Kirstie's Weight Loss Plan: Scientology Scheme?

Alley's 'Organic Liaison' has links to church
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2010 8:59 AM CDT
Kirstie's Weight Loss Plan: Scientology Scheme?
Actress Kirstie Alley speaks from the podium during the 11th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif., Monday, Oct. 22, 2007.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Kirstie Alley’s new weight loss program may just be one more way for the church of Scientology to make money. An anti-Scientology campaign group first uncovered a link between the two: “Organic Liaison” combines an organic diet with “organic and natural diet supplements,” but critics believe it is based on Scientology’s “purification rundown,” a detox program. Ravi Somaiya describes the “rundown” as “at best bullshit, at worst dangerous” on Gawker.

Organic Liaison is located in Clearwater, Fla.—aka Scientology Central—and employs at least two prominent Scientologists. “It's certainly priced like a Scientology scam,” Somaiya writes, with membership costing $10 a month and the supplements $139 a month. Though nothing is conclusive yet, “What is safe to say is that thousands, millions even, of people will be over-paying for unproven"—and "cheaply available"—"herbal supplements combined with a common-sense diet.”
(Read more Kirstie Alley stories.)

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