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General Discussion / Ketosis with potatoes
« Last post by Rita on April 27, 2018, 04:07:57 PM »
I decided to try cooked, cooled, and reheated potatoes, as well as cooked, cooled and frozen rice with an otherwise ketogenic diet.

The potato serving each day was around 4 ounces.  I loaded them up with butter, sour cream and cheese.  Yum!

Potatoes were cooled overnight.  The rice was cooked, frozen and reheated.  (So they both had plenty of time to turn to resistant starch.)

After 5 days of doing this, my ketone test strips say I'm in ketosis.

"We found that zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles at doses that are relevant to what you might normally eat in a meal or a day can change the way that your intestine absorbs nutrients or your intestinal cell gene and protein expression," said Gretchen Mahler, associate professor of bioengineering.

According to Mahler, these ZnO nanoparticles are present in the lining of certain canned goods for their antimicrobial properties and to prevent staining of sulfur-producing foods. In the study, canned corn, tuna, asparagus and chicken were studied using mass spectrometry to estimate how many particles might be transferred to the food. It was found that the food contained 100 times the daily dietary allowance of zinc. "
General Discussion / "Is curing patients a sustainable business model?"
« Last post by Rita on April 13, 2018, 10:20:30 PM »

Goldman Sachs asks in biotech research report: 'Is curing patients a sustainable business model?'

"The potential to deliver 'one shot cures' is one of the most attractive aspects of gene therapy, genetically-engineered cell therapy and gene editing. However, such treatments offer a very different outlook with regard to recurring revenue versus chronic therapies," analyst Salveen Richter wrote in the note to clients Tuesday. "While this proposition carries tremendous value for patients and society, it could represent a challenge for genome medicine developers looking for sustained cash flow."

Just proves sick people are profitable.   
Wheat Free Recipes / Re: New source of good recipes!
« Last post by Rita on April 09, 2018, 12:56:29 PM »
I fixed the link back in Barb's post of   ( Since the original link didn't work, I made the assumption that it was a different site.... sorry about that. )
Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Avocado Truffles with a kick
« Last post by Rita on April 09, 2018, 12:52:37 PM »
Yum!  Those do look good!
Wheat Free Recipes / Avocado Truffles with a kick
« Last post by BarbinNC on March 29, 2018, 05:43:24 PM »

These are so, so, so good!  I have made them several times now, and each time they come out beautiful and scrumptious.  Easy and quick to make, and she also explains how to freeze avocado, if you have some that are ripe and you can't eat them all, as I had happen this week.  They have been on sale and I couldn't resist.  Freezing them is quite easy, they won't look as beautiful as fresh, but for making guacamole or something sweet like this recipe, they are perfect.


Wheat Free Recipes / Re: New source of good recipes!
« Last post by BarbinNC on March 29, 2018, 05:40:55 PM »
I have made several of the recipes now from this gal, and have to say, they are fabulous!  I just made the brownies the other day and they are so moist and chewy, just amazing.  Trying the carrot cupcakes for Easter, along with some truffles made with avocado ... have you tried those?  let me post that recipe too, it is "decadent" as my daughter put it.  :)

Introduce Yourself to the Wheat Free Forum / Re: Hi all
« Last post by Rita on March 07, 2018, 07:02:37 AM »
You can reduce the net carbs by first cooking rice, and then cooling it over night in the refrigerator.  This changes the starch to resistant starch, which is not digestible by humans, and instead becomes food for gut bacteria.
Introduce Yourself to the Wheat Free Forum / Re: Hi all
« Last post by Bob Niland (Boundless) on February 28, 2018, 05:17:28 PM »
Welcome to WFF, mouseluxi

re: I'm currently reading the Wheat Belly book.

Be aware that the program has advanced quite a bit since that 2011 book. It would be a lot of clicks, but you could trace developments on the Wheat Belly Blog (which goes back to 2011) or the Undoctored Blog (which started in 2017).

The current program is found in Undoctored (2017). Perhaps the biggest strategy that came in, entirely overlooked in the original book, is cultivation of gut flora, which I recently summarized in a public post on the Undoctored Inner Circle forum: Gut Flora Resource Overview

re: First question - can I eat rice? :)

TL;DR; not really

But that question, which was very frequent in the early days, reveals another weakness in the original book: the lack of emphasis on the suggested net carb budget, 50g/day, 15g per meal of 6-hour period.

Rice is pretty high in net carbs, with some forms (like sushi rice) being little better than sugar metabolically. That would normally just mean sticking to small portion sizes, but...

Rice is also at extreme risk for surprisingly high concentrations of Arsenic. This varies from farm to farm, and Organic doesn't protect you on it, because it can be due to regional As, or pesticides used decades ago (so the farm still qualifies as Organic). The US has no standards for this yet. Canada might. Absent national standards, look for grower claims.

Even if the net carbs and As issues are in hand, all rice contains WGA (wheat germ agglutinin), an adverse lectin that is a direct gut wall antagonist (which circles around to the gut health issue again).

This is part of why you'll see a shift after 2011 from gluten-bearing-grain-free to just plain grain-free.
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Introduce Yourself to the Wheat Free Forum / Re: Hi all
« Last post by bill on February 28, 2018, 03:44:53 PM »
I'm the guy on this site that everyone complains about when
I answer these kinds of questions, but here goes:  With a
question like that, you have pretty much not understood
anything about the issue.  I wish you the best.

Anyone else?
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