Articles from ‘February 2019’ Issue

ARTful Happenings February 2019


Through February 23
All-media, juried exhibition; St. Louis Artists’ Guild, 12 N. Jackson Avenue in Clayton; for info, call 314-727-6266 or visit www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

Through March 1
Bruno David Gallery, 7513 Forsyth; for info, call 314-696-2377 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.


Through February […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

With Valentine’s Day at its center, February is the month of love — and we truly LOVE the ARTS!!

Each year, Missouri Citizens for the Arts, the statewide arts advocacy organization, invites art lovers from across the state to convene at its annual Citizens Day […]

Astrology & Your Evolving Self Workshop Feb. 17

By Dr. Gail Cloud, DC

Our astrology charts are made up of symbols which eloquently describe us, how our minds work, our strengths, our weaknesses (physical, mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual), our early wounds and also our remedies as to how we can use these elements for our evolution. In other words, our charts are a […]

Avoiding the Heartache of Heart Disease

By Asia Muhammad, ND

Did you know that heart disease has been the #1 killer of Americans since the 20th and currently 21st century except the year 1918 where influenza killed more people? Heart disease is multifactorial and commonly results from chronic poor dietary and lifestyle choices. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for approximately 1 in 3 […]

Balancing The Brain For Better Health

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

What if there was a safe, non-invasive system that could improve conditions like ADD, Anxiety, Depression and Chronic Pain for good and even eliminate the need for medications?

Neurofeedback is a non-drug approach that can improve your quality of life dramatically. Imagine getting better sleep, improving memory, having more energy or being more alert and focused? Neurofeedback can do all of this and more!

What does Neurofeedback […]

Coalition Report

By Heather Navarro, Executive Director
Coalition for the Environment

How Did We Get Here?

Woodstock, Tic Tacs, and the moon landing are just a few of the things that the year 1969 brought us. It was also the year Missouri Coalition for the Environment was started. I wasn’t there but I can imagine what it would have been […]

Earthworms’ Castings: Crows, Mom, Sparkle and Me

With Jean Ponzi

The nature of Crow — in America, Corvus brachyrhynchos – is a totem-in-common for my mother, Florence Ponzi, and me.

Crows are the largest group in the avian order of Passeriformes. All crows have a dense physique, strong wings and a powerful beak. I will nicely call our human family “sturdy.” However and […]

Feline Stomatitis

By Teresa Garden, DVM

Feline stomatitis is defined as inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth. It is a painful and frequent problem in cats. Treating stomatitis is frustrating for veterinarians as well as pet owners. It is believed the immune system of affected cats overreacts to plaque, causing severe inflammation in the mouth. Symptoms […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

February 2
MDC’s Rockwoods Reservation hosts Winter in the Woods Festival, Featuring Maple Sugar
To celebrate everything wintertime offers, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding the Winter in the Woods Festival, Featuring Maple Sugar, Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Rockwoods Reservation in Wildwood. Known for years as the annual Maple Sugar Festival, […]

Healthy Planet Spring Expo Set For March 31

Highlights Include:
Trout Lodge YMCA of The Ozarks drawing
Missouri Botanical Garden Ticket Giveaway 
Heirloom Seed Pack Giveaway
Wine & Beer Tasting
Special Mini-Talks

Click here to download the 2-for-1 coupon

The Healthy Planet magazine invites everyone to come celebrate Spring at its 37th Natural Living Expo, Sunday, March 31, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 East […]

Heart Health: Changing How You Live

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

February is all about the heart, so this month is a good time to talk about heart health. The conventional medicine approach to treating and preventing heart disease is at best misguided, and at worst harmful. Many people believe they are treating the cases of heart disease by lowering cholesterol, lowering […]

Holistic Health & Fitness To Host Open House Feb. 23-24

Knowledge is Power!

Learn Healing Techniques from Holistic Experts
at our Open House in Shrewsbury

By John Schmieder, Holistic Health & Fitness

We’ve recently expanded, and we are growing into one of the largest Holistic Health Centers in the region. We have 16 practitioners ready to help you heal, holistically. We invite you to come to our Open House […]

Incorporating Trash Disposal in Early Design Strategies and Expanding Education and Certification on Zero Waste and Waste Reduction

By Devina Lee Sheng Tin,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member

The world around us is constantly shaping our actions and our built environment is no different. Design plays an important part in the future of sustainability and zero waste efforts. The buildings we live and work in have the ability to impact everything from who we come in […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Measures: Practicing the Art of Comparison

By Tom Braford

Could developing mastery in measurement open new avenues to freedom, power and making a difference?

As we design, develop and build the Arizmendi Ecovillage, we intend to find out. The first stage will demonstrate that building communities that are net positive in food, power, water, transportation and employment is doable. As Einstein said, ‘If […]

New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Quality of Life: The Path to Wellness

By Dr. Paul Hyland, DC

2019…The time for setting goals for the new year: New Year’s Resolutions. We all want to be our best selves, which is why we create these simple plans for things we would like to change. Improved health is among the most common New Year’s resolutions.

Generally people can stay on track […]

Publisher’s Corner: You Gotta Have Heart!

February is the Heart Month. We celebrate by handing out valentines and reading helpful tips about heart health. And you will find many such informative articles in this issue of The Healthy Planet. I was wondering lately about the heart of our nation. I have always thought that what sets us aside from so many […]

Searching for an Old New Cure, Part II

AcciDental Blow Up in Medicine using Old Medications: Levamisole, Niclosamide and Suramin

By Simon Yu, MD

Use old medications for a new cure? There is an emerging renaissance with renewed interest in using forgotten or ignored older medications when the latest, often expensive therapies and medications fail. Several years ago I wrote, “Searching for an Old New […]

SLU Students Spearhead Sustainable Energy Swap

By Nancy Solomon

Saint Louis University has become Missouri’s first institution of higher education to commit to matching all electricity used in student residence halls with renewable energy through Ameren Missouri’s Pure Power Program.

Four years in the making, the initiative was driven by students, led by Douglas Fritz, a senior who founded Green Billikens and co-chairs […]

St. Louis Earth Day Now Known as earthday 365!

At the recent Founder’s Day Celebration, St. Louis Earth Day revealed its new name, earthday 365. “The first St. Louis Earth Day Festival was celebrated 30 years ago. Since then we’ve grown into a year-round organization. Our name should reflect the broader work we are doing today” said Executive Director Jen Myerscough.

The annual Festival, […]

The Art of Relating

By Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

How To Breathe New Life Into Your Relationship

It’s easy to get complacent and it’s easy to take your relationship for granted, although not consciously meaning to do so. We have busy lives, we fall into predictable routines and we forget that relationships are a living, breathing entity. Those who know me […]

The Gifts of Flowers’ Living Color

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

The living colors and shapes of flowers send powerful beauty and energy into the world. Although a flower’s main purpose is to attract pollinators, humans are also attracted to and caught in a flower’s allure.

A large part of a flower’s attraction is the fact that flowers create living colors. Yes living colors. […]

The Heart: An Extraordinary Organ that Should Not be Taken for Granted

By Jon P. Frieda, MBA

February is heart health month. How much do you know about you heart? It pumps blood throughout your body, right? But, are you aware that it is a far more miraculous component of your being than you may even imagine? For example, do you know that your heart emits electromagnetic fields, […]

What is Laser Therapy

By Dr. Brian Harasha,
Certified Laser Practitioner

As a healthcare consumer you may have heard about or seen advertisements for laser therapy. This is the first in a series of articles about laser therapy that aim to help you make informed decisions about what laser therapy is, if it can help you, and the questions you should […]

Why Bees? Beekeeping Workshop Feb. 9 Explains What All The Buzz Is About

MAN’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE HONEY BEE began even before recorded history, man was gathering honey from honey bees living in hollow trees. But honey wasn’t the only reason for keeping honeybees because man soon learned that the honey bee was an interesting and exciting social insect. The story behind what appears to be the […]

Winter Garden Planning

February Is A Great Time To Organize Seeds According To Planting Dates

By Crystal Stevens

February is a great time to start planning your garden and ordering seeds.

Seedsofchange.com has an excellent variety of Organic Seeds. Rareseeds.com (Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds) is a great resource for heirloom seeds. Seed Geeks, a local St. Louis company, offers a […]