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This is a place for new members to introduce themselves and be welcomed. We would love to hear from you. What is your story? How did you become interested in plant based nutrition? What led you to joining us? How did you hear about us? How can we help you? How can you help us? et...
Dr. Carney recommended that I eat northern fruit to reduce my inflammation (i.e. apples, blueberries). I can't remember the reason for this. Does it have to do with a higher sugar content in fruit like oranges and bananas? A friend of mine--whose husband just had colon cancer sur...
I am battling with an eczema problem on my cheeks. I don't understand why it gets more red in the evening. Fatigue? And when I become upset, redness goes up again. Trying to figure this out. Will the Smartest diet help with eczema? Is there anything else I can do? I am using a s...
My husband and I went to a marriage retreat at our church camp this weekend. What a glorious time we spent together! But it was very challening eating there! We talked with the camp chef about "no oil" and he did make a couple of dishes for us. But the menu catered to lacto-ovo v...
Hello!  I am the mother of an 8 year old girl that was diagnosed with type 1 in July.  I have come to this board after trying to find better information on nutrition and diabetes. I loved reading your story Ken and it gives me a lot of hope because what keeps me awake at night i...
What kind of foods are people buying? What kind of meals are people making under this plan? Desserts? Snacks? Is 1 cup of coffee per day okay?...
Thank you for letting me know about Plant Pure Pods, support groups for a whole plant food lifestyle. I don't have a group near me in Flint Michigan. There are others in Michigan but too far away for me to network with them. I'm wondering how you got your group started in Buda, T...
I have a friend (used to be one of my students) who is like a daughter to me. She has been going through tremendous stress and suffering with anxiety. She has had testing recently and found her estogen levels are quite low. Other hormones too. She is a petite woman, kind of on th...
I'm finding I have what I call skin flare-ups when I eat tomatoes from the store. What would cause people to have a reaction to tomatoes? The ones I've grown in my garden have never bothered me....
I have just begun trying to follow your startch smart suggestions, but am needing some suggestions for gluten free whole grains acceptable for those who are celiac and also pre-diabetic.  Thanks so much for all your help!!...
I see there's a place here to share recipes! :D But I don't see where we can add one. Sean, can you fill me in on the how-to's? Thanks so much! ...
I do not use coconut oil in cooking but wondering if it's okay as a skin lubricant/moisturizer? Especially for eczema or dry skin on the face?  ...
How much protein is adequate for men and women? Is there a formula you should follow based on your weight or a range? My son was asking this recently. I know there can be an overload of protein so I was wondering if there is some way to compute it....
I saw on an infographic that the best way to derive the most antioxidants from the sweet potato is to boil it. Any thoughts on this?...
A friend of mine shared a video with me on intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet. Fasting from an early supper to breakfast time, I can understand and support. But the keto diet looks dangerous to me. I'm looking for an article or video that I might share with her. Can you ...
i am following the Starch-Smartest program to lose weight and reduce inflammation. Usually I am fine between meals. I don't realy want to eat between meals. Any suggestions for if we get hungry? ...
I am a newbie when it comes to taking home blood sugar readings. Is it bad to take a reading after walking on the treadmill? And what makes the readings fluctuate. Some days it is up in the pre-diabetic zone and sometimes it is normal. I take readings every other morning before b...
I would love to sit down and just listen to Dr. Carney. But alas--Michigan is so far away from Texas! If I was to start reading, what book do you recommend I start with? ...
Our family mainly has been using an Extra-Thicked Rolled Oats, gluten free. Would oat groats be more helpful in lowering blood sugar and losing weight?...
I am following the Starch-Smartest plan right now. But I'd like to try out a new recipe from Forks Over Knives. No oil, of course. Grains in it is brown rice and bread crumbs.  I have been staying away from flour. Can you tell me what the rationale behind avoiding flour is? ...
I was reading a paper by Jeff Novick about fast food ideas that are not calorie dense. He wrote, "The problem with whole grain processed products (like bread, dry cereal, etc) is that even though they are whole grains, they are still calorie dense. One of the only exceptions is w...


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