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?”
MH writes: “Do you know about the writings from Lorraine day, M.D. Orthopedic surgeon and Christian regarding alternative Health modalities? I know she does not advocate use of eastern religiously based health modalities which she views as the antichrist, but she has good arguments against modern day medicine’s approach to dealing with diseases. . . .
HM writes: “Is EMDR a New Age therapy? I’ve participated in it through my counseling for OCD. It was first presented to me by a Catholic therapist, a wonderful woman who explained that it is effective in people with PTSD and especially OCD because the light bar distracts the front part of the brain, enabling the long-term memory portion of the brain to tap into traumatic memories and reprocess them appropriately. It seemed scientific to me and actually helped calm down many ‘triggers’ for my OCD.
JW writes: “I have a question about one of your blogs on Women of Grace where you mentioned that if science is not backing something we should not use it. I have used a nutritional supplement [Ambrotose] for over 14 years with wonderful health benefits. With the discovery of the product there were only the testimonies of the benefits people were seeing. . . .
MA asks: “I’m wondering if you’ve run across any negative information on ALCAT or other companies who test for food sensitivities. Supposedly, if a person is sensitive to a certain food, then staying away from that food allows the body to heal. Scientifically, it makes sense to me, and I don’t see any elements of New Age in this. What do you think?”
Y asks: “I am 8 months pregnant and I go to a food supplemental place called WIC. The breastfeeding counselor there advised me to try Kangaroo Care or (skin to skin contact). Is this method considered New Age? I don’t have a good feeling about this. What should I do?”
The field of homeopathy was dealt a serious blow last week after a large study conducted by Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) found its medicines to be no more effective than placebo.