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by 1631 · October 22, 2012 at 2:06 AM

I have been well within the " Paleosphere " for quite a while. I have noticed many things coming into play that have intrigued me. Paleo is changing, it's the most simple way I can put it. It seems Primal/Paleo used to be all about eating so much... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · August 10, 2012 at 8:44 AM

People have gone far enough to say that Low-carb diets, over long periods of time are nothing but detrimental to health. With that statement I can agree! I think this is an unfortunate turn of the wheel full circle. Every-one can... (more)

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by 12417 · less than a minute ago

wow, seems like a paleo civil war has broken out with scattered fighting in the comment sections on different blogs. i'm sympathetic to the lc and vlc adherants- i used to be one of them. as i stated in another thread, i do believe going lc or... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · August 11, 2011 at 3:38 PM

This is a great question LB. Something I've been wondering, since I went straight cold turkey VLC from probably 300-400 carbs per day on SAD. I was able to get very cut and fit, but like Travis spoke of in another thread, some other oddball acute... (more)

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by 18671 · 9 minutes 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 568 · November 28, 2011 at 8:59 PM

The GAPS diet is anti-starch, claiming it's more difficult to digest than monosaccharides. However, I've seen Paul Jaminet describe white rice (pure starch) as perhaps the most readily digestible carb source. Many in the paleo community are... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · November 28, 2011 at 1:19 AM

GAPS, and its precursor the SCD diet, do pay attention to simple and complex sugars -- as they should. Complex sugars are more difficult to break apart, and so they end up in the gut unprocessed, free food for yeast and bacteria. For people with... (more)

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by 12417 · less than a minute ago

KGH is very active in the comments section on Stephan's site where he just posted the scientific counter to Taubesian obesity theory. Since he seemed to be responding to many commenters, i threw a question that i'd been mulling over to see what... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · August 12, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Totally agree with him. A lot of people use starch as a butter delivery system, which will spike LDL (perhaps with no negative health effects) and just generally greatly increase energy density. The amount of butter that you can make "disappear"... (more)

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by 12417 · December 13, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Paul Jaminet responds to Ron Rosedale's rebuttal. Good debate going on here. Thoughts? (more)

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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · November 02, 2011 at 7:48 PM

I think irrespective of your opinion about PHD, how can you not respect Paul Jaminet for the way he conducts himself? With class, with science, with humility, with acknowledgement of the unknowns and "best guesses". I do not agree with the notion... (more)

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by 273 · 5 minutes ago

I've been doing Paleo/Primal for about a year now with good overall results. Body composition has improved drastically and I feel great in general. However, not everything has been smooth in terms of athletic performance which caused me to go... (more)

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ben61820 0 · May 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Im with you 100%. Indeed whats new is old - Cordain's book, etc. And of course the whole idea of paleo, per se, is NOT low-carb by default. In my mind its always simply been about eating things that do not hurt us. Within those parameters one is... (more)

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by 3202 · February 29, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Ron Rosedale just posted his latest response to the "safe starch" debate. Can anybody find the common ground so we can get back to crushing the real opposition...ADA, Big Pharma, School Lunch programs, Big Agra, FDA... (more)

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luckybastard 0 · November 23, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Andre, i think the common ground is real, whole food. That's the common ground for everyone. It gets dicey once you move past that because after that point one may need to restrict certain foods- yes, even safe starches- depending on the damage... (more)

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by 25467 · October 08, 2011 at 5:33 PM

http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/is-there-any-such-thing-as-safe-starches-on-a-low-carb-diet/11809 What say you paleohacks? (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · October 08, 2011 at 3:15 AM

I thought it was a train wreck. Or trainwreck. Or train-wreck. Or...a disgusting display of ignorance, poor form, and not-so-hidden agenda. I can only hope Jimmy Moore realizes how clearly he missed the mark on this one and I surely hope some... (more)

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by 466 · April 15, 2013 at 11:19 AM

I'm nervous about this, but I'm fairly certain VLC made my hair fall out. It just goes against everything I know about low carbing to add in starches. I'd like to hear from anyone who made the leap successfully. I have about 30-40 pounds to lose... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · January 19, 2012 at 12:07 AM

I am sorry to hear about your hairloss, Burny, which is a very tough thing for women in particular. Are you aware that hairloss is a common symptom of PCOS? Some 70% of women with PCOS suffer from hair issues - both hairloss and hirsutism. In... (more)

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by 333 · November 02, 2012 at 6:46 AM

Yams and sweet potatos, and potatos for some, are popular as a healthy carb source (ie peri-workout carb consumption). Carrots are fairly high in carb count compared to leafy veggies, and are sweet when cooked, why do we not see carrots... (more)

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Adriana 0 · November 09, 2011 at 1:07 PM

The carbs in carrots are mostly sugar. Sweet potatoes have sugar and starch Sugars - carrots 5.2 gr / 1 cup, sweet potatoes 13.0 Starch -carrots .2 gr/ 1 cup, sweet potato 14 I am scratching my head, Nutrition Data shows NO STARCH in cooked... (more)

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by 7821 · 14 minutes ago

I have Crohn's Disease and for the past year I've been eating a ZC/VLC diet in an attempt to maintain remission without medications. I just had my yearly colonoscopy on Friday, and I passed with flying colors - no Crohn's activity, 9 months... (more)

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grace 0 · August 02, 2010 at 5:23 AM

pfw, For 50 grams a day you can get the low GI carbs -- berries (if you don't have any diverticulitis where the tiny seeds get stuck), purple sweet potatoes (I don't believe these are nightshades; the Japanese and okinawan varieties have more... (more)

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by 3499 · December 20, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Dr. Eades has responded to Darrin Carlson's "Five Failings of Paleo" article, which I know has been linked and discussed here as well. http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/low-carb-diets/are-we-meat-eaters-or-vegetarians-part-iii/ His argument... (more)

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Stabby 0 · December 20, 2011 at 3:03 AM

The big flaw of this sort of argument for low carb diets is all of the assumptions that aren't in accordance with evolutionary theory. Supposing that we were mostly hunters for a long time, that probably means that we can consume meat healthfully.... (more)

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by 682 · May 10, 2013 at 2:51 PM

After doing LC, VLC, Medium Carb, and High carb I have settled on some form of carb cycling for the time being. I have found that I do not function well in ketosis for extended periods of time but I do enjoy being in ketosis occasionaly. I am... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · October 05, 2011 at 4:30 PM

I think it's great! Both for plateaus and for those looking to cut BF to single digits. Cycling carbs also helps maintain thyroid function. [When not pregnant] I like to do two days VLC, one day moderate carb and then three days VLC, and one day... (more)

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by 75 · March 26, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Hi! I'm just wondering if what I just said in my title is true or not. I'm naturally slim/skinny with a 10-15% BMI ( normal range 5-85%) and due to past events and probably genetics I'm a bit high strung and prone to anxiety , and especially... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · February 19, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I did VLC for a while and felt pretty sh*tty. Under the recommendation of my dietitian, I reintroduced sweet potatoes back into my diet and have noticed I feel a lot better in mood, concentration, satiety, etc. And I do suffer from depression and... (more)

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by 912 · August 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM

I just ate my first Japanese sweet potato. It was by far the best starch I've ever roasted. Maybe it was the high quality ghee I got today or the coconut oil. But this sweet potato was better than any yam or white sweet potato I've ever eaten. ... (more)

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jake_16 0 · January 06, 2013 at 5:08 AM

they're frigging awesome. i parboil or steam, then saute until the sugar comes out. pretty much my go-to starch at this point.

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by 15226 · September 23, 2012 at 11:07 PM

We all know some people can tolerate carbs better than others. Is salivary amylase the dominant factor in that? http://jn.nutrition.org/content/142/5/853.short Plasma insulin concentrations in the High Amylose group were significantly... (more)

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Dr__Mitchell_J_Morris_PhD 0 · September 13, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I think it could. Contrary to the popular belief in the paleo community human evolution did not stop 10,000 years ago. Although I do think that there is a strong case to be made that newer adaptations have not yet globalized. The best example is... (more)

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by 4620 · 1 minute ago

I just came across this comment from Don Matesz on his most recent blog post: ...I think that increasing starch while simultaneously still getting ~50% or more of calories from fat reduces the digestibility of the starch, resulting in larger... (more)

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wjones3044 0 · July 20, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Sounds like Don's making stuff up again...

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by 78417 · February 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM

How would these starch eaters have coped back then?

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · February 23, 2012 at 12:19 AM

While we can't know exactly what our ancestors ate, we can know a few things. They were not primarily frugivores. We know this because our closest primate relative, the chimpanzee, is primarily frugivorous (although it does eat bugs and some... (more)

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by 514 · December 20, 2011 at 8:18 PM

I'm interested in moderate Carb paleo with only tubers 1-2x/week PWO. Will I (23 yr old male,10 % BF) need starch on my off days to avoid ketosis by a bit?

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conciliator 0 · December 20, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Liver glycogen is glycogen stored in liver. Muscle glycogen is glycogen stored in muscle. Liver glycogen is the determinant of ketosis. When liver glycogen goes down there are effects that lead to increased hunger (for some), decreased anabolic... (more)

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by 15003 · July 11, 2012 at 1:31 AM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Matt Stone ??? Independent Health Researcher Topic: Matt Stone Debunks The Paleo Diet. Is the Paleo diet a short-term fix? Are there any long-term side effects stemming from this way of eating?... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · February 28, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Perfect illustration of the problem of Matt Stone's philosophy (paraphrasing): Matt: See I fixed her and now she's perfect! Sean: But she's still 60 lbs overweight Matt: That's ok. She's perfectly healthy and all her other numbers are perfect... (more)

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by 3125 · December 29, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Can some suggested foods sabotage blood sugars causing you to spike blood sugar and get obese with subsequent disease. The food in question being brown and white rice,potatoes especially the white varieties, and concentrated calories in Cheeses... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 29, 2011 at 4:04 PM

No. I think it has as much to do with the person as with the food although I'd give a Yes answer to wheat. After decades of SAD and binge eating, it's true that I treat tubers as "armed and dangerous" but it's not about the foods it's about me.... (more)

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by 10294 · November 15, 2011 at 3:51 PM

A lot of talking about starches these days. I have never really avoided them, and keep a kind of power law variation in my starch consumption (I don't know if Art De Vany would be proud...). Some days have a lot, some less, some none... Since... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · November 15, 2011 at 3:05 PM

I think SCD or GAPS would argue that starch hangs around in the gut for longer periods feeding some of the "bad guys" that can lead to gut dysbiosis, where glucose or any simple sugar is fairly quickly shuttled out thereby not providing a source... (more)

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by 125 · November 16, 2011 at 4:09 AM

I have been following a paleo/primal for the last 6 months. I live in a cold environment and have always dealt with the cold well. This year I have been very cold feeling. Cold feet and hands and am wondering if limiting myself to no starched... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · November 14, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Does everyone need starch in cold climates? I don't think so or the Inuit and Laplanders would have been in trouble a looong time ago. But do you need starch in a cold climate? Only you can answer that. I would try both upping the fat and if that... (more)

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by 56596 · April 20, 2012 at 3:19 AM

Apparently it's quite popular in many traditional diets. The WSJ had an article calling it bland, but many people in comments said they were wrong. Have you tried it? How do you cook it? (more)

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IslandEmpiress 0 · April 20, 2012 at 3:19 AM

Actually what AdianaG is referring to is a JackFruit. A Breadfruit is the same colour on the outside and is usually smaller than a jackfruit, but is not allowed to be ripened before Baked, fried or boiled. It is White on the inside with a Core... (more)