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by 15226 · about 8 hours ago

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 14877 · about 8 hours ago

Do bananas classify as a starchy carb? THey feel kind of starchy to me and I prefer them for energy over any other fruit. Are they part starch?

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Sol 0 · June 12, 2012 at 4:34 PM

I think the answer to your question is that it depends on how ripe the banana is. I think of what we call plantains to be the starchier version of what Americans think of as bananas. Wikipedia makes this point: Bananas are a staple starch for... (more)

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by 14877 · about 8 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 720 · about 8 hours ago

Hey guys, I love lacto-fermentation. I love the idea of increasing the digestibility of foods as well as some pro-biotic benefits. So far I've fermented alot of squash, carrots and garlic. I want to expand my horizons. HOWEVER- obvious choices... (more)

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Kelly_3 0 · May 11, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I lacto-ferment the following: home made yogurt (and also make yogurt cheese using said yogurt) http://www.healthhomehappy.com/2011/07/making-scdgaps-yogurt-in-the-dehydrator.html home made sour cream... (more)

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by 557 · about 8 hours ago

What is wrong with starch? I dont know how i feel about getting all my carbs from bananas and fruit...

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Matt_18 0 · May 05, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Starch can be used by any potential nasties (i.e. bacteria) that might be hanging out in your intestines for fuel . In contrast, most mono and di-saccharides (such as those found in fruit) are metabolized before any invading bacterial colonies can... (more)

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by 268 · about 8 hours ago

Hello Paleohacks! So last night I was kinda in a funk and decided what the hell, i'm going to order a pizza. Ended up going with my favorite (it's been yearsssss since i've touched wheat and such "evil" processed food (really). Went with my old... (more)

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StreakOfLean 0 · April 30, 2012 at 5:58 AM

Your post is kind of a revelation to me. I have a crush on a coworker, and it's getting to the point now where I need to eat at least a pint of ice cream before I see her. I'm glowing after eating it. I look like garbage most of the time eating... (more)

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by 1670 · about 8 hours ago

Hi all, I have increased my intake of carbs a ton-- I now eat loads of veggies with every meal and usually a sweet potato a day and it has actually curbed my appetite and gotten me less inflamed/bloated. I was wondering if anyone else experienced... (more)

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Prescott 0 · April 16, 2012 at 10:55 PM

A sweet potato a day with loads of veggies is hardly tons of carbs; probably fewer than an average SAD-dieter would eat in a generous serving of pasta. Especially if you're active, though, starches can be great for energy, mood, etc.. Recall... (more)

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by 1200 · about 8 hours ago

What a journey this has been! I'm a 6 foot tall, 32yr old male, that weighed 183 lbs on Jan 10, 2012. In three months eating 100% paleo, I've come down to 162 lbs (21 pounds burned!). Almost all the fat came off my belly! Incredible! My body... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · April 12, 2012 at 2:02 PM

In addition to some carbs as greymouser suggests, consider adding fatty meat (or butter/coconut oil) more frequently. Why? Muscle cells (myocytes) are made mostly from FAT, not protein. (Hat tip Paul Jaminet). Without plenty of fat, you cannot... (more)

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by 6229 · about 8 hours ago

I have spoken with some people (not just Paleo/Primals), but Low-Carbers who have tried to reintroduce certain foods and get into trouble. Perhaps their gut has not healed fully, or gut flora need more time. Perhaps there are still some underlying... (more)

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Stacy_5 0 · March 23, 2012 at 3:23 AM

Sounds like they were seduced by the Peatatarians! I have detoured into Peat's World twice in the last 18 months of paleo. The first time was short, no ill effects. The second time I bought a jar of raw honey and ate it with a spoon -- something I... (more)

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by 20353 · about 8 hours ago

Where do you stand on safe starches? Sweet potatoes, white potatoes, white rice. How far do you go? What are your thoughts?

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Carly 0 · February 29, 2012 at 10:22 AM

I think each person can only answer this for themselves, from their own experiences and what works for them. If there is one thing that most of us learn along this whole paleo journey, is that THERE IS NO ONE SIZE FITS ALL. I can not stress that... (more)

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by 15003 · about 8 hours ago

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 322 · about 8 hours ago

After I eat food I burp excessively and after every burp i feel a little relieved. It feels like food moves down a bit after every burp. I also experience mental fog after eating. Other symptoms: constipation, low stomach acid, fungal... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · February 26, 2012 at 2:13 AM

IBS is kind of a catchall for general digestive distress, so sure why not, it's IBS. I don't know that calling it IBS will help you treat it. My point is that I wouldn't get particularly attached to a diagnosis, as your symptoms could mean... (more)

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by 3521 · about 8 hours ago

Do you spread them out and eat them in small quantities or do you take in a lot in one sitting ? Do you feel any different when adding fat or not? Do you measure your blood sugar after? Have you noticed any improvement in your blood sugar from... (more)

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ben61820 0 · February 26, 2012 at 2:29 AM

I eat about 275-300 grams of carbs daily. I get all the carbs from sweet potatos, white potatos, and butternut squash pretty much. Plus vegetables of course but that's minimal compared to the carb content of the starch. Oh I get sugar from my... (more)

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by 1327 · about 8 hours ago

Don't know how much this idea is existent... When I Google searches related to this I don't seem to come across the exact information I am after. Here goes: Are refined sugars / high starch / carbohydrate foods bad not simply because they... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · February 24, 2012 at 3:43 AM

Phytic acid from eating grains that are not properly soaked before preparing for consumption can block mineral absorption and even rob your body of minerals. http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/living-with-phytic-acid (more)

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by 78417 · about 8 hours ago

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 230 · about 8 hours ago

I'm three weeks in to a 30-day Paleo challenge, and I'm finding that I have to eat LOADS of food to feel satisfied. And then a couple of hours later, I'm hungry again. I'm mainly eating meat and vegetables, with a bit of fish, a fair amount of... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · February 22, 2012 at 3:05 PM

I don't know your goals but VLC doesn't work for me - I must to have carbs to maintain or I literally can't keep the weight on and my muscle growth stalls. I also do not subscribe to "fat will solve everything" way of thinking, it doesn't work for... (more)

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by 670 · about 8 hours ago

I've been paleo for about four months with good results. I'm coming from a place of having restricted calories and doing a lot of bike riding. Never been athletic, genetically weak up top. I'm really sick of it. I'm interested in ancestral... (more)

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Bisous_2 0 · February 19, 2012 at 11:52 PM

What about some hiking? Increase the basic functional movement. Eat enough carbs to keep you nicely fueled, and do bodyweight exercises as needed. You will get stronger, no question, if you lift.

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by 75 · about 8 hours ago

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 240 · about 8 hours ago

increasing fat gives me cystic acne.

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greymouser 0 · February 13, 2012 at 3:42 PM

That suggested diet sounds horrifying to me! Sadly, you're condition is probably worse than mine, but I have to watch what I eat somewhat as well for cystic acne (for me the trigger is dairy products). Not to mention that potatoes bind me up... (more)

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by 466 · about 8 hours ago

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 3742 · about 8 hours ago

PHD recommends 200 - 600 calories of glucose (ie starches) a day. What's the lowest glycemic way to get these calories? I see mixed results on carrots. Zucchini looks safe. Unclear on Jicama. What else?

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Knarf 0 · January 05, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Cold Okinawan purple sweet potatoes + cinnamon + butter, or coconut butter (coconut cream). Awesome. Winter Squash is also pretty good. Brussell sprouts, broccoli? A couple of cups of those can get some good glucose in. Saute in lard! (more)

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by 581 · about 8 hours ago

Is it really the color of the food that counts? Does something that is "white" automatically mean high-starch? I personally don't believe so... some brown whole grains are higher on the GI than their paler counterparts, and some white potatoes... (more)

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Stabby 0 · December 25, 2011 at 10:02 PM

It is basically just the anti-refined-food mentality. White rice, sugar, and flour are all low in nutrients, and because of their refined nature are more rapidly digested and raise blood sugar faster, which can be a problem in the case of insulin... (more)

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by 514 · about 8 hours ago

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 3499 · about 8 hours ago

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 514 · about 8 hours ago

These questions are not being posed to offend anyones nutritional needs or macronutrient requirements. All plants have a season/time of year when they can be eaten, this season is even shorter outside the range of the equator- so how would... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · December 18, 2011 at 4:21 AM

Neanderthals were not mostly carnivorous. In fact, some of our best evidence for Paleolithic starch consumption comes from neanderthal remains. Either way, there is a ceiling for protein consumption and because of that, Paleolithic hominids had... (more)

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