Is Functional Medicine Legit?

BW writes: “My husband is a very sick man with several serious medical problems and while I was looking up different medicinal ways of helping him I came across a different way of practicing medicine which is called Functional Medicine. After asking someone about Functional Medicine I was told that it works, and many people have been healed by it. My concern is if you know anything about it and if you do does it have anything to do with New Age or the occult? I do not want us to get involved with anything like that.”

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Raised on Potter, Millennials Embrace Occult

A glowing article about how millennials are ditching religion for astrology and psychics celebrates the fact that millennials – the first generation to come of age during the Harry Potter era – are ditching religion. Should we be surprised?

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Do We Need Mindfulness to be Mindful?

MS writes: “Is all mindfulness related to the Buddhist practice that is so popular today? I am a Catholic and I have been devoted to the practice of the presence of God and the sacrament of the present moment – which is also a kind of mindfulness. Are these Catholic versions related in any way to the Buddhist version?”

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Does All Saints Day Have Pagan Roots?

LEB writes: “Every year I agonize over Halloween and what to allow my children to get involved in. It’s gotten so dark and occultish! Worse, some people say that the only option we have – All Saints Day – is derived from a pagan holiday! Are these our only choices?”

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Major Vet Study Confirms Homeopathy as “Quackery”

Even though homeopathy is used by 500 million people worldwide, animals are also being treated with these implausible concoctions that a new study by scientists at the Royal Veterinary College London are calling quackery.

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Psychic Tries to Scam Madeleine McCann’s Family

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The parents of Madeleine McCann, the three-year old girl who was kidnapped while on holiday in Portugal in 2007, say a psychic name Susan Kelly tried to extort money out of them by demanding payment for three “visions” she had about the child’s current whereabouts.

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Experts Caution About Meditation Risks

Even though Eastern-style meditation techniques such as transcendental meditation and mindfulness are taking the country by storm, researchers at Brown University are sounding the alarm about the very real risks associated with these practices that are getting far too little publicity.

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