Articles from ‘October 2017’ Issue

ARTful Happenings: October 2017


Through October 26
Multi-media exhibition; Art St. Louis Gallery, 1223 Pine; for info, call 314-241-4810 or visit www.artstlouis.org.

October 1-27
Works by Circle in the Square Quilters; the Gallery, University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar; for info, visit www.ucitylibrary.org.

October 6-December 1
Admission $5; Gallery I, II, III at Foundry Art […]

ArtFul Living

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

Patchwork Art: Pieced, Layered, Stitched & Stuffed

October announces autumn with color. The very hills can be described as Mother Nature’s patchwork quilt. And, with those temperatures drop, a quilt can be the thing to chase a chill.

Everybody has a favorite quilt, […]

Ask The Herb Lady

With Cathy Schram

Why Should I Have My pH tested?

Q: Why is it important to test my pH?

A: In order to stay or get healthy, your pH must be correct. pH (potential of hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. The lower the pH number, the more acidic the solution is. […]

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

By Clint Willett,
Far Infrared Medical Foundation

The Far 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 […]

Building Energy Awareness Ordinance Compliance Deadline Nears

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

In January of 2017, the City of St. Louis’s Board of Alderman unanimously passed the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance, joining Chicago and a long list of other cities in adopting a policy requiring large buildings to track and share their energy and water use.

The Building Energy Awareness Ordinance […]

Coalition Report: Could We Meet Harvey in St. Louis?

By Heather Navarro
Executive Director,
Missouri Coalition
For The Environment


Warmer oceans, epic rains, and unfettered sprawl are a few of the alleged perpetrators behind the damage caused in Houston by Hurricane Harvey. How would St. Louis hold up in a similar situation? Our region is no stranger to catastrophic flooding. Like Houston, much of our region is served […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

KDHX is 30! A Person-Powered History

I wasn’t tuned in to earliest days of KDHX, but my best friend Sarah Linquist was. She understood the momentous achievement of ordinary voices broadcasting on the frequency 88.1 FM. “You should get involved with this, Jean,” she said. She was a very smart friend.

Sarah had been one […]

FSM, AMA and Pain: Spooky Parasites, Fungal and Dental Entanglements

By Simon Yu, MD

Would you like to get into the world of quantum weirdness and spooky healing? Treating pain is a huge topic these days. We have a growing opioid crisis because conventional medicine often fails at diagnosing and treating pain. What if I told you there were alternatives that can work much better? And […]

Garden A.R.T. – Attention Restoration Theory

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

We all can benefit from A.R.T. in our gardens – attention restoration theory. As we know from our experiences, and studied by science, nature positively alters how we respond to the stresses of everyday living and extreme stress full situations.

We respond to urban environments and nature environments with two different kinds of […]

Green Dining Alliance Brings Sustainability to St. Louis Restaurant Scene Membership Grows To More Than 100

By Jenn Derose and Aspen Steiner

The Green Dining Alliance (GDA) is a nonprofit program of St. Louis Earth Day that provides sustainability certification for restaurants and helps them set goals to reduce their environmental impact over time.

Our 100 + member restaurants are provided with tools and strategies to improve sustainable practices throughout their operation. 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

October 1
Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo
More than 50 booths offering information,products and services pertaining to health, wellness and sustainable living. For complete information see pages 4 and 5 of this edition of The Healthy Planet or call 314-962-7748.

October 5
The Green ($) Behind Going Green
The benefits of green building extend beyond energy efficiency and increased occupant […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: The Ecozoic and You

By Tom Braford

An architect friend recently said that in school he learned that form follows function. But, more often than not, it looks like form follows finance.

This got me thinking, if that is the case, and there does seem to be some evidence for that, then the reverse should also be true and finance follows […]

Learn How To Become Healthier and Greener At The Natural Living Expo In Webster Groves Oct. 1

The Healthy Planet magazine is proud to host its 34th Natural Living Expo, Sunday, October 1, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 East Glendale Road in Webster Groves.

“We are very excited to be hosting our 34th expo as part of our 20 year anniversary,” said J.B. Lester, Publisher […]

Lifesaving Emergency Kits Available To St. Louisans At No Charge

In response to National Preparedness Month and the devastation of Hurricanes Andrew and Irma, Bethesda Health Group has begun a life-saving initiative providing key medical information to first responders in case of an emergency. Having this data available has saved countless lives in the US. Non-profit Bethesda is now providing free Emergency Medical Information kits […]

Llywelyn’s Pub to Raise $15,000 for National Breast Cancer Foundation Through Month of October

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Llywelyn’s Pub will use their signature cups to fundraise for a cause that offers breast cancer education, free screenings and patient support.

Through the month of October, Llywelyn’s Pub will be releasing a limited-edition pink LlyCup to add to your collection. The cups will be available at all […]

New Therapies For Allergic Dogs

By Teresa Garden, DVM

Atopy (atopic dermatitis) affects 10 – 15% of dogs. Genetics play a role. The following breeds are predisposed and if have allergies should not be bred: Terriers, Setters, Beagles, Boxers, Lhasa Apsos, Bulldogs, Miniature Schnauzers, Retrievers, Dalmations, and German Shepherds. Age of onset for atopy/allergy is 6 months to 3 years for […]

Organo Gold Introduces a Healthier Coffee, Beverages, & Products

By Pat Purley

Organo Gold produces the world leading brand of 100% organic Ganoderma, 100% Ganoderma spore powder, Ganoderma lucidum mycelium, a grapeseed oil extract. North Americans consume 500 million cups of coffee per day, everyday!

The Catalyst of our product line is GANODERMA! The history of Ganoderma lucidum dates back as far as 5000 years ago. […]

Past Life and Metaphysical Concepts for Personal Growth Workshop Oct. 19 at The Center of Clayton

This workshop is for anyone interested in Past life or Present life Regression and wants to know more. Peggy Levinson LCSW has studied Present and Past Life Therapy with Dr. Brian Weiss, author of Many Lives, Many Masters, since 2013.

Join us in exploring deep states of relaxation and metaphysical approaches that can help get to […]

Publisher’s Corner: Can You Hear Me Now?

At the request of my friends and family, I went to get my hearing tested recently. I knew my hearing wasn’t what it used to be due to many earaches as a child and just a year and a half ago my eardrum in my right ear burst. I know it’s been hard on those […]

Shipt Launching Grocery Delivery in St. Louis

Member-based grocery delivery company partners with Dierbergs

Shipt, the fastest growing online grocery marketplace, announced today that it is partnering with locally owned Dierbergs Markets to begin delivering fresh groceries to St. Louis-area residents starting Sept. 14, 2017.

Founded in 2014, Shipt is committed to simplifying its members’ lives by offering a new, convenient grocery shopping experience. […]

The Art of Relating: Staying Too Long Really Does A Number On Your Ego

By Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW


The pain of a relationship that ends can feel devastating. This is especially true when you ignored nagging thoughts along the way that were telling you to go and that you would not be able to get your needs met by this person. Furthermore, if the other person then does the […]

The Natural Medicine Cabinet: An Alternative to Antibiotics

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

According to the World Health Association, “antibiotics are serious medicine – not to be taken lightly. Overuse has led to increasing numbers of antibiotic resistant superbugs like – MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staph aureus) and VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus).

So what options do you have when you get sick and would like to avoid unnecessary […]

Vitamin D Deficiency Can Lead To Illness & Disease

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Did you know that the vast majority of the population—up to 90% of adults in the US—is believed to have a Vitamin D deficiency? And over 95% of the elderly population is believed to be deficient. As the population of overweight and obese adults and children has risen steadily over the […]

What is A Real Pet Emergency?

Blood Loss • Difficulty Breathing • Loss of Conciousness
Traumatic Incident • Possible Poisoning • Other

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

After more than three decades as a veterinary practitioner, several of those years working at the Animal Emergency Clinics, and handling after hours calls for my own clinic, I have come to realize how difficult it is […]