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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...
I want to have salads for breakfast every other day. Some recipes I see call for mustard. I haven't used that since I was a child. I've never liked it. Is there a substitute I might use that is Starch-Smart? Or what are some good dressing ideas that are not calorie dense? I am tr...
Someone I know was saying this ingredient in non-dairy milk can be made from oils. What can you tell me about it?...
I haven't had floaters in my eye before. I am taking lutein and zeaxanthin for a previously diagnosed condition of macular degeneration. At my last visit, there was no growth which made my doctor happy. My vision has even improved since I started eating more greens. Wondering if ...
Dear Dr. Linda, Your Blog posts are excellent.....what I've read so far......and although I see the wisdom in the vegan plant based diet.......i am totally frustrated, because I have seen little weight loss....although inflammation was better. I am postmenopausal and have great r...
Hi everyone, recently started weight training a week ago. I do three days of heavy weightlifting and 2 days of cardio. The program I'm doing is Chelean Extreme from Beachbody. It focuses on building muscle to speed your metabolism. It focuses heavily on muscle fatigue. I'm seeing...
I have always been fearful of getting on the scale. I know I am overweight and needing to lose. But I bought a new scale and I decided every Friday I would have a weigh in. I was afraid last night it woud show I gained. But I am so happy--I lost 3 pounds! I hope and pray this wil...
I am a plant based cooking club coordinator so I am always on the lookout for tasty and healthy recipes.  Have you ever had Irish mashed potatoes? They call it Colcannon in the Emerald Isle. Potatoes, cabbage and onions--easy food to grow for centuries over there. In my Michigan...
I have been oil free for 5 weeks and believe this is the right way to live. But I realize this is a controversial issue among health educators. Just today, I was talking with a health ministries director who shared this with me, "Extra virgin olive oil contains 34 different antio...
Thank you for having this forum. I am new to Starch Smart--I just started this week though I have been oil free for a month. I am hoping to lose 30 pounds and getting rid of a face rash that I have had for a year now due to inflammation. It's been so freeing to finally have answe...
Are there any groups here?...
Hello--Thank you so much for this site.  (I came here again to ask a specific question, but have found a LOT of other useful info as I normally do!)    My question:  My dear friend, who has been vegan for more than 40 years---and VERY particular about his diet (everyone on this s...
In recent conversations regarding dietary fat and the pursuit of "good fats", I often mention that it is virtually impossible to be fat deficient - regardless how fat-free one tries to be (unless starving). I mention that every whole food has more than enough fat - even lettuce w...
Twice today, I've had people argue with me about "necessary" oils and the "good fats". I'm at a loss how to respond to them, they both have health issues, but are obviously listening to the wrong doctors. Any suggestions? ...
Hi Dr. Carney, You recommend chia seeds, flax seeds and walnuts as sources of omega 3 fats because they do not create inflammation in the body. I'm assuming this is the case as long as they are eaten within reasonable amounts of course : ) How about hemp seeds? ...
Hello, I was reading Ken Thomas's diabetes discussion and was very surprised to hear that the oils in body lotions can actually affect your blood sugar levels! Makes me wonder about body wash and lipsticks or lip balms? What does everyone think about these items?...
What is your opinion of Estrace?  (for Dyspareunia).  Or, is there something more natural to do?  Or is this just "natural?" Thanks!...
Hi everyone, I saw some plantains for sell this week, and they were super cheap. They were less than a dollar. Are plantains considered a fruit, like a banana? I know when they are green they are starchier, and when they ripen they taste sweet like bananas....
Hello everyone, five years ago I had weightloss surgery. I had the gastric sleeve surgery. I lose almost a hundred pounds but I quickly gained most of it back due to my poor eating habits and stress. I could eat a lot more now, but not as much as used to. I could eat a regular ad...
Should the amount of fruit eaten be limited? If so, how much? ...
Are steel-cut oats and thick cut oatmeal considered whole grains and compliant with the Starch-Smartest level?  Or only oat groats? ...


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