Articles from ‘November 2012’ Issue

21-Day Detox/Purification Program

Purify Your Body of Toxins for Better Health

by Hugh St. Onge,
Nutritional Services, Inc.

Co-sponsored by eight health clinics in the St. Louis area, an August 2 evening lecture at the Doubletree Hotel, Chesterfield, attended by 75 people, outlined a 21-Day Detox/Purification Program.

Although our bodies are designed to rid themselves of the harmful, external toxins to which […]

Are You Eating Your Allergies?

by Jamila Owens-Todd, ND

Have you started on a holistic plan and your symptoms started to slowly return? Consider a food allergy. We are aware of the common food allergens such as dairy foods, red meat, corn, soy or sugar. There is a possibility that you can be allergic to broccoli, lentils or peaches. The IgG […]

Artful Happenings


October 29-December 27
Opening reception, 7-9 p.m. on Nov. 10; Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Avenue, #150; for info call 314-241-4810 or visit www.artstlouis.org.

November 2-29
Photographs by Deborah Weinstein; opening reception, 6-8 p.m.; The Gallery of University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar; for info, call 314-727-3150 or visit […]

Can Technologies Threaten Our Survival?

by Don Fitz

Technology can turn from humanity’s salvation to its nightmare as toxins spew into the air and water, undermining biodiversity, exhausting natural resources and contributing to climate change. Water is vital to our survival. But the Earth’s supply of fresh water is being seriously compromised.

In the first show of the series, Bob Criss, of […]

Challenging Work

by Barbara O’Brien, Ph.D.
Developmental Psychologist

Parents often think about what they want for their child, what they want their child to become, and what they can do to foster a happy and healthy child. When I think of what I want for my children it is based on how I want them to continue approaching […]

Coalition Report: Choose Your Future

by Kathleen Logan Smith
Executive Director; Missouri Coalition
For The Environment

Welcome to November, my digest edition. Soon the pandering and political mudslinging will be over. Your job this month: Choose. Decisions are made by those who show up, so show up.

In the elections, illuminate your choices about potential candidates by tracking who gives them […]

Disappearance of the Universe as We Know It for WIMPs: What If Cancer Patient Doesn’t Really Have Cancer?

By Simon Yu, MD

In case you are not familiar with the history of our Universe, NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Spacecraft expedition in 2003 revealed vital information about our universe. The age of the universe is estimated at 13.7 billion years old. The universe is made-up of: 4 percent matters consisting of stars, planets […]

Earthworms Castings

by Jean Ponzi

Four Winds Wedding

I traveled to Colorado this fall to celebrate the marriage of two fine young humans. Groom David, son of dear Missouri friends, is known out there as BL for his strong position (Bow Left) on the whitewater expeditions he expertly guides for a famous rafting enterprise. April, the Bride, is an […]

Eating For Healthy Skin

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

November is Healthy Skin Month, and all too often people forget that healthy skin starts on the inside of your body. What you put into your body is reflected on the outside, through your skin, which is your body’s largest organ. One of the […]

Fair Trade Market: Find Ethical Chocolate, Coffee, Home Goods, Food & Gifts

The 10th Annual Fair Trade Market Offers St. Louis Hundreds of Wholesome Fair Trade Items this November

On Saturday, November 17, Sunday, November 18 as well as Friday through Sunday, November 23, 24 and 25, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., more than 2,500 sq. ft. of space will be filled with fair trade items […]

Going On A Hike Soon?

by Dr. Alethea Eller

Tis the season to head to beautiful Missouri countryside and enjoy the fall colors displayed all around! Take a deep breath. Smell the crispness… and the mold… and the ragweed.

No worries. Here are three very effective tips to help you through the season.

#1) Prevent the allergy reaction. Yes it is true. Even […]

Guide to a Great Cup of Coffee

Until the mid 1920’s, Saint Louis was the largest coffee roasting city in the world, with over 75 major coffee roasting plants. Chauvin Coffee is in its fourth generation as a family owned coffee roaster, continuing the coffee roasting tradition, catering exclusively to the specialty coffee and espresso beverage markets. We strive to offer […]

Guide to Healthy Pets

Animal Health & Healing
Animal Health & Healing is a full service integrative veterinary practice blending holistic and conventional medicine and surgery to optimize the health of our patients. We have been practicing holistic medicine since 1994. The holistic therapies we offer include homeopathy, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, western herbs, Alpha-Stim®, Bach flower essences, and nutraceutical and […]


November 3 & 4
Primordial Sound Meditation is a meditation program developed by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Class will be held at the Midwest Mind & Body Health Center, Creve Coeur, MO. Contact Shirley Stoll for information and registration: 800-796-1144, shirlstoll@charter.net or visit online at www.MeditationConnect.com.

November 4
Cranksgiving: Cyclists to help collect food on bikes
for […]

Holidays At Missouri Botanical Garden

Holiday Flower and Train Show Opens November 21 and Kicks off Two Months of Festivities

Celebrate the holidays at the Missouri Botanical Garden! The Garden is sharing the spirit of the season with an abundance of festivities sure to create lasting memories for your family. Enjoy the return of the colorful Gardenland Express holiday flower and […]

Integration of the Male and Female Energies within the Psyche

by Kathleen Christ, NCMBT, LMT

Last month our topic was Kaseeka, accessing the subconscious for the deepest and most stable healing physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. As we cross this threshold into the subconscious, many possibilities become available, including speaking with our younger and older self, and seeing and directing the path to full brain and […]

Kuva Coffee Company Connects With Missouri Botanical Garden To Bring Direct Relationship Conservation Coffee To St. Louis

In 2008, Rainer Bussmann, Director of the William L. Brown Center & Curator for Economic Botany at the Missouri Botanical Garden and Tim Drescher, owner of St. Louis small batch artisan roaster, Kuva Coffee Company, connected to bring an extraordinary and rare direct relationship coffee to the St. Louis market.

While on a trip for medicinal […]

Looks Can Be Deceiving

By Ah Ha! (A Happy Health Advocate)

Well, you don’t look sick.” As I diligently pantomimed how the air conditioning blowing toward me felt like razors on my skin, I tensed up my neck to look like a tree trunk, rolled my eyes back, clenched my teeth and made that ‘screeching fingernails on a chalk board’ […]

Native Trees

by Cindy Gilberg

From mid-October into November, the familiar green of our native trees fades away to reveal a brilliant foliar kaleidoscope of reds, oranges, and yellows. And every year this prompts an exodus of admirers into the countryside to see the brief display of fall color in our Missouri woodlands. There are approximately 150 native […]

Natural Living Gift & Holiday Guide

Celebrate the Season at Bixby’s
For an intimate lunch with friends or an impressive venue for a family or corporate event, Bixby’s is the place. Experience sweeping views of Forest Park from the comfort of the Missouri History Museum’s second floor. Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, Bixby’s is a distinctive lunch destination. Bixbyís also […]

Neel’s Pharmacy Celebrates 80 Years!

Celebrating 80 years in business is an exciting milestone for Jon P. Frieda of Neels Pharmacy. “Neels Pharmacy was established in 1932 in downtown St. Louis by my great grandfather William J. Neels, Senior. One of the original businesses in Crestwood, William’s son Jim Neels, my grandfather, moved the pharmacy to the Crestwood Bank Building […]

Organic Food No More Nutritious Than Non-Organic

by Dr. Joseph F. Unger, Jr. DC., F.I.C.S.

On 24 September 2012 the Reuters News Service published a report citing evidence that the amount of vitamins in plant or animal products produced organically and conventionally is not significantly different. The report is suggesting that organic foods are no more nutritious than their non-organic counterparts. I find […]

Our Festival of Science

Celebrate The Wide World of Science and Technology at the Saint Louis Science Center Nov. 2-17

Join the Science Center this November to celebrate the annual Festival of Science, a collection of special events that celebrates the wide world of science and technology. Events run November 2 through November 17 and feature different opportunities for all age […]

Pet Loss and Human Emotion, A Circle of Compassion

by Suzanne Gassner

It’s Rosie,” the elderly gentleman said softly. “I think it’s time.”
Rosie’s back legs were limp. She was overweight, probably the result of good intentions taken to excess. Her eyes were a milky blue-gray, clouded by cataracts. And as we sat together he told me a kind of love story, of the joy a […]

Plan A Meditation Class For Yourself or Group

by Shirley Stoll

Meditation is an effective way to find inner peace by connecting with the unchanging silence within you. Practicing meditation allows you to weave silence and stillness into your mind and body.

One of the most common myths about meditation is a belief that you must force your mind to be quiet when you meditate. […]

Plan For A Pet-Safe Thanksgiving Holiday!

by Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Thanksgiving is that wonderful time of year, our woodlands adorned with fall flora, cool weather changes, and the portal for Christmas and New Year’s seasons following close behind. What’s to Worry?!?!? All that great food! Bad for our waistlines, and maybe, worse for our beloved pets!!

So many goodies! The general rule […]

Plowsharing Crafts Volunteer is Designer of New Earrings from Cambodian Artisans

Unexploded ordinance and the casings from military guns litter the Cambodian countryside, a legacy left by decades of war in Southeast Asia. Cambodian silversmiths are using gun shell casings to fashion jewelry, reshaping the raw materials of war to promote a new legacy of peace.

The Cambodian peace dove jewelry made from the shell casings has […]

Presidential Garden

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

As gardeners we can turn our attention from the 2012 Presidential election to a Presidential garden of long ago. Although it was over 200 years ago that Thomas Jefferson created a 1000-foot long vegetable garden with adjoining orchard and vineyard, what Jefferson did with it was revolutionary at the time and still […]

Publisher’s Corner

Season of Memories

After the last pumpkin is carved and the Halloween costumes are put back in the steamer trunk for another year, it’s time to dust off the cookbooks and prepare for the holiday smorgasbord. Thanksgiving was always a special time for the Lester and Barnard clans when I was growing up. The old phrase, […]

Solid Waste News

St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District
The St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District has been working to expand recycling in the St. Louis region since 1993. The District is a regional public agency that serves St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson and St. Charles counties. Almost two million people reside within the District, making ours […]

The Art of Relating

with Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW,
Therapist & Relationship Coach

Getting Back In The Game

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When it comes to dating it is important to think about it in the context of various stages in order […]

The Healthy Planet is Proud to Present Exclusive Interview Info on Two Of This Month’s Major Performances

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Irish music need not be limited to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Celtic Thunder is aptly named as an Irish vocal group that has taken the world by storm. They rumble into St. Louis for a one-night performance on November 8 at The Fabulous Fox Theatre. These six singers – […]

The Herb Lady

With Cathy Burkemper

Q: Are you being fair to your supplements?

A:Most people are accustomed to western medicine and expect immediate results. You have to remember, most drugs are like a band-aid to the problem. They usually just mask the symptom. What supplements and herbs do is work on the root or cause of the problem. With […]

This Is How We Change The World

By Hope Gribble, Membership
& Education Coordinator,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter

A defining moment in K-12 education occurred in April 2012. The first Green Ribbon Schools were honored by the U.S. Department of Education. This voluntary program is the first comprehensive green schools program by the federal government. It is modeled after the Blue Ribbon Schools Program which recognizes […]

Thyroid Disorders and Brain Function

by Dr. Adam Hughes

It’s often overlooked, but brain function is extremely important in supporting the thyroid. The brain controls every bodily function. Your pituitary gland drives the thyroid gland. It releases TSH. The part of your brain called the hypothalamus drives the pituitary.

Our brain needs two things to survive: fuel and activation.

Fuel comes in the […]