Articles from ‘July 2010’ Issue

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 […]

ArtFul Happenings



Through August 18


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


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

July 11- […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Earthworms’ Castings

By Jean Ponzi



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, […]

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 […]

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 […]


New Haven Farmers Market

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


Thursdays at 4 pm until dusk



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 […]

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 […]

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, […]


With Craig Jung

Healthy Planet Green Living Editor



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 […]

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.



Center of […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 & […]

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 […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske


 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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


With Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW,

Therapist & Relationship Coach






Check out this month’s radio show lineup…

July 5th: Home Before Dark

July 12th: The House at Royal Oak

July 19th: The Juice Lady’s Turbo Diet

July 26th: Scent of the Missing

Where: www.christinekniffen.com….

then click the link to the show

When: listen live Monday nights at 7 pm

or download the […]

The Clayton EPA Green Power Community Challenge Striving to be First in Missouri

Leading municipalities across the nation are partnering with the EPA to become Green Power Communities (GPC.) GPCs are cities in which the local government, businesses, and residents collectively buy green power in amounts that meet targets set by the EPA.

In April, the City of Clayton Board of Alderman committed to pursuing the GPC designation by […]

The Natural Next Step – Widespread Composting

by Cassie Phillips,

Executive Director St. Louis Earth Day


Working in the environmental field, I hear a lot of folks say: “I do my part. I recycle.” Although a good start, this common concession highlights the fact that many of us may be missing the point. Over the past decade, recycling participation has drastically improved, thanks […]

The Truth About Chiropractic Its History…

Part 1 of a 3-part series



By Richard J. Davis, DC

What is chiropractic?  Webster’s dictionary defines chiropractic as “a therapeutic system in which disease is regarded as the result of neural (nerve) malfunction, and manipulation of the spinal column and other structures is the preferred treatment method”.  Chiropractors agree that the body’s natural healing process can […]

Unexplained Dental Pain Explained: Tooth Extractions, Cavitations and the Periodontal Ligament

By Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN

(Certified Clinical Nutritionist)


Removing a tooth is certainly an unfortunate event for a patient both physically and emotionally. However, having the tooth properly extracted may prevent health related complications from occurring in years to come.

There are two important steps to follow when removing a tooth: First, it is imperative to remove […]

Weight Loss and Colonics

By Cindy Caldwell


So if you are looking for a magic wand to lose weight…colonics are not it.  Some people will lose 1-2 pounds in a colonic, but it is not a drastic amount.  If you are already doing things to lose weight…changing your diet, exercising, etc, then colonics can make a big difference.

When losing weight, […]

White Roofs Becoming a “Cool” Trend In The Green Movement

Article courtesy of the St. Louis Regional

Clean Air Partnership


Is white becoming the new green? When it comes to roofs, that may now be the case, as green builders, businesses and homeowners nationwide explore the benefits of white roofs.

Because white roofs reflect incoming solar rays back to space, studies suggest that the simple act of […]