Articles from ‘November 2019’ Issue

12 Strategies to Enhance Your Immune System

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

We are constantly exposed to potential infectious agents like viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as colds, flu, bronchitis and ear infections. The immune system defends us from invaders and repairs the damage that occurs with infections.

When the immune system is weak infections may occur frequently and be difficult to […]

17th Annual Fair Trade Market Nov. 23-24 and Nov. 29-Dec. 1

The largest Fair Trade Market in the United States

We are the nation’s largest Fair Trade Market with over 3,000 sq. ft. of merchandise from around the world. By choosing Fair Trade products, you get great value, and ensure equitable wages and treatment for farmers, artisans, and their communities. Our Fair Trade Market offers unique holiday […]

A Guide To Winter Wellness

By Dr. Alex Chen

The winter season is a notoriously challenging time for many people. Cold weather conditions, fewer daylight hours and holiday pressures often lead to an increase in physical aches and emotional stress. However, if viewed differently, you might see that winter presents a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of a new pace of […]

Acupuncture Helps With Emotional As Well As Physical Pain

By Traci Bredenkamp, LAc
Acupuncture on Main

Have you been stuck? Have you been looking for answers to your health problems and getting nowhere? Have you gone to doctors and specialists and feel unsettled with your current options? Have you lost a spouse, parent, child or friend recently or seem to repeat patterns in relationships and don’t […]

ARTful HAPPENINGS November 2019


Through December 4
Bonsack Gallery on John Burroughs School campus; for info, visit www.jburroughs.org.

Through December 31
The Luminary; 2701 Cherokee; for info, visit www.theluminary.com.

Through December 31
World Chess Hall of Fame, 4652 Maryland Avenue; for info, visit www.worldchesshof.org.

Through January 12
From […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Autumn Arts

The Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble (SATE) celebrates its thirteenth year in St. Louis by presenting selected plays that fit their theme of “The Season of Ritual.” (Really? They’ve been here for thirteen years and you haven’t attended one of their performances? Hmmm…). […]

Be Inspired and Take the Path of Least Resistance

By Jon Patrick Frieda

Have you ever been inspired into action? Truth be told, all of us have likely been inspired before in our lives. Do you know what inspiration actually is? How would you describe it? Think about that for a moment. Inspiration is actually a process by which we become mentally stimulated to feel […]

Biomats & Infrared Portable Saunas: Quantum Tools for Your Health, from A to Z

By Clint Willett,
Infrared Medical Foundation

The Infrared Biomat helps with 1,800 Medical Issues from A to Z, with the Biomat’s technology based on a Nobel Prize In Medicine. The Quartz Enhanced Biomat allows the Infrared to gently go into your body 6-8 inches, whereas most all other Infrared Devices and Saunas only go 1-2 inches into […]


November: A Blooming Ghost of Ice

By Dan Zarlenga, Missouri Department of Conservation

Would you think of November as an ideal time to go out and pick some flowers? It’s true that most flowers, the kind that produce vibrant colors of red, purple, yellow, or orange, are gone by this time of year. But there’s one kind […]

Cornucopia Symbolizes Abundant & Bountiful Harvest

By Crystal Stevens

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the word cornucopia is derived from the Latin term cornucopiae, meaning horn of plenty. The cornucopia is revered as a symbol of bounty or abundance; it is typically described as a “curved goat’s horn overflowing with fruits and grains”. The cornucopia, emblematic of the bountiful harvest can actually […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

Avoid a Food Waste SNAFU

The idea of composting food waste has a huge appeal.

Not surprising since we humans have lived in Nature’s expert systems for all time, observing (first-hand, until this industrial age) how anything that once lived is literally decomposed and returned to Earth in a cycle of truly ZERO waste.

We are, […]

Giving Thanks to the Gardens We Love

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

This time of garden pause, when green growing ends and the quiet of winter begins, is a time to gather our gratitude for all the gardens we have loved, love now and will love in the future.

There are the gardens I have loved that no longer exist. My grandmother’s fresh strawberries picked […]

Green Dining Alliance Brings Sustainability to the St. Louis Restaurant Scene

By Victoria Donaldson

The Green Dining Alliance, a program of earthday365, certifies restaurants in sustainable practices, connecting them with resources to reduce their carbon footprint, reduce waste, conserve water, source locally, and more. All GDA restaurants recycle, phase in energy efficient lighting, never use Styrofoam, and set goals to improve over time. The GDA meets restaurants […]

Green The Church

Getting the Black Church involved in Environmental Justice and Climate Change

Green the Church, (GTC), is an initiative designed to tap into the power and purpose of the African American church community, and to explore and expand the role of churches as centers for environmental and economic resilience”

GTC hosted its annual summit in St. Louis, MO […]

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 November Happenings

November 9
Open House at Holistic Fitness in Shrewsbury
Noon-5pm Saturday. Join us as we celebrate our new services. Attend free hourly presentations and receive coupons for discounted sessions. Free massage chair mini-sessions. In our classroom, learn about Skin-Care without Chemicals & see a Facial Demonstration at noon, Advanced Cranio-Sacral Therapy & Acupuncture at 1pm, “End Dieting […]

Homeopathic Laws for Parasites: High Doses Kill, Moderate Doses Irritate, Low Doses Laugh

By Simon Yu, MD

Homeopathy, a popular alternative to modern conventional medicine, was founded by German physician Christian Hahnemann in the early 19th century. Homeopathy has been providing millions of people looking for alternative, non-invasive form of therapeutics worldwide and especially for the treatment of chronic diseases as a means to promote prevention and healing.

Homeopathy stimulates […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: The Right Crew and the Right Tools

By Tom Braford

A lot can happen quickly when you have the right crew and the right tools. We were reminded of that recently when we needed some people to clean up the Ecovillage site.

A couple years ago, a church group, who was sponsoring some African refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, asked if a […]

Natural Living Holiday and Gift Guide

Kim’s Herbs & Detox Center
Kim’s Herbs & Detox center is a specialty herbal store centrally located in Olivette, Missouri. Make sure you come by and purchase some of our awesome products for gifts this holiday season. We carry
high quality herbs and more that aren’t typically found at supplement stores in the metro area. Nature’s Sunshine, […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske; Naturalist

Plant Spirit Wheel

For many seasons, I have walked woods, meadows and river bottoms seeking the wisdom of the wild plant. When a plant is found, I make an offering of thanks and then gather. An acorn may have fallen on the path, wild grass may be lining a trail, rose hips may […]

Publisher’s Corner

Being Thankful For Peace of Mind

In November, we celebrate Thanksgiving with a meal and spending time with family and friends. It is a good time to reflect and consider what you are thankful for. By the time you get to my age, 68, you realize you are thankful for so many things as you look […]

Recycling News From St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District

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 programs for recycling and waste reduction. The service area includes the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County. Funding […]

Shamanic Energy Medicine: Thank You To The Lineage Keepers of Ancient Knowledge*

By Holly Schmitt,
Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner

Why would a modern, college educated professional turn to ancient healing methods? I have a thriving psychotherapy practice of 35 years. Why move into using healing tools that came from way back in human history?

Well, psychotherapy, like “western medicine”, is brand new to our species. This means we are at […]

Sllyce Republic Offers Roman-style Pizza

Residents of Wildwood and surrounding areas are enjoying a new flavor in town. The group behind Llywelyn’s Pub opened Sllyce Republic Pizza in Mid-June, located at 2490 Taylor Rd.

Sllyce Republic Pizza is a Roman-style pizzeria that fuses the mouth-watering taste of chef-inspired pizza and sandwiches while using only the freshest ingredients. Specialties include a dough […]

The Art of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Why So Many of Us Struggle with Balance in Our Behaviors: Understanding vs Blaming

Your “Personal Relationship Coach”
is just a click away at www.ChristineKniffen.com

I have spoken to many clients at length about balance. I tell them that in the absence of balance there is stress and at times chaos. The struggle against “excess” […]

The Benefits of Thermography in Maintaining Breast Health

By Linda Spradling

October was breast cancer awareness month but we like to call every month breast health awareness and education month! We want to answer some of the questions we get about the benefits of thermography in maintaining breast health. While we do not advise our clients to have a thermogram in lieu of a […]

The Dangers of Acetaminophen

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

We recently discussed the problems with ibuprofen, which had many people thinking they would just reach for acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, instead. However, before you do so, it’s important to note that acetaminophen has its own problems.

Acetaminophen is an OTC analgesic consumed in the United States in massive quantities. Each week, […]

The Healing Arts Center Offers Free Massage For Cancer Patients In Treatment

Clients in cancer treatment have been coming to the Healing Arts Center to receive free massage for the past several years. As a client in this clinic, you receive care and compassion, which are an important part of the healing process. The Healing Arts Center is a wellness center and massage therapy school that offers […]

Throwback Thursday: 1989

Taste of Green November 14

Earthday365 will host its annual Taste of Green fundraising party from 6–9pm on Thursday, November 14 with the theme, Throwback Thursday – 1989! The celebration will take place at the event space at St. Louis ArtWorks, 5959 Delmar in the Loop East, and feature food tastings and drinks by 25 restaurants […]

We Need A World of Green Buildings

By Emily Andrews,
Executive Director,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter

World Green Building Week was last month – did you even know there was such a thing?! When I went to their website, I read the following sentence: We need a world of green buildings. And then I got really excited. Of course that’s what we […]