A reader pointed this out to me awhile back, and it’s just too absurd not to mention. You may or may not be familiar with Gary Null. He’s a self-proclaimed “natural living” guru, and the writer/director of the recent HIV denial documentary, AIDS Inc.:
AIDS, Inc. is a film about the multi-billion dollar AIDS industry, and how it profits from continuing fears and misconceptions about the disease….Could it be that after so many years of research, and so much money being spent, that the entire orthodox medical establishment has been wrong about AIDS, or even worse, has sought to profit on a system that it knew was flawed from the beginning? …The film challenges the entrenched notion that AIDS or HIV is an African monkey virus that is spread sexually and can be “treated” with harmful drugs. Instead, the film considers the common underlying conditions of the epidemic, such as malnutrition, unclean water, poverty, illness, and poor lifestyle choices.
Well, we’ve certainly seen HIV deniers advocate a number of quack cures to replace antiretroviral drugs, including megadoses of vitamins and the aforementioned potato cure, so it probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone that Null also espouses some, erm, rather “wacky” ideas regarding what makes one healthy. But some of these were new even to me; more after the jump.
Let me first note that none of these are specifically recommended for HIV. Rather, Null is anti- lots of mainstream medical science, of which HIV/AIDS is just a part. So rather than the evil drugs pushed upon unsuspecting, naive Americans, what does Null recommend for healthy living?
Magnetic pants. And magnetic bras–a bargain at only $72. If you really want to splurge, how about a king-sized magnetic mattress pad for $400 more? Or try his “new and improved!” Brainy caps, only $50 for a month’s supply. And don’t forget your pets!
Once again, I find it hard to believe the hypocrisy of HIV deniers, including Null himself, who decry the “profits” supposedly made by all these “unethical” HIV researchers, and yet go and make money off of scams like magnetic pants. Despicable.