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In Search of the Perfect Fiber (Part 3…supplements)

In Part 1 we discussed a target of 20-50 grams per day of the fiber types considered “fermentable” or “prebiotic.” In Part 2, I confused things a bit by showing you that it’s nearly impossible to accurately count fiber. In Part 3, I’d like to show you what is available for fiber supplementation and give […]

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Eat Fat, Get Thin…with Potato Starch!

For all of you that have read “The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified,” you may have found the chapters of resistant starch (RS) and potato starch (PS). I hope you read these chapters, this may be the most important part of the whole book beyond the quick weight loss experienced from eating a potato-only diet. […]

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Intro to Resistant Starch

Some good info on resistant starch. Much of this info is found in my book, The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified, but it’s been updated to include new developments in our understanding of resistant starch. Resistant starch (RS) is starch that does not get digested in the stomach or small intestine and enters the large […]

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RS2 in Malawian Children

New Study: RS2 and gut inflammation in Malawian children. Finally, a study showing that Resistant Starch Type 2 is not the “wonder drug” that I have promoted for nearly three years now. Did RS2 cause gut inflammation in rural Malawi children? It’s been too easy, what with study after study for over 30 years showing […]

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Potatoes, Resistant Starch, and Weight Loss

Over and over I hear that potatoes are fattening, yet the science is shows the complete opposite.  Potatoes aid in weight loss. Specifically, it’s the resistant starch (RS) in potatoes that might make the most difference. A good way to get more RS in your diet is to simply serve potatoes as leftovers.  The overnight […]

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