Articles from ‘December 2018’ Issue

“Now Is theTime!” – The 33rd Annual World Peace Day

By Jeannie Breeze

Bright and Beautiful Beings! Children of Infinite Possibilities! NOW IS THE TIME! Please join us for the 33rd annual World Peace Day Celebration, December 31st, at 6 a.m. at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman in St. Louis’ CWE. Now is the time for many things. Faith, Hope, Charity… clarity of purpose, courage of […]

2018 Healthy Planet Natural Living Holiday & Gift Guide

Kim’s Herbs & Detox Center
Kim’s Herbs & Detox center is a specialty herbal store centrally located in Olivette, Missouri.  Make sure you come by and purchase some of our awesome products for gifts this holiday season.  We carry high quality herbs and more that aren’t typically found at supplement stores in the metro area. Nature’s […]

APPLY NOW for EarthDance Organic Farm School’s 2019 Farm & Garden Apprenticeship Program!

The Farm and Garden Apprenticeship is a part-time, hands-on, education in organic gardening, market farming, and applied permaculture at EarthDance Organic Farm School. The Program Runs April-September. Apply by February 1st.
The Program Includes:

Part-time gardening and farm shifts
Field and market training
Weekly classes
5 tours of nearby farms and gardens
Project opportunities in the Seven Generations Garden
Take home a […]

Art of Relating – Shifting ‘The Energy’ This Holiday Season

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Visit: www.ChristineKniffen.com

Have you paused long enough recently? Have you stopped, taken a step back and just felt the soothing, gentle wind and its calming effect? It is a light, but brisk reminder of all that it good about nature and its ability to restore balance, hence sanity to our souls. Dr. […]

ARTful Happenings December 2018


Through December 30
New sculpture inspired by Michael Brown has been added to the Sanford Biggers exhibition; Contemporary Art Museum, 3750 Washington; for info, visit www.camstl.org.

Through January 13
Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road; for info, visit www.laumeier.org.

Through January 20

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

With the holiday season upon us,
why not make it an ARTful season?!

December is a busy time of year for everyone, and that included the ARTS. There’s lots to see and do, not to mention all of the creative arts activities going on in […]

Biomats & Infrared Portable Saunas: Quantum Tools for Your Health, from A to Z

By Clint Willett,
Infrared Medical Foundation

The Infrared Biomat helps with 1,800 Medical Issues from A to Z, with the Biomat’s technology based on a Nobel Prize In Medicine. The Quartz Enhanced Biomat allows the Infrared to gently go into your body 6-8 inches, whereas most all other Infrared Devices and Saunas only go 1-2 inches into […]

City of St. Louis Awarded American Cities Climate Challenge Grant

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

I don’t know about you, but I have been ready for some good news. And a few weeks ago, we got some!

The City of St. Louis has been selected for an American Cities Climate Challenge Grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. As one of 20 winning cities, St. Louis […]

Coalition Report

By Heather Navarro,
Executive Director,

Missouri Coalition
for the Environment

We CAN and we ARE making a difference! 2018 in Review

After the legislative session closed in May, MCE sent out a report. It was a pretty dismal session for the environment but the last six months have shown that the power still rests with the people. While […]

Earthworms’ Castings: Rock Pile

With Jean Ponzi

I walked, talked, played and dreamed with imaginary companions, in the woods and fields where I grew up on a rural edge of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My peeps were history’s great classical composers until a new girl down the hill became my first human friend.

A favorite spot to hang with invisible pals was a […]

German Biological Medicine at the Crossroads: Parasites Manipulating Reality Distortion Fields

By Simon Yu, MD

Parasites are masters of deception, masters at creating fields of distorted reality. I had never heard of the term, “reality distortion field,” until I was in Baden-Baden, Germany for Medicine Week earlier this month. I gave a lecture at the Complementary Oncology Society on using parasite medications to target cancer cells […]

Getting Rid of Acne Once and For All

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

The dreaded acne. It affects more than 85 percent of teenagers. But did you know that this skin condition has increased among adults? In fact, some eight million people visit the dermatologist every year for issues with their skin. We spend over a billion dollars for prescriptions and over-the-counter (OTC) products […]

Guide to Green Dining in the St. Louis Area

Visit www.greendiningalliance.org for a complete list of participating restaurants – be sure to use our site when choosing where to dine out. This Green Dining Guide is cosponsored by The St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste District.

4 Hands Brewing Company1220 S. 8th Street314-436-1559 • 4handsbrewery.com

Atomic Cowboy,4140 Manchester Road, 63110, 314-775-0775www.atomiccowboystl.com

Avenue Restaurant,12 N. Meramec, 63105, 314-727-4141.www.avestl.com

Bailey’s […]

Happy Holiday Visits With Older Adults

By Denise Pott, LCSW
Assistance Home Care

Visiting with older adults at holiday time can be a wonderful experience. It often brings back happy memories, and is an opportunity for renewing family ties. Sometimes, though, seeing a loved one who is aging can be cause for worry. They may be experiencing a decline in their vision or […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

Through December
Wild Lights At The Zoo
This year we’re glowing brighter than ever, with more than 1 million lights. So, don’t miss our walk-through wonderland of light-up animals, where you can visit Penguin & Puffin Coast and the Insectarium. Holidays at the Saint Louis Zoo? Brilliant. Select Nights Nov. 30–Dec. 30 5:30–8:30 p.m.
For more information, visit […]

Hope For Anxiety — Natural and Fast Acting CBD

By Kelly Christensen

Do you ever find your heart beating faster? Shortness of breath? Your chest tightening? These are symptoms of anxiety that sadly many of us are familiar with.

Just the other day while driving to work I had to quickly pull over and stop my car. My heart was beating too fast and my brain […]

Hostas For Lunch, Next Year

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Yes hostas. There are many foods we can grow in our gardens that we likely never heard of, or realized could be eaten. Hostas grow in most people’s gardens, yet few of us realize they are a springtime delicacy. Japanese gardeners grow certain hosta varieties just to eat. Hosta shoots, called hostons, […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: When it Comes to Breakthroughs in Sanitation, What’s Old is New & Sexy Again

By Tom Braford

One of the first of eight books written by Sim Van der Ryn, who is known as the ‘Intrepid Pioneer of the Eco Frontier’, was titled “The Toilet Papers.” He advocated a less wasteful, less costly, distributed treatment approach to sanitation, and he is suggesting that now in advising our Arizmendi Drawdown Ecovillage […]

Life is What You Make It, In 2019: Manifesting a New Reality with Consciousness

By Jon P. Frieda, MBA

All things are possible to those who believe. This is what I have gleaned with regard to ancient wisdom teachings. In this new age, we stand at the dawn of the future, and yet the future, being divinely timed with the past and present has just arrived. In sync with our […]

Publisher’s Corner: Holidays and Five-Year-Olds

When I was 5 years old back in 1956, my brother Bill was 8 and we loved Christmas. Now that my grandson Jackson is 5, I can certainly understand what the holidays mean to him. Santa, presents, family and fun. Of course we were all taught the religious meaning of Christmas and we knew very […]

Sam ‘s Vegan Kitchen Heats Up

Sam Buettner’s baking journey began at a young age, watching her mother and other family members cook and bake in the kitchen. She went from box mixes to creating from scratch desserts, cupcakes and cakes. After developing health issues, Sam transitioned to a plant-based diet and vegan life-style. The love of good food that you […]

Seven 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 […]

Some Say The Future of Medicine Has Arrived and It’s Being Called The Blu Room

JZ Knight is the inventor and Dr. Matthew Martinez helped co-develop and run the initial patient trials in his office in Olympia WA. Blu Room Therapy consists of narrow band UVB Light, music, and the power of the mind which creates an atmosphere where thousands of users worldwide have reported healing benefits such as anxiety […]

The Natural Medicine Cabinet, An Alternative to Antibiotics

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

According the World Health Association, “antibiotics are serious medicine – not to be taken lightly. Overuse has led to increasing numbers of antibiotic resistant superbugs like – MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staph aureus) and VRE (Vancomycin- resistant Enterococcus).

So what options do you have when you get sick and would like to avoid unnecessary […]

The Next Big Scare In Liver Health!

By Asia Muhammad, ND

Gastroenterologists and hepatologists are predicting that in the next 15 years, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) will be the leading reason for liver transplants, displacing alcoholism and hepatitis C.

Metabolic syndrome is an umbrella term that encompasses excess body weight, elevated blood sugar, elevated lipid levels, and elevated blood pressure. NAFLD is the […]

Why We Should Avoid Declawing Cats

By Teresa Garden, DVM

Declawing consists of amputating not just the claw but the whole phalanx (up to the joint) including bones, ligaments, and tendons. It is still a relatively common surgery in veterinary medicine in our country but not a minor one. Declawing is a painful operation. It is the equivalent of removing the first […]