Help or Hype: Body Cleanses and Detoxes

bentonite clayMH 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.”

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Company Sells Oriental Philosophy Along with Products

jadienceMV 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.”

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Is Ayurvedic Medicine Scientifically Proven?

ayurvedic medicineC 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.”

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Are Our Blogs Judgmental or Factual?

Ilana Rubenfeld

Ilana Rubenfeld

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. . . “

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