If Raising Your Body Temperature is Important to You…

Completely out of the blue, but if this is another common effect of resistant starch, well maybe give it a shot. Seriously, my jab at Matt Stone the other day was all in good fun. No ill will intended, delicious all the same.

OK, another rung in with their own results after reading the original.

2 weeks ago, I started 4 Tblsp potato starch per day. Within 5 days my temp started to climb daily. I took my temp this morning. It was 98.6.

Spanish Caravan // Sep 29, 2013 at 14:44

Hey, you know, I think I’m noticing the same thing. I’ve been only been doing it for 10 days. I just noticed that my body temp is higher, around 98.2, which is very high for me. I’m usually at 97.0. Wow.

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Tatertot Tim is Far, Far From Your Average Pussyman Metrosexual Hipster Poseur. Photographic Proof

He can read hundreds of studies in full text, write intelligently about them, pierce his finger endlessly, and help change the world.

And he can kill a moose for food in his spare time, too.

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So, this morning I’m lamenting my plot in life as the world’s worst hunter, spending a week in camp in a prime hunting spot and not even seeing so much as a hair.

I go out to my garden to pick the last bit of kale for a morning smoothy, and who’s there ahead of me, eating my last few heads of kale?

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Note To Matt Stone aka Body Temp “Guru”: You’re In Short Pants; and, You’re Welcome

Given the history, please forgive the gloating over unintended results. It’s N=1, but I’m anxious to hear of other body temperature measurers for those into that (I’m not, even though I’m clinically HypoT). Here’s the comment from CDXLI—who’s been checking body temperature daily since young Matt Stone was in diapers, or thereabouts. I added a few…

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Commenter Marie, Taking One For Her Dad With Cancer, Part 2

Not labeled as such, but here’s Part 1: PhD Physical Chemist Commenter Marie is at it Again! Resistant Starch and Ketosis. Low Carb in Short Pants. There, we learn that while trying to keep her dad in ketosis for cancer therapy while upping his food choices to keep him in the game, she initially had difficulty.

Why? Well, resistant starch supplementation does improve fasting blood glucose. That’s in the literature, and she duplicated it. It also blunts blood glucose spikes. That’s in the literature—also: “lentil effect,” “bean or legume effect,” “second meal effect,” etc.—too, but she was kinda only able to kinda duplicate that if V/0/LC and in ketosis.

Why? Here’s probably why, in my view:

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A Valuable Lesson in Just About Everything

I got an email from Nancy Redd this morning. She’s the nice and capable host at Huffington Post Live who did my interview on Friday about not using soap or shampoo for nearly 5 years, now. She emailed to tell me that a clip and writeup had just hit the front page of AOL. Shortly…

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PhD Physical Chemist Commenter Marie is at it Again! Resistant Starch and Ketosis. Low Carb in Short Pants

She has a deeply personal interest in this. A family member is fighting cancer. She’s read every ounce of research on the benefits of ketosis. And yet, she’s extremely interested in Resistant Starch, enough to vigorously test it on herself—even fasting for 48 hours to get into a very deep ketogenic state.

What in the world? Simply: honesty, far unlike a lot of others. She was the star of Part 1 of my yet-to-be-published Part 2 of the series on diligently controlled testing of resistant starch under various conditions, including ketosis. This kinda let’s the cat out of the bag, but as I said yesterday, I’m waiting on that until I think I have everyone’s attention. Perhaps this will nudge it in that direction.

Here’s the link to her comment, in case anyone wants to see the background.

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Clearing The Air: My Beef With The So-Called “‘Healthy’ Low Carb Lifestyle”

After some months of posting on Resistant Starch and taking pokes here and there at the low-carb & ketogenic crowd, seems it’s drawn enough attention to warrant comment and critique in various places, including comments at my last post: A “LADA” Type II Diabetic Finds “Amazing Results” With Resistant Starch. Probably, this ruffled some feathers, when I boasted:

“It’s only going to get worse and worse for the militant LCers. In fact, I’m going to end up being a better friend to diabetics than all LC doctors worldwide, put together. And, it’s cheap & easy. […]

“Read it and weep, LC Militia. Where is your honesty and integrity? The research began about 30 years ago. About 5 years ago, we got a bunch of poo pooing from the LC-Paleo-sphere. A shame. And to this day, to my knowledge, not even one single prominent LCish advocate has even suggested taking a closer look at Resistant Starch, all while lives are in the balance.

“Double shame. On. You.”

Once I put that up early Saturday, I basically took a break from 95% of the Internet until this morning. Then, checking in, I figured the easiest way to deal with all of it in one shot would just be to write a post. First, let me show you this—it’s a regular thing daily, now—either emails, or comments. In this case, it’s a comment from someone low carbing for almost 50 years.

So I’ve been doing the potato starch thing for about three weeks now. Before I started, my digestion was in pretty bad shape, and I hadn’t been able to do much about it, even with some presumably good probiotics. FBG high 90s, but didn’t spike much. I’ve been basically low carb since the late 60s. (When I was 15, and fat, I put myself on a meat and milk diet over a summer, lost 30 lbs., and have been LC for most of the time since. Haven’t eaten bread or sugar since then, almost 50 years now.) Lately in ketosis most of the time.

Started adding the PS to my morning smoothies (coconut milk, avocado, MCT oil, matcha). Fartage was bad, bad, bad. Poopage also bad, for about two weeks. Then almost overnight both normalized. No fartage, good poopage, for the first time in months. Also, much better sleep (no waking up at 3:00 am, or if so, easily back to sleep). And definitely more vivid dreaming, which is kinda spooky.

So this morning, after a night of way too much Chardonnay, I had a bowl of oatmeal with berries, with some potato starch stirred in. (Usually I have some bacon with the oatmeal, but not this time, or I stir some butter or coconut oil in to slow the starch digestion, but not this time.) Then about an hour later, a smoothie as described above. Two hours after the oatmeal and one hour after the smoothie, checked BG…91! That’s really good for me. I’ve been traveling for a week, so haven’t checked the FBG, but will over the next few days.

So good digestion, check. Blood glucose control, check. Better sleep, check. What’s not to like?

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A “LADA” Type II Diabetic Finds “Amazing Results” With Resistant Starch

It’s only going to get worse and worse for the militant LCers. In fact, I’m going to end up being a better friend to diabetics than all LC doctors worldwide, put together. And, it’s cheap & easy.

I love shit like this. I had a sense way back, when “Tatertot” Tim approached me. Knowing a bit of his background and current situation, I knew in my heart that he was totally sincere and had good reason to be. Arguably the best bet I’ve ever made in the health realm.

Here’s Glen’s comment.

I’m rather late to this party … but thought I’d also add a “Type II-approved” stamp on the resistant starch idea…

I’m not just very Type II (Fasting BG and original A1c at time of diagnosis were both more than DOUBLE where they diagnose you at) … I’m also what some call “LADA” (Latent Auto-Immune Diabetes in Adults) which means I have the insulin-resistance of a Type II combined with a busted-arse pancreas that produces VERY little insulin (like a Type I) …

I haven’t tested everything – but I tested RS with cold potato salad. Amazing results…

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Pope Francis is Modernizing the Catholic Church

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Paleophil Uses Resistant Starch To Hugely Blunt BG Spikes for His Raw Fermented Honey Habit

It’s stories like this that make me laf about how the carbophobe and sugarphobe and starchophobe LC catechism will come to a screeching halt. It will end badly for the LC Nomenclatura who don’t get honest, quick.

It’s only a matter of time.

From Paleophil, in comments.


Thanks for the 4 tbsp experiment suggestion. […] I tried the 4 tspb idea anyway and put it through a tough test. It passed with flying colors! I consumed 5 tsps of raw fermented honey, which normally would spike my BG to 180-210 mg/d, but this time with 4 tbsp of potato starch, I washed my finger and tested it twice and it measured at only 112 and 120.

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