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Only 15 lbs Heavier than 30 Years Ago?

Only 15 lbs Heavier than 30 Years Ago?
Headlines today proclaim that the average American's weight has increased at least 15 lbs in the past 30 years. Are you at all surprised? I personally was surprised that the number was only 15 lbs and not any higher. Unfortunately I have not yet been able to find the actual study, just a lot of press...
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Uncommon Diet Leads to Uncommon Health

Uncommon Diet Leads to Uncommon Health
Have you ever tried to "go vegan" and found yourself failing for lack of support? You're not alone. The Humane Research Council (HRC) conducted a study to identify the key reasons people either adopt or give up a vegetarian or vegan diet. The HRC Study of Current and Former Vegetarians and Vegans surveyed over 11,000...
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What is Metabolic Syndrome?

What is Metabolic Syndrome?
Metabolic syndrome is a term often mentioned these days when public health is discussed. We hear about it on the news and see it mentioned in blogs and articles. But have you ever wondered, "Exactly what is metabolic syndrome?" You're not alone.By definition, a syndrome is a rather slippery thing. It doesn't exactly fit easily...
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Keep it Simple Diabetes Care

Keep it Simple Diabetes Care
K.I.S.S. — Keep It Simple, Sweetheart* is a concept that reportedly comes from the U.S. navy. The story goes that a group of engineers were told to design an aircraft engine that would be repairable with just the basic tools that an average military mechanic would have under combat conditions. The phrase has been popularized to mean...
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What Exactly is the Starch-Smart® System?

What Exactly is the Starch-Smart® System?
It wasn't an easy decision for me to stop practicing emergency medicine. I loved the challenge of the work. Each new patient was a brand new medical puzzle whom I needed to figure out quickly, accurately, professionally, and compassionately. I might treat a migraine headache, an asthma attack, three cases of the flu, a stroke,...
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Why Post Comments and Questions?

Why Post Comments and Questions?
Two days ago we blogged about ways to increase our effective health influence since we are Unable to Clone Dr. Carney. There are some Books and Videos in the works. We maintain Social Networking efforts on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+ and our own Starch-Smart Social Network, Discussion Forum, and Member Blogs. These all are helping and we...
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How To Expand Our Health Influence?

How To Expand Our Health Influence?
We often hear comments from our patients and the attendees at our lectures about wishing Dr. Carney could be cloned or taken home! People sense the need for a helping hand when they begin making lifestyle changes. We understand this and the discussion about how to more effectively reach people is the subject of much...
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Which Two Tools Make Success Easier?

Which Two Tools Make Success Easier?
A question posted to our Starch-Smart System Discussion Forum prompted us to write a topical article which has been on our minds to write for a long time. That question was "Too many restrictions? Can one be a vegan while also going gluten free, nightshade free, AND oil free?" and prompted a lengthly response. Once...
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Athens Texas Mini Starch-Smart® Seminar by Dr. Carney

Athens Texas Mini Starch-Smart® Seminar by Dr. Carney
We know this invitation is not convenient for everybody but we wanted to let people living near Athens Texas know that Dr. Carney will be giving an abridged version of her Starch-Smart® Seminar this coming Saturday at 3:00 PM. She has been invited to give a Health Lecture at a Regional Prayer Conference in Athens,...
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Type-1 Diabetes and other Starch-Smart® Blogs

Type-1 Diabetes and other Starch-Smart® Blogs
We are thrilled to have people becoming members of Dr. Carney's Dr. Carney's Starch-Smart® Community and are excited to share with you about some of the bloggers begining to publish.  One of the bloggers is of particular interest to people with Type-1 Diabetes.  But, as you will read, what Ken Thomas has discovered is helpful for...
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Starch-Smart® Community Site Launched

Starch-Smart® Community Site Launched
Become a Member: You are invited to join in our family-friendly community site for plant-based whole-food, low-fat, high-nutrient lifestyle education and encouragement through social networking, knowledge exchanging, recipe sharing, news feeds, member blogging and more. The Starch-Smart® Community exists to provide a place for learning, and sharing, about how a life of Starch-Smart® Dietary Care...
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Hoping This Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Hoping This Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
We have been thinking for awhile of a simple illustration to demonstrate the most efficient, in many ways, lifestyle for sustaining life on this planet. The image we want to share with you here attempts to make our Starch-Smart® System clear and concise. We hope people might see this picture and say "Ah... I get...
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