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by 10294 · about 18 hours ago

Now I don't eat things that come in a package or a plastic, but sometimes I make an exception, and if I do, I try to choose the less processed option. Some of the things I still buy contain 'modified starch' (like spice mix). Is modified starch... (more)

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Eva 0 · September 26, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Modified starch is when they take a regular starch and acid treat it with something like hydrochloric acid which partially degrades it. Hydrochloric acid sounds creepy but it's actually an acid your own stomach produces for digestion. MOdified... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Is the small amount of corn starch in a vitamin supplement likely to be a problem with the autoimmune protocol or the "regular" Paleo diet?

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Evelyn_aka_CarbSane 0 · November 27, 2011 at 9:35 PM

I'm not familiar with the autoimmune protocol, but for any other Paleo/ancestral/related(I include whole food LC in that), it should be inconsequential. I've yet to see any evidence that ANY starch is detrimental -- it's the proteins that go with... (more)

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by 6087 · about 18 hours ago

Is there any significant difference between how starch and free glucose are absorbed or utilized by the body? On this post, a guy named "aaa" left this comment: Starch does not equal free glucose. Small intestine in perfect condition will... (more)

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thhq 0 · December 15, 2011 at 4:42 AM

It depends on which rice. Dextrose is the standard by which blood glucose response is measured. The sticky rice used in making sushi is almost equal to dextrose. [I can personally attest to this effect, as sticky rice would spike my blood sugar... (more)

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by 14877 · about 18 hours ago

No, I'm not kidding. It is a new book by Dr. McDougall. Anybody read it? http://www.amazon.com/The-Starch-Solution-Regain-Health/dp/1609613937/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338845875&sr=8-1 He also has a talk on youtube about... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · June 05, 2012 at 4:57 AM

I did basically a diet he would approach of (cooked starch-based unprocessed diet, though McDougall does allow a fair amt of wheat and soy, which I didn't eat) when I did a vegan paleo experiment and while it wasn't like all my problems from... (more)

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by 216 · about 18 hours ago

Is it ok to mix starch with fats? For example tons of butter on a sweet potato or pumpkin? On one side, I've read that in the paleolithic world we would have never had such a quantity of starch/carbs with fat at the sametime and our body reacts... (more)

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Eva 0 · September 11, 2010 at 11:42 PM

I see no reason why a paleo person could not have gotten say some honey and some meat and eaten it at the same time, or some meat and some tubers, or some fatty worms and some fruit. I think that eating a lot of fat and starch together is... (more)

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by 18671 · about 18 hours ago

This question was prompted by reading Travis Culp's recent comment about fasting, where he says I'm already pretty lean, but I actually am getting leaner after cutting fructose down to almost nothing and increasing starch I've also read... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · February 06, 2011 at 12:31 PM

I gained muscle without gaining fat after my weight loss was complete. A buddy of mine dropped fast while keeping potatoes in the diet. Wheat Gluten, Oxidized Oils, Fructose. Those are your poisons. Eat only Whole unprocessed foods(to avoid all... (more)

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by 216 · about 18 hours ago

In a recent post on Art De Vany's blog he states that starchy vegetables are full of lectins. I eat alot of sweet potato, acorn squash, etc. Should I be concerned with the lectin content in these starchy vegetables?

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Drew_aka_CrossFit_Junkie 0 · December 30, 2010 at 5:06 AM

To my knowledge, the only starchy vegetables with many lectins are potatoes. There might be some in sweet potatoes/yams I guess as well, but in both regular and sweet potatoes, most of it is concentrated in the skin, so peeling could get around... (more)

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by 78422 · about 18 hours ago

Which is worse for your health? thanks

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Rhubarb 0 · May 23, 2011 at 6:15 AM

Starch is converted or broken down into glucose. Sugar (assuming you're referring to table sugar or sucrose) is broken down into glucose and fructose. Whilst glucose can be used as fuel by most tissues in the body (i.e. muscles, organs, brain,... (more)

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by 2379 · October 24, 2014 at 4:12 AM

Hi hackers, I've been LC for about a year but already added fruit back into my diet without any issues. Now I intended to do the same thing with starch (white potatoes, sweet potatoes don't agree with my stomach). Problem is, whenever I eat lots... (more)

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julianne 0 · August 18, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Do you eat your carbs with protein and fat in a mixed meal or by themselves? I suggest you add carbs in small amounts and always in a meal with protein and fat to slow down the digestion and absorption of the starches. I have to do this as I am... (more)

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by 10 · about 17 hours ago

I hope someone may have the same issue or dilemma as myself who can answer my question. I am trying to get my Hemoglobin A1C down. I got it from 5.9 to 5.5 in 2 yrs. by going fairly low carb. Now I get a test which shows a high TSH and I have been... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · April 25, 2013 at 7:22 PM

There's a lot of debate on the hypothyroidism and Iodine thing, my understanding (from what I have read about this subject) is that iodine should help a lot stimulating conversion from T4 to T3, BUT in some cases an immune reaction may work in the... (more)

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by 3521 · about 17 hours ago

I am going to go on some serious overfeeding to get me thyroid rolling and gain some serious mass. I will try to eat like I have never before but which of the energy nutrient should I overfeed on? Starch: Potential Cons: Constantly elevated... (more)

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ROB_3 0 · May 04, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Never mind, I think I have my answer. If anyone's interested: http://suppversity.blogspot.de/2012/03/if-you-go-high-carb-you-better-go.html (more)

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by 4181 · about 17 hours ago

Has anyone noticed an improvement in their IBS/general digestion after eschewing starch? I have gone about a day and a half since quitting the 'safe starches' of white rice and sweet potatoes and I feel lighter, less bloated I've been really... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · February 03, 2013 at 1:27 PM

You'd need to have a read up on the SCD diet. SCD disallows starches, because they're complex sugars. Complex sugars are more difficult to digest, ending up becoming food for the gut bacteria. Fruits, raw honey are ok on SCD, but tubers and rice... (more)

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by 100 · about 17 hours ago

After being diagnosed with thyroid problems (poor conversion of T3 and T4) that were immediately solved by going off VLC/LC, I found my carb sweet spot of 75g after introducing safe starches like sweet potatos and white rice. I was considering... (more)

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scottts 0 · December 29, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Fellow hypothroid here. Also had problems under 50 carbs per day. I now do about 90, mostly from white potato and white rice, but also do sweet potato, and plantains from time to time. I tend to prefer the starches as they convert directly to... (more)

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by 26 · about 17 hours ago

I recently came across an article about how "resistant starch" is very healthy and has been found to kill precancerous polps in the colon, etc. I have IBS and it hasn't exactly cleared up on the Paleo diet and FODMAPS. I was thinking of buying... (more)

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akman 0 · February 28, 2013 at 9:03 PM

I have been eating 5-20g/day of RS since Jan 1st. My Fasting Blood Glucose has dropped back down to 90 from 120 in that time and I seem to have many of the other benefits associated with it such as lack of hunger and stool consistency. My main... (more)

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by 687 · about 17 hours ago

So this might be a stupid question, but I'm relatively new to implementing resistant starch into my diet so I had a question: if I'm mixing the starch (potato in my case) into my morning yogurt, would I be defeating the purpose if I'm drinking... (more)

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glib 0 · March 27, 2014 at 2:48 PM

It will thermalize in no time, and the starch temps will never go above 98F.

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by 120 · about 17 hours ago

What are your best resistant starch recipes ideas? Examples: -potato starch mixed with kefir -green plantain chips -potato and coconut milk mash

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Laura_48 0 · February 18, 2014 at 7:43 PM

I just started taking potato starch in water on an empty (as much as i can get it) stomach. I really want to try putting it into my desserts- coconut milkshakes, puddings, ect but I'm deathly afraid of all the GI distress/flatulence Richard... (more)

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by 43 · about 17 hours ago

Does resistant starch (like raw potato starch), as a type of prebiotic fiber, adversely affect the gut if someone is suffering from dysbiosis? Would it feed the potentially pathogenic bacteria (in my case, Enterobacter cloacae and Klebsiella... (more)

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samc 0 · April 03, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Taking it with quality probiotics and fermented foods should help you out. Seems to have helped clear up some of my issues. But do read that thread as well as other sources.

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by 60 · about 17 hours ago

I typically Intermittent fast (leangains style) 16-18 hours every weekday with a 6-8 hour eating window. I've incorporated raw potato starch into my diet, but I think I might be breaking my fast by ingesting the potato starch first thing in... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · April 24, 2014 at 10:53 AM

One of the major benefits of fasting is resting the digestive system so I wouldn't, I don't eat anything at all until my stomach is asking for food, it just makes sense to me. If your fasting then don't eat anything or it isn't fasting, even... (more)

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by 60 · October 23, 2014 at 4:23 AM

Leaving aside the issue of whether resistant starch is overhyped and whether supplementation is necessary...I have decided to experiment with potato starch as a resistant starch supplement to see how it may affect me. I was wondering when the best... (more)

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raydawg 0 · June 03, 2014 at 6:08 PM

It would only matter if you're doing IF, and only if there are other nutrients along for the ride. If you're consuming some pure resistant starch, it wouldn't matter at all. If you're doing something like reheated/cooled potatoes, AND you're... (more)

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by 787 · about 17 hours ago

Can anyone explain why I can eat a tub of ice cream or lots of chocolate everyday with no apparent issues but if I add 'safe' starches instead I start gaining body fat within days? In both cases we're talking about adding in 100g carbs to a... (more)

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