That’s according to ABC NEWS, MARY HARTLEY, and LIZ NEPORENT. But Bo—just….’Bo’—is one of hundreds of thousands, by now, who’ve dismissed the regurgitating whores. He humbly disagrees. Bo…just…’Bo’ Here’s what I wonder. Women. Tell me in comments your base, animal visceral reaction to those pics, left & right. You saw each guy on the street. I’m not…

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Nicki’s Indian Lamb Stew

This is on page 78-79 of Chrissy Gower’s fabulous Paleo Slow Cooking: Gluten Free Recipes Made Simple. She should have called it “Paleo for Dummies,” “Idiots Guide to Paleo Cooking,” or something. I have long been a fan of crock pottery cooking since everyone got into the kick back in the 70s when electric Cpots…

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Vejibag: A very cool & crisp new product

I must admit that when Sally Erickson emailed me sometime back, asking to send me a new product she’d come up with, the vigibag, I was kinda like, “Yea, Ok…whatever. Knock yourself out. Send me one.” Then it got here and sat around until she emailed a follow-up. Then it sat around some more. Precisely…

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Resistant Starch: Now We’re Getting Somewhere, Part 2 (35 links to research)

Part 1: Resistant Starch: Now We’re Getting Somewhere.

As I mentioned in the first post, I cut it short, actually chopping a bunch of additional links from the end. Wanted to keep a sane intro length to it, but at the same time I want a bunch of the research to be available for easy reference.

So let’s get right to it. Tons of stuff—about 35 references I think; and there’s much, much more but I had to draw the line somewhere. I haven’t looked closely for corporate interests this time, as in the previous post, so buyer beware, as always. If you missed it, I posted a short but very nice Primer on Resistant Starch yesterday, which I highly suggest you read as a prerequisite so that you’re generally familiar with the critical importance of this in the realm of general health for the 100% of you, and not just the 10% of you that are your human cells. Note that if you just skim through the research (skim, read, dig, engage rabbit holes…it’s all up to you), make sure you carefully read my wrap up at the end.

Again, the easiest and cheapest way to dose resistant starch is via unmodified potato starch. Many people are reporting good results with 4 tablespoons, spread throughout the day. Most use Bob’s Red Mill Potato Starch.

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Resistant Starch: An Overall Primer, with References

In the process of drafting Part 2 of all the research (here’s Part 1) I came across this: Resistant Starch Intakes in the United States. Its purpose is to analyze data in order to estimate average intake of RS and to provide a list of foods and how much they contain. They conclude:

The estimated intake of resistant starch by Americans is in the range of approximately 3 to 8 g per person per day. […] By combining estimates of resistant starch intake with those of other components of dietary fiber, researchers and food and nutrition professionals will be able to more accurately estimate total intakes of carbohydrate compounds that escape digestion in the small intestine and provide nutrients and function to the large intestine.

Thing is, there was a really excellent whole initial discussion of Resistant Starch and why it’s important. So, I began pulling some of the more important references for my Part 2 draft. But at a point, I thought it best to give you the whole, raw, undigested section along with the resistant references.

OK, Now Listen Up: if, so far, you’ve been all “meh” about this whole deal or, you’re still stuck on the word “starch”…i.e., still ignorant of the fact this is not the kind that “spikes” your glucose but most often: lowers it…then take a breather, relax, put away your LC and paleo Bibles and Catechisms, and just check it out…and cure your ignorance (e.g., “I can get all the butyrate needed eating butter.”).

I’ve denoted my emphasis in bold, below. Some of those more important references will be included in my next post.

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Sunday Church Services for Human Animals

Now that my Nicki’s Indian Lamb Stew (pg. 78 of Chrissy Gower’s Paleo Slow Cooking) is in the crockpot for tonight, thought I’d head off to Animal Church for a while. Remember: In the Animal Church, there’s no dogma. Its dual purpose is enlightenment through a better understanding of humanity by having better explanations for the social…

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Still Open For Paleo Grillin’ ‘Round Here

I figure that with all my postings on things like some beans, corn tortillas and supplemental resistant starch, that a Hello to Paleo or Still Engaged to Paleo food post might be in order. The point is that nobody really needs to make big, grandiose statements about any of this. They can relax and do their…

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Resistant Starch: Now We’re Getting Somewhere

Previous posts on the topic:

Prepare for the “Resistant Starch” Assimilation; Resistance is Futile
Resistant Starch: 4-Letter Word? Nope. Goal: Create Mashed Potatoes A Diabetic Can Eat Every Day

The interest over those posts has been rather enthusiastic, in spite of my concern over: “Oh, what new miracle is Richard-The-Traffic-Whore on about now?” And it’s a legitimate criticism in my book, especially if not completely familiar with the history around here.

As I wrapped up that post yesterday:

My next post will be about the tons and tons of research into Resistant Starch in the last 30 years that’s not financed by someone with a financial interest. I’ve collected a veritable shitload, thanks to the help of commenter, retired Air Force, Arctic Circle living, lay digger upper of research papers: “tatertot.” Following that will be a post cataloging my own results over the last couple of months, as well as that of many others including my T2D mom.

Both tatertot & I firmly agree that resistant starch is an enormous blind spot in paleo. Go look at what they find in human shit fossils (coprolites). Hint: not a full rack of ribs and a side of salad dressed in olive oil and balsamic.

Oh, “tatertot,” is also just Tim. In addition to the other things I cited, he’s a hunter, trapper, fisherman, weekend farmer and full-time electrical systems supervisor in a local hospital up there a short hop from the North Pole. He does not work for a starch company. Tim and I’ve been collaborating for months on this, but he’s the one who dug up the research and connected dots. I got people interested and collected a shitload of human guinea pigs so that everyone can see soon enough if we’ve just been taking the piss.

Before I begin, here’s a pretty good primer on the importance of gut bacteria in Mother Jones: Are Happy Gut Bacteria Key to Weight Loss? That briefly mentions resistant starch near the end—still a blind spot, in my view, but a great primer. Then there’s this, from Primalmeded: Resistant starch: the missing ingredient? This strikes as a bit cherry picking in reverse, to me, on grounds that the research cited is mostly, or all, from a producer of “Hi-Maze,” an engineered corn starch product. A far more balanced piece is by Norm Robillard, PhD microbiologist and former researcher, of Digestive Health Institute: Resistant Starch – Friend or Foe? (Interesting how all three citations are questions, eh?) Anyway, Norm’s chief concern appears to me to be the potential for RS to aggravate Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), but in his learned defense, I suspect that’s not an indictment of RS per se, but more of having vast numbers of people who’ve “sawed of the branch they were standing on” by a lifetime of consuming the SAD—which I’m confident he would agree contributes to SIBO. In my next post on the various anecdotes of self-experimentation I’ve collected, I’ll speculate as to why I think it might not be too much of a concern for many.

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No Soap On My Skin, No Shampoo In My Hair: Over 4 Years

This morning a guy named Brent showed up at my door, a freelance journalist and photo-journalist for a number of publications you’d recognize. We’d been trying to get together for a while, during a couple of his trips out west. He’s writing a book. Has a literary agent, and several publishers are interested. Game on.…

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Photographic Evidence: Bird-Brained Birds Are Smarter Than Vegans

A few weeks back there was a sprinkler problem. It was all about vegan vegetation, in jeopardy of browning. The low-IQ, dumb, browned-skinned Mexican gardeners come every Thursday to tend to my vegan bounty. But they aren’t vegans. And while they may certainly be undocumented—PC speak for illegal—I’m at a loss to understand why me or my…

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Vitamin D and Dark Skin: Are You a Fish Out of Water?

Back when I included the “Are You a Fish Out of Water” section in my book, it was based on the idea that because darker skin is an evolutionary adaptation to protect from overexposure (and an attractive one at that 🙂 that the logical corollary would be that darker skinned folk living at latitudes far…

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The Myth of Male Power

That’s according to ABC NEWS, MARY HARTLEY, and LIZ NEPORENT. But Bo—just….’Bo’—is one of hundreds of thousands, by now, who’ve dismissed the regurgitating whores. He humbly disagrees. Bo…just…’Bo’ Here’s what I wonder. Women. Tell me in comments your base, animal visceral reaction to those pics, left & right. You saw each guy on the street. I’m not…

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