Articles from ‘October 2014’ Issue

“It’s Not Just Calories That Make Bellies Fat!”

Dr. Raj Banerjee, DC
Dr Banerjee’s Wellness Centre

Dear Seeker of Health & Fitness,
Have you had any of these in your life? Injury, pain, surgery, infection, illness, divorce, financial stress, job stress, poison ivy, giving birth, irritable people, starvation diets, the menstrual cycle, eating junk foods, drugs and medication, excessive cold or heat, staring into computer monitors, […]

A Word To The Wise

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

Find Ourselves Again

For many people, being in touch with the true adult self inside is an unfamiliar experience. Most people, before deep emotional healing work, are very familiar with the wounded child inside, and have lived the majority of their existence operating out of this wounded child. Despite being uncomfortable […]

Annual Best Of Missouri Market Expands, Welcomes New Exhibitors

Missouri Botanical Garden Celebrates 23rd Anniversary
of Sustainable, Local Shopping Event,

The Missouri Botanical Garden announces the 23rd anniversary of the Best of Missouri Market and will now welcome vendors from neighboring states. The BEST OF MISSOURI MARKET & MORE will take place at the Missouri Botanical Garden October 3-5, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. on […]

Are You Ready To Heal?

By Jamila Ownes-Todd, ND

Illness serves a purpose. Let me first start off by saying, you do not have to be sick. A sickness is a reflection of where you are in your present physical state and does not have to hang around longer than it is needed. How long is it needed? Only you will […]

Art Of Entertaining Celebrates 20 Years of Great Food/Service

By Denise Christen
Healthy Planet Lifestyles Editors

Ann Marie Lemcke grew up loving to cook and working in her family’s catering business, Butler’s Pantry (now owned by her brother Richard Nix, Jr.) She saw a void that their full service catering business did not offer which was smaller servings for carry out – and the idea for […]

Art Walk At Garden Heights Nursery Kicks Off Sustainable Shopping Season

By Crystal Stevens

The Holiday Season only adds to the detrimental effects that consumerism has on the earth. We all know the devastating effects that factories and big box stores have on the earth, especially the air and water quality. The influx in money spent at big box stores is at its peak during the holidays. […]

ARTful Happenings October 2014


Through October 11
Works by Travis Lawrence, Heather O’Shaughnessy, Edo Rosenblith; Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or email gallery@umsl.edu.

Through October 28
The Dark Room, 615 N. Grand Blvd.; for info, call 314-531-3416 or visit www.thedarkroomstl.com.

Through November 2
Installation work; Kranzberg Arts Incubator, […]

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

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

The American Arts Experience

The American Arts Experience began as a grassroots effort to raise awareness of the many, many aspects of the arts throughout our country. For 17 days this October, arts organizations and institutions present exhibitions, performances, concerts and all the other wonderful ARTful events that happen in our […]


With Cathy Schram

I’m Tired All The Time. Will Green Coffee Bean Extract Give Me Energy?

Q: I am tired all of the time. I have been under a tremendous amount of stress lately and I am worried that I am just worn out. I take a good multivitamin but that is not really making me feel […]

Cancer Control Society’s Cancer Convention: Back to the Future by going Back to the Past

By Simon Yu, MD

The 42nd Annual Cancer Control Society’s Cancer Convention (CCSCC) was held in Los Angeles August 30 – September 1, 2014. This convention reminded me of watching the popular movie, “Back to the Future” from the 1980’s with Michael J. Fox. A time-travelling car changed his character’s future by coming/going back to the […]

Coalition Report

Chris Burnette,Climate Organizer
Missouri Coalition
for the Environment

A First Step Against Climate Change

Climate change has led to a loss in life, property, and economic stability. We are seeing increasingly severe flooding, wildfires, and drought, as well as troubling rates of asthma and other health problems related to climate change and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. In 2012, Missouri […]

Donate Used Medical Equipment, Oct. 11 at Select Walgreens Stores

At. Louis HELP’s primary mission is to provide any individual in need with access to free Home Medical Equipment (HME) through our recycle and reuse program enabling them to live as independently as possible and remain contributing members of the community.

Our secondary mission is to divert unnecessary waste from area landfills by providing a local […]

Early Detection Saves Lives

By Linda Weber Spradling

Digital infrared thermographic imaging or “Thermography” is a pain-free, radiation-free and non-invasive approach to preventative medicine. Thermograms detect inflammation in the body, vascular and lymphatic activity as well as hormone imbalances and estrogen dominance. Having this information gives you a tool you can use to see what is happening inside your body. […]

Freezing Up Summer Produce

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

As fall gets into full swing, you may be wondering about what to do with all of your summer produce. Americans throw away hundreds of dollars’ worth of food every year, with the majority of that being produce that spoils too quickly, or dairy products. […]

Fun and Philanthropy at “Green Ball”

Will Celebrate Sustainability Fifth annual Green Ball to Benefit EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden

The fifth annual Green Ball will roll out the green carpet in the Delmar Loop to welcome the green-minded movers and shakers of St. Louis for a night of fun philanthropy.
Presented by Moonrise Hotel, Green Ball 2014 will be held […]

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

St. Louis is a town with plenty of good food. Our unique culinary traditions have always drawn from the diverse farming community around us – and now, as more and more of us want to see a more sustainable restaurant industry in our town, diners can dine green with confidence when they see a “GDA-certified” […]

Healthy Planet Guide To Resale Shops

Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique
St. Louis’ premiere designer clothing consignment store centrally located in the heart of St. Louis County.  We offer coveted designer brands including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, Jimmy Choo, Tory Burch and more.  Recognized as: Best Place to Get a Deal on Dior – Alive Magazine
“We Heart STL Best of […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

October 1 – 31
Non-GMO Month
Non-GMO Month was created by the Non-GMO Project in 2010 as a platform for raising awareness on the GMO issue. Non-GMO Month is an opportunity to coordinate our voices and our actions, so that we can stand up loudly and clearly for our right to know what’s in our food, and […]

Missouri College Offers Several Programs Focused On Health & Wellness Careers

With so much interest in healthy lifestyles today, there are many avenues someone who would like to enter this field could pursue professionally. Missouri College offers several programs focused on healthcare and wellness careers as well as other fields.

Whether you’re looking for hands-on involvement in caring for patients’ healthcare needs or in work that supports […]

Perfect Persimmons

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

It’s that time of year again in my backyard. A perfect persimmons harvest is going on. The mature native persimmon tree (diospyros virginiana), maybe 90 years old and 40 feet tall, is sharing its beautiful sweet peach colored fruits. Starting in September this tree drops its ping-pong size fruits onto the ground […]

Praying and Planting Trees for Peace

By Phil Berwick

THE PRAYING: As professionals in the Healthy Planet, we keep our columns focused on what we do in our trades and crafts. But I am aware, that the events in Ferguson have been written, spoken about and filmed from one end of the world to the other. So with a philosophical tree saw […]

Publisher’s Corner: Family Stories Of The Sea

To celebrate my grandson’s first birthday this summer, we decided to treat him to his first trip to the ocean. Great Grandma (GG) lives in Florida on the Atlantic coast just south of the Kennedy Space Center. They call it the Space Coast and we were excited to get Jackson’s feet in the sand for […]

Sisters’ Book Makes ‘Being Green’ Easy for Children

The Earth is a big place to keep clean; but even little steps help complete the task. This is the rationale behind “The Earth, The Alphabet and Me,” a book designed to help even the youngest of kids to adopt an eco-friendly mindset and start taking care of the environment.

Local sisters Jenny Donaldson, an art […]

The Creatures Of Halloween Night: Should We Fear Them or Admire Them?

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Halloween is a different sort of celebration today in contrast to its more sinister beginnings in very early Irish/Celtic culture. This period of the year represented a change from sunny, warm and long lighted summer days to the onset of cooler, darker and shorter days of fall. This time was also […]

the Total Health Competitive Advantage

By Donna Langenbacher

Be Young Total Health is focused on a complete approach to restoring life. Our mission is in our name: to offer complete, whole-body wellness to people in search of a comprehensive alternative solution to ongoing health concerns. Be Young Total Health product line is designed to provide all natural, no preservative, whole food-based […]

Trees Work!

MDC’s Campaign Focuses on Our Trees and Forests

Trees Work. Trees work for your health. Trees work for your family. Trees work for your wallet. Trees work.

Did you know that being around trees lowers your blood pressure and pulse rate? Guess what else. Kids perform better on tests and have reduced symptoms on ADHD after being […]

Veterinarian, Heal Thine Own Dog

By Teresa Garden, DVM

Baby Love Garden came into my life five years ago courtesy of the Xolo Rescue League. Baby, a toy Mexican Hairless, was deemed a “special needs” adoption who required a home with no children and no other dogs. She needed a lot of time and attention since she was extremely shy and […]

What Position Does CHIROPRACTIC Play In Sports?

By Dr. Paul Hyland, D.C.

Chiropractic plays the position of “The Edge” in performance, prevention and future. Would a 10% “Edge” in performance help you make the team, get that scholarship, win that championship or recover from an injury in time for that game? Regular chiropractic care can be that “Edge”. Dan O’Brien, Olympic Gold Medal […]

Your Personal Relationship Coach

By Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Do You Feel Stuck In A Bad Relationship

“I’m not happy, but I don’t know what to do about it.” “I’ve tried everything and nothing has changed.” “Should I stay or should I go?” “What if there is no one out there for me?” “Isn’t something better than nothing?” If you find […]