The Potato Hack, Now available on Kindle. If you have Kindle Unlimited, it’s free, otherwise, $6.
Also, a cool review from the Potato Grower’s Magazine:
Book Touts Potatoes’ Health Benefits
focuses on potatoes as an article of health. Included in the book are
simple ways to use potatoes to aid in weight loss and an extensive
section on the benefits of resistant starch, of which potatoes are an
excellent source.The “potato hack” diet was modeled after an 1849 diet plan for people
who were becoming overweight and “dyspeptic” from, simply put, living
too luxuriously. This potato diet simply called for one to eat nothing
but potatoes for a few days at a time, promising that fat men would
become as “lean as they ought to be.” One hundred and sixty-seven years
later, the population is more overweight and unhealthy than ever, but
the potato diet still works.
Potatoes contains natural drug-like agents that affect inflammation, hunger, insulin, sleep, dreams, mood and body weight. The Potato Hack
touts the potato as the best diet pill ever invented. The potato hack
is a short-term (three to five days) intervention where one eats nothing
but potatoes. This short mono-food experiment strengthens immune
systems and provides dieters with all of the nutrition they need to
remain energetic, sleep great and, as a side effect, lose weight. The
potato hack will help develop a new relationship with food, hunger,
taste and self. The potato hack is not just for the overweight. The book
posits that, as noted in 1849, anyone with digestive complaints who
follows an all-potato diet for a few days at a time will find his or her
digestion greatly improved.
Modern science shows that simple diets high in fiber create an
intestinal microbiome that is highly diverse and stable. This diversity
and stability is lacking in most people and leads to digestive
complaints like gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel
syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and small intestinal bacterial
This book explains the science behind the potato hack, some
variations on the basic hack, recipes, and what to do if it does not
work as advertised. Also found in The Potato Hack is a comprehensive review of resistant starch, gut health and potato history.
The Potato Hack is available now from Amazon.