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The Potatogenic Diet

Ketogenic diets are all the rage lately. This is a diet where you eat mostly fat to trick your body into thinking you are starving in the hopes that it starts stripping your body of its accumulated fat stores. There are some impressive examples of success with keto diets, starting with the Godfather of Ketosis, […]

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

10 days left until Father’s Day! Every year, I get asked for gift ideas. While I’m always happy with just a card, sometimes it’s fun to get that special person a thoughtful gift. Here’s a couple ideas. What Dad wouldn’t love a personalized potato?  You can get them here: Personalized Potatoes. But if this seems […]

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Resistant Starch Glycemic Impact Study (n=10)

Does resistant starch impact blood glucose? This question is often asked, but no studies are available…so I tested it on some volunteers. The Study Purpose: This study was designed to test the glycemic impact of several common resistant starch supplements as compared to a high-glycemic food such as white bread (GI=75) or freshly cooked potato […]

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Gut Testing Services

The Potato Hack is a quick weight loss diet, but it works primarily by altering your gut flora. The connection between the bacteria in our gut, weight loss, immune system, and even brain function is well-documented in medical literature. A couple years ago, several companies appeared that offer advanced testing of the bacteria that inhabit […]

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Resistant Starch: “Medicinal Extreme Superfood”

….And here we go.  Soon, you might need a prescription for resistant starch, and supplements like Gut Garden’s Resistant Starch might be outlawed for over-the-counter sales!  If Big Pharma had their way, this would already be the case. What’s gotten me so riled up, you ask?  This: “The findings illustrate the dawn of a new […]

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Spring Cleaning Lessons

The sun is back, the snow is melting. It’s time to put winter behind us; start thinking about summer. One sure sign: The last of my garden potatoes are starting to protest confinement as their numbers dwindle. Still a couple weeks of good meals, maybe even enough to do a 3-day Potato Hack soon. When […]

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The Potato Hack: One Year Anniversary

Wow!  Can you believe it’s been a year since I released my book, The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified? Much to my great surprise, the book is still selling well around the world and getting good reviews. Just this week on Amazon: I picked the right time for a potato diet book for sure. Not […]

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Resistant Starch Project Update

Time’s almost up! If anyone still wants to donate, and get a first-look at the results, please go to the Indiegogo page or use the PayPal button located here ———> While I fell far short of my Indiegogo goal of $20,000, I have managed to get over $3000 from 50+ donors. This gets us a […]

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GMO Potatoes; Good or Bad?

Nobody likes a rotten potato. The Irish in 1845 certainly did not like rotten spuds. Scientists and farmers have been trying to save potato crops for hundreds of years. And potatoes have some other qualities that make them hard to handle…they bruise easily and turn funky colors when peeled and exposed to the air. The […]

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Seasonal Allergies and Probiotics

If you suffer seasonal allergies, this just might be the idea you’ve been waiting for. As spring approaches, you may find yourself dreading the sniffles, sneezes, and watery eyes that come with the season. The common remedies are OTC allergy meds such as Zyrtec, Claritin, and Allegra. If you are hit really hard, there’s a […]

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Rue Min Oh What???

I thought this was too good not to share. A couple months ago, Tantor Media signed me on to produce an audiobook version of The Potato Hack. Today, an email: Hi Tim,  I am the Casting Coordinator at Tantor Media.  We are in the Production process for The Potato Hack and the narrator was wondering […]

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Potato Growing Video

Here’s a nice 15-minute video showing how potatoes are grown on an industrial scale. The end made me cry a little, though.

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HAMS Resistant Corn Starch

What is HAMS? HAMS stands for High-Amylose Maize Starch. This is a special type of corn, naturally bred to be high in amylose starch. All corn contains two types of starch: amylose and amylopectin. Unfortunately, most corn does not contain much amylose, but rather the easily digested amylopectin. Most corn, from sweet corn to field […]

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Complex Carbohydrates

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Toward a Personalized Approach in Prebiotics Research

A particularly timely commentary was published last week in the Nutrients Journal. It was published “open access” under a Creative Commons license, so feel free to read, share, and quote appropriately. Dr. Moul Dey, professor at South Dakota State University has been studying resistant starch and human health. She’s noticed variations between people when they […]

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RS Analysis Update

Thanks to you guys, this project will be a great success!  I’ve (we’ve) raised $2100 from 18 donors on the Indiegogo site, and 12 donors through the PayPal link. I went ahead and purchased the following starches in preparation: Potato Starch (Bob’s Red Mill (2), Anthony’s, and Barry Farm) Banana Flour (Nutryvitta, NuNanan) and will […]

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Raw Starches in the Human Diet

Recently, a group of archaeologists in Spain discovered a million-year-old set of human teeth. In the dental calculus found on the teeth, they uncovered remnants of what these “cavemen” ate. Scientists were able to determine that the owner of these specific chompers had been subsisting on meat, mushrooms, insects, and plants. It should not go […]

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How Fiber can alter our Gut Flora

Here’s Karl Seddon’s latest video. Have a look, 16 minutes of good explanations of how fiber effects your gut. And keep in mind as you watch, when you are doing a short-term Potato Hack, you are getting massive amounts of some of the same fibers that Karl discusses in the video. If your gut does […]

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Resistant Starch in Clinical Trials

My ongoing project to analyze resistant starch in common food starches is progressing well. I’ve raised $1250 through my Indiegogo Project, and a bit more through PayPal donations. Please donate if you are so inclined and would like an early look at the results. With the funds now available, I’ll be able to get 12-15 […]

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Resistant Starch and Heart Disease

While we think of resistant starch (RS) as protective, there’s a new paper out that says RS may cause cardiovascular disease! We’d better check this out. Sample headline: “Marker for Cardiovascular Disease Linked to Resistant Starch in Diet.” And a quote from the Canadian Centre for Clinical Trials: These results mean that a diet high […]

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