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Nutrition and the New Age Movement

May 26th, 2011

Written By: Joanne Matters

nutritionThe pursuit of my passion for the power of nutrition to prevent and heal disease has been an exercise in dodging New Age philosophies at almost every turn.

Since I enrolled at a holistic nutrition school in late 2009, I have found myself sitting with classmates, young and not-so-young, who have been influenced by the New Age Movement to a greater or lesser extents.

Many of the instructors are influenced by New Age thinking as well, though it is usually not blatant and 90% of the program is based on solid science.

You only have to pick up popular nutrition magazines to see that, sadly, this is a field largely dominated by the New Age mentality, though you will find some really excellent information on the nutritional needs of the body contained within their pages.Read more

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Food Facts and Lent

April 5th, 2011

Written by: Joanne Matters

In my third blog during our Lenten journey, I wish to continue my theme of “Food Facts and Lent”. It seems many Lenten observers turn to some sort of sacrifice that involves food, usually

Eat raw fruit and vegetables as muchas possible.

refraining from those foods which we know aren’t good for us, but outside of Lent, we feel free to consume.

My goal here is to equip you with food facts that will inspire you to continue refraining even after Lent.

I follow the 80/20 rule when it comes to my diet. I eat a “clean diet” 80% of the time, allowing for “other” food choices 20% of the time.Read more

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Holistic Health – Not Just for New Agers

January 20th, 2011

Written by: Joanne Matters

Why is the concept of holistic health so often associated with the New Age Movement?

Since becoming interested in the topic of nutrition and health, I have found very few Catholics or Christians involved in this field. I have made it my personal mission to claim this concept for Christ.

I want to teach and inspire the body of Christ to take care of the body of Christ, in other words, teach and inspire believers to take better care of their bodies, the temples of the Holy Spirit, but in a way that recognizes the very real connection between body, mind and spirit.… Read more

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