When Dieting Becomes a Religion

woman saladSR writes: “The new fad seems to be that everyone seems to be on some kind of diet.  (I.e.  Paleo diet or Gluten free, Atkins, etc. I understand if someone is diagnosed with Celiac Disease or Gluten intolerances, it makes sense and would be prudent to eliminate gluten, but it seems that more and more people are on diets because they are desperate to lose weight.  In some cases I feel some people turn these diets into a “religion”. Are they any diets we should avoid (that are New Age?)  

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Are Epigenetic Supplements Worthless?

200368974-001J asks: “I have recently come across a company that sells nutritional supplements that was taken by JPII.  About two years ago this company has gotten involved with epigenetics. Explained to me as natural supplements that can flip the switches on the genome from unhealthy to healthy positions.  Are these products ok to take?”

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What’s Wrong With the Sa Ta Na Ma Chant?

dr daniel amenAP 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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