Hubbard's bogus niacin theory
My comments are in blue:
1. Marijuana is temporarily stored in body fat. True, but only for a few weeks
2. Niacin reduces cholesterol. True, although there are drugs with fewer side effects
3. Cholesterol is body fat. Sort of true - cholesterol is a type of fat, but is not the "lard" type of body fat.
4. Therefore, niacin will drive out the lard fat, and the marijuana with it. No proof.
5. Marijuana is held in the body just like heroin, cocaine, and LSD. False - only marijuana is fat-soluble; the others are water-soluble and are flushed out within a day or two.
6. Therefore, niacin will also drive out heroin, cocaine, and LSD. Unproven
7. Traces of drugs linger in the body for years and only the Purification Rundown can eliminate them False: the only place you can check for months-old drug use is HAIR. If you want to get rid of all your old drug molecules, get a haircut.
Conclusion: Hubbard is leaping to conclusions. He's proving he himself thinks A=A=A=A=A, which he says is the sign of the irrational "reactive" mind. Marijuana=heroin. Cholesterol=body fat. It's a combination of ignorance, wishful thinking, and assuming nobody will ever check the facts.
Now if people belieeeeeve niacin does these wonders, and therefore niacin is above criticism, then they should label niacin as a spiritual substance, like a communion wafer, and speak of its spiritual power. But Narconon and Kelly Preston say it detoxifies drugs like it's a proven fact, with no mention of spirituality and belief. But challenge the claims and they'll bleat about bigotry. They're trying to give the Purification Rundown all the mystique of science AND religion, without delivering either.
The above came from a lenthier discussion on the thread MONTEL WILLIAMS - Kelly Preston Promoting the Purification Rundown - Dec. 3, 2002