Stanley was allegedly a major LSD chemist, producer, and distributor
during the '60's.
I say "allegedly" because synthesizing,
purifying, and handling LSD
is quite difficult, highly complex, and requires technical information,
sophisticated laboratory equipment, chemical reagents, and laboratory
expertise not readily available to the casual kitchen chemist. Given
his bizarre lack of understanding of even the simplest scientific concepts,
amply demonstrated in his essay,
in addition to his profound lack of logic, both readily seen in this critique,
it seems much more likely that he was merely a front man for the real
chemists, who shrewdly remained anonymous.
Put simply, Owsley was no Hoffmann,
Osmond, Stolaroff, Hollingshead,
or even a Mason,
He was more of a Leary:
bombastic, megalomaniacal, and charismatic.
OS> Diet and Exercise
One of the problems of modern living is the way in which we have departed
from the things we did as we evolved. Diet is one of those things, and
I believe that diet and the lack of the right exercise are the main reasons
for the widespead prevalence of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
This is true, but
but unfortunately OS> does not have
the minimal scientific comprehension to know that the human species
is a frugivorous ape, with a genetic code 98.4%
identical to the chimp, our closest genetic relative. Obviously,
most of that difference is reflected in the differences in physiology,
not inherent digestive biochemistry. Thus, the proper diet for our
species is that of the chimp.
As humans evolved in the tropics, where the chimps
have "shrewdly" remained, it is obvious that any diet based
on animal flesh and cooking is total foreign to our evolutionary physiology
and biochemistry, and merely the fantasy of the ill-informed.
OS> I have always liked
meat the best of all foods, and as a child I never wanted to eat my vegetables,
other than the usual starchy things like bread and potatoes.
It is instructive
to point out three critical facts at this point: OS> does
not supply any scientific references to support his views,
he knows nothing about basic 8th grade science, and his
lifelong dietary preferences were rigidly adopted due to only
"likes" and "wants" of an uneducated "child".
OS> As I grew out of my
teens my weight suddenly shot up from 125 pounds to 186 in about six months.
Does not this prove
the fundamental error of his dietary choices?
10 pounds per month should have been a clear warning
sign of his wrong dietary choices and indication of his future
disastrous path, but he did not heed the warning.
OS> I was out on my own
and trying to eat on the cheap, which naturally resulted in a rather carbohydrate-rich
So, his dietary choices
were not based on any rational analysis or science, but
by "trying to eat on the cheap";
not a wise move.
OS> I once tried vegetarianism
for about 6 months, but I felt like my body was dying, so I abandoned
There are an infinite
number of "vegetarian diets"; most of which, as OS>
proved are inadequate, especially without the proper scientific and nutritional
insight. Like most 'vegetarian
failures', OS> prefers to
blame the always-unspecified "diet" instead of his own profound
OS> I was absolutely freaked
at the sight of my stomach lying on the bed next to me. I went on restricted
calories and lost weight down to about 150, but it was very difficult
to get below that.
Difficult, only for
OS> When I became interested
in ballet, and started to take classes, I found the extra weight a liability,
but was unable to lose and still eat enough to have the energy for the
strenuous exertions of ballet. I think that there are very few types of
athletic activities with the demands of ballet training.
Thus proving that
exercise does not help one lose
OS> One day I picked up
a magazine, since defunct, called Collier's, and there was an article
about a way to control one's weight through diet, and the diet was one
high in fat and low in carbs.
Next, his dietary
expertise shifts from irrational "likes"
and "wants" of an uneducated "child"
to mindless propaganda of mass-market magazines. Clearly, not much
of an improvement.
OS> The article was a review
of a book titled Eat Fat and Grow Slim by an English physician, Dr. Richard
Actually, Richard Mackarness.
And here is his book.
OS> I was able to locate
a copy of the book and found the theory sounded right, ...
Actually, there is
no theory. "In
science, a theory is a mathematical or logical explanation, or a testable
model of the manner of interaction of a set of natural phenomena,
capable of predicting future occurrences or observations of the same kind,
and capable of being tested through experiment or otherwise falsified
through empirical observation." Since cooked human diets are
NOT a natural phenomena, they, like social phenomena, are outside the
realm of true science.
OS> ... as I had always
felt that veggies, which are almost entirely carbohydrates, ...
his "feelings" for real science, a profoundly dumb decision.
And, vegetables are not "almost
|mung bean sprouts (beans)
|chinese cabbage raw
|cucumber with peel (fruit)
|squash zucchini (fruit)
|cauliflower raw (flower)
|peppers sweet red (fruit)
|turnip raw (root)
|pumpkin raw (fruit)
|broccoli raw (flower)
|okra raw (fruit)
|peas in pod raw (fruit)
|carrots raw (root)
|mung bean sprouts (bean)
|potatoes boiled (root)
|bulgur cooked (grain)
|corn raw (grain)
|wild rice cooked (grain)
|rice brown cooked (grain)
|millet cooked (grain)
|potatoes french fried (root)
|rice white cooked (grain)
|potatoes baked w/skin (root)
|wheat sprouted (grain)
NOTE: those foods
with the most carbohydrate are roots and grains, NOT
vegetables, as OS>
falsely asserts without any support.
(For a handy, free,
nutritional database program (for Windoze or Linux) that I helped Jerry
Story develop, get DMAK.
That's where I got the above information; the data itself is from
the USDA Nutrient Database.)
So, with a handy
tool called: facts, we see that not only are vegetables
entirely carbohydrates", none
have more than 10% carbohydrates, and even starchy grains and roots are
NOT "almost entirely
is more concerned with spreading erroneous food propaganda than factual
OS> ... weren't really food,
at least not in the sense that meat was. As a kid I had the idea that
we ate veggies because meat was expensive and rationed (which it was during
And, in what sense
is "meat" really food? No support for this outrageous,
and erroneous, statement, as usual.
"Meat" is a prepared commercial
product; cut and trimmed muscles of factory-slaughtered animals.
IF animals were a "real food" for our species,
we would have a controlling instinct to eat it in the same manner as all
the natural flesh-eating species. that is: kill the animal with our natural
physiological equipment, tear it asunder with our natural physiological
equipment, and eat it raw. There would be no "need" for
slaughtering, butchery, cooking, and strong spices, condiments, and other
flavor-manipulating chemicals to be added to disguise the grizzly origin
of the alleged "real food". yet, OS>
and other "meat"-eaters do NOT follow the natural order of behavior
of the other flesh-eating species. Why?
Humans have a strong instinct NOT to do so. I
have been challenging culturally-conditioned "meat-eaters" for
~38 years to prove that animals are a "natural food"
for us, as they claim, to kill a small animal with their bare hands, tear
it apart, and eat it raw to prove their point; and, guess
what, NONE have taken the challenge. while all along insisting that they
are natural "meat"-eaters.
OS> Eat Fat and Grow Slim
had as its basis the writings of an arctic explorer and anthropologist
OS> Macarness was also familiar
with the traditional "cure" for diabetes, which was to place
the patient on a diet with virtually no carbohydrates. If there are no
carbs in the diet, the body doesn't need the ability to make insulin,
so the disease was no bother (other than the discomfort of the dietary
Why would the 'natural
diet' for any species produce "discomfort of the dietary discipline"?
OS> Since we did not evolve
eating carbs in the modern constant-intake fashion, our pancreas is subject
to failure from over work, and perhaps it is sometimes destroyed by our
own immune system due to the damage the constant flow of insulin does
to the blood vessels.
Finally, a real fact.
the major source
of cooked cultural-diet carbohydrates, were developed rather recently
(about a mere 10,000 years ago) by humans; they are NOT natural
plants. Thus, clearly, humans did NOT "evolve"
with them as a dietary item.
OS> ... this basic meat
diet and getting phenomenal results in rapid weight reduction.
OS>'s focus was/is on
weight reduction, certainly NOT health.
So, instead of consuming a rational human diet
to support healthy bodyweight, he falls into the trap of a severe-animal-centric
trick diet that DOES cause
weight loss, but also at the expense
of permanent loss
OS> The nice thing about
this diet is that the human body does not seem to be able to store fat
that is eaten in the food, ...
Thus, indicating it
was not properly metabolized.
OS> (Guess where most of
this fatty acid winds up!)
Being expelled in the
breath as ketone bodies?
meat diet in its purest form is similar to the diet of the stone age Eskimo,
and contains no vegetables at all.
Well, from a US Census
of Population report dated 1950 (the most recent I could find) the median
age of these groups was a mere 17.8
years. By contrast, on a horribly health-destroying SAD, that
64.5% of the US population being "overweight"
(the second leading cause of unnecessary deaths), the current US median
age is 35.5
years (from a 2000 US census).
So, Eskimos are considerably less healthy
than sick Americans.
OS> That this is a healthy
diet is not in dispute ...
OS> I have eaten this way
for 39 years, perhaps not all those years as strictly as I should have,
but my body is very much like it was when I was 30, about 2 inches thicker
in the waist, but I don't have the kind of body that others my age have.
Thus, he has put on
unhealthy weight; contrasting that to victims of the current obesity fad
is intentionally misleading.
OS> One of the things which
we as hunters/carnivores have as a very real lifestyle requirement, is
a high degree of physical activity.
There is NO scientific
evidence that humans ARE "hunters/carnivores"; humans have been
culturally-conditioned to DO these activities. There are NO instincts
to do so.
There is a major difference between the verbs
"to be" and "to do".
(Check with your local 3rd grader for help, here.) Unfortunately,
fail to comprehend this important difference, either, and embarrass themselves
The "being" is a function
of our inherent biochemistry, which is strictly controlled
by our genetic code, the "doing" is nothing
but local cultural conditioning, which varies bizarrely
from local tribe to tribe.
OS> Today many people do
not continue a good exercise routine past teenage years.
Teens have a "good
exercise routine"? "The percent
of children and teens who are overweight also continues
to increase. Among children and teens ages 6-19, 15 percent (almost
9 million) are overweight according to the 1999-2000 data, or TRIPLE what
the proportion was in 1980."
OS> Almost all kids are
almost excessively active, it is the natural thing to do, you must learn
to be lazy, and I assure you the societal pressures are there to do just
Children, whose parents
are dumb enough to feed them sugar
("soft drinks", "mineral water, ...) create
OS> Then there were the
guys who for some indecipherable reason were convinced that you couldn't
possibly grow any muscles if you didn't eat a lot of carbs (they were
fat, of course - well muscled, but fat).
Worse, the muscle-heads
also tend to believe that one must eat lots
OS> When I started to grow
more muscles than I had ever in my life had, ...
Surprise, they may grow
in size, but certainly NOT more of them.
OS> I cannot understand
why a muscle, which is almost purely protein, ...
Animal muscles are
protein, at least in the store, sold as "meat". "Mostly"
means > 50%. "Almost all" is non-quantitative and thus
OS> ... should need carbohydrates
to grow, and in fact it doesn't.
Blood sugar, a carbohydrate,
is the source of cellular
OS> It does, however need
fats, so if there isn't enough of them you are in trouble.
diet, that of our closest genetic cousins, contains little fat, since
it is predominately fruits and occasional leaves during fruit off-seasons.
So, what are the
effects of his "eaten
this way for 39 years"?
"... seven weeks of maximum radiation treatment
for throat cancer. Having lost one of his vocal cords, he speaks only
in a whispered croak these days. At one point, he was reduced to injecting
his puree of steak and espresso directly into his stomach."
attack several years ago had nothing to do with his strict regimen, according
to Bear, but more likely the result of some poisonous broccoli his mother
made him eat as a youth."
Perhaps, he is also
experiencing the psychological
effects of a high fat diet, and is possibly developing other well-documented
effects of "meat" and dairy eating. (1,
""There is only one true, inevitable, and defining characteristic
which is connected with vegetarians, and that is: They ALL are compulsive
the above propagandistic lies by OS>
issued without the slightest bit of support other than
his psychopathic ego, one must wonder how he determined this revelation;
did he interview "ALL" vegetarians worldwide?
Vegetarian Union (IVU) provides the following estimates:
Note: this excludes India and other
eastern countries that consume a mostly grain-oriented diet.
So, perhaps OS>
interviewed well over 10 million people to
carefully determine who were "ALL compulsive liars".
That's quite a task, even for a megalomaniac.