Alternative-medicine advocate Gary Null has sued the New Jersey manufacturer of his Ultimate Power Meal, saying he almost died from a Vitamin D overdose.
Who is Gary Null? The wiki tells us, “Gary Michael Null is an American talk radio host and author on alternative and complementary medicine and nutrition. He is also a critic of the medical and psychiatric communities. [snip] The James Randi Educational Foundation, an organization that aims to promote critical thinking, has accused him, together with Wayne Dyer, of “dealing in nonsense”, promoting the notion of eternal youth, and prescribing magnets and “other medieval tools” to prevent aging.”
So what’s the news?
Null filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court seeking $10 million from Triarco Industries Inc. of Wayne, N.J., the New York Post reported.
Lawyers say that Gary Null suffered from fatigue, pain and cracked and bleeding feet while taking Gary Null’s Ultimate Power Meal.
” He continued to eat the power meal,, ‘thinking that it would help him and relieve his condition.'”
Suffering pain and kidney damage is bad. Being poisoned by your own quack “power meals” is— worse.
After a visit to his doctor, Null discovered he had been ingesting 2 million international units of Vitamin D every day, 2,000 times the recommended dose and 1,000 times what the power meal was supposed to contain, his lawyers said. Clearing the excess from his system took 3 months.
Unfortunately, Gary Null was not the only person who was sickened by Gary Null’s Power Meals
“Six consumers were hospitalized with severekidney damage, and Null, in the midst of all this, while he was suffering in bed, he had dozens of his customers calling him, along with condemning and threatening him,” Null’s lawyers said.
I hope that all those who have been injured by this overdose recover fully. I also hope that Null stops and thinks about the damage that anti-aging nonsense does to people of all ages.
Whether or not there is a lesson learned here, Gary Null will always have his Paris (Hilton) moment. Here’s a pic of the socialite merging from Marie Nails while toting Gary Null’s book “Living in the Moment.”
The gossip site where I found the photo adds…
Paris, oh Paris. What are you doing now? She was photographed last night carrying the book “Living in the Moment: A Prescription for the Soul.” Gary Null, the dude who wrote this book, is a New-Agey, change your thinking, change your life kind of guy. I personally find it funny to see someone reading a book about living in the moment whilst wearing a pair of purple Wayfarers.