Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants by Michael Braunstein There’s an irony about the terms “alternative medicine” and “traditional medicine.” They are used exactly backwards. Ask the average American to describe “traditional” medicine and they’ll tell you it is the kind found at the behemoth hospital centers. It’s where  medical doctors use drugs, surgery and […]

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Garden of Eatin’

Garden of Eatin’ (good things bear repeatin’) by Michael Braunstein When technology fails, when the grid goes down, when the dollar and the economy collapse, you’ll still want to eat. Will you know how? Supermarkets won’t help. With trucks at a standstill, within hours after the crash, store shelves will be bare. With electric power […]

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning What’s Under the Sink? by Michael Braunstein Read this sentence carefully: Humans have found, invented or synthesized over 50 million different chemicals over the course of history, the vast majority of them since World War II. That’s millions of chemicals the human body, or the world, for that matter, has never experienced or […]

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You Can’t Die Laughing

You Can’t Die Laughing Healing with humor by Michael Braunstein “Laugh, laugh I thought I’d die…” In 1964, Norman Cousins lie dying at UCLA Medical Center. Doctors told him his disease was terminal and there was nothing they could do. They were only half right: There […]

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