Metals of Honor:

Metals of Honor:  Precious metals heal  by Michael Braunstein Flesh-eating, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, sepsis, organ failure and death — all scary stuff. In a world where our magic bullets against microbial monsters are turning into blanks, those fears become greater. The Antibiotic Age was a thing. Now it seems it’s over. Of all the humans who […]

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Leaving Fear Behind

Leaving Fear Behind by Michael Braunstein Too often I find myself writing a clever anecdote to open a Heartland Healing column. I believe I see it as a sort of literary device to create rapport with the reader. Today, no anecdote to bury the lede, so here it is. The only reason any human being […]

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Resolution 2020

Resolution 2020 Will make you happier by Michael Braunstein I’m going to reveal the exact moment when I realized American medicine kills people. I am not recalling the exact date but the exact circumstances, most likely winter of 1973. I was working part time as a Respiratory Therapist at Omaha’s old St. Joseph’s Hospital on […]

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Across the Great Divide

Across the Great Divide Healing in a digital world by Michael Braunstein History shows that a society is shaped by its dominant technology. In the 21st century, society is now globally singular, geographically unbound. Our dominant technology is digital, reality reduced to ones and zeros. Our society has become as polarized as our technology. I […]

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True Humility

True Humility Holy Spirit is my caddy by Michael Braunstein A romp of otters, a crash of rhinoceroses, a convocation of eagles, a troop of baboons, a swarm of bees or a pod of whales — with our human need to label everything, (thereby reinforcing the concept of separateness, by the way,) we have managed […]

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Clearing the Air: An inside job

Clearing the Air: An inside job by Michael Braunstein On our list of “first world problems,” we have grown accustomed to the air pollution common to our modern cities. That pollution even extends to smaller burgs and the countryside, presenting real health problems. In a recent Heartland Healing column, we went on about how the […]

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Air Apparent

Air Apparent Indoor pollution solution by Michael Braunstein Humans in First World countries spend most their time indoors, over 90 percent of it, in fact. Sad. During winter months it is certainly much more. And denizens of the most highly polluted cities in the world are warned to stay inside anytime during episodes of extreme […]

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How NOT to Meditate

How NOT to Meditate by Michael Braunstein Even in Western culture, one would have to be living under a rock to be unaware of the concept of meditation. The physical, mental and spiritual benefits would fill volumes (and do!) There is no need to describe them in detail here. Anyone who knows how to do […]

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