Articles from ‘July 2017’ Issue

ARTful Happenings: July 2017


Through July 20
The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee Street; for info, visit www.theluminaryarts.com.

Through August 13
Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; evenings 7-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw; for info, visit www.mobot.org/glass.

July 14
One-night exhibition, 5-8 p.m.; featuring work created at […]

ARTful Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Keep Your Summer ARTsy!

The beloved Muny is in full swing and free outdoor concerts-in-the-park abound around town. Find a complete list of July ARTful Happenings at TheHealthyPlanet.com to keep your summer ARTsy!

What’s a village to do when a May Queen is needed and the purity of their young women is in […]

Biochemical Individuality and Functional Medicine

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

Functional Medicine is focused on overall health by using personalized and system-oriented medical care. We are all truly unique in our genetic makeup and in how our environmental exposures impact us. There are two different components that contribute to biochemical individuality.

First, the genes inherited from your parents and ancestors determine physical […]

Coalition Report

By Melissa Vatterot
Food & Farm Coordinator
Missouri Coalition
for the Environment

<h3>Urban Agriculture Policy Efforts are Moving Through City Hall in St. Louis</h3>

You may recall that last summer the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition, convened by MCE, sought your input on urban agriculture activities in St. Louis. You responded and we listened! We heard […]

Cryotherapy Triggers Body’s Natural Healing Response

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Whole Body CryoTherapy is the use of a brief and intense exposure to cold that triggers the body’s natural healing process. Originally developed to treat inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis, it has been found to provide a wide range of benefits including sports recovery, improved resistance to stress, pain relief and […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

Fan Club

I’m a fan of keeping cool low-tech. All summer I rely on fans, living right here in St. Louis, where (you may have heard or read this before) my household is not air-conditioned.

This is your cue to GASP. Then please exhale with equal force, so your reaction moves some air around.

Air movement […]

Healthy Planet Guide To Resale Shops

Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique
St. Louis’ premiere designer clothing consignment store centrally located in the heart of St. Louis County.  We offer coveted designer brands including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, Jimmy Choo, Tory Burch and more.  Recognized as: Best Place to Get a Deal on Dior – Alive Magazine
“We Heart STL Best of […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

Now Through August 12
Garden of Glass
Missouri Botanical Garden is always a place of incredible natural beauty. But now through August 12, the Climatron is the setting for Garden of Glass, featuring thirty fused-glass works by Craig Mitchell Smith. View the works during the day to discover colorful glass tucked under waterfalls or nestled in greenery. […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Sim Van der Ryn

“Long before sustainability became the buzzword du jour, there was
Sim Van der Ryn, the intrepid pioneer of the eco-frontier.”

– New York Times

By Tom Braford

This New York Times headline ran many years ago, and now Sim Van der Ryn is coming right here to St Louis to seed yet another generation of eco-pioneers who are working […]

It’s A Match — Birds, Trees & More

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

For most of us, we plant trees, shrubs and other plants to bring birds, insects and other life into our gardens. But often we don’t know specifically what matches there are between plant and animal that make up the community of our gardens. Little did I know about how many birds are […]

Llywelyn’s Pubs Offer VIP Program App

At Llywelyn’s Pubs, you can enjoy Celtic food, drinks and music – and earn rewards for having a good time! There’s just one thing as rewarding as our Celtic food, specialty drinks and live music, the Llywelyn’s VIP Program.

As a member, you can enjoy:

One (1) Llywelyn’s Dollar for every $20 you spend (to be redeemed […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske, Naturalist

Essiac – A Native Herbal Remedy

Essiac, a Native Herbal Remedy, is a blend of four herbs that is the most effective alternative cancer treatment I have seen. In the over twenty years I have offered it, Essiac has helped cancer of the liver, breast, lymph system, lung, colon, prostate, skin and others. […]

Parasite Treatment Hacked by an MIT Engineer: Think Small, Dream Big for Pandemic

By Simon Yu, MD

A pandemic is coming. Time magazine’s May 15, 2017 front page cover reads, “Warning: We Are Not Ready for the Next Pandemic.” The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ranks a bird flu strain from China, H7N9, as the disease with the greatest potential to cause a pandemic – an infectious disease outbreak […]

Publisher’s Corner: Summer of Leo

July is a special month. It is the month of Leo. Yes, you guessed it, I am a Leo. In fact, all my siblings are Leos.. And for the most part, we all fit the Leo profile really well. Warmhearted, leaders, confident, sometimes ego-driven, don’t like to be told what to do and yet very […]

Summer Heat & Pets

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Summer time draws all of us out to be more active, exercising through yard work, or walking and jogging around our special haunts. It is important to understand a few points regarding our pets’ well being.

Heat stroke is one of the primary concerns we have this time of year. It […]

The Art of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Beating Addiction: The Missing Link for Success


I have spoken to many clients at length about balance. I tell them that in the absence of balance there is stress and at times chaos. The struggle against “excess” is something many of us battle to overcome. When someone leaves a holiday desert at […]

Urgency & Resolve in the Face of US Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

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

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway is deeply disappointed in the administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

Our regional green building work is now even more urgent. For over 15 years, the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter has been educating on the importance of climate action and greenhouse gas emissions reduction, supporting […]

Vehicle Idling: Myth vs Fact

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

With the heat of summer now upon us, it may be tempting to crank the A/C in the car and enjoy the cool air while idling your vehicle. Unfortunately, making the choice to idle can wreak havoc on the region’s air quality – especially during the hot summer months […]