What was the nature of his studying with Reams? Was it an actual one to one study or did he read the books?
I could be wrong about the guy (just from reading archives), it just seems like he could only relate to people in the master slave mode and was incapable of dialogue as a two way communication. If you say otherwise then I stand corrected since you are friends with him.
No one tried to keep you from bringing him in - read carefully, it was just an opinion.
Things have changed a lot since 1950, unless you you live in pristine parts of south america it is extremely difficult to get everything from foods today.