CF writes: “Could you help me understand if the practice of airrosti is ok with the Catholic Church? I understand it is a treatment similar to physical therapy but I am not sure if it has any scientific research.”
DF writes: “I googled ‘earthing’ on your blog and read the article you wrote on it (and essential oils). While you stated that there is little evidence that this ‘earthing’ stuff is, you did not say if it is harmful (other than wasting your money and/or supporting new age businesses.)
AP writes: ” . . . Dr. Daniel Amen, a former Catholic (now Christian), well-respected brain research psychiatrist, best-selling author, uses SPECT brain imaging to target treatment for his patients at his Amen Clinics in California. He tries to use diet, supplements, exercise, and relaxation/breathing/meditation/self-hypnosis techniques before prescribing psychotropic medication.
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EK asks: “I want to know if Ozone therapy ( injected under the skin) and magnetic therapy ( don’t know how he would do that) is ok in the Catholic church. I was in a car accident and a naturopath offered these solutions.”
SK asks: “I have been researching natural and alternative medicine. I’ve spent time reviewing your New Age Q/As. I don’t see any questions concerning Orthomolecular medicine/Dr Linus Pauling. Orthomolecular.org It doesn’t seem to state any info on energy or chi, etc. It’s mostly mega-vitamin therapies.”
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E writes: “I was wondering how you feel about the Light Weigh. I did one cycle of the program a few years ago and lost 25 pounds at an acceptable pace (2 lbs. a week).” I gained it all back during a stressful time. Something doesn’t sit right with me regarding nutrition but I like the fasting between meals. Wondering what your thoughts are?”
JB writes: “My daughter was introduced to what looks like a New Age drink called ‘Kombucha’. This was while she was going to school in the San Francisco Area, the main distributor is based in Beverly Hills. I have also seen a lot of ‘yogi tea’ in supermarkets across the US.”