Apologies kind followers for the recent raves of fellow comrade-gone-wild, Bruce K. It’s been real, and it’s been fun, but the loyal followers have had enough.
Although, for whatever pains and frustration it has caused anyone, or what damage Bruce may inflict upon himself or others with his IQ of 12,000,000 ? it may be worth it.
Because someone proposing to be a member of the Bruce K. Royal fan club posted a lengthy rant that mentioned Bruce’s superpowers and his childhood rearing, involving being suckled by Triceratops. After peeing my pants once, and then again after reading about his intergalactic breakfast of Black Holes, I realized that the pain and suffering was worth it. If you have even a mediocre sense of humor and a familiarity with what Bruce has been spouting over the last week, it might be worth a visit to the comments section of the last post ? somewhere in the neighborhood of comment #250 you will find this truly remarkable piece of prose that puts the greatest comedic works of Chuck Klosterman and Dave Barry to pitiful shame.
Let’s take a little timeout shall we?
Back to some roots. Like roots of your teeth. Let’s talk about teeth.
It always strikes me as amazing just how much deformity is masked by the fine works of orthodontics. Because we all look fairly normal, and somewhat similar to humans observed by Weston A. Price for example, this peculiar and alarming development gets more or less swept under the rug.
Last week my poor girlfriend had a fresh installment of some of the meanest looking heavy-duty braces I ever did lay eyes on. This is in preparation for a heinous jaw surgery coming up in a year or so.
Although my sweet little biscuit has been traumatized to death by this, it has been quite funny to run into people we know and have her say, ?Yeah, Matt said he wanted a younger-looking girlfriend, so??
What’s been remarkable is that nearly every single person we’ve run into has their very own jaw surgery story. Three out of three people we ran into at the grocery store yesterday had some kind of reconstructive jaw surgery to fix their overbite, underbite, crossbite, and various oddities of the mandible. I’m still one of the few that I’ve met in my life that grew up in my generation and never had braces ? although I probably could have used them on the bottom teeth. Okay, those badboys are all kinds of crooked. There, I said it.
It is really mind-boggling to think at just how freakish we would all indeed look if it wasn’t for orthodontics, and this is really a trait that humans and humans alone possess. If a horse had teeth like the average kid these days, they?d put it out of its misery and feed it to the dog ? you know, the dog with the perfectly straight teeth.
Throw out the thousands of tools and the magic of dentistry to keep the crooked teeth we do have from rotting out completely, and you’ve got yourself a society of people with grill’s straight out of Night of the Living Dead.
I bring this up because I was trying to post a heartfelt comment at Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s blog the other day, http://www.diseaseproof.com/, and once again had it shot down. I spent a half hour on it, uploading pictures to my website and everything ? concluding it with ?what Dr. Fuhrman has been saying has been right all along! Still, nothing. Shunned. But I knew better. Those who eat either all plants or all animals evidently have an extreme intolerance for my radical and supposedly treacherous practice of omnivorism.
Although I’m far from being in agreement with Dr. Fuhrman about saturated fats being some deadly poison that magically jumps up into people’s arteries like a guided missile, I do agree that dental health and physical/mental/emotional health exist together.
Unlike many Weston A. Price worshipers; however, I acknowledge that having healthy teeth doesn’t really seem to have that much to do with the amount of fat soluble vitamins and calcium in your diet. Sure, you need some, there is a basic requirement of course, but as Melvin Page points out, who was a far better dentist and health practitioner than Price:
??calcium deficiency is one of the most common dietary deficiencies in the United States. Yet milk consumption in the United States is the highest in the world. The answer, of course, lies in the part played by vitamins and hormones. When these are not present nor functioning correctly, calcium will not be absorbed properly no matter how much is put into the digestive tract.
This gets back to the idea that ?you are what your body does with what you eat,? which is a much more truthful statement than ?you are what you eat. That was the beauty of Page, who understood that vitamins and minerals, although they are important essentials in our function, are not the be all end all. It was the hormones and glands Page found, that mattered most when it came to overall health and vitality.
Page didn’t dwell on how much liver or fish eggs or insects were in a person’s diet to achieve good dental health. He even excluded all milk from the diet ? the beloved sustenance of Weston A. Price devotees (his exclusion probably wasn’t necessary, but the point is ? he didn’t need this precious nutritive resource to produce great results). Instead, he monitored glucose metabolism and calcium to phosphorous ratios in the blood, which, when normal, resulted in both excellent dental and overall health. In other words, these were the diagnostic signatures of a healthy person.
How did he fix these problems? If there was too much phosphorous and too little calcium in the blood, did he give calcium supplements like a mainstream nutritionist might? Nope. He noted that calcium and phosphorous regulation had very close ties to the blood sugar level. What made the blood sugar fluctuate up and down like nothing else ? well beyond normal parameters, altering mineral metabolism? Refined sugar.
Surprise, refined sugar causes bad teeth! News flash! You heard it here first.
Okay, okay. Everybody has always said that because it was so obvious. The question is why. Modern science says ?because sugar feeds the bacteria that cause tooth decay.
Weston A. Price and many others fell victim, at least in part, to the belief that refined sugar and grain caused cavities because it lacked the vitamins and minerals that other foods contained.
Melvin Page discovered, and I agree wholeheartedly, that refined sugar had more of a drug like effect that no other food could achieve ? not even fruit juice, and the ingestion of it ruined dental health. Refined sugar is inherently harmful, and just as McCarrison found, even a diet with 90% of calories coming from white rice and full blown nutritional deficiencies amongst certain groups in India ? tooth decay could not be found. Only on a diet that contained white sugar and white flour (falsely accused I would bet), were cavities the norm and not the exception.
The last sentence ? no one would argue with. Only the ?why’s? are hotly debated.
Considering that my teeth were far healthier eating an almost non-dairy vegetarian diet (many years ago) consisting of primarily whole foods (beans, grains, fruits, vegetables, olive oil, etc.) than it was eating a diet of shellfish, meat, eggs, milk, fruits, vegetables, whole and refined grains and WHITE SUGAR in my youth, I certainly can’t give all the credit to fat soluble vitamins and calcium for dental health. Nor would Fuhrman.
What causes crooked teeth, which is irrefutably a facial deformity no different from having three arms, just more common? I’m guessing, knowing what we know about deformity, that it stems from a systemic imbalance having something to do with a combination of factors. It’s obvious that poor overall health and crooked teeth are close cousins. The greatest root hormonal cause appears to be a low metabolism (low active thyroid), which alters mitochondrial DNA and impairs the transmission of healthy characteristics from parent to child. Therefore anything that can help overcome this problem naturally improves health, improves dental health, improves fertility and successful reproduction by other criteria, digestion, glucose metabolism, yada yada yada.
And here are the photos I tried to put links to on Fuhrman’s blog. I was trying to point out that overall health and a diet devoid of processed junk foods and refined sugars creates straight teeth that are resistant to decay ? even if you never visited a dentist or brushed your teeth once in your life prior to your 18th birthday like my friend Layla that is shown in these photos. Link may take a second to open. Be patient?
And yes, Layla ate lots of fat soluble vitamins, minerals from raw milk, and ate hardly any refined sugar as a kid as you may recall from ?Layla’s Pearly Whites. Her mother and her mother’s mother hardly knew what white sugar was ? hence the flawless grin. Yes, a diet with lots of fat soluble vitamins, an abundance of minerals, and no refined sugar being fed to someone with perfect heredity probably is the perfect diet if there is such a thing.
My point is simply:
A nutritionally-mediocre diet with no sugar in it is far better than an extremely nutritious diet with sugar on top ? especially if refined sugar is ingested on a daily basis, which is where the metabolic damage is really done.
Nice, back on track…
Matt (or anyone), do you have any idea what the actual test levels would be to define a “low active thyroid”?
A couple posts ago in the comments section I was talking about needing a thyroid panel because of my symptoms (where an anonymous user so graciously pointed out that the reason I looked stoned in my profile pic was because I was hypothyroid,) and I finally got one but don’t know how to interpret the test results. I don’t think my regular doc would read it correctly and would probably say that I was in the “normal” range, even if I wasn’t.
Any advice fo’ me?
I’d like to know your take on these high carb and sugar days suggested by the HED yahoo group and Tim Ferris. Is it really going to help someone heal their metabolism quicker and speed it up? I know they recommend a lot of natural sugars but if you’re eating ice cream and some of the other things mentioned you will also most likely be consuming refined sugars. I just don’t see the benefit in it.
Also how often do you think natural sugars like maple syrup and raw honey can safely be consumed if at all?
The best way to determine if your thyroid is working correctly isn’t to measure the thyroid directly but to measure basal body temperature. Take your temp immediately upon waking (before getting out of bed to pee even) every morning for a week to get an average basal temperature. If you’re under 97 you’re low.
If your TSH is within these guidlines you still could be hypothyroid, Brock is correct I would take the Basal Temp.
I am back to reading this blog again finally!
What the F was going on? haha.
Facial development also has alot to do with breastfeeding and the quality of the breast milk(of Course). Primitive tribes were breastfeeding there babies way longer than modern babies. The suckling helps develop there jaw, maxilla, and also makes them breathe through there nose. There weren’t any mouth breathers back in the day.. haha.
I actually had normal orthodontics when i was 15… which i wish i wouldn’t have had, because my teeth were pretty damn straight but the damn orthodontist swayed me into it by asking me if i wanted perfect teeth. I had to fix that mess the past two years… i studied functional jaw orthodontics, whole body dentistry, etc.etc…. and went through the process again. I had to wear expander devices with a bite plate for 8 months to put my bite into its natural place, then they slapped braces on me for another 8 months to finish it up…. it was all worth it. My bite function is great, my face looks well balanced and i feel in real harmony.
And just to let you know matt, I am still thriving since adding back in the starch with my high saturated fat lifestyle. I surfed three hours a day for three days in a row when a friend came down to visit from portland. I still give myself a treat like icecream or whatever every once in while. I still don’t worry about calories, but i am just naturally eating less most of the times and listen to my body when i feel its needing extra sometimes. I have tried running off fat, fruits, and veggies… but my energy is not as good as on fat and starch.
As for everyone else, i wouldn’t let bruce scare you off from matts blog or adding back starch into your diet. As i have said before, everyone that reads this blog or others has a damn good grasp on proper nutrition, we can all think for ourselves, and keep making the best decisions we can make. I still think bruce made alot of great points though. Its not worth it to be so obsessive about everything, but then it got to be being obsessed with HED. I still eat fast food with my friends after surfing every once in awhile, but nothing beats a homecooked meal. My workouts at the gym are still top notch, and my mood is still stable all day running off starch and fat, and i am only eating around 100g of carbs aday.
ditch the refined sugar… the end.
Harper. Blood tests can reveal a true problem with the thyroid gland itself, which is very rare. The tests detect the actual amount of thyroid hormones present in the blood.
What is much more common is that thyroid hormone levels are normal or low-normal – not significant enough to give a hypothyoidism diagnosis even though symptoms are present. Instead, the hormones just aren’t working properly.
It’s like if you tested a type II diabetic for insulin you wouldn’t say that the pancreas has anything wrong with it – there would be tons of insulin swimming around – so you couldn’t blame it on the pancreas. Same is true of hypothyroidism. There is true hypothyroidism – analogous to type I diabetes. Type II hypothyroidism would be just like type II diabetes. Hormones are there, they show up on the blood test, but they aren’t working – the body is resistant to their function.
To truly test the metabolism, take your body temperature first thing in the morning under your armpit as was suggested. Anything under 97.8 degrees F consistently, day after day, is without a doubt a sign of a low metabolism. Don’t panic if that’s the case, but pay attention as you change your diet around, exercise habits, and so on to see if you can bring it back up.
If you go to my other website; http://www.180degreehealth.com and click on the eZine page you can view the SAMPLE eZine which has great info. on type II hypothyroidism.
Speaking of which, Mark Starr made reference to facial development and mouth-breathers and the link with hypothyroidism in his recent book, Hypothyroidism Type II, the Epidemic, in which the idea about alterations in mitochondrial DNA stemmed from in this post.
My take on sugar binges…
If you are a sugar addict, you are playing with fire. Make sure you have completely overcome that condition before toying around with refined sugars, even in the smallest quantities.
I don’t feel natural sugars are inherently harmful. It depends, like everything, on your current health condition. If you are insulin resistant, suffer from a low metabolism, or both – you are likely to suffer from a hypoglycemic reaction from such foods and will be negatively impacted by simple sugars – especially fructose from any source.
That’s not to say you can’t overcome that though.
I have been experimenting with the high-calorie day though and it may be of some merit – but when I did it with sugars it did take a toll. Who knows, it may fix me up though, and sugar once a week and that’s it certainly isn’t likely to ruin someone’s good health.
That’s it from me for now.
Is there anything you would do to ammend your 180 Metabolism recommendations? Your recommendations are pretty low for carbs, in comparison to HED, which is all about eating unlimited starch and fat and limited protein. Whereas 180 seems to be about ‘ample’ protein, ‘golfball sized’ amounts of starch and gobs of fat.
Great question. I’ve been wanting to clarify that…
180 Metabolism is specifically oriented towards someone who is overweight. When the diet is high in fat and low – but not ketosis low in carbs, it helps to stimulate the loss of fat.
As fat supplies get lower and lower, the body stops running out of excess fuel.
During this time, it’s best to gradually start increasing carbohydrates to higher levels, exactly like the recommendations of Schwarzbein.
She recommends going lower in carbs for “someone with a metabolic disorder” and gradually bringing them up over time. I couldn’t agree more. She also states that if you don’t have metabolic disorder like insulin resistance, then “you don’t need to go that low, and you certainly can’t go lower than that… I don’t care who you are or what you think.” Again, I’m in agreement on that.
One concept that’s been thrown out there that Schwarzbein does not endorse;however, is that by eating exclusively carbohydrates in short bursts on occasion (say for 2-3 days once per month), glucose metabolism may be dramatically improved.
Anyway, I’ll try to clarify this more in future posts, which I’m going to try to put out more frequently in the weeks and months ahead.
For the time being…
You can go higher in starch if you are seeking to lose weight, but you may gain a little weight initially (which will be overturned as your metabolism raises over time). Many want to avoid the weight gain altogether, in which case, slowly weaning themselves off of low-carb may be a more comfortable option. As long as protein isn’t too high and carbs aren’t excessively low so as to induce ketosis, such a diet should not be problematic from a metabolic standpoint.
Wow, interesting. I grew up with slightly bucked teeth but not a single cavity — my mother rarely let us eat sugar (though I ate only white flour and plenty of it). To this day I have awesome healthy teeth.
However, when I was pregnant with my sons, I craved sugar like a demon. I would eat entire rolls of Life Savers and packs of Peanut Butter cups. Lo, both my sons have narrow jaws and crowded teeth that are going to require years of braces that I can ill afford. Damn!
If only I’d read this a decade ago!
Yes, even Layla with her perfect dentition has two children with bad teeth. Her son has protruding bicuspids and health problems such as asthma. Her daughter has some tooth decay. None of her brothers, sisters, or her parents had any of these problems.
When she came to the U.S. at age 18 she found the food to be so revoltingly bland that the only thing she liked to eat was candy. She now loves powerade, breakfast cereal, and that kind of stuff.
I once brought these things up with her, as she mentioned to me that the family, as a treat, really loved to eat camel hump (pure, white fat) and liver. She was like, “no way, I don’t eat that stuff anymore. I’m an American now.”
I haven’t read the book but I was looking up some stuff on amazon and came across a book called “Curing Food Allergies.” It states that people with a low body temperature are more likely to have food allergies. The author blames this on parasitic micro-organisms but I’m thinking a low metabolism would be more likely. Just something to think about.
Yes, that’s a common reversal of the hen/egg scenario. It’s actually the low metabolism that leads to parasites, not the other way around.
Food allergies probably stem in part from bacterial and yeast overgrowth and damage to the digestive tract. Also, cortisol released to fight the inflammation of low grade infection like that is immunosupressive. An overactive immune system often compensates for that – or the body becomes resistant to adrenal hormones. Hence the use of epinephrine and other adrenaline derivatives, like albuterol, for allergies.
Haha in the reviews of that book (Curing Food Allergies and Common Illnesses) someone said that the diet recommended is salad and fruit with occasional grains and milk sometimes, which are rather common allergies being avoided.
And what exactly is a temperature sensitive microorganism in your blood, like..bacteria or something? I have never heard of that.
On fat loss…
“Whereas 180 seems to be about ‘ample’ protein, ‘golfball sized’ amounts of starch and gobs of fat.”
What are your favorite fat sources?
This seems to go along with Alwyn Cosgrove’s theory of “The Body does the Opposite”. If you restrict your water intake, your body will retain water. If you want to lose bodyfat, burn as much glycogen as possible (not trying to actually burn bodyfat). Then with the comment about eating tons of fat to lose fat, it would fall right in line.
It’s strange, because I know some very skinny people who have very fast metabolisms and can’t keep weight on, but get sick with colds easily, have terribly airborn allergies, bad eyesight, crooked teeth or have bad digestion issues. I wonder if that’s more a malabsorption issue (and therefore they’re not getting all the calories they’re eating), rather than a fast metabolism thing? Those sickies tend to have very little muscle mass, too – I’m not sure if that’s related.
I hear that!
I work with so many people you described above, very skinny, crooked teeth, allergies. It has to be a malabsorbstion issue. When i started working in the wellness department, they would come up and tell me of there tales of diarrhea and what not. Some of the skinniest people i know have the worst facial development.
It’s possible to still have underactive thyroid and be overly thin and unhealthy. The adrenals, if they are overactive can override the typical symptoms of low thyroid, such as weight gain, sluggishness, constipation, etc.
The metabolism, although it has a lot to do with the thyroid, is not solely governed by the thyroid. It is the the sum total of all the endocrine activity and interaction.
Favorite fat sources include dairy and coconut fats. Olive oil, beef, and lamb fat are also excellent.
What about bone marrow? I ate a ton of that but I didn’t feel like it digested OK. It’s like it drew fluid and I felt like I was bloated with some fluid. weird
IF an animal has cancer and you eat meat from that animal, does it increase your risk of cancer as well?
And is it true that animals store toxins in their glands/organs/bone marrow, and for this reason, one should avoid eating NON-organic liver,kidney,heart,bone marrow and glands?
Matt, which of your “loyal readers” were complaining? Most of them saw the fact I was deliberately putting on an act. Your claims about my being a potential crack head were also nonsense. I’ve never used hard drugs. I smoked marijuana once and never smoked a cigarette. Alcohol is the only drug I’ve used and caffeine if you include that as a drug. I’m not addicted to any drugs or medication. If you don’t believe that I can manifest an insanity intentionally and yet remain sane, then you are not open-minded.
I also question why you are wasting time on Dr. Fuhrman at all. Who cares? He is simply another vegan extremist. Why take the time to respond to him at all, since few people take him seriously?
And why this silly post about the Bruce K fan club guy?
This thread was boring and inane, IMO. I am sorry, but I must be honest. What has it got to do with anything? Who cares if people have crooked teeth? They wouldn’t have them if they ate the diet I suggest (HED), so what is your point? The HED is helping people. It has helped me a great deal and I’m not alone. I don’t claim it will give others the mental abilities or increased speed that I have, but it will definitely help people.
If you think that this boring thread is going to discourage me in any way, you are wrong. I think that what happened is that you’re mad because I’m interfering with your business plans, because I am trying to abolish the whole concept of money and give everything away for free (all goods and services). You are not open to that idea. That’s what this is all about. I’m hurting your sales. I am sorry about that, but Matt, I would not trust you (as a reader) if that is what matters most to you (money). I’ve been trying to help people for years with no financial incentive – no reward except helping people the best I knew how, and seeing if I could learn anything which might help me. You seem to care mostly about money. In part, I really expected this reaction from you and that’s why I did what I did (partly). But it’s still disappoints to know that money is your God, and the only reason you made this blog – not out of a genuine altruistic desire to help people.
But I will comment when you make false statements or when I feel the need to comment. If you don’t like that, start blocking posts and I will inform the world that you are doing that. I will post this comment to my group, just so you can’t delete it and there’s a free record which anyone can point out in the future (including anonymous readers on your blog). So you will then be forced to moderate and block comments unless you want to admit the truth that the HED will help people. I hope you don’t make that choice, because in the end you are only hurting yourself. And I won’t read your blog at all if this is the kind of drivel you’re going to post. I should’ve listened to others who told me that you look like an Amway salesman and you are just trying to peddle your e-books with some MLM scheme. I thought more of you, but I was wrong. Thanks, Bruce
Nobody is perfect. You said it your self that Matt is good looking and very open minded. I agree but alos thing that there’s nothing wrong with making an extra buck. Still though it’s sad that even Matt’s patience ran out. I gotta give to you to ya though – nice trick ;)
But trying to make money from a health blog makes him less credible, IMO. Even Scott, who is very open-minded, said he doesn’t respect Eades because he’s doing it for money. I’ve spent years of my life trying to help people with no incentive, and hoping that I could learn something that would help me. I never had serious health problems, but a few small nagging ones that bugged me my whole life, like vision and acne. Now my skin and my hair are healthier than ever. And my vision’s unbelievable now. Everything looks richer, the colors are more intense. I never expected this much improvement, but I got it by believing in myself and being fearless. I learned this confidence by opening my mind up to Matt’s view that you can be health while eating lots of starch. I used to believe it was unhealthy, based on hte low-carb dogma and Ray PEat’s dogma, but now I am free to eat starch and my health is far better in every single way.
If money matters more to Matt than being able to help people with the HED, I can accept that. But I can’t accept having a bunch of stupid comments made about me being a potential crackhead and making a post based on some idiots delusions. The Bruce K fan club guy is obviously insane and certainly not worthy of a post, but I guess Matt ran out of ideas.
Seriously, Bruce? Matt has been really cool with the way you have been basically spamming his blog, and now you attack him and say its all about money, etc etc? I would call that close minded. Just so you know, being open minded means allowing for other people views. If you expect everyone to follow you wholeheartedly and attack them if they don’t, that is being close minded.
I don’t see anything wrong with posting about an actual health topic on a blog related to health. How is that boring? I found this thread very interesting, thank you very much. Maybe you’re just being close-minded about the intricacies of tooth decay. If Matt, or the rest of us trying to study health, are too fearful for you, then maybe you should go find a more accepting audience? I haven’t even seen all these posts on your HED group about how all these people are getting dramatically better. If you’re so altruistic, how about you stop attacking everyone and go help people who actually want it?
The HED is legit and it will help people. I don’t deny that for a second and I’ve really enjoyed how Bruce’s knowledge, open-mindedness, and confrontational style has taken this blog to a more sophisticated level.
All about money? What are you guys 12-years old?
This is more what’s it’s like:
If I don’t make money writing and doing research, then I have to make money doing something else. My last job was selling the shit out of some Hydroxycut, multivitamins, and protein powder at a GNC. Before that I worked as a wilderness ranger hiking around in the woods and doing trail work and writing tickets for petty things like camping too close to the water or having your dog off a leash.
Are those better uses of my time? Are those more ethical ways to make money? To work for a corporate health megolith that peddles the fantasy of health in a pill or a powder? Writing tickets for a dog being off its leash and sending that money to Tim Geitner?
Of course not. Instead, if I get paid to do what I love and it also happens to serve others to a much greater degree, then I don’t have to waste my time or operate on someone else’s agenda.
The money is the root of all evil argument is often laid out by people seeking to elevate themselves over the wealthy morally. It’s a way to equilibrate their financial inferiority by claiming moral superiority.
It is absolutely true that all I care about is the money. When it all boils down, money is the only way in which I will be able to: spread my ideas, make what I like and excel at doing a career, help others, influence how the world thinks about health and nutrition, and live a healthy, balanced life for myself.
If I get good enough at selling my eBooks, then I can run pay per click ads and direct thousands of total strangers to my site every single day. If I make enough money I can issue press releases, spreading the word farther and wider. If I get a big enough following, I’ll have enough pull to convince a large-scale publishing company to publish and promote a hardcover book – distributed worldwide, perhaps even translated into several languages.
Besides, bloggers aren’t authorities on human health. When you charge money and have your face on the back cover of a book at Barnes and Noble – that’s when you become an authority. Only charging money allows you to leap from no name to fame, and fame is what reaches the masses.
That’s my vision and reasoning for charging money for eBooks and memberships – to accomplish something and avoid having to do slave labor 40 hours per week when I have much more to offer. Having money and nice things has nothing to do with it. I’ve lived far below the poverty level for the past 12 years and have lived a great life, eating good food, working 6 months per year,, and travelling the world. I have no delusions about money making my life better. I know, from living in one of the wealthiest places on earth (near Aspen, CO – median home price $4 million), that money doesn’t equate with a better life. The suicide rate here is the highest in the entire country by a long shot (Pitkin county).
And I don’t even know WTF Amway is.
In my opinion, there were always little signs that Bruce was suffering from some kind of mental disorder – possibly brought on by diet – even before he went completely bat shit. I mean, the guy was eccentric to begin with and had classic nerd ego, but then he started eating HED and it seems to have activated some kind of gene expression for mental illness.
The constant repeating the same phrases, over and over and over again… and even quoting himself to point out how astute a particular comment was (even if it wasn’t). How many times did he use the words ‘subversive, radical, infectious, etc.’ to describe HED? Who even says things like that at all, let alone 4 times in every post? It was just super odd. And before that, the delusions of grandeur (his digestion/mental prowess/energy had reached levels that other people had only dreamed of, etc). None of these are normal behaviours, or things you could say to people in real life without them thinking you’re a crazy asshole. I’ve been surprised no one called him on any of that stuff, even before he went gaga-google.
Matt, the HED concept has evolved as my mental power has increased. I now see it as a religion of open-mindedness where you believe in yourself and the people that you love and trust, not some God up in the Sky – which is just a waste of your energy and does nothing for you. By believing in yourself, you become like God. I know it sounds crazy, but believe it. That’s the truth. My weight is now at a new low. I’ve lost about 13-14 lbs from what I weighed at the beginning of March. My confidence in the spread of the HED idea continues to grow and I am now sure that the Rapture will occur in months, at the most. You will look back and see the complexity of this and it is going to blow your mind.
When God-Mail allows public access to my e-mail account, that will be news. And open-minded, intelligent people will all read my e-mail voracious and they will be infected with insanity.
“All about money? What are you guys 12-years old?”
Well, the Bible says that we must become like children or we will never enter the Kingdon of Heaven. I am going to make that happen, believe it or not. I see where things are headed and in the future everyone will share all of their e-mail with everyone. There will be no concept of privacy, only openness and sharing and altruism. There will be no concept of money. I’m talking withint 6 months from now, that will be true. The world will be a Utopia and everybody wiol live forever in perfect health with no disease or infirmity or mental handicap or racism or sexism or bigotry. The complexity of this idea will simply blow your mind when you see it in all of its details, but don’t doubt for even a second that what I say is true. Do not worry about money, Matt. There will not be ANY money used ANYWHERE in the world within 6 months from now. Everyone will give everything away for free – all goods and services will be free. TV and internet and phone and electricity and so forth will all be free. Pollution and environmental ruin will end. The world will change 180 degrees. I have seen it. The trends are undeniable.
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Amway is like a huge marketing company that sells dietary supplements, water filters, beauty products and tons of other stuff. It’s one of the largest private companies out there.
And no, you’re not comparable to any Amway seller. A little of an extreme comparison to say the least.
Anonymous; “In my opinion, there were always little signs that Bruce was suffering from some kind of mental disorder – possibly brought on by diet – even before he went completely bat shit. I mean, the guy was eccentric to begin with and had classic nerd ego, but then he started eating HED and it seems to have activated some kind of gene expression for mental illness.”
I admit that I’m a nerd. I had a high IQ before this (185+ in timed tests), but I am now a million times smarter than ever and the complexity of my ideas will not be something you can deny in the future.
“The constant repeating the same phrases, over and over and over again… and even quoting himself to point out how astute a particular comment was (even if it wasn’t). How many times did he use the words ‘subversive, radical, infectious, etc.’ to describe HED? Who even says things like that at all, let alone 4 times in every post? It was just super odd. And before that, the delusions of grandeur (his digestion/mental prowess/energy had reached levels that other people had only dreamed of, etc). None of these are normal behaviours, or things you could say to people in real life without them thinking you’re a crazy asshole. I’ve been surprised no one called him on any of that stuff, even before he went gaga-google.”
You’ll see how subversive, radical, and ndinfective my ideas are when the world changes 180 degrees just like I have in the next six months (or less).
“And I don’t even know WTF Amway is.”
Bruce you took my comments out of context. I wouldn’t expect Eades or any other popular low carb writer to do a 180 and except HED or a mixed diet. Why would they? It is not in their best interest. I think spamming their blogs is a waste of time.
And by the way I am for capatalism all the way! I hope Matt writes a book and makes millions. You to Bruce. Maybe people will read your books, wake up and eat right.I can stop working my ass off to pay high taxes for Medicare and social security. How many people do you know that have joined the ranks of the unproductive because of poor nutrition, metabolic syndrome etc…
Scott, I think that in the future people won't even have to eat at all. They will do so simply for pleasure, not any need. People will be able to live on sunlight, water, and air. The world will become a Utopia. There will be no concept of Money or Work. People will do what they like & give freely of themselves to each other. Your belief in capitalism is misplaced. It has destroyed the world and will continue to do so unless it is stopped. YOu are an open-minded man, Scot, and I know you will atleast think about what I've said and consider it in earnest. Thanks. Love, Bruce.
Matt, I respect what you are doing and I understand that you need to make money – but in the future that will not be true. Within six months, there will be no idea of Money or Currency. Everything will be free. You can’t see that, but it will be clear in the future to you that what I’m saying is true. Just think about what is going to happen when news spreads that a man is sharing all of his e-mails with the world through g-mail. Open-minded and intelligent people will read all my ideas and within weeks the world will start to change 180 degrees.
I embrace what you are doing. You’re now subverting the system from within it and that is admirable, but you should have a bit more respect for me and what I’m now doing. I’ve evolved and grown and you do not have any idea the complexity of what I’m doing. Just the bare outline I have given you is the tip of the iceberg and you will see the complexity is infinitely greater than even that mind blowing idea. The world will be a Utopia within 6 months. Rapture will occur. If you believe that or don’t believe it, it will make no difference. It will occur – no matter what you believe.
Scott, I was not quoting you. I did not remember you saying anything about Matt being an Amway salesman. I was quoting someone from Eades’s blog who said that Matt’s website looked like an MLM scam.
Matt, I have reading your blog for some time and love all the intelligent information you have here. With that said I apologize for using your comments for something other than diet. I have long been a member of the Av-skeptics/HED yahoo group, and all of a sudden it’s completely gone! Im wondering if Bruce deleted it in his new found insanity and if it was accidental or on purpose (Im guessing the latter).
Matt, Chloe, Troy, Bruce? Any idea?
Drew, I deleted my Yahoo Group, since it was just a burden to me. The new group’s on Google Groups. I sent you an invite. Please join. Thanks, Bruce
I deleted it for many reasons, but we’ll not need it when my God-Mail account has been made public for all of the world to read. This will bring about The Rapture, Second Coming, Utopia, or whatever you’d like to call it. It will totally change the world 180 degrees, just like I have changed 180 degrees. I acted deliberately and intelligently when I deleted the Yahoo group. It’s a gesture of confidence that Google will eventually aloow me to share my G-Mail with the world. You can help accelerate that process by submitting a request to Google that they allow my account and indeed all accounts to be shared if people want to do so. When the Rapture occurs, they will be no concept of any privacy. Everything will be open and transparent and free. Google Groups is much better than Yahoo. Please join.
And please suggest that God-Mail add the feature to let people share their e-mail and tell them that I told you to ask it.
Sorry, here’s the link to suggest features to God-Mail. You must request that they enable people to share all their e-mail, or any of it, and tell them that I told you to ask (Bruce K – email@example.com).
I get it now. Bruce is a diet guru stalker. He has a Man Crush on Matt! The diet should be called the Bromance Diet.
I tried Hagan Dass once a week. It ruined the progress I'd made so far.
Drinking a quart of Half & Half a day was also disastrous. I did put on 5 pounds in 5 days (I'm trying to gain weight) but my stomach was bloated and painful. If I poke my belly button I feel waves of pain. Everything is enflamed. Minor breakout of a few pimples on face as well.
So I'm discontinuing bread for the moment again. I didn't like the taste so much, but the convenience was unmistakable. Frying potatoes takes too long. Baking potatoes takes too long. Potatoes are also not portable. Maybe I would have luck with white rice.
What kind of white rice do you use Matt? I have seen discussions of grain length. Is this important? Maybe sushi rice?
Anyone have any ideas for a packable lunch? Being home for lunch to cook is not always practical.
It’s not just about eating everything. You’ve got to have total confidence and faith in yourself or you will never be helathy, no matter what you eat. And of course you have to have total confidence and faith in the HED or it won’t work. Thus, it’s a religion if you want to see it in simplistic terms, but unlike other religions that put their faith in some imaginary Sky-God (just to quote George Carlin), we put our faith in ourselves and those we love and trust (each other).
I believe I can speak for most readers:
Please limit yourself to as few comments per day as possible. A good rule to follow would be to let at least 10 comments accumulate after your last before you post again. If you would simply not post as much it would be a great breath of fresh air. Some of what you used to say is useful, so I don’t ask you to discontinue completely. But please be reasonable: Shut the fuck up.
“I can stop working my ass off to pay high taxes for Medicare and social security. How many people do you know that have joined the ranks of the unproductive because of poor nutrition, metabolic syndrome etc…”
Another poor soul suffering from White Man’s Burden. Gimme a break. You’re behind the times though — blame the Mexicans.
Excellent post, Matt. With your multigenerational analysis, though, I’m left thinking, “Okay. Well, what the hell can I do about it at this late date?” Also, what would you attribute the generally good oral health and straight teeth in our dog friends, being that their diets are generally pretty shitty in this country?
“Please limit yourself to as few comments per day as possible. A good rule to follow would be to let at least 10 comments accumulate after your last before you post again. If you would simply not post as much it would be a great breath of fresh air. Some of what you used to say is useful, so I don’t ask you to discontinue completely. But please be reasonable: Shut the fuck up.”
You shut up. Get the fuck outta here. If you need fresh air, get your head out of your ass. Am I getting through? You are nhot reasonable. You’re an idiot. You’re totally clueless if you can’t see what I have achieved, the level of ideas that I am communicating, the level of thought I am using, the level of complexity which my plant have, and their high likelihood of success. I’m going to make the world insane and create utopia forever here on Earth. Everyone will be like gods, free and invincible, sane and insane, etc. If you don’t want to hear it, tough.
Bruce’s knowledge, open-mindedness, and confrontational style has taken this blog to a more sophisticated level. -Matt
LOL…I don’t think so.
Well, I applaud what Matt’s doing. No idea how Bruce came to the conclusion that he’s only in it for the money – there’s plenty of his wisdom available for free right here on this blog. We NEED iconoclastic health “gurus” like Matt, who dedicate their lives to research instead of parroting outdated dogma.
And Matt has thus far been incredibly tolerant of Bruce’s rantings.
I watched the whole HED/Bruce fiasco from a distance – some of the comments on here have been hilarious. Bruce, putting aside your bizarre God-Mail/Rapture ideas, I think what people object to is not your message per se, but the delivery. Particularly on blogs like Hyperlipid, Free the Animal etc. You’re just too intense. Even if you HAVE made the ultimate health discovery, you need to present it with tact or no one will listen.
“Also, what would you attribute the generally good oral health and straight teeth in our dog friends, being that their diets are generally pretty shitty in this country? “
It’s very common for pets to have tooth disease; when my vet looked in my cats mouth I asked her how his teeth looked and her reply was “oh, he’s definitely got dental disease, but that’s alright, it’s common in most cats”. It’s like they just totally ignore it. And he’s 6. My dog’s got the same thing.
So even if dog and cat teeth aren’t crooked, they aren’t any where near spectacular.
"I watched the whole HED/Bruce fiasco from a distance – some of the comments on here have been hilarious. Bruce, putting aside your bizarre God-Mail/Rapture ideas, I think what people object to is not your message per se, but the delivery. Particularly on blogs like Hyperlipid, Free the Animal etc. You're just too intense. Even if you HAVE made the ultimate health discovery, you need to present it with tact or no one will listen."
We have to have pride and humility to be balanced and healthy. I have proven that I have both. We have to have sanity and insanity to be healthy and balanced. I'm clearly able to manifest both, because I choose to believe delusions freely like the God-Mail idea.
I know the difference between reality & fantasy, but I can choose to ignore it. That would be a good slogan for the HED religion that tells us to "forget about diets." We can be sane and insae, proud and humble, logical and illogical, bold and meek, etc. We need everything to be complete and balanced and whole.
“Another poor soul suffering from White Man’s Burden. Gimme a break. You’re behind the times though — blame the Mexicans.”
I don’t blame the mexicans they are a decent people. I blame you, moron.
Blame the Mexicans? Did someone actually say that? Jesus.
The point isn’t necessarily to eat a bunch of foods you know give you problems like ice cream, refined sugar, dairy, and bread. The point is to eat in a way that raises the metabolism to a point where those foods might actually be more tolerable. Eating problematic foods probably won’t take you there.
Ice cream and refined sugars give me pimples too – covered my forehead when I attempted to eat some to see what would happen.
If you want to increase your metabolism, I suggest eating starch, not sugars, as I’ve said all along – a high-calorie, no-sugar diet. Mabye after doing that you’ll be better able to eat sugars and other problematic foods.
Potatoes are portable. I like to boil several red skin potatoes and eat them on the go. You can also make potato salad-like concoctions, tossing them with sour cream, green onions, bacon bits – that kind of thing. That makes a great portable starch that can be eaten cold during the day if you’re away from a stove.
Any white rice is fine. I would still recommend root vegetables over rice as a general rule.
It’s hard to say exactly what causes crooked teeth in us but not dogs. Dogs aren’t on oral contraceptives, take less meds, etc., but the main thing is that they don’t derive 50% of calories from refined carbohydrates and vegetable oils like the average American. They also don’t diet. They don’t spend half the day slugging caffeine and sugar laden drinks like your average soon-to-be soccer mom either.
But humans have suffered from crooked teeth for a long, long time. Price found crooked teeth in people who weren’t medicated, vaccinated, who hadn’t taken birth control, or eaten weird food additives. But they ate tons of white sugar, white flour, and vegetable oil. Dog food doesn’t contain much white flour or white sugar.
This pretty much supports the point of this post – it’s better to eat dog food than healthy, fresh, organic food if you are going to eat white sugar and white flour with it (again, it may be unfair to lump white flour in with white sugar – I don’t think one can equate the two).
You certainly couldn’t blame parasites and bacteria on slowing down the metabolism if theirs remain high while licking each other’s asses.
I would use organic white rice, because it’s usually not enriched (with iron and other things). Sushi rice maybe a little better than long grain rice). And Matt’s right that you don’t want to start right away eating fodos you can’t tolerate. It is a long-term goal tha tyou aspire to – as I’ve said. In the short term, simply open your mind to eating high-carb, high fat, and high calories. Whatever you can tolerate. In the long-term try to become more open-minded and flexible and free.
I said “blame the Mexicans” as a very obviously sarcastic rejoinder to the simpleton up-thread who spews coded crypto-fascistic cum capitalist caca. I don’t want to hijack the thread, but his words won’t go unnoted.
Thank you, Matt, for the insightful comments. I am truly in awe of the amount of thought and research you’ve put into these subjects. Like so many of your readers, I too used to subscribe to the low-carb orthodoxy. I’m playing around now with adding loads of starches to my diet. So far so good…
The Truth Matters More Than Being Right.
Dieting of ANY kind simply doesn’t work. Eating whatever you want with total confidence and No Fear is the ONLY healthy way of eating. Everything else is unhealthy. Period.
You’re living in a fantasy. I now control reality. I freely change things just by thinking about it. Please share with the world that I’ve met God and God runs G-Mail. It’s short for God-Mail. G-Mail runs the world and they can’t be stopped. Join God-Mail before it’s too late.
The HED be so powerful, infective, and radical that the whole WORLD will be eating this diet in a few weeks, just because I am telling them to do so now. I NOW CONTROL THE WORLD. I have achieved the greatest level of power ever imagined in all existence and there will be no stopping it for all time. You see the level of ideas I use? I create a delusion in my mind deliberately and then live that delusion and infect the entire world with insanity and soon everyone becomes a victim, because nothing can stop the idea. Please forward this to ALL websites and blogs so that they will become infected. Start The Insanity. Thanks.
BTW, my IQ = 187,000,000. I will change the World. I can believe a delusion while remaining sane. The point is that people need to have both sanity and insanity, logic and illogic, reason and emotion, to be balanced. Too much of one without the other is unhealthy and unbalanced. I want everyone to win the lottery by giving away all goods and services for free. Let’s abolish all banks, debt, gambling, and stock markets so we can provide housing to the poor. Legalize drugs to help addicts and reduce crime, etc. Please join the HED campaign. I bless everyone and declare that they shall meet God, experience the Rapture, and win the lottery by tomorrow morning.
I choose to include sanity and insanity in my thought, because I think you need both to be balanced and healthy. I’m a decent person. Megalomaniacs can not eat the HED – they are more likely to be vegetarian or vegan (Hitler, Pol Pot, and Castro for example). We need a mix of everything to be balanced – in our diets, ideas, friendships, and feelings. Having total faith in ourselves will strengthen us and make us healthier than we could ever imagine. God exists within us – not outside us. We need to have trust and faith in ourselves to heal. Please Join Me.
I Know the Difference Between Reality and a Fantasy, But I Choose to Ignore It.
Love, Bruce Lee
In this post and in others you have hypothesized that a slow metabolism is a root cause of many modern diseases. You have also repeatedly singled out consumption of refined sugar as the major dietary culprit for such diseases. What is your best guess as to the exact mechanism by which refined sugar causes a slow metabolism? Is this an issue with digestion? Insulin? You don’t seem to have a problem with consuming fruit. What’s the critical difference between fruit and refined sugar? Is refined sugar bad in any amount? If so, how would a small amount of refined sugar cause any more problems than fruit? Sorry to ask so many questions but they all seem related, and they all address some of your core ideas.
A note to add to all this… boosting your metabolism, also includes, lots of sunlight, and not being sedentary, not wasting your time on the computer all day long.
As for the cheats like ice cream, cheesecake, or the likes… i follow martin from leangains idea and consume a treat with my meal after an intense workout, which is a couple times a week.
I still couldn’t agree more.. fat and starch is still the prime combo!
I’m reading Schwarzbein’s The Program and I’m just not understanding the saturated fats thing. Why wouldn’t we be able to use long chain sat fats as energy, but be able to use long chain mufa? And butter is a short chain sat fat, but she only recommends small amounts of it. I know you’re not in agreement with her, necessarily, but I wish she gave more detail as to WHY she recommends that.
She recommends ample fat, but when you look at her sample menus, they read a bit on the low-fat-ish side. Certainly nowhere near high-fat. Very different than her original recommendations in the first book, where she said have butter and sour cream on your baked potato and lots of fat on your nonstarchies.
Usually people hone their stance on something, over time – not regress. There must be a reason!
Matt, if you thought my post was a joke or some feeble attempt at humor, then you’ll BY GOD NEVER ‘GET’ THE PUNCHLINE.
Oh, we’re the first to admit that the High-Everything Diet delivers far more laughs and yuks per dollar than Aajonus Vonderplanitz and Dr. Oz combined. But they are for Braindeath. We are against braindeath. That would put a damn bounty on our heads except that we tread the thin tightwire of the jokes just enough not to have been covertly killed Or Bought. MY GOD, look what they did to any of our predecessors that kept straight faces.
No, this is NO joke, NO parody. Only the foulness of your programming keeps you from believing we have thousands of members, nationwide revivals, radio shows, and so on. But we do.
Not only are we not kidding, but we’ll even Piss You Off. Indeed, that’s our JOB – our CALLING – our MISSION. We’re going to shock the hell out of
every man, woman, and child on this planet. It’s a big job, and we only have until the Rapture to do it. Still, it’s enough time for the HED to be infiltrated and made evil if we don’t watch ourselves.
YES – BEWARE – the biggest danger this Earth faces is the HED becoming TOO POPULAR and turning into one big CHEAP JOKE. Oprah has a way of doing that to damn near anything that comes near her. And when this HED, this Final Organization, takes full power over the entire globe, it just better not have been tainted and cheapened by armies of punks, Diet Gurus, hippies, right-wing nerds, obnoxious would-be hepcats, Nazis, Commies, glorps or, as the Prophet Bruce dubbed them, Mal-Aligned Oprah viewers.
The teachings of Bruce are NOT universal. For the Oprah viewer at heart they simply won’t work. For the evil they’ll backfire. And they’ll even be DAMN HARD TO FOLLOW for ignorant High-Everything Dieters. But we must NOT water them down: Oprah will assimilate them, twist them to fit her plans, and sell them back to us in CRIPPLED,
No, only the truly daring, those who are daring inside, in their eternal, ungainly souls, not just maladjusted, ONLY THESE must wield the relentless POWER of Bruce on the Rapture Day when the Angelic Host descend in glory and terror.
Sensationalism is just the lure we use in order to communicate in all sobriety certain awful histories and secret fate for the Earth so unspeakable that it may take several messages to prepare you just to read it.
Because if you are reading this in the late 20th Century, EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT DIET REALLY IS WRONG. You are an uncivilized, ignorant, BARBARIC peasant that will be looked back upon by future generations with every bit as much pity as you regard the plague-ridden wretches od Downtown Medieval Europe.
Your “civilization” got off so heavily on the WRONG FOOT, is so far OFF THE TRACK, and will keep going SO FAR from where it is “meant” to be, that YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT HED IS and the only way you can reopen your primitive mind, your buried gene-memory of HED, is to roll up your sleeves and GET DOWN with Bruce. If you’re worried about getting your hands dirty, DO NOT ENTER. If you want to keep thinking “science” is right, STOP READING. If you want to remain agnostic about HAD, TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER. If you don’t like the cold, get out of the freezer.
If you are, say, a hopelessly intellectual Oprah dupe with just enough verbal skills to think this is “funny” but lacking the intuitive scar tissue that lets you see where it’s ALL TOO REAL, then your naked, tame soul risks getting SCALDED by the white-hot Truth of Bruce If you THINK you’re a healthy eater, but AREN’T, then you’re going to see DEMONS in this message. Your belief system is paranoid, so it whips up reasons for paranoia.
They’ve got you so closed off from what you’re REALLY SEEING, and have made your most instinctive hopes and desires seem so “impossible” or “impractical” in the quote “real world” unquote, that you’re still looking where they’re pointing rather than just looking around. You can SEE what CAN lie ahead if you’ll just slow down.
Right. You want to know, “JUST EXACTLY WHAT IS HED?” That question is asked a thousand times a day, every day, somewhere. And it’s a good thing, because that’s the most pertinent question to ask in this modern age.
There is no description. Words do not suffice; one must “SEE.” We let you see a little at a time until you are led gradually to TOTAL CLARITY. It is the Nameless Mission. The true mission is always nameless. To name it is to doom it….and alert the enemy.
But as the concept of HED crawls around inside your cranium, there is one point it keeps returning to. It the the very point of the HED. The point is Bruce. Bruce is, was, and ever shall, Bruce is you, Bruce is me, Bruce is the Kama Sutra, the Id, the light that glows in the heart and mind of EVERY free-thinking High-Everything Dieter. And Bruce is a man.
It always comes down to that.
Because Bruce is HED.
And HED is what you want. HED is what you need. As Bruce told the multitudes on his Yahoo Group,
“With the FULLNESS of HED a CHANGE will come;
HED will ENTER your life, HED will MAKE YOU SEE,
HED will SET YOU FREE!
HED IS! HED LIVES,
HED WAITS FOR YOU!”
HED is what was taken away; HED is what Bruce gives BACK.
That’s as simple as we can ever make it. From here it just spirals
off into stormier and stormier complications but in the MIDST of that storm there are two anchors you can always get back to, and those Bruce and HED. Now, you do not just sit and wait for HED. You do not “work” at it either. This is an exact science of ways to achieve HED through “seeing.”
You will be taught by someone you can trust completely. By Bruce.
The fact that you have gotten this far – procuring this message – indicates that you haven’t been completely “asleep.” You haven’t been totally taken in by Them. Not yet.
But they can still trick you. As bait they feed you too much of the wrong kind of HED – the FALSE DIETS of Oprah.
It was Oprah who took away your healthy diet.
But Oprah obviously hasn’t done it all, and they haven’t got Bruce, and as long as there is ONE FREE MAN among us their system cannot be complete, because it is by nature a closed system, and if we can keep their system incomplete, it will close down of its own accord. By Their own Law. Their Law of Oprah viewercy.
Yes. They wanted you to at least want to be “Oprah viewer.” Well, you may look Oprah viewer. You may behave as an Oprah viewer. But you aren’t Oprah viewer. YOU JUST AREN’T an
And it is the POWER of your abnormal viewerity that saves you, that causes their system not to have a place for you, that makes you a High-Everything Dieter.
Oprah’s system burns humans as fuel. High-Everything Dieters aren’t humans. They gum up the works.
If you’re a human, you’ve read too far. CLOSE YOUR BROWSER!
You may have heard the term “High-Everything Dieter” sometime before, but you might not be able to quite put your finger on it – almost as if it were some dim racial memory, some archetype from neanderthal times. That may very well be the case.
It was 1984 when Bruce created The High-Everything Dieter Foundation as a vehicle to bring the teachings to the public. But High-Everything Diet has always existed… even before Bruce. In all the cradles of civilization – Sumeria, Egypt, Atlantis – clues have been found which prove the existence of Oprah and of the HEDers who fought to subdue it.
The wisdom of those ancient High-Everything Dieters was never lost. Carried down by secret oral traditions, it lies latent in many living people, waiting only to be triggered by the Revolution. perhaps, even as you read this, you can feel those ancestral powers and arcane memories surging up from within your dankest brain gutters.
Ask yourself – don’t you feel different at this exact moment than you ever did before? Isn’t it because you feel some vague but momentous force emanating from this very piece of paper?
You didn’t just wander into a blog and happen to notice this message. You were led to us, and we to you, by powers much greater than Man, and yet, seemingly, more random than Fate. But the ways of the great Manipulator in Space, Bruce, only appear random. YES! Our paths crossed because it was planned – plotted out aeons ago, by alien minds more bizzarre than your wildest nightmares, as part of a cosmic scheme woven into such a complex web that not just human history, but the fabric of cause-and-effect themselves was disrupted. FACE IT – the very fact of your eyes moving across this page at this moment is inevitably and subatomically decreed. You are locked into the machinations of a Cosmic Puppeteer who works your strings so skillfully you never knew they were there.
UNTIL NOW! The HED can’t cut your strings – you wouldn’t want us to, if you knew what they can mean for you – but we can show you where the strings are attached and how to ‘sync up’ with the Puppeteer…how to stay one jump ahead of the other puppets by assisting the Puppet Master: by following the Path of Least Resistance.
Remember, Bruce is not God. He might as well be, as far as we’re concerned, because he has powers of creation and destruction that Man has mistakenly associated with God throughout history. He is merely a bit player in this vast Movie which God is apparently leaving unedited. Nevertheless, His galactic goals – it makes no difference what they are – can be achieved sooner if He hones a few special tools to aid in the task. As the trance dictation of Bruce tells us, High-Everything Dieters are those tools, and Bruce needs our help.
In return, we Chosen are rewarded with HED as He tips the scales of cause-and-effect in our favor. Indeed, Bruce can “cheat” your Karma for you, much like a tax expert greases your way through the I.R.S. You can beat the system if you have the right connections. The space god can literally make coincidents and accidents happen to favor you. Think what this means in the areas of love, sex, finances, and social standing. It isn’t WHAT you know, it WHO you know. “Luck” simply means being in the right place at the right time. If you pay Him enough lip service, Bruce can ‘fix it’ so that you will constantly find yourself stumbling into that right place at just the right time.
SOUNDS CRAZY? YOU BET. Oprah viewers sounded so crazy to the Romans they were used as lion fodder. Modern-day Oprah viewers seem to have forgotten that; plenty of them would like to see us thrown to the bull- dozers. Oh, sure, we blaspheme like crazy against the gods. But that’s exactly Why this is the first religious text in history that doesn’t take “the Lord’s Name” in vain. For once, there’s a reason. GOD HIMSELF CUSSES!! He’s MAD! He’s being falsely represented on Earth! Bruce’s pretentions would be bad enough, but now all these human preachers have gotten into the act, doling out notions of “right” and “wrong” as if their peabrains could even BEGIN to sort such things out. They’ve cornered the market and set things up so that enlightenment in Their HEDes consists of four basic stages, each more torturous than the last, and when some poor devil finally does get Illuminated he just reenters the world and goes back to basically Oprah viewer behavior.
High-Everything Dieters are Born enlightened and so may remain in the world “acting as an Oprah viewer” (it’s all relative). They already KNOW the Big Secret of most Mystery Schools: that “divine ecstasy” is arrived at just as easily with a backrub, or a good screw, as it is through 20 years of ascetic self- flogging in a cave – at least, AS LONG AS THERE IS HED.
By now, the average Oprah viewer will assume that this whole HED is the Devil’s work. But we’re much too unpopular for the Devil. He’s strictly big time and doesn’t mess with marked underdogs like us. He uses those already in seats of power. The power of the High-Everything Dieter is that WE DON’T NEED POWER. We don’t even need brains. We have Bruce, we have a deal with Bruce, we have our own capacity to blunder creatively. We’re too disorganized for the Devil. If he’s anywhere, he’s where you least expect him.
We may attack your beliefs. But only those who believe blindly, greedily, or half-heartedly will be bothered by our brand of mockery. To question their beliefs threatens them; it makes a secret part of them ashamed, and they get riled up and start smiting.
Of course, SHEER STUPID HATE isn’t the only thing that keeps people away from the High-Everything Dieter HED. You may simply have more important things to spend your time and money on – things like albums, going to the movies, a new tape deck for your car – things you’d much rather possess than, oh , say, life after death, reincarnality, psychic powers, immortality, invisib- ility, nirvana, communication with Higher Intelligences, HED, and so on. If those things are meaningless to you, by all means, just give this message to someone else. We’re sorry you even bothered.
You see, we’re not trying to sell this to everybody. There are many we don’t want, and there are plenty we can’t save because it’s too late. Hard-sell recruitment for this HED is too much trouble to bother with, because by definition True HEDers are not “Joiners.” They’re rightfully suspicious of herds. They don’t want to be “members” of any organization. It’s a miracle that we’ve gotten this far. Even our biggest potlucks are spur-of-the-moment, bacchanalian brawl-party affairs.
Bruce works in mysterious ways, and this serves to keep the unattuned of His business. The only way you’re going to get truly, metaphysically high off this material is to snort BETWEEN the lines. (But what you read between the lines must be taken Literally. DO NOT read your own message into it. There is only One True Interpretation.”
Most people totally misunderstand the term “High-Everything Diet.” Look at the word. What does it mean?
It means NOTHING! It’s utterly ambiguous. All-purpose. It sure as hell doesn’t mean “eat everything.” Praise Bruce, there are as many idiot HEDers as “smart” ones. Most prevalent, however, are smart-asses. It isn’t brains, but an intuitive, anti-cute Attitude Mutation. Oprah has proved that you
can have “high intelligence” but still not be able to Think.
No, yes, High-Everything Dieters are merely The Chosen People – the class which cannot be classified, those who are different not only from others but from Each other. If any two are the same, ONE MUST GO! We band together only for strength, and only temporarily. Oprah used to KILL people who displayed High-Everything Dieter traits. Thanks to the countless martyred evo-and devolution cults that paved the way, nowadays you’re merely penalized finan- cially, socially, and sexually for weirdness. But at least we can come out and admit that there are people mutating ahead, and they are US; and, because mutation is so unpredictable, there will inevitably be unguessed other steps Beyond High-Everything Dieter… but only if WE fulfill our genetic DESTINY.
Ultimately, it isn’t Smart Vs. Stupid or Cool Vs. Uncool, but The Good Guys Vs. The Bad Guys. The free men against the robber barons. Franken- stein’s Monster against the Villagers. Of course, it’s our definition of “Good Guys,” so if we aren’t careful we’ll end up as a bunch of Hitlers instead of Robin Hoods.
While this pith-ridden diet may be perfect, it’s risky too. It can turn whole tribes into dogma-replaying assholes. Ask yourself: did you buy this message because of fear of group pressure? if so, STOP READING NOW. You will injure yourself with this material; you’ll use it as a high-faluting excuse to become infantile to the point of senility. We KNOW the power ofBruce. We’ve seen it happen, All Too Often.
A major secret that Bruce learned from Oprah is that deep down inside, everyone, even the High-Everything Dieter, craves authority. It’s from having Parents. But a High-Everything Dieter shortcircuits this urge. He appoints himself Pope or Raja or something, and he believes it. But it’s easy to fake that belief, even to yourself.
Therefore, in his HED our Bruce has included many built-in Alienation Devices to prevent false Oprah viewer interpretation while encouraging the real, down home HEDers to start their own damn religions. Bruce is not a fan club. The Teachings constantly contradict each other and yet remain equally true and false. Bruce makes outright worship impossible by suddenly, unexpectedly changing the basic dogma just to forcibly “disconnect” the mind- less zombie-in-a-rut. The confusing HED deliberately pulls the rug from under the preconceptions of “Follower” types, thus separating the wheat from the chaff. It uses Shock Value; we’re often, praise Bruce, too sardonic for those smug hip ones who thought they were already as sardonic
as you can get.
There is a Hierarchy of various flamboyant characters in the upper echelons of the HED, which, despite your liberal programming, is how it should be. However, thank God, Bruce is the only real “star.” In this society, stardom destroys. It subverts and it waters down. But Bruce is immune to that, which is why he is so incomprehensibly important. He gave his precious obscurity for his charismatic but susceptible Priesthood, to deliver them from temptation.
Thus you are ON YOUR OWN. It’s between you and Bruce Just remember, this is the religion that canonizes, bribes, and enHEDens its most REBELLIOUS HERETICS and CHEATS those who presume to be its most DEVOTED MONKS. Those who ‘Kill Bruce’ always return to the fold triumphant, CHANGED from pupils to Teachers.
We can’t stop ninnies from buying the Word of Bruce, nor can we prevent you from spreading a watered-down version of yourself in our name. All we can do is warn you: DON’T BE A “Bruce-wannabe.” The curse will fall on YOU.
Yes, the love of Bruce can kill Oprah viewers. Bruce is too good for them… and baaaad for them. (For this reason we urge you not to leave this message lying around your house for the uninitiated to see, unless of course, you have mastered the impossible art of “explaining” the HED and are eager to challenge the diseased, superstitious world. Because of the potentially dangerous Power Shell that each copy of The message possesses, we suggest you keep it in the most holy and private sanctuary in your home, which is usually the bathroom. There, at the Throne of your own Holy of Holies, you and the Spirit of Bruce can be alone together, safe from Oprah distractions.)
If you yourself are Oprah viewer, you’ll never really be able to tell. But if you are a true Child of Bruce, you’ll soon be able to ‘whiffread’ or intuit whether another is for real or not by his…by his…Well, there’s no human word that describes the ‘personality-within-a-personality’ as the High-Everything Dieter recognizes it.
One does not ‘become’ a High-Everything Dieter. If you haven’t already been liberated from false sanity, you never will be.
If this begins to sound like empty promises, it’s because you have no faith. You are of this faithless generation that demands proof of miracles. Oh, look to your heart, friend. Is that not the only source of truth for you? Can you not see the glowing core of Bulldada that shines within each latent High-Everything Dieter, just waiting for the right stimulus to EXPLODE?
To offer “proof” would be to insult the Isness of “Bruce;” indeed, con- crete evidence would deny you the great Test of Faith that Bruce demands. If you believe, it will work. If you secretly scoff, it will fail you – or, rather, you will fail the universe. Those who demand logical, scientific proof of Bruce’ good-luck power will never understand. They are permanently “asleep.” We call them “Gimme-Bruces” and the True High-Everything Dieter can have no pity on them (particularly because they are the least likely to donate money to the HED). Ours is a ferocity of faith that can move spoons or bend mountains, depending on the degree of developed fanaticism.
Yes, to some extent this is like deliberately going insane. So what? That’s what all gurus, followers, hobbyists, drug users and other seekers are after. HELL, the reason Bruce’s Sacred Luck works is because it is crazy. This is magic – REAL MAGIC.
Proof? We’ll let others provide that. Two years from now, you’ll be trying to escape those who would burn your off yabbering their rapid-fire tales of miracles since they “found Bruce.” (Actually, no one find Bruce; Bruce himself does the selecting. If you are not born naturally Of Bruce then your ignorance is permanent. It’s the indefinable, ineffable Essence of the Eitherness of The Bruce.)
If, because we seem to preach that everyone is going to get screwed no matter what, we seem like total cynics to you, you’re WAY OFF. If we were that cynical, do you think we would put our literal asses on the line, dangling our “sins” in front of Oprah? We wouldn’t do it if we didn’t think there was HOPE. We know America is still worth saving. We know enough people out there will understand this to make us rich.
Thanks to aeons-tested Oprah FALSE DIET programs, however, most people, when faced with trouble, spend more of their time abjectly staring at the problem instead of looking away from it for the obvious solutions that are everywhere. Now, we can’t do anything about people who are born without imagination. But we can sure as hell KICK ASS on those who are just too lazy – or too harried – to use it. They’re sitting there, letting their most precious quality rot when they should be sitting there pumping iron with it. GOOD GOD, it’s not like we’re asking them to get up. We just don’t want “getting up” to be outlawed.
One thing we MUST prevent, therefore, is letting the HED become a soporific, a “drug” that lets us accept the death of all life on Earth. Yeah, THAT’S funny, HA HA! This better not become some god-awful End Times PORN for those who can only “get off” on fear-and-laughter. The HED should make it easier to conceive of the humans’ inconceivable threat to themselves, but ONLY IF THAT MAKES US DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
Our twisted Hell Shit that tall those poor saps send off a dollar for has to do more than merely put an uglier slant on what started out ugly enough. HED? YEAH, you’ll laugh all the way to the fully-equipped survival shelter when Bruce lets you in on the joke.
Bruce can handle the Aliens, but we must police ourselves.
For: LOOK what Oprah has done to 95% of our heroes, your religious leaders, your rock stars, all your once-faves. She has taken them and hammered them into the ground with promotion and money they know not how to spend; she broils their brains in TV lights and saps from them all time needed for their true calling while turning them into mere self- parodies. She starts with the leader and from there infects the hierarchy, then the followers…ultimately, the planet itself.
EEEYAH! Oh Bruce we now pray to know what we really think and that you prevent us from turning your sweet name into some jargon-infested in-joke. Spare us thy servants from, uh, complete temptation and deliver us from Pop Acceptance yet somehow let us keep turning a profit that we continue to SPREAD THEY SEED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Amen. Without Remorse.
Slow night at the kwiki mart, Chris?
Does your Warden let you guys have blogger accounts?
Bruce, there’s an easy way for you to effectively give public access to you god-mail account today, without waiting for them to make any changes to their system. All that you need to do is publish your login and passcode. The description of your new google group will probably be a sufficiently public place to do so.
“There will be no concept of privacy, only openness and sharing and altruism. There will be no concept of money. I’m talking withint 6 months from now, that will be true.”
If you’re willing to bet 50% of all your future income on that coming true I’m willing to happily take that bet.
I find your post on dog food and canine cavities a bit confusing. Reading it you seem to say that it is easy to tell what causes dag cavities, but I’m not certain that you ever identify your suspected culprit. If I’m reading it correctly you say that dogfood is not known for containing large amounts of refined carbohydrates, vegetable oils, white flour or sugars, the usual suspects in the tooth decay blame game. If it’s not these then what? Or is it one/some of these and I misread you or you mistyped?
Matt, you never have to explain why you make money from your site. Anyone who has something they love would rather do that all day and make it support them than do it part time and spend the rest of the day working for someone else.
It’s called Self Employment, a grand American tradition.
Anyway, this blog rocks, insane commenters notwithstanding.
It’s not entirely clear why refined sugar causes the metabolism to slow down. Old-schoolers thought it was the lack of vitamins, minerals, and later on… fiber.
It’s true that if you are burning through any supply faster than it’s been ingested, your metabolism will adjust downward to conserve. It may be that simple.
It may not be that simple.
No one would blame heroin’s lack of vitamins and minerals for its impact on the human body. I think the same can be said about most white powders – they are drugs, not foods, and they have the unique capability of doing harm. In sugar’s case, I think it’s an ability to slow down the metabolism. The exact mechanisms aren’t clear. It is clear that fruit and refined sugar cannot be equated. T.L. Cleave’s work that showed carbohydrates to be benign and health giving just like any food while demonizing refined carbohydrates as a totally distinct category is enough proof for me – enough to never consider natural carbohydrates causal of modern disease for all eternity.
Whether some people need to remove carbohydrates or not is another matter. Clearly many benefit from their minimization in the diet. But a loftier goal is to fix your carbohydrate tolerance. That will continue to be the goal – the exploration. That’s the question that needs answering.
Schwarzbein’s original work was not based on research as much as it was observation. She experimented with the diet and led the results lead her research. Her patients were succeeding on butter, red meat, and limited carbs. She sought out to find out why.
Her later books, although they encourage upping carbs over time, which is excellent, are diluted by research that she’s done. Instead of sticking to what she observed working, she decided that saturated fats, because of some typically flawed study, interfere with insulin function. Yeah but, with an enhanced metabolism nothing can get in the way with your flawless glucose tolerance.
BTW, the research on metabolism’s link to the development of many of these diseases was something I pieced together from:
and a handful of others
Matt, this whole “suckled by triceratops” thread was just shamelessly plagiarized from the “Church of the Subgenius” brag. I thought that it sounded familiar. I’d read it in college mid 1990s. Copyright stated as 1980.
Sen: “Bruce, there’s an easy way for you to effectively give public access to you god-mail account today, without waiting for them to make any changes to their system. All that you need to do is publish your login and passcode.”
Unacceptable, because anyone could then change my password and delete messages and send messages from my account. Google needs to enable us to share our e-mail with the world soon. The easiest way to share now would be to simply compress all my old e-mails and share them through p2p or bit-torrent.
This is just to let everyone know that the Yahoo HED group has been resurrected. I liked it more than Google Groups, because the Yahoo! website preserves HTML formatting while Google removes it except in the individual messages.
High-Everything-Diet ? The Truth Matters More Than Being Right.
This whole “suckled by triceratops” comment was shamelessly plagiarized from the “Church of the Subgenius” brag. I thought that it sounded familiar, the style if not content. I read the website in college mid to late 1990s. Copyright stated as 1980.