Articles from ‘July 2018’ Issue

2018 Summer Beer Guide

2nd Shift Brewing

4 Hands Brewing Company
4 Hands Brewing Company, located in the LaSalle Park neighborhood, will provide the craft beer enthusiast a handcrafted portfolio inspired by the American craft movement that pushes the limits of creativity. They have 6 year round beers , a large variety of seasonal offerings and a barrel aged beer program. […]

ARTful Happenings July 2018


Through July 12
Framations Art Gallery, 218 N. Main in St. Charles; for info, call 636- 724-8313 or visit www.framations.com.

Through July 27
Bruno David Gallery, 7513 Forsyth; for info, call 314-696-2377 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Through September 8
THE […]

ArtFul Living

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

Random, but ARTful, this Summer…

It’s summer in St. Louis. The Muny is in full swing and there are outdoor concerts all over the region, plus quite a few other ARTful, random things. But isn’t that what summer is all about? It’s a time […]

Coalition Report

By Melissa Vatterott,
Food and Farm Director Missouri Coalition for the Environment

Do You Eat Food? Why The Farm Bill Matters & You Should Care!

The United States doesn’t grow enough fruits and vegetables to feed every American a healthy diet based on nutrition guidelines established by the Department of Agriculture. Every five years, Congress rewrites […]

Colonial Village Strives To Be A Wellness-Focused Pharmacy

By Dr. Steve Zielinski, Pharm.D, FACA

became the owner of Colonial Village Pharmacy on April 1, 2016. As I transitioned from the Director of Pharmacy Services at CenterPointe Hospital to an entrepreneur, I was able to achieve one of my life long goals of owning a pharmacy. Within the first year, both doctor offices behind me […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi


Mama Robin was set on building her nest in the curve of our downspout.

Despite its corrugated form, the pipe from the roof outside Dale’s studio proved too slick to hold her stuff. For more than a week, birdy building supplies just dropped to the ground, littering that end of our home with stringy […]

Healthy Planet Fall Expo Set For September 30 In Webster Groves Exhibitor Spaces Now Open For Reservations

The Healthy Planet magazine invites everyone to come celebrate the first week of Autumn at its 36th Natural Living Expo, Sunday, September 30, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 East Glendale Road in Webster Groves.
More than 50 exhibitors will share information, goods and services pertaining to health, wellness and […]

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

Beginning in July
Women Needed For A Research Study at Washington University
The purpose of the study is to understand the effect of the dietary supplement “Nicotinamide mononucleotide” (NMN) on metabolic health. You might qualify if you: are female between 55-75 years old and do not have diabetes. This study involves: weekly visits (for at least 2 […]

International Living Future Institute Launches Local Collaborative

By Eva Klein, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Intern

Sustainability is a matter of inclusion. Almost by definition this describes the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), a forward thinking non-profit whose name, programs, and initiatives clearly show that inclusive orientation is at their core. Not only does ILFI seek to reduce humans’ negative impact, or footprint, on the […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Extreme Temperatures & Community: What’s The Connection?

By Tom Braford

We have come to expect temperature spikes in July and August, but last month’s early heatwave in St Louis has a lot of people asking the questions, “Are longer, hotter summers in St Louis, along with frequent polar vortex, arctic temperature dips in the winter, the new normal?” “Is there anything we can […]

Many Options Available to Help Reduce Auto Emissions

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

Now that the prime of summer has reached us, the importance of keeping the region’s air clean is at an all-time high. The Clean Air Partnership, along with several other organizations, helps play a significant role in raising awareness about all the ways people in the St. Louis region […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske,

Animal as Spiritual Ally

I am in a large field watching the setting sun with a group of people. Suddenly, at the end of the field an enormous orange snake pops his head up out of a spring and searches the field with penetrating eyes. He spies me. With incredible speed, he leaps out […]

Parasites Without Borders at the White Man’s Graveyard: Asymmetric Paradox of Bacterial, Fungal and Animals Parasites

By Simon Yu, MD

Parasites have no borders. They can run, swim, fly, and time travel, becoming the kingpin of the evolutionary process of the Tree of Life. They can travel the Silk Road, sail the Pacific Ocean, or fly in a first class Dreamliner Boeing 777 or jumbo Airbus 380. Parasites do not discriminate […]

Publisher’s Corner: Summer of 1971

The Best of Times, The Worst Of Times

Forty seven years ago this summer, I was working as an adult psychiatric worker (APW) at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. A fellow APW named Dennis, asked if I wanted to accompany him to Cadiz, Spain to visit his brother. Being 19 years old, with a keen sense of wanderlust, I […]

Stem Cell Therapy is The New Breakthrough in Medicine

By Dr. Raj Banerjee

Our Advanced Healing Stem Cell Therapies Overcome Pain & Chronic Conditions

When you have pain in your back, hips, shoulders and knees you cannot get a good nights sleep, and can miss out on so many things that life has to offer, like playing with your grandkids, taking a walk on the beach […]

Summer Heat Concerns For Your Pets

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Summertime 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 can take […]

The Art of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

How Vulnerable Are You?

It’s one of the most common complaints I hear from the individuals that come to my office for Relationship Coaching sessions. “Why do I keep finding people that are emotionally unavailable every time I try to have a relationship?” I hear the resounding chorus, “I don’t know that […]

The Five “Rs” of Gut Health Remove, Replace, Reinoculate, Repair and Rebalance Framework

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

Optimal function of the digestive system is critical to health. Problems within the gut can cause more than just stomachaches, gas, bloating or diarrhea. GI issues may be the root of chronic health problems including autoimmune diseases, skin problems, fatigue, headaches and heart disease. How can we correct what’s gone wrong […]

The Myth of Diagnosis

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Many people mistakenly believe that if you know the name of your disease, you know what’s wrong with you. This myth is pervasive throughout medicine, and it is THE single biggest obstacle to changing the way we do things and finding the answers to our health problems.

The problem is simply this—we […]

The Native Network = Balance Of Nature

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

A garden is not only plants, it is a network of life forms and forces. It is the community, communication and communing of plants, insects, birds, soil, sun, rain and all parts of the ecosystem called garden. Each part is in relationship. The strongest relationships are those that give life and support […]

Thermal Imaging – A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words…

By Linda Spradling

Medical Thermography is Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging or “DITI”. A set of thermographic photos is taken measuring temperature patterns and abnormal variations in the body. These photos capture temperature readings sensitive to .01 degree, at a per pixel level. The images are then sent to Certified Medical doctors, specializing in DITI, who interpret […]

Wake Up! The Truth About Sleep… (Part 2)

By Jon P. Frieda, VP Marketing and Sales for Neels Pharmacy

One of the fastest growing segments of the pharmaceutical industry is the prescription sleep medication market. Recent statistics indicate that in the last decade, prescription sleep medication use nearly doubled for the 20-44 year old age group, and rose nearly 85% for children aged […]