We recently received the following email from a reader whose position on the superiority of natural/alternative methods is indicative of many people who write to our site looking for guidance. Although well-thought out and nicely articulated, there are important flaws in this argument which should be pointed out.
Although juicing is all the rage among proponents of alternative living, alarm bells are sounding from the medical community about how this strict liquid diet of vegetables and fruits can actually be dangerous for our health.
FL writes: “I am concerned about an acquaintance of mine who has embraced the thoughts and feelings of a concept/lifestyle called, “Easy World” by Julia Rogers Hamrick. I looked at a couple of her youtube videos to see what they were attracted to regarding this subject. I don’t care for the thoughts and looks of this (as I am Catholic) and it seems to substitute a person’s natural feelings of right and wrong and Love from God by playing misdirected mind games within this ‘easy world’ philosophy. Have you heard of this ‘easy world idea’ and person, Julia Hamrick? And, might you think people are using this as a substitute for the truth and a true relationship with Our Almighty Father?”
KA writes: “My mom who suffers from chronic back pain went to a homeopathic doctor who treated her back pain with a method called atlasprofilax. She said that she feels a lot better. Can you tell me if the Catholic Church approves of this practice that claims to realign the Atlas in the neck?”
In a ruling that will surely rock the multi-level-marketing world, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ruled that Herbalife, a nutritional supplements company, must restructure its US operations and pay $200 million to compensate consumers who were bilked out of millions by the company’s deceptive practices.
“Whole body cryotherapy has been used in Europe and Japan for more than three decades!” the website exclaims. “Multiple research studies have been published in medical journals about the effects of whole body cryotherapy, and in many European countries the treatments are covered by medical insurance policies.”
Will we ever learn? More than 30 people were burned during a June 23 fire-walking event hosted by New Thought guru Tony Robbins in Dallas, Texas – the second time in the last few years when similar injuries were reported.