MH asks: “Do you know the origin of using Bentonite Clay and Charcoal capsules as a way of cleansing your body of toxins, impurities, and heavy metals? Also, do you know if this therapy is safe to do? Supposedly they both absorb heavy metals and are carried out of one’s digestive system. An environmental Dr. is advising me to do this. I wanted to make sure it’s in line with Church teaching and is safe to do.”
MV writes: “A family member gave me some pain cream from a company called Jadience. I checked everything about the website, the founder and her other companies, something does not feel right about the company, the philosophy and tradition. Can you please check this website out and tell me if it is new age? I think it is.”
C asks: “I have a friend who was an ayurveda practitioner and teacher for years before returning to the Catholic faith. She insists that ayurveda is scientically proven etc. Not knowing anything about it, I’ve been searching the internet for more information. It seems that there are two parts – one that is part of Hindu beliefs and the other which is just health food with the ‘scientifically proven’ aspect up in the air. My question is can you really divorce such a practice, including yoga, from its pagan roots.”
We have received numerous inquiries from readers who wonder why our blogs on New Age and alternative health practices seem to put so much emphasis on science. Shouldn’t they based on Catholic teaching?
SV writes: “I wonder if you might post my experience with the Rubenfeld Synergy Method. I found the work personally very helpful. I also had the opportunity to be in several of Ilana Rubenfelds classes. They were amazingly helpful not only to the observers but also the person on the table. . . “
MA asks: “Are salt rooms New Age?”
JP writes: “I am suspecting that the health programs that my husband has spent hours and hours listening to over the past several years are some kind of health cult. . .
LP writes: “My sister is into ‘energy healing’ using the book called The Emotion/Body Code. The writer and founder of this is Dr. Bradley Nelson (who is a Mormon). Have you heard about him and what he is doing?”