effects of prescription medications? If you answered yes to any of these questions you might want to investigate a non-drug therapy called cranial […]

A New Trend In How People Choose Their Primary Care Physician

By Dr. Sonny Saggar, MD

 

Traditionally (and we’re talking about the 50’s and 60’s here), your ‘family physician’ or ‘GP’ or ‘internist’ has always been just around the corner, near to where you live, sort of like Marcus Welby MD (if you haven’t heard of him, ask your parents). This has also been true of your […]

A Noah’s Ark for Plants

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

 

The story of Noah’s Ark is incomplete.  Yes, all animals needed to be saved from the flood, but what about the plants?  After all, how would animals live without plants both on the boat and on land later? According to some stories, Noah had a wife whose job was to save plants […]

A Remembrance & Honoring Garden

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

 

Six brightly colored butterflies twirl in the breeze atop the twisted branches of a tall iron trunk.  The center butterfly is perched on the tallest branch.  The blue wings and yellow polka dots echo the blue sky on sunny days and on dark days bring the promise of sunshine again.  Five other […]

A Revolutionary New 60-year-old diet! Prescribed by a Medical Doctor (MD) Monitored by a Registered Nurse

 

TransFigure Total Health is a Clayton-based company responsible for transforming local bodies up to 30 pounds lighter in 40 days. Many people who have failed using other diets have gotten into shape through this 1950’s program that focuses on releasing and recirculating abnormal and stored body fat without hunger or excessive exercise. Modern research and […]

A SANCTUARY GARDEN OF PURE, CLEAR HARMONY & PEACE

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

 

We mistakenly think we take care of gardens.   But in reality, it is the garden that takes care of us. Yes gardens feed our bodies, but the most important feature of a garden is that we are nurtured not only in body but also in mind, heart and soul.  We need gardens […]

ABRA-KID-ABRA CAMPS

Make a person appear!  Ride a unicycle!  Twist animal balloons to take home!  Sound fun?  This is only the tip of the iceberg at Abra-Kid-Abra’s one-week entertainment camps!  We offer four different programs at community centers and schools throughout St. Louis, all summer:  magic, circus stars, comedy, and balloonatics.  Half or full day.  Each culminates […]

Abra-Kid-abra camps

Levitate a person five feet off the ground! Ride a unicycle! Twist animal balloons to take home! Sound fun? This is only the tip of the iceberg at Abra-Kid-Abra’s one-week entertainment camps! We offer four different programs at community centers and schools throughout St. Louis, all summer: magic, circus stars, comedy, and balloonatics. Half or […]

Acai Berry Helps Combat Cancer Cells

By Ari Khagi

 

Everybody knows that eating fresh vegetables and fruits is very good for our health. Do you know that these products have been proven to reduce the risk factors of getting chronic disorders like cancer and different heart diseases? Such fruits as mangoes and grapes containing antioxidants were scientifically tested to destroy cancer cells. […]

Accidental Cure, the Book, Challenging Medical Informatics and Evidence Based Medicine

By Simon Yu, MD

Beware and be warned! There is another alternative/complementary medicine book coming at you soon. If you have tried every known medical care including traditional/alternative/complementary medicine and still suffer from your chronic incurable disease or medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), consider reading this book which could lead to an “accidental cure.”

I will soon release […]

ACCIDENTAL CURE: INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONFERENCE

Everyone from  licensed health professionals to the general public should be interested in connecting Energy Medicine to the best of Western Medicine.  Simon Yu, MD believes we should “Think differently to correct the underlying problems that cause our illnesses.”Dr. Yu has put together professionals from Australia, Germany, Canada and several states in the U.S. discussing […]

Acupuncture & Immunity for All Ages

By Dr. Sharon Fitelson

 

It is very important to keep the immune system finely tuned, not only in Flu season, but all year round. This year, the attention put on the H1N1 flu strain and the overall seasonal flu has us all acutely aware of the need for flu prevention.  The reality is that we should […]

Acupuncture & Immunity for All Ages

By Dr. Sharon Fitelson

 

It is very important to keep the immune system finely tuned, not only in Flu season, but all year round. This year, the attention put on the H1N1 flu strain and the overall seasonal flu has us all acutely aware of the need for flu prevention.  The reality is that we should […]

Addressing the A-1 Milk Controversy

By Gretchen Morfogen

Keith Woodward’s ground-breaking work Devil in the Milk outlines a scientific tale of modern diseases and their relationship to the food we consume.  It also outlines how corporate interests can shape the way in which information about food and health is relayed to the public. The author of this book draws upon his experience […]

Adult Stem Cell Nutrition

by Helen Haywood

Adult Stem Cells are present in your body from the day you are born and are naturally produced in your bone marrow.  Adult Stem Cells are your body’s “master” cells – they have the ability to become virtually any type of cell in the body.  Recent studies have found that stem cells can […]

Advocates For Edible Controversies

By Gretchen Morfogen

The food news of late has reason for concern. There is no arguing that our leaders in Washington are failing miserably at getting their act together and finding a cohesive balance in order to attain results of any kind that benefit the common man.       That being said the focus that seems more like […]

AES Offers Green Energy Expertise

Advanced Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (AES) is an experienced, professional and full service renewable energy system dealer, solar and wind installer and provider.

AES power systems will meet the standards of quality that come from a NABCEP certified professional. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners awards certification to efficient, safe, and professional Photovoltaic installers.  […]

All You Need Is Love

By Dr. Alethea Eller

 

I am a huge fan of New Years resolutions.  It isn’t often in life that we get the opportunity of a clean slate.  No matter what happened last year, here it is, the chance of a new start.  No strings attached, no looking back, a total commitment to make some sort of […]

Allergy Season is Upon Us … Again

By Teresa Garden, DVM

 

Yes, it’s that wonderful time of the year again when  birds are chirping,  flowers and trees are in full bloom, and people and pets are miserable with symptoms of allergies.  It is the first time ever that all of our staff at Animal Health & Healing were sick with allergies for several […]

Ancient Healing Herb Finds Popularity in Missouri

By Nancy Smith, secretary, Farm to Family Naturally

For most of my life, I have been using elderberries as a source of healing for my family. Elderberries have a very long tradition in folk medicine, and they are readily available in Missouri, so I gathered them from the fencerows on our farm.

But nowadays, with more good […]

Andrea’s Gluten Free Keeping It Stirred Up

By Maureen Cason

 

Have you noticed how much more available gluten-free food has become in mainstream grocery stores?  Andrea’s Gluten Free, a dedicated gluten, peanut and tree nut-free kitchen facility in Chesterfield is busy adding to the visibility by making their goodies more accessible.

“Have you seen our company logo on the freezer door at your local […]

Andrea’s Gluten Free: A One-Stop Shop in Full Bloom

By Maureen Cason

Looking for one-stop gluten-free shopping?  Folks who must eat a gluten-free diet have asked; Andrea’s Gluten Free has answered the call!

Andrea’s Gluten Free is a dedicated gluten, peanut and tree nut free kitchen and retail store in Chesterfield that bakes delicious, sweet and savory treats daily. They also carry pre-packaged food staples and […]

Andrea’s Offers Delicious Baked Goods & Information On Gluten Allergy & Intolerance

If the aroma of freshly baked bread tempts your taste buds, step into Andrea’s Gluten Free!

“Our mission is to provide delicious gluten-free food,” states owner and Chief Taste Officer Andrea Kosinski.  “We produce great savory and sweet baked goods in our dedicated gluten, peanut and tree nut-free kitchen.  Several members of my team must eat […]

ANNUAL FOODIE FORECAST 2012

by Gretchen Morfogen

2011 was a culinary collision of sorts. So many new ideas came together with the momentum of a freight train but just as quickly faded on down the tracks. Very few of these trends are here to stay. But a few that went outside the box and those that redefined following the rules […]

Annual Mercy Heart to Heart Fair, Feb. 24-25 at West County Center

Heart Disease is Number One Killer of Americans

Get A Free Heart Health Screening

 

Did you know heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, yet many people aren’t aware of their risks and the simple steps they can take to lower their risk of developing heart disease? In an effort to save lives and promote […]

Annual Report from the West Coast Fancy Food Show

With Gretchen Morfogen

 

San Francisco is by far one of my favorite cities in the world. Every year or so I have the opportunity to go back for the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade Show (NASFTS) This year was unique in that the economy has played a very serious role in the development and […]

Anti-Aging Health Care: A New Field

by Kathleen Christ

 

Anti-Aging Health Care promises to be one of the most significant medical specialties of the future, one that will influence human life for generations to come.  With a better informed and practicing populace in nutrition, exercise, lifestyle changes and adjustments, along with the added advantages of biomarker testing and treatments, the next few […]

Anything Is Possible

Manifestation Maven

Kimberly V. Schneider,

M.Ed., J.D., LPC

When our daughter Bridget was small I couldn’t bear to buy her clothes for the next season in case she wasn’t alive to wear them. Bridget had a congenital heart defect, and for the first few years her hold on life seemed fragile. But an encounter I had when […]

Are You Making An Informed Decision Regarding Breast Health?

By Linda Weber Spradling

A recent study by Southampton University researchers has found that too many screening programs, including mammograms, lead to misdiagnosed results and the overtreatment of harmless breast lumps. Women need to understand the negative effects of some screening and have a better understanding of the risks of unnecessary treatment before they are screened. […]

Are Your Vitamins Working?

by Dr. Rosa Kincaid, MD

 

Vitamins have become a part of our American lifestyle as well as a billion-dollar industry.  We are reminded on several cognitive and subtle levels to take our vitamins to: increase our energy level, keep parts of our body from “breaking down” (anti-aging), avoid diseases that “runs in my family’” and keep […]

Art of Entertaining Helps with Meals as Schools Start Again

By Leah O’Donnell; Healthy Planet Lifestyles Editor

As the summer comes to a close, it seems life gets hectic again and figuring out what to have for dinner seven nights a week can be daunting.  The Art of Entertaining, located at 8796 Big Bend Boulevard in Webster Groves, MO has the perfect solution for you.   Family […]

ArtFul Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS
August 26-September 23

ELLEN FEIN ROSENBAUM: PHOTOGRAPHY
Closing reception, Sept. 23, 5-7 p.m.; May Photography Gallery, 8300 Big Bend;  314-246-7673  www.webster.edu/maygallery.
Through September 22

VISIE VAN AMSTERDAM
Dutch-inspired posters by UMSL design students returning from Amsterdam; Gallery Visio on UMSL campus;314-516-6690.
Through October 15
No Limitations:A Mixed Media Fiber Show

Fiber work by Suzanne Galli Koenen; Norton’s Fine Art & Framing, 2025 […]

ArtFul Happenings

New Exhibits

Through December 11

ADRIAN KELLARD: THE LEARNED ART OF COMPASSION
At MOCRA on the St. Louis University campus; 314-977-7170.

September 30 – Summer 2012

SHAWN BURKARD: MONOLITHS
Opening reception, 5-7 p.m.; Lopata Sculpture Garden at The Sheldon; for info, visit www.thesheldon.org/galleries.asp.

October 1-15

JILLIAN CONRAD
Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, 8342 Big Bend; for info, call 314-968-7174 or visit www.webster.edu.

October 2-November 19

SATELLITE TO […]

ARTful Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

*January 2-31

LANDSCHAP

Explorations in landscape photography and drawing by Christopher and Michael Lewis; reception, 6-9 p.m.; Marbles Art Gallery, 1905 Park Avenue; for info, call 314-791-6466 or visit www.marblesyoga.com.

 

January 14

EXHIBITION BY RICHARD THOMAS

Opening reception, 7 p.m.; Abstrakt Gallery, 1902 Arsenal Street; for info, call 314-577-0342 or visit www.abstraktgallery.com.

 

January 15-February 13

KARIN HODGIN JONES: MIMETIC LABORS […]

ARTful Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

Through February 20

THINGS OF THE HEART

Paintings by Jennifer Roussin and woodwork by Vic Barr; Gateway Gallery, 7921 Forsyth; for info, call 314-402-1959 or visit www.gatewaygalleryonline.com.

 

Through February 27

WET PAINT
Oil paintings by Susan Sullivan; phd Gallery, 2300 Cherokee Street; for info, call 314-664-6644or visit www.phdstl.com.

 

Through February 28

HOT TEA

Works by 53 artists, depicting the teapot; Craft Alliance, […]

ARTFUL HAPPENINGS

NEW EXHIBITS

April 2-May 14

FIBER: TWENTY-TEN

Opening reception  April 16, 6-9 p.m.; Foundry Art Centre, 520 North Main; 636-255-0270 www.foundryartcentre.org.

April 3-30

UNFOLDING

Paintings and drawings from Bulgaria and USA by Galina Todorova; reception 7-9 p.m.; Marbles Gallery, 1905 Park Avenue; for info, call 314-791-6466 or visit www.marblesyoga.com.

April 9-May 31

VISCERAL

Fine art photography by Lauri Baker; opening reception, 6-9 p.m.; S.Carmody […]

ArtFul Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

 

Through August 18

TRACES OF TIME & PRESENCE

Works by Artists-in-Residence Tom Dykas (clay), Michael Parrett (metals), Erin Vigneau Dimick (fiber); Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Art Center in Grand Center; for info, visit www.craftalliance.org.

July 9-August 20

IN, ON, AROUND SCULPTURE

Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main in St. Charles; for info, call 636-255-0270 or visit www.foundryartcentre.org.

July 11- […]

ARTFUL HAPPENINGS

NEW EXHIBITS

 

July 30

OLD NORTH ST. LOUIS SCREENING SERIES:

“THE RINK”

Co-presented by Cinema St. Louis and Old North St. Louis Restoration Group; 7:30 p.m.; 2700 N. 14th Street (across from Crown Candy); free; for info, call 314-289-4150 or visit www.cinemastlouis.org.

 

July 30-August 28

KILLBOX

Sculptural installation works by Noah Kirby; opening reception, 6-10 p.m.; Good Citizen Gallery, 2247 Gravois; 314-348-4587 […]

ARTFUL HAPPENINGS

NEW EXHIBITS

 

Through November 6

KELLY JOHNSON: NEW PAINTINGS

IRIS NESHER: IN THE DARK ROOMSGARY PASSANISE: THE SKY IS NO LONGER THE LIMITBARRY ANDERSON: TOTEM

New paintings; Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington; for info, call 314-531-3030 or visit www.brunodavidallery.com.

 

October 28 through December 5

NO DAMAGE

Video art by Caspar Stracke featuring fragments of feature and documentary films; Gallery 210 on UMSL […]

Artful Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

 

December 3-17

PIEA PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Opening reception, 5-7 p.m.; May Gallery of Sverdrup Bldg.; 8300 Big Bend; free; for info, call 314-246-7673 or visit www.webster.edu/maygallery.

Through December 17

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION: FORECAST

INSTALLATION: SCRIBE by LINDSEY STOUFFER

Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Place; for info visit www.theluminaryarts.com.

Through January 15

OVERPAPER

Works on or of paper by multiple artists; Bruno David Gallery, […]

Artful Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

 

December 3-17

PIEA PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Opening reception, 5-7 p.m.; May Gallery of Sverdrup Bldg.; 8300 Big Bend; free; for info, call 314-246-7673 or visit www.webster.edu/maygallery.

Through December 17

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION: FORECAST

INSTALLATION: SCRIBE by LINDSEY STOUFFER

Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Place; for info visit www.theluminaryarts.com.

Through January 15

OVERPAPER

Works on or of paper by multiple artists; Bruno David Gallery, […]

ARTFUL HAPPENINGS

NEW EXHIBITS

Through November

CHARLES SCHWALL:

SOURCE CONFLUENCE

MARIO TREJO: CENTERED

BIL KOHN: GRAND CENTER SERIES

BRETT WILLIAMS: BLURS

Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington; for info call 314-531-3030 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

 

Through November 23

PHOTOGRAPHY:

JACQUES MOURY BEAUCHAMP

May Photography Gallery, 8300 Big Bend, 2nd floor; for info, call 314-246-7673 or visit www.webster.edu/maygallery.

 

Through December 11

YOICHI NAGATA: STAR OF THE STARS

Photography; S. Carmody Photography Studio, 2707 Sutton;  […]

ArtFul Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

Through December 17

PINHOLIO

Contemporary pinhole photography; Good Citizen Gallery, 2247 Gravois; for info, call 314-348-4587 or visit www.goodcitizenstl.com.

Through December 23

A DOZEN HANDS

Works by six local artists; Charak Gallery at Craft Alliance in Delmar Loop; for info, visit www.craftalliance.org.

Through December 30

ARTISTS’ DAY AT CIRCUS FLORA

ART ST.LOUIS XXVIII, THE EXHIBITION

Works by multiple artists; Art St. Louis, 555 […]

ARTFUL HAPPENINGS

NEW EXHIBITS

Through January 9
SEEN 2011
Photography exhibition; Studio Altius, 2301 S. Big Bend; for info, call 314-769-9769 or visit www.studioaltius.com.

January 2-28
TATE FOLEY: WE BUY GOLD
Cecille Hunt Gallery, 8342 Big Bend; for info, visit www.webster.edu/news.

January 4-February 17
SUNRISE-SUNSET
Work by Meg Matson; reception 1/20, 6-9 p.m.; Gateway Gallery, 21 N. Bemiston; 314-402-1959.

Through January 28
WALLACE SMITH PAINTINGS
Sheldon Galleries, 3648 Washington; […]

ArtFul Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

 

Through February 23

TIM EBERHARDT: VESSELS,

TILES, FIGURES

Opening reception, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery, 11333 Big Bend; 314-984-7632.

 

Through February 23

SUKKAH CITY ANNEX: DEFYING

& DEFINING BOUNDARIES

Works by eight artists; Art St. Louis, 555 Washington; for info, call 314-241-4810 or visit www.artstlouis.org.

 

Through February 25

MIKE CALWAY-FAGEN:

INDETERMINATE LENGTH

Good Citizen Gallery, 2247 Gravois; for info, call 314-348-4587 or visit www.goodcitizenstl.com.

 

January […]

ArtFul Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

 

Through May 20

ARCHIE GRANOT: THE PAPERCUT HAGGADAH

MOCRA, 3700 West Pine Mall on the SLU campus; for info, call 314-977-7170 or visit mocra.slu.edu.

 

March 2-30

STEPHEN MALLON: BRACE FOR IMPACT:

AFTERMATH OF FLIGHT 1549

Opening reception, 5-7 p.m.; May Photography Gallery, 8300 Big Bend; 314-961-7673 or  www.webster.edu/maygallery.

 

March 2-31

A TALE OF LOVE

Oil painting by Teresa Wang; reception, March 5, 6-8 […]

ArtFul Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

Through May 11
May 2-9
A CHROMATIC CONFLUENCE
Temporary public art installation; by principals Lucy Begg and Robert Gay of Thoughtbarn; corner of Grand and Samuel Shepard Drive in Grand Center.

May 3-26
A SENSE OF PLACE: COLLABORATIVE II
Featuring work of selected area high school students; Gallery 210 on the UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or visit www.gallery210.umsl.edu.

May […]

ArtFul Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS
June 1-30
JUNE BUG
Paintings by Craig Downs; opening reception, 6-8 p.m.; Northwest Coffee Roasting Company, 8401 Maryland in Clayton; for info, call 314-791-6466 or visit www.craigdownsart.com.

June 9-July 26
BLURR, OVER THE EDGE
Concurrent multi-media exhibitions; opening reception, 6-8 p.m.; Art St. Louis, 555 Washington; 314-241-4810, www.artstl.org.

Through June 16
PERSPECTIVES
Works by Mark Weber and Ruth Reese; PHD […]

ARTful HAPPENINGS October 2010

NEW EXHIBITS

 

September 24-October 22

CREATORECORDER

Photography by Sarah Carmody; opening reception, 5-7 p.m.; May Gallery, 8300 Big Bend; for info, call 314-246-7673 or visit www.carmodyphoto.com.

 

*September 26-December 12

JAMES ROSEN: THE ARTIST & THE CAPABLE OBSERVER

Survey of 60 years of artwork; Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), on St. Louis University campus; for info, write mocra@slu.edu.

 

*October 1-10

AMERICAN CRAFT WEEK

Nationwide […]

ARTful Living

Happy New Year!!

Remember how we held our collective breath, waiting for the new millennium to send gremlins into our computers? That was ten years ago! I learned something from that period of global worry; primarily, don’t stress unnecessarily. There are plenty of causes for concern in our world, without adding worry for what might possibly […]

ARTful Living

by Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky

Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Ah, February: the month of  amore, amour, amor, laska, milosc, lieben—however you say it, the month spells L-O-V-E!

 

“Passion is like glass,” states Third Degree Glass Factory’s recent press release, “ever changing, beautiful, unique, timeless and HOT.” Heat things up with your honey on February 13 at the “Hearts on […]

Artful Living

by Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky

Healthy Planet Arts Editor

 

Art Of Love

 

Ah, February: the month of  amore, amour, amor, laska, milosc, lieben—however you say it, the month spells L-O-V-E!

 

“Passion is like glass,” states Third Degree Glass Factory’s recent press release, “ever changing, beautiful, unique, timeless and HOT.” Heat things up with your honey on February 13 at the […]

ARTFUL LIVING

With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky

Healthy Planet Arts Editor

 

S-l-o-w D-o-w-n

And Enjoy The Experience of Art

 

I wear multiple hats, as so many people in the arts tend to do. When not writing for The Healthy Planet magazine, I work for Missouri Artisans Association/ The Best of Missouri Hands. This statewide nonprofit organization recently formed a collaboration with […]

ARTFUL LIVING

With Michelle “Mike” Ochincky

Healthy Planet Arts Editor

 

Experiencing Art:

The French Connection…

 

Albert Hubbard declared, “Art is not a thing; it is a way.” And ARTful living has many facets. A huge part of art, I think, is the experiencing of it—namely, the “way.”

When the opportunity arose to share rent on a little house in the Languedoc region […]

ARTFUL LIVING

With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Art Is A Hot Ticket This Summer

 

A great place to beat the summer heat is in a movie theater. Films are relaxing, entertaining, thought-provoking, discussion-starting, scary, moving, or just plain fun.

My family has always enjoyed the silver screen. I remember when outside summer playtime would end early for the […]

ArtFul Living

With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky

The Arts Gets Creative On Tight Budgets

 

Everyone struggles today to squeeze pennies but nonprofit arts institutions and organizations are real masters at making money go a long way.

 

At a time when finances are especially tight for nonprofit arts entities, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has come up with a creative way to raise […]

ArtFul Living

With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky

Healthy Planet Arts Editor

 

Art & Fine Craft Are A Part Of Everyday Life

 

We take a lot for granted, don’t we? Sometimes, we simply overlook what’s right in our backyard. That attitude changes this month.

October 1-10 marks the first-ever American Craft Week. This is a national grassroots celebration intended to raise awareness of […]

ARTFUL LIVING

With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky

Healthy Planet Arts Editor

 

November Is Art Show Season

 

The best artists and fine crafts artisans come to town on November 5,6,7 for the 9th Annual ARTstravaganza!, a wonderful art-filled extravaganza. For many years, the event has been a highlight of Missouri Artisans Association, the 501c3 statewide arts organization better known as The Best […]

ARTFUL LIVING

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

 

Celebrating My Fifth Year With Healthy Planet

 

With a new year comes a new calendar, always a good time to review the past year.

Anniversaries, however, encourage us to think over a longer period of time.

I wrote my first ARTful Living column for The Healthy […]

ARTFUL LIVING

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

I Love Surprises!

Know what my favorite part of this season is? I love the surprises!

Who can look at a wrapped holiday gift and not wonder what’s inside? Confess it: there’s not one of us who hasn’t shaken a package trying to guess what it held before opening it. How many […]

ARTFUL LIVING

With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky

Healthy Planet Arts Editor

PROFILE IN ARTS
The Contemporary Art museum St. Louis

I like to visit art museums, and have seen quite a few of them, all over the world. I love the Prado in Madrid. I’ve been awed by the Louvre in Paris. The Albertina in Vienna is so special and the Musee […]

ArtFul Living

With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky

Healthy Planet Arts Editor

 

I’ll Never Say ‘Never’ Again!

 

I never cover animal events. I never cover recorded music. And I’ll never say “never” again.

You’ve seen the billboards all over town announcing Cavalia. A beautiful white horse, the epitome of strength and grace. The design simplicity of the billboard says “art.”

Described as a […]

ArtFul Living

With Michelle “Mike” Oconicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

This month’s column is all about ME.

Yes, ME!! I’m delighted to celebrate the month with my very favorite events—and I think some of them are your favorites, too!

The best place to start is a walk to the world-class art museums and galleries of Grand Center on May 11. […]

ArtFul Living

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky

Happy Father’s Day! In honor of great dads everywhere, I’ve decided to fill this column with ARTful events that guys will love.

Now I don’t really know what guys will love. Sometimes I can’t even guess what the guys in my family like for dinner. But, when I mentioned […]

ArtFul Living – Can You Say, Free???

With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

The arts sometimes are viewed as a luxury, using “expendable income.” That’s a fact in lots of places. I’ve spent as much as $35 for admission to art museums in some parts of the world. This month, however, I was truly struck by how many free—absolutely free– ARTful […]

ArtFul Living: September is Opening Month For Many Shows

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

September signals the opening of school, the opening of a (hopefully!) cooler season and, best of all, the opening of new exhibitions and performances.

Have you ever wanted to collaborate with an artist to create a piece of art that draws public attention? What would it be like to say […]

Artists Boutique Set For Nov. 6 & 7 In Kirkwood

On November 6 and 7, the Artists Boutique show returns to the Kirkwood Community Center. Billed as “The Quality Arts and Crafts Show,” Artists Boutique has a reputation for being a top-notch event.  Even after many years, this show continues to draw strong crowds and loyal shoppers.

The Artists Boutique group began forty-five years ago as […]

ArtStravaganza Moves To ArtSpace at Crestwood Court Nov. 5-7

Fine, Folk, and Fun Artwork by Best of Missouri Hands Juried Members

 

Treat yourself to an artful extravagance at ARTstravaganza! at its new home in ArtSpace in Crestwood Court on the first weekend in November.  The 9th annual ARTstravaganza! art festival features fine, fun and folk artwork by The Best of Missouri Hands (BOMH) juried artist […]

Ask The Herb Lady

With Cathy Burkemper

Q: I already know that Oil of Oregano is a wonderful natural antibiotic.  Does it make a difference if you use the encapsulated oil or the liquid?

A: Wild oregano oil is more powerful than goldenseal or Echinacea, therefore making it a very powerful natural antibiotic.  It is also very beneficial in treating bacterial […]

ASK THE HERB LADY

With Cathy Burkemper

 

Leg Cramps, Heavy Periods &  Hemorrhoids

 

 

Q: I often suffer from leg cramps when I’m sleeping.  What could be causing these?

 

A: Leg cramps are a very common complaint.  Usually, they are caused by a mineral imbalance.  Most people think they are low in potassium, but low levels of calcium and magnesium can also cause […]

ASK THE HERB LADY

Cathy Burkemper

Constipation

Q: I seem to be constipated a lot and have to take some type of laxative to help me.  I am confused as to all the different types.  Can you please explain them to me and advise me as to what I can do perhaps through my diet?

A: There are many things that can […]

ASK THE HERB LADY

With Cathy Burkemper

 

Memory Loss & Heart Disease

 

Q: I am 67 years old and seem to be forgetting everything lately.  What kind of nutritional supplement can I take to keep this from getting worse?

 

A: There are several different supplements that you could take to improve your memory.  The most common supplement is Gingko Biloba.  It provides […]

Ask The HERB LADY

With Cathy Burkemper

 

Should I Avoid Drinking liquids with meals?

What is a “Healing Crisis” With Colon Cleansing?

 

Q: Someone told me that I should not drink any type of liquid along with my meals.  Is this true?

 

A: If you have any type of digestive disorder, then I would agree that you should not drink any liquids with […]

ASK THE HERB LADY

Cathy Burkemper

 

How Much Vitamim D Do I Need To Take?

 

Is there a natural remedy for snoring?

 

Q: I get Vitamin D with my calcium and get a little bit of sun a couple of times a week.  Should I take additional Vitamin D?

A: The RDA for Vitamin D used to be 400 IU’s.  It has now […]

Ask The HERB LADY

By Cathy Burkemper

 

 

Can You Tell Me About The Healthy Benefits

Of Coconut Oil & Prickly Pear Cactus?

 

Q: Can you please tell me what the benefits of coconut oil are?

A: Coconut oil (CO) has many benefits for health and beauty.  First, let me explain that CO is a fatty acid.  It is actually a medium-chain triglyceride […]

ASK THE HERB LADY

By Cathy Burkemper

 

Why Is Folic Acid So Important?

What Can I Do For Fever Blisters?

 

Q:Why is Folic Acid so important?

 

A: Folic Acid, or Folate, is a very important nutrient for everyone, not just pregnant women.  In fact, the FDA requires food manufacturers to add it to grain products such as cereal and pasta.  It helps make […]

ASK THE HERB LADY

Cathy Burkemper

 

Natural Herbal Help For PMS or High Cholesterol

 

Q: Do you have any suggestions for PMS?  About one week prior to starting my period, I get very anxious, bloated and have extremely tender breasts.  What can I do?

 

A: There are a lot of choices when it comes to PMS.  Hormonal changes can affect our bodies […]

Ask The HERB LADY

With Cathy Burkemper

 

What About Sinus Problems?

How Much Vitamin C?

 

Q: I heard something about using Xylitol for sinus problems.  Isn’t Xylitol used as a sweetener?

 

A Yes.  Xylitol is an all natural sweetener that offers many health benefits, such as; reducing the amount of dental cavities, and to help prevent chronic sinus and ear infections.  When used […]

ASK THE HERB LADY

Cathy Burkemper

 

Natural Herbal Help For PMS or High Cholesterol

 

Q: Do you have any suggestions for PMS?  About one week prior to starting my period, I get very anxious, bloated and have extremely tender breasts.  What can I do?

 

A: There are a lot of choices when it comes to PMS.  Hormonal changes can affect our bodies […]

Ask The Herb Lady

With Cathy Burkemper

Q: I am a bit overweight and practically live off of carbohydrates and sugar.  I know I need to change my eating habits because I am worried about becoming diabetic (it runs in my family).  Can you recommend any supplements that may help me?

A: You are indeed a candidate for diabetes, especially pre-diabetes.  […]

ASK THE HERB LADY

with Cathy Burkemper

Holiday Overeating?

Iron Deficiency Anemia

Q: Help!  The holidays are here and I know I am going to overeat.  Any suggestions?

A: Everyone is worried about over indulging and gaining an extra pound or two over the holidays.  Do you want to enjoy the cookies, candies, great meals and holiday parties without the guilt?  There is […]

Ask The Herb Lady

With Cathy Burkemper

Stop Smoking Herbs?
and
What’s The Story With Red Pepper?

Q: I really want to stop smoking.  Are there any natural supplements that may make this easier for me?

A: I applaud you for wanting to take the step to stop smoking.  This is not always an easy thing to do, but there are a few things […]

Ask The Herb Lady

With Cathy Burkemper

 

Please Explain Different Types of Vitamin B12

 

Q: I am confused about

the different types of B12. Can you please explain?

 

A: This is a question I get asked very frequently.  Many of us have a Vitamin B12 deficiency and look to a supplement to help.  However, if we are not taking the right type, […]

Ask The Herb Lady

With Cathy Burkemper

 

daily probiotics?

~~~

herbs that aid breast milk production

 

Q: Should I take a probiotic every day?

 

A:        Probiotics, aka good bacteria or friendly flora, can be very beneficial if taken every day.  Think of probiotics as soldiers for your body.  They are working very hard in your intestinal tract to help your body eliminate toxins and […]

Ask The Herb Lady

With Cathy Burkemper

Headaches

Eye Health

 

Q: I have been having a lot of headaches lately.  How do I figure out the cause and what can I do to relieve the pain?

A: Headaches can be very difficult to figure out.  There are many factors that can contribute to your headaches.  For example:  weather, allergies, hormonal activity, diet, and […]

Ask The HERB LADY

Cathy Burkemper

Natural remedies For Physical & Emotional Stress

Q: Help! I have four kids under the age of seven, work full time and try to keep up the house. I constantly feel stressed. I drink coffee all day just to stay awake. Is there anything I can take that is natural and […]

Ask The Herb Lady

By Cathy Burkemper


Arnica & Vitamin C Before Surgery
…And…Aloe has many Health Benefits

Q: My wisdom teeth are impacted and I will be having surgery to have them extracted. Can you recommend anything that might help the procedure go more smoothly?

A: Oh my. I can sympathize with you because I had the same procedure when […]

Ask the Herb Lady BURP!!! What Can I Do For Digestive Gas?

With Cathy Burkemper

 

Q:        I seem to have a lot of gas and belching after every meal.  I am 52 years old and in great health.  I’ve tried antacids, but they only seem to work temporarily.  Any suggestions?

 

A:        Do not take an antacid.  They do exactly what their name suggests – neutralize the stomach acid.  They […]

Ask The HERB LADY.

By Cathy Burkemper

Q: Right before my menstrual cycle, my breasts become extremely painful and tender.  I can even feel tiny little bumps in them.  Should I be concerned?

A: Any time you feel something abnormal in your breasts, I recommend seeing a physician.  More than likely, you are experiencing fibrocystic breasts.  This is a very common […]

Ask The Manifestation Maven

Kimberly Schneider,

M.Ed., J.D., LPC

 

Dear Kimberly,

I have a big home renovation project I’ve been putting off for months.  I even bought a lot of the materials and started tearing some things out, and now everything is in chaos and I just can’t seem to get motivated to finish.  What’s my problem? Emily

 

Dear Emily,

If you’ve been […]

Ask The Manifestation Maven

Kimberly Schneider,

M.Ed., J.D., LPC

 

IRELAND:  Land of Shapeshifters and Dreamers

Do you ever wish you could go back in time? I’ve always been fascinated with ancient civilizations.  As a child one of my favorite books described the 7 wonders of the ancient world.  I started reading historical fiction about the Roman Empire’s relationship to the Hebrews, […]

At John Beal Roofing, We Have Great News For Those of You Who Care About The Planet!

Do you need to replace the roof on your home or commercial building?  You can use eco-friendly roofing materials that protect both your home and the environment.  Now more than ever, it’s easy to save energy and be environmentally responsible when making your roofing choices.

According to the EPA, about $40 billion is spent annually in […]

Award-Winning Journalist Jack Shenker Comes to Webster University Oct. 3

Webster University will host award-winning British journalist Jack Shenker at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood. The free lecture is open to the public.

A correspondent for the United Kingdom’s Guardian newspaper as well as a wide range of other magazines and newspapers, Shenker made headlines around the globe earlier this […]

Bad, Bad Chemical Fertilizers?

by Randy Greene

Are chemical fertilizers really as bad as we have been told? Chemical fertilizers are here for a reason.  They are meant to provide food for a plant regardless of the condition of the soil.  The most concise way to explain the purpose of chemical fertilizers is that they are meant to “provide the […]

BarkinTheParkPix

Be Surrounded by 3,000 Blue Morpho Butterflies

During MARCH MORPHO MANIA TM At The Butterfly House!

 

Throughout the month of March, the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield offers visitors an experience not to be missed: be surrounded by more than 3,000 tropical blue morpho butterflies in free flight, ten times the usual number! Don’t miss the March Morpho ManiaTM total immersion […]

Beekeeping Classes Offered At Maritz, February 11, Sure To Be Abuzz With Activity

Do you keep bees? Have you ever wanted to learn how to keep bees?

The Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association will offer courses for both beginners and experienced beekeepers on Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Maritz in Fenton, Missouri.

Prominent bee researcher and Bee Culture columnist Jennifer Berry, certified master beekeeper Erin […]

Believe in Spontaneous Healing: Medical Spiritual Wellness for Bushwhackers

by Simon Yu, MD

with Chaplain Paul R. Johnson

 

Do you believe in Spontaneous Healing and Miracles? I do. You don’t have to be a deeply religious person to believe in “spontaneous healing” or miracles. Most Holistic medical doctors believe in spontaneous healing, although often the conventional medical profession calls the phenomenon the “placebo effect.”

 

I have addressed […]

BENEFITS OF IONIC DETOXIFICATION

Many Americans are looking for ways to be proactive about their health – from eating healthier to getting regular exercise. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, not to mention the money we save by staying out of the doctor’s office.

Alternative therapies have gained in popularity as people are becoming increasingly skeptical […]

Best Pets For College

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

College is upon us and depending on our living conditions, many students look for appropriate pets to keep close to their heart.

Humans bond with animals, and vice versa.  At home, we may have traditional pets like dogs and cats.  However, as students head for college, they often search out a replacement […]

Beware of These Botanicals

by Teresa Garden, DVM

This has been the most wondrous and enjoyable St. Louis spring in many years. Days have been sunny and warm; nights cool. Due to this great weather our plants and flowers have showered us with a dazzling array of beauty and lushness. And while their beauty can be breath-taking, […]

Bi-State Green Expo Set For Jan 21-23 In Belleville, Illinois

St. Louis area premier green event is happening January 21-23 at the Belle Clair Fairgrounds in Belleville, IL.  Eco-friendly vendors, businesses, and companies will showcase products and services to clientele who are interested in cost-saving and earth-friendly life styles.  With free admission, all attendees can browse, shop, learn, and network while discovering what is available […]

Bi-State Green Expo Set For January 22-24 In Belleville, Illinois

On January 22- 24, 2010, the St. Louis Metro area will have the opportunity to be entertained and educated in a totally green-friendly environment. Bi State Green Expo is hosting an exposition at the Belle Clair Fairgrounds in Belleville, Illinois where green businesses and green consumers can come together in one convenient location.

In a world […]

Bio-Cybernetic and Energy Medicine Conference, September 9th to 11th

If you are a physician or practitioner using conventional diagnoses with conditions that Western medical science finds difficult to cure, or even labels as “incurable,” then you will want to know about Bio-Cybernetic and Energy Medicine for your practice.  Eastern medicine has understood energy flows in the body for 4,000 years.  Energy Medicine measures these […]

Biological Dentistry Offers Our Patients Choices

By Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN
(Certified Clinical Nutritionist)

In the beginning of my dental career, I was taught that the importance of saving teeth was to provide a healthy, stable dentition that would support the chewing and mastication of our food. If there was decay we know how to restore it. If there was an infected tooth, […]

Biological Dentistry: Today’s Paradigm Shift

By Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN (Certified Clinical Nutritionist)

After graduating from dental school in 1983, I felt I had received an excellent education. I thought I had the proper dental skills necessary to help my patients restore, repair and maintain their teeth and periodontal (the tissue and structures surrounding and supporting the teeth) health for years […]

Bisphenol A: A Dental Concern
for Our Patients or Not?

By Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN (Certified Clinical Nutritionist)

An important lesson that I’ve learned over the years about Biological Dentistry is to ask questions. Then to be willing to make the appropriate changes that seem necessary for improving the health and well being of our patients.The use of specific dental materials and their biological compatibility for […]

Black or White?

by Dr. Alethea Eller

 

5:30 AM.  It is THE BEST time of day in my house.  First of all, it is quiet.  Having 3 small kids, quiet moments are cherished.  However, I think it is my most beloved time because that is when I get my morning cup of coffee.  No high maintenance blends or fancy […]

BLUESWEEK Festival Announces Schedule Of Performers

Bluesweek is Saint Louis’ premier Blues celebration, drawing from the most influential players and historians in the Blues community. Held on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, in beautiful downtown St. Louis, this year’s Bluesweek Festival benefits the National Blues Museum, as it showcases talent from along the Blues Highway, Clarksdale to […]

Body Awareness, Kinesthetic Sense & Proprioception

By Sally Cina

 

What is kinesthetic sense?  It is the sense that tells a home-run hitter that the ball will go out of the park, because he hit the ball just right & he knows before the crowd does that the ball is on the way to the bleachers.  The proprioceptors in his muscles as he […]

Boldly Go Explore with the Saint Louis Science Center and Star Trek: The Exhibition

Appearing for the first time in St. Louis, Star Trek: The Exhibition brings 45 years of authentic Star Trek artifacts to life at the Saint Louis Science Center. Featuring one-of- a-kind costumes, props and filming models from every Star Trek television series and feature film, this exhibition will amaze and inspire Star Trek fans and […]

Breaking News…Breaking News… Breaking News… Spend A Day With St. Louis’ Integrative Thinkers

Attending our 1st annual SLiiM Symposium:

“Foundations of Optimal Health”

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Purser Center, Chesterfield, MO 63017

www.sliim.org

 

SLiiM began as a “grassroots group of physicians” brought together by Kristen Brokaw, Sales Rep for Ortho Molecular Products and Eric Nielson from Spectra Cell Laboratories in 2008 and has been meeting for over two years. Their goal is to:

1. […]

Bring Your Camera & Walking Shoes

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky

It was a beautiful autumn day –the kind of day I’d waited for all summer and one to treasure before winter arrives– when I arrived at Laumeier Sculpture Park in Sunset Hills with my camera and walking shoes.

Besides a fresh coat of red paint on the park’s signature “The Way” sculpture, a […]

Bringing Nature Home

by Cindy Gilberg

 

Biodiversity is increasingly threatened around the globe through habitat destruction. In “Bringing Nature Home”, author Doug Tallamy gives compelling insight into our historically non-native approach to development and landscaping that has produced landscapes devoid of many plant and animal species that were once common sights. Suburbia is a vast area connected by lawns, […]

Burnout Syndrome: Late Stage of Exhaustion

by Simon Yu, MD

Fatigue and exhaustion is one of the most common complaints seen in doctors’ offices besides depression, anxiety, allergies, hypoglycemia, and aches and pain. Have you ever felt “bone tired?” Have you been so tired that your body feels numb, your brain feels foggy and you feel like a Zombie throughout the day? […]

By Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN

If you were building a new house, would you be concerned about the materials being used to construct your home? Years ago, asbestos was used in insulation products, fireproofing, acoustical materials and floor tiles. We now know that asbestos causes lung cancer and mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the chest and the abdominal cavity). […]

C.S.A.’s WHAT THEY ARE, WHAT THEY DO, AND WHY YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE

By Gretchen Morfogen

 

Community Supported Agriculture or C.S.A.’s are simply you directly financially support a local farmer and in return acquiring field fresh produce for your family or business on a weekly basis throughout the growing season. More and more people are benefiting from this agricultural exercise in gathering the freshest possible produce, meat, eggs, poultry, […]

CalciYUM! May is Osteoporosis Prevention Month

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

What better time to talk about the importance of adequate calcium and vitamin D intake than during Osteoporosis Prevention Month! Perhaps your parents told you to drink your milk when you were growing up, and rightfully so. Milk is an excellent source of calcium and […]

Can You Answer Life’s Big Questions? What’s Next?

by Shannon Casey Falkenstein
Executive & Career Coach

“Figure out who you are; then do it on purpose.”
–Dolly Parton

What will your life look like in September?

Can you imagine smelling the first crisp scent of fall and realizing that another summer has passed and…you’re doing the same things, getting the same results?

Kind of a bummer, huh?

Now imagine […]

Can You Imagine Reversing the Aging of Your Structure?

by Dr. Brenda Kingen

 

After almost nineteen years in practice, one of my biggest frustrations has been when patients come to me with certain conditions and have been told that “it’s normal for their age” or “it’s all a part of getting old”! Kingen Chiropractic recently became the first BStrong4Life™ Center in Missouri. With this training […]

Cancer and Animlas: Part 1

By Ava Frick, DVM

 

One of the most feared words to an animal owner is “cancer.”  We know what it has done to family and friends and we cringe at the thought of that happening to our dear animals.  The word rings with emotions of pain, helplessness, hopelessness, and sooner than later the inevitable, death.

What happens […]

CANINE COUNTRY: A RETREAT FOR DOGS AND PEOPLE ALIKE

Retired veterinarian Bill Dierberg and his family opened Canine Country four years ago to offer a place for all types of dogs to enjoy and frolic freely while spending time with their owners.

Canine Country is a private facility featuring, two enclosed 20 acre meadows, five other enclosed areas from 3 to 7 acres, a walking […]

Career & Education Guide

A Gathering Place Wellness Education CTR

A Gathering Place Massage School teaches massage therapy and healing modalities from the heart!  With our small class sizes, we become like family.  And that is a key to helping our students prepare and Pass the National Board Exam.  Our National Board Exam pass ratio is 97%, on a cumulative […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Chiropractic

By Dr. Brenda L. Kingen

 

When I try to thread a needle, button my shirt, or crochet, I can’t seem to feel my finger tips.  I’ve also noticed when unscrewing jars, my grip feels weak.  In fact, I almost dropped a cup of coffee the other day.  I wake up 3-4 times a night and I […]

Caution: Pet Care In Summer

by Jeff Jensen

It’s Summer time! This is the time of year we relax and kick back, do a little BBQ, hang out by the lake or pool and just plain take it easy. Plus it’s the perfect time to have your pets hang out with you! With just a few simple precautions […]

CD Release Concert Oct. 19 Celebrating 15 Years Of Autumn’s Child

In 1995 Mark Holland made a life changing discovery in the world of music – he found the Native American Flute (or did it find him?) The wood flute was just on the verge of a type of renaissance or re-awakening. When Holland began using the Native Flute he started a group, Autumn’s Child. At […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in A Healthy Way

by Kari Hartel, RD, LD

Program Coordinator, Cooking Matters, Operation Food Search

 

 

Valentine’s Day brings not only feelings of love and joy, it also brings high-calorie chocolates, candies, cookies, and other treats. Since February is American Heart Month, which aims to encourage adopting permanent lifestyle changes to keep your heart healthy, let’s try to celebrate the love-filled […]

Celiac Disease & Gluten-Free Foods

By Katherine Woldum, RD, LD

 

Celiac disease, or gluten-sensitive enteropathy, once thought to be rare, is a chronic autoimmune intestinal disease, that is now recognized as one of the most common inherited diseases, with a world prevalence of about 1:266 people.  For those individuals with close relatives with the disease, the prevalence is more like  1 […]

Cell Phones & Universal Chips

By Kathleen H. Christ, NCMBT, LMT

 

A growing body of evidence has shown that the Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) and Frequencies (EMF) emitted from cell phones, cordless, phones, iPods, PDAs, Bluetooth, etc…, also called Electropollution, can have a devastating effect on our health and wellness, and may increase our risk of disease and illness over time.

In fact, […]

Changing Farmers’ Lives One Farm Family At A Time

By Nancy Smith, Secretary, Farm to Family

Since it’s always been the plan of Farm to Family to change the lives of our Missouri and Illinois farm families, we shouldn’t be surprised when it works, but sometimes it works so well that we are amazed!  Laban Graber, of Green Meadow Family Farms, and his family are […]

Cheese From Contented Cows

By Nancy Smith,

Secretary, Farm to Family Naturally

 

I admit it.  I’m a huge fan of cheese–any cheese.   But really high quality local cheese made from creamy Jersey cows who are grass-fed and free to roam in sunny pastures?  Now that’s good cheese!

If you came to our Food and Farms Expo in September, you probably had […]

Clean Air Partnership teams with EPA to bring EnviroFlash air quality forecasting service to the St. Louis area

Article courtesy of the St. Louis Regional

Clean Air Partnership

 

This summer, individuals in search of the latest air quality information need to look no further than their e-mail inboxes. Thanks to a new partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership (The Partnership) is now providing area residents with […]

Clean Teeth Reduce Illness

By Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN

(Certified Clinical Nutritionist)

 

In 2008, researchers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis completed a year long study which shows that a simple and inexpensive way to reduce the risk of potentially deadly pneumonia in intensive care patients is to keep their teeth clean.

This interesting study was performed by nurse specialists in […]

Cleanse The Right Way

by Michele Johnson

Cleanses are a great beginning to a new diet plan or jump starting your metabolism to get through plateaus.  Even if you are not dieting, you’ll have a feeling of more energy and well-being.

The first step is to eat lower on the food chain.  Avoid meat and carbohydrates and add more fruits and […]

Cleansing Helps Break Up Congestion, Blocked Energy & Pain

By Kathleen H. Christ, NCMBT, LMT

 

New Year’s resolutions, Lent and other religious practices, all look to reestablishing health and wellness of body and soul after the shortest and coldest days of the year (less sunlight/Vitamin D).  Interestingly, we also find Valentine’s Day right in the middle of these events as though to add more fuel […]

Coalition Report

 

By Kathleen Logan Smith

Executive Director ; Missouri Coalition For The Environment

Do You Know

What You’re Eating?

 

What you eat affects your health. What is in the U.S. package of legislation collectively known as “The Farm Bill” also affects your health. It also affects your bank account, your water, your air, and the soil upon which agriculture […]

COALITION REPORT

by Kathleen Logan Smith

Executive Director ; Missouri Coalition For The Environment

www.moeniron.org

Secret Food Bill Scheming Reminds Us of Our Power to Change

In this column, we’ve been learning more about the U.S. Farm Bill, the package of legislation that impacts our food system- what is grown, how it’s grown, and how much it costs us. The Farm […]

Coalition Report

by Kathleen Logan Smith

Executive Director ; Missouri Coalition For The Environment

www.moeniron.org

Farm Bill 2012: All Eaters Must Come to the Table

In this column, we’ve been learning more about the U.S. Farm Bill, the package of legislation that impacts our food system- what is grown, how it’s grown, and how much it costs us. The Farm Bill, […]

Coalition Report

by Kathleen Logan Smith

Executive Director; Missouri Coalition For The Environment

www.moeniron.org

 

Earth To Nixon: Jobs Plan Needs Missouri Roots

 

Missourians need jobs. And we need food. And we need energy. Generally, jobs ensure we can buy food and keep the power on.

Last month, on January 14, the St. Louis Post Dispatch ran two headlines side by side:

“Nixon unveils […]

COALITION REPORT

by Kathleen Logan Smith

Executive Director; Missouri Coalition For The Environment

www.moeniron.org

Finding No Joy In Being Right

 

This spring if you are lucky enough to live near a healthy, natural stream, hear the serenade of the spring peepers, watch fish dart in the waters, see turtles sunning themselves, and experience that delight of a child discovering minnows and […]

Coalition Report: GAME ON! FOOD FIGHT!

by Kathleen Logan Smith
Executive Director; Missouri Coalition For The Environment
www.moeniron.org

Our nation’s food fate is now in the hands of the U.S. Senate as that body shapes the 2012 Farm Bill, the law that impacts our food, soil, water and pocketbooks.

The Senate Agriculture Committee has proposed keeping costly subsidies that overwhelmingly go to the most […]

Coalition Report: Jobs & Prosperity at Our Table

by Kathleen Logan Smith, Executive Director Missouri Coalition for the Environment

In this column, we’ve been learning more about the U.S. Farm Bill, the package of legislation that impacts our food system- what is grown, how it’s grown, and how much it costs. The Farm Bill, or the Food Bill as it should be known, is […]

COALITION REPORT
Chew on This: Organic Tops Chemical Ag

By Kathleen Logan Smith
Executive Director ; Missouri Coalition For The Environmen

In this column, we’ve been learning more about the U.S. Farm Bill, the package of legislation that impacts our food system- what is grown, how it’s grown, and how much it costs. The Farm Bill, or the Food Bill as it should be known, is […]

COCA Family Theatre Series Offers Theatre, Music & Dance

by Nancy Goldstein

The COCA Family Theatre Series is a cultural jewel in St. Louis for families with children 3-12. Presented by PNC Arts Alive, the series is presented in an intimate, 400-seat theatre – where every seat is close to the stage. The COCA Family Theatre Series includes a wide range of theatre, music, and […]

Cohousing in the Context of a State-of-the-Art Affordable Urban Ecovillage

By Tom Braford

 

Cohousing is now well established in the US with a successful history of twenty years and close to 120 established communities with many more on the way.  This plus a much longer history in Europe guarantee that the movement is here to stay.  The US movement is also now sufficiently mature and stable […]

Colonics Reduce Bloating, Increase Energy

By Cindy Caldwell

 

Do you wish you weren’t BLOATED ALL THE TIME???  Do you wish you could feel better?  Do you wish you could have a normal, easy bowel movement?  How about more energy…could you use some more of that?  Colonics or colon hydrotherapy may be your answer.  Decreased bloating, increased energy and improved bowel movements […]

Color Me Blue, Color Me Red: Bio-Cybernetics and Color Medicine Conference in St. Louis

By Simon Yu, MD

 

What is Color Medicine? Does Color really promote healing? It has been known for thousands of years that colors have profound effects on man and all living organisms. Colors have also been associated with symbols of mysticism and used for physical rejuvenation and emotional and spiritual healing.

There is probably no civilization or […]

Color Me Blue, Color Me Red: Bio-Cybernetics and Color Medicine Conference in St. Louis

By Simon Yu, MD

 

What is Color Medicine? Does Color really promote healing? It has been known for thousands of years that colors have profound effects on man and all living organisms. Colors have also been associated with symbols of mysticism and used for physical rejuvenation and emotional and spiritual healing.

There is probably no civilization or […]

Colorado Dude Ranches offer Horses, Cowboys & Happy Trails

By Heidi Schoen,

Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

 

January in Missouri is marked by short, cold, gray days. Dreams of summer are welcome distractions during this hibernation time. Buried now in powdery drifts reaching 300”, I dream about snow covered Grand County Colorado.  I vacationed there with my daughter in August and it is a thrilling vacation […]

Combat Technology’s Strain; Improve Your Ergonomics Today

by Dr. Stephen Costantino

With our increased sedentary lifestyle and dependency on technology, Americans are suffering more and more frequently from repetitive micro-traumas. There are three key factors to the science of ergonomics: force, repetition and posture.

If any one of these increases too much, we need to reduce the others to maintain balance. Nearly half of […]

Come See The Show At New Town St. Charles

If you haven’t come out to New Town at St. Charles to participate in all the activities offered, than you are missing out on one of the greatest venues for family entertainment in the area. For over five years now New Town has been providing a full summer schedule of fun and free events, and […]

Complementary Care Services Alternative Hospice’s Different Approach to Dying

By Deborah Gambill,

LMT/CYI/Reiki Practioner

 

In most indigenous cultures a death is considered no less important than a birth—acknowledging  the  mystery and beauty surrounding the  end of a life’s cycle…friends and family pause and bear witness to the final miracle as the soul moves forth.   Alternative Hospice comforts and supports their patients and  families through natural […]

Complementary Care Services Alternative Hospice’s Different Approach to Dying

By Deborah Gambill,

LMT/CYI/Reiki Practioner

 

In most indigenous cultures a death is considered no less important than a birth—acknowledging  the  mystery and beauty surrounding the  end of a life’s cycle…friends and family pause and bear witness to the final miracle as the soul moves forth.   Alternative Hospice comforts and supports their patients and  families through natural […]

Confused about Breast Health Screening?

By Linda Weber Spradling

 

There has been much controversy in the news lately regarding mammograms.  For many years women were told to start yearly, screening mammograms at age 40.  Since cancer is now the disease most likely to lead to premature death women are justifiably concerned that breast cancer will be the cancer they are most […]

Connie’s Green Grocery Offers
Organic Produce “Delivered”

There are many reasons why buying organic is a good decision.  At Connie’s Green Grocery, we understand these reasons and have included just a few of those for you here.

HELP SMALL FARMERS

Although more and more large-scale farms are making the conversion to organic practices, most organic farms are small, independently owned family farms of fewer […]

Contemplating Green Technologies

by Don Fitz

 

How could a $20 light bulb cost less than a $1.48 one?  Ideas for green living are popping up everywhere.  Right now, light bulbs are a glowing issue.  We all know that fluorescent bulbs are far more efficient than the incandescent ones that are being phased out.  But no sooner than we get […]

Continue Care For Maximum Results

By Dr. Paul Hyland

Have you ever wondered why it seems to take a long time to complete the prescribed course of chiropractic care even though you may have been out of pain for a long period of time?

There are normally three stages of care that you will go through during your course of treatment. They […]

Cool St. Louis: It’s Not Too Late To Lose 5000 Pounds

by Tom & Carol Braford

 

Many people make New Years resolutions in January and for many of us it includes losing some weight.  This year, in our household we have a different kind of weight loss resolution; we will be adopting the Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5000 Pounds by David Gershon.

Like […]

Count on Aladdin Chem-Dry for The Cleanest, Driest Carpets – Naturally!

In a town crowded with carpet cleaners, you might wonder how Aladdin Chem-Dry has surged ahead. Our method is simple. First we always put the customer’s need first. Second, we send out only well trained and knowledgeable staff. Third we use the unique and superior Chem-Dry system featuring “The “Natural”.

We took a lesson from Mother […]

Creating A Deer-Resistant Native Garden

by Cindy Gilberg

 

For those of us in ‘deer country’, the excitement of spring quickly wears off as deer discover and eat in our gardens. While it seems contrary to use native plants to enhance habitat for wildlife and at the same time to want to exclude deer, it is possible to accomplish both as there […]

Critter Sitters: all-in-one pet care services

By Leah O’Donnell

Healthy Planet Lifestyles Editor

 

The excitement of summer is here and for many of us, weekends away and vacation plans are a part of the excitement.  One important factor in planning for vacation is who will care for your pets while you are away.  Critter Sitters of St. Louis is my recommendation and Planet […]

Crown Valley Offers Escape To Missouri Wine Country

Situated in beautiful Ste. Genevieve County, Crown Valley Winery is a premier destination to enjoy incredible wines in a fun, easy going atmosphere.  Now seven years old, Crown Valley Winery was opened in April 2003 by owners Mr. & Mrs. Joe Scott. As a child, Mr. Scott spent summers in Coffman on his grandfather’s farm.  […]

Culver Way Ecovillage To Pilot Mutual Benefit Trust Movement in St. Louis

by Tom & Carol Braford

 

Have you ever wished you could give your banker or money lender a strongly worded reason why you won’t be needing their services anymore?  Well, now you can!

Through a revolutionary financial instrument called Sovereign Technology Credit Obligations (STCO), we can now turn on its head the way we have traditionally done […]

Cunetto’s Offers Tradition, Gourmet Quality Food, & Family-Friendly Service

By Leah O’Donnell

Healthy Planet Lifestyles Editor

 

When I think of authentic Italian food in St. Louis, I automatically think of “The Hill”.  This well deserved association comes from my regular visits to Cunetto House of Pasta.  It is located in the heart of the Italian established neighborhood in St. Louis, known as “The Hill” at 5453 […]

Danforth Center Exceeds Goals For World Food Day Commemoration

Two days, 1,500 volunteers, 200,000 fed was the motto of the staff and a small but dedicated team of volunteers as they prepared to commemorate World Food Day on Friday October 15 and Saturday October 16.  But thanks to an enormous outpouring of support from the community 1,700 volunteers created 350,000 meals in just two […]

Danforth Plant Science Center to Commemorate World Food Day St. Louisans Invited to Special Event to Feed 200,000 Malnourished People

A child dies every six seconds from malnutrition and related illnesses according to reports by the World Health Organization.  St. Louisans are invited to help address this critical need at a community event on October 15 and 16 hosted by The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, a not-for-profit working to eradicate malnutrition and preserve the […]

Dave, add this listing at the beginning to the Career, Education & Enrichment Guide. Thanks, J.B.

A Gathering Place Wellness Education CTR

A Gathering Place Massage School teaches massage therapy and healing modalities from the heart!  With our small class sizes, we become like family.  And that is a key to helping our students prepare and Pass the National Board Exam.  Our National Board Exam pass ratio is 97%, on a cumulative […]

Dave, just add this to the Guide To Healthy Pets

4-LEGGEDKIDS

Are they more than just pets to you?  Do you find yourself using words like “my baby”, “my grand-dog”, “fuzz-face”, “fur-baby”, or “my best friend”?  At 4-Legged Kids, we get it.  We provide safety and peace-of-mind for your “kids” with our Outdoor & Indoor Pet Fencing, Pet Sitting, Private Boarding, Behavioral Training, and PooPickUp.  We […]

Daylily Sale At Missouri Botanical Garden, August 21

Take home a piece of the Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) during the MBG Daylily Association sale on Saturday, Aug. 21. All plants will come from the Garden’s renowned daylily collection and will be available for purchase from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or while supplies last. Arrive early for best selection. All proceeds benefit the […]

Dear God, I Want A Baby Brother!

By Barb Daly, LMT

These are MY experiences and by NO means meant to  offend anyone of a different belief..If you know me, you know, I love everyone…right where they are…Please, in the reading…feel my heart.

I’m often asked..Have you always been like this? I know they are referring to my work…helping people with pain, but my […]

Death by (Modern) Medicine: White Coats as a Symbol of Life and Death

By Simon Yu, MD

Death is part of life. Modern medicine saves lives. At least, I like to believe that, but death by medicine? Death by (Modern) Medicine written by Gary Null and Carolyn Dean is not what you may have in your mind. I have just read their books, Death by Medicine by Gary Null […]

Deer Creek Watershed Alliance Wins Rain Bird Award For Intelligent Use Of Water

The Missouri Botanical Garden, along with Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District and the Missouri Department of Conservation, has been presented the 2009 Intelligent Use of Water State of the Union Award from Rain Bird, the leading manufacturer of irrigation products and services. The Garden is being recognized for the […]

Dental Allergies: Truth or Myth?

By Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN

(Certified Clinical Nutritionist)

 

When an individual discovers they have a food allergy, the obvious thing to do is eliminate that food choice from their diet. Continual exposure to these sensitive foods could create symptoms like itching, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain. More severe cases can cause general weakness, immune suppression, lightheadedness, […]

Detox 101… Cleansing the Liver, Colon, Bladder and Lungs

By Dr. Rosa Kinkaid, MD

 

I am frequently asked about detoxing.  Not of the level associated with “rehab” facilities, but of the type discussed in the isles of your local health food store, at the yoga studio, or in the latest copy of “Detoxing for Idiots.”  Every other person is an “expert” who will tell you […]

Detoxification: A Master Key To Health & Vitality

by Varsha Rathod, MD

The body detoxifies constantly and this is an energy and nutrient expensive process. In medicine, “detoxification” refers to the process of biologically transforming toxic chemicals into less toxic and water soluble compounds that can safely exit the body through sweating, breathing, urinating and defecating. This process of biotransformation occurs at many sites […]

Did you eat too many holiday cookies?

Dr. Alison DiBarto

It’s the New Year, you are a new you! You are going to exercise, eat right, and take care of yourself! Until you hit February and you’re alone watching late night TV with the bucket of ice cream and no one around to stop you. That’s where we come in! Join our 21-day […]

Did You Say Lover or Liver?

By Ava Frick, DVM

 

February is the month we think of hearts and loving each other.  If you really love your animals you want to show them your love by helping them via their liver.  The liver has many jobs that focus on metabolic pathways and synthesizing molecules that are utilized in other parts of the […]

Dierbergs Markets Offers Activities, Savings For October Celiac Disease Awareness Month

October is Celiac Disease Awareness Month…although for those living with the disease, the reminders come daily.

Celiac disease is a digestive condition triggered by consumption of the protein gluten, which is found in bread, pasta, cookies, pizza crust and many other foods containing wheat, barely or rye as well as potentially oats. Yes, it’s seemingly all […]

Diet and Alzheimer’s Disease

By Dr. Jo Lee, MS, DC

 

Alzheimer’s disease affects 10% of adults by the age of 65, and 30% over the age of 85, in the United States. Diet and nutrition imbalances are found to be involved with the development of this disease.

A relationship with cardiovascular disease risk factors, diabetes, and the increased risk of Alzheimer’s […]

Dietary Strategies to Reclaim Your Health and Your Shape

by Dr. Sharon Fitelston

Bad food choices and ill health go hand in hand. In fact, an estimated 70% of illnesses can be prevented by a healthy diet. Obesity alone has become one of the biggest contributors to common diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune disorders, and dementia. Scientists are now finding that the […]

Disappearance of the Universe as We Know It for WIMPs: What If Cancer Patient Doesn’t Really Have Cancer?

By Simon Yu, MD

 

In case you are not familiar with the history of our Universe, NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Spacecraft expedition in 2003 revealed vital information about our universe. The age of the universe is estimated at 13.7 billion years old. The universe is made-up of: 4 percent matters consisting of stars, planets […]

Diversity in a Mix Up Garden

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

A mix up garden (my own term) is by its very nature a diverse garden. A mix up garden is different from what the modern western world has been used to. It is a garden that mixes up parts that have always been separate and brings the diversity of edibles, medicinals […]

Divine Design: Were You Created to be Overweight?

By Dr. Alethea Eller

Have you wondered, “Maybe this is just how God made me?”  Yes, it is possible that you may be on a quest of perfection.  It is also very possible that your body is changeable.  Read on.

Your body functions on a “divine design”.   Your body perceives stimuli and responds accordingly, just as it […]

Do GMOs Threaten Farming & Nature?

by Don Fitz

 

More and more organic farmers, safe food activists, forest protectors and biologists are becoming con-cerned with how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can affect ecological systems.  While altering the biology of plants, GMOs interfere with soil microorganism and insect species.  They undermine bio-diversity by encouraging the use of monocultures and pesticides.  Monocultures of eucalyptus […]

Do you have MUS? Is This Standard Medical Care by Evidence Based Medicine?

By Simon Yu, MD

 

If you have MUS, Medically Unexplained Symptoms, you are not alone. What are the implications if you have MUS?

 

A report from the Veteran’s Administration’s (VA) War Related Illness & Injury Study Center of New Jersey, September 2009, explains, “Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) is a term used for health symptoms which remain unexplained […]

Do You Need Nutritional Supplements?

by Dr. Joseph F. Unger, Jr., D.C., F.I.C.S.

 

How does one know if he or she requires nutritional supplementation for optimal health? The simple answer is: everyone does.  To understand why this is true, let’s review some of the pertinent facts surrounding human nutrition.

 

The nutritional value of plants is dependent upon the soil in which they […]

Do-It-Yourself Sustainability

By Allison Macon,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Program Committee

Do you fret over the green house gasses released every morning when you drive your car to work? Do you mutter to yourself, “Geez! Why haven’t I set up my composting system yet?” while you grind valuable nutrients down the disposal? Have you experienced anguish while watering your garden with […]

Downtown is Becoming Bike Central: Commuter Bicycle Station, Urban Shark and Trailnet will Locate Together

The 411 Building at 10th and Locust streets will soon be  home to a Downtown Bicycle Station, Big Shark Bicycle Co. and Trailnet, a nonprofit dedicated  to creating more bikeable and walkable communities, positioning Downtown St. Louis as a place  to get in and around without a car.

The Downtown Bicycle Station will be 1,450 square […]

Dr. Megan Floarke Joins Staff at Committed To Health Chiropractic Center

Originally from Columbia, IL, Dr. Floarke knew even as a young girl that she wanted to help heal people.  She recognized the importance of a healthy, happy, lifestyle, and became devoted to sports and fitness at an early age.  She chose a career in chiropractic to teach the world about safe, natural, long-term healthcare.

 

Her commitment […]

Dreary State Of The Air Results Reinforce Need for Residents to do Their Share for Cleaner Air This Summer

Article courtesy of the
St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership

With another air quality forecasting season now in full swing, the St. Louis region is still reeling from the results of the American Lung Association’s (ALA) 2012 State of the Air report which ranked St. Louis as one of most polluted cities in the nation. This dreary […]

Duh Vinci Code for Tasmanian Devils: Cracking the Cancer Code

By Simon Yu, MD

 

In case you didn’t know, about 70 percent of the wild Tasmanian devil population has disappeared from Tasmania Island due to a facial tumor. This has occurred just since 1996 when it was first recognized. Tasmanian devils are a carnivorous marsupial from Australia. If the current rate of decline continues, devils could […]

Eagle Days Set To Take Flight Jan. 15-16

Eagle Days is set to take flight in just a few short weeks!  Eagle-lovers of all ages are invited to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, 10950 Riverview Drive, St. Louis, MO 63137, January 15 and 16, 2011 to watch eagles fishing, riding ice floes, soaring overhead or roosting in nearby trees. Eagle Days runs […]

Earth Day & Nutrition: Making The Connection Between Environment and Our Bodies

by Kari Hartel, RD, LD

Program Coordinator, Cooking Matters, Operation Food Search

Earth Day is approaching, and once again I begin considering the impact my eating habits have on the earth. As a health professional, I find myself getting lost in my own world of recipes, nutrition recommendations and guidelines—often placing the importance of my food choices […]

EARTHWORMS CASTINGS

by Jean Ponzi

Onward Is BestA Christmas Journey

It’s Christmas Eve at the North Pole and all the toys are excited to meet the special child that Santa has picked just for them. But one wooden doll with wild red hair wants to stay with Santa forever! She runs out the workshop door . . . and […]

EarthWorms Castings

With Jean Ponzi

Be Here Now
A New Year’s Time-Life Travelogue

December fades, the season turns,
I hatch my New Year’s plot
And catch myself attaching
To a wish for what I’m not.

Don’t get me wrong, I love it here
Upon this sweet, exquisite planet.
The hitch is human nature:
I would sometimes like to can it.

Drifting into reverie,
Deliciously recalling
A long-past life in lush […]

EarthWorms Castings

By Jean Ponzi

 

The Hearts Not Taken

 

In life’s bargain bins, I’m an ace shopper. Able to spot the find in the flotsam, to get the good deal.

 

My acquisitive gene is mighty useful, but it’s a trait I have to monitor. With vigilance. Whether I’m picking on a trash day street, trolling the seas of resale, or […]

EARTHWORMS CASTINGS

by Jean Ponzi

Camp EarthWays 2012

Design Your Green Dream Home

 

Calling all cool planet kids! If you are ages 10-13 and a friend of Earth, this week of creating camping adventure has lots to offer you!

At Camp EarthWays – Young Green Builders you’ll explore the elements of sustainable design – as you design your own fantasy home. […]

EarthWorms Castings

by Jean Ponzi

Father Lode – Remembered

Last year at this time, my family said good-bye to my dad, Bert Ponzi. He was 83.

Meeting the circles of friends and kin who came to support us and honor him, I was touched by the breadth of tributes to his life, gregarious and generously, productively lived. This piece, from […]

EarthWorms Castings

by Jean Ponzi

You Too Can Be A Weiner;
A Father’s Day Golfing Tribute

My dad, Bert Ponzi, loved the game of golf. He loved to play it – and yak about it – with his golfing buddies. He recorded golf tournaments and watched them on TV.

He supplemented his music teacher’s income, through our family’s early years, […]

EARTHWORMS CASTINGS: Clotheslines

With Jean Ponzi

On housework days when the weather is fine, any time of year, my laundry gets sun-dried out on the clothesline.

My line strings around a triangle of trees. I loop the nylon rope over an old iron hook that some earlier dwellers in our home screwed into the Ailanthus tree to hold their hammock.  […]

Earthworms’ Castings

By Jean Ponzi

 

One For Winter

 

“I can’t wait for spring,” they’re saying, my friends who grow stupendous gardens. They’re coaxing tiny seedlings now, in holes the size of thimbles, wee plantlets glazing green their flats.

“Sunshine, what’s that?” chorus other friends, keening to get outside.

I‘m savoring every frozen moment. Winter feels so restful! The gray days soothe […]

Earthworms’ Castings

By Jean Ponzi

 

The Green Glow

 

Nature’s first green is gold –

her hardest hue to hold.

  Emily Dickinson

 

 

The poet of Concord observed the first renewing flush of life on bare branches and gloried in the subtle change. On the threshold of Earth Day and Spring, I observed a Green glow, heard and saw and felt it, alive in […]

Earthworms’ Castings

By Jean Ponzi

 

Fragile–Resilient

My favorite of these columns are the stories where the joke’s on me, the vignettes from my pretty Green life that hopefully inspire you to live a bit Greener while enjoying a laugh at my quirks and foibles.

Laughter builds resiliency, the reserves we need to hang in there when the only funny you […]

Earthworms’ Castings

By Jean Ponzi

 

Beautiful

I leaned over the hospital bed to touch my best friend Sarah’s hand. Her eyes drooped, heavy-lidded from anesthesia. She gathered her focus, looking at me for a long moment.

Then she smiled and softly said, “You are so beautiful!”

I felt so relieved that she had come through serious surgery, hopeful for her recovery, […]

Earthworms’ Castings

By Jean Ponzi

 

Fan Club

 

I am an avid fan of low-tech cooling, Throughout the summer I rely on fans, living right here in St. Louis, where (you may have heard or read this before) my household is not air-conditioned.

 

This is your cue to GASP. Then please exhale with equal force, so your reaction moves some air […]

Earthworms’ Castings

By Jean Ponzi

My Day Of The Dead

 

The Mexican custom that celebrates death – by partying with departed loved ones – is one of my favorite ways in the world to make life fun.

Folk past and present, in my circle, join to embody the spirit of the day!

First we build the ofrenda, where our tributes and […]

Earthworms’ Castings

By Jean Ponzi

 

Resolvo Verde

 

Father Time has turned his page
The calendar is clean

Now resolute upon Life’s stage
I vow to grow more Green!

 

To set direction yearly

I must do a self-assessment

So I can focus clearly

And sustainably on yes-ment

 

Let’s see, in terms of daily stuff

What habits can I tweak?

I always wash my clothes in cold,

My windows do not leak.

 

The […]

Earthworms’ Castings

By Jean Ponzi

 

Love is a Construction Tool

 

I’ve been thinking about community: what it means, how it works, how to build it. We need community-level power to address the mess of today’s world.

 

I got onto this train of thought reflecting on the life and loves of Larry Weir, my longtime radio friend and colleague.

 

If you’ve listened […]

Earthworms’ Castings

By Jean Ponzi

 

Onward! into a New Year

 

Behold the vast and open space

Of twenty-ought-eleven!

Another cycle’s starting-place

En route to heck or heaven.

 

It’s time for reinvigoratin’

Values dear that guide my way

And for reconfiguratin’

How I dance the path, each day.

 

Because some habits, methods, thinking

Tend to leak efficiency

Progress depends on my un-kinking

Modus operandi me.

 

What needs to change? What should I […]

EATING WELL, LIVING BETTER

By Dr. “Mike” Michael Fenster

As both a chef and an interventional cardiologist I am often asked about how to construct a diet of flavorful, delicious foods that are also healthful. In response I have developed the Grassroots Gourmet™ philosophy, a philosophy of enjoyment from palate to soul, but grounded in reality. I find that […]

Economics of Green Building

by Emily Andrews – Executive Director, U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter

Upon finding out that I am involved with the U.S. Green Building Council and efforts to transform our built environment, the first question I often hear from friends, relatives, reporters and perfect strangers is, “Doesn’t green building cost more?” And my answer […]

Education Guide

A Gathering Place Wellness Education Center
A Gathering Place Massage School teaches massage therapy and healing modalities from the heart! With our small class sizes, we become like family. Having fun while learning is a key to helping our students prepare and Pass the National Board Exam. Our National Board Exam pass ratio for 2010 – […]

Embracing The Madness Of Mardi Gras!

by Gretchen Inman

 

 

This month you can forget the lull of winter days, the behavioral anomalies of a full moon, and ready yourself for the month of Mardi Gras madness – and I mean it in the best of tenses. Americans can be some of the most fun loving, child at heart partiers on the planet! […]

Emotional Eating & Weight Management Help at Webster Wellness Professionals

By Randall C. Flanery, Ph.D.

One third of all Americans are overweight, despite all of the diet books, exercise regimens, and the latest celebrity advice on how to rapidly lose pounds and look like a movie star (really, Heidi, 14 hours of exercise a day?).  For some people, the extra weight they carry is more than […]

Energize Missouri Homes: Over $7 Million in Rebates For Energy Improvements

Rick Shilliday

 

The Homeowner Upgrades and Geothermal program is offering Missouri homeowners $7.75 million in rebates for home energy audits and whole-house energy efficiency improvements.  This program is part of Energize Missouri Homes created from funds received by the Department of Natural Resources from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Missouri Botanical Gardens […]

Energize Missouri Homes: Over $7 Million in Rebates For Energy Improvements

Rick Shilliday

 

The Homeowner Upgrades and Geothermal program is offering Missouri homeowners $7.75 million in rebates for home energy audits and whole-house energy efficiency improvements.  This program is part of Energize Missouri Homes created from funds received by the Department of Natural Resources from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Missouri Botanical Gardens […]

Environmental Health & Allergy Center and Washington University Conducting Study With Autistic Children

by Nihal S. DeSilva, PhD

and Tipu Sultan, MD

Environmental Health & Allergy Center

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SIGNALS

& EPIGENETIC MEDICINE (EPIGENOME)- 2

AUTISM IN A DISH:  Disease-in-a-dish strategy is used to gain an insight into complex disorder of  autism and other epigenetic diseases.

In an earlier article ( September, 2010) we indicated to you the importance of the concept of […]

Environmental Psychology Course Debuts At St. Louis Community College

How does Weber’s law of “Just Noticeable Differences” affect the perception of environmental problems?  How does the psychoanalytic concept of repression explain why people block uncomfortable thoughts about ecological collapse?  And how could the behaviorist approach of socially reversed behavior contingencies increase positive environmental actions?

 

The worlds of psychology and environment blend in a new course […]

EPA Recognizes Metro Lighting With 2010 Excellence In Retailing For Lighting Award For Protecting the Environment Through Energy Efficiency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Metro Lighting with a 2010 Excellence in Retailing Award for its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by marketing and promoting energy-efficient products. Metro Lighting was recognized at an ENERGY STAR awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 18, 2010.

Metro Lighting, an ENERGY STAR partner since […]

EPA To Issue Final Ruling On Stricter Standards For Ozone Pollution

Article courtesy of the St. Louis

Regional Clean Air Partnership

 

As residents endure another hazy St. Louis summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to make its final ruling on a stricter standard for ground-level ozone aimed at improving air quality and lung health nationwide.

A decision on a tougher National Ambient Air Quality standard that […]

Establishing Hormonal Balance: A Pathway To Well Being

By Varsha Rathod, MD

 

This is the third in a series of articles I have written to continue our discussion on the underlying causes and prevention of chronic disease. The digestive system, inflammation, and immunity were covered in the first two articles. This article will focus on maintaining hormonal balance, or in other words, optimizing the […]

Ethnobotany: Uses of Missouri’s Native Plants

by Cindy Gilberg

Life on earth would not be possible without plants and the relationship between plants and humans has been intertwined from earliest times. Early societies lived their lives in the rhythm of the seasons, collecting and harvesting plant parts to satisfy their daily needs—food, medicine, fiber, dye and building materials for shelter. Plants fed […]

Evening Shade Farms hosts 11th Annual Herb Days Festival, May 26-27

11th Annual Herb Days Festival, May 26-27

by Nancy Smith, Secretary, Farm to Family Naturally

Making soap has to be one of the most fulfilling livelihood adventures available to the homesteader or small independent farmer. Using a basic formula and adding wonderful fragrances and healing properties with herbs and flowers one has grown on the […]

Explore the Landscape and Meet The Inhabitants of the Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle, home to many different species of marine mammals and fish, has an impact that is larger than most people realize. The Science Center’s newest OMNIMAX® film, To The Arctic, takes viewers to the Arctic Circle to view the breath-taking landscape and explore the problems that are plaguing this region and its inhabitants.

To […]

Exploring Vegetarianism

by Kari Hartel, RD, LD
Program Coordinator, Operation Backpack and Cooking Matters
Operation Food Search

 

World Vegetarian Day and Vegetarian Awareness Month occur in October of every year, and even though October has come and gone along with the tree leaves, you can continue celebrating well beyond the month of October. According to the organization that founded the […]

Extolling the Virtues of Corn

By Gretchen Morfogen

Is there a more versatile edible? Scientists estimate that the ancestry of corn in the Americas dates back to 10,000 years ago, and that it is closely related to a wild grass called teosinte. It looked very different from our corn today. The kernels were small and were not placed close together like […]

Eyes, Ears, Skin, OH MY!

by Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Spring and early summer often kick off seasonal allergies in our pets. The term we use in veterinary medicine is ‘atopy’, referring to a generalized allergic condition. There are any number of factors that can trigger chronic scratching, rubbing of eyes and shaking of your pet’s head, as if […]

Farm Family

Farmer’s Markets 101

By Gretchen Morfogen

 

Regular market goers this isn’t for you unless you are interested in knowing what many people don’t about attending a farmers market. As a market master I am privy to most of the comments and inquiries that pass through the market via vendors and direct contact with supporters of the market as well […]

Fashion-Forward Non-Profit Seeks Artists & Volunteers

Rung, St. Louis’ newest non-profit resale boutique, is accepting applications from area female artists interested in exhibiting work that supports their mission of outfitting women in affordable and beautiful professional attire. The boutique is also in need of friendly and dependable volunteers to assist with events, inventory management and customer service.

The boutique is especially interested […]

Federal Tax Credits For Energy Efficient Home Improvements End Dec. 31, 2010

By Travis Seeger

 

I cannot believe it is December already, where has this year gone?? I remember my grandparents and parents and the older generation in general telling me how fast time will go by as you get older, I really didn’t think that was possible. Literally, I know time doesn’t speed up, however, our perception […]

Federal Tax Credits For Energy Efficient Home Improvements End Dec. 31, 2010

By Travis Seeger

 

I cannot believe it is December already, where has this year gone?? I remember my grandparents and parents and the older generation in general telling me how fast time will go by as you get older, I really didn’t think that was possible. Literally, I know time doesn’t speed up, however, our perception […]

Feeling Sorry For Them

by Ava Frick, DVM, CAC

Anyone who cares about animals will have a list of situations that make one feel bad about their plight.  Let’s compare lists.

• Dogs that are chained up all the time and never get to run or play,

• Dogs or chickens that are used for fighting,

• Animals left to starve, abused, or […]

Feline Hyperthyroidism: A Once Rare, Now Common Disease

by Teresa Garden, DVM

Back in the dark ages (before laptops, i phones, i pods) when I was just a wee vet student, we learned there was a new entity in feline medicine called “hyperthyroidism”.  It was very uncommon so, of course, we were taught and tested about it constantly and then told we would rarely […]

Find It On The Web — Recycling Information

Associations, Organizations and resources

America Recycles Day- www.americarecyclesday.org

Envirolink – www.envirolink.org

Global Recycling Network – www.grn.com

Missouri Recycling Association – www.mora.org

National Recycling Coalition – www.nrcrecycles.org

Resource St. Louis – www.resourcestlouis.org

The Healthy Planet magazine: www.thehealthyplanet.com

e-cycle St. Louis – www.ecyclestlouis.org

e-cycle Missouri – www.e-cyclemo.org

St. Louis Green –  www.stlouisgreen.com

Keep America Beautiful – www.Kab.org

Earth 911 – www.earth911.org

Local Recycling Information – Government

City of St. Louis  –

www.stlouis-mo.gov/government

(then […]

FINDING PEACE

 

By Susan Wright

 

Most of my life I have spent searching for peace and happiness.  This included reinventing myself many, many times with new looks, careers, friends, partners, locations, etc. by repeating childhood beliefs and randomly exploring new ideas.  I wanted to see results because I did not know or trust myself.

 

Despite my focus being external, […]

First Ever Food And Farmers Expo Set For September 19

By Nancy Smith, Board Member

Farm to Family Naturally

 

September 19, for the first time ever, The Healthy Planet magazine is partnering with Farm to Family Naturally, to present an event that will entertain, inform, offer delicious farm foods and leave attendees feeling much more in touch with the farmers who grow their food.

In lieu of the […]

FITNESS IN MOTION® Keeping Your Horse in Peak Performance

By Ava Frick, DVM

 

It’s great fun to attend training clinics by great riders and trainers and entertainers, but how frustrating it can be when you return home filled with this new knowledge and can’t begin to get your horse to comply.  Why is that?  One realistic reason is that your horse physically cannot respond appropriately […]

Fitness Tips from the Experts

By Terri Canis

 

As part of my operation of the website StlExercise.com, I constantly seek fitness tips from local trainers and fitness gurus.  This month, I have included tips from Rachel Bergman of Wholefit TM.  Her area of expertise is bootcamp and one-on-one personal training.  Rachel has been a runner and fitness enthusiast for approximately18 years.  […]

Fitness Tips from the Experts: Personal Training at a Glance

By Terri Canis

 

Lisa Palmer of PerforMax Fitness Professionals and Jay Siefert of Studio Element Personal Training are two St. Louis based personal trainers that enable their clients to maximize their workouts.

Lisa, a mother of 3 children, was initially inspired to fitness by her stepson Nate.  Nate had been a personal trainer for 10 years and […]

Fitness Tips from the Experts: Personal Training at a Glance

By Terri Canis

 

Lisa Palmer of PerforMax Fitness Professionals and Jay Siefert of Studio Element Personal Training are two St. Louis based personal trainers that enable their clients to maximize their workouts.

Lisa, a mother of 3 children, was initially inspired to fitness by her stepson Nate.  Nate had been a personal trainer for 10 years and […]

Fitness Tips from the Experts: Zumba® At A Glance

By Terri Canis

 

Zumba® classes are Latin-based dance routines led by fitness instructors.  A participant can expect to burn on average between 500 and 800 calories per class depending on fitness level and class intensity.  Tracie Sanderlin and Sara Brendel are two St Louis Zumba instructors that discovered the benefits of Zumba classes through vastly different […]

Fitness-Focused Caribbean Vacations Help Support Healthy Lifestyles at “My Destination Wellness”

By Jeff Kramer

 

Need a vacation? Most of us do. As many as 50 percent of Americans don’t get away at least once a year to rejuvenate. And when they do, it is difficult for travelers to maintain healthy diet and fitness regimens while on the road.

Imagine being able to continue or begin a wellness plan […]

Five Agreements That Can Change Your Life

By Linda Potter

 

He’s a gentle, soft-spoken Nagual — a shamanic teacher and healer in the Toltec tradition. He is also the celebrated author of the internationally acclaimed book, The Four Agreements. Don Miguel Ruiz has changed the lives of over 4 million people around the world with a handful of simple, but powerful “agreements” that […]

Floss Daily, Live Longer

By Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN

(Certified Clinical Nutritionist)

 

Scholars and scientists who study human behavior say that it takes approximately 21 days to introduce a new routine into our lifestyles. Repetition and commitment are two contributing factors to a successful outcome. However, without a perceived value for this new behavior, the idea or task soon becomes […]

Flowers & Plants Bring Happiness, Productivty & Healing To Our Lives

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

Flowers and plants, whether the real thing or in art, aren’t just nice things to have around, they have been scientifically shown to bring happiness, productivity and healing in homes, workplaces and hospitals. Scientific studies from Texas A& M University, Rutgers University, Harvard Medical School, and Evidence Based Design have shown the […]

Focus Is On Art In Ste. Genevieve In October

Ste. Genevieve’s tradition as a center for visual arts comes alive in October, with major art shows and activities for artists and art lovers.

The oldest European settlement on the west bank of the Mississippi River was home in the early 1800s to famed naturalist artist John James Audubon. In the 1930s and 1940s it was […]

Food Safety During The Holidays

by Kari Hartel, RD, LD

Program Coordinator,

Operation Backpack and Cooking Matters

Tis the season! The holidays are a wonderful time of goodwill, giving thanks and gathering around a warm fire with loved ones. The holiday season also includes festive celebrations centered around delicious food. Oftentimes holiday parties are a time of inviting friends and family members […]

FOOD SECURITY IS JOB #1

by Kathleen Logan Smith

In this column, we’ve been learning more about the U.S. Farm Bill, the package of legislation that impacts our food system- what is grown, how it’s grown, and how much it costs. The Farm Bill, or the Food Bill as it should be known, is reauthorized every five years or so by […]

For Every Dollar Saved in Annual Utility Costs, Homeowners Can Expect to Add $20 to Their Home’s Market Value

By Travis Seeger

Wow, already looking at the end of the first quarter of 2010, my accountant says tax time is on the horizon and we are living the results of that darn groundhog seeing his shadow (still three more weeks?)!!!

Well speaking of tax time, some of our customers are getting a little break this year, […]

For Peace and Serenity, Try Falling Water

St. Louis Water Gardening Society
Pond-O-Rama Set For June 23-24

There is nothing so calming and peaceful as the sound of gently moving water. If it doesn’t exist in their current environments, members of the St. Louis Water Gardening Society create their own serenity in backyard gardens—and once a year, they are willing to show everyone how […]

Four Muddy Paws Hosts Pet Health & Wellness Fair, May 12

Pets are what they eat and good nutrition is the cornerstone to their health and well-being. The Four Muddy Paws Pet Health and Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, May 12 from 11 AM – 3 PM at the Lafayette Square – St Louis location, 1711 Park Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104

Event details […]

Four St. Louis Area Yoga Schools Getting Certification From State

by Jamie Sanchez

In February of 2009, all Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher training programs in the state of Missouri were contacted by the Missouri Department of Higher Education regarding their training programs.  It was the state’s opinion that the teacher training programs being offered were vocational in nature since the intention is to train people […]

FRANKLIN COUNTY

New Haven Farmers Market

On the Levee Walk @ Olive/Main – New Haven, MO 63068

573-237-5100

Thursdays at 4 pm until dusk

janelle@riverfrontsociety.com

www.riverfrontsociety.com

More than simply a marketplace, the Farmers’ Market is a weekly, social event! It is a place where friends meet after work and families picnic on the levee. Fresh produce, crafts, live music and prepared food every […]

Free CFL Recycling For AmerenUE Customers

AmerenUE’s Residential Energy Efficiency Department is launching a compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb recycling program to make disposing of CFL bulbs easier for UE customers. The program offers residential customers a convenient no-cost way to safely dispose of used CFL bulbs.

“We’re offering our customers a variety of energy efficiency programs, like discounted CFLs, to help […]

Free Resource For Recycling

Earth911 helps consumers find local recycling

information through the largest and most accurate

recycling directory in the U.S. 

Through this directory, information on more than 1 million ways to recycle over 300 materials is available for free.  Just a few clicks at www.earth911.com will provide you with local information on recycling locations and services along […]

Freedom from Allergies, Naturally

By Dr. Hana R. Solomon, M.D.

 

Allergic Rhinitis is the fifth most common chronic illness in the United States, affecting tens of millions of Americans, resulting in a dramatic loss of productivity and dollars spent. Hay fever causes millions of people to miss work or school each year. Doctors write some forty million prescriptions every year […]

Fresh From The Farmer

By Nancy Smith, Board Member

Farm to Family Naturally

 

There has never been a more difficult time to be a farmer.   It seems as though so many odds are against them (including government regulations, big farm co-ops, new laws, etc.).  And so it is wonderful and exciting that some families are still dedicated to making a living […]

FROM THE EARLOBE TO THE MOUTH

By Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN

(Certified Clinical Nutritionist)

 

What does your earlobe have to do with your dental health? If you can embrace the tooth-body concept once again, then you certainly will be able to follow the message that I wish to share with you in this article.

Before I was introduced to biological dentistry (also called holistic […]

From The Pros

These gardening pros look forward to the cooler weather of fall. Read what inspires them.

“I love the Fall season.  The lack of humidity and the cooler crisp air is a real invitation to get out and enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer us, especially after such a brutally hot, humid summer. The birds […]

FROM THE PROS

Here are suggestions

for plants to attract

pollinators and for

pond gardens, along

with other things for

pollinators in the garden.

 

Greene’s Country Store and Feed

We have items to encourage pollinators including bee keeping supplies (complete hive ready to go along with veils, gloves, smokers, bee brushes, hive tools, and feeders).  Native bee homes along with […]

From The Pros Fall Color & Fall Gardens

Hillermann’s Nursery,

sandi Mcdonald Hillermann

Fall is a very refreshing season.  Lower humidity, lower temperatures and increased moisture are all things that make enjoying the season of Fall outside a great one!  The only thing I am not happy about Fall is the shortness of daylight.  It is such a clean-air time of year you want to […]

FRUIT & GIFT BASKETS

Sappington Farmers’ Market offers special order fruit and gift baskets to customer specifications.  Prices start at $29.99. Call the store and talk to Fran Orlando, produce manager, 314-843-7848. We also have many party trays to pick from. Visit www.sappingtonfarmersmkt.com  for more information.

 

 

CREATIVITY FOR THE SOUL

Fine art, greeting cards, coloring book, jewelry and gifts are designed […]

FRUIT & GIFT BASKETS

Sappington Farmers’ Market offers special order fruit and gift baskets to customer specifications.  Prices start at $29.99. Call the store and talk to Fran Orlando, produce manager, 314-843-7848. We also have many party trays to pick from. Visit www.sappingtonfarmersmkt.com  for more information.

 

 

CREATIVITY FOR THE SOUL

Fine art, greeting cards, coloring book, jewelry and gifts are designed […]

Garden Advice: From The Pros

Last year over 41 million households in the US grew vegetable gardens.  Of those, 7.7 million were first time edible garden growers.   This year more gardeners are expected to grow vegetables, herbs and fruits.  The garden pros have their favorite edibles, find out what they grow and recommend.

Hillermann Nursery & Florist grows most the many […]

GARDEN CRAFTS & GIFTS

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Healthy Planet Green & Growing Editor

 

Sometimes the best gifts are those that are truly beautiful, cost almost nothing and are made from things that normally get recycled or end up in the landfill.  For years I have made two garden gifts that always get rave reviews.  They are envelopes made from magazines […]

GARDEN CRAFTS & GIFTS

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Healthy Planet Green & Growing Editor

 

Sometimes the best gifts are those that are truly beautiful, cost almost nothing and are made from things that normally get recycled or end up in the landfill.  For years I have made two garden gifts that always get rave reviews.  They are envelopes made from magazines […]

Garden Notes & News

Pollination, Predation, and Reproduction

7-8 (Thurs,1-4 pm, $8-$12) Native Plant School in

the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. It covers various aspects of native landscaping. Please bring questions, comments, photos, drawings, and plant specimens, etc. Participation from the audience is encouraged. MO Botanical Garden, www.mobot.org/classes (314) 577-5140

 

Preserving the Harvest

7-8 (Thurs, 7-9 pm, $20-$25) Deliver the […]

Garden Notes, Classes & Events

Hillermann’s 59th Anniversary 4-3 (Sat, all day, Easter Bunny 1-3) Spring flowers will be blooming inside and out, along with cake and the Easter Bunny. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, Washington, MO 636-239-6729 www.hillermann.com.

Edible Gardening with Soil-Tek & Back to Nature Veggie Gardening

4-3 (Sat, 10 am, free) Discover the newest method of growing edibles in your […]

Garden Notes, Classes & Events

National Pollinator Week –

June 21 -27th

Missouri Botanical Garden Celebrates Pollinators all month long.  Pollinator Photos – Submit your pollinator photos to Flickr for the MO Botanical Garden photomontage, www.flickr.com/groups/1381284@N20/.  A photomontage of these images will be shown on YouTube in July. St. Louis Zoo has a special pollinator dinner June 22nd – details below.

 

Beekeeper Backyard […]

Garden Seeds for New Beginnings & Dreams

With Linda Wiggen Kraft

Healthy Planet Green & Growing Editor

A garden year, like the twenty-four hours of a day, is filled with rest & activity, planning & doing, and sewing & reaping.   January and the early months are quiet times of rest, planning and sewing.  There is a feeling of contentment from a recently completed gardening […]

GARDEN VARIETY VOCABULARY

By Gretchen Morfogen

 

There are several terms that I have come across lately that relate to a deeper overall understanding of what can be accomplished in a small garden environment. It also relates to a bigger picture once several of these ideologies merge in a community setting. I sense a trend along some of these lines […]

Gardening Tips From The Pros

Here are the plants and gardening suggestions that the Plant Pros recommend for hot dry summers just like the one we had.  Take note of these plants and tips and use them for next year’s garden.

“This was really a year where heat-loving, drought-tolerant plants thrived.  So I was happy to see my coneflowers, butterfly weed, […]

Gateway Greening Awarded $50,000 in “What Do You Care About Today?” Contest

Gateway Greening of St. Louis was surprised live on the NBC® TODAY Show July 7 with a $50,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project for being one of four finalists in the What Do You Care About TODAY? contest.

 

“We thank everyone in St. Louis and across the nation for the overwhelming support we’ve seen for […]

Gateway Pet Guardians Attempts Largest Rescue in Group’s History

Week Long Rescue Effort Saves 15 East St. Louis Dogs From Frigid Temperatures

Saint Louis, MO, January 5, 2010 – In early January, Gateway Pet Guardians retrieved a pack of 15 neglected adult dogs and puppies from the cold streets of East St. Louis. The pack, originally consisting of six adult dogs, two of which […]

GDA Certifies First Restaurant: Schlafly Bottleworks

 

On December 1st, 2011, the Green Dining Alliance (GDA) launched a new certification program aimed at St. Louis restaurants. An initiative of St. Louis Earth Day, the Green Dining Alliance is committed to working with local restaurants to reduce their environmental impact and adopt sustainable initiatives. By considering all areas of operations, the program puts […]

Get Healthy and Stay Healthy @ Living Life Expo, Oct. 8

The St. Louis Public Library has the perfect way to help everyone get healthy and stay healthy. The Baden Branch, 8448 Church Road, hosts its Fourth Annual Living Life Expo! on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s FREE and open to the public. The Expo! features healthcare professionals who will answer […]

Get Healthy and Stay Healthy
@ Living Life Expo, Oct. 8

The St. Louis Public Library has the perfect way to help everyone get healthy and stay healthy. The Baden Branch, 8448 Church Road, hosts its Fourth Annual Living Life Expo! on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s FREE and open to the public. The Expo! features healthcare professionals who will answer […]

Get out. I mean it: Get out! Beat the Winter-Willies with some Historically Based ARTful Adventures

Although my ARTful Happenings calendar has plenty to keep you rolling, check the expanded online ARTful Happenings at www.thehealthyplanet.com/2012/02/artful-happenings  to find more than can fit on any calendar. Here’s just a start:

Exhibitions at PHD Gallery are always carefully curated, a combination of complementary works. “Macedonian Inspirations: Modern Artifacts” is no exception. The show presents a […]

GET YOUR GREEN ON! at the Moonrise Green Ball April 27

by Jean Ponzi

 

This Green Ball sounds like fun! The Moonrise Hotel is so chic – and sustainable.

I love the bar on their rooftop – such a view! Did you know the Moonrise Terrace Bar is solar powered? The awning is a power plant – how cool is that?

As cool as struttin’ the Green Carpet with […]

Getting Fit and Loving It At New Town At St. Charles

New Town at St. Charles is an active, vibrant community that summons its residents outdoors to enjoy its full potential.  As we continue to grow we are continually offered new ways to enjoy being outdoors amongst friends and neighbors. New Town has become a destination spot, renowned for its full summer of music festivals, outdoor […]

Getting Rolfed: What’s In It For Me? How About Feeling Better?

By Alan and Sally Cina,  Rolf Structural Integrators

Structural Integration, the work of Dr. Ida Rolf, is a systematic approach to releasing the tensions and torques in the body so that it is aligned in gravity.  Often the body feels and responds like it did when we were younger. The work is slow and methodical covering […]

Gifts for Gardeners…

by Cindy Gilberg

What time of year is upon us again and once more we contemplate the annual question of what to give those on our gift-giving list. If there is a gardener on your list—remember that gardeners are the easiest to shop for. We thrive on visions of our gardens next year. Images of next […]

Gitana Productions’ Muddy River Dance Theatre Explores Iconic St. Louis Racial Events and Issues, May 11-19

Muddy River, an original dance theatre performance by Gitana Productions that explores iconic St. Louis racial events and issues, opens May 11 and runs through May 19 at Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive at Laclede Station Road. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. For ticket information, visit www.gitana-inc.org.
A collaboration of […]

Good Pet Care Starts With Dr. Doug

By Leah O’Donnell

Healthy Planet Lifestyles Editor

 

When it comes to keeping your pet healthy, one of the top priorities is the veterinary care your pet receives.  After all, you and your pet will spend years frequenting your veterinarian’s office for exams, medications, foods, or dental cleanings.  Finding a veterinary clinic that meets your needs and the […]

Good-Natural-Local-Organic

By Nancy Smith,

Secretary, Farm to Family Naturally

 

We have great news at Sappington Farmers Market, and we want everyone who cares about the planet to know about it.

For the past month, the store has been under the direction of our new general manager, David Harroun.  David worked his way up through the ranks at Wild Oats […]

Got A Toothache? Remember to Check Your Bite

By Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN (Certified Clinical Nutritionist)

There’s nothing worse than having a nagging toothache. It will not only occupy your time but zap your energy while you try to find relief from the pain. Sometimes it may last for only a day or two but in some cases it could last for months and […]

Great Outdoors

With Dori Degenhardt, Healthy Planet Outdoor & Fitness Editor

 

Happy 2010 fellow “outdoorsy” folks!

Every year, I find myself telling readers that now is a great time to give up the idea of New Year’s resolutions and simply embrace a lifestyle that is more active and healthy.  Yes, it’s the time of year that everyone wants to […]

GREAT OUTDOORS

With Dori Degenhardt
Healthy Planet Outdoors & Fitness Editor

April Means Earth Day and the GO! St. Louis Marathon

 

April is an easy month for me to highlight outdoor activities.  Two of my favorite St. Louis events happen to fall in April and for me, they each personify healthy living AND springtime in St. Louis:  the GO! St. […]

GREAT OUTDOORS

With Dori Degenhardt

Healthy Planet Outdoors & Fitness Edior

 

June is what I like to refer to as “bring on the races!” month.  There are usually more 5Ks this month than any other out there.  There are many websites touting their own 5 and 10K races, however, I’ve found that Matt and Ben over at Big River […]

Great Rivers Greenway Completes Gateway Bike Plan

 

Plan partners propose more than 1,000 miles of bike lanes linking St. Louis City and County and St. Charles County, paving the way for creation of one of the larger bicycle networks in the U.S.

Working to help the St. Louis region become a premiere community that encourages healthy living and active lifestyles, Great Rivers Greenway […]

GREEN & GROWING

A Pause To Give Thanks

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

There is a special garden time that takes place in the fall. It is a time of pausing, where the balance between garden growing and garden resting takes place. It is a like that pause between taking a breath in and a breath out. Sometimes that place of […]

Green & Growing FROM THE PROS

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

 

Greenhouses Growing Green

Many local greenhouses are planting environmentally friendly plants and using eco-friendly practices.  Here’s what some of the local garden centers that grow their own plants and wholesale growers are doing.

 

Local Garden Centers That Grow Their Own

Greenscape Gardens grows over 25,000 perennials each year with the largest quantity and variety grown […]

GREEN & GROWING An Earth Day Garden: Food For Body & Soul

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

The best way to celebrate Earth Day is to celebrate the earth every day.  And what better way than to grow a garden, especially one that nourishes both body and soul.  The best way to connect with Mother Earth is to dig in her soil and eat fruits and food from that […]

Green & Growing FROM THE PROS

Different kinds of gardens nurture body, mind and soul. Here are the gardens that inspire professional garden and plant people.

 

Sherwood’s Forest, I Love the Zen Quality of a granite sculpture fountain quietly trickling water over black shinny beach pebbles in a garden shaded by a weeping Red Dragon Japanese maple.  The sound of the water […]

Green & Growing Happenings

Arts & Crafts Overnight  – Three Different Classes – choose one

8- 6 to 8-7 (7 pm to 11 am, $60 -$72)

From Abstract to Realism Plein Air Studio. Bring oils, watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils or pastels to this multi-session, hands-on workshop to develop skills and enrich technique. For novice to professional.

Colors from Nature – Natural Dyes

Learn […]

GREEN & GROWING Nourish Your Garden & Lawn with Compost & Mulch

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Healthy Planet Green & Growing Editor

 As we dream of soon-to-bloom gardens, don’t forget that now is a time to nourish the garden with compost and mulch.  Although every home needs to compost, more than can be created at home is usually needed for garden beds, shrubs […]

GREEN & GROWING:

Bees, Butterflies & More

Pollinators in Peril National Pollinator

Week, June 21-27

 

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

 

Pollinators, those creatures that carry pollen from flower to flower ensuring that plants produce fruits, vegetables, and seeds need our help for their survival, just as humankind needs their help to live on earth. Bees, flies, wasps, butterflies, moths, beetles, birds and bats […]

Green & Growing: From The Pros

Hillermann Nursery & Florist – With all the rain this early spring , surely you noticed a spot in your yard for a rain garden. A rain garden is a shallow depression designed to capture and soak up storm water runoff. Some of my favorite plants for raingardens are… Hardy Hibiscus, Swamp milkweed, Ligularia Desdemona […]

Green & Growing… GARDENS & THE GULF

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

 

Our gardens, lawns and landscapes upstream from the Gulf of Mexico have an impact on the now greatly distressed Gulf.  We may feel helpless with the oil spill so many miles away, but we can help by absorbing, holding and cleansing the water that drains to the Mississippi river from our roofs, […]

Green & Growing… MONET’S GARDEN MAGIC

Story & photo

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

 

Giverny is a small town outside of Paris where artist Claude Monet planted his sprawling garden and dug his garden pond so he could paint his beloved flowers, especially his water lilies. Musée de L’Orangerie in Paris houses two large oval rooms, built to Monet’s wishes that totally surrounded […]

Green Ball April 27 At Moonrise

The Moonrise Hotel will host the 3rd annual Green Ball to benefit EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden, gathering a crowd of green-minded movers and shakers in St. Louis for a night of fun and philanthropy. 7-11 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2012, in celebration of the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day and the third […]

Green homes Festival logo

Green Homes, Great Health Festival

By Jean Ponzi

Saturday, September 24, 9am-5pm Missouri Botanical Garden

Celebrate sustainable living and explore ways to maintain your personal and family health – and a healthy planet. This event combines features gathered since 2002 as the EarthWays Green Homes Festival with three years of the Garden’s Healthy Planet-Healthy You Festival. The day will be packed with […]

Green Light Program Offers Intensive Outpatient Plan For Overweight & Obese

By Cherie Massmann, MA, LPC, NCC

Webster Wellness Professionals

 

As we say good-bye to 2010, many are making New Year’s Resolutions.  A common resolution for many people is to lose weight.  Regular gym members will tell you that the longest lines for the treadmill occur after the New Year and begin to fade by early February.  For […]

GREEN SCENE

By Craig Jung, StLouisGreen.com Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

Finally, fall is on its way here, and with it comes all the great events we are used to seeing every September!

The Green Homes Festival you might remember from last September is a little different this year. It is the Green Homes and Great Health Festival, and […]

GREEN SCENE

With Craig Jung from StLouisGreen.com
Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

Happy October! Is there such a thing as a green Halloween? The costumes, the decorations, and the candy all provide a great opportunity to make our lives more sustainable. Tell us how you plan to reduce, reuse, and recycle this Halloween at www.facebook.com/stlouisgreen. The holidays are just […]

Green Scene

With Heidi Schoen

Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

 

Welcome back to the GREEN SCENE, where progressive people, places and products aim to enlighten and empower us to live sustainably. Regardless of where our lifestyle is on the green continuum, each one of us can and should take simple steps to improve the state of our local and […]

Green Scene

With Heidi Schoen

Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

 

Welcome back to the GREEN SCENE, where progressive people, places and products aim to enlighten and empower us to live sustainably. Regardless of where our lifestyle is on the green continuum, each one of us can and should take simple steps to improve the state of our local and […]

GREEN SCENE

With Heidi Schoen

Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

 

Welcome back to the GREEN SCENE, where progressive people, places and products aim to enlighten and empower us to live sustainably. Regardless of where our lifestyle is on the green continuum, each one of us can and should take simple steps to improve the state of our local and […]

GREEN SCENE

With Craig Jung • StLouisGreen.com

Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

 

St. Louis County has named a new Director of Energy Sustainability, Anne Klein, formerly with St. Charles County as the Director of Policy.  In her new role, she will be promoting energy efficiency and energy sustainability policies.  The program is funded by an $8.4 million grant from […]

GREEN SCENE

With Craig Jung

Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

Stlouisgreen.com

 

The City of Clayton kicked off their EPA Green Power Community Challenge in June.  Leading municipalities are partnering with the EPA to become Green Power Communities.  As members of the communities, businesses, residents, and the government agencies collectively purchase green power. Clayton residents and businesses can participate by enrolling […]

GREEN SCENE

With Craig Jung

Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

 

Where are your food scraps going?  Recently, since permits have been issued for food composting in St. Louis and St. Louis County, I have seen a great increase for businesses to start food composting programs, from local restaurants and hotels to the large stores such as Wal-Mart.  Wal-Mart is […]

Green Scene

With Craig Jung

Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

 

 

A community-wide Electronics Disposal and Recycling Event is being held on Oct. 9th 9:00am- 2:00pm at MICDS (Mary Institute Country Day School) hosted by the Midwest Recycling Center.  The event is open to the public. MRC will accept the following items: anything with a cord or a battery going […]

GREEN SCENE

With Craig Jung

StLouisGreen.com

Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

 

HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!  The StLouisGreen.com Holiday Light Recycling Drive and Website 2.0 Launch Party is November 18th at Mungenast Lexus of St. Louis from 6pm-9pm.  Join us for food, drinks and fun as we launch the Drive and new StLouisGreen.com website.  Please bring your holiday lights to […]

GREEN SCENE

With Craig Jung

Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

 

 

he StLouisGreen.com Holiday Light Recycling Drive is under way and will continue through Dec 12 at 18 area Walmart locations including Granite City and Collinsville.  Starting on Dec.13th other locations will begin collecting, which include 18 Car-x locations, Goodwill, Kirkwood Recycling Center, Schlafly, Whole Foods (Town and Country location […]

GREEN SCENE

With Craig Jung • StLouisGreen.com

Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

 

The StLouisGreen.com Holiday Light Recycling Drive is off to a great start and will continue through Jan 31 at several locations including 18 Car-x locations, 22 Goodwills, Kirkwood Recycling Center, Schlafly, Whole Foods (Town and Country location only), Mungenast Lexus Dealership and others.  Locations are on the […]

GREEN SCENE

With Craig Jung

Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

 

 

he StLouisGreen.com Holiday Light Recycling Drive is under way and will continue through Dec 12 at 18 area Walmart locations including Granite City and Collinsville.  Starting on Dec.13th other locations will begin collecting, which include 18 Car-x locations, Goodwill, Kirkwood Recycling Center, Schlafly, Whole Foods (Town and Country location […]

GREEN SCENE

With Craig Jung
StLouisGreen.com

Fall is in full swing and there are a surprising number of green events in November. We hope you can make it to some of these!

Early in the month is the fourth annual fundraiser and celebration for EarthDance, known as the Farmers Formal. On November 5th , this event is open to anyone […]

Green Scene

with Craig Jung • StLouisGreen.com

Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

The holiday season is here. This has been a time of year that generates a lot of waste. But does it have to be that way? Let’s look at some ways to reduce waste this holiday season.

Look for post-consumer recycled gift wrap when shopping for wrapping paper. […]

GREEN TIME TV Health Care in Cuba: Lower Cost and Environmental Impact

By Don Fitz

Can poor countries get quality health care without the expense and environmental damage of a US health care model?  It is impossible for them to afford the massive buildings and parking lots that characterize US insurance companies and sickness institutions.  But Cuba, has a life expectancy equal to the US at a fraction […]

Green Up Your Home With Lighting

In easy and super-effective way to “green up” your home is with lighting. Because lighting accounts for a big chunk of US electricity usage – up to 34% – it’s a great place to focus when you’re looking for a place to start reducing your environmental impact, and making changes is relatively simple and cost […]

Gregg Braden and a New World Age

By Linda M. Potter

 

 

As 2012 draws closer, are we prepared for its challenges? Is the fate of humanity hanging in the balance? Can we work together to address the critical issues facing our world in time to re-write the 2012 doomsday scenarios and create a better future?

The man behind the questions (and their provocative answers) […]

Grower’s & Market Guide

FRANKLIN COUNTY

 

Berger Bluff Farm

4647 Berger Rd., Berger, MO 63014

573-834-5509 • bbfarm@fidnet.com

Assorted produce available at the Maplewood Farmers’ Market and selling to St. Louis restaurants. Member of the Missouri Organic Association.

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY

 

Bellews Creek Farm

8095 Highway BB, Hillsboro, MO 63050

636-274-7236

The farm is located 25 miles southwest of St. Louis on Bellews Creek in Big River Valley.  Visit […]

Growing Green Awards March 29

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter is proud to celebrate and recognize the individuals, groups and organizations actively transforming the built environment while sharing their knowledge of green building and sustainable practices. Tickets now on sale for the Celebration on March 29 at 5:30 pm at the new Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 36 Headquarters! Call (314) 577-0854 […]

Growing Green Awards Set For March 31

The U.S. Green Building Council- St. Louis Regional Chapter (UGBC-STL) will hold its second annual Growing Green Awards on March 31, 2010, from 6-10pm at Soulard Preservation Hall.  This awards program distinguishes itself by recognizing people and organizations who are transforming the built environment and who are sharing their knowledge of green building and sustainable […]

Growing Up Psychic: An Interview With John Holland

By Linda M. Potter

 

While other kids his age were playing baseball, seven-year-old John Holland was reading metaphysical books.  He knew he was different than other children and so did his friends and family. Now, an internationally known psychic medium and author of his own metaphysical books, such as Born Knowing, Psychic Navigator, and the newly-released, […]

Guide To ARTful Living

Art St. Louis

For over 23 years, Art Saint Louis has worked to cultivate an appreciation for the role that visual artists play in our community. We fulfill this mission by creating and presenting original exhibitions, educational programming and support services to benefit artists and the community. 555 Washington Avenue, #150; 314-241-4810 or visit www.artstlouis.org.

 

COCA

Center of […]

GUIDE TO HEALTHY PETS

Animal Fitness Center

Give your animal hope for a better, longer, and pain-free life with healing therapies and nutrition. Dr. Ava Frick specializes in the diagnosis and management of animal injuries, disease and nutrition problems using veterinary chiropractic, pain management, clinical nutrition and rehabilitation therapies. Take a virtual tour of our center at www.avafrick.com – you […]

Happenings

September 4 & 11

Beginning T’ai Chi Class

The St. Louis T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association, a not-for-profit organization based in Webster Groves is starting a session for beginners Sunday, September 4 & 11 at 10:00 am. For information, call 314-961-1355, or check the website: www.taichistlouis.org.

September 6-11

WITS  BACK TO SCHOOL COMPUTER

AND FREE SALE

For the second year, WITS is […]

Happy New Year To All: Time To Make Your Health A Priority

By Rosa Kincaid, M.D.

 

Happy new year to all!  The season for giving is a special time for me to give thanks to all those who have entrusted me with providing medical care to their family members and other loved ones.   Your confidence in me as your doctor, has inspired me to strive to work even […]

HAWK ON HEALTH

with Heather Hawk

Healthy Planet Fitness Writer

Holiday Survival

The holiday season has arrived! What you may not know is that the average weight gain from Thanksgiving to New Years is 7 to 12 pounds.  By January 1st, are your clothes starting to feel tight or even downright uncomfortable?  It is possible to avoid the holiday weight gain […]

Hawk On Health

With Heather Hawk

Set A Goal To Jumpstart Your Fitness Regimen

After our second daughter was born I was struggling to find the energy and motivation to exercise. Health and wellness are a passion of mine; however my health was taking a backseat to the many tasks I needed to get done. I decided to take the […]

HAWK ON HEALTH

with Heather Hawk

Healthy Planet Fitness Writer

New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

Happy New Year!  It’s 2012 and once again the time has come to define your resolutions for the next 12 months.  Each year millions of people vow to lose weight and start creating a healthier lifestyle.  Yet each year many of those people are side-tracked from their […]

HAWK ON HEALTH

with Heather Hawk

Healthy Planet Fitness Writer

 

Your Personal Home Gym

 

At the end of a long day, the most challenging part of your workout can simply be getting yourself to the gym. Imagine being able to exercise at home, where it is most convenient for you.  Believe it or not, you can design your own home gym […]

HAWK ON HEALTH

with Heather Hawk

Healthy Planet Fitness Writer

 

Family Fitness

 

Numerous studies indicate that over sixty percent of Americans are overweight.  Children, ages 9 to 13, are getting fatter fastest.  Parents can help change these trends by altering their family’s lifestyle, building in more physical activity, and teaching wiser food choices.  Experts say physically fit children have higher academic […]

HAWK ON HEALTH

with Heather Hawk

Healthy Planet Fitness Writer

“Spring Fever” …Back to Outdoor Exercise

We’ve had a mild winter and warmer temperatures have been tempting us throughout the season.  The arrival of Spring brings the promise of consistently warmer weather.   St. Louis has a wonderful Spring season with mild days that are perfect for taking your workouts outside.

Outdoor exercise […]

HAWK ON HEALTH – Cyber Fitness

With Heather Hawk
Healthy Planet Fitness Writer

It is a simple fact that we are a cyber-world, turning to the Internet for answers to most all of our questions relating to news, business, family, and medical issues. The Internet offers immediate information in large quantities, and at a reasonable price….free in most cases. This applies to […]

Hawk on Health: Heather’s Top 5 Tips For Success

with Heather Hawk, Healthy Planet Fitness Writer

When referring to our fitness regimen, success is usually defined as reaching our goals whatever those goals may be. Life has a way of taking us off course and therefore distracting us from achieving success.  In my experience, there are a few key elements that can help keep you […]

Healing Children Through Pet Assisted Therapy

By Dr. James Feinberg

Child Clinical Psychologist

 

As your child having difficulty making friends? If so, should you be worried? Given that a child’s ability to make friends, grow friendships, and maintain friendships over time not only reflects his current psychological health but his future psychological adjustment and success as an adult, the answer is without a […]

Healing Crisis by Herxheimer Reaction: Is This Side Effects or Lazarus Effects?

By Simon Yu, MD

 

Old country medical doctors often talked about the “Healing Crisis”, the cleansing reaction or retracing when they would administer herbs or medications. They would often be at the bedside monitoring their patient going through extreme fever, chills, nausea, diarrhea, cramps, and skin eruptions with boils, hives or rashes and with a strong […]

Healing Foods from the Bible: Jesus Did Not Eat Junk Food

By Simon Yu, MD

 

Brendan, my three year old grandson, started Lutheran Sunday school this year. He is a good student. He learned that Jesus died on the Cross. When my wife asked him what else he learned, he said Jesus ate junk food. I am not so sure about the Lutheran’s teaching for those children […]

Healing Toxic Overstimulation

By Jamila Owens-Todd,  Naturopathic Doctor

As we evolve and expand as a society, we also increase our toxic load of overstimulation.  We all understand that the chronic exposure to chemicals promotes dis-ease but what do we do about it?  Many have struggled with being exposed to heavy metals, candida overgrowth or even food allergies.  The question […]

Healthy Planet Expo Exhibitors

ADVANCED ENERGY SOLUTIONS

We sell, install and educate about Renewable Energy.

 

ALPHA-HEALTH SOLUTIONS

Alpha-Stim ® medical device respresentatives.

 

Alternative Hospice

High standard of holistic end of life care.

 

AMTRAK TICKET GIVEAWAY

Promoting Green Travel with literature and Train Ticket Giveaway!

 

ANIMAL HEALTH & HEALING

Handouts for holistic/integrated vet care, clinic brochures, pet food samples.

 

ARBONNE INTERNATIONAL

Botanically based, Swiss formulated skincare,

cosmetics and nutritionals.

 

BALES JUNK REMOVAL

Providing everyone […]

HEALTHY PLANET GUIDE TO ARTFUL LIVING

Art St. Louis

For over 23 years, Art Saint Louis has worked to cultivate an appreciation for the role that visual artists play in our community. We fulfill this mission by creating and presenting original exhibitions, educational programming and support services to benefits artists and the community. 555 Washington Avenue, #150; 314-241-4810 or visit www.artstlouis.org.

 

COCA

Center of […]

Healthy Planet Guide To ArtFul Living

Art St. Louis

For over 23 years, Art Saint Louis has worked to cultivate an appreciation for the role that visual artists play in our community. We fulfill this mission by creating and presenting original exhibitions, educational programming and support services to benefit artists and the community. 555 Washington Avenue, #150; 314-241-4810 or visit www.artstlouis.org.

 

COCA

Center of […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

October 1
ST. LOUIS HARMONY CHORUS
Also performing River Blender Chorus, Shades of Jade, Ambiance; 8 p.m.; Touhill Center for Performing Arts on UMSL campus; $20 & $35; 314-516-4949 or visit www.touhill.org.

October 6
Lost & F(o)und: Perennial’s Annual Fundraiser
6-8:30pm. Bridge Tap House + Wine Bar, 1004 Locust, St. Louis, MO 63101. $10. Buy tickets at www.tinyurl.com/lostandfound2011. Lost + […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

Every Monday and Wednesday

Free Exercise Classes

10:15am – 11:30am – Except Holidays . Location:  Isaiah 58 Ministries – 2149 S. Grand Blvd. – St. Louis, MO 63104. Lose weight or maintain a healthy body. Fun exercise classes conducted by instructor who has taught exercise for 30 years (low impact exercises).  Free healthy beverages and snacks provided. […]

HEALTHY PLANET HAPPENINGS

Throughout February

Free Exercise Classes

Every Monday and Wednesday 10:15am – 11:30am – Except Holidays . Location:  Isaiah 58 Ministries – 2149 S. Grand Blvd. – St. Louis, MO 63104. Lose weight or maintain a healthy body. Fun exercise classes conducted by instructor who has taught exercise for 30 years (low impact exercises).  Free healthy beverages and […]

HEALTHY PLANET HAPPENINGS

April 4

Enrichment Eggstravaganza at the Zoo

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Zoo’s enrichment team has planned very special “egg hunts” for the animals, including egg-shaped items such as whole melons, colorful piñatas, papier mâché eggs filled with treats, and more.  Visitors can also meet zookeepers at Keeper Chats.  www.stlzoo.org or call (314) 781-0900.  The Saint […]

HEALTHY PLANET HAPPENINGS

June 3, 5 & 6

MERCURY CONTAMINATION

Airs on KDHX Ch. 21 in the City of St. Louis: 06/03 7 pm, 06/05 2:30 pm,& 06/06 6 pm.  Where does mercury come from and how does it damage nerve cells?  Host Don Fitz and guest Bob Criss of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University ask how Missourians […]

HEALTHY PLANET HAPPENINGS

July 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17 & 18, 2010

The Story of Cap and Trade

Airs on KDHX Digital Ch. 980 in the City of St. Louis: 07/05 & 07/12 8:30 pm, 07/07 & 07/14 7 pm, 07/10 & 07/17 12:30 pm, & 07/11 & 07/18 6pm.  Host Don Fitz and guest Henry Robertson discuss […]

HEALTHY PLANET HAPPENINGS

August 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14 & 15

Making ‘Unleaded’

Airs on KDHX Digital Ch. 980 in the City of St. Louis: 08/02 & 08/09, 8:30 pm, 08/04 & 08/11 7 pm, 08/07 & 08/14 12:30 pm, & 08/08 & 08/15 6pm.  To view online, go to http://kdhxgreentime.blip.tv/ and search for episode 346.  What has […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

October 2

MILLION LETTER MARCH

11:30 – 1:30.  Join us at the Culver Way Ecovillage as the Citizens Climate Lobby kicks off its Million Letter March campaign with Bill McKibben as the guest speaker on this month’s national conference call.  Our Congressman, Lacy Clay, has agreed to be the lead Democratic cosponsor of the climate bill we […]

HEALTHY PLANET HAPPENINGS

November 1, 3, 6 & 7

ANIMALS, MEAT & ENVIRONMENT

Airs on KDHX Digital Ch. 980 in the City of St. Louis: 10/25 & 11/01 8:30 pm, 10/27 & 11/03 7 pm, 10/30 & 11/06 12:30 pm, & 10/31 & 11/07 6 pm.  To view online, go to http://kdhxgreentime.blip.tv/ and search for episode 352.  Host Don Fitz […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

Through December

Help Bag Hunger This Holiday

Whole Foods Market stores are teaming up with Share our Strength® and local food pantries to help alleviate hunger this winter. Shoppers at Whole Foods Market can purchase a Bag Hunger™ grocery tag to donate to the store’s designated local pantry or shelter. The Midwest region of Whole Foods Market […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

Through December

Help Bag Hunger This Holiday

Whole Foods Market stores are teaming up with Share our Strength® and local food pantries to help alleviate hunger this winter. Shoppers at Whole Foods Market can purchase a Bag Hunger™ grocery tag to donate to the store’s designated local pantry or shelter. The Midwest region of Whole Foods Market […]

HEALTHY PLANET HAPPENINGS

November 2

Sustainability at Schools

A Green Schools workshop for St. Louis school personnel and interested parents will offer cost-saving examples of adopting up-to-the-minute sustainability practices.  The free November 2 sessions will explore operational cost-savings and political facts of going green, as well as student engagement in the process. The 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. program with […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

Now through May 28, 2012

Star Trek: The Exhibition

at the Saint Louis Science Center

9:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Saturday. 11am-4:30pm, Sunday. Appearing for the first time in St. Louis at the Saint Louis Science Center, Star Trek: The Exhibition brings 45 years of authentic Star Trek artifacts to life. While entertaining and delighting, Star Trek also foretold the […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

 

January 1-31
Holiday Light Recycling
at whole foods Market
Last year, STLOUISGREEN.com’s Holiday Light Recycling Drive collected over EIGHT tons of holiday lights to recycle. That’s EIGHT TONS that stayed out of the landfill! This year we are hoping to recycle 25 TONS! Customers are encouraged to recycle old holiday lights and extension cords. All unworkable holiday lights, […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

February 4 & 6, 2012

ORGANIC AGRICULTURE

Airs on KNLC Channel 24 02/04 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 02/06 at 8:00 p.m.  Why are non-crop species important?  Don Fitz, James Meinert and Paul Krautmann discuss soil, pesticides, herbicides, gardening and farming.  Footage from “Nicotine Bees” includes interviews with Dr. Vandana Shiva, Dr. Charles […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

During March

Whole Planet Foundation

Prosperity Fundraiser

The Whole Planet Foundation’s mission is to create economic partnerships with the poor in those developing-world communities that supply our stores with product. Through innovative assistance for entrepreneurship – including direct microcredit loans and tangible support for other community partnership projects – we seek to unleash the energy and creativity […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

April 2 – April 30

28-Day Healthy Eating Challenge At Whole Foods Market

6:30 – 7:30 pm, $35 all 5 sessions (individual sessions not available) Are you ready to move forward with your healthy eating goals? We’ll help you stick to it with delicious recipes, education and a community of support. Every Monday in April we will […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

TROUGHOUT MAY
THE EQUINE ART WALL EXHIBIT

Wild horses, working horses, circus horses, women with horses….During the month of May, St. Louis artist Leslie Faust will have a Wall of Equine Art on display in the lobby of the Metropolitan Square Builing, 211 No. Broadway, downtown St. Louis. The space is big and beautiful and open […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

Through August 19
LANTERN FESTIVAL
Art by day, magic by night; Missouri Botanical Garden; 314-577-5100 or visit www.mobot.org/lanternfestival. See story page 3.

Beginning June 1
SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER PREMIERS
AMAZING NANO WORLDS!
the Saint Louis Science Center will present Amazing Nano Worlds!, a new exhibition that delves into the science of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter […]

Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo Set For February 28 In Webster Groves

70+ Exhibitors

Wine & Beer Tastings;

Many Natural Food Samples,

Live Music,

Many Giveaways Including

A Family Weekend At Trout Lodge YMCA of The Ozarks,

Amtrak Train Tickets,

Missouri Botanical

Garden Passes & more!

Haiti Relief Effort:

Donate To Help Those Devastated In Haiti Earthquake

 

Cure your cabin fever as The Healthy Planet, St. Louis’ Green & […]

Healthy Planet Summer Camp Guide

Abra-Kid-abra camps

Levitate a person five feet off the ground! Ride a unicycle! Twist animal balloons to take home! Sound fun? This is only the tip of the iceberg at Abra-Kid-Abra’s one-week entertainment camps! We offer four different programs at community centers and schools throughout St. Louis, all summer: magic, circus stars, comedy, and balloonatics. Half […]

Help Create Food Packets To Commemorate World Food Day

A child dies every six seconds from malnutrition and related illnesses according to reports by the World Health Organization.  St. Louisans are invited to help address this critical need at a community event on October 14 and 15 at the The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, a not-for-profit working to eradicate malnutrition and preserve the […]

Help Raise The Voice of the Environment In Jefferson City and “Kick ‘em Back

By Missouri Votes Conservation

Do you ever get frustrated that the quality of our air, the health of our streams, and the wellbeing of our ecosystems are taking a back seat to big corporations in Missouri?  That self-interested entities like Big Oil, Big Coal and Big Ag dominate the conversation in Jefferson City and, more importantly, […]

High-Fructose Corn Sugar (HFCS): It’s A Sticky Situation

By Dr. Daniel Fazio

 

Experiments conducted in the 1950’s and 60’s resulted in the discovery of a chemical process used to produce a powerful new sweetener. By 1970 this newly developed product found its way into the U.S. food supply.  The production of this product, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), is accomplished by exposing corn starch to […]

Higher Brain Living™ Coming To St. Louis March 8

Imagine back to the best day of your life, back to a time when you felt the most alive and passionate.

 

Close your eyes and imagine a time when nothing could ruin your day. You were in the moment, on top of the world; everything was just as it should be. Maybe you were getting married […]

HO! HO! HO! Santa Says to Protect Your Pets from the Dangers of the Christmas Tree!!!

by Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Christmas is a wonderful time for family and friends to share the miracle of life, with all the love and merriment of the holiday season.  Our homes are adorned with holiday lighting, poinsettia plants and mistletoe.  Lots of goodies like brownies and other wonderfully fattening foodstuffs, and of course, the central […]

HOLIDAY HERBS & AROMATICS

By Cheryl Hoard

 

Since ancient times the months of December and January have been thought of as “cold time” or “stay at home time.” We know these months as holiday time and they can also be thought of as a time of withdrawal and renewal. Certain spices are traditionally used during these months.

Some of the earliest […]

HOLIDAY HERBS & AROMATICS

By Cheryl Hoard

 

Since ancient times the months of December and January have been thought of as “cold time” or “stay at home time.” We know these months as holiday time and they can also be thought of as a time of withdrawal and renewal. Certain spices are traditionally used during these months.

Some of the earliest […]

Holiday Wreaths Deck The Halls At Missouri Botanical Garden Wreaths Available Through Silent Auction Bidding

The Missouri Botanical Garden is decking its halls for the holidays! Unique creations by some of the area’s finest floral designers will be on display through Wed., Dec. 28 for the annual Holiday Wreath Auction. All 13 wreaths will be sold by silent auction bidding at the end of the exhibition, proceeds benefitting the Garden. […]

Holistic Fitness is 8 Years Old 8 Years of Colonics – Can You Imagine?

By Cindy Caldwell

 

Blessings to you, our fun and wonderful clients- current and future!  What an amazing time of change we all live in.  Thus, we at Holistic Fitness are even more grateful than ever that we are 1) still in business and 2) still love our business!  It is wonderful to love your work, those […]

Holistic Help For Pets With Cancer

Part 1 of 2

by Teresa Garden, DVM

 

We all dread hearing the word cancer.  All of us are touched by it in one way or another.  Our pets are too.  One half of dogs and cats over 10 years old have cancer somewhere in their bodies.  Why is cancer on the rise?  Genetics can play a […]

Holistic Help For Pets With Cancer

Part 2 of 2

by Teresa Garden, DVM

 

In the first part of this series we explored how nutrition, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in treating cancer.  In this article we will focus on herbal treatments and pain management for cancer patients.

The Hoxsey formula is a combination of about nine western herbs each […]

Holy Tomato! New Grafted Tomatoes Create “Tomato-mania”

by Kim Reiss, Manager Sugar Creek Gardens

There’s no more dedicated group of gardeners than the tomato gardener.  Some are loyal to the heirloom varieties, while others mix it up with the hybrids.  And the Sweet Cherry 100s?  They’re in a class all their own.

If you’re serious about tomatoes, I hope you’re sitting down because there’s […]

Homeopathy To The Rescue

By Teresa Garden, DVM

Homeopathy is a wondrous form of medicine founded in the 18th century by German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. It is sometimes referred to as “the science of medicine that cures”. Homeopathic medicine is based on the principle of “like cures like”. This is a simple elegant form of medicine that is gentle, […]

Hormone Supplementation… Fear vs. Reality

By Deanna Neu

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

If you are confused about perimenopause, menopause and the possibility of hormone supplementation, you are not alone!  I see women in my office every day that have suffered for years with frustrating, life-altering symptoms but have been too afraid of hormones to even consider them as an option.  I also […]

HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? (“NORMAL” REDEFINED)

by Jen Loui, LEED AP

Green Project  Manager

Butterfly Energy Works

A while back, say sometime in the 50’s, a whole new standard of living came into being, fueled by an enormous new showroom of newly patented appliances. It was a sign of success to have one of these new appliances, and an indication of downright prosperity to […]

How Do You Measure Success? Your AmerenUE Pure Power program dollars in action

 

There are many Healthy Planet readers who are proud members of the AmerenUE Pure Power program.  This article is aimed at you.  We want you to fully understand that when you participate in the AmerenUE Pure Power program, you are supporting new, renewable energy generation in several different ways.

First, whether you are a 100% participant […]

How We Feel

by Dr. Joseph F. Unger, Jr., D.C., F.I.C.S

For centuries all systems of healing have shared certain fundamental premises. From acupuncture and yoga to homeopathy and chiropractic, all of these systems adhere to the principle that the body heals itself. Our natural tendency is to move into the direction of greater health. This innate response mechanism […]

How Would You Like To Save Half On Your Heating and Cooling Costs?

by Travis Seeger

 

Did you know that your heating and cooling costs are roughly 60% of your home energy expenses?   So what I am saying is we could literally cut your energy bills by one third.  Even if you have what would be considered a fairly efficient home comfort system.  We are finding that in areas […]

Hypertension: Putting Pressure on This Hidden Stranger

by Teresa Garden, DVM

Most of us are very familiar with getting our blood pressure checked during routine doctor appointments.  The cuff gets wrapped securely around our upper arm, next comes the pumping, and then the doctor or nurse gives us good news or bad.  Often, if our blood pressure is higher than normal, some simple […]

Imbalance Of Sex Hormones

by Dr. Rosa Kincaid, MD

Recently, a distressed woman showed up at my office.   She didn’t know what was wrong with her.  She started by stating how tired she felt, usually feeling like a noon-time nap, yet tossing and turning at night – in a pool of sweat, unable to sleep.  This very attractive 42 year […]

Important Information To Digest

Hitting the #2 spot on the list for America’s Top Selling Pharmaceuticals is the most popular and widely prescribed medication for indigestion.  Although the stomach acid reducers seem to be the ideal solution for gastrointestinal distress, these medications may not be as effective as intended for many people. The reason: they impair the normal processes […]

In Search of Nutrient Density

by Gretchen Inman

 

In light of the latest food gross out on the web – I am referring to the pink slime that was an FDA approved additive in  the fast food burger world, we need to redirect our attention to more food truisms. The images of the extruded blob being packed into boxes for shipping […]

IN THE GARDEN PROFILE: Greene’s Country Store Offers Many Organic & Sustainable Products

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

 

A must stop place for any city or country person with a garden, lawn, chickens, horses, pets or small farm animals is Greene’s Country Store & Feed in Lake St. Louis.  Greene’s is appropriately named for a store dedicated to “green” lawns, gardens and healthy animals.  An extensive selection of numerous brands […]

IN THE GARDEN PROFILE: Nationally-Recognized Hillermann Nursery Hosts Earth Day Fair April 24

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

The motto “because life should be beautiful and tasty, too” is the mission of Hillermann Nursery and Florist in Washington, Missouri.  Hillerman’s celebrates is 59th anniversary this month to honor the many years of helping bring beauty and nourishment to people’s lives through flowers, gardens and landscapes. And to show its commitment […]

Inaugural Food & Farmer’s Expo: Big Crowd Samples Local Success!

By Nancy Smith, Board Member

Farm to Family Naturally

 

The driving rain on the morning of the first jointly-sponsored Food and Farmers Expo made things a little soggy for vendors who were setting up inside the Webster Groves Recreation Center, but the rain didn’t seem to affect attendance at the Expo as more than 1000 visitors made […]

Indoor Air Quality: Pollutant, Filtration and Circulation Control

By Frank Robbins, LEED, AP

It’s officially winter and the quality of the air inside our homes is of critical importance.  If you don’t pay attention to pollutants, filtration and circulation bad things can happen.  Let me illustrate my point with a few, completely and utterly hypothetical examples that were definitely NOT taken from my own […]

INFLAMMATION AND IMMUNITY

By Dr. Varsha Rathod, M.D.

 

In my last article, I described the role of digestion in the causation of chronic disease. This article identifies chronic inflammation as the main mechanism of dysfunction, disease and aging.

Inflammation is a process that occurs when a triggering agent such as pollen or bacteria etc., interact with our immune system. It […]

INFLAMMATION NATION: Linking Obesity, Depression and Fatigue

 

The St. Louis Institute of Integrative Medicine (SLiiM) announces its second annual, symposium focusing on prevention, wellness and finding the root cause for patient-disease states.

“Inflammation Nation: Linking Obesity, Depression and Fatigue” will be held on November 5, 2011 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Purser Center on the campus of Logan College. More […]

INFLAMMATION NATION: Linking Obesity, Depression and Fatigue

The St. Louis Institute of Integrative Medicine (SLiiM) announces its second annual, symposium focusing on prevention, wellness and finding the root cause for patient-disease states.

“Inflammation Nation: Linking Obesity, Depression and Fatigue” will be held on November 5, 2011 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Purser Center on the campus of Logan College. More […]

Insulin Therapy for other than Diabetes: Insulin Potentiation Therapy

by Simon Yu, MD

Insulin has been known to the medical community and the public primarily for the management of diabetes. However, is there any indication of insulin therapy for other than diabetes? I heard a lecture over ten years ago on Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT). I had forgotten about the lecture. I thought it was […]

Irish Musicians Bring Celtic Soul to St. Louis

by Kim Schneider

Take one of the world’s most renowned voices in Sacred Music.  Put her on stage with a duo of Irish songwriting brothers who mix pop sensibility and hip-hop cool with traditional tunes.  Throw in Otherworldly harmonies, ancient acapella songs in Irish, Latin and English, a couple of guitars, a bodhran and a shruti […]

Irresistibile Community Builders Presents: Announcing Integral Economy Markets at Culver Way EcoVillage

By Tom & Carol Braford

We are taking our economy into our own hands. With the big banks and billionaires sitting on piles of money and over $1 trillion in the S&P 500 on the sidelines, it looks like we are on our own to get our economy moving again. When national monetary policy failed in […]

Irresistible Community Builders Presents: JOIN THE 10:10 GLOBAL WORK DAY TO GET BACK TO A STABLE 350 PPM

By Tom & Carol Braford

 

This year is the sprint year when we will set the pace in a decade long race to get back to 350 ppm before global warming spins completely out of control.  We will do this primarily by cutting CO2 emissions by 80% by 2020 through the establishment of sustainable lifestyles and […]

Irresistible Community Builders Presents: ISLANDERS MAY SAVE US ALL!

By Tom & Carol Braford

 

Right now our government and others around the world, many nongovernmental organizations and many individuals are sending money, supplies and personnel to Haiti.  Inhabitants of some low lying island nations are making plans with neighboring countries to evacuate their populations as the oceans speed up their rise due to global warming. […]

Irresistible Community Builders Presents: Bold Climate Actions

By Tom & Carol Braford

 

Since the Cool St. Louis Climate Summit in October, we have been in action on several fronts.  We had a full team of workers on 10/10/10, winterizing the Green Beings garden.  The first EcoTeam is in full swing, aimed at lowering our own carbon footprints and discovering where the holes were […]

Irresistible Community Builders Presents: Bold Climate Actions

By Tom & Carol Braford

 

Since the Cool St. Louis Climate Summit in October, we have been in action on several fronts.  We had a full team of workers on 10/10/10, winterizing the Green Beings garden.  The first EcoTeam is in full swing, aimed at lowering our own carbon footprints and discovering where the holes were […]

Irresistible Community Builders Presents: Come Live and Work in an Integral Urban Ecovillage

By Tom & Carol Braford

 

We have three openings in a co-op rental house at Culver Way Ecovillage and are looking for people interested in our mission to have the Greater St. Louis Region become a model for sustainable lifestyles and economies.  We share meals, house, yard and garden work and are spearheading 350 climate actions, […]

Irresistible Community Builders Presents: Cool St. Louis!

By Tom & Carol Braford

 

 

The cool spring weather we are experiencing this year could be a metaphor for St. Louis from now on.  Some scientists predict that the effect of global warming in our region is likely to be cooler, wetter weather interspersed with hotter, drier weather.  Global warming is the cause but climate disruption […]

Irresistible Community Builders Presents: A Fusion Shopping Experience: The Gift that Literally Keeps on Giving

by Tom & Carol Braford

Feeling conflicted about going to the malls this season and turning over another big chunk of what you’ve earned to the 1% so they can buy more houses, cars and Congressmen? Wanna join the rest of the 99% this year instead and keep 100% of your hard earned cash and credit […]

Irresistible Community Builders Presents: Chaos Point for Community At Culver Way and Beyond

by Tom & Carol Braford

A few months ago a scientist friend gave me an inspiring book, Chaos Point 2012 and Beyond: Our Choices Between Global Disaster and a Sustainable Planet, by Dr. Ervin Laszlo, a critical systems analyst for the UN, founder of the Club of Budapest and someone who has been nominated twice for […]

Irresistible Community Builders Presents: Creating an Integral Urban Ecovillage Collaboration

By Tom & Carol Braford

 

We have often said that it takes a village to raise a child and it takes a community to raise an ecovillage.  We have never specifically said, however, what that community would look like or how it would go about forming the ecovillage.  This is because, even though there are now […]

Irresistible Community Builders Presents: Is Living In An Integral Ecovillage For You?

By Tom & Carol Braford

 

Looking for water, food, energy, health care, housing and employment security?  Integral Urban Ecovillage living may be for you!

Of course, it isn’t for everyone, at least not at this point in time.  That may change as it is perfected and becomes better known and even a standard housing, employment and lifestyle […]

Irresistible Community Builders Presents: LET THE GAMES BEGIN

by Tom & Carol Braford

 

Save you ever wished that saving civilization and the planet could be as simple as zapping others or your surroundings with a shot of biodegradable, bright green paint?

Well, now it is! That’s right. With your physical support and a bit of your green we can turn causing a sustainable civilization and […]

Irresistible Community Builders Presents: Occupy Adult as Possibility: The Next Level of Human Evolution?

by Tom & Carol Braford

At first we took on strengthening community by building a model cohousing community in St Louis. Over time, the project has morphed into something much more ambitious that requires your assistance and active engagement.
We are now out to support a sustainable culture, environment and economy in St Louis and beyond by […]

Irresistible Community Builders Presents: Take an Action, Tell the Story, Give a Gift

by Tom & Carol Braford

Would you like to give yourself, your children and your grandchildren the gift of a secure civilization and planet?

One of our mentors and heroes is Sam Daley Harris. Back in the ‘80’s, Sam joined the Hunger Project and gave talks about how to end world hunger. He found that most people […]

Irresistible Community Builders Presents: The Blind Venetian Cafe’ and Hostel at Culver Way Ecovillage!

By Tom & Carol Braford

The Blind Venetian will be one of the first charter businesses to open at Culver Way Ecovillage. The name comes from the fact that this fusion enterprise will be physically located on Olive Street directly under the portion of the original Art Craft Venetian Blind Manufacturing Company sign that includes those […]

Irresistible Community Builders Presents: The Million Letter March on Washington The Cool St. Louis Climate Summit & The 10/10/10 Global Work Party

By Tom & Carol Braford

 

October is International Climate Action month once again.  In St. Louis we are doing our part to save civilization and the planet.

After a summer that saw Russia on fire, Pakistan under water and record temperatures here in St. Louis and elsewhere, there can be no doubt that climate change is intensifying.  […]

Is Functional Medicine Right For YOU?

By Debbie Haikal, RN,
Functional Medicine Specialist

Functional Medicine offers:
• Science-based medical alternatives, especially for patients with difficult to manage conditions or autoimmune diseases.
• Medical testing to evaluate the body as an interconnected whole.
• Dietary plans and natural compounds to address underlying causes and inflammation.

Functional Medicine is scientific. It offers alternative options for patients with difficult to […]

Is The hcg Diet a Miracle Cure For Obesity

by Deanna M. Woodroffe, WHNP-BC

 

The hcg diet was initially created from the work of Dr. Simeons in the 1950’s.  Through research and practice Dr. Simeons discovered hcg (human chorionic gonadatropin) had the ability to “mobilize” stubborn fat stores.  Simeons  found that if a patient followed a restricted calorie diet while this fat was being mobilized, […]

Is Vegetarianism Just Trendy Or Is It A New Way Of Life?

By Sonny Saggar, M.D.

 

Depending on whom you ask, and how you design your poll, there are between 2 and 20 million vegetarians in America. What is not disputed is that that number is increasing. Why?

Our increasing knowledge of nutrition and disease, and our urgent environmental concerns, results in an inevitable gravitation towards changing to a […]

Is Vegetarianism Just Trendy Or Is It A New Way Of Life?

By Sonny Saggar, M.D.

 

Depending on whom you ask, and how you design your poll, there are between 2 and 20 million vegetarians in America. What is not disputed is that that number is increasing. Why?

Our increasing knowledge of nutrition and disease, and our urgent environmental concerns, results in an inevitable gravitation towards changing to a […]

Is Your Healing Energy Deficient?

by Dr. Joseph Unger, Jr. DC.

Scientists have determined that every part of your body, every cell and even miniscule parts of every cell emit a huge array of specific vibratory frequencies. It is as if every piece of the physical body is a musical instrument and the net result is a symphony of many thousands […]

It Ain’t Easy Being Green: An Environmentalist’s Love Story

By Hillary Hanson

What does “Going Green” mean to you? Recently, the term has become quite popular among American businesses and governmental organizations alike. For some, the phrase is as simple as remembering to recycle, but at The Wild Basin Lodge & Events Center near the scenic Rocky Mountain National Park, being conscious of every aspect […]

It Takes A Big Dog to Help Your Child Stand Up To Bullying

By James Feinberg, Child Clinical Psychologist

To the trained nose or eye, it’s no mystery why some children are bullied. Basically, these children behave differently than their peers. However, children who are bullied are actually very different from each other as are the reasons they are bullied. For example, some of these children are shy and […]

It’s Easy Being Green!

By Cindy Sauzek

 

Safer cleaning products can help protect the environment, your family, and your pets.  When you or your service professional uses a cleaning product, it is released into the environment inside your home or office and down the drain to the outdoors.  Adults come in contact with cleaning products on a regular basis, as […]

It’s not over yet…

by Ann Lapides, Sugar Creek Gardens

Just when you thought all the fun was over, the late season perennials and shrubs begin to entertain us.

Just released, the U.S. National Arobretum’s new introduction ‘Duet’ Beautyberry, Callicarpa, delights us with profuse white berries that are sprinkled among its rich white and green leaves.  Does well in sun to […]

Japanese Festival Returns To St. Louis Labor Day Weekend, September 4 & 5

Experience the reverberating boom of Taiko drums and the mighty clash of a Sumo wrestling match. Delight in the delicacy of bon Odori dance and theatrics of Bunraku puppetry. Savor the smell of grilled shish kabobs and yakisoba noodles, the thrill of martial arts, perfection of bonsai and ikebana displays, serenity of candlelit walks through […]

Join The Cardinal’s Green Team See Games For Free While Helping The Planet

The St. Louis Baseball Cardinals began the “4 A Greener Game Program” at Busch Stadium during the 2008 season as a two month pilot program.  After tremendous success, the program now averages over 25 volunteers per game with numbers increasing year after year. Since its inception, the program has diverted over 1,836 tons of recycling […]

Keep Your Cool During Canada Goose Migration

By Pam Bolton, Wildlife Center of Missouri &

Nancy Schnell, GeesePeace St. Louis

 

 

If you spend time outdoors this time of year, you will certainly hear the honking of the Canada geese as they fly overhead in a perfect “V” formation.   What a beautiful sight!  A survey conducted by the […]

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Jewish Family & Children’s Service Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry Turns Home Gardens into Healthy Options for its Clients

 

Sometimes the best ideas are so simple one wonders why no one thought of them before. It really was a “no-brainer” for Laura Silver, step daughter of the late Harvey Kornblum for whom the Jewish Family & […]

Kids May Need More Vitamin D

Children and teens need 10 times more than the recommended dose of vitamin D, a recent clinical trial suggests.

“Our research reveals that vitamin D, at doses equivalent to 2,000 IU a day, is not only safe for adolescents, but it is actually necessary for achieving desirable vitamin D levels,” says study leader Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, […]

Kids Summer Cooking Classes

L’Ecole Academy for Culinary Development chefs know all the best ways to teach kids kitchen basics in a fun and exciting environment. Parents and caregivers can be sure their own young chefs are learning their way around the kitchen this summer by enrolling them in the L’Ecole Academy Young Chef summer cooking program.

This […]

Kiefer Creek: At Your Own Risk

by Lorin Crandall

 

You may be familiar with Kiefer Creek—it’s the creek running through Castlewood State Park. One of the premier outdoor recreation areas in the Greater St. Louis Area, Castlewood encompasses 1818 acres in southwest St. Louis County and is host to over 400,000 visitors a year.

 

Kiefer Creek has a compelling natural beauty and is […]

Kirkwood Chicken Chat With Garden Expert P. Allen Smith

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

I sat next to Hazelnut, a Black Star chicken, at the Chicken Chat in Kirkwood recently. While most of the people there were chicken owners and lovers who raise chickens in their backyards, I was one of the few chickenless gardeners.

This was no ordinary Chicken Chat. It was a […]

Kirkwood Living Green Presents: 3rd Annual “Earth Day at the Market”

Saturday, April 21st,

10am–3pm

Kirkwood Farmers’ Market

By Walter Smith,

Chair of Kirkwood Living Green

This year’s theme focuses on Urban Agriculture, Community Gardens, Growing Local, and Sustainability.

Exhibits and experts will offer everything you need to know to create a natural, organic, productive, and easy-to-maintain yard.

Get information on rain gardens, raised gardens, native plants, chickens, composting, and planting […]

Lantern Festival Comes Alive At Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden brings an unprecedented international exhibition to St. Louis for a limited run this summer. “Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic by Night” features elaborate, illuminated works of art from China. The striking sets, crafted primarily of colorful silks and molded steel, showcase Chinese culture, traditions and symbolism through larger-than-life displays lit […]

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Leap Forward in 2012: Reoccupy the St. Louis Rust Belt and Blighted Neighbors

by Tom & Carol Braford

 

Once every four years we get an extra day, a chance to catch up or to leap ahead, as the case may be. This year that auspicious day of February 29th falls on a Wednesday.

Coincidentally, Occupy St Louis is holding General Assemblies on Wednesdays at the Culver Way Ecovillage. So, we […]

Learn About LED Lights At Metro Lighting’s “Show Me LED” Event, April 17

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 will require you to purchase a more energy efficient light bulb to replace your old incandescent light bulb. The act has already made the manufacture and importation of the standard 100 watt incandescent bulb illegal in the United States on Jan 1st, 2012.

When shopping for new energy […]

Learn How To Live A Healthy, Green Lifestyle at the 2nd Annual ‘Healthy You, Healthy Planet Festival’

Festival Hosted by Siteman Cancer Center & Missouri Botanical Garden

 

Experience the power of plants and learn how to live a healthy, green lifestyle at the 2nd annual “Healthy You, Healthy Planet Festival,” Saturday, July 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Hosted by the Garden and the Siteman Cancer Center […]

Learn To Live A Healthier and Greener Life At The Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo, March 4

 

Cure your cabin fever as The Healthy Planet, St. Louis’ Green & Natural Living magazine, hosts its 23rd Natural Living Expo Sunday, March 4, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 E. Glendale Road (I-44 at Elm Avenue) in Webster Groves.

This popular event will include more than 70 exhibit booths […]

Learn To Live A Healthier and Greener Life At The Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo, March 4

Cure your cabin fever as The Healthy Planet, St. Louis’ Green & Natural Living magazine, hosts its 23rd Natural Living Expo Sunday, March 4, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 E. Glendale Road (I-44 at Elm Avenue) in Webster Groves.

This popular event will include more than 70 exhibit booths […]

Learning on The Land to Grow an Ethic of Excellence

By Matt Diller, Third Grade Teacher

at The College School

 

Measure twice, cut once.” is the old school wisdom of craftsman carpenters.  It is a quote Ron Berger, the author of Ethic of Excellence, likes to say to remind us that, if we are thoughtful about how we approach our work and execute our work with […]

Less Is More

By Gretchen Morfogen

 

When the over indulgence of the last decade came crashing down all around us there seemed to be an overall sign of relief. Aside from the obvious financial malady of the last few years the attitudes and lifestyle adjustments we have all been forced to make have initiated a movement of simplification. Ridding […]

Lessons From a Hot Dry Summer

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

A gardener’s biggest asset is hope for a better garden next year. Gardens need nurturing just as we need nurturing from them. But after a hard summer, we gardeners need inspiration to give us hope for next year. With fall’s cooler and wetter weather we can look back to see what lessons […]

Let’s Talk Dirty

By Debbie Haikal, the Common Sense R.N.

Death begins in the gut” according to Nobel Prize winner Dr. Eli Mitchnikoff.  It seems remarkable, but the little creatures living inside of you have been linked to everything from allergies, to arthritis, acne, candida, obesity, rashes, foggy brain, sinus issues, vaginal infections and more. All of these have […]

Let’s Talk Turkey

by Gretchen Morfogen

This month there is little else on the minds palate than the ubiquitous bird. There are two kinds of turkey people. Those who want the same traditional bird year after year because – well- it’s tradition. And the other adventurous cook who wants something different because it is after all- turkey and there […]

Little Shop Around The Corner Offers Eclectic, Resale Treasures

by Amy Hoover

The Little Shop Around The Corner is an antique, vintage and fine collectible resale shop that benefits the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Little Shop is a “green” destination for high-quality furniture, artwork, vintage jewelry, silver, china, and other accent furnishings.

All items found in the Little Shop have been donated and because we […]

Live a Six-Sensory Life with Sonia Choquette

Linda Potter

You could call Sonia Choquette a revolutionary psychic, a vibrational alchemist, and a healer. You could also call her a highly successful, internationally acclaimed bestselling author. What she calls herself, however, is a six-sensory instructor and intuitive.

The sixth sense is the voice of your Spirit and the most important sense, she says. “Once you […]

Living Green at The New Town St. Charles

The New Town at St. Charles is building a strong reputation as a prime example of a true Green Community. New Town is currently home to over 1,000 families who have made a conscious choice to live a healthier lifestyle in an environment that accommodates that desire. Conceived by Greg Whittaker, designed by the esteemed […]

Living In Harmony with Nature

By Richard J. Davis, DC

 Well I finally made it.  Born in New York City some eighty years ago, I longed for something, but didn’t know what.  Being taught city life and the social graces simply increased my feeling that something was false, something was missing in my life.  I moved to Worcester […]

Local Farm Trains Aspiring Farmers and Gardeners in Sustainable Agriculture

Established in 2008, EarthDance is a nonprofit organization that provides education about local, sustainable agriculture. Since 2009, EarthDance has operated a season-long apprenticeship to train area residents in the principles and practices of organic agriculture.  Apprentices participate in all aspects of the farm’s operations from seed sowing to marketing the harvest.

The program is uniquely well […]

Lose up to 30 lbs in 40 days… Results are typical at TransFigure Total Health… A Great New Year’s Resolution!

By Jane Arrington RN

 

Jill and Cathy came to TransFigure Total Health to lose weight that had crept up on them in recent years.  For Cathy, increased stress and greater inactivity were the culprits.  Both quickly discovered that doing the diet with a friend or partner leads to greater dieting success.   Jill stated that although she had […]

Losing A Legend — Joe Pollack

by Gretchen Inman

Last month a very special person departed this planet forever. His legacy will remain a part of the St. Louis food scene just as Jack Buck left his mark on St. Louis baseball.  Joe Pollack was a writer with whom I remember from my childhood growing up in Alton. Reading the St. Louis […]

LouFest Sustainable Music Festival Hits Forest Park This Month

By Brian Cohen

LouFest Organizer

 

On August 28th and 29th, 18 bands will descend on St Louis for the first ever LouFest Music Festival. The all-ages event in Forest Park will feature 2 stages, great food from local restaurants, fun retail, and a Kids Village with activities for our youngest fans.

Main acts include She & Him (featuring […]

LOVE IN ACTION! The Force that Motivates Julia Butterfly Hill

By Karen Klaus, Director of Development, Operation Food Search

 

What is the force that would keep someone attached to a tree for two years?  The answer for Julia Butterfly Hill is love!

 

It wasn’t love however that brought her to the tree.  It was her soul searching for purpose and her youthful naiveté that landed her in […]

LOVE IS always READY & WAITING

By Christine Kniffen, LCSW, Therapist & Relationship Coach

So, what is love?  This is a topic that does not suffer a lack of opinions as to how to define it.  It is perhaps one of the most written about, talked about topics we know.  Culture is filled with endless platitudes exposing plenty of silly nonsense.  Take […]

Low-Level Laser Therapy: “Healing Light”

By Kathleen Christ, NCMBT, LMT

Albert Einstein was, quite possibly, the most intelligent person who ever lived. His theories and ideas were so far ahead of his time, that even now, the smartest scientists alive are still discovering his value.

One of his theories published in 1917, spoke of how lasers function. However, it was not until […]

Lower Back, Leg Pain Symptoms of Sciatica

By Paul Hyland, D.C.

 

 The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body.  From the lower spine, the sciatic nerve splits into two branches, one for each leg, dividing again at the knee.

Sensations and muscle control throughout the lower body can be traced through the sciatic nerve.

Maintaining A Healthy Connection With Your Teen

by Dr. Vera Gabliani, Ph.D.

The teen years—many parents dread them. The majority of parents I talk with struggle with their teens due to their attitude and ways of responding to their teen.  Teens, by their nature and by the tasks of this stage, often create great anxiety and frustration in adults.  Adults react to these […]

Maintaining Spiritual Wellness

A simple definition of spiritual wellness is: the natural state of harmony and balance within the body, mind and spirit.  This natural state is innate. What is spiritual wellness? Do you believe this is a pivotal component to the treatment of illness?

Thinking in terms of physical health is common for most of us.   Diet, rest, […]

Make Plans Now for Go! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend Set for April 14 &15

Make plans early to join the fun at the 12th annual GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend set for April 14 & 15. This large two-day event is open to people of all ages and fitness levels. The Family Fitness Weekend is widely known as Missouri’s largest fitness event, with more than 25,000 […]

MAKE YOUR GIFTS TRUE EXPRESSIONS OF CREATIVITY

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky

Healthy Planet Arts Editor

 

 

Handmade works make heart-filled gifts. They tell the recipient that you really care enough to seek out that so-special, one-of-a-kind gift. Skip the malls this year to make your gifts true expressions of creativity.

 

Mark your calendar now for December 3 and 4 as well when The Foundry Art Centre […]

MAKE YOUR GIFTS TRUE EXPRESSIONS OF CREATIVITY

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky

Healthy Planet Arts Editor

 

 

Handmade works make heart-filled gifts. They tell the recipient that you really care enough to seek out that so-special, one-of-a-kind gift. Skip the malls this year to make your gifts true expressions of creativity.

 

Mark your calendar now for December 3 and 4 as well when The Foundry Art Centre […]

March 1 & 2

Eco-Chef Bryant Terry

At Washington University

Bryant Terry (www.bryant-terry.com), eco chef, food justice activist, and author of Vegan Soul Kitchen (VSK): Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine will visit Washington University in St. Louis on March 1 and March 2!  St. Louis community is invited to attend two nights of special events at Washington University. Danforth University […]

March Is National Nutrition Month

by Kari Hartel, RD, LD

Program Coordinator, Cooking Matters, Operation Food Search

 

March is National Nutrition Month, which aims to encourage people to make smart food choices and maintain a healthy exercise regimen. The theme for this year’s National Nutrition Month is “Get Your Plate in Shape.”  This theme helps people focus on not only building a […]

March is National Women’s History Month

It’s a great opportunity to celebrate women—not only as portrayed in art but, more importantly, for their role in art.

In 1971, art historian Linda Nochlin published an essay in ArtNews magazine entitled, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” Her question opened a new area of art history. Does anyone today look at a […]

Mark Your Calendars… GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend Set for April 14 & 15

 

Make plans early to join the fun at the 12th annual GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend set for April 14 & 15. This large two-day event is open to people of all ages and fitness levels. The Family Fitness Weekend is widely known as Missouri’s largest fitness event, with more than 25,000 […]

Market Development Key to Growth of Recycling Industry

By David Berger, Executive Director St. Louis-

Jefferson Solid Waste Management District

 

Even though we recycle more than ever, Missourians still throw away resources worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year.  Throwing away resources is throwing away jobs and economic opportunities.  Given the current state of the economy, we need to capture these lost resources […]

Massage: Much More Than Just a ‘Treat’

By Angie Smith

 

Did you know that scientific studies have shown massage therapy to provide many more health benefits than just relaxation?

A new study suggests that massage not only relaxes the body, but also boosts the immune system and prompts beneficial hormone changes.  A clinical trial done by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles demonstrated that […]

MASTER KEYS TO WELLNESS: THE THYROID GLAND:

Proper treatment of this organ is critical

to living a well-balanced life

 

by Varsha Rathod, MD

 

In the last two editions of my quarterly Newsletter (which can be found on my website at www.preventivemedicinestl.com), I discussed how the adrenal glands produce hormones and neurotransmitters that help us respond and adapt to stress.  The adrenal glands can be thought […]

MASTER KEYS TO WELLNESS: THE THYROID GLAND: Proper treatment of this organ is critical to living a well-balanced life

By Varsha Rathod, MD

 

In the last two editions of my quarterly Newsletter (which can be found on my website at www.preventivemedicinestl.com), I discussed how the adrenal glands produce hormones and neurotransmitters that help us respond and adapt to stress.  The adrenal glands can be thought of as a “conductor” of our hormonal symphony, regulating most […]

Master Yoga Teacher Tias Little Returns To St. Louis Jan. 20-22

Yoga Source is honored to bring Master Teacher Tias Little back to St. Louis  for another weekend of amazing classes, January 20 – 22, 2012.

Tias Little has trained in Iyengar and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, has been a student of Tibetan Buddhist Dzogchen practice since 2003, and has practiced Zen since 1995. His teaching specializes in […]

Maximus and Minimus: Cure for All, Cure for None

By Simon Yu, MD

 

I was in Paris for my honeymoon as a young physician. I studied French for three years in high school and thought it would be good to test my recall of the language. The hotel was very modest. Our typical daily activities included walking to one museum after another.

One evening, I noticed […]

May Brings Manure in Congress & Gardens To Delight

Coalition Report
by Kathleen Logan Smith
Executive Director; Missouri Coalition For The Environment
www.moeniron.org

The once-every-five years Farm Bill that sets our nation’s food policy is beginning to take shape. The U.S. General Accounting Office is the newest entity to weigh in on the need to limit taxpayer subsidies. Its focus is on crop insurance subsidies which have become […]

Medical Thermography OF Metro St. Louis Inc.

– Early Detection Health Screening

 

What is it? Medical Thermography (Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging) is a non-invasive health screening procedure that offers individuals the opportunity to be informed of inflammation, vascular change, lymph activity and abnormal physiologic function within their bodies.  Using thermography is another means by which one can monitor their health and overall wellness.

 

Thermographic […]

MEETING THE CHALLENGE

By Nancy Smith, board member, Farm to Family Naturally

When I was a teenager living in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, I made a personal field trip to Knoxville’s inner city.  I was checking out a rumor that the grocery stores that served the inner city were appalling compared to the  shiny suburban supermarkets where […]

Memorable Meals

By Gretchen Morfogen

 

This month is a planning month. Planning for the year end holidays, planning for visiting family, planning for kids out of school, planning meals, planning parties and planning for the season decorating, each year we plan.

Planning ahead can help with the stress of putting together the family holiday meal. Even though Thanksgiving is […]

Meramec Horticulture Student Offers Proposal For K-12 Wetlands Restoration Curriculum

Tony Zebrowski has big dreams—dreams that could easily become reality, thanks to a supportive and knowledgeable faculty at St. Louis Community College-Meramec (STLCC). Zebrowski is a student in the Meramec Horticulture program and will receive his Associate in Applied Science degree next year. Before coming to STLCC, he served as an Americorps VISTA in New […]

Michael Webb Teaches Prajna Yoga at YogaSoure

Michael Webb teaches a style of yoga known as Prajna Yoga, taught to him by master teacher Tias Little. The word prajna is a sanskrit word meaning insight, deep understanding and wisdom. This style of yoga emerged as Tias integrated the alignment principles of BKS Iyengar with the breath awareness and flow of […]

Mindful Eating: FALL Carb Cravings

By Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor

Can you feel the difference in the air? Are you noticing changes in animals’ behavior? Are you aware of the subtle signs that Fall has arrived?

There’s a not so subtle sign that my clients notice this time of the year: Are you craving carbs? And, if so, is […]

Mindless Eating Can Eat Away At Your Relationship with Yourself

By Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC, NCC,  Licensed Professional Counselor

How do you feel about yourself after you discover that you polished off a bag of potato chips when your intention was just to “have a couple”?  What do you say to yourself when you try on the jeans that fit great just a few months ago […]

Miracle Greens For Optimal Health

By Dr. Rosa Kincaid, MD, FAAFP

One of my most interesting stops during my frequent trips to Ghana was visiting the home of Dr. Gottlieb Kofi Noamesi, A well- renowned botanist and expert in tropical medicine and the healing properties of plants, the doctor owned an herb store full of neatly packaged supplements which were remedies […]

Missouri Botanical Garden Conducts 30-day Food Waste Composting Pilot in Sassafras Café

The Garden is Partnering with St. Louis Composting

In an effort to further its commitment to sustainability, the Missouri Botanical Garden has launched a 30-day food waste composting pilot in Sassafras Café, the first Certified Green Restaurant™ in Missouri. The Garden recycles nearly 100 percent of its green waste and over 75 percent of solid waste-paper, […]

MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN’S TEEN ‘SAGE’ VOLUNTEERS HELP CULTIVATE AWARENESS AT THE GARDEN

Calling all kids! Do you love plants and nature? Are you looking for a fun way to spend your summer outdoors? Do you need to complete service hours or gain positive experiences to put on your college application? Volunteer with the Missouri Botanical Garden’s SAGE Service Program. SAGE stands for Students as Garden Educators and […]

Missouri Coalition For The Environment Seeks Recipes For Vegetarian Cookbook

By Peggy Hermes

 

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment is planning to issue a cookbook as a fundraiser and as a resource for great vegetarian and vegan eating. We’re seeking recipes from MCE members and other friends of the Coalition. Even guilt-ridden omnivores (like me) have great vegan and vegetarian recipes to share!

 

We want to make […]

Missouri Organic Association: Meeting Missouri’s Growing Needs

By Nancy Smith, secretary,

Farm to Family Naturally

 

I’ve been growing organically since 1974, when I “inherited” a backyard garden that was completely organic.  With the garden, came piles of “Organic Gardening and Farming” magazine.  The joy of growing in balance with nature, and without harmful chemicals combined with the learning experience of reading all those […]

Moving Into Meditation: Yin/Yang Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation

Yoga Source Presents

A Workshop with Sarah Powers June 25, 26 & 27

 

This workshop is suitable for anyone who has been doing Yoga for at least one year and has a strong interest in meditation. In this workshop Sarah will provide an atmosphere for balancing body, heart and mind through active and passive yoga poses, as […]

NAMI Walks May 26 To Benefit Mental Illness

by Linda Hoff

He was a beautiful healthy baby. He was bright, curious and happy. He walked early and then ran everywhere. He loved toy soldiers and cars. He laughed a lot and cried a little. He loved to read and was in the gifted program in grade school. He had a few good […]

National PET Dental Month Starts February 1, Every Year!

by Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Clarkson-Wilson Veterinary Clinic

Vet Pet Rescue

 

February starts the annual PET DENTAL MONTH, and subsequently, this is a great time to discuss dental disease in our pets, both dogs and cats.  Unfortunately, pet owner compliance for pet dental care is estimated to be around 33% or less.  The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), […]

Native Gardening For Hummingbirds

by Cindy Gilberg

When do the hummingbirds return to St. Louis? Their arrival is almost perfectly timed to the blooming of the wild columbine in our woodlands, sometime in late-April. The promise of nectar is welcome after an exhausting spring migration north from Mexico and Central America. Known only in the western hemisphere, there are over […]

Native Shrubs For Your Landscape

story & photo by Cindy Gilberg

Shrubs are an integral part of the overall picture when it comes to creating structure in good garden design. They serve to visually fill the ‘middle ground’ and help to unify the larger structural elements such as the house, patio and trees. Walls and fences can be softened with plantings […]

Natural Living Gift & Holiday Guide

Fruit & Gift Baskets

Sappington Farmers’ Market offers special order fruit and gift baskets to customer specifications.  Prices start at $29.99. Call the store and talk to Fran Orlando, produce manager, 314-843-7848. We also have many party trays to pick from. Visit www.sappingtonfarmersmkt.com for more information.

 

 

CREATIVITY FOR THE SOUL

Fine art, greeting cards, coloring book, jewelry and […]

NATURAL LIVING GIFT & HOLIDAY GUIDE

Fruit & Gift Baskets

Sappington Farmers’ Market offers special order fruit and gift baskets to customer specifications.  314-843-7848. We also have many party trays to pick from. Visit www.sappingtonfarmersmkt.com for more information and all your holiday entertaining needs.

CREATIVITY FOR THE SOUL

Fine art, greeting cards, coloring book, jewelry and gifts are designed to bring the joy and […]

NATURAL LIVING GIFT & HOLIDAY GUIDE

Raven wolf CD Released

RAVEN WOLF explains the intention of ‘Spiritual Jazz …on South 9th Street’ is “to change the world one heart at a time” via Peace, Love and Spiritual Jazz. Available online at PugDogRecords.com, iTunes, Spotify.  Available in St. Louis at Vintage Vinyl,  Webster Records, Mystic Valley, Mind Body Spirit, Living Insights, Rising Thought […]

Naturalist Weaves Wreaths Symbolizing Cycle Of Seasons & Web Of Life

by Pat Tuholske, Naturalist

When I weave a wreath of native Ozark plants, I’m creating a portal into nature.  A circle of life crafted from living elements of the prairie, meadow and forest that is a symbol of the cycle of the seasons and the web of life… a circle that enhances ones connection to Nature.

Wreaths […]

NATURE WISDOM

with Pat Tuholske
Naturalist

 

Lineage of the Wreath

When I weave a wreath of native Ozark plants, I’m creating a portal into nature.  A circle of life crafted from living elements of the prairie, meadow and forest that is a symbol of the cycle of the seasons and the web of life… a circle that enhances ones connection […]

NATURE QUEST

Nature Wisdom

with Pat Tuholske

Naturalist

Throughout human history, we have always felt the need to set time apart from daily activities, sit alone in Nature and quest for a vision.  There are many variations of the historical vision quest — from the 72-hour Vision Fast, to a weekend Solitude Quest — from the Night Quest, to a […]

NATURE WISDOM

With Pat Tuholske

Naturalist

 

Blessed By mist

 

It is a perfect spring night — the bats swoop for prey under the brilliant stars, the spring peepers trill in chorus, and the creek murmurs in the distance.  I feed the fire and wait.  The coyotes begin their long high-pitched wails.  A blue heron bound for the roost squawks overhead.  The […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske

Naturalist

 The Great Oil Flood

 

The Great Oil Flood of 2010 – this is our legacy.  The beautiful Gulf of Mexico is being sacrificed to our oil addiction.  We may not have made the decision to leave off a safety valve but we are each responsible in some way for this Great Oil Flood […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske

Naturalist

Pondering Pond Ice

 

We are blessed with an enchanted pond.  Its woodland setting is embellished with a sunset bench and a quaint rowboat.   A walk down to the pond is part of my daily routine and I often feel as if I am visiting the legendary Celtic Pool of Wisdom – a portal […]

Nature Wisdom

with Pat Tuholske

Naturalist

 

Under Robin’s Wing

 

The flutter of wings fills the sky as they swoop low over the cedar treetops.  I stop still and listen to the music of wing on wind.  I hear a hundred in song as their clear carol fills the deep green trees.  Cheerful chuckles grace the day as they flit from […]

Nature Wisdom with Pat Tuholske Naturalist

Pledge to the Elements “We are the custodians of the future of the Earth. Unless we check the rapacious exploitations of our Earth and protect it, we have endangered the future of our children and our children’s children.” Margaret Mead, March 1977 With the human population approaching 7 billion, we are straining the ability of […]

NATURE WISDOM with Pat Tuholske Naturalist Life As A Weed

I’ve observed weeds my whole life. Weeds are masters of survival adapting to new surroundings, overcoming obstacles and thriving firmly rooted in place. Creative in their propagation, weeds tempt birds to devour tasty seeds then expel them along fencerows; produce feathery tuffs that catch the wind and disperse onto fertile soil; hitch a […]

Nature Wisdom: Animal Kin

By Pat Tuholske, Naturalist

In a recent trip to the city to run errands and put my mom’s flower garden to bed, I took note of every animal I saw or heard.

In my 100 mile round trip I encountered:

Horse Herd grazing roadside field

Cows munching hay bales in pasture

Black Snake slithering along shoulder

Honey Bee held captive by […]

Naturopathic Doctor Says Optimal Health is More Than The Lack of Sickness.

By Shaneice Thomas

The first step to understanding naturopathic care is realizing that your body is its own healer. It is also important to recognize that prevention is the key to optimal health, which is more than the lack of sickness. Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Christy Jenkins is passionate about helping people become ambassadors of their […]

Neoplasene: A New Weapon in the War Against Cancer

By Teresa Garden, DVM

 

Recent research in veterinary medicine suggests that one half of dogs and cats over the age of 10 have cancer somewhere in their body. It does not imply that cancer will be their cause of death, only that it is there. It may rear its ugly head enough for it to be […]

NEW EXHIBITS

FRONT ROOM EXHIBITIONS

March 3- April 18: JOCHEN LEMPERT

March 3-14: ROMAN SCHRAMM & HARIS EPANIMONDA

March 17-28: LESLIE HEWITT

March 31-April 18 MACHINE PROJECT

Contemporary Art Museum, 3750 Washington; for info, call 314-535-0770 or visit camstl.org.

March 3 through April

COMFORT YOUR DEN IN 2010

Exhibit of  western-style paintings by Steve Grzyb, Lanie Frick, Leslie Faust; reception 4-9 p.m.; Harvest Arts Gallery, […]

NEW EXHIBITS

January 8-February 6

BEYOND THE LENS V

Photography exhibition; Framations Art Gallery, 218 N. Main in St. Charles; for info, call 636-724-8313 or visit www.framations.com.

January 11-February 13

EXHIBITION EXTENDED:

JAMES ROSEN: THE ARTIST & CAPABLE OBSERVER

Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), on the St. Louis University campus, 221 N. Grand; for info, call 314-977-7170.

Through January 14

BEYOND THE RESUME

Works by […]

NEW EXHIBITS

Through April

SPRING ART EXHIBITION

Fraser Leonard Fine Art Gallery, 3611 Schutzen Street, in New Melle, Missouri; for info, call 314-853-3695.

Through April

ALLEGORY

Acrylic painting by Arlene Ligori; Norhtwest Coffee Roasting Company, 8401 Maryland; for info, call 314-791-6466 or visit www.alligoi.com/fine_art.

Through April 13

FINE ARTS FACULTY SHOW

Fine Arts Gallery, Fontbonne University, 6800 Wydown; for info, call 314-889-1403.

Through April 28

A MEANS […]

NEW FIRE LAW: Is Your Mattress Safe To Sleep On?

By Doug Belleville

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) their goal is to make our mattress safe. Did they succeed with their new fire safety law? In 2006 the CPSC assessed whether or not there was a health risk potential in conjunction with the chemicals in mattresses and the coming FR standards. Their goal […]

New Pure Power option makes it more affordable to support Green Power in Missouri!

In response to customer demand for a more affordable commitment to green power, Ameren Missouri is proud to introduce the Pure Power Half-Block participation option. This 500 kilowatt-hour per month option makes it even easier and more affordable to support the development of new green power sources in Missouri… and reduce your carbon footprint at […]

New Year Prescription For Health & Wellness

By Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN (Certified Clinical Nutritionist)

Another year has slipped away. I wonder what’s in store for us in 2012? We may not be younger and we may not be richer but I hope we all may be a bit wiser than before.
We may not know the cure for cancer yet, or even understand […]

New Years Resolutions For Your Pets

by Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Clarkson-Wilson Veterinary Clinic

Veterinary Pet Rescue

The new year presents the wonderful opportunity to ‘start anew’.  The real challenge is to be consistent and follow through.  At least that is always my own personal challenge.  But not only do we need to care for our human needs, we like to encourage pet owners […]

NEWS FROM NEELS CAFFEINE: Risks, Benefits, and Lesser Known Facts

By Jon Frieda

 

Caffeine is the most widely used drug in the world. It is commonly consumed in coffee, tea, and a variety of soft drinks, like soda and other carbonated energy drinks.  While caffeine has several positive attributes, overuse is common and widespread, and has the potential to lead to several health debilitating conditions.

Caffeine is […]

No Pain, No Problem!

By Dr. Alethea Eller

Unarguably one of the top reasons why people go to the doctor is pain. Something hurts or the whole body aches. Living with pain can be totally consuming. I am going to share information with you that will help you end this cycle of pain. The first step is to look at […]

Nominations Open For 2012 Growing Green Awards!

By Emily Andrews,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Executive Director

The U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter is excited to host the 4th Annual Growing Green awards to celebrate and recognize people, organizations, institutions and companies that are transforming our built environment and our community into a healthier, more environmentally friendly and prosperous place to live, […]

NOT FEELING YOUR BEST? COLONICS CAN HELP!

by Karen Gelb, I-Act Certified Practitioner
of Colon Hydrotherapy

It’s a sensitive topic, but one you shouldn’t ignore – whether you suffer from it or a loved one.  Eighty percent of people will suffer constipation at some time during their lives.  More importantly, 16% of women meet the criteria for having chronic, long lasting constipation.  Many of […]

NOTES FROM MISSOURI WILDLIFE CENTER: Go To Bat For The Environment

By Pam Bolton;

Executive Director Missouri Wildlife Center

 

When we tell people that we accept bats at the Wildlife Rescue Center, they often gasp in amazement.  Bats are portrayed in eerie movies and therefore; people often fear the “creatures of the night.”  In truth, bats are usually timid and most are harmless to people.

Bats are members […]

NOTES FROM MISSOURI WILDLIFE CENTER: Turn, Turn, Turn

By Pam Bolton;

Executive Director Missouri Wildlife Center

 

The lyrics of an old song by the Byrds describes baby season at the Wildlife Rescue Center, “To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven”.

As we leave squirrel season, we enter opossum’s season, or “possum” as everyone calls them, at the Wildlife […]

NOTES FROM MISSOURI WILDLIFE CENTER: Volunteering: Leave Your Mark!

By Jennifer Kornberger,

Volunteer Coordinator

 

Every day volunteers go above the call of duty to make a difference for native wildlife at the Wildlife Rescue Center. They answer calls to assist injured, sick and orphaned animals and teach callers to live harmoniously with wildlife. I have the honor of seeing the positive impact that the volunteers […]

NOTES FROM THE WILDLIFE CENTER OF MISSOURI: Windows Into Spring

By Sarah Felumb

Education Coordinator

The Wildlife Center of Missouri

 

From the cozy warmth of my office chair, gazing out onto our acreage at the Wildlife Center of Missouri, I can see the pond as it freezes and thaws, freezes and thaws.  I haven’t taken a walk around the pond trail in a few months.  After the first […]

NOTES FROM THE WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER

Golden Eyes and Moonlit Flight…

Bats Are Our Ecological Friends

 

By Sarah Felumb,

Manager of Education Programs

at the Wildlife Rescue Center

 

Autumn leaves begin their cascading dance towards the forest floor, and daylight grows more scarce with each passing sunset. Out on the pond at the Wildlife Rescue Center, the last waves of our long, hot summer are […]

NOTES FROM THE WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER: Who’s Ready To Hibernate?

By Charlotte Kubb, volunteer

 

Whether it is in reference to nature, our computers, or even our own, sluggish tendencies, the word “hibernate” brings to mind thoughts of stillness, of sleep.  Despite the perceived drowsiness of the season, much of Mother Nature is still hard at work and you don’t have to look very far to find […]

NOTES FROM THE WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER: Who’s Ready To Hibernate?

By Charlotte Kubb, volunteer

 

Whether it is in reference to nature, our computers, or even our own, sluggish tendencies, the word “hibernate” brings to mind thoughts of stillness, of sleep.  Despite the perceived drowsiness of the season, much of Mother Nature is still hard at work and you don’t have to look very far to find […]

NOTES FROM THE WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER: Celebrate Autumn With the Wildlife Rescue Center

By Suzi Margraff, Intern
Wildlife Rescue Center

Halloween is around the corner, but some animals are already donning their masks. Our local raccoons have the best costume with ringed tails and black masked eyes. And since they are nocturnal, they will be out with us on Halloween night, most likely “trick-or-treating” in wooded areas. No worries. They […]

Notes From the Wildlife Rescue Center: THANKFUL FOR TURKEY!

By Pam Bolton,

Executive Director Wildlife Rescue Center

 

The wild turkey, a native bird of North America, is not the same as the domestic bird that people customarily serve for a Thanksgiving feast.  During the day, wild turkeys forage for acorns, wild berries, fruits and insects in open woodlands or forests.  At night, they roost in low […]

Notes From The Wildlife Rescue Center: The Missouri Black Widow and Brown Recluse Spiders

By Kristin Clayton, volunteer

 

Just the name, Black Widow Spider (Latrodectus mactans) sends chills up your spine. The Black Widow is characterized by its jet black body with the signature red hourglass shape on the underside of its abdomen. The abdomens are normally much larger than the rest of the body and females are larger than […]

Nutrition 101: Small Changes Make a Big Difference

by Michele Johnson

Dieting in the New Year?  Have you been trying to lose weight year after year only to find yourself gaining it back? The problem with crash diets and excessive exercise routines is that they are not meant for long-term results. In fact, crash diets may actually make you gain more weight in the […]

Oasis In The Food Desert Farm To Family Mobile Market

By Nancy Smith,
secretary, Farm to Family

A food desert is an area, either rural or urban, that does not have access for ordinary people to healthy foods at affordable prices. The St. Louis area has a number of food deserts. Enter Farm to Family, in partnership with the Wallace HUFED Center, and what have you […]

Ochonicky Chosen To Create Ornament For White House Christmas Tree

In 1923, President Calvin Coolidge walked from the White House to the Ellipse to light a 48-foot fir tree decorated with 2,500 electric bulbs in red, white and green, as a local choir and a “quartet” from the U.S. Marine Band performed. 87 years later, on December 9, 2010, this American holiday tradition continues to […]

Ochonicky Chosen To Create Ornament For White House Christmas Tree

In 1923, President Calvin Coolidge walked from the White House to the Ellipse to light a 48-foot fir tree decorated with 2,500 electric bulbs in red, white and green, as a local choir and a “quartet” from the U.S. Marine Band performed. 87 years later, on December 9, 2010, this American holiday tradition continues to […]

OH MY! It’s a Tumah!!!

by Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM
Clarkson-Wilson Veterinary Clinic & Vet Pet Rescue

Growths arise on our pets at all ages and at all stages of life. By strict definition, a tumor is any kind of growth. That being said, a pimple can be called a tumor, but it is NOT a cancer or a malignant […]

Once I Was Sharp As A Tack

By Dr. Dave Peterson, DC, DCCN

 

Do you have “brain fog?

Brain fog, though extremely common, is not normal.

Unfortunately, the disorder is not yet widely recognized among medical professionals, and is often misdiagnosed or ignored.  Brain fog may be described as feelings of confusion or lack of mental clarity. Brain fog may include difficulty concentrating and paying […]

Once-in-a-Lifetime Honor Comes Twice to Area Artist: Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky Selected To Create Missouri’s Ornaments For The 2011 National Christmas Tree Display

Ornaments from all 56 U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia to be displayed at the 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky of Eureka, Missouri has been chosen to design and create the ornaments for Missouri’s tree for the 2011 National Christmas Tree display in President’s Park in Washington, […]

Operation Food Search Benefits from Whole Foods Market® “Bag” Hunger Campaign

Local Stores Donate $7378 to Help Feed those in Need

Operation Food Search is slated to receive a gift of $7378 from Whole Foods Market’s Bag Hunger 2012 campaign. All of the funds will support Food Gatherers in their mission to alleviate hunger in our community. The Bag Hunger campaign gives Whole Foods Market (WFM) customers […]

OPERATION FOOD SEARCH THRIVES ON BEING ‘GREEN’

By Mark Bretz

 

Every month Operation Food Search, as the largest distributor of free food in the St. Louis metropolitan area, distributes more than 1.5 million pounds of food to 100,000 people in need through its 265 community partner agencies.

 

Addressing the needs of so many people every month requires the utmost precision and dedication of thousands […]

Orchard Hotel In San Francisco is ‘Certified Green’ Destination

By Colleen Rohm Healthy Planet Lifestyles Editor 

In August when the temperature in St. Louis reached over 100 degrees, my husband, Matt & I dropped our 3 children off with their grandparents in Indiana and boarded a plane to beautiful San Francisco.  This was our first (of many to come) visit to this city.  Vacationing without […]

Orchid Show Begins Jan. 28

Step into an indoor Chinese strolling garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show, presented by Wells Fargo Advisors. The much-anticipated Orchid Show offers visitors the once-a-year opportunity to see an incredible display of 800 blooming orchids from the Garden’s renowned collection. Stroll through the blossoming landscape of fragrant blooms and Chinese-themed accents Saturday, Jan. […]

Pain, What Pain?

by Jane Arrington, RN

Have you ever tried so hard to break a habit, or just wanted to get rid of that pain that made your whole day dreadful? Well now there is a way to do that. Auriculotherapy has been proven effective for many years to help with the following conditions; Back Pain, Bursitis, Headaches, […]

Parasites Down Under from this Wormy World: De-worming from Silk Road to Boeing 747 and Airbus 380

By Simon Yu, MD

 

I attended the 12th International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA) Conference in the summer of 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. The main theme of the conference was “Understanding the Global Impact of Parasites: from genomes to function and disease.” Over 1700 scientists in the field of parasitology from all over the world participated in […]

Parasites Follow Money: Disease Follows Money

by Simon Yu, MD

Disease follows the money. Follow the Dollar bills.” Can we actually predict the future of the world economy, finance, war, politics and pandemic outbreaks based on global data into one basket of information?

According to David Weinberger, a senior researcher at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and co-director of the […]

Parent Education Plays Vital Role In Waldorf Early Childhood Program

By Glenda Moore

 

Classes include an informational component about a pedagogical element of the school program, i.e. Positive Discipline for Young Children, Music and Movement as a Joyful and Therapeutic Program, The Deeper Meaning of Storytelling, The Importance of Celebrating Festivals from Different Traditions and a myriad of other topics.  Because this program is for children […]

Parenting Consultant Offers Advice On Child Rearing

by Glenda Moore, Parenting Consultant

Question:  We have a single 4 1/2- year-old daughter who still sleeps with us.  My husband and I feel it is time for her and us to have separate beds.  How do we make the transition in a way that will not be traumatic for her?

Once the child has become accustomed […]

Parenting Consultant Offers Advice On Child Rearing

by Glenda Moore, Parenting Consultant

Question: My child (who is four years old) has difficulty moving form one part of the day to another.  He continues playing when called to dinner and doesn’t want to put on his coat when it’s time to go outside.  Every change of the day seems to make him fall apart.  […]

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Pesto Festo: EarthDance’s Celebration of Local Farms & Fundraiser Nov. 6

Pesto Festo is EarthDance’s premier fundraising celebration of the year and includes live music, dancing, local food, live art, a silent auction, The EarthDance Mission Awards, and much more. Located at the Savoy in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 6th, it is a confluence of community and an opportunity to give thanks for the year’s bountiful […]

Pesto Festo: EarthDance’s Celebration of Local Farms & Fundraiser Nov. 6

Pesto Festo is EarthDance’s premier fundraising celebration of the year and includes live music, dancing, local food, live art, a silent auction, The EarthDance Mission Awards, and much more. Located at the Savoy in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 6th, it is a confluence of community and an opportunity to give thanks for the year’s bountiful […]

Pet Health Care Concerns for Springtime Garage Cleaning!

by Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Clarkson-Wilson Veterinary Clinic

Vet Pet Rescue

Spring is upon us!   Unseasonably warm, breezy evenings where choruses of spring peepers and intermittent barred owl hoots fill the darkness with harmonic melodies.  I find myself outside earlier in the morning and later in the night, with two of my beloved canine companions, Bruno and George,  […]

Pet Health Concerns Surrounding the Thanksgiving Holiday!!

by Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Wow!!  How did it get to be Thanksgiving time already? Every year I find myself spending a good deal of time, appropriately, re-educating my clients about special concerns surrounding holiday times.  Many of the problem areas surrounding this Thanksgiving, involve the gastrointestinal tract.  Holiday time provides the opportunity for many unfamiliar […]

Pet Insurance: An Unknown & Underutilized Entity

by Teresa Garden, DVM

The dire economy of the past few years has caused many of us to re-evaluate and change our spending and saving habits. This is not necessarily a bad thing. But many of those facing financial hardship are having to make tough choices when it comes to veterinary care for their pets. This […]

Pet Lovers Expo Set For Oct. 30

Pet lovers in the St. Louis Metro Area should mark their calendars for the 2010 Saint Louis Pet Lover’s Expo, Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at the St. Charles Convention Center. This free event (with free parking!) attracts thousands of pet lovers looking to enjoy a day out with their furry friend.

Between the hours of 10 […]

Pet Owners Beware! Summer Heat Can Prove Life Threatening for Your Beloved Pet!

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

 

Yes, it’s that time again!   Summer heat hit us so abruptly, following a cold period and rain, rain, and more rain!  Just imagine how these changes influence our pets.

We all love to share summer adventures in the sun with our beloved companions, but please beware!  Dogs wear a coat of fur […]

PINPOINTING PREVENTIVE BIOMARKERS OF HEALTH & DISEASE

Molecular Spectroscopic Medicine Comes To St. Louis

At Environmental Health & Allergy Center (EHAC-St. Louis)

 

Epigenomics-3: Deciphering how Environmental Factors & Your Personal Choices Influence Your Genetic Code (Genome)

 

by Nihal S. DeSilva, PhD

and Tipu Sultan, MD

Environmental Health & Allergy Center

In our earlier articles we have indicated to you the importance of Epigenomics in preventive medicine. […]

Pinpointing Preventive Biomarkers of Health & Disease Molecular Spectroscopic Medicine Epigenomics-4: Biophotonic Raman Barcoding to Decipher Health & Disease

by Nihal S. DeSilva, PhD

and Tipu Sultan, MD

Environmental Health & Allergy Center

In our earlier articles we indicated to you the importance of the biological phenomenon of Epigenomics in modern bio-medicine. We also indicated how prevention of any chronic disease is closely dependent on epigenomic biomarkers. At EHAC we have an on-going program to […]

Planet Pet Pick-BuschPetProducts.com

By Leah O’Donnell

Healthy Planet Lifestyles Editor

Love your pet?  Love to shop from home?  Then be sure to visit BuschPetProducts.com for your four legged friends.  This Missouri based online store is my Pet Pick for February.  Stacy Busch-Heisserer, owner of BuschPetProducts.com, started the online pet store to combine her love of animals with her love of […]

PLANET PET PICKS True Dose Pets Healthy Story

By Leah O’Donnell

Healthy Planet Lifestyles Editor

 

Most of us with pets consider them a part of the family and want them to enjoy the life they have with us to their fullest potential.  Whether your family pet is aging and having a harder time getting around, has dry or sensitive skin, gets uneasy with environmental stress […]

Planet Pet Picks Pets in the City

by Leah O’Donnell

Pets in the City located in the historic Soulard neighborhood, is my Pet Pick for January.  Owner, Amy Pizano is dedicated to providing all-natural, organic pet foods, dog and cat treats, supplements, and supplies.   This health food store for pets not only offers the best in human quality pet foods, but has done […]

PLANET PET PICKS: Blue Shadow Guarantees To Make You Smile

By Leah O’Donnell

Healthy Planet Lifestyles Editor

 

If you are like me, you might find yourself literally getting the “tail end” of your pet when trying to capture the perfect pictures.  The best way to get fantastic photographs of you, your pets, your family, or all of the above, is to set up a session with blue […]

Planting Under Trees: There’s a Right Way, and a Wrong Way – You Get to Choose

by Kim Reiss,
Manager Sugar Creek Gardens

It’s easy and safe to garden under trees, as long as you keep a handful of guidelines in mind:

• Contrary to popular belief, most trees have fairly shallow roots, with some trees having roots that you can downright trip over, like Sugar Maples. Do some gentle exploratory digging to find […]

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Pond-O-Rama: June 26th & 27th

There are many reasons people create water features in their gardens.  They give a sense of serenity and peace with enchanting water movement and sound.  Water lilies, lotus, reeds, rushes and other amazing plants can only be grown in ponds.  Fish, koi and goldfish, become pets for some pond owners. Water gardens can also remedy […]

Pooch Power: The Healing of Four Paws

By James Feinberg, Child Clinical Psychologist

Ask any pet owner, young or old, about their dog and a large smile will come across their face, their mood will brighten, and they will offer to show you various photos of their dear ones on their smart phone. Those of us who live with dogs and other mammals […]

Pretty In Pink: The Glamorous World of Arthritis

by Emily Hecker, DC, MBA, CNC

Sixty-two percent of women are more sensitive to weather changes than men. For patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Osteoarthritis (OA), and Fibromyalgia, weather changes result in INCREASED pain.  Changes in barometric pressure, temperature and rain affect inflamed joints. How can you tell if the barometric pressure is changing? Look at […]

Prevention and Wellness: Your Digestive System

By Varsha Rathod, MD

 

This is the second in a series of articles I am writing to discuss the causation and eradication of chronic disease. My previous article talked about a diagnosis representing a name that best fits the collection of symptoms you have. This diagnosis allows the doctor to select a treatment regimen. For example, […]

Promoting Healthy Food and Healthy Farms

By Nancy Smith, secretary, Farm to Family Naturally

February 2012 will be a banner month for the organic movement in St. Louis. Missouri Organic Association has decided to bring the farmers to the consumers. The Missouri Organic Convention, Seed to Plate, The Organic Connection, will be held at Union Station February 2nd through 4th, 2012.  See […]

Publisher’s Corner

Better Dust Off My Reading Glasses

 

I am thinking about opening a bookstore or at least a lending library. We receive many new books from publishers almost every day and they are beginning to pile up. Don’t get me wrong, there are some great new titles coming out. Books like: Outdoor Fitness: Step out of the […]

Publisher’s Corner

This next month we begin our 14 year publishing The Healthy Planet magazine. Back in 1997, Earth Day was held at Tower Grove Park and the crowd was a bit smaller although no less enthusiastic. In fact, things were more radical back then. Activist environmentalists could be seen protesting for or against a cause or […]

Publisher’s Corner

June Gets My Vote For Best Month Of The Year

 

There is just not a better month in St. Louis than June. And not just because of Father’s Day either. I mean, Father’s Day is pretty much the forgotten holiday. Mother’s Day is a big deal, with lots of thought, cards, presents special brunches & dinners. […]

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

What Would You Do For A Friend?

 

A good friend of mine told me about the wife of one of his long-time friends who needs a kidney transplant or she will soon die. She has already had one kidney given to her  years ago from her daughter and now it was time for another. Donated kidneys […]

Publisher’s Corner

Change & Family Are All We Can Count On

 

There’s only a couple things you can always count on, and one is CHANGE. Not much ever remains the same no matter how much we think it does. If something bad is going on in your life, just wait, things will change for the better. If things […]

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

the greatest gift is an act of kindness

During the holidays we are all challenged with what to buy for our friends, family and co-workers. Holidays have become known for “giving” and that is a good thing. But maybe we have gotten away from what it means to really “give” someone something. More often than not, […]

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

Make Yourself A Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich  

The holidays are here. And times are tough. Unemployment, gridlock in Washington, wars, financial chaos and so much uncertainty. Sometimes it just gets hard to take. I yearn for simpler times. When the holidays were strings of cranberries and popcorn on the tree. The lights didn’t blink. […]

PUBLISHER’S CORNER

“We Are All Bozos On The Bus”

 

Have you ever been so close to something it’s hard to recognize? Hard to see the forest for the trees? I find myself guilty of that when it comes to my own magazine. Sometimes I have to stop and actually take a good hard look at what’s in our […]

Publisher’s Corner

A Proud Father Passes The Baton

I am writing this just days before the wedding of my first born daughter, Natalie. It seems only yesterday that I was spitting cotton balls out of the mouth of a Muppet hand puppet and making her laugh. Or she would scold the puppet for trying to bite her. “Don’t […]

PUBLISHER’S CORNER Earth Day and all the trimmings

It wouldn’t be April without Earth Day in St. Louis. And this year’s celebration is sure to take us one step farther towards the sustainable world we all desire. Earth Day’s fearless leader and this year’s super hero, Cassandra Hage (Orb), has chosen the theme of Heroes For The Planet, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Actions. Make […]

PUBLISHER’S CORNER There’s Something About Our Natural Living Expos

On March 4, The Healthy Planet magazine will host our 23rd Natural Living expo. As we approach our 15th year of publishing, it doesn’t take a math whiz to figure out that we have hosted quite a few of these amazingly well attended events. I often wonder just why they are so darn popular with […]

PUBLISHER’S CORNER 15 Years of Planet Publishing

Fifteen years ago, The Healthy Planet magazine was first introduced to the St. Louis public at the Earth Day Festival in Tower Grove Park. No staff, no signage, no eye catching booth with sign-ups for family vacations. Just me and a stack of fledgling magazines. I stood behind my table handing out my new publication […]

PUBLISHER’S CORNER Random Acts Of Kindness Create A Chain of Gratitude

 

A good friend of mine was telling me a story at lunch the other day. With a broad smile he told of the time  he was on a toll road somewhere and when he got up to the toll booth the person inside said “Go ahead, the guy in the car ahead of you paid […]

PUBLISHER’S CORNER THE GREATEST GIFT IS AN ACT OF KINDNESS

During the holidays we are all challenged with what to buy for our friends, family and co-workers. Holidays have become known for “giving” and that is a good thing. But maybe we have gotten away from what it means to really “give” someone something. More often than not, we give someone something they really don’t […]

PUBLISHER’S CORNER:

Is This Bedford Falls Or Pottersville?

 

For many years the Lester family vacationed along the Gulf from Alabama to Florida. We have joyfully dug our toes into the sugar white sands of the Beaches of South Walton and watched sea turtles hatch in Gulf Shores. We ate at the local seafood restaurants and played golf at […]

PUBLISHER’S CORNER:

New Year Alterations Instead of Overhauls

 

The New Year brings new hope for many who are looking for a change. A change in diet, a change in love, a change in finances, a change in politics, the list of hopeful change goes on and on. Aspirations to “change” bad behavior or bad habits are something worth […]

Publisher’s Corner: Recycle Our Waste Before We Recycle Our Planet

The next time you toss that beer bottle or soda bottle in the trash instead of a recycling container, think about this. In the Pacific Ocean about 1000  miles off the coast of California is something scientists call the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch. Consisting mostly of bits and pieces of plastic waste, this giant floating […]

Publisher’s Corner: October Could Be The Busiest Month

By J.B. Lester, Publisher

This is a busy time of year. October is the month of transition as every living thing on the planet prepares for winter. As the weather bounces from cool to warm and back to cool again, this fickle season has a special place in many hearts. As the milkweed seeds become […]

Publisher’s Corner: The Little Things…Simple Pleasures

There’s no doubt about it. Times are tough. And it takes a toll on you. Politics, taxes, healthcare, finances, war, teenagers… you get the picture. Now is the time to enjoy the little things in life. Circle the wagons and remember what brings you the most comfort and joy. So here are some things that […]

Publisher’s Corner… New Year Brings New Hope?

Hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the Y2K scare. Now like then, there are many “scare mongers” out there trying to make us believe that the end is near and we are on the edge of the social and economic abyss. But things are looking up for the economy in baby steps. The […]

Pull the Trigger on a New Life Pattern!

Anne S. Kosem, CPC, CLC, MBA

As children, our paths are pre-determined. First we crawl, then we walk, then we run …and it’s off to school where more milestones await. The curriculum and standards for achievement are already set and the measure of success defined for us in a grading scale.

Not only do we have a […]

Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields: How They Work & How They Heal

by Kathleen H. Christ, NCMBT, LMT

 

Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMFs) have been used successfully and extensively for over 60 years and for many conditions throughout the world.  Though many therapies using PEMFs have been FDA approved, most doctors and therapists in the US are unfamiliar with this type of treatment.  Over 6,600 white papers and research […]

Purposeful Landscaping

story, cover and article photos
by Cindy Gilberg

Gardening has traditionally been all about aesthetics—planting with beauty as a primary consideration. While this should always be a factor to keep in mind when designing a landscape, the question is who decides what is beautiful and what is not? Growing up I heard, plenty of times, the […]

Quantum Reality of “What is Your Success Rate?” Acupuncture Meridians as a Language of Nature

by Simon Yu, MD

We live in a quantum world. Scientific American said so. The February 2012 Scientific American issue asked, “Is the Universe digital? Space of the Universe may not be smooth and continuous. Instead it may be digital, composed of tiny bits according to astrophysicist Craig Hogan. He believes that the world is fuzzy […]

Question Everything

By Dr. Alethea Eller

 

Why?” asks your 2 year old.  “How does this work?”  And my personal favorite, “what happens if I do this?”  So the barrage of questions comes.  However, as time goes by the questions slow down until a time comes where they almost seem to cease all together.  Why is this?  Have we […]

Question Everything

By Dr. Alethea Eller

 

Why?” asks your 2 year old.  “How does this work?”  And my personal favorite, “what happens if I do this?”  So the barrage of questions comes.  However, as time goes by the questions slow down until a time comes where they almost seem to cease all together.  Why is this?  Have we […]

Quilters Take On ‘Easy Being Green’ Challenge For Fanfare of Quilts Show March 20

Members of the Bits ‘n’ Pieces Quilt Guild of Ballwin, Missouri, are taking up the challenge to create quilts with a special “Easy Being Green” message. The rules are simple: the front of the quilt must include (1) something green, and (2) something recycled, reused, re-purposed, re-crafted, or re-imagined. Creative sparks are igniting, and quilts […]

Rain Crow Ranch Offers ‘Healthiest Beef on the Planet’

The Whisnant Family proudly presents Rain Crow Ranch, American Grassfed Beef.  As 6th generation farmers, Mark and Patricia Whisnant, DVM, along with their six children oversee every aspect of production from our family farm to your plate.

Rain Crow Ranch, located in the rolling hills of the southern Ozarks has successfully combined science with the artesian […]

Raising Resilient Children

By Dr. Vera Gabliani, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

The majority of parents I talk with worry about their child’s self esteem and ability to cope with the stresses of life. Well intentioned parents believe they need to protect their child from making mistakes and experiencing failures or disappointments. So, when a difficult situation arises, they will typically problem […]

Ready, Set, Seeds

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

January is the time to begin the new gardening year by spending time with seed catalogs both in paper form and online. The ritual of sitting with a pile of catalogs, a computer and a cup of tea while snuggled under a blanket is the first gardening activity of the year. The […]

Recycled and Repurposed Materials are Transformed into Art in New Exhibit at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild

What to do with all the junk that we accumulate as we go through life? Why not transform these materials into art? In the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s upcoming art exhibition Collective Reasoning, artists have re-purposed and re-imagined everyday objects as works of art.

The artwork shown in Collective Reasoning was selected by juror John Watson, […]

Recycling Matters: A St. Louis Update

by Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager, Earthways Center, A Division of Missouri Botanical Garden

Nature doesn’t mess around – she achieves ZERO WASTE!

Think about it: in the natural world, every organism’s waste materials – from lunch leavings to dead bodies, last season’s nest to this morning’s poop – become food or habitat for some other living […]

Relationships 101:

With Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW,

Therapist & Relationship Coach

Doing Your Work Before You Get “Hitched

 

  Don’t miss…

“The Art of Relating”

   radio show!

Monday Nights at 7pm central….

listen live or download the podcast

Where:  christinekniffen.com

or blogtalkradio.com/the-art-of-relating

 

March 1:  Getting Past Your Breakup:  How to Turn Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You by Susan J. […]

Remineralize Your Teeth

By Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN

(Certified Clinical Nutritionist)

 

Several years ago, we began using a new dental product in our office called MI Paste. Introduced in 2002, it has received rave reviews for its effectiveness, not only from dentists, but also from dental hygienists and patients alike.

MI Paste is the only product for professional use containing […]

Resveratrol: An Ageless Compound

by Rachel Hall

 

The compound, “resveratrol” came into public awareness during the mid-1990s when scientists learned that it may explain the “French Paradox.” The French Paradox was the mysterious phenomenon of low rates of heart disease among the French people despite eating a relatively high-fat diet, and drinking moderately high amounts of wine.  Study results showed […]

Rethink Renovations Now Offers Line of Eco-Conscious Furniture

After four years of creating healthy, sustainably minded environments for St. Louis families, Rethink Renovations has made a move to expand on their passion for bringing sustainability to your home by introducing their first line of eco-conscious furniture.

Gail and Barrett Elwyn, owners of Rethink Renovations and parents of two young children, understand first hand the […]

River des Peres Watershed Coalition Rain Barrel Initiative

Have you watched recent rains send rivers down your sidewalk? Or stepped over small ponds in your backyard? If so, perhaps you’ve contemplated harvesting this rainwater for later use. The wet summer weather is a perfect reminder that the River Des Peres Watershed Coalition (RdPWC) is continuing its Rain Barrel Initiative to improve water quality […]

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Rockwood Center for Creative Learning Students Take ‘Action4Air’

Article courtesy of the St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership

With motor vehicle idling ranking as a major contributor to ozone pollution, 4th grade students from the Rockwood Center for Creative Learning’s (CCL) “There’s No Zone Like the Ozone” classes have embarked on an anti-idling campaign to help reduce emissions and improve the region’s air quality.

Led […]

Root Canals: Friend or Foe?

By Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN (Certified Clinical Nutritionist)

 

A very interesting article was published in JADA (Journal of the American Dental Association), August 2009 issue, that provides fascinating research regarding root canals.

 

A root canal is usually performed on a tooth that has become abscessed or infected due to extensive decay. The decay results in exposure to […]

Rumi’s Wedding Night: An Evening of Music, Discussion and Healing Between Christian, Muslim and Jew, Dec. 17

John MacEnulty,

Native American Flute, in Concert

A celebration of the poetry of the most popular and beloved 

poet in America today, a 13th century Muslim poet – Rumi.

Friday evening, December 17th

6:15 panel discussion

With Fatima Kashavarz, Imam Muhammed Hasic, Howard Schwartz,

& John Renard

7:30 Concert, Rumi’s Wedding Night

John MacEnulty, Native American flute

8:30 open dialogue with audience

at […]

Rumi’s Wedding Night: An Evening of Music, Discussion and Healing Between Christian, Muslim and Jew, Dec. 17

John MacEnulty,

Native American Flute, in Concert

A celebration of the poetry of the most popular and beloved 

poet in America today, a 13th century Muslim poet – Rumi.

Friday evening, December 17th

6:15 panel discussion

With Fatima Kashavarz, Imam Muhammed Hasic, Howard Schwartz,

& John Renard

7:30 Concert, Rumi’s Wedding Night

John MacEnulty, Native American flute

8:30 open dialogue with audience

at […]

Sacro Occipital Technic (SOT™): A Chiropractic System of Healing

By Dr. Joseph F. Unger, Jr. DC, FICS

 

How good do you want to feel? This is the question that all of us should be asking ourselves when it comes to our health and well being. We suffer from an array of discomforts and diseases that get little to no relief, despite spending substantial portions of […]

Sacro Occipital Technic (SOT™): A Chiropractic System of Healing

By Dr. Joseph F. Unger, Jr. DC, FICS

 

How good do you want to feel? This is the question that all of us should be asking ourselves when it comes to our health and well being. We suffer from an array of discomforts and diseases that get little to no relief, despite spending substantial portions of […]

Saint Louis Art Museum Offers Summer Youth SmART Program

The Saint Louis Art Museum invites community and school groups to participate in its annual free summer arts education program. This year, Youth smART explores a wide variety of sculpture from around the world. Come celebrate the wonders of three-dimensional art by studying large and small-scale works of art made of wood, metal, cloth, stone, […]

Saint Louis Auto Show Goes Green With EcoCity

In addition to hundreds of the newest and most exotic cars on the planet, the 2011 Saint Louis Auto Show, Jan. 27-30, will be making their mark without leaving a print—their carbon footprint.

In an effort to reduce carbon emissions and promote a carbon-neutral lifestyle, the Saint Louis Auto Show is teaming up with Ameren Missouri […]

Schnuck Markets Plants Seeds For Urban Garden Project

By Leah O’Donnell

Healthy Planet Lifestyles Editor

 

Schnuck Markets kicked off the first phase of their Urban Garden Project with a groundbreaking ceremony on March 19, 2010.  Their quest for local produce and sustainability has been a part of their mission for a long time, but putting an organic garden at their corporate office is expanding their […]

School Nutrition?

By Gretchen Morfogen

 

A profound oxymoron in most minds these days. Budgetary cuts have reduced most school lunch programs and health/nutrition education classes to next to nothing yet the school are still obligated to provide something….

 

With the maladies that have inflicted so many children these days, proper, nutrient dense foods are more important than ever. It […]

Science Cafe Explores Missouri Wine and Science: From Phylloxera To Resveratrol

Wendy L. Applequist, Ph.D., associate curator at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s William L. Brown Center will present information on grapes used to make Missouri wine and their unique historical background. The presentation, “Missouri Wine and Science:  From Phylloxera to Resveratrol,” will take place on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Herbie’s Restaurant, […]

SciFest Saint Louis : Explores Global Environmental Issues, Local Green Projects

By Maria Totoraitis

Returning to the Saint Louis Science Center for a fourth year, SciFest Saint Louis is set for October 18-23. From the United Nations Kyoto Protocol to backyard chickens, SciFest will explore environmental topics and resources for the entire family to think globally and act locally. The weekend sessions open to the public cover […]

SEA BUCKTHORN: A Berry That’s Off The Beaten Path

For centuries, Traditional Chinese Medicine has relied on sea buckthorn for its therapeutic benefits as a remedy for a range of illnesses from digestive disorders to respiratory problems.  Today, sea buckthorn’s vibrant orange berry, including the oil, is revered for its nutritional and regenerative properties and considered a Superfruit.

Sea Buckthorn’s Nutritional Components

This hardy shrub that […]

Shake The Hand That Feeds You… 2nd Food & Farmers Expo A Big Hit

By Nancy Smith, secretary, Farm to Family Naturally

An array of delicious food awaited eager attendees at the Second Annual Food and Farmers Expo held at the Webster Groves Recreational Complex September 18. Foodies, locavores and folks who just wanted to “shake the hands that feed them” were standing in line long before the doors opened […]

Slow Garden Days – Slow Art Day

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

There is no official Slow Garden Day like there is an official Slow Art Day, but hopefully that will change.  This year Slow Art Day is April 28th. In St. Louis it takes place at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and in over 65 cities worldwide, all on the same day.

For […]

Small Farms Are Real Farms

By Nancy Smith,

Secretary, Farm to Family Naturally

 

Is it any wonder that most people are confused about our food system?   It’s hard to know what a farm is.  The factory farm model is one which has produced unsafe food that has no taste, and the small family farms are few and far between.  Still, the […]

Small Farms Are Real Farms

By Nancy Smith,

Secretary, Farm to Family Naturally

 

Is it any wonder that most people are confused about our food system?   It’s hard to know what a farm is.  The factory farm model is one which has produced unsafe food that has no taste, and the small family farms are few and far between.  Still, the […]

SMALL TOWN LEADS TO BIG SURPRISES Ste. Genevieve, MO is far more than just a Small Town

Ste. Genevieve is a small, quaint town nestled on the Great River Road and Mississippi River Trail. It boasts to be the oldest in Missouri and definitely has worked hard to preserve and restore its history, but this small town is far more than just history.  Ste. Genevieve is home to many original specialty shops, […]

SMALL TOWN LEADS TO BIG SURPRISES Ste. Genevieve, MO is far more than just a Small Town

Ste. Genevieve is a small, quaint town nestled on the Great River Road and Mississippi River Trail. It boasts to be the oldest in Missouri and definitely has worked hard to preserve and restore its history, but this small town is far more than just history.  Ste. Genevieve is home to many original specialty shops, […]

Sniffing Out The Facts

by Dr. James Feinberg,

Child Clinical Psycholgistc

Both Dude, therapy dog extraordinaire, and Grace, want-to-be therapy dog (i.e. in training) know that both a keen sense of smell and smarts are essential to knowing what critters they’re tracking. They also know that ADHD, Asperger’s, and Speech and Language Disordered kids, to name a few, all act differently. […]

So, My Kids Want A Pet!

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

 

Every year around the Holidays, parents often soften to the idea of acquiring a new pet for the household, a process that is a multi-faceted one.

The very first step in our process begins with one or more family discussions.

All ages included, sit your family down to discuss issues surrounding this impending […]

So, My Kids Want A Pet!

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

 

Every year around the Holidays, parents often soften to the idea of acquiring a new pet for the household, a process that is a multi-faceted one.

The very first step in our process begins with one or more family discussions.

All ages included, sit your family down to discuss issues surrounding this impending […]

Solstice Healing: Mental/Emotional Balancing Holistically

by Jamila Owens-Todd,

Naturopathic Doctor

The Winter Solstice is a time of self-reflection and quiet.  This is needed in order to keep a healthy outlook on life and to promote balanced moods.  When exploring the mind-body-spirit connection, it is best displayed by the use of the medicine wheel created by numerous indigenous tribes to represent wholeness and […]

Something’s Just Not Right

By Debbie Haikal, The Common Sense R.N.

Currently, there are more than 59 million Americans with thyroid issues. Most are undiagnosed yet still know something is just not right. The thyroid is a key regulator of energy, mood and metabolism. It influences and collaborates with every system in your body. Living with symptoms of thyroid disease […]

SPA, YOGA & BODYWORK GUIDE

A Gathering Place

Massage School

teaches massage from the heart!  We become like family with our small class sizes.  And that is a key to helping our students prepare and Pass the National Board Exam. Our cumulative National Board Exam pass ratio is 97%.  We help with job placement too.  Many of our students open their […]

SPA, YOGA & BODYWORKS GUIDE

A Gathering Place

Massage School

teaches massage from the heart!  We become like family with our small class sizes.  And that is a key to helping our students prepare and Pass the National Board Exam. Our cumulative National Board Exam pass ratio is 97%.  We help with job placement too.  Many of our students open their […]

Specific Bird Feed Attracts Specific Birds

By Scott Collier; Owner; Wild Birds Unlimited

What kinds of bird feed should I use?

This depends on what kind of birds you want to attract to your feeder.
Do you want finches only, then you use Niger (thistle). It’s not cheap.
Try letting a patch of thistle grow in a corner of the backyard and
enjoy seeing the Goldfinch […]

Spring Cleaning with Young Children

by Sara Gable, Ph.D., State Specialist and Associate Professor,

 Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri Extension

Spring is the time of year for cleaning. Your young children can help with cleaning tasks, especially when they are members of a team that works together. Such activities help children focus on a task, talk about what needs to […]

Spring Cleaning…the Liver?

by Deanna Woodroffe, WHNP-BC

Severe fatigue, irritable bowel, chemical & food sensitivities, headaches, joint pain, fibromyalgia, depression, irritability, hormone imbalance, PMS…

This list of symptoms that I encounter with patients every day is endless. Patients experiencing symptoms like these have often visited multiple doctors and specialists only to be told that everything is “fine.”

Everything is NOT fine! […]

Spring is HERE! Allergies & High Efficiency Air Cleaners

By Travis Seeger

It is a great time to get out of the house, take the dogs/kids to the park, go for a nice long walk, just enjoy our spring, it will be gone before we know it, and the days of 90+ temps with 90% humidity will be upon us.  But in that spring morning, […]

Springtime in September

By Linda Wiggen Kraft Healthy Planet Green & Growing Editor

Of course in St. Louis, it is never springtime in September, but this year we need to make it feel like it.  If it has not been the hottest summer of record, it certainly felt like it.  Not only was it uncomfortable for people, there have […]

Springtime Ticks are More Than Just a Nuisance: They are Harbingers of Potential Disease for Pets & Pet Owners Alike!

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

 

It’s so lovely outside these days!  Springtime has all of  us out and about, exploring the seasonal beauty with our trusty pets alongside.  We may be planting in the garden, taking relaxing evening walks, jogging or hiking the many paths available in our park systems, and more.  And, with any of […]

Springtime Village at Purina Farms Welcomes Barnyard Babies

Spring is right around the corner, and at Purina Farms, it means it’s time to welcome baby animals as part of the annual Springtime Village celebration.  Taking place March 21st through April 7th, Springtime Village is a chance for animal lovers of all ages to play with barnyard babies like bunnies, chicks, and piglets as […]

SSM Heart Institute Hosts Two Heart Events in February: “Her Heart: Every Beat Counts”

Donna Ringwald, Shelly Rosenmiller and Kathy Williams are three friends with one thing they wish they didn’t have in common — heart disease. They represent various forms of a disease that claims the lives of more women than any other. A disease they didn’t believe they were at risk for.

 

There are nearly twice as many […]

St. Louis Cardinals Playing A “Greener Game” At Busch Stadium

By Craig Jung

Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

 

The St. Louis Cardinals “4 A Greener Game” program began in the summer of 2008 with taking the first steps of recycling at the games.  Volunteers wearing their neon green vests would peruse the isles looking for items to be recycled.  Fans began to catch on and starting helping […]

St. Louis Celebrates 40th Earth Day In Forest Park, April 25

By Cassie Phillips; Executive Director

St. Louis Earth Day

 

Every year, on the fourth Sunday of April, St. Louis Earth Day stages what has become the oldest and largest Earth Day celebration in the Midwest. This premier event, held on the Muny Opera Grounds in Forest Park, annually draws more than 25,000 attendees and 250 exhibitors for […]

St. Louis Composting Celebrates International Compost Awareness Week and the CCUP Launch

by Ashley Bement, St. Louis Composting

St. Louis Composting invites you to join in celebrating International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), May 6-12, 2012. This year’s theme is “Compost!…Replenish the Earth for Generations,” and planned activities span the globe with celebrations scheduled across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and Ireland. Composting advocates will […]

St. Louis Earth Day 2010

By Cassie Phillips,

St. Louis Earth Day Executive Director

 

As we celebrate the 40th Earth Day on April 22, it is important to take a moment to reflect on how far we have come and how far we have yet to go with sustainability efforts.

The idea for Earth Day emerged in 1969.  Senator Gaylord Nelson, Congressman […]

St. Louis Earth Day Elects New Executive Director

The St. Louis Earth Day Board of Directors  announced the appointment of Ms. Cassandra Phillips as the organization’s new Executive Director.  “Cassie became the natural choice for this position given her initiative, organizational skills, and commitment to the organization and to a healthy environment for St. Louis. Cassie is already working with sponsors and exhibitors […]

St. Louis Earth Day In The Works For April 22

by Casandra Hage
Executive Director, St. Louis Earth Day

In the past, I have used the March Healthy Planet issue to unveil the theme of the upcoming St. Louis Earth Day Festival and I see no reason to change things up this year, especially since it’s an exciting one. So here it goes, prepare yourself…

Heroes for the […]

St. Louis Earth Day: Recycling On The Go Turning Trash Into Resources

By Cassie Phillips

St. Louis Earth Day Executive Director

 

St. Louis is an active city, laden with events. On any given weekend from April through October, St. Louisans can select from an eclectic mix of street festivals, ethnic celebrations, outdoor concerts, fundraising runs and walks, art fairs, or food and beverage showcases. Events range from one day […]

St. Louis Extraordinary People Series Hosts Marianne Williamson, June 16

by Stacy Hunsicker, Director,
St. Louis Extraordinary People Lecture Series
Publisher, Yoga & Spa Magazine

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer who will be presenting in St. Louis, Saturday, June 16th. Tickets are still available. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 […]

St. Louis is gearing up once again to participate in the global event known as Earth Hour.

Geile-Leon Marketing Communications, which sponsored the first St. Louis Earth Hour, in 2008 is once again organizing St. Louis’ participation in 2010.

Hoping to build on the momentum created by last year’s event we are encouraging every college/university, municipality, and company in St. Louis to join in the effort to make St. Louis a leading city […]

St. Louis Radioactive Waste Mess Demands Action

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has received its second proposal to leave radioactive waste at a site adjacent to Earth City in northwest St. Louis County and now we must unite to stop it. The site, known as the West Lake Landfill, contains some of the most hazardous radioactive waste in our nation and […]

St. Louis Rams “Green” Initiatives Include Sustainable Efforts Such as Waste Reduction, Recycling, Energy Conservation, The Green Team & More!

By Craig Jung, Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

In 2007, the St. Louis Rams established their Greening Platform and later established the Green Team which has proved to be a huge success for the Rams and the fans.  The focus of their efforts, while mainly on waste reduction, recycling and energy conservation, has also embraced many […]

St. Louis Regional Arts Commission It takes imagination to envision the future. Just imagine what could happen in St. Louis when creative minds come together….

Some time ago, I found myself on the other end of the media, being interviewed by a national magazine for an article on arts in the Midwest. “Aren’t you surprised that there are so many artists in the Midwest?” asked the writer. The question shocked me, but  I realized that it came from an assumption […]

St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District Pages

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 […]

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 the largest of the twenty […]

St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District: Growing Recycling Since 1993

 

The waste reduction and recycling efforts of the residents and businesses in the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District are improving our environment everyday. Through these efforts, waste diversion from landfills has increased in the district from 10 percent in 1990 to 46 percent in 2008, and the results are clear; cleaner air and water, […]

St. Louis: A Magnet for Massage Therapy Training

Massage therapy is one of the most popular types of alternative medicine accepted by Western healthcare. Many people turn to massage therapy to help recover from injuries, relieve chronic pain, and reduce stress.

How popular is massage therapy? The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) reports that 48 million Americans had at least one massage between mid-2009 […]

Start Your New Life With A Green Wedding

by J.B. Lester, Uncle of the Bride

With the holidays rapidly approaching, so too are the anxieties of many young men who will be popping the question of their lives.  More than one in five couples get engaged at Christmas and twenty-one per cent of all the engagement rings are sold at this season of marriage […]

Start Your New Life With A Green Wedding Part 2 – The Green Honeymoon

by J.B. Lester, Uncle of the Bride

A green wedding doesn’t end when the bouquet is tossed. The honeymoon can  be a part of your eco-conscious commitment not only to each other, but also to the planet you will share for many years to come. Hallie and Josh chose for their green honeymoon destination the Bosque […]

Stem Cell Nutrition For Optimal Health

by Helen Haywood

 

What have your stem cells done for you lately?  Didn’t know you had stem cells?

Adult stem cells are the best-kept secret in today’s wellness.  But the secret is out with Stem Enhance, a concentrated natural aqua-botanical extract that “wakes up” your body’s stem cells and puts them to work!

 

Stem Enhance is the first […]

STLCC-Meramec Receives National Recognition for Community Service, Named to President’s Honor Roll

 

St. Louis Community College-Meramec has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. The Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the annual Honor Roll award, recognized more than 700 colleges […]

Stop Emotional Eating For Good

By Laurie Levin, Certified Health Coach

and Licensed HeartMath® Stress Reduction Trainer

 

Have you ever felt lonely or bored and eaten something when you’re not hungry? Have you felt frustrated, overwhelmed, anxious, then skipped meals and eaten unhealthy snacks instead? Have you been unhappy in a relationship and eaten until you were sick or insecure or rebellious, […]

Stop Losing Money in Your Home – Local Homeowners SAVED Up!

Anne Klein of Webster Groves knew her furnace and air conditioner were a little outdated, but had no idea that old heating and air conditioning units were costing her hundreds of extra dollars a year. After investing in an energy audit for her house, Anne replaced her 22 year old systems with new high […]

STRESS!!!! (YES, EVEN OUR PETS SUFFER FROM IT)

by Teresa Garden, DVM

 

 

     These are very stressful times we are living in. Many of us are worried about losing our jobs, our homes, our 401Ks, and our health. The stress we are under spills over into our homes and becomes absorbed by the little sponges we live with-namely our […]

Successful Internet Dating

The ART OF RELATING

 

with Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW,

Therapist & Relationship Coach

Sign up for my monthly newsletter for free relationship advice, previews of upcoming authors on my radio show and highlights from the current HP article. Purchase a copy of my new book at www.christinekniffen.com.

When it comes to internet dating there appears to be two […]

Suggested Protocol For Candida/Yeast/Mold/Fungus

by Kathleen Christ, NCMBT, LMT

If there seems to be an epidemic of Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Allergies and a weakened Immune System, I would like to suggest that the geographic area in which we live may be a factor.   The confluence of 3 rivers – Mississippi, Missouri, and the Meramec  – more creeks and streams than […]

SUMMER CAMP GUIDE

ABRA-KID-ABRA CAMPS
Levitate a person five feet off the ground! Ride a unicycle! Twist animal balloons to take home! Sound fun? This is only the tip of the iceberg at Abra-Kid-Abra’s one-week entertainment camps! We offer four different programs at community centers and schools throughout St. Louis, all summer: magic, circus stars, comedy, and balloonatics. Half […]

Summer Pet Care Is Hot Topic

By Tammy Tvetene

 

We at Critter Sitters know firsthand the distinctive bond that exists between pets and their owners—we experience it every day. We are happy to see St. Louis emerge as a pet-friendlier city, with the human-animal bond being accommodated as pets become welcome in more places.

 

But taking your pet on every errand or trip […]

Support New Sources of Green Power in Missouri For As Little As 25 Cents Per Day!

It all comes down to this –  if you are already recycling, making organic and local food purchases, reducing your energy consumption, and carrying your canvas bags to the store, why not consider using Ameren Missouri Pure Power to round out your home sustainability plan?  Offsetting the electricity you use at home with clean, green, […]

Sustainability of the Built Environment of the St. Louis Region

by Tom & Carol Braford

The St Louis Artists’ Guild has invited us to participate on November 15th in a panel discussion on this subject.

We will address how we as professionals can educate others on this subject through the projects we are involved in. As we develop Culver Way, the prototype Integral Urban Ecovillage, followed by […]

Sustainable Animal Raising vs. CAFOs

by Don Fitz

Do you have a mental image of chickens pecking at insects, hogs rooting for grubs and cattle meandering across fields?  That’s definitely part of sustainable animal raising.  For Darvin Bentlage it also includes producing his own feedstocks of grain, hay and replacement animals.  Even more important, animals raised sustainably are not pumped with […]

Sustainable Communities = Healthy Communities

By Christy Cunningham-Saylor of Vertegy,
An Alberici Enterprise
and USGBC-Missouri Gateway Board of Directors

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s mission is to transform the built environment and often when discussing green projects, we talk in singular examples such as an office building, a school or maybe a campus going green. But if we’re truly going to transform the built […]

Sustainable St. Louis Promotes Regional Approach to ‘Sustainable’ Initiatives

By Matt Robbins

 

In the summer of 2007, a group of representatives from leading St. Louis community and government organizations came together to harness their shared passion to work toward a sustainable future for the region’s environment. The St. Louis region needed an organization to serve as the “connective tissue,” promoting issues of sustainability. The synergies […]

Sustainable Visionary Peter Raven: Sees How Plants Sustain Us!

By Jean Ponzi

 

Dr. Peter H. Raven is now President Emeritus of Missouri Botanical Garden. The St. Louis Business Journal has honored him as a Sustainable Visionary in the publication’s 2010 Heroes of the Planet Awards.

Over the 40 years of his Garden leadership (13 of which I’ve also worked at the Garden), I’m honored to say […]

Sustainably-Grown Meats Are “Growing” In Popularity.

By Nancy Smith, secretary,  Farm to Family Naturally

Since we at Farm to Family Naturally’s Sappington Farmers Market began sourcing all-natural local meats when we opened in July of 2008, the availability of alternative meats has increased exponentially.   Our first offerings were products of some of our store farmer/owners.  Ranchers’ All-Natural source-verified beef and Heritage Acres […]

T’ai Chi Ch’uan For Health & Fitness

by Paul MacFarlane and Bill Grivna

You’ve probably heard something about T’ai Chi, have seen people practicing it in a park, or watched it on a television special about China.  You know it’s some kind of slow moving, graceful exercise that is supposed to be beneficial for your health.  You may also know that at advanced […]

T’ai Chi Ch’uan For Health and Fitness

By Paul MacFarlane and Bill Grivna

 

You’ve probably heard something about T’ai Chi, have seen people practicing it in a park, or watched it on a television special about China.  You know it’s some kind of slow moving, graceful exercise that is supposed to be beneficial for your health.  You may also know that at advanced […]

TAI CHI CH’UAN For Health & Fitness

By Paul MacFarlane and Bill Grivna

 

You’ve probably heard something about T’ai Chi, have seen people practicing it in a park, or watched it on a television special about China.  You know it’s some kind of slow moving, graceful exercise that is supposed to be beneficial for your health.  You may also know that at advanced […]

Take A Family Vacation To “Green” Chattanooga, Tennessee

By Leah O’Donnell

Healthy Planet Lifestyles Editor

 

There is something special, and maybe a little reminiscent of my own childhood, about piling the whole family in the car for a road trip to get to our summer vacation.  I think the memories made, the sites seen, and the overall experience are things not to be missed by […]

Taking The Mystery Out of Yoga

By Gretchen Karros

TOPIC OF THE MONTH: Ashrams (Spiritual Centers)and is a continuation of last month’s topic about Amaji at her Ashram in Kerala, India.

Before going into this month’s article, it seems that now is a time for an explanation of the true meaning of what an “Ashram” is.  This is a quote from a book […]

Taking The Mystery Out of Yoga

By Gretchen Karros

THE TOPIC FOR THIS MONTH IS: ADI SHANKARA & VEDANTA

The religions of India are very hard to describe because there are so many different sects, religious leaders (Gurus), invasions of the foreigners who brought their own religions, as well as the fact that throughout their history, they have been reluctant to record important […]

TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF YOGA

By Gretchen Karros

Yoga and the Philosophy of the Yogic path have had many different interpretations, explanations and definitions.  This monthly section of “The Healthy Planet” is intended to expand and inform both Yogis and non-Yogis about this very ancient science of well-being.

 

The topic for this month is:  The Bhagavad-Gita, a very […]

Taking The Mystery Out of Yoga

By Gretchen Karros

 

The topic of this month’s issue is:

Similarities of the “Gita”

and the “Tao de Ching”

 

It has been said that “next to the Bible and the Bhagavad-Gita, the Tao Te Ching is the most translated book in the world”.  That said, since this is an article about Yoga, some of the similarities between the last […]

Taking The Mystery Out of Yoga

By Gretchen Karros

 

Yoga and the philosophy of the Yogic path has many different interpretations, explanations and definitions.  This monthly section is intended to enlighten, expand and inform both Yogis and non-Yogis about this very ancient science of well being.

 

The topic for this month is:  HINDUISM

Hinduism is a monotheistic religion that believes God manifests Himself or […]

Taking The Mystery Out of Yoga

By Gretchen Karros

 

Yoga and the philosophy of the Yogic path has many different interpretations, explanations and definitions.  This monthly section is intended to enlighten, expand and inform both Yogis and non-Yogis about this very ancient science of well-being.

 

The topic for this month is:

MEDITATION – BASIC PRINCIPLES

 

First of all, it is important to know what meditation […]

Taking The Mystery Out Of YOGA

By Gretchen Karros

 

The topic for this month is VEDANTA.

In the April issue of “Healthy Planet” the topic was “Hinduism.”  In it the word “Vedanta” was mentioned at the end of the article. This word comes from the Hindi word “Ved-ante” means “the end of the Vedas” , a reference to the Vedic literature.  There are […]

Taking The Mystery Out of Yoga

By Gretchen Karros

 

Yoga and the philosophy of the Yogic path has many different interpretations, explanations and definitions.  This monthly section is intended to enlighten, expand and inform both Yogis and non-Yogiis about this very ancient science of well being.

 

The topic for this month is:  TANTRA

The word “Tantra” comes from the Sanskrit word  which means “a […]

Taking The Mystery Out of Yoga

By Gretchen Karros

 

The topic of this month is;

POSTURE,  PRANA AND MEDITATION

 

These three topics often take a chapter or two or even a whole book to describe their complexity. This article is just a reminder of some of the things you might already know about these important topics.

Posture and breathing should always be considered as […]

Taking The Mystery Out of Yoga

By Gretchen Karros

 

The topic of this month is;

Kundalini

and Chakras

 

Yoga has many different areas of practice but all of them involve body, mind and spirit.  For instance, if you are practicing Patanjali’s Eightfold Path or any other Yogic practice, the objective is still the same – develop flexibility in the body, go inside to learn […]

Taking The Mystery Out of Yoga

By Gretchen Karros

 

The article for this month is quoted from a wonderful book “Gateway to Wisdom” by John Blofeld.* He was a prolific writer, having written more than 20 books and specializing in Eastern Religions.  He lived in China for most of his adult life only returning to the U. S. in 1937, therefore, he […]

Taking The Mystery Out of Yoga

By Gretchen Karros

 

The topic of this month is;

Kundalini

and Chakras

 

Yoga has many different areas of practice but all of them involve body, mind and spirit.  For instance, if you are practicing Patanjali’s Eightfold Path or any other Yogic practice, the objective is still the same – develop flexibility in the body, go inside to learn […]

Taking The Mystery Out of Yoga

By Gretchen Karros

THE TOPIC

FOR THIS MONTH:

YOGIC MEDITATION

There are many different types of Meditation, partly because this spiritual discipline has been around for thousands of years, changing and expanding along the way. The ancient Rishis (spiritual teachers) date from as far back as 3,000 B.C. where these men taught ancient versions of mediation to their chelas […]

TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF YOGA V.

By Gretchen Karros

 

Even though Patanjali wrote the profound poem on Yoga called the “Sutras” he has very succinctly given Yogis a “formula” for Enlightenment = “The Sutras”  Here are two very important words that may help you  while studying the Sutras.

 

Regarding the Sutras of Patanjali, first one need to know about the importance of 1) […]