Articles from ‘July 2012’ Issue

ArtFul Happenings



June 30-August 11
Architectural photography by Keith Mosier; opening reception, 6-10 p.m.; $10 donation at door benefits Food Outreach; PHD Gallery, 2300 Cherokee; for info, visit www.phdstl.com.

July 6-August 9
Opening reception, 6-8 p.m.; Framations, 218 N. Main in St. Charles; for info, call 636-724-8313 or visit www.framations.com.

July 13-19

ArtFul Living

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

July Defines “Summer.” Say “July” and thoughts of summer relaxation come to mind.

No school for kids, maybe a lightened work schedule for adults. The pace is slower with al fresco dinners or morning coffee on the porch. The days are long and the dress […]

Ask The Herb Lady

Ask The Herb Lady With Cathy Burkemper

Probiotics after Antibiotics and Natural Help for Healthy Nails

Q: I just finished a round of antibiotics and my doctor recommended that I supplement with some probiotics. How long should I do this?
A: I am so happy to hear that your doctor suggested probiotics, aka friendly flora. Whenever you […]

Can You Answer Life’s Big Questions?

Can You Answer Life’s Big Questions?
What’s Next? Where Am I Going? How Can I Get There?

by Shannon Casey Falkenstein
Executive & Career Coach

“Figure out who you are; then do it on purpose.” –Dolly Parton

What will your life look like in September? Can you imagine smelling the first crisp scent of fall and realizing that another summer has […]

City of Clayton Demonstrates How Municipalities Can Go Green

Article courtesy of the St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership

Nationwide, as communities look for ways to reduce their environmental footprint, the City of Clayton is serving as a model for municipalities in the St. Louis region.

Clayton’s efforts to go green began in 1997 when the city established its Ecology and Environmental Awareness Committee (EEAC), a […]

Coalition Report

by Kathleen Logan Smith
Executive Director; Missouri Coalition For The Environment

Summer: Here’s Your Chance to Get In

Stepping into a spring-fed stream on a Missouri summer day demands fortitude as hot skin meets icy cold water. Gasping for breath, easing into the water only prolongs the discomfort. Children have the right idea, just dive in. Ahhh. Seriously. […]

Dental Ozone: Simple, Safe and Effective

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

As a dentist, working in the oral cavity can certainly create some interesting challenges. We are constantly fighting a battle with infections that are found in the soft tissue and/or the underlining bone structures. These infections can come from bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.

Conventional methods have taught us […]

Easy Ways To Eat More Fruits & Veggies

by Kari Hartel, RD, LD

Program Coordinator, Cooking Matters, Operation Food Search

Summer is upon us and there is an abundance of fresh produce available in stores, farmers’ markets and possibly your own backyard if you’re lucky enough to have your own garden. What better time to enjoy the delicious flavors of fresh fruits and vegetables than […]

Ferguson Non-profit Buys and Preserves 129-year-old Organic Farm

EarthDance creates a model for land conservation and organic farming education

When someone “buys the farm,” it’s not usually cause for excitement.

But when Molly Rockamann of EarthDance and Ron Coleman of The Open Space Council walked out of a title office on Thursday, May 24, they were elated. The Ferguson-based non-profit EarthDance purchased the Mueller Farm […]

Healthful Travel Advice For Summer Family Vacations

by Jim Meyer, Nutrition Specialist
University of Missouri Extension

Spring and summer months are the perfect time to squeeze in a family vacation. Too often, however, we return from our travels feeling exhausted and weary from an “unfit” vacation. The reasons are many: overeating, trying to log too many miles, sporadic sleep schedules and too little exercise.

Here […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

Through August 19
Missouri Botanical Garden; 314-577-5100 or visit www.mobot.org/lanternfestival.

July 6
First Friday: Cooking on the Nanoscale
At St. Louis Science Center
6 pm – 10 pm. Watch as Chef Jones, an instructor at L’Ecole Culinaire, turns carrots into caviar through the spherification process, deconstructs champagne, bakes an angel food cake in 60 seconds and uses liquid nitrogen […]

Hormone Issues?

by Dr. Alethea Eller

She sat across from me at my desk for a new patient consultation. She was a lovely woman in her 50’s and she began telling me why she had come in. Her face turned red. She calmly removed layers of clothing while continuing to tell her story. She gently blotted her face […]

Nature Wisdom

with Pat Tuholske; Naturalist

The Enchanted Forest

I am a forest walker. I feel most at home in an Ozark forest. When I visit ocean or desert, I often hear a deep calling to find a forest and wander the lush green depths. The realm of the forest is in my blood and bones. As I wind […]

One Way To Throw A Wonderful Wedding

by J.B. Lester, Father of the Bride
Publisher, The Healthy Planet magazine
photos by Mia Ulmer, Birchtree Studio

June 2, 2012 was the day my first-born daughter Natalie got married to a good young man named Ben. The Pettys are now pulling up stakes and taking their two-person act to Kansas City where they will continue on with […]

Parasite Guy on UFO and FUO: Aliens and Parasites

by Simon Yu, MD

Unknown to most Missourians, Missouri had a close encounter with UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) and aliens near Cape Girardeau before the famous Roswell incident happened in New Mexico in 1947. The source of the information was from one of my patients who is a university librarian who recently gave me a copy […]

Pet Owners Beware! Summer Heat Can Prove Life Threatening for Your Beloved Pet!

by Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

We all love to share summer adventures in the sun with our beloved companions, but please beware!Dogs wear a coat of fur 24/7 and they lack the ability to sweat over their body surface, making them especially vulnerable to excess heat build-up and possibly, complete life threatening heat stroke.And worse yet, […]

Photo Meditations in the Garden

story & photos by Linda Wiggen Kraft

Parts of my garden are on sabbatical this year, or should I say this gardener is partially on sabbatical. My front gardens are lovely, the back ones are not. There are large areas of bare scorched earth and neglected weeds. An invasive groundcover (green agepodium) has crept into two […]

Publisher’s Corner

Salute To Indie Business

Every July 4 we celebrate our nation’s independence with fireworks, cotton candy, parades and flag waving. I started thinking about what it takes to be independent — the trials and hardships of going it on your own without ties to someone or something else providing safety, security and most of all finances. […]

Sisters Establish Memorial Fund In Memory of Their Father

Joseph P. Kearney Memorial Heart Fund
to benefit Mercy Heart & Vascular Hospital

Sisters Colleen Rohm, Cady Warnecke and Jody Capdeboscq announced the establishment of the Joseph P. Kearney Memorial Heart Fund. The Fund was created in memory of their father, Joseph P. Kearney, who passed away on June 10, 2011, from heart disease. All proceeds from […]

Sleepless in St. Louis

Article Courtesy of Wellness Alternatives

Does sleep elude you? Are you fatigued? In a 2009 survey, 66% of patients reported they were not sleeping well. One in three believes sleep problems affected their ability to enjoy work and life. 6 of every 10 Americans experience chronic sleep disturbances or insomnia more than 4 days a week. […]

The Art of Relating

The Art of Relating
with Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW,
Therapist & Relationship Coach

Their Cheating Isn’t About You!

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People cheat. We may not like it, but it’s a reality. Plenty of people have felt the […]

The Gluten Enigma

by Gretchen Inman

Three million Americans have celiac disease and the counts are on the rise with over 18 million with gluten sensitivity. The continued emergence of people afflicted with some sort of sensitivity or full blown intolerance to gluten is slowly becoming an epidemic. As a food lover I could not imagine being restricted to […]

The Hip Bone’s Connected to the Leg Bone

The Hip Bone’s Connected to the Leg Bone

by Dr. Joseph F. Unger, Jr. DC., F.I.C.S.

As the lyrics of a famous old song go, the bones comprising our skeletal structure are connected. But that’s only part of the story. In fact, everything in our bodies is connected. It is truly difficult to comprehend or […]

Visit the Embassy Suites St. Louis Hotel And Adjacent Laurel Apartments July 10

The local U.S. Green Building Council, along with the developer, investors, rehabbers, architects and apartment dwellers of Embassy Suites downtown and the adjacent Laurel Apart-ments are hosting a giant open house on July 10. Between 5:30 and 6:15 PM, complimentary PI pizza and beverages will be served. A brief overview of […]

Volunteers Needed as YMCA Book Fair Rapidly Approaches

Thousands of St. Louis area residents have been finding new friends in old books at the YMCA Bookfair for 33 years, and that tradition continues August 17-22, 2012 at the Kennedy Recreation Complex.

Started in 1978 by a group of dedicated Y volunteers, the YMCA Bookfair has grown into a massive, six-day event for book lovers. […]

White Roofs Are Green, Energy-Efficient & Cool!

White Roofs Are Green, Energy-Efficient & Cool!

White Caps, Green Collars LLC is making St. Louis an even cooler place to live! Established in April 2009, we’re a local, woman-owned business devoted to painting flat roofs white in order to save energy and money, create green-collar jobs, and make our community and environment healthier and more […]

Why Do So Many People Have Allergies These Days?

by Jason Sibert

In years past, it was the pasty-faced, sickly kid in class that had all the allergies. Today it seems everyone is allergic to something – peanut butter, animals, pollen, dust, grass, and even the air we breathe.

Why are allergies on the increase in the United States?
Approximately 54 percent of the population suffers from […]

Your body is talking to you: Recognize and Heal The Pain

by Carolyn Baker
Transformational Healer

I find that people with busy schedules who don’t have time to think about themselves are the ones who ignore the pain until they can’t move. Most people with this lifestyle come to see me with complaints like, “I have had the headache for about a week”, or “My back has been […]