Articles from ‘March 2017’ Issue

2017 OneSTL Regional Sustainability Summit April 5 & 6

Setting Targets for Our Shared Future

Several St. Louis area nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions and regional government partners have joined together to present a regional summit on sustainability. The theme for the event, Setting Targets for Our Shared Future, will follow multiple tracks in an effort to illustrate intersectional issues and efforts falling under the […]

2017 Summer Camp Guide

Ackermann’s Swim Program

A Sports Facility – Teaching children 4-11 the life skill of swimming and water safety for 65+ years. Family owned and operated at the same location, 1044 Curran Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Group swim lessons in 4 heated pools with different water levels for progressive safe learning. Enrollment by one or two week […]

ARTful Happenings March 2017


Through April 2
MOCRA on St. Louis University campus, 221 N. Grand; for info, call 314-977-7170 or visit www.slu.edu/mocra.

Through April 16
Contemporary Art Museum, 3750 […]

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

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

March is Women’s History Month

This year, more than ever, it’s time to put the spotlight on WOMEN in the arts.

Said painter Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), “The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I’m one of the best painters.” Artist-instructor Hans Hofmann gave a “compliment” to […]

Ask The Herb Lady

With Cathy Schram

Probiotics and Antibiotics

Q: Should I take a probiotic while taking an antibiotic or wait until I’m finished with the full course?

A: Actually, the answer is both. Did you know that 70% of the immune system is located in your digestive tract? We have over 100 trillion “good” bacteria in our bodies that aid […]

Better Buildings Through Benchmarking!

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

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 not to buy that extra cup of coffee. The more we know about any […]

Coalition Report

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

I’ll See You In Court!

In eighth grade I heard Robert Kennedy, Jr. speak about a law clinic he started to fight polluters. By that time in my life I knew I was an environmentalist. In junior high I was organizing recycling drives and telling anyone who […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

Invasive Bush Honeysuckle Whoop-De-Doo Sweeps, Hackathon and a Variety Show!

MARCH is the month to get out and take out swathes of Bush Honeysuckle, the invasive plant WE introduced that is taking over Missouri.
What opportunities!

Before ticks & chiggers wake up too,
For a honeysuckle WHACK
Near you!

Removal events all over St. Louis are taking place in […]

Enhanced Interrogation Technique for Parasites by a Theoretical Internist:

“Pop” goes the Universe, Paradigm Shifting to Non-Empirical Science

By Simon Yu, MD

Parasites are masters of deception. They are directly engaged in a deceptive, asymmetrical biological and psychological warfare on mankind. Curing the “incurables”, by using parasite medications after I was deployed in Bolivia as an U.S. Army medical officer, has been the most rewarding experience […]

From Awful to Awe Full

By Phylis Clay Sparks

If I were to ask anyone who speaks English what the word “awful” means, they would have no problem telling me. Everybody knows something awful when they see it, hear it, or otherwise experience it. Something awful is that which is extremely bad, very unpleasant or even terrible. It doesn’t take a […]

Functional Medicine: A Perfect Approach for Children with Autism

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has risen dramatically over the last 25 years and the cause remains unclear. It appears there are genetic or inherited factors paired with environmental triggers that create Autism. Each child is unique and their treatment should reflect this. In my experience […]

Healthy Planet Guide To Area CSAs & Farm Produce & Products

By Crystal Stevens

There is a dire need for a shift in the way we source our food. Individuals around the globe are becoming more and more concerned about where their food comes from. Gardens are sprouting up across cities, towns and suburbs. There is a real need for change in our current food system. There […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

March 4
What To Eat Seminars: Comfort Foods for Optimal Health & Wellness
Half-Day seminar, 9:30 am – 12:30pmLearn about the wisdom of our shared culinary traditions, backed by the very latest nutrition science. Gain optimal health and wellness from delicious, nutritious and satisfying comfort foods. Slim down, perk up and achieve your wellness goals. Hosted by […]

Healthy Planet Spring Expo Set For Sunday, April 2

Registration Still Open For Exhibitors – Only a Few Spaces Left!


The Healthy Planet magazine invites everyone to come celebrate Spring at its 33rd Natural Living Expo, Sunday, April 2, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 East Glendale Road in Webster Groves.

The first 500 visitors to […]

Importance of Your Microbiome

By Brian Harasha, BS, DC, CFMP, ACBN

This is the first in a series of articles explaining some of the foundations of Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine is a medical practice concerned with the optimal functioning of the body and its organs, focused on finding the root cause of disease rather than merely relieving symptoms.

Microbiome – the […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Getting the Biggest Bang for your Carbon Dividend Buck$

By Tom Braford

Thanks to a cadre of senior Republican statesmen, carbon taxes and dividends are now being discussed in the halls of power, pool halls, barrooms and bedrooms across America and around the world.

The idea is to get a handle on climate change quickly by putting a fee on carbon based fuels at the mine, […]

Lavender: Scentsational Delights

By Abby Elliott
Sugar Creek Gardens

Few plants reward us more than Lavender. With a dynamic scent and luscious, purple-blue wands, it’s fantastic in the garden and in fresh and dried arrangements. Over the years superior Lavenders have been introduced that bloom continually from spring well into fall. Their outstanding or unique foliage and form, super-sized flowers, […]

March Madness In The Garden

By Linda Wiggen Kraft,
Healthy Planet Green & Growing Editor

There is madness and there is madness. The March madness of the garden is not about winning and losing, it is about all of us winning. Winning the joy of increasing sunlight and spring finally arriving. It is the celebration of the awakening of mother earth as […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske,

Tracking the Missing Morgan and Me

I have studied the lost and missing for thirty years… how one gets lost, how one gets found, who survives, who dies. I sharpen my skills through constant education and training. My continuous study of scent theory, weather conditions, lost person behavior, clue awareness and search strategy improves […]

Publisher’s Corner: Embrace Our Tossed Salad

As the crocus and daffodils begin to bloom in the early spring weather, I am as excited as many people that Old Man Winter may have gone back to sleep. And even though we get some of our largest snowfalls in St. Louis during March, the passing of seasons reflects our need for change. I […]

Schlafly Stout & Oyster Festival March 10-11

At their biggest food & beer festival of the year, Schlafly flies in over 70,000 fresh oysters and teams of star shuckers from both coasts. Indulge in several varieties of oysters and pair them with 15 styles of Schlafly stout: Oatmeal Stout, Coffee Stout, Nitro Irish Stout, Extra Irish Stout and Oyster Stout.

Location: The Schlafly […]

Springtime Getaway in the Ozark Foothills

Nestled in the eastern Ozarks, there’s a place that believes in family-friendly fun and bonding, where the foothills of southern Missouri meet the bright blue sky, and people of all ages are playing, relaxing and exploring – away from the ordinary. YMCA Trout Lodge is a year round resort located 90 minutes south of St. […]

Springtime Preventative Health For Your Pets

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

It’s just about springtime and we are all excited about leaving our winter cocoons and blossoming into backyard explorers, often joined by our beloved pets, either dog or cat.
The first issue regards updating your annual examinations and immunizations. Each veterinarian will host their own healthcare program for your pets, so take […]

The Art of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Manifesting Your Dreams: Focus On Getting A Great Relationship

(now accepting insurance)

Isn’t the thought of getting what you want exciting? Isn’t the idea of a healthy, loving and respectful relationship appealing to all? Who wouldn’t agree with that notion? Almost everyone would agree with that, but many people have lost their […]

The Power Of Past Life Regression Find Healing In The Past

By Peggy Levinson, LCSW, LMFT

In America, many of us ache for the next thing that will make us feel like we are okay. Sometimes we look to the little things – the company of a friend, escaping into Netflix, a drink, exercise, a delicious meal. Other times it feels like a major life milestone is […]

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Can Go Unnoticed

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

An estimated 47 million people in the U.S. have a vitamin B12 deficiency and most of them don’t even know it as symptoms can go unnoticed for years or are attributed to other causes. This is why vitamin B12 deficiency has been referred to as a silent epidemic. And one with […]

You May Be Blind To One Of The Easiest Ways To Make Money

TeleSeminar & Workshop Explains Why

By Samantha St. Julian, Ph.D. & Kimberly Schneider, LPC

If you had a sensing mechanism that was as powerful as sight in its ability to give you information, wouldn’t you want to use it every day? Wouldn’t you rely on it to make decisions about relationships, health, money and life? You DO […]