Articles from ‘November 2015’ Issue

13th Annual Fair Trade Market at Manchester United Methodist Church

On Saturday and Sunday, November 21 & 22, and Friday through Sunday, November 27, 28 & 29, 2015 from 9 am to 3 pm, shop the 2,500+ sq. ft. marketplace of fair trade items from all over the world and “Design your life around Fair Trade!” This is the largest Fair Trade Market in the […]

A Taste of France From My Garden

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

A plant that should be in everyone’s garden is my favorite and easiest to grow edible: garden sorrel. The tangy tart lemon flavored leaves are a green that can be used in salads, sauces and soups. Most people aren’t familiar with this plant because it is not usually sold in stores or […]

ARTful Happenings November 2015


Through November 28
Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or visit www.umsl.edu/~gallery/ .

Through December 5
Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or visit www.umsl.edu/~gallery/ .

OUR PEOPLE, OUR LAND, OUR IMAGES (Through November […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

A Consideration of Color…

Just the other day, as I was walking into a major retailer, I passed a woman exiting the store. She had blue lips. Not pale blue lips but bright, electric, royal blue lips. Otherwise, she was quite average and […]

Ask The Herb Lady

With Cathy Schram

Morning Sickness & Insomnia When Pregnant

Q: I just found out that I am pregnant. I do take a lot of vitamins and herbs. I am worried about morning sickness and insomnia because I had those problems with my last pregnancy. What can I take that might help me?

A: Congratulations! What an exciting time […]

Biochemical Individuality and Functional Medicine

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

Functional Medicine is focused on overall health by using personalized and system-oriented medical care. We are all truly unique in our genetic makeup and in how our environmental exposures impact us. There are two different components that contribute to biochemical individuality.

First, the genes inherited from your parents and ancestors determine physical […]

Coalition Report

By Melissa Vatterott,
Food and Farm Coordinator
Coalition For The Environment

Giving Thanks for the Foodshed: Support Local Food, Farmers and Farmland

On Thanksgiving, friends and family gather to give thanks for good fortunes and to celebrate with plentiful food. The first Thanksgiving celebrated the Pilgrims’ first fall harvest. Today, most Thanksgiving celebrations involve football and […]

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy for Pain and Inflammation

One of the fastest growing treatments for pain management in the last decade has been cold laser therapy, not to be confused with surgical lasers which are used to cut and cauterize tissue. Cold lasers actual heal tissue not destroy. Cold laser therapy works by a process called photo-biostimulation. What this means is that light […]

First Line of Defense

By Ava Frick, DVM, FAIS

(Part 1 of a 2-part article)

Keeping a body healthy can be a challenge whether young or old or even in between. Stressors face your pet around every corner. Environmental chemicals and toxins in the foods, carpet, drywall, grass, asphalt, and even the air, are constantly picking away at the body’s ability […]

Fix Up, Clean Up, Clean Out… Recycle

By Vicky and Bob Moore

If you’re like most people, the change of seasons prompts us to start anew. We feel the urge to fix things up around the house, clean up and clean out those closets, the basement and garage, and get our lives and surroundings in order. As you go about these activities, be […]

FUN AND PHILANTHROPY: Green Ball Celebrates Sustainability November 6

By Jean Ponzi

The sixth annual Green Ball will roll out the green carpet in the Delmar Loop, welcoming our region’s eco-minded movers and shakers for a night of fun philanthropy. Presented by Moonrise Hotel, Green Ball 2015 will be held from 7-11 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, in celebration of all things sustainable. Proceeds from the […]

Guide to Green Dining in the St. Louis Area

Visit www.greendiningalliance.org for a complete list of participating restaurants – be sure to use our site when choosing where to dine out. This Green Dining Guide is cosponsored by The St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste District.

4 Hands Brewing Company1220 S. 8th Street314-436-1559 • 4handsbrewery.com

Atomic Cowboy,4140 Manchester Road, 63110, 314-775-0775www.atomiccowboystl.com

Avenue Restaurant,12 N. Meramec, 63105, 314-727-4141.www.avestl.com

Bailey’s […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

November 4
Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets Grand Openings Of Two Stores
Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets will open two new stores in the St. Louis area on November 4 in Town & Country and O’Fallon. You are invited to both Grand Openings for a ribbon cutting and the first 250 shoppers will receive a Fresh Thyme reusable bag filled […]

Here’s The Reason You’re Fat…

By Dr. Raj Banerjee, DC

The reason you can’t lose weight has nothing to do with your will-power, over-eating or the Right Diet!…

The Reason you are fat and unhealthy is because you have disgusting plaque and horrible little ‘CRITTERS’ living in your guts!

This is harmful Plaque – Everybody has it. But to keep from getting sick and […]

Natural Living Holiday Guide

For Your Holiday Menu
Freddie’s Market offers delicious hams, fresh natural turkeys, party trays, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and local wines that are perfect for your holiday party or family dinner. Let Freddie’s Market make your holiday meal planning stress free by doing the work for you. This full service, family owned market provides their customers with […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske,

A Niche in Nature

In the early days of Europe, common folk placed wreaths or plant bundles on the door to identify their home in the same manner that house numbers are used today. Individual homes would display flowers, trees and grasses grown in the garden or gathered in nearby woods and meadows. Honor […]

New Solutions For ADHD

By Drs. Jen and Jason Rhodes

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that five million children in the United States have ADHD—that is about five percent of all children. While ADHD is most commonly associated with childhood, studies show that up to 70 percent of children with ADHD continue to have symptoms as adults.

Often, […]

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

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

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and likely everyone knows someone who is affected by this unfair disease. Today there are more than 29 million Americans living with diabetes.

The majority of diabetics have type 2 diabetes, with only 1.5 million having type 1 diabetes, which is […]

Professional Patient Named Bob: Operation Open Sesame

By Simon Yu, MD

Who is Bob? Bob is a retired Wall Street lawyer from New York. He has been on a mission searching for the answer to his mysterious chronic fatigue. He quit his job. He thought he was “burned out” while making good money under so much pressure from Wall Street. Poor guy! Even […]

Publisher’s Corner: Give Thanks To The Farmers Who Provide Our Food

When you think of November you naturally think of Thanksgiving and the bounty Mother Earth provides. I can’t help but be in awe of those people who still live off the land as farmers and growers. We work with some of these wonderful people during the year like Denise and Chris Boeckmann at Boeckmann Family […]

Solid Waste Management District Helps Communities Become More Sustainable

The St. Louis – Jefferson Solid Waste Management District is a regional agency that was created in 1993 to assist the public, private and nonprofit sectors in establishing and expanding waste reduction and recycling. The District includes the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County. For more information visit […]

The Art of Relating

By Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

The Dangers of Ignoring The Bickering

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Are you currently struggling with some aspect of your relationship or do you feel that there is certainly room for improvement? A relationship is like a car. It has many components and all need to […]

The History of Metro Lighting’s Energy Efficiency Program

By Nick Frisella

Working for a family business has its benefits and challenges. Growing up I worked in the warehouse sweeping floors and putting away stock during summer breaks. After college I quickly realized how hard it is to make it in the world and decided to return to the family business. Upon my return one […]

TMS: A New Treatment For Severe Depression

By Dr. Steve Harvey, MD

TMS is a new and highly-effective treatment for major depression. TMS, which is transcranial magnetic stimulation, treats severe depression by stimulating a targeted area of the brain with magnetic pulses. TMS was approved by the FDA in 2008, and has improved since then.

Most people who suffer from major depression get relief […]

Turkey Day is On the Way! Holiday Cautions for Your Beloved Pets!

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

November houses Turkey Day, and that means tons of great foods, lots of family love and more. Many of our pet health concerns around Thanksgiving have to do with all those scrumptious table goodies getting into the mouths of our non-descriminating pet gourmets.

Generally speaking, any introduced and thereby, unfamiliar foods can […]

Volunteers Make A Difference Greening The Places They Love

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

All of us at the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter believes that everyone deserves to live, work, learn, and play in green and healthy spaces. Every year we make progress towards our goal of transforming the built environment, and 2015 has been no exception, largely due to the hard […]

We Will Help Find The Cause Of Your Pain

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

At The Institute of Natural Health, we see a lot of people in pain. In fact, over 100 million Americans suffer with chronic pain. With so many in pain, it seems silly to us that no one is asking the important question: “What is causing the pain?” If you are in […]