Articles from ‘June 2013’ Issue

Artful Happenings


Through June 15
Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington; for info, visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Through June 15
Norton’s Fine Art & Framing, 2025 S. Big Bend; for info, visit www.nortonsfineart.com.

Through June 21
Photographic search by Jeff […]

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

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Meet Me In Brussels, Meet Me At The Fair

There’s a fascinating exhibition, “Lost and Found,” at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles through June 21. It strikes a particularly personal and coincidental chord with me this month.

A couple of years ago at a consignment shop, Jeff Phillips found more than […]

Ask The Herb Lady

With Cathy Schram

Herbal Remedies For PMS & Colic

Q: My 17 year old daughter has PMS every month, and I’m not sure what I can do for her. She is extremely moody and complains of breast tenderness. I don’t want her to start taking hormones. What can she do?

A: I highly recommend Evening Primrose Oil (EPO). […]

Benefits of Owning A Water Feature

Enhanced landscaping improves property value, and water features make your property stand out from the rest. A fountain in the front yard provides curb appeal, while a backyard pond increases a home’s value much like a deck or patio. The sound of a water feature drowns out noise from traffic or neighbors. In addition, water […]

Bone Up on Calcium for Strong Bones

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

We’ve all heard by now that getting enough calcium and vitamin D in our diets is important for building and maintaining strong bones, and these nutrients play other vital roles in keeping our bodies healthy. Growing up, you were probably told to drink your milk […]

Coalition Report

by Kathleen Logan Smith
Director of Environmental Policy Coalition For The Environment

Let’s Take Ownership for a Healthier Region: Two Top Ten Lists

Here’s what we know:
About 40,000 tons of radioactively contaminated nuclear weapons waste (Uranium-235, Thorium, Thallium, and dozens of other radionuclides) were dumped in the northern portion of the West Lake Landfill on St. Charles Rock […]

Digital X-rays for Biological Dentistry

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

Dentistry has witnessed some incredible advances over the years that have improved the ability of our profession to deliver a higher quality of care for our patients. Several examples include the air driven dental drill, light-cured composites for dental filling materials, and the intra-oral camera which offers the […]

Do These Essential Oils Work?

by Donna Langenbacher

It was the Saturday before Easter my son Craig and daughter Monica were riding horses. Because one them got his feet stuck in the mud while trying to climb the hill he bucked throwing Monica head first over the front of him. She remembered landing on her head and watching her feet coming […]

Earthworms’ Castings

with Jean Ponzi


After a deliciously long, slow, cool and (thankfully drought-relieving) wet Spring of 2013, we find ourselves smack into Summer – the Cooling Season.

Energy use in our region’s climate jacks up when air conditioning units kick on. Utility bills skyrocket. Electrical production ramps up to meet the increased demand – with peak demand times […]

Exercise and Air Quality: Finding A Healthy Balance

Article courtesy of the St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership

As temperatures rise you’re more likely to see walkers, runners and bikers on the roads. Dumping the gym for the great outdoors seems like the right thing to do, but some risks are involved this time of year. Exercising on poor air quality days has been linked […]


Through June

Circus Flora Soars To The Moon For Its 27th Big Top Production
St. Louis’ own one-ring circus announces an all-new show, A Trip to the Moon, channeling Georges Melies’ iconic film, May 30 – June 23.
In its 27th big top production, St. Louis’ own Circus Flora goes where no circus has gone before: to the moon. […]

Healthy Life Resources: Navigating the Uncharted Emotions of Grief…

<h3>Grief: A Hole in the Soul</h3>

with Chaplain Paul

At a Hospice Volunteer training class I asked the people in the audience, “How would you define grief?”
They were quiet for a moment, and then there were several responses:
“Dealing with loss. Feeling alone.”
“Walking through the valley of the shadow
of death.”
“Yes,” I said. “You all are certainly describing the […]

How Your Stomach Affects Chronic Health Conditions

by Dr. Adam Hughes

Supporting chronic health conditions is complex; there are many pieces to the puzzle. If the body and its parts don’t work in unison, an array of health problems can occur. These problems have a drastic effect on the individual’s health especially if suffering from a chronic health condition. The traditional medical model […]

New Book Helps Children Understand Dynamics Of Environmental Topics

Award winning Author, Tanille Edwards, MBA, ignites green in her latest children’s book “Go Go Green”, a step-by-step guide on the topic of how children can participate in saving the environment. Go Go Green offers scientific information and applicable tips that make going “Green” easy and fun for children. Illustrated using dynamic, colorful, cartoon like […]

New Love — Easy Care & Water Saving Succulents

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

Falling in love with plants is the reason all gardeners garden. A plant’s beauty and gifts, whether food for the soul or body, captures our hearts and leads us on our garden journeys. There is always room in a gardener’s heart for more plants.

A type of plant I never gave much thought […]

Parasite Medication Usage Disclaimer: Invisible, Inaudible, Intangible, Immeasurable Parasites

by Simon Yu, M.D.

Parasites are difficult to detect from a stool test unless there is an acute full blown infection. The stool test has been considered a gold standard test for over 100 years for parasite evaluation. If there are no parasites or parasite eggs detected, we are told there are no parasite problems. However, […]

Piccione Pastry: Authentic Italian Desserts In The Loop

by Leah O’Donnell
Healthy Planet Lifestyles Editor

Start a new tradition by visiting St. Louis’ one-of-a-kind Italian pastry shop, Piccione Pastry. Just one bite of the “made from scratch” Italian desserts offered here and the tradition will become one to share with family, friends, co-workers, out of town guests, and of course a frequent treat for yourself. […]

Pond-O-Rama Set For June 22 & 23 with Numerous Ponds On Tour

Lewis and Clark Boathouse and Nature Center on 2013 Pond-O-Rama Tour

The St. Louis Water Gardening Society’s Pond-O-Rama will include an important part of Missouri history in its 2013 pond and garden tour—the Lewis and Clark Boathouse and Nature Center in St. Charles. The museum exhibits, which tell the story of the great westward exploration, attempt to […]

Prickly Pear

by Cindy Gilberg

In June, the large and delicate yellow flowers of our native prickly pear cactus (Opuntia humifusa) appear at the tips of its rounded ‘pads’, or leaves. After attracting many native bees that come to collect pollen and nectar, oblong red fruit ripens—which is the “pear” part of this unusual hardy succulent. Species of […]

Publisher’s Corner

Fatherhood, the Best Job in the World…
(Except maybe for Grandfatherhood)

June is known for perhaps the best weather of the year in St. Louis, that first (or second or third) trip to Ted Drewes, and of course Father’s Day. I was thinking of writing a column about being a father, but instead have opted for a […]

Seasonal Allergies Are Upon Us In June Seasonal Allergies Are Upon Us In June

by Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Allergies occur in our pets when their immune system is reacting to chemicals or compounds that have entered the body by any number of pathways. Your vet may use the term ‘ATOPY’, to describe recurring allergic responses by your family pets. These compounds, referred to as ‘allergens’, can enter the body […]

St. Louis Celebrates Local Brewers At 7th Annual Heritage Festival June 14-15

Festival Moves Back to Forest Park, Addition of New Breweries

For beer lovers looking to toast St. Louis’ rich brewing tradition this summer, the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival – presented by the St. Louis Brewers Guild – will return to Forest Park June 14 & 15, bringing together thousands of adults to enjoy a variety […]

St. Louis Composting Draws Big Crowd

During Compost Awareness Week In May

St. Louis Composting encouraged gardeners from across the bi-state area to join in celebrating International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), on May 11 at their 3rd Annual “Give Compost a GROW at Home” workshop! The 2013 ICAW theme was “Compost… Nature’s Way to Grow!” and planned activities spanned the globe with […]

Summer Camp Guide

Saint Louis Science Center Summer Science Blast
Get ready to have a blast! Sign up for Summer Science Blast at the Saint Louis Science Center and find amazing summer adventures. Learn to fly a real airplane. Design and build your own robot. Build and launch your very own rocket! Explore the science behind cooking and more! […]

The Amazing Holographic System of Healing with Command Points

by Adam Lehman, En.K.

Isn’t it amazing that the Asian healing systems of thousands of years ago were so far ahead of their time that they used principles that are only now being understood? As an example, principles that showed an awareness of the functions of hormones and neurotransmitters and ways of balancing them to bring […]

The Doggie Diarrhea Days Of Summer

by Teresa Garden, DVM

Our pets tend to spend more time outside enjoying summer’s pleasant weather as do their human counter-parts. This allows them the opportunity to commit the crime of “dietary indiscretion”. Dietary indiscretion is a broad term encompassing such felonious behavior as consuming dead things (think road kill), decomposing things (trash, garbage, mulch, compost), […]

The Power Of Letting Go

By Dorothy Tomasic, M.A.
Certified EPT Works Practitioner

We are empowered when we let go of what no longer serves us. At times, it can be a mystery knowing what to let go of and how. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could begin our life journey fully equipped with an instruction manual for our parents and […]