ES writes: “My husband and I have been trying to conceive a child for the last four years, and a well-meaning friend recently sent me a link to a website claiming to guarantee your conceiving a child by following their ‘scientifically proven’ steps. My first reaction when I look at this website is not to trust it, it feels like a scam. Have you heard anything about ‘Pregnancy Miracle – Free Infertility Cure Presentation?’ It is interesting to me they say it is free, but you can buy it for the ‘low low price of $47’. If it is the scam that I think it is, can you inform your readers? What a horrible thing to take advantage of people having trouble with their fertility!”
EA writes: “I just read today that “Master Cleansing” has Scientology roots, but I also read a book by Dr. Don Cobert, M.D. that I purchased that promotes cleansing/detoxing using a similar cleanse using lemon juice, cayanne pepper, maple syrup,etc… I found him on the Joyce Meyer programs back in the 90s . . . should I keep his books in the house?”
Making promises its essential oils can’t keep has warranted a warning letter from the FDA to Young Living Essential Oils, a multi-level marketing company whose founder seems to have a knack for trouble.
JS writes: “I was wondering if you could advise me on the use and consumption of milk/kefir made out of the Tibetan mushrooms.”
JA writes: “I have recently heard of a health and massage practice from the Philippines called “Hilot”. Is this practice occult or New Age (and therefore to be avoided like the plague by faithful Catholics)?”
KC writes: “I was just seen by a naturopath at a holistic store and she used the Asyra machine. She told me that this machine was approved by the FDA in detecting illnesses. She said that this machine has been used since the 1970’s and is recognized by licensed doctors in Europe. Is this information correct? Finding many conflicting reports online.”
AS writes: “Please can you tell me if vega testing is new age…i.e where electrodes are held in hands and imbalances or illness is detected and recorded on machine – supplements prescribed to restore health of body. Also can you tell me if psychotherapy is new age in particular CBT.”