Articles from ‘September 2019’ Issue

A New Labyrinth in the Garden, An Ancient Design

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Where will soon be a new public outdoor labyrinth in St. Louis, based on an ancient design called the Jericho labyrinth. It will be installed on Sept. 7th and 8th at Central Reform Congregation in their garden in the Central West End. It will be created in a mindful, meditative noble silence, […]

ARTful Happenings September 2019


Through October 26
Curated by Art St. Louis; free; Angad Art Hotel, 3550 Samuel Shepard Dr.; for info, visit www.artstlouis.org.

Through December 7
Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or visit gallery210.umsl.edu.

September 1-26
Opening reception 9/6, 6-8 p.m.; University […]

As Autumn Arrives, Wrap Yourself in ART!

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

From September through November, the St. Louis region (and beyond!) welcomes Innovations in Textiles STL 2019 (IT19). Exhibitions, workshops, and lectures abound with collaborations of over 45 organizations and venues in St. Louis City and County, St. Charles, plus westward to Columbia, Missouri […]

Balancing The Brain For Better Health!

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

What if there was a safe, non-invasive system that could improve conditions like Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Learning Disabilities and chronic pain for good and even eliminate the need for medications?

Neurofeedback is a non-drug approach that can improve your quality of life dramatically. Imagine getting better sleep, improving memory, having more energy or being more alert and focused? Neurofeedback can do all […]

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 […]

Coalition Report

Melissa Vatterott,
Food & Farm Director
Coalition for the Environment

Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act: An Important Bill for Children’s Health and Local Farmers

Federal child nutrition programs are important investments in the health and development of children across the United States. You may be surprised to know that these programs are also great opportunities for small-scale, environmentally-responsible farmers to […]

Conservation Corner

By Dan Zarlenga, Missouri Department of Conservation

September Is Nuts In Missouri

You didn’t really think nuts just came straight from a jar with a peanut guy on the label wearing a top hat and a monocle, did you? They actually come from trees. Maybe even trees in your own backyard or neighborhood. September is the beginning […]

Disappearance of the Universe as We Know it for Cancer IAOMT Boston 2019 Dental Medical Conference

By Simon Yu, MD

Oral-dental diseases are among the most prevalent diseases globally and greatly reducing the quality of life for those affected. Can a dentist be a part of a medical-dental team to treat cancer or auto-immune disorders? Cancer may disappear after proper dental work along with antiparasitic, antibiotics and antifungal medications prescribed by a […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

Speaking Up

One thing I can do is talk.

I get to use this habit and skill in the service of principles I hold dear. Like speaking up for Nature, and how Human Kind can, and IMHO should, be both.

On Thursday, September 12, 2019 at The Pageant I will take this up a notch. I […]

Experience Fall at Trout Lodge — Plan your family’s fall getaway today!

As the calendar flips to September and fall quickly approaches, now is the time to begin thinking about a fall getaway for your family to enjoy the magical experience of fall in the Ozarks.

Located only 90 minutes from St. Louis, YMCA Trout Lodge is the perfect location to unplug, reconnect, and recharge with your […]

Guide To Resale Shops In The St. Louis Area

Clubhouse Shop
The Clubhouse Shop at Independence Center sells upscale, gently used apparel, furniture, home décor, china, and more. Whether you’re looking to donate items, or looking for that special treasure, make Clubhouse Shop the first stop! All proceeds from the shop help provide the services and resources a person with chronic mental illness needs, including […]

Healthy Planet Fall Expo Set For Sunday, Sept. 29

The Healthy Planet magazine invites everyone to come celebrate the first weekend of autumn, at its 38th Natural Living Expo, Sunday, September 29, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 East Glendale Road in Webster Groves.
The first 400 visitors to the expo will receive a free reusable tote bag courtesy […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

Beginning Now
Shamanic Energy sessions available at St. Louis Wellness Center
We are introducing another new provider, Holly Schmitt, who is delighted to offer Shamanic Energy Medicine sessions at the St. Louis Wellness Center on Mondays. She is certified by the Four Winds Light Body School. This type of energy medicine comes from the Q’ero people of […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Creating A New Model

By Tom Braford

What will it take to create an Ecovillage community that is a model for affordable, energy-efficient community development?

We are renovating a row of 100+-year-old commercial buildings to include for-sale and for-rent residential space, shared common space and various types of commercial space.

While we are working to raise the investment we need to start […]

Motivating Occupants to Be Part of the Solution: Yes You Can! If you build it, will the occupants use it as you intended?

By Kathy Kuntz

Architects, engineers and builders have become increasingly effective at designing and delivering high performance buildings. Increasingly smart, these buildings will use less resources—provided occupants use systems as designed. Leveraging insights from social science building professionals can influence human behaviors and ultimately we can facilitate a culture where saving energy and reducing waste is […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske; Naturalist

Call of the Star Wheel

There is nothing more mesmerizing than the night sky. Many moons ago I teamed up with friend to study this massive unexplored frontier. As the night deepened, we’d trek out to the field next to his house, spread a blanket on the ground, set out our star books […]

Plant For Pollinators!

Article Courtesy of Forrest Keeling Nursery

Everyone loves butterflies and other pollinators. But these winged workers are also critical to our survival. Did you know that one of every three bites of food you eat depends on a pollinator? Many farmers create special homes for pollinators near production fields.

Pollination can occur by wind or water, but […]

Preserving The Harvest

By Crystal Stevens, Author, Teacher, Artist, Farmer

This is the most bountiful time at farmers markets throughout the region. The fall harvest is abundant, as the farmers have been working for months planting seeds, building soil, cultivating rows, and harvesting crops. Autumn is a perfect time to preserve vegetables for the winter. Imagine a freezer and […]

Publisher’s Corner

Walking The Yard and Look Out It’s Roof Ball Time!

My 6-year-old grandson Jackson and I spend a lot of time walking around our yard talking about the plants, animals, insects and just life in general. Special moments for both of us. “Hey, Hopete (that’s what he calls me), how come you don’t have any tomatoes?” […]

St. Louis VegFest Set For Oct. 13 at World’s Fair Pavilion In Forest Park

St. Louis Animal Rights Team (START) is hosting their second annual vegan festival this fall, VegFest. This one-day event attracts thousands of visitors not only from St. Louis, but from all around the country. St. Louis VegFest will highlight the ethical, health, and environmental aspects of a vegan lifestyle through inspirational speakers, cruelty-free merchandise, and […]

St. Louis Wellness Center Hosts Annual Open House & Community Appreciation Day Oct. 5

Everyone seeks wellness and serenity, and the St. Louis Wellness Center providers specializes in those things – and want to share their talent and experience at the annual Open House & Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. It’s a day of family fun, wellness education and presentations, tours, snacks […]

Sunflower Seed Oil For Skin Care

By Julie Longyear,
Herbal Chemist

The humble sunflower is an example of a miraculous botanical that is often underappreciated, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Sunflower seed oil is not an expensive or “precious” natural skincare oil largely because sunflowers are super easy to grow. Sometimes great things are literally right in our backyards, though!

Most skincare manufacturers like […]

The Art Of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

What It Takes To Be Happy

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

Just about everyone has heard the saying, “No one can make you happy but you”. We hear these sorts of platitudes so often, that they seem to go in one ear and out the other. It’s […]

The Food-Mood Connection: ADHD, Mood Swings, & Performance at Work & School

By Ian Wahl, Founder and Mdical Director
of St. Louis Allergy Relief Center

You already know that what you eat triggers your sense of taste. But did you know that what you eat also triggers your perceptions and emotions? That’s right, food affects your mood. We’ve all experienced eating something that affects how we feel, think, and […]

The Truth About Ibuprofen

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are among the most commonly used drugs worldwide, with 70 million prescriptions and 30 billion over-the-counter doses sold annually in the United States. However, ibuprofen’s popularity belies its high potential for adverse effects, including cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hepatic, kidney, and neonatal health complications.

It carries cardiovascular risks. The […]