Scientology TV has a series called “Meet a Scientologist”.
The idea behind the show one supposes, is for the world to see members as just like everyone else.
“Nothing to see here, folks! Scientologists are the same as you!”
These “regular” people chosen to represent the team, are there to forward the appearance that members of Hubbard’s flock are the finest most upstanding individuals and COS made them that way.
In that spirit, introducing another solid representative of Scientology.
Shining ambassador for The Most Ethical Religion on the Planet.
Meet a Scientologist.
Chiropractor Doctor Stephen Price.
One time friend and business partner of Hubbard’s personal physician Dr. Denk, Price exercised the Scientology principal of “Survival” when LRH died, switching alliances from Denk to Miscavige faster than one can say “entheta”.
David Miscavige’s personal masseuse On Call whenever life is stressful and too much to bear. Price was, according to Marty Rathbun when he was on Rumspringa from the RPF, part of COB’s entourage just in case his services were required.
Taking a page from L. Ron Hubbard’s book of self-aggrandizement, he claims on his website that he “has been a preeminent chiropractic physician for more than thirty years. He is also certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Association.”
“Preeminent” meaning having paramount rank, dignity, or importance, this writer has been unable to discover the works, research or breakthroughs that would lend veracity to this claim, however “what is true for you is true” one supposes. After all, claiming preeminence in one’s field is no different than awarding oneself war medals or a PHD as a Nuclear Physicist.
The Doctor continues to follow Hubbard’s template by announcing “Dr. Price has pursued a parallel line of scientific and medical research seeking to identify the optimum nutritional supplements for the human body. This research has included the development of a proprietary software program that generates a state of the art nutritional evaluation of patients’ blood. Such a program had never been developed before.
This lead him to a remarkable breakthrough in the development of the bioavailability of supplements.”
What this heady description is leading to is the fact that Stephen Price is selling not only Scientology supplements such as Cal-Mag Vites but he also pushes the HCG diet.
This is a diet based upon severely restricting caloric intake to around 500 calories a day and taking the supplement HCG.
HCG is human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone produced during pregnancy.
The Chiropractor’s scientific or medical research is anyone’s guess. Dr. Price apparently has not seen fit to submit it for review with any of his peers. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic the HCG diet is not safe or effective at all.
Rather, like the massive doses of vitamins pushed in the Purification Rundown, it is dangerous.
According to Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. on staff with the Mayo Clinic:
“the diet recommends severe calorie restriction — typically just 500 to 800 calories a day. People who follow such a very low-calorie diet are likely to lose weight, at least in the short term. Some research has linked HCG weight-loss products to a possible increase in cancer risk. HCG might encourage the production of androgen cells, which could result in the growth of certain types of cancers.
However, diets that so severely limit calories have risks, such as gallstone formation, irregular heartbeat, limited intake of vitamins and minerals, and an imbalance of electrolytes.
Side effects have also been reported with the HCG diet and include fatigue, irritability, restlessness, depression, fluid buildup (edema), and swelling of the breasts in boys and men (gynecomastia). Another serious concern is the risk of blood clots forming and blocking blood vessels (thromboembolism).”
Price sells the HCG in liquid form, calling it Diet Magic Liquid for $135.00 plus $20.00 shipping.
Doctor Stephen Price.
Scientologist, On Call Assistant to David Miscavige and purveyor of a dangerous, potentially illegal diet drug.
“You cannot sell products claiming to contain HCG as an OTC drug product. It’s illegal,” says Brad Pace, team leader and regulatory counsel at FDA’s Health Fraud and Consumer Outreach Branch. “If these companies don’t heed our warnings, they could face enforcement actions, legal penalties or criminal prosecution.”
Finally, while Price names membership in The American Naturopathic Medical Association, according to a spokesperson for the organization Dr. Price has not been a member since 1997.
Behold a Scientologist.
Exaggerated, bold claims, self-aggrandizement, skirting (breaking?) the law.
Vitamins? Massive doses.