Oh, come on: Scientology 'detox' quackery now being touted for miraculous cures - 2019-01-27
Rod Keller brings us more nuttiness from Scientology's rank and file...
Last week we reported on a new Scientology front group that is offering military veterans, as an alternative to mental health care, Scientology's unscientific "Purification Rundown," a regimen of sauna use and extreme vitamin intake.
Two new claims for the effectiveness of the Purif other than for detoxification came to us this week. The first is a promotion from the Auckland, New Zealand ideal org that the Purif helped cure a woman of bipolar disorder, and that she no longer needs or takes her medicine.
Former members we spoke to expressed shock that somebody who had been under psychiatric care would be allowed on the program at all. Encouraging members to stop taking prescription medicine is one of the most dangerous aspects of Scientology, both for the patient and in some cases, for the staff and publics at the org.