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Blogs from people supporting the Starch-Smart lifestyle helping improve world-health, one meal at a time!

Spud Fit!

Spud Fit!
Andrew Taylor has done an amazing thing.  Through research and taking matters into his own hands, he found a win, win ... win way to break food addiction.  And, he has even created the Spud Fit website to share his multiple wins with everyone. I am very impressed with his clear, logical thinking that took him on a one year potato only adventure to cure food addiction!  His success, however, far exceeded his original goal. Andrew's December 2016 blog strongly resonates with my personal experience.  I feel a connection between his blog and the "Shangri-La" that I wrote about in an August 2014 blog.  Andrew types, "The 'experts' also don't seem to understand - or bother...
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Insulin Resistance Insulin Sensitivity

Insulin Resistance Insulin Sensitivity
As a Type-1 Diabetic and due to the manner in which I learned to manage it, Insulin Resistance became a passionate topic for me as it is a fundamental element of metabolic control. I learned that the lower the insulin resistance, the less insulin I had to inject and the better I felt. However, it wasn’t until two and a half decades later that I discovered that there was actually a technical term for this metabolic relationship; Insulin Resistance. What is insulin?Insulin is a hormone that enables the metabolism (“burn rate”) of glucose. Insulin is produced by a portion of the pancreas and is secreted into the blood stream. It is produced in direct response to the level of glucose in the blo...
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Sean Carney
Fantastic post Ken! Wow. I am so grateful for such a good resource to share with others. That is what I am doing now. Sharing ... Read More
Friday, 24 April 2015 18:11
Nancy A Kalis
Thanks Ken for this really informative post. My 23 year old daughter has just been diagnosed as insulin resistant and hypoglycemi... Read More
Monday, 27 April 2015 16:27
Ken Thomas
Hi Nancy, Thank you for the kind words. I really look forward to your daughter's improved health! About your question: "One q... Read More
Monday, 27 April 2015 17:57
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New 2015 Interview with Dr. McDougall! - The Starch Solution

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Sean Carney
I am so grateful for this video embedded here. I also think we may want to share it on http://www.DrCarney.comI hope you will find... Read More
Monday, 09 March 2015 20:55
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Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey

Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey
I would like to express my thrill and gratitude to the creators of the Starch-Smart website! It is especially special to me since I discovered the benefits of a whole food plant based starch centered diet way back in 1989, and until now it has been a long, lonely journey. Over the years, common knowledge has been that a healthy diet consists of meat for protein and that you had to have lots of protein to be strong and healthy and that protein only comes from meat. Living on a whole food plant based starch centered diet has kept me in the "weird" or "odd-ball" category with scarce little social acceptance. I got by socially by claiming it was for a medical reason - which is indeed true! Why...
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Sean Carney
I already know some of Ken's story and am so excited that he is willing to share it here! Stay tuned for some very thought provok... Read More
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:07
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