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.”
MF write: “Nowhere can I find a Catholic critique of The Healing Code by Alex Loyd. Highly suspicious, misleading, pseudo scientific quackery at the very least, and at worst, a dangerous New Age scam that exploits the vulnerable with strange techniques cloaked in quasi-religious terminology. . .
SL writes: ” . . . I lost my sister to cancer two years ago. After her cough became progressively worse with alternative therapies she finally sought conventional treatment at the behest of her family. Unfortunately, it was too late in the course of her Stage 4 lung cancer . . .
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.”