• Wed, Nov 30 2011

Kelly Preston Calls Kirstie Alley’s Scientology-Friendly Weight Loss System ‘Genius’

Losing baby weight is tough, especially when you’re nearing 50. Kelly Preston recently (and publicly) struggled with it–but she had a little help from her friends. Namely, the Church of Scientology and a  weight-loss system  called Organic Liaison, co-created by fellow church member Kirstie Alley. Preston recently People that the controversial supplement, diet, and exercise plan helped her lose 39 pounds. Could the system actually work, or do birds of a religious feather just stick together?

In the interview with People, Preston, who had her own acting career but is mostly know now as John Travolta‘s wife, raves about the weight loss system, which combines and eating and exercise plan with supplemental “elixirs,” calling in “pretty much the most genius thing ever” and noting that it “boosts natural energy.” Preston credits Organic Liaison with helping her lose the weight from her last baby, whom she had when she was 48, in addition to stubborn weight she’d carried before the baby. Because Preston herself is also a member, the endorsement isn’t exactly rock-solid–but it does indicate that the diet is working for more than just Alley.

Preston, who calls Alley her “best friend”, is one of the first celebrities to publicly praise the system, which has been maligned in the media for its ties to the church. When Alley first released Organic Liaison, the infamous yo-yo dieter faced plenty of body shaming, in addition to questions of her expertise on the subject of weight loss, and accusations that it may have been a front for the Church of Scientology.

But then, she lost 100 pounds, and people pretty much left her alone about it, because the supplement clearly worked, and because thinner people are smaller targets.  Since then, it’s actually gained some surprising traction–which will no doubt be aided, at least slightly, by Preston’s endorsement. But the real question is: does it work?

Actually, it might. A healthy dose of skepticism about weight loss supplements and systems is about as natural as many of them claim to be, because these drugs and pills aren’t really regulated or checked by the FDA or any other health or safety organization. In fact, weight loss supplements like Organic Liason’s “Rescue Me” elixir can contain just about anything–though, for the record, “Rescue Me” is USDA-certified organic…which may or  may not promote weight loss or make the supplement any more effective (depending on who you ask), but it does mean that some government agency has at least looked at the ingredients, which isn’t the case with a lot of other diet aids.

But Organic Liaison is more than just a TrimSpa-esque pill. It’s a subscription-based diet and exercise program–designed by “experts”, along with Alley herself–that promotes agreed-upon healthy behaviors, like eating small meals and sticking to fresh, organic produce. The membership also comes with support forums and newsletters, a strategy that’s been proven to help keep dieters on track and accountable. And because it’s Scientology-approved (the church frowns upon what it calls “the drugging of society”, and advises practitioners to abstain from pain killers and even caffeine, at times), it ostensibly doesn’t contain any additives or medicine–an improvement over many heavily-caffeinated weight loss supplements.

Organic Liaison probably won’t be getting the international approval of health and diet advisers any time soon, but if it gets even just a few people on track toward healthier eating habits and weight loss, it may not be the ridiculous fad diet the media initially thought it was.  Of course, those who choose to try it out still might have to be OK knowing that their money is probably back into the Church of Scientology.

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  • The Ronbot Hunter

    Any product bought from any $cientologists means that now you are eternally on their data base for harassment efforts to get ALL your money.

    Better know what you are headed for:

    The Godless Cult of Sin and Greed is all that we Ex-Scientologists claim it is.
    1. It kills, beats up, harms, harasses, stalks, and in always possible victimizes any ex-member and anyone else that opposes their evil agenda.
    2. In the Sea Org., it forces its slave members to get abortions. It kills innocent babies so the mother can be more productive as a low paid slave.
    3. It uses its slaves to repair the new bought buildings with money you have donated, which remain nearly empty years later, for pennies an hour. Its non-volunteer contracted workers get the lowest wages (.10 to .40 cents an hour) in the civilized world and work the longest (70-80) hours.
    4. It exposes all your own sins and secrets in your endless Security Checks and/or required non-voluntary confessionals to bring you harm and destroy you, when you expose their evil Godless agenda and policy letters.
    5. It has its own prison camp (The Rehabilitation Project Force, or RPF– punishment duty for unsatisfactory workers and children) with Ronbot guards with automatic assault weapons, where you are sent if you fail to be very productive or angry or upset with your slavery. Slaves are not allowed to voluntarily leave or even escape and will be shot if they try. 95% of the slaves that finally are allowed to leave, soon leave the cult. The other 5% are sent to “fair game” the rest.
    6. It has broken up hundreds of thousands of families by their Godless policies of Disconnection and Fair Game. Many parents have committed suicide after losing their kids.
    7. If you oppose them, the Godless cult sends their slaves to your neighbors, job, relatives and friends to ask questions in such a way, that makes them think you are a rapist, criminal, sociopath, drug addict, child molester, Gay or Lesbian or a deviant, without any proof or verified criminal complaint. They use this Godless tactic to ruin you, cause you to get fired, and cause your friends and relatives to avoid you or even intentionally cause you to commit suicide.
    8. As a last resort they will poison your pets or let them loose to get run over, break into your house for any evidence to blackmail you, plant drugs in your car or house or hit you to make you retaliate and film you when you do, and then they will sue you and/or have you arrested.
    There are hundreds of other reasons to run from this Godless cult. But I think you get an idea of its evil.
    Please help us Independent Scientologists to bring back ethics, humanity, compassion, honesty and integrity back into the group. Help us stop them! Note! all the above has been verified as true over the years by Governments and hundreds of thousands of Ex-Scientologists.
    THE RONBOT HUNTER
    ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

    • Sher

      No big deal, just pay by PayPal.

  • Arkaitz

    Such a stupid article and comments. Organic Liaison Diet has nothing to do with Scientology. It’s Kirstie Alley’s and created by her and the scientists she hired. It’s healthy and it obviously works. What does that have to do with the religious beliefs of Kirstie? Let’s take Atkins Diet – did anyone care about the religious beliefs of its creator? Let’s take Jenny Craig – did anyone care about her religious beliefs and what she does what the money she earns? Steven Spielberg is a jew. Did anyone care about what he does with the money he makes with his work? So let’s respect the religious beliefs of Kistie Alley like anyone else’s and if she created a healthy diet that works, what does that have to do with religion? Right, nothing! Diet has everything to do with the body and religion with the soul, so let’s stop being so inventive and mixing things up.

  • amanda

    They should be promoting a healthy diet and exercise… all this quick fix (even god cant replace this) stuff i see is a joke… Have you seen the ad for some “super powerful” diet pill? biphedrene… this is ephedrene all over again… Ridiculous.

    • Sherry

      IF you read closely, “they” are promoting healthy diet and exercise…

  • Rachel S

    I might have actually read the whole article had you done a little proof reading and editing.