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Natural Healing with Potato Peels

Potato peels can be used to cure hard-to-heal wounds. In third-world countries, health clinics are instructed to keep potatoes on hand, and to apply the peels to burns, cuts, and other wounds. Using potato peels underneath gauze keeps the wound moist, comfortable, and it’s easy to remove. The potato peels also appear to speed healing […]

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Fake News!

Now I know how “The Donald” and Hillary feel.  Ugh.  The headlines this week: 109-Year-Old Woman Says Lots of Bacon Is the Key to a Long Life 109-year-old woman’s secret to longevity? Bacon This 109-Year-Old Woman Says Eating Bacon Is the Key to Long Life Yet, each and every article includes some better advice from […]

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RS Project Update

It’s going to happen! Project Link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/resistant-starch-analysis–2/x/5750323#/ The project is now funded at $895, with a few more donors expressing interest. We’ll see how far this goes, I hope to raise considerably more in the next 60 days. Please note that donors who are in for $100 or more will get a full list of […]

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Resistant Starch Testing Project

Dear Readers – I’ve been trying to get this project started for almost two years, and finally have the time to do it. Indiegogo Project: Resistant Starch Testing Many of us have been using things like raw potato starch, green banana flour, and Hi-Maize in our fiber supplements, but these starches are not routinely tested […]

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Food Friday; Frozen Hash Browns

The Potato Hack’s all-potato diet is, I’ll admit, labor intensive. What with washing and cooking pounds of potatoes every day…folks in a hurry, college kids, and people who have bad planning skills (you know who you are!) complain that potatoes are just too dang much trouble!  Well, here’s the answer. Frozen potatoes are generally a […]

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Elixa Probiotics Gut Series, Part 3

Karl Seddon of Elixa has been busy creating a really good video series on gut health. See episode 1 and episode 2 here. I think he’s doing a great job with these videos, and he should have a prebiotic fiber blend out soon. Enjoy:

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2017 Resistant Starch Review

Throughout my book, The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified, I discuss a special type of fiber known as resistant starch (RS). I’ve written loads about this amazing prebiotic here in The Potato Hack Chronicles, as have hundreds of other bloggers and researchers…just Google “resistant starch,” and you’ll find a treasure trove of articles and scientific […]

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Food Friday! French Fries…

Today’s cooking tutorial will be for air-fryer French fries. These are 100% Potato-Hack approved, although you’ll want to make them all the time. I absolutely love my new air fryer. I bought one of the cheapest models sold because I wasn’t sure I use it or even like it. This is the air fryer I […]

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Is Bob’s Red Mill Potato Starch Resistant Starch?

I have heard rumors that Bob’s Red Mill’s customer service is telling people that their potato starch does not contain resistant starch (RS). In October, 2015, this comment appeared on the Bob’s Red Mill website: Question: Is Tapioca Flour a Starch and would it be considered resistant starch? Answer: Yes, tapioca flour is a starch, […]

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Mesenteries Love Spuds!

Did you know you have a new organ in your body? Recently, an Irish surgeon declared that a flappy piece of connective tissue that surrounds parts of our intestines is actually an organ. It kind of looks like an angry potato, if you ask me. In the recently released paper, “The mesentery: structure, function, and […]

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From Gut to Immune System to Brain…pay the toll with potatoes!

Within our body are small structures called “Toll-like Receptors (TLRs).” These receptors are an important part of our immune system. TLRs are used by components of our immune system to detect the presence of microbes, ie. fungal and bacterial pathogens, that do not belong inside of us, and need to be eliminated. This is a […]

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Happy New Year!

Dear Reader – Thank you for following along as I rejuvenated and relocated potato-related articles from my VegetablePharm blog. From here on out I will only be posting new material, and I’ll open the comments so that we can get into some fun discussions. The theme of this blog will be weight loss and health […]

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In Search of the Perfect Fiber (Part 5…the future!)

It’s pretty obvious by now that there is no “perfect fiber.”  They are all pretty good!  The problem always is going to be in determining what we each need on a day-to-day basis to keep our gut microbiome well-fed.  Will real food ever be enough (Part 1)?  Do we need to take a supplement (Part […]

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In Search of the Perfect Fiber (Part 4…’ancient’ science)

So far in parts 1, 2, and 3 we’ve defined fiber and prebiotics, discussed that 20-50g/day of fermentable fibers is a good target, looked into real food and supplemental fiber sources, and also created a bit of confusion.  The topic of “fiber” is anything but simple.  You’ll see in this post why so much confusion […]

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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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In Search of the Perfect Fiber (Part 2…food)

In Part 1 we discussed what fiber is, does, and how much we need.  To recap, nearly all governing agencies and nutritional advisory boards recommend that we need somewhere in the range of 20-40 grams of fiber per day.  Less for women, children and the elderly (defined as ‘over 50,’ ha!). I proposed that we […]

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In Search of the Perfect Fiber (Part 1…quantity)

Human Baby Fiber Intake When reading through my fiber recommendations, keep in mind the amount of prebiotic fiber a newborn human baby ingests.  Human breast milk is rich in Human Milk Oligosaccharides.  These HMOs are similar in structure to inulin and resistant starch.  A man-made substance, GOS, is often used in infant formula.  GOS is […]

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Gut Problems Got You Down? Try the Patented “Oat, Blueberry, Fiber Smoothie!”

A brilliant doctor recently patented an invention that aids diabetics. The “invention” that Dr. Heiman patented was a blend of oats, blueberries, and inulin that he foresees being given to diabetic patients who are taking Metformin and not responding well. If you don’t know about Metformin, Mark Sisson at Mark’s Daily Apple just wrote a […]

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Potato Diets in the News

Potato Diets have taken the internet by storm this year! SpudFit There’s Andrew Taylor (aka SpudFit) of Melbourne, who has literally blown up the internet and was even on The Doctors on March 3rd. I’ve had a couple email exchanges with Andrew. Nice guy, very genuine. I even sent him a draft copy of The […]

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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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