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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...
  1.   Started on January 26, 2018
When I read about healing leaky gut, I see advice to cut out starch vegetables like potatoes and sweet potatoes. So much goes against being a vegan or a starch-based one. Can you point me to some articles that can help me understand this? Thank you....
  1.   Started on February 22, 2018
Nitric Oxide
Have you seen any studies that looks at the effect of salt on the production of nitric oxide in the body?...
  1.   Started on June 1, 2019
I am looking for information regarding smoked paprika and its effect on the body. Can you direct me to any studies?...
  1.   Started on February 16, 2019
Is it possible to have lupus if you have redness on your cheeks and the bridge of your nose but don't have any other lupus symptoms? My skin rash has improved since going oil free and avoiding tree nuts. But sometimes I wonder if I have lupus. I'm wondering if I should have some ...
  1.   Started on February 19, 2019
I have a friend whose daughter has kidney disease. The doctor thinks it may be FSGS. Wondering if there is any lifestyle related treatments that can help her. She had a kidney transplant but her body has recently rejected it. So it is back to dialysis. Wondering if there are othe...
  1.   Started on February 8, 2019
Ways to Gain Weight
My son has had a severe stomach flu. We then discovered he is dealing with a stomach ulcer. I've been following an ulcer-healing way of eating that involves no nuts, citrus, or spicy foods. But he told me this morning, he's worried he's still losing weight (lost weight during the...
  1.   Started on February 1, 2019
No Gall Bladder
I had my gall bladder removed almost 10 years ago. I am wondering if the body can't digest fats very well when we don't have one. I know when my gb was diseased, it had trouble digesting fats. I've found I have flareups in a skin rash on my face when I get too much natural fats--...
  1.   Started on January 28, 2019
Are there any success stories here on healing the leaky gut? I need some encouragement, I think. How long does it normally take to heal and recover? I saw a post--not here--where a doctor advised eating rice at least once a day for healing. Would this help? We do love brown rice ...
  1.   Started on February 22, 2018
Has anyone had difficulty bringing down LDL even though you are following a whole food-plant based diet and getting regular exercise? What has helped you bring your numbers down?...
  1.   Started on January 9, 2019
Pain relief
Is it harmful to take a pain reliever when you're dealing with the flu? I've been staying away from NSAIDs to help in healing my gut but I am dealing with the flu and wondering if it would be safe to take one? I've been eating right, getting light exercise, and taking hot baths....
  1.   Started on August 7, 2018
A friend of mine has gastroparesis. He has type 2 diabetes. I am wondering if there are any natural remedies that can help alleviate this diabetes complication....
  1.   Started on November 16, 2018
Meal Spacing
Do you know of any research related to meal spacing--intervals between meals? Or how eating on a regular schedule benefits our health? ...
  1.   Started on October 27, 2018
Kidney Disease
I have a dear friend suffering with polycystic kidney disease. Very poor as well. She is on dialysis 3X a week. I know that a plant based diet can improve kidney function in general, but wondering if you know if this would help this type of kidney disease. She has had very poor h...
  1.   Started on September 15, 2018
Pepper and Cancer
A church member who is recovering from colorectal cancer said he plans on using black pepper in his meals. He says it helps prevent cancer. Have you heard about this connection?...
  1.   Started on August 31, 2018
What about Fatigue?
I am new to Starch-Smart. It's only been a week and a half. I am starting to see some good changes to my skin. I'm real happy about that. I'm getting in 55-60 minutes of walking, mostly 60 minutes. That is such a BIG change for me! But I'm feeling tired. I'm wondering if this is ...
  1.   Started on January 18, 2018
Gestational Diabetes
Do you have any articles or research on gestational diabetes? ...
  1.   Started on July 11, 2018
Cholesterol and Genes
I have some friends that have high cholesterol. They tell me, "It runs in my family." I know that could be possible, but I also know they are eating a high fat diet. Can you suggest a kind way to encourage them to take some healthy steps forward?...
  1.   Started on June 21, 2018
I am trying to lose weight to reduce inflammation. Wondering what would make a healthy salad dressing. ...
  1.   Started on March 29, 2018
Sugar's Relation to Heart Disease
I recently heard a lecture by Dr. Esselstyn on reversing heart disease. One of the food recommendation he made was to avoid sugar. I don't use table sugar or brown sugar anymore. I try to use whole fruit for sweeteners. But I am interested in having more info about this sugar lin...
  1.   Started on June 14, 2018
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