Articles from ‘June 2018’ Issue

12th Annual St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival Returns To Forest Park July 14

By Troika Brodsky
Executive Director, St. Louis Brewers Guild

St. Louis, which was recently named the nations’ “best beer scene” by USA Today, is gearing up to host its premier beer event, The 12th Annual St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival, Saturday, July 14, 2 to 6 pm at the Grand Basin in Forest Park. The Heritage Festival […]

2018 Native Of The Year: Missouri Primrose

By Abby Lapides
Sugar Creek Gardens

A cherished Missouri native perennial, Missouri Primrose, Oenothera, boasts brilliant 3-5” cup shaped yellow flowers. They begin to appear in late spring and continue into early fall. Each delightful softly fragrant blossom only lasts one day, usually opening in late afternoon and remaining until the following morning. Stunning winged 2-3” seed […]

2018 Pond-O-Rama Set For June 23-24

The St. Louis Water Garden Society will present its 18th annual water garden and pond tour, Pond-O-Rama, Saturday, June 23and Sunday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The 2018 tour has 33 private gardens owned and maintained by Society members.

Tickets covering both days of the tour are $15 each and are […]

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 June 2018


Through June 22
Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Center in St. Charles; for info, call 636-255-0270 or visit www.foundryartcentre.org.

Through August 11
Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 3716 Washington; for info, call or visit www.pulitzerarts.org.

June 1-August 12
Playable, […]

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

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

“Juliet, Juliet, wherefore art thou?”
In the Glen of Forest Park, June 1-24, of course!

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis opens its 18th year with the beloved Romeo and Juliet, directed by Elena Araoz, critically acclaimed New York-based director of opera and theater. Said Araoz, “Romeo and Juliet is such a timely story for […]

Better Buildings Through Benchmarking

By Johanna Schweiss, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator,
U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter

These days, our ability to collect and analyze data is revolutionizing our lives. A fitbit can remind me to move and tell me details about my sleep. A budgeting app can remind me that I probably should hold off on a big […]

Braces vs. Adjustments: Teeth & Spines Take Time To Realign Properly

By Dr. Brenda Kingen

Why do people accept that braces take months/years to fix crooked teeth, but assume ONE adjustment should fix a lifetime of subluxated vertebra?

Anyone who has ever had braces knows how long it can take to move teeth. That perfect smile doesn’t just happen. An orthodontist slowly applies pressure to move the teeth […]

Coalition Report: Where’s The Hope

By Heather B. Navarro
Executive Director, Missouri Coalition for the Environment

I’ve been an environmentalist as long as I can remember. I know the term can turn some people off, but to me, it’s the only way I know to describe how fiercely committed I am to protecting our natural resources and the right for all people to […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

Not Perfect

I stopped into Scheidt Hardware, a practical institution in Maplewood MO, for my weekly purchase: two dozen eggs from the free-range chickens on a nearby farm. Fresh and local, buying these brown eggs is one way I strive to live Green.

“You know about recycling,” said Ben, one of the owners. “What can […]

Environmental Toxic Chemicals & Mysterious Illness: A Tale of Two Leukemia Patients

By Simon Yu, MD

Synthetic petro-chemical production has been exploding since the 1940’s, along with an epidemic rise in chronic illnesses with a multitude of symptoms including fatigue, memory loss, anxiety/depression, brain fog, allergies, food intolerance, body aches and other undiagnosed mysterious illnesses. There has also been a steady rise in allergies, asthma, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia, […]

Healthy Breath In The Garden and Forest

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Breathe in, gardens and forests heal us. Breathe out, healing takes place. The simple act of breathing in and breathing out while surrounded by gardens and trees, enhances the health and healing of our body chemistry and immune system.

Research on Forest Medicine began in Japan in the early 2000s. Today Japanese universities […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

June 2
Green Living Festival at Missouri Botanical Garden
Local vendors, conversations and demos of green and sustainable options will fill the lovely grounds of the Kemper Center for Home Gardening on Saturday June 2, when the Green Living Festival returns to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Whatever your Green interests, you’ll find something useful and inspiring at […]

How Functional Medicine Lab Testing Differs From Traditional Blood Work

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

We frequently get asked about the various types of testing we utilize at The Institute of Natural Health, so I would like to take this opportunity to explain why functional medicine laboratory testing is such an integral and essential part of your work up. It helps us get a clear picture […]

Inaugural Taste of Vegan Fest Set For June 9 At St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley

The first Health and Wellness Taste of Vegan Festival is happening here in St. Louis June 9 at Florissant Valley Community College (3400 Pershall Road Ferguson, MO, Ferguson, Missouri 63135) from 11am to 7pm. With this exciting free, family friendly event we intend to give our neighbors and families the necessary tools and information to […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Communities Rise Up To Drawdown Carbon

By Tom Braford

Did you know that there are 10,000 buildings on the City of St. Louis’ demolition list?
On May 10, this Community rose up to be sure the 110-year-old historic buildings of the Arizmendi Ecovillage do not meet that fate.

We are grateful to the City’s Board of Building Appeals for generously giving us a reprieve.

It […]

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Blockbuster Summer Exhibit Flora Borealis Opens June 29

Tickets are now on sale for the Missouri Botanical Garden’s summer exhibit, Flora Borealis. This nighttime multimedia experience will feature cinematic projection mapping, interactive lighting, and a custom soundscape. The evening only event will feature food and drink sales in the Garden’s newly tented beer garden, as well as live music. Flora Borealis runs June […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske,

The Silver Leafed Artemisia

As an early morning thunder storm rages on, I pause in my gardening work to share with you some of my favorite plants and their namesake. With foliage the color of the moon, the silver leafed Artemisia genus has a long history as an aromatic, medicinal, ornamental, edible and ceremonial […]

Plan Now For Green Living Festival At Missouri Botanical Garden June 2

A Full Fun Day of Sustainable Lifestyle Options
Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Missouri Botanical Garden

By Jean Ponzi

What energy-saving actions will work best where you live?

How can you reduce waste through reusing, recycling and composting?

How can plants grow healthier practices for you, and for our environment?

Local vendors, conversations and demos of options like […]

Publisher’s Corner: It’s All Happening in June, Whew!

June could just possibly be my favorite month. There is so much going on like the Shakespeare Festival in Forest Park, the Green Living Festival at Missouri Botanical Garden, the First Health and Wellness Taste of Vegan Festival, the Sustainable Backyard Tour and the 18th Annual Pond-O-Rama. Whew. No wonder people leave town in July […]

St. Louis VegFest Set For Aug. 4 At World’s Fair Pavilion

Vegans, vegetarians and conscious eaters of all types have been flocking to vegan festivals all over the world for years. Now, St. Louis is getting its first ever VegFest!

All are welcome to join us on August 4 from 11am-8pm at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park (1904 Concourse Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110) for this […]

Stay Lung Healthy When Outdoors This Summer

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

Our lungs are always hard at work. In just one day, a healthy person breathes nearly 25,000 times. For those with lung ailments, each and every breath can be a challenge, particularly when the air they breathe is unhealthy.

Many areas in the United States produce enough ozone during the […]

Striving Toward A Pawsitively Fear-Free Veterinary Visit

By Teresa Garden, DVM

There is a growing trend in veterinary medicine to provide a more relaxed atmosphere for our furry patients. This is a good thing. Many pet owners tend to skip routine veterinary care because their pet is scared to death to be in a carrier, scared of the car ride, or scared of […]

Sustainable Backyard Tour Set For June 10

By Terry Winkelmann

Once upon a time, it was normal to see laundry lines strung across backyards, patches of tomatoes and peppers, an apple tree or two, and grapes on the garage. Composting was not the complicated process it’s often viewed as today — it’s just what you did with your kitchen scraps, if you had […]

The Art of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Resistance: Realigning the Power Balance in Your Relationship

Visit the Web for a complete list of my services — www.ChristineKniffen.com

Have you ever found yourself giving away the power in your relationships? By this I mean a pattern of becoming overly focused on your romantic relationships and losing your independence to some degree. […]

Travel Options For Pets This Summer

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

School is over and guess what, families like to start traveling ASAP!!! For pets not joining the adventure, I encourage pet owners to discuss one or more options with their veterinarian.

Commercials kennels can be great. Nonetheless, they can be costly and stressful to your beloved pets. It is important to visit […]

Wake Up! The Truth About Sleep… It’s Not Overrated! (Part 1)

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

As we move from spring into the summer months, the days are longer, the temperatures are warmer, and many of us stay up later in the evening. No doubt, these seasons are more expansive than the fall and winter months that are conversely more contractive. But […]

What Are Your Symptoms Telling You?

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

Functional Medicine identifies the Root Cause of disease, and recognizes that symptoms manifest and provide clues to the underlying cause. The symptoms experienced provide key information to help identify and treat the root cause.

Symptoms that correlate with digestion and the gut microbiome are among the most common. They provide us with […]