Articles from ‘January 2014’ Issue

A New Solution For Dry Mouth Syndrome

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

Several months ago, I attended a biological dental convention. Several excellent speakers presented insightful information regarding heavy metals toxicities found in the oral cavity, chelation techniques for our patients, ozone therapies for dental applications, and biocompatibility testing for dental materials.

But there was one lecture that really caught my attention. […]

ArtFul Happenings


January 3-31
Paintings & drawings by Chicago artist Anne Lindbergh; opening reception, 5-8 p.m.; The Gallery of University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar; for info, call 314-727-3150.

January 4-February 28
Opening reception, 5-9 p.m. on Jan. 17; Green Door Gallery, 21 N. Gore; for info, call 314-402-1959 or visit www.greendoorartgallery.com.

January 10-March […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Welcome 2014!

With the start of a new year comes the chance to start fresh, to try new things, to make changes in one’s life. Let ART be the vehicle to bring that innovative approach to your new year. Here are a few […]

Ask The Herb Lady

With Cathy Schram

Something for that holiday weight Gain?

Q: The holidays were good to me; however, they were not good for my weight. I put on a few extra pounds that I would really like to get off quickly. Is there anything I can do that is safe but effective?

A: You are not alone! Everyone gets […]

Checks and Balances

by Rosa Kincaid, M.D.

Sometimes I can tell if a woman is having a “hormone problem” when she walks through the door. Often she will be crying in the waiting room or appear to be disheveled or “out of it”. The term “hormone imbalance,” usually conjures up images of old ladies with hot flashes and […]

Coalition Report

by Brad Walker
Big Rivers & Sustainability Director,
Coalition For The Environment

Should Our Trade Policy Ensure Greed Trumps Good?

A new trade agreement that has been negotiated in secret for seven years called the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP began to emerge out of the shadows last month. The few, leaked portions of the TPP have enraged citizens […]

Eagle Days Festival Returns To Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, Jan. 18-19

Visitors are invited to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers at any time during Eagle Days on the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM on January 18 and 19. On both days, an educational program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary, featuring a live eagle, is repeated […]

Eating Healthy After The Holidays

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

It’s that time of year again – everyone is trying to lose the inevitable holiday weight that lingers after the celebrations are over. Thanksgiving and the other holidays that follow are times of feasting and indulgence. If you want to get back to clean eating, […]

Get Healthy & Go Green At The Natural Living Expo March 30 In Webster Groves

The Healthy Planet magazine is hosting its 27th Natural Living Expo Sunday, March 30, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 E. Glendale Road, 63119 (I-44 at Elm Avenue) in Webster Groves.

The Spring Expo will include more than 65 exhibit booths offering a variety of eco-friendly, healthy and natural […]

Growing Green Awards

Honoring People + Organizations Transforming the Built Environment

By Jen Kissinger,
Growing Green Award Planning Committee

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Growing Green Awards! U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter is excited to host our 6th Annual Growing Green awards to celebrate and recognize people, organizations, institutions and companies that are transforming our built […]

Healthy “Life” Resources

With Chaplain Paul

2014, Here We Come!

Over the past several months I have worked with many people who are improving the quality of their health and wellbeing by addressing the toxic issues in their lives and making major changes. As part of the process they all develop a Wellness Plan of Care to implement into their […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

January 11 & 13
Threats to Dirt!
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 1/11 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 1/13 at 8:00 p.m. Sarah Heyman and Teresa Morris discuss the importance of root systems diversity and microorganisms for soil. How does adding chemicals for crop yields deplete physical and biological potentials? How do concrete […]

Include Your Pets in New Year Resolutions

Dr. Ava Frick, DVM, CAC

The top New Year resolutions for people include losing weight and exercising more. Statistic and surveys have shown that people who exercise with their pets will stick to a program more successfully than if they are doing it for themselves alone.

Obesity is the most commonly recognized nutritional problem in dogs. Obesity […]

Learn The Art of Beekeeping

by Cassandra Hage, Beekeeper

Five years ago, I came across a flyer that would change my life. It promoted the idea of learning how to “make your own honey,” which I realize now is silly – the bees to all of the work!

A blossoming DIY-er and urban homesteader, I saw the workshop as an opportunity to […]

Naturally Boost Your Energy!

by Amy K Davis, M.D.

“Fatigue” is the most common complaint that I hear from patients. It can vary from tired to full blown exhaustion, often accompanied by poor endurance, brain fog and irritability. The challenge to treating Fatigue is that it can come from so many potential sources.
By breaking down the potential causes we find […]

Nature Wisdom

with Pat Tuholske, Naturalist

Fire In Wood

In the depth of the winter season, we burn wood every day. We heat our home with a wood stove. I prepare meals on our wood-burning cook stove. In high summer months, friends gather around enjoying bonfire and story. We drum and sing around ceremonial fires. I have huddled by […]

Publisher’s Corner: Another Year Gone By

New Year is the time of change. The calendar, the season and for many people, too. When I think about change, a Wayne Dyer quote comes to mind, “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change.” Dr. Dyer has written many self-empowerment books over the years, transforming from […]

Seeds Of A Dream Garden

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

In January gardeners begin to feel the pull of springtime and summer gardening. Dreams of the upcoming gardening season start when seed catalogs arrive in the mailbox or email inbox. The photos and descriptions pull at the heart and plant themselves in the visions of the soon-to-be here gardening season.

I like to […]

Self-Improvement Tips For The New Year

Learning to Love Ourselves…
Whitney Houston’s song plays in my mind from time to time. In a world searching for heroes or something to believe in outside of ourselves, we forget that the “Greatest Love of All” is inside of each of us. Spend time finding ways to be gentle with yourself, to love yourself. It […]

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 Garden In Winter

By Cindy Gilberg

Winter is a time for both looking at the year past and towards the new year. As the leaves and temperature drop, a whole new appearance to the landscape is revealed. Take advantage of this time to reflect on the garden in winter—is it visually exciting? Does it have color and interesting forms? […]