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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...
The Century Challenge was posted on March first, 2018. Since then, there has only been one response - thanks, Sean! As posted on a health and wellness website, I was expecting a lot more participation, so this is a "bump" for the challenge. Following the lifestyle promoted on the...
The story about Ken Thomas entitled Ken's Engineered Type 1 Diabetes Whole Food Plant Based Low Fat Lifestyle proved to be extremely popular, generating many questions and comments to the point that we decided it might be easier for people to find this information if it was inclu...
I have been off oil for 5 weeks. On Starch Smart for one week. I have had a bad rash on my face for a year that's never gone away. I I couldn't find out what was causing it either. But it is already responding! It is smoother, flush is lighter in color. Dr. Carney recommended usi...
I ran across a couple of interesting news articles that I thought was worth sharing: Can the ad industry make us eat more veggies? Here's What Happens When Rural Africans Eat an American Diet For 2 Weeks Enjoy! Ken  ...

Thank You

I am so thankful I found Dr. Carney and this site! I have received wonderful help for my life. It is great to be able to read research articles and hear the testimonies of others who have improved in health and getting better with a starch-based way of life. Thank you so much for...
I am trying to lose weight to reduce inflammation. Wondering what would make a healthy salad dressing. ...
What phone number do I use for a phone consultation?...
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....
Sean, Right after I wrote my previous reply, I shared the link on my Happy Vegan Couple Facebook page, Vegan Tucson and my own Timeline. I told all to check out Dr. Linda Carney! Happy too!  Is it appropriate or not on your web site for me to post any of my Happy Vegan Couple Coo...

Allergies

I have been having food reactions to several foods--causing reactions on my face (cheeks, bridge of nose). I am following the Starch Smartest diet. But recently, I was reading about MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) and how it can be used to to reduce inflammation, improve immune syste...
I am not eating nut butters but my husband and son do--usually in their oatmeal. We buy a natural almond butter. The oil separates from the nutty mixture and we are wondering if this oil would be classified as a refined oil.  Also we were discussing how refined oils effects the ...
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...

Eczema

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...

Traveling

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...
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?...
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...
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!!...


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