Kim Masters talked to a former Scientologist to asked if Kirstie Alley’s “non-Scientology” Scientology weight-loss program is in anyway related to Scientology.
Scientologists are always so open and candid about everything they do. Can’t imagine why the press is calling Alley out on this whopper.
Sorry for the pun…ahem.
At my request, former Scientologist Claire Headley, who grew up in the church and worked in its internal affairs office until she left several years ago, looked over the products offered by Organic Liaison. One supplement, Release Me, rang a bell, she said. The Organic Liaison description says it is a combination of calcium and magnesium to “help support the nervous system, letting your muscles contract and relax to keep your heart running steadily and prevent blood from clotting. Alkaline substances even loosen fat from cells!”
Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard advocated the use of vitamins and supplements, said Headley. Cal Magâ€”a concoction of calcium, magnesium, and apple cider vinegarâ€”is consumed daily by those undergoing a cleansing program called the “purification rundown,” she said. (Clearly this is not identical to the Organic Liaison supplement, as vinegar is acid, not alkaline.) Alley was the spokeswoman for the anti-drug program Narconon in the ’90s, Headley added, “so links to the purification rundown, which Narconon delivers, [would not be] surprising.”