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Invitation for FREE Membership at DrCarney.com/club Web Site

Invitation for FREE Membership at DrCarney.com/club Web Site
The social media web site at https://www.Starch-Smart.com/ is being merged into a newly redesigned site at https://www.drcarney.com. You can now register there for an account at https://www.drcarney.com/club All of the content (at least as much as we can possibly move) from Starch-Smart.com will be moved to the new DrCarney.com beginning this week. We will be moving all of the blogs, discussions and health science research summaries there. We will also move all of the users there who have created content in the form of blogs and discussions. The rest of the users are being invited and requested to create a new account there at https://www.DrCarney.com/club We feel that this is actu...
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Bland!

Bland!

 

Many people suffer great difficulty transitioning to a Whole Food Plant Based diet because it is perceived as too bland.  It feels like a terrible sacrifice!

We have five traditionally recognized senses: hearing, vision, touch, smell and taste.  Interestingly, each of these senses are adjustable.  The perception automatically scales to an equilibrium based on an average level of stimulation.

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Sean Carney
Ken, This blog is fantastic. Something so basic that virtually none of us have thought about. What a fantastic explanation about ... Read More
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 20:38
Guest — Ianw
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Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:12
Guest — Danielle1
Fruits are very good for the health it good source of energy and protect you or work as a shield for certain diseases. Fruits are ... Read More
Thursday, 26 May 2016 13:46
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No Way Could I Ever Eat Like That!

No Way Could I Ever Eat Like That!
More than not, as anyone discovers my eating habits, their response is something like, "Oh, I could never eat like that." I tell them that it is far easier than they think and that their taste will change, but that never seems to convince anyone. Indeed, a Low-Fat Whole Foods Plant Based diet is a radical lifestyle change from the Standard American diet. That is why diets like Paleo, South Beach and Atkins are so popular; because it maintains all the favorite foods that are considered "staple". Living without them is just unimaginable. When I first started living on a Low-Fat Whole Foods Plant Based diet, it was an effort to survive Type-1 diabetes, but to my surprise, the results were far...
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Protect Against Cancer with Cruciferous Vegetables

Protect Against Cancer with Cruciferous Vegetables
The World Health Organization states that Global cancer rates could increase by 50% to 15 million by 2020. That is a LOT of cancer and that is not a LOT of time. The World Health Organization opens with another stunning statement: "action on smoking, diet and infections can prevent one third of cancers, another third can be cured". With some simple lifestyle interventions it seems that the majority of cancers can be prevented or cured." One big step for mankind would be the simple addition of a common family of plants into the diet. The family in question?: Brassicaceae, also known as Cruciferous vegetables. These same vegetables are called "The Super-Veggies" on the WebMD web site because ...
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Don't Polute your Micro-biome

Don't Polute your Micro-biome
Obesity, food and environmental allergies, heart disease and just about every other chronic health condition you can name is being linked to the health of the untold billions of viruses, bacteria and fungi that live inside you.   The makeup of that biome has even been indicated in your food cravings.  Antibiotics are obviously decimating but that damage doesn't have to come in one fell swoop.  Every time you eat food, that food then either feeds, starves or kills one kind of micro-organism in that biome that has so much influence on your life.  The consumption of simple sugars and white breads feed bad microbes and rob good microbes of what they need to thrive. ...
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Sean Carney
Hello Steve, Great first blog! Thank you for posting! I did find that the hyperlink was not working so I fixed it. Basically any t... Read More
Friday, 29 August 2014 17:15
Sean Carney
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Steve Soukup
Dr. Weil said in the attached article... "These include diets heavy in processed foods, increased exposure to antibiotics (via bo... Read More
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:19
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Black Bean Feijoado Recipe and Others!

Black Bean Feijoado Recipe and Others!
Those of you using the Starch-Smart Community web site may be happy to know that recipes are now trickling in. The recipe I wanted to highlight just now is Black Bean Feijoado. It is a wonderful potluck or picnic sharing recipe that we take often to events where we know there will be a LOT of people and where we want to make a very good impression. The recipe is delicious! Some of the nice features about our recipe software is that you can create your own personal online cookbook and the recipes can adjust the ingredient lists easily by moving a slider to change the number of servings.  It also provides an easy way for people to subscribe to the recipes of their favorite contributors a...
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Carbophobia

Carbophobia
Carbophobia as defined in the Urban Dictionary is “An irrational fear of element 6 of the periodic table (aka carbon), from which all organic life is based. …Currently a source of great hysteria. Carbophobia has reached such levels it’s become its own religion.”   While that definition is just as wee bit tongue-in-cheek, I think there is also a lot of truth to it. Every day in my discussions with would-be or new vegans, they “confess” to (what they think of as) a guilty pleasure in eating foods high in carbohydrates like potatoes, rice, whole grain bread or pasta. I remember living with that fear and I feel badly for them. For me as their mentor, it’s a bit like being a midwife at a ...
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Sean Carney
We are going to design a T-Shirt one of these days that says in big letters: Should I Eat Carbs? Then below the letters there will... Read More
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 17:42
Deborah Anne Pageau
Good point. That's one of the advantages of the low-fat, whole foods plant-based diet approach: donuts are not part of the discus... Read More
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 19:57
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Sometimes MODERN is not best

Sometimes MODERN is not best
So often we think of MODERN as good, or even best, and often it is when we consider advances such as technology and all that Technology has done for us (although there are negative effects as well).  Nevertheless, the one place where MODERN is decidedly NOT best, or even remotely good for us, is in our MODERN day food supply which dictates so many daily dietary decisions. One would be led to believe that there is a World-Wide-War taking place in order to get ALL of us eating a MODERN and self-destructing diet. Oh how we long to see people reverting back to the good old-fashioned way their ancestors previously ate. We might call this World-Wide-War the "Battle of the Bulge", judgin...
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