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Our Beloved Fats and Evil Carbs

Our Beloved Fats and Evil Carbs
Over the years, our society has discovered new dietary insights. Each new discovery results in a shift to a different and highly popular diet coined with its own name. Currently, some of the most popular diets are Paleo, Mediterranean and the old faithful Adkins diet. Moving past the 1950’s, as America continued to prosper, our waistlines likewise continued to grow. During the 1980’s and 1990’s it was reasoned that since our growing waistlines were composed of fat, the logical solution was to reduce fat consumption, thus the popular diet for that time was called low-fat. Strangely, however, waistlines continued to grow. The popular theory for the low-fat failure is that when people went on ...
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Guest — hELEN
Ken, So appreciate what you wrote above and it's most illuminating. Could I ask, after being oil-free since last July, this las... Read More
Saturday, 14 May 2016 22:48
Ken Thomas
Hi Helen,It was wonderful meeting you at the Gray Gardens potluck! Thank you for coming! And, Thank you for the Starch-Smart com... Read More
Monday, 16 May 2016 13:09
Sean Carney
Thank you Ken for your excellent reply to Helen.
Thursday, 19 May 2016 12:34
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Eating Concentrated Calories? What a Waist!

Eating Concentrated Calories? What a Waist!
A study from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) finds that American waistlines are still involved in a rapidly expanding movement, not caused by too much exercise, or not enough calories. What is the problem? General wisdom says that we are eating too much and not exercising enough. That analysis is not entirely accurate. While it is true that people gain weight when they eat more calories then they burn, this is not necessarily because there is too large a volume of food on their plates. Instead the calories may simply be too concentrated! Many people are actually not eating enough of a volume of food and yet are still gaining unwanted weight!  The trick to maintaining an optimal we...
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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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