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by 6082 · about 15 hours ago

Robb Wolf has mentioned on his blog and podcast that he approves of some sweet potato as a post workout starch to replenish muscle glycogen and such. Since it is a starch, does it have to be cooked thoroughly to gain access to its nutritional... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · February 16, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Well there are two questions here really, the starch and the antinutrients that come with it. Clearly you can eat some starch in oats or whatever and turn it into sugar as soon as you chew it, so that doesn't need any cooking to break it down... (more)

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by 215 · October 30, 2014 at 5:01 AM

I've never bought nor eaten cassava/yucca before, but due to its low cost, and calorie+nutrient density, I'm thinking of making it my main starch source, along with bananas and plantains. I've been trying to get away from white potatoes as they... (more)

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by 88 · October 30, 2014 at 4:57 AM

Hey, So while I don't have SIBO or a serious such bacterial overgrowth, I did have a high count for just one strain of bad bacteria: Enterobacter Cloacae, on my Geneva Diagnostics comprehensive digestive and stool analysis test that I had done... (more)

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begob 0 · September 02, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Have a look at this - an online experiment to see if resistant starch (potato) helps gut flora: http://freetheanimal.com/2013/08/resistant-starch-content-of-foods-other-anecdote-and-miscellania.html#comment-535136 "Here's what resistant starch... (more)

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by 88 · October 30, 2014 at 4:55 AM

Hey, So my question is: Is it a good idea to count carbs from ALL sources as carbs, when tailoring an amount of carbs to your workout intensity, or should you only count carbs from starch/fruit? Also, I'm trying to experiment with carb cycling,... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 30, 2013 at 2:03 PM

To answer your first question, it is not a good idea to count carbs at all. Just eat real food. Sure, try to have a variety of food sources to get the proper nutrition, but analyzing every bite of food that goes into your mouth is pointless. ... (more)

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by 90 · October 30, 2014 at 4:49 AM

Hi all, I just recently purchased this product Now Acidophilus & Bifidus 8 Billion and just realized once I got home that it says "Note for those highly sensitive to milk protein: This product may contain minute amounts of casein." on the... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · May 18, 2013 at 2:49 PM

If you have a true allergy to dairy whether its casein, lactose, or whey, obviously ingesting it could be fatal.

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by 3521 · October 30, 2014 at 4:48 AM

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 · October 30, 2014 at 4:38 AM

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 · October 30, 2014 at 4:33 AM

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 720 · October 30, 2014 at 4:08 AM

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 788 · October 30, 2014 at 4:04 AM

FDA's most comprehensive list about foods containing Acrylamide: http://www.fda.gov/food/foodsafety/foodcontaminantsadulteration/chemicalcontaminants/acrylamide/ucm053549.htm Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrylamide Paleo, by... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · April 05, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Hunter gatherers eat most of their foods (both animal and vegetable) well cooked. In a news story yesterday they even found evidence of controlled fire in a South African cave dated back 1,000,000 years. Humans are the "cooking ape" and it is... (more)

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by 20353 · October 30, 2014 at 3:59 AM

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 3521 · October 30, 2014 at 3:59 AM

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 670 · October 30, 2014 at 3:58 AM

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 568 · October 30, 2014 at 3:48 AM

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 56616 · October 30, 2014 at 3:45 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 12407 · October 30, 2014 at 3:35 AM

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 18412 · October 30, 2014 at 3:31 AM

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)

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by 5132 · October 30, 2014 at 3:29 AM

For those who've been Paleoing with starch (yams, sweet potatoes, potatoes, yuca, taro, etc.), how high did your triglycerides climb? This assumes that before you incorporated starch to your diet, your were either LCing or VLCing. Most people... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · October 22, 2011 at 4:40 AM

I upped my carbs from around 50 to 150 and the TGs continued to drop from 45 to 37. There was pretty much a total absence of fructose though. I'm going to re-test in about a month and will report back. Did you eat a lot more fructose with the carbs? (more)

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by 18412 · October 30, 2014 at 3:18 AM

So if we accept potato as a safe starch in the context of a healthy diet of a healthy person, is cutting up a fresh potato into fries and cooking them in ghee any different than spooning ghee onto a baked potato? In other words, isn't this a good... (more)

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MikeD 0 · March 09, 2011 at 4:04 AM

I support your quest. I would suggest frying in grass fed tallow and use sweet potatoes for the ultimate paleo fry next.

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by 25 · October 29, 2014 at 4:03 AM

So, I've recently started working out and want to add a bit of carb into my diet to see how it effects my muscle growth / recovery. I'm reading a lot of 50g-100g being the sweet spot and want to try it and adjust from there. My question is if... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 21, 2013 at 2:24 AM

Yes, you need to count the carbs in broccoli if you want a really accurate picture of your carb intake. There are a few grams of digestible carbohydrate, even after subtracting out the fiber, and it adds to your total. If you want to use a tool... (more)

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by 40 · October 29, 2014 at 3:58 AM

What do you think about this article concerning White Potatoes? http://paleodietlifestyle.com/are-white-potatoes-paleo/ I know if your goal is weight loss then White Potatoes should be avoided along with white rice and any starch for faster... (more)

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Scratch 0 · April 12, 2013 at 11:46 PM

White potatoes don't have antinutrients, compounds that block your body's absorption of nutrients. They can contain a chemical called solanine, which may cause joint pain or other problems in sensitive individuals. Solanine develops in the skin... (more)

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by 608 · October 29, 2014 at 3:43 AM

I'll try to make everything easy to understand, but bare with me... I'm having problems with my digestion as a 16 year old kid(which is likely causing my acne); specifically with starchy vegetables and fruits. I am Paleo about half a year and... (more)

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eddieosh 0 · August 10, 2012 at 2:19 AM

You may find the information on the WAPF site helpful: http://www.westonaprice.org/ask-the-doctor/acne A strategy for dealing with acne begins with effective "bowel cleansing" and healthy bowel flora (the normal lacto-bacteria that live in... (more)

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by 1683 · October 29, 2014 at 3:28 AM

As I continue to experiment with my body and diet I have decided to incorporate some PHD into my personal version of Paleo. I've decided to cut back on adding fats, maybe putting a little on veggies, but getting the rest from the meat, avocado,... (more)

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by 4620 · October 29, 2014 at 3:17 AM

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 1146 · October 29, 2014 at 3:08 AM

Well, after being low-carb for quite some time (<50 grams), I have decided to include starch, in the form of potatoes to help me gain a bit of weight and maybe help my athletic performance. I plan to make my ratios 65% fat, 15% protein and 20%... (more)

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Eva 0 · January 30, 2011 at 10:02 PM

The only thing I have heard is the higher carb with higher fat tends to equal more weight gain. Since a lot of people are trying to lose weight, a lot of people are wary of fat plus carbs. But if you are trying to gain weight, it is the ideal... (more)

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