Here's what's funny. I've been writing that "I've written a dozen posts on resistant starch" for a while, now, but actually just counted them. There's 45 of them since the first one back last April: Prepare for the “Resistant Starch” Assimilation; Resistance is Futile. And it's a long time now since I published some of the best research Tim and I had come up with out of hundreds, going back 30 years.
- Resistant Starch: Now We’re Getting Somewhere (13 studies cited)
- Resistant Starch: Now We’re Getting Somewhere, Part 2 (35 studies cited)
And there have been many others, here and there, including a brand new one just the other day (thanks to the three people, including a former "enemy," who emailed me the full text—turns out neither of us hold grudges).
I didn't expect too much at the outset, but then I had my own results and N=1 was coming in in comments, 95% positive, but more importantly, all reporting about the same things. There are now hundreds of people doing this worldwide and I know not of one ounce of harm.
But then—I guess it was a week ago or something—I got a couple of emails from LLVLC readers asking me about their KETOGENIC experience! WTF? I didn't ask any questions, just pointed them to the appropriate post where, RS not only doesn't raise BG, it actually blunts BG. In other words, if Keto is your deal, RS not only improves it by blunting BG spikes in bits of starch you may consume, but gets you other improvements like better fasting BG, feeds your critters, better sleep, relief of constipation, etc. The caveat is that the BG spike blunting is most profound on a normal carb diet.
I considered emailing Jimmy privately to hopefully get him to listen. Problem is, every time I have brought it up, I get the same smiley, that's great, keep it up, bla bla bla.
So I decided to call him out publicly.
Why are "his peeps" coming to me? Since that first Jimmy post a few days back, tons of new commenters on the blog, Facebook, Twitter. New names. Where do you suppose they are coming from?
I'm doing well with what I'm doing now. But I wish anyone well who wants to try it.
You mistake my intention, Jimmy. I'm out to help all your fans, because your only stated care is yourself. You're asleep at the wheel because this embarrasses and will relentlessly embarrass you, and I'll see to it.
And I will.
All LLVLC folks with problems are welcome here. Open arms. You want to do Keto? We may advise against it if not a therapeutic intervention (obesity, diabetes, neuro, cancer, etc) but yea, we have an app for that and a lot of people are doing that. Have you been plagued with problems for years like slow metabolism, yo-yo weight (did you see the girl who LC yo-yoed for 5 years 20-25 pounds and dropped 60 in 6 months by only adding resistant starch?) cold hands & feet, sleep problems, bathroom problems including constipation and infrequency? There are dozens if not hundreds of comments on those 45 posts reporting reversal of all of those things and more.
I just won't sit by. I'd just prefer Jimmy tell me to fuck off and go away. I will not tolerate being placated and patronized while his people are coming to me for advice he will not help them get, even if it helps them.
And really, the only logical answer to the question of why that is, is because them being helped hurts Jimmy, or at least he perceives that it does. And so, finally, that kinda puts Jimmy in a different category of folk, for me. I hope time proves me wrong.
Update: Jimmy has relented. He's put up a fair and open minded post about resistant starch, opening the door for more of his readers to be exposed to its possibilities: What’s All The Fuss About Resistant Starch?