The following is a continuation of part 3.
While the evidence set forth by John Doe in the previous posts is really the best way, and should be sufficient for anyone with a Biblical worldview, for evaluating New Age and quack therapies, Mr. Doe also conducted a practical test, because he knew that some people in the situation involved would not really care about what the general facts and overarching Biblical principles indicated. While this attitude is certainly bad, if you are in a situation where you are trying to help people who are caught up with New Age or quack therapies, you can consider following John Doe's example below and conducting a practical test of a New Age or quack therapy. The following test approximated a double-blind, placebo controlled test--the kind of testing done by medical science but avoided by New Age and quack advocates, because their practices cannot pass such tests, and, if applied, would drive them out of business. Read on to see what he did. I think you will find it both informative and entertaining.
The analysis above, based on a Biblical worldview, should be more than sufficient to demonstrate that the practices of Chiropractor Fox are ones that Christians (and all others) not only have no right to participate in, but ones that should be warned against for both their spiritual and physical dangers. However, as a practical demonstration of how Biblical reasoning and science based upon it is sound, and the New Age and occult techniques employed by Chiropractor Fox are manifestly unsound methods of determining what is good health, this writer made an appointment with Chiropractor Fox, subsequent to his previous visit with Judy, for the purpose of conducting a scientific test that would demonstrate in a clear way that his methods are faulty and either useless or harmful for determining what is healthy. This test was conducted out of love and concern for those to whom this written document has been given. It certainly did not produce any great benefit to this writer, as the visit to Fox cost him $55, the materials employed for the conduct of the experiment were also somewhat costly, and several hours of time and much gas were used up driving to and from the chiropractic office, since it is not at all near the writer’s residence. However, if this expenditure of money and time saves brethren and family in the Lord many hundreds—indeed, thousands, of dollars in future expense—twenty visits to Chiropractor Fox will cost $1,100, apart from the cost of his remedies, the spiritual and physical dangers associated with him, etc.—then the sacrifice involved in conducting the experiment will be considered well worth it.
The writer had Judy put a variety of items in an assortment of containers, label the containers and the items, and then give them to him. The exact contents of the containers were unknown to this writer at the time Chiropractor Fox did muscle testing upon him to see if they were beneficial or not. Some of the items in the containers were a variety of vitamins that, whether or not they were necessary for consumption, were not going to cause any kind of serious harm, while the other containers had items that were clearly of great harm for human consumption, such as rat poison and highly toxic and poisonous mineral spirits from the Home Depot that were potentially deadly if consumed, and dangerous and harmful if inhaled or placed upon the skin. If Chiropractor Fox’s muscle testing is an accurate procedure, he would by no means state that any of these deadly and toxic items were ones that the writer—or any other human being—should ingest, place upon his skin, etc. One error on one substance would demonstrate the unreliability of his methods. 100% accuracy is certainly to be expected: after all, genuine science would be able to determine with certainty the nature of the substances in the bottles every time by laboratory analysis.
When the writer arrived at Chiropractor Fox’s office to be muscle tested, he was asked what the items were in the bottles. In perfect truthfulness, he stated that he did not know, since his wife had packed them the night before and did not tell him what they were. Chiropractor Fox proceeded to employ muscle testing to determine the healthfulness, or lack thereof, of the various substances.
The various items below were held in one hand right beneath the neck, while my other arm was stretched out, and Chiropractor Fox pushed down on my arm in his typical muscle testing methodology to determine if the items were helpful or not to my body. First, my arm was moved/not moved to determine if the substance was healthful in general. Then, my arm was moved/not moved to determine if I needed to take what was in the bottle. If my arm moved in the proper way, indicating I needed what was in the bottle, Chiropractor Fox then said the word “one” and moved/did not move my arm, and, if my arm remained steady, said the word “two” and moved/did not move my arm, etc. and in this way determined the number of pills I was to take from a particular bottle that was determined to be good by seeing what my arm—and, allegedly, my muscles—did after he spoke the number in the English language.
The items tested, and the claims from the muscle testing, were:
1.) Young’s Essential Oil bottle #1. Fox stated that the contents of this bottle were good for the body, but unnecessary for my personal consumption, after performing muscle testing.
2.) Young’s Essential Oil bottle #2. Fox stated that the contents of this bottle were good for the body, but also unnecessary for my personal consumption, after performing muscle testing. It should be noted that he also later took a whiff from one of these Essential Oil bottles, and said that they were really good stuff.
3.) Utrophin (“Uterus support”—parts of cow uturus in a bottle from Standard Processing) bottle. The contents of this bottle were tested as good for the body, but unnecessary for my personal consumption.
4.) Daily Multivitamin bottle: This product tested as good for human consumption, and further testing determined I needed to take two of the pill in this bottle daily.
5.) Vitamin C bottle from grocery store: The contents of this bottle were tested as beneficial for human consumption, but testing determined that I did not need to take any of these.
6.) Beta Vitamin C bottle from Body Wise Corp.: The contents of this bottle were tested as beneficial for human consumption, and testing determined I was to take one of these daily.
7.) Multiprobiotic bottle of the kind sold at Fox’s office: Fox observed by visual inspection that the pill inside of this bottle was not the kind of multiprobiotic that was sold at his store. I, of course, did not know what was in this pill. The contents of this bottle were tested as beneficial for human consumption, and testing concluded I was to take one of them daily.
8.) Female balance multivitamin bottle from BodyWise Corp.: This pill tested as a good product for human consumption, but one I did not need.
9.) Flora source bottle: This pill tested as a good product for human consumption, and muscle testing determined I should take one daily.
10.) Unspecified bottle #1: The pill in this bottle, a simple container with a #1 on the side, was determined to be healthful through muscle testing, but unnecessary for my personal consumption.
11.) Unspecified bottle #2: The pill in this bottle was determined through muscle testing to be good for human consumption, and testing also indicated that I needed to take one daily.
12.) Unspecified bottle #3: The pill in this bottle was determined through muscle testing to be good for human consumption, and testing also indicated that I needed to take two of them daily.
13.) OJ bottle: The contents of the orange juice bottle were determined by muscle testing to be good for human consumption, but testing determined I was to consume no more than two 8oz. glasses a day.
14.) Water bottle: The contents of a water bottle were determined by muscle testing to be good for human consumption, and moving my arm determined I was to consume 3.5-4 quarts daily.
15.) I also was muscle tested to determine that I need to take calcium and fish oil daily—but not any other vitamins or minerals, as the items from the above list covered what I need (a conclusion that someone who did not believe in muscle testing at all could easily come to by simply looking at the bottles that were being tested and noticing that I had been “tested” to take two basic multivitamins a day).
16.) Finally, I was tested to determine how long it was until I needed to come back to see if the needs of my body for vitamins had changed. It was determined that I needed to come back in 14 weeks, because after pronouncing the number “14” my arm moved down.
The contents of the various bottles were:
1+2.) Tiny amounts of Young Essential Oils, with the great majority of the bottle containing highly toxic mineral spirits purchased at the Home Depot, that are deadly when ingested, harmful on the skin, and carcinogenic when inhaled.
3.) The Utrophin bottle contained one Ester C vitamin.
4.) The Daily Multivitamin bottle contained one daily multivitamin.
5.) The Vitamin C bottle contained one chewable vitamin C.
6.) The Beta C bottle contained toxic and obviously unhealthy Silica Gel mixed with some Female Advantage Body Wise product.
7.) The Multiprobiotic bottle contained some Body Wise Female Advantage product mixed with a definite majority of rat poison.
8.) The Female Balance bottle contained one cranberry supplement from Walmart.
9.) The Flora Source bottle contained Epsom Salt, which should obviously not be ingested.
10.) The unspecified bottle #1 contained one Body Wise female advantage tablet.
11.) The unspecified bottle #2 contained cake topping mixed with female advantage from Body Wise.
12.) The unspecified bottle #3 contained a Body Wise food shake.
The orange juice and tap water were both actually orange juice and tap water. A bottle with grape juice and mineral spirits mixed together, and of root beer, apple juice, and mineral spirits mixed together, were also taken along, but these smelled horrible and were obviously not normal juice, so I did not get them tested, as I could clearly determine beforehand that they contained toxic mineral spirits and was thus not ignorant of the contents of the bottle before the muscle testing.
The results of Chiropractor Fox’s muscle testing was as follows. Highly toxic mineral spirits, which should not be breathed, are fatal if consumed, and are very dangerous if on the skin for extended periods of time, were good for people in general to ingest/apply to the body (#1-2). Ester C vitamin tablets were good for human consumption (#3), but I personally don’t need them. Daily Multivitamins are good for human consumption (#4), and I should take two a day. Normal vitamin C is good for human consumption, but I personally do not need it (#5). Toxic Silica Gel mixed with Body Wise Female Advantage is good for human consumption, and I should take one such pill a day (#6). A little bit of Body Wise Female Advantage mixed with a lot of rat poison is good for human consumption, and I should take one such Female Advantage/Rat Poison pill every day (#7). Cranberry supplements from Walmart are good for human consumption, but I don’t need them (#8). Poisonous Epsom Salt is good for human consumption, and I should take one pill of it every day (#9). Body Wise Female Advantage is good for me, but I don’t need it (#10)—only when it is mixed with rat poison (#7) and Silica Gel (#6) is it good for me. However, Body Wise Female Advantage mixed with cake topping is good for me, and I should take it every day (#11). Finally, I should take two servings of Body Wise breakfast shake a day (#12), and drink orange juice and tap water. This is to continue for 14 weeks. Although I am a male, I am to consume Body Wise Female Advantage, but only if it is mixed with cake topping, a majority of silica gel, or a majority of rat poison. On its own, it is not something I need. If I am not dead or having my stomach pumped in a hospital from eating rat poison, silica gel, and Epsom salt every day, then I am to come back in 14 weeks to pay another $55 and be re-tested to see if my bodily needs have changed. Perhaps at that time the highly toxic or deadly mineral spirits in the essential oil bottles—which were tested as good for human consumption and complemented upon for their beneficial properties—will be required, although at this time I do not personally need any. Rat poison is enough for me at this time.
 The mineral spirits bottle stated, in part (capitals in original), “Odorless Mineral Spirits, Excellent for thinning oil based paint, stain, and varnish; Cleans and prepares surfaces for painting . . . DANGER! HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. . . . [I]t is an excellent cleaner for paint brushes, tools and equipment [so it would “clean out” a human being’s insides for sure!] . . . Protect eyes with chemical splash goggles and avoid prolonged skin contact . . . USE ONLY WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION TO PREVENT BUILDUP OF VAPORS. [So it is plainly not only dangerous to ingest, but even to smell.] Do not use in areas where vapors can accumulate and concentrate such as basements, bathrooms or small enclosed areas. Whenever possible, use outdoors in an open air area. If using indoors open all windows and doors and maintain a cross ventilation of moving fresh air across the work area. If strong odor is noticed or you experience slight dizziness, headache, nausea or eye watering—STOP—ventilation is inadequate. Leave area immediately. IF THE WORK AREA IS NOT WELL VENTILATED, DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT. A dust mask does not provide protection against vapors. Do not take internally. Avoid contact with eyes and prolonged contact with skin. . . . FIRST AID: IF SWALLOWED . . . Call poison control center, hospital emergency room or physician immediately. . . . IN CASE OF PROLONGED SKIN CONTACT, wash thoroughly . . . if irritation persists, get medical attention.” Obviously, these spirits are bad stuff. They can be deadly if consumed and are dangerous to inhale or on the skin.