Success Story: Tim Steele (Tatertot)

You ‘ve known him from dozens of posts about resistant starch and the many comments. Perhaps you saw his hunting and fishing success here.   Moose in the garden Halibut, Bass and Goldeneyes But here’s what he looked like in 2009 at over 230 pounds. Tim Before Tim After I think he clocks in at…Read More

Photographic Evidence: Low Carb is Over!

Well, it’s been over for quite a while. But I might as well make it official. My first “bulk” purchase of rice & beans. Smart & Final is great for that. Costco prices with medium size bulk items, like in the 10-20 pound range. And also, it’s not fucking Costco. There’s that, too. Rice, Beans,…Read More

A Short Resistant Starch to Popcorn Analogy

Two of the most common questions about resistant starch, particularly in the form of Potato Starch taken as a supplement: How come you can’t cook with it and get the sam effect? What do you mean it’s not digested by us as starch and so doesn’t affect blood glucose? The answer to both questions is basically…Read More

30 Day Test of Blood Sugar Before & After Resistant Starch

Steve Cooksey is really doing a bang up job meticulously testing resistant starch as a diabetic, and getting the word out to other diabetics. His most recent post is to compare 30 days of overnight blood glucose readings pre resistant starch supplementation and then post. What he did was first to record 30 days of…Read More

A Brief Word on Resistant Starch Critiques

Inevitably, critiques of resistant starch are beginning to show up here and there. This is a good thing. Everyone—and I mean: EVERYONE—is highly biased, cherry pics, etc. The myth of objectivity exists merely to give the impression that scientists are somehow above or more trustworthy than any regular dude or dudess who experiments. All humans…Read More

Thanks, Jimmy Moore

In retrospect, I don’t know exactly why I went after my longtime friend so publicly and sternly (here and here). I suppose I like to think it’s because that’s what I got out of listening to hundreds of his podcasts on the road. I heard him over and over again entertain virtually any relevent thing,…Read More

Two Quickies. With a Lesbian, then a Judgy Bitch.

I’ve been a forever fan of Camille Paglia. I first encountered her in a print copy of Reason Magazine in 1991, sitting on my canapé en cuir in the south of France. Big Girls Don’t Cry. Later, I took in Virginia Postrel’s Interview with the Vamp. Here’s her new—pretty short and to the point—piece in Time: It’s…Read More

Why I’m All Over Jimmy Moore’s Ass

Yea, it continues, mostly on Twitter. Here’s what’s funny. I’ve been writing that “I’ve written a dozen posts on resistant starch” for a while, now, but actually just counted them. There’s 45 of them since the first one back last April: Prepare for the “Resistant Starch” Assimilation; Resistance is Futile. And it’s a long time now…Read More

Everybody: Why Resistant Starch Has to Be Raw & Cold

We get this question all the time in comments, so here’s something to refer to next time someone says something dumb, like, “great, gonna bake brownies with potato starch next time.” You have to take it raw. This means, stirred into any cold or warm beverage or food of your choosing. If you take it…Read More

“Have we come in from the desert?” – 40-year Low Carber

It serves to remember that low carbohydrate dieting is just as restrictive as veganism. The “virtue” for both is in its approach; whereby, rather than forbidding a food group (animals-VG), the other forbids a macronutrient (carbohydrate-LC). But just basically extreme on both counts, and let me show you how I now view it. It’s always…Read More

Resistant Starch & Gut Biome: A Family Science Project

One of the known limitations in posting Tim’s American Gut Project results a while back was the fact that there was no “before” picture. While his results are pretty dramatic and way statistically suggestive of a large benefit conferred via his supplementation of resistant starch, it would still be nice to have a before &…Read More

Resistant Starch: Promise for Improving Human Health

Just published in the journal, Advances in Nutrition. Diane F. Birt, Terri Boylston, Suzanne Hendrich, Jay-Lin Jane, James Hollis, Li Li, John McClelland, Samuel Moore, Gregory J. Phillips, Matthew Rowling, Kevin Schalinske, M. Paul Scott, and Elizabeth M. Whitley Abstract Ongoing research to develop digestion-resistant starch for human health promotion integrates the disciplines of starch…Read More