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by 30 · October 20, 2014 at 3:53 AM

So, maybe I really am just that uninformed, but what EXACTLY is wrong with having 2-3 yams/sweet potatoes or even squash a day? I CrossFit about 4-5 times a week and it seems having these foods are the horrible things to have. What if I am not... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 11, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Nobody doing crossfit should restrict starch. Muscle glycogen repletion is a good thing. Nobody should restrict omega-6 from nutritious whole food sources. Eat as many almonds as you want within your caloric framework. I eat raw walnuts <gasp>... (more)

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by 608 · October 20, 2014 at 3:48 AM

Battle of the starches. What's your fave? My personal favorite starch is plaintains because of the versatility. You can fry em, boil em, bake em and eat them like a banana when ripe. I've grown to like them more than the overated sweet potato or... (more)

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nomnomnom 0 · December 12, 2012 at 5:40 AM

Baked sweet potato fries seasoned with cayenne pepper, smoked paprika and salt. Absolutely divine!

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by 5808 · October 20, 2014 at 3:41 AM

If you fuel your body with a lot of fat, say a stick of butter, or a half cup of coconut oil per day, then throw a sweet potato and rice on top of that, doesn't your body burn the potato and rice first, storing the fat? So, if you choose the sweet... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · August 17, 2012 at 12:57 AM

If you are choosing sweet potato or rice, then yes you should limit the amount of fat otherwise you'll eat too many calories. You can't be simultaneously "high starch and high fat" or else you'll just end up overeating on cals. You can be high... (more)

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by 720 · October 20, 2014 at 3:35 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 1327 · October 20, 2014 at 3:29 AM

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 · October 20, 2014 at 3:29 AM

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 3742 · October 20, 2014 at 3:26 AM

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 · October 20, 2014 at 3:26 AM

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 3499 · October 20, 2014 at 3:26 AM

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 · October 20, 2014 at 3:25 AM

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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by 0 · October 20, 2014 at 3:24 AM

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 · October 20, 2014 at 3:24 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 2231 · October 20, 2014 at 3:22 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 25467 · October 20, 2014 at 3:21 AM

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 · October 20, 2014 at 3:21 AM

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 5 · October 20, 2014 at 3:19 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 18412 · October 20, 2014 at 3:17 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 78417 · October 20, 2014 at 3:14 AM

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 20787 · October 20, 2014 at 3:10 AM

How many have tried a low fructose but moderate carb diet for weight loss? I think it was Travis Culp who mentioned this was working for him for weightloss. Many paleo eaters are against much fructose but OK with potato as long as a person's... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · February 19, 2011 at 6:41 AM

My contention is simply that fructose is subject to the glycogen saturation point of the liver, whereas glucose can be partitioned into the glycogen stores of the muscles as well, or simply consumed by any of the cells in the body. I'd love to... (more)

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by 1146 · October 20, 2014 at 3:09 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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by 608 · October 19, 2014 at 3:49 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 15400 · October 19, 2014 at 3:47 AM

I am currently trying RAW Paleo. I eat all my vegetables raw, occasionally raw sashimi, but I also have some cooked meat as well. I felt like I needed some starch because eating raw cucumbers and raw carrots does not fill me up. So I have been... (more)

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JoeB 0 · October 03, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Jicama (a tuber) is excellent raw, and if you really want to wake up your taste buds squeeze some lime juice on it and add a little salt and chili powder!

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by 14877 · October 19, 2014 at 3:44 AM

I am thinking about introducing some grains back into my diet. I eat rice on occasion with sushi, but that's the only grain I've been eating in the past few years or so. I am wondering, for those of you who do partake in this activity, which... (more)

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YoungPaleoLover 0 · June 12, 2012 at 3:41 AM

I don't know, personally I think there are better options than adding in quinoa. It is considered a grain closely related to the gluten properties in wheat. It can damage the intestines and gut lining the same way wheat does so I would go with... (more)

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by 1683 · October 19, 2014 at 3:33 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 12407 · October 19, 2014 at 3:28 AM

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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