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by 1683 · November 24, 2013 at 7:46 PM

With my constant adjusting of my diet and my constant questions filling up PaleoHacks...someone recommended the "Perfect Health Diet" which states that rice is a suitable safe starch. Do you eat rice? What kind do you prefer (brown, wild, white... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · December 04, 2011 at 1:17 AM

I follow the PHD fairly closely (save for generally one off-plan meal a week). I do eat rice, typically 3-4x a week. As the Jaminets' recommend, I go with white rice since the anti-nutrients in rice are predominantly found in the bran. As far as... (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 0 · November 27, 2011 at 9:35 PM

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 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 589 · November 21, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Can anyone give me a list of Paleo-ish Resistant Starches? I already know about potatoe but am looking for other types.

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Renee_2 0 · November 15, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Here's a good summary from Dr. Eades. I think cooling the food and not reheating it is key to maximizing the resistant starch. http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/metabolism/resistant-starch/ (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 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 6087 · November 05, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Do you drink cream? Saute your meals with heaps of butter? Eat tons of starch? Two pounds of meat a day? Maintaining my weight is starting to become a hassle. How do you guys do it?

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Jay_15 0 · November 05, 2011 at 12:59 AM

I eat plants and animals until i'm full 1-2x/day.

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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 687 · November 04, 2011 at 1:33 AM

Lately I've been relatively low carb (around 50-65g daily), unintentionally actually, and I've noticed that I don't think it works for me. My throat has felt a little dry, I have some (extremely) mild joint pain, and my skin is a bit dry on my... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · November 02, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Fruits and tubers are the traditional paleo carb sources. But you may want to consider experimenting with the Jaminets' safe starches. White rice is not paleo, but it's certainly low in fructose. You might also consider tapioca as an easy starch... (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)

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by 2231 · October 19, 2011 at 12:32 AM

Possible Duplicate: Will you continue eating rice after this piece of news? http://evolvify.com/rice-wheat-potatoes-interfere-with-gene-expression/ any hacks at a dangerous gene expression from rice and starch? i found it interesting... (more)

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by 589 · April 05, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Why do starchy foods (winter squash) so hard for me to digest--even if I take a digestice enzyeme?

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Dragonfly 0 · October 15, 2011 at 2:50 AM

Look up FODMAPS. You may be intolerant. I am.

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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 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 1416 · September 26, 2011 at 12:24 AM

By way of background, it should suffice to say that I'm 6'5" and have gone from ~215 lbs. (ca. June 2009) to today's weight of 185 lbs., mostly through carbohydrate reduction. In an effort to lose the last 8-10 lbs., which are happily clinging on... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · September 26, 2011 at 12:24 AM

At 6'5 and 185lbs, I would imagine that you are already quite thin. However, you mentioned having some stubborn abdominal-area fat, which, combined with the fact that you are engaged in a strength program and following a... (more)

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by 56596 · September 17, 2011 at 10:58 AM

I'm curious because I find them incredibly unappetizing without butter or salt and lose weight if I try to rely on them, but maybe it's the type of potatoes, cassava, and sweet potatoes I'm eating or maybe it's just me...what say you?

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A_at_Grain_Free_Diet 0 · September 16, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Starches to me were always a 'fat delivery system'. I have no interest in potatoes without any one (or a combination) of: butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon... and so on. I can eat fries with just salt, because the fat is already in there. But hand... (more)

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by 1689 · September 11, 2011 at 4:18 AM

Are fermented grains low in starch, higher in sugars? I know that, with milk, a 24 hour fermentation time will result in nearly all the lactose being converted to simple sugars (or I think acids too). Does similar happen with all the starch in... (more)

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mth_1 0 · September 11, 2011 at 4:18 AM

It depends on what is fermenting the grain and the condition. For instance, the starch in barley (for beer) is converted to simple sugars while the grain is soaking in 150ish degree water. The temperature that this conversion takes place affects... (more)

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by 5 · August 16, 2011 at 1:09 AM

Hello, Everyone 08/15/11 5:05 PM I would like to get a list of canned vegetables that are not starchy. Do sweet corn and sweet peas contain a lot of starch? thanks

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Karen 0 · August 15, 2011 at 9:15 PM

I would recommend avoiding canned food due to BPA contamination, poor quality etc. But if you need to for some reason - any foods on this list http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/a/whatveg.htm are non-starchy whether canned or not (provided... (more)

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by 12417 · August 13, 2011 at 10:49 PM

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 · August 12, 2011 at 12:42 PM

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 4620 · July 20, 2011 at 8:57 PM

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 85 · February 17, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Obviously, rice is forbidden; and I'd assume that most products made of rice would also be forbidden, but I'm curious to know if a vietnamese rice paper roll filled with lean proteins, fruits, and veggies would fall into a paleo meal. In the... (more)

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CaveDad 0 · July 15, 2011 at 6:29 PM

I eat them. For starters you have to eat about 20 of them to equal one portion of rice, so just roll them nice and fat! If you are dipping into Noc Cham,(which you should be) try to make your own so it will have less sugar or try it with honey,... (more)

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by 18397 · July 06, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Have we really examined the long term effects that regular and significant consumption of starchy tubers has on the pancreas? My reason for asking is quite personal. My mother died at the ripe old age of 45 from pancreatic cancer (many consider... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · July 06, 2011 at 7:05 PM

I'll try to provide a balanced perspective on this based on what I know. If you examine human history, you realize that most hunter-gatherer diets were starch-based. The so called Paleolithic diet based on ice-age, carnivorous hunters that... (more)