Articles from ‘September 2013’ Issue

2013 Green Homes, Great Health Festival set for September 28 At Missouri Botanical Garden

by Jean Ponzi

This 12th annual celebration of sustainable living brings together our region’s top options for protecting and improving health for people and the planet – in one resource-packed day of family fun!
Discuss your home improvement ideas with our region’s experts on all things Green. More than 100 displays and exhibits by local businesses and […]

23rd Pesto Feast Takes Deep Green Look at Monsanto

by Don Fitz

It’s more than food. Decades ago, Monsanto contributed to the contamination of East St. Louis and Sauget, Illinois. And Anniston, Alabama. Its toxic PCBs plagued the workforce and community surrounding Carter Carburetor. There are Agent Orange veterans of the Vietnam War and environmentalists concerned with the effects of pesticides on bees, monarch butterflies […]

40 Day Fast for Parasite Eradication Fasting May Save Your Life or Else

by Simon Yu, MD

Fasting can save your life. Or, it can be a sure way of starving to death. At least, you will be imagining starvation and agonizing in hunger pain. Just the idea of fasting will make you hungry. Is there a therapeutic role for a medically supervised fasting? I am not an expert […]

An Apple A Day…

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

You’ve heard the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” but that familiar phrase may ring truer than you’d think. Apples are not only delicious, versatile, affordable and long-lasting, they’re also very nutrient dense, providing plenty of beneficial nutrients while being low […]

Artful Happenings

New Exhibits

Opening August 26
A coordinated project of the mayors & arts organizations along the Mississippi River; opening 5 pm; Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar; for info, visit www.art-stl.com.

Through October 5
Group exhibition of works by three artists; Gallery 210 on UMSL campus;314- 516-5976 or http://gallery210.umsl.edu.

September 6-October 5

ArtFul Living

with Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky

“We are many but we are one”… the variety of ART

Opening on September 20 is the Quilt National 2013 exhibition at St. Louis University Museum of Art on Lindell. This biennial show includes work by artists in 27 states and 7 countries. The 85 works selected for Quilt National 2013 were chosen […]


with Cathy Schram

Fish oil for kids?
What enzymes should I take?

Q: Should I be giving my children fish oil?

A: Fish oil is a great supplement to add to your child’s diet. Fish oil has come a long way in the taste department. Not only are there great tasting chewable forms, it also comes as a delicious […]

Back To School Pet Basics!

by Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Students are racing back to school during August and September each year. Whether you are heading to junior or senior high school; or, onward to college, there are considerations regarding pet management, and more.

First of all, note that many times, changes in our home schedules may directly impact our pets. Your […]

Coalition Report

by Kathleen Logan Smith
Director of Environmental Policy Coalition For The Environment

Speak Loudly For The Voiceless

More than 60,000 miles of Missouri streams, wetlands, some lakes, and ponds are threatened. We’ve been waiting.

We’ve waited for 40 years while many of our waters have been ruined by urban and agricultural pollutants. We’ve waited 40 years while the frogs, […]

Cosmic Conciousness

by Kathleen H. Christ, LMT, NCMBT

A wearable non-invasive patch
A bridge from where you are to where you want to be –
Or temporary training wheels

A great shift has taken place in our universe recently, one that has been foretold by many of the world’s different philosophies and cultures. It is a shift of “ages” that is […]

Craft Beer Guide


Alpha Brewing Company
14091 Washington Ave., St. Louis.

Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
One Busch Place, St. Louis.

Augusta Brewing Company
5521 Water Street, Augusta.

Buffalo Brewing Company
3100 Olive Street, St. Louis.

Cathedral Square Brewery
3914 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis.

Crown Valley Brewing Company
St. Genevieve, MO.

Exit #6 Brewery
5055 Highway North, St. Charles.

4 Hands Brewing Company
1220 8th Street, Saint Louis.

Granite City Food & Brewery
11411 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur.

Griesedieck […]

DIY Sustainability

By Allison Macon,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Program Committee

Do you fret over the green house gasses released every morning when you drive your car to work? Do you mutter to yourself, “Geez! Why haven’t I set up my composting system yet?” while you grind valuable nutrients down the disposal? Have you experienced anguish while watering your garden with […]

Earthworms’ Castings

with Jean Ponzi

Good-Bye to an old Friend No Longer Hangin’ Around

We worked together in the same place for nearly twenty years. Our interactions drew me gratefully out of doors, in every kind of weather, as we conserved energy (mine and the planet’s) in simple, elegant, low-tech calm. Now this quiet, helpful old partner – and […]

Eat With The Seasons: Preserving Autumn’s Garden Bounty

by Crystal Moore-Stevens

The Autumn Equinox sends a signal to the backyard gardeners’ cerebral cortex, gently reminding us that the harvest season has arrived and that now is the time to be preserving and putting up food for the winter. Within just a couple of short months, the garden will once again die off for the […]

Eliminate Root Canals with Stem Cell Regeneration

By Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN
(Certified Clinical Nutritionist)

What does dentistry and stem cell research have in common? The answer may be more enlightening than you can imagine. Scientists are working diligently to discover the abilities of cell regeneration within the human body. Dentistry is playing an important role in this new age research.

Is it possible that […]

Health and Fun at Library’s 6th Annual Living Life Expo!

The St. Louis Public Library has the perfect event if you’re looking for answers to health-related questions and want to have a great time. The Baden Branch, 8448 Church Road, hosts the 6th Annual Living Life Expo! on Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s FREE and open to the public.

The Expo! […]

Healthy “Life” Resources

with Chaplain Paul

How to Resolve Emotional Injuries of The Past… Follow Up

At our July Spiritual Wellness Support Group we had a great discussion on how we resolve the injuries of the past. There were many personal experiences and ideas shared. I would like to share some of their ideas with you.

All agreed that the first […]

Healthy Planet Guide To Education & Enrichment

A Gathering Place Wellness Education Center
A Gathering Place Massage School prepares you for an exciting career in a growing health care profession. You can choose from classes in Medical Massage, Spa work, Eastern / Energy Medicine, Structural Bodywork and Specialty populations (i.e. pregnant women, the elderly). We prepare you for the national board exam and […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

September 3, 10, 17, 24
Change Your Fragrance and Change Your Life!
12:00 – 4:30 P.M. Inspire, clear, focus or energize. Whatever your goal, empower your intentions with a handcrafted personalized perfume. September special $39. Consultation fee includes free 15 ml roll-on personalized perfume! Held at Cheryl’s Herbs located at 7170 Manchester Road, Suite A, St. Louis, Missouri. […]

Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo Set For Oct. 20 in Webster Groves

The Healthy Planet, St. Louis’ Green & Healthy Living magazine, hosts its 26th Natural Living Expo Sunday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 E. Glendale Road, 63119 (I-44 at Elm Avenue) in Webster Groves.
This popular event will include more than 60 exhibit booths offering a variety of […]

Native Shrubs: For You And For The Birds

by Cindy Gilberg

Some of my fondest childhood memories are those of warm summer days spent picking wild blackberries and other native fruits. We ate half of the berries while questioning how we would ever get the juice stains off our fingers. Of course our hands came clean and the fruit was either eaten fresh or […]

Nature Wisdom

with Pat Tuholske, Naturalist

Finding Your Dog

If your dog is missing:

Take immediate action and start searching.
Contact local veterinarians, 24-hour clinics, shelters and rescue groups. Go in person to check shelters within the first few days and revisit until you find your dog.
Print flyers and hand them out to area residents. Knock on doors and notify your neighbors. […]

OneSTL Open Houses to Explore Area’s Sustainability Plan

The St. Louis area’s sustainability plan is entering a new phase, with a final round of open houses for the public. In September, seven open houses are scheduled throughout the metropolitan area to give residents a chance to review the draft plan and offer input.

OneSTL is the culmination of three-years of information gathering, consensus building […]

Parenthood: Raising A Healthy, Happy & Eco-Friendly Baby

with Natalie Petty

You’ve read all the books, waited 9 months for the baby to arrive and then suddenly, you’re a parent. And despite all the books and apps you can read, nothing really preparers you for the task at hand.

Being a new parent is both exciting and frightening. This wonderful little human being is […]

Publisher’s Corner

We can see so much from our front porch. My wife Niki and I sit outside almost every day the weather permits. I once commented that people in the city tend to sit on their front porches while people in the county mostly sit on their back decks. I wonder why more people don’t sit […]

Recycling Means Business at the 2013 Missouri Recycling Conference

Jobs and the economy are on nearly everyone’s mind these days, but Missouri continues to waste one of the biggest opportunities to stimulate both. Recycling materials that would otherwise be sent to landfills benefits the economy and the environment.

This year’s Missouri Recycling Conference is going to knuckle down on policies and procedures that keep our […]

The Key To Your Well-Being

by Dr. Rosa Kincaid, MD

Your body’s chemical messengers, hormones, are the key to your well-being. Hormones relay chemical instructions to every cell in your body. As hormones are released into the bloodstream, they control and influence many bodily functions, as well as how you age.
As an example, hormones partially determine your body composition. Are you […]

The Stone Institute Announces New Professional Reflexology Certification Program

Looking to become professionally credentialed in therapeutic reflexology? The Stone Institute LLC is accepting applications for the professional Therapeutic Reflexology Certification Program to begin January, 2014.

Thanks to dual enrollment, massage therapists and nurses earn 250 CEs while attending classes for certification. “We created dual enrollment to allow professionals to get the most from their education. […]

The Wings of a Garden – Birds, Bats, Insects and Fairies

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

It is those things that fly that bring a special energy and magic to the garden. No garden is soil, sky and plants alone. Yet we often think only in those terms when we think about our garden.

A garden is a system of life, a web that sustains and nourishes not only […]

Your Career Path May Lead To The Healing Arts Center

Are you looking for the right path for you? Have you always had an affinity towards helping others or wanted to give back to the universe in a positive way? If this is the case, we would like to invite you to come and visit the Healing Arts Center. We have recently grown into a […]

Zyto Technology an Energetic Connection

by Ava Frick, DVM

Unfortunately we can’t directly communicate with our pets and ask them how they feel. Even for adults, using words to explain how you feel can be a challenge. Now, there is a way to stop the guessing and open up an entirely new communication channel between your doctor and your pet’s body. […]