Articles from ‘August 2019’ Issue

7 Reasons to Consider Regenerative Therapies in Lieu of Surgery

After suffering a debilitating shoulder injury, Jim Seidel, 57, initially thought he had just two options: living with the chronic pain brought on by the injury or undergoing major orthopedic surgery. Continuing on with the pain was out of the question, but Seidel was concerned about the risks associated with surgery and the recovery time […]

Action In The Face Of Change

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

It’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the challenge of climate change. In October 2018, the Intergov-ernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report that calls for significant emissions reductions over the next decade to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change. In order to keep warming […]

Antiparasitic and Antifungal Medications Targeting Cancer Cells: Repurposing Drugs for Neglected Tropical Diseases for Cancer

By Simon Yu, MD
and Frederick T. Guilford, MD

Is it possible to treat cancer as a neglected infectious disease? Is cancer a metabolic disease, with tumors growing – and metastases spreading – like a metabolic parasite? It may sound farfetched, but there is growing evidence to support this novel idea that can change the way we […]

ARTful Happenings — August 2019


Through September 22
St. Louis Art Museum; for info, visit www.slam.org.

Through October 20
St. Louis Art Museum; for info, visit www.slam.org.

Through December 22
Ongoing project and exhibition; Laumeier Sculpture Park; 12580 Rott Road; for info, visit www.laumeiersculpturepark.org.

August 3-September 5
Multi-media by 54 St. Louis area artists; […]

ARTful Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Thought-Provoking Art
Summertime ARTful experiences are sometimes breezy and light, but this month the ARTS offer up some thought-provoking samplings.

Equally Represented Arts (ERA) and Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble (SATE) present Antigone, August 14-31 on Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. This marks SATE’s thirteenth year of […]

Celebrating Major Milestones in the Fight For Cleaner Air in St. Louis

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

2019 is a milestone year for three local entities playing a significant role in raising awareness about all the ways people can reduce emissions to help keep the air quality in healthy ranges – making the great communities in the St. Louis region even better places to live, work […]

Coalition Report

By Jenn DeRose,
Known & Grown Manager
Coalition for the Environment

Known & Grown STL Makes Ethical Eating Easier

Agriculture can have an outsized impact on our environment, especially soil, water, and air quality – which is why MCE created a Food and Farm team devoted to supporting farmers who are committed to sustainable practices. For nearly five years, […]

Conservation Corner

Captivated by Copperheads

By Dan Zarlenga, Missouri Department of Conservation

August is the perfect month to say happy birthday to a copperhead. Copperheads are one of the few snake species in Missouri that are venomous. We call them venomous rather than poisonous since snakes can inject the harmful substance when they bite. Poisons are substances which are […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi


Out in the blazing summer sun, I stay shady with a cool umbrella.

Single-handed, still or strolling, I can shield head, shoulders, ankles – even a friend. Umbrellas block intense rays as well as they shed raindrops. Under their cheerful protection I can avoid the clogged-pore feel and clinging scents of chemical sunscreen. […]

Epigenetic Signature Mapping Technology: Revolutionary Approach to Creating Your Personalized Superfood that Optimizes Body Function, Performance, and Overall Well-Being

By Michele Heizer

As a busy mom of two boys with nutritional imbalances and deficiencies, I set out to find a solution to ending those doctor visits, tummy aches and poor dietary habits. What I ended up discovering is that we all can use a little help. Can you relate?

In my “spare time” I’ve enjoyed […]

Garden Full Of Sunflowers

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

A very sunny garden needs sunflowers. There are many choices of sizes, shapes and even colors. Sunflowers bring the inspiring face of the sun into our gardens with their radiant petals and center geometry of infinity. Yet we seldom see sunflowers in our garden beds. It’s time to plant more.

We often think […]

Guide To Resale Shops In The St. Louis Area

Clubhouse Shop
The Clubhouse Shop at Independence Center sells upscale, gently used apparel, furniture, home décor, china, and more. Whether you’re looking to donate items, or looking for that special treasure, make Clubhouse Shop the first stop! All proceeds from the shop help provide the services and resources a person with chronic mental illness needs, including […]

Healthy Planet Fall Expo September 29 — Exhibitor Reservations Now Available

Click here for registration form.

The Healthy Planet magazine invites everyone to come celebrate the first week of Autumn at its 38th Natural Living Expo, Sunday, September 29 10 am to 4 pm, at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 East Glendale Road in Webster Groves.
More than 60 exhibitors will share information, goods and services pertaining […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Recurring meditation class
beginning Saturday August 3rd from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.; at 51 Graeler Dr., St Louis 63146. Recurring event on Saturdays. www.bodypresencing.com; gail@bodypresencing.com for more information and to sign up. Confirmaton necessary.

August 7
Interactive Workshop on LEED v4.1
During this half-day workshop, USGBC’s technical staff will walk participants through LEED v4.1 […]

Hypnotherapy Class Begins Sept. 13

Boland School of Hypno-therapy is an accredited school, invited to St. Louis, Sept 2019 to certify the next class of Clinical Hypnotherapists!

Boland School of Hypnotherapy is a specialized academic school, accredited through the oldest and largest governing body in the field of Clinical Hypnotherapy: The American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (est1980).

Hypnotherapy is a supplemental therapy […]

Hypothyroidism In Dogs

By Teresa Garden, DVM

Hypothyroidism is the most commonly diagnosed endocrinopathy in the dog. It is also OVER diagnosed and this can lead to unnecessary treatment. Hypothyroidism results in a decreased production of thyroid hormone from the thyroid gland. Ninetyfive percent of the time the disease is caused by destruction of the thyroid gland from lymphocytic […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Slow & Steady Wins The Race

By Tom Braford

Aesop’s fable about the Tortoise and the Hare seems like an interesting tale for the amusement of children.

What if it actually holds the answer to a sustainable planet?

Our friends, David Lehmann and Michael Gray, think it does. They recently visited St Louis from Denver to explore how we might collaborate on transportation.
Michael, an […]

Llywelyn’s Pubs Embrace Sustainability

At Llywelyn’s Pub, we have greatly reduced our carbon footprint by initiating programs for recycled goods and energy efficiency. We have installed solar panels at 6 locations, creating our own energy. We have installed paperless hand dryers and we now use recycled goods and services for many of our products. Head to your local pub […]

Ozarkland General Store Now Open in Villa Ridge Missouri

It’s a beautiful day for a drive on Route 66 and what better place to drive to than a one of a kind family friendly general store. Come check us out. From our homemade fudge and candies, our old fashion taffy bins and our hand-dipped ice cream to garden accessories, souvenirs, unique custom gifts, t-shirts […]

Past Life Regression and Personal Transformation Workshop August 15

August 15, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Held at My Office.
Visit www.claytontherapy.com for location and directions.

Join us for a special seminar as Peggy Levinson shares with you how you can uncover memories from your past lives. Using a technique called past life regression. Peggy will guide you through the process of recalling these memories located deep inside […]

Publisher’s Corner

Joey Is Out Of The Pouch and Into Our Lives

In this crazy, mixed-up world of ours, it calms me greatly to think that life continues to come and go no matter what the news cycle brings. On July 22 at 4:27 pm, Joseph John Hunt V was born to my daughter Stephanie and her husband […]

Reversing Diabesity

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

In last month’s article we discussed diabesity, which currently affects 50% of Americans. Diabesity is a continuum of disease from insulin sensitivity to full-blown diabetes. While conventional medicine focuses on treating the symptoms of diabesity, the fact is that diabesity can actually be reversed by simply eliminating the things that are […]

Say Farewell To The Pool, Let’s Get Back To School

By Jon P. Frieda, MBA

As the last couple of weeks of summer vacation wind down, parents and children are preparing for the return of a new school year. Love it or loathe it, every student from first grade through graduate school is best served by being mentally sharp, physically fit, and with a strong immune […]

Shamanic Energy Medicine: Healing From The Physical, Emotional and Energetic Levels

By Holly Schmitt,
Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner

True Story; Just into my 20s, after completing my B.A.s in Anthropology and Spanish, I felt the calling to Shamanic practice. Mind you, this was nearly 35 years ago, before the internet, cell phones & such, so finding a teacher seemed challenging. I had heard about a Peruvian Shaman so […]

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail — Always A Reason to Applaud

It’s summertime, and the livin’s easy. There are so many reasons to plan a visit to the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Refreshing wines, smaller crowds, lush vineyards and fun events planned along the trail are just a few. Not to mention, endless opportunities for outdoor adventure, in Shawnee Forest Country!

Whether it’s award-winning wines, live music […]

T’ai Chi Ch’uan For Health and Fitness

By Paul MacFarlane and Bill Grivna

You’ve probably seen people practicing T’ai Chi on TV, in a movie, or even locally, in a park or at the botanical garden. You know it’s a slow moving, graceful exercise that is supposed to be beneficial. You may have heard that at advanced levels it is a formidable martial […]

The Art of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Stop Getting In The Way

Your “Personal Relationship Coach”
is just a click away at www.ChristineKniffen.com

Fixing your relationship does take work, but just how much work and how much energy has everything to do with you. Resistance is the greatest hurdle to overcome. Resistance slows the process as a whole and it is why […]

The Five “Rs” of Gut Health

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

Remove, Replace, Reinoculate, Repair & Rebalance

Optimal function of the digestive system is critical to health. Problems within the gut can cause more than just stomachaches, gas, bloating or diarrhea. GI issues may be the root of chronic health problems including autoimmune diseases, skin problems, fatigue, headaches and heart disease. How can […]