Monday, August 31, 2015

How to Eat

I love the discussions going on in the "wheat" post, but when there gets to be over 100 comments, it gets confusing and the comment system starts to crash, so I just wanted to put this up to expand on the conversation.

Whenever we all get to talking about different dietary approaches for helping us fix certain problems, whether they be skin, emotions, or poor digestion, it always starts to occur to me that we have simply forgotten how to eat.

Picture borrowed from Cornell University

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Resistant Starch Info for Newbies

Some good info on resistant starch...
Resistant starch (RS) is starch that does not get digested in the stomach or small intestine and enters the large intestine intact.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Amazon Store Page and Link

Howdy, folks! I'm back home now. Glad you all enjoyed Wilbur's gut booklet. You may notice a new page tab at the top. This is a new feature from Amazon called an "aStore". It will allow you to shop right here as if you were logged into Amazon. So many times when I am writing, I embed links to Amazon products. I really hate clicking a link to find that it is just an advertisement or affiliate link, so this will help cut down on that. I do all of my on-line shopping at Amazon. The really have their stuff together. As I find new products that fit in with the theme of Vegetable Pharm, I will add them. Rest assured, anything in my Amazon aStore will only be items that I have used and think are worthy of a good supplement protocol for prebiotic fiber and gut health. If you have any questions about these choices or want to leave a comment, you can just comment at the bottom of the page like any blog post. Thanks! Tim

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Weekend Book Club

Compliments of Wilbur, a great resource for anyone wanting to know a bit more about the human gut:

Gut Health in Early Life: Significance of the Gut Microbiota and Nutrition for Development and Future Health.

I will be out of town (and off-line!) until Tuesday.  There will be a 20 question test when I return. 

Takes about 15 minutes to read, if you are a fast reader.  Really good explanations about how the gut obtains new bacteria from birth on.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Raw Potato Starch Attacked!

I have made it my sole purpose in life to stick up for the tiny little spheres of goodness that are raw potato starch. Just yesterday, the blogger behind The Paleo Mom blog went on a rampage against my beloved RPS, saying things like:

Now, a new contender is here for the superfood crown: resistant starch, especially in the form of raw potato starch. If you haven’t encountered enthusiastic advice to add potato starch (just stirred into a glass of cool water, yum?!) to your diet in order to treat all manner of ills, you probably will soon!