The embattled self-help millionaire, under intense scrutiny for conducting a brutal sweat lodge at his ‘Spiritual Warrior’ retreat in Arizona that killed three and sickened dozens, wasn’t as self-reliant as he appeared to be.
Though projecting a physical image of youthful health and vigor, he apparently maintained that image by injecting steroids and popping hundreds or thousands of pills.
Yavapai County investigators have revealed a veritable pharmacy of syringes, drugs and supplements in Ray’s possession at the time of the tragedy.
Police found pills inside Sedona sweat lodge leader’s suitcase
Posted: Jan 4, 2010 06:49 AM
Posted by: Dan Spindle
We have new information on the man who was in charge of a sweat lodge ceremony that led to the deaths of three people in Sedona. James Arthur Ray may have been using more than just “positive thinking” to maintain his youthful appearance..
Police photos reveal a large number of dietary supplements, prescription drugs and anabolic steroids in Ray’s suitcase. Police also found human growth hormones. Doctors say the drugs can be very dangerous.
“It’s fairly well documented that testosterone alone can some how impair or alter your decision-making processes. He was injecting a testosterone form that lasts for a very long time in the body that could certainly contribute to steroid-induced behavior,” said Dr. David Kroll…
In a post detailing what investigators found relative to their investigation and to search warrants, prescottnews.com listed these drugs and supplements. I’ve provided links to a number of the most powerful drugs, many of them steroid hormones, so that you can read for yourself what Ray was carrying around. Testosterone, HGH and hCG are dead giveaways for chemical image enhancement — they promote low fat and lean muscle. Others are used to counteract the long-term effects of steroid usage: testicular shrinkage and testosterone debt. If you’re steroid-damaged, you and your doctor can just claim you have natural testosterone problems, and the cycle never ends.
In a letter from John Crisler, DO, PLLC he said he had prescribed the following medications to Ray:
Photos of other prescription bottles show the following:
And he had a number of over-the-counter medications and supplements in his possession, including but not limited to:
* Barlean’s Greens
* Fish Oil
* Corvalen (medical food, said to improve cardiac function and restore energy and chronic fatigue)
* Lean N’ Fit
* Ginko Biloba
* Athletic Dominance Power N = Speed
* Carb Watchers Lean Body
* Farmacy Pro Power
* Super Lysine
* Vitamin C
* Protein Bars