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  • No biomagic to report yet but I gotta confess PS in sour cream veggie dip and coco/choco pudding is pretty painless delivery.
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    • I think the gas would be less obnoxious if I wasn't eating so much kimchi. But I have a fresh bucket of it, and what a shame not to consume mass quantities.

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      • My update this week.

        I'm on 1/2 tbsp PS with water down the hatch , with a probiotic every night .
        Sauerkraut about 400grams a week, still getting RS from my carbs rice & potatoes but do miss the fresh taste of potatoes or rice from the oven or cooker, but it does save me time when prepping my meals.

        So, sleep feeling deeper, have noticed a few more spots appear on my face ?? Gas has gone down a little but worst in early morning but are potent . My digestive system seems to be working much more efficient , stools are more formed frequent and darker.



        From London England UK

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        • I have re-introduced PS with kefir, but in smaller amounts. 3 teaspoons in kefir three times per day - no distress with wind (gas) this time! But - does the potato starch and kefir need to be taken (that makes it sound like a medicine - I mean, of course, eaten) an hour or so before a meal, in hopes that it has exited the stomach, or does it not really matter if it is immediately followed by a meal?

          The results on sleep are spectacular. I have always been a very poor sleeper and I am now getting pretty well 8 hours instead of 3 or 4 hours, several hours awake, perhaps another hour later and feeling tired a lot. Brilliant!

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          • Originally posted by Ryancarter1986 View Post
            My update this week.

            I'm on 1/2 tbsp PS with water down the hatch , with a probiotic every night .
            Sauerkraut about 400grams a week, still getting RS from my carbs rice & potatoes but do miss the fresh taste of potatoes or rice from the oven or cooker, but it does save me time when prepping my meals.




            From London England UK
            I do have some potatoes cooked, cooled and either eaten as potato salad or fried in beef fat until crisp (yum!), but I eat potatoes and rice mainly because I like them and rely on cold hummus, raw bananas, cooked beans etc for RS to go with the potato starch. I can't face trying to optimise EVERYTHING I eat - they are still delicious and nutritious!

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            • I started my potato starch supplementing last night! I'm going to take 1 tsp in the morning & evening. I'm also taking Saccharomyces boulardii (Jarrow Forumulas) in the AM, as it was recommended by someone else here to treat yeast infections. If it helps, I may move on to another probiotic later. Not sure if I should take it twice a day though.

              The starch is pretty tasteless, but I mixed into egg nog last night and a protein shake this morning.
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              • For anyone in the UK, Infinity Foods have just confirmed to me that their potato flour is made from RAW potato. It is available from many health food shops.....

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                • Originally posted by Paleophil View Post
                  > "I found something that said there was a form of butyric acid in butter AND honey! The form is tributyrin, a form of butyric acid which is actually used in research studies to help the butyric acid not have such a short half-life." Butyrate Series, Part 6 | The HSD

                  > "Tributyrin (TB), a BA [butyric acid] prodrug present in milk fat and honey, has more favorable pharmacokinetic properties than BA, and its oral administration is also better tolerated. In vitro and in vivo studies have shown that TB acts on multiple anticancer cellular and molecular targets without affecting non-cancerous cells." Anticarcinogenic actions of tributyrin, a ... [Curr Drug Targets. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI

                  Fascinating. Butter is obvious, but I'll bet that most Primal/Paleo dieters don't know that honey contains a butter acid compound that was found by at least one study to be more effective against cancer than plain butyric acid on its own.
                  Great news! I eat plenty of butter and don't shy away from some good, raw, local honey either. Sometimes as a snack I'll cut a slice of salted kerrygold and top with honey. Good stuff. And butyric acid rich!

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                  • Originally posted by tatertot View Post
                    In this case, you'll want the Psyllium Husk. The husk actually has more prebiotic fiber than the seed. I read Mark's article, too, and was a bit confused. The husk contains a prebiotic fiber called mucilage which is very important. When mixed with RS, it does some amazing things.

                    READ MORE HERE

                    In the study, they use corn starch as RS source, it works the same with potato starch. The starch somehow get swept up with the gelled psyllium and travel further down the intestine, which is a good thing.
                    I get so frustrated by conflicting information. The more I read up on psyllium seed powder, the better it sounded. I was about ready to pull the trigger. But I ended up going with the psyllium hull powder that Dr. BG recommends. I'm already getting some with my morning PS dose from a supplement called GI Fortify, so I'll use the straight psyllium hull powder with my evening dose. It does make sense that it helps the RS travel further down the intestines.

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                    • Odd occurrence - curious if happened to anyone else or the reason why.

                      Normally a half hour after a 1 - 1.5 tablespoons of PS in Kefir I have a gas buildup. Not a major deal, you can set your watch to it. Yesterday I forgot to take my Vit C (ascorbic acid powder) so I mixed it into the Kefir/PS. This delayed the normal gas for several hours.

                      Am I onto a new scientific discovery?

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                      • Originally posted by eats.meats.west View Post
                        Odd occurrence - curious if happened to anyone else or the reason why.

                        Normally a half hour after a 1 - 1.5 tablespoons of PS in Kefir I have a gas buildup. Not a major deal, you can set your watch to it. Yesterday I forgot to take my Vit C (ascorbic acid powder) so I mixed it into the Kefir/PS. This delayed the normal gas for several hours.

                        Am I onto a new scientific discovery?
                        Well, you are definitely self experimenting and potentially finding something that works for you. As far as the kefir angle, it does seem like the RS is complimented by kefir (and other fermented foods) and that the combo does seem to work for a lot of people (including those that are lactose intolerant). I'm prettying sure there was a post about this over at Free the Animal about the kefir creating an even better environment in the gut for the RS to take hold, or the synergistic effects of the two.
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                        • I'm just getting started with resistant starch. Even though I've been GF & Paleo for a couple years I still have a leaky gut. Will RS help heal a leaky gut?

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                          • Originally posted by want2b_healthy View Post
                            I'm just getting started with resistant starch. Even though I've been GF & Paleo for a couple years I still have a leaky gut. Will RS help heal a leaky gut?
                            I can't say for certain, but considering that RS increases the level of good bacteria, I think it can only help.

                            I was diagnosed with a very leaky gut earlier this year and have been doing a lot of research on it. Some things that have really helped me - nixing the alcohol for awhile and supplementation. There are a list of supplements that are supposed to help with leaky gut. I've been taking glutamine and colostrum. Zinc carnosine is another, and it wasn't until I added it in that I started seeing a major difference. The brand I take is this one - Amazon.com: Metagenics - Zinlori 75 60 tabs: Health & Personal Care. It's expensive, and other, less expensive zinc carnosine supplements might work just as well, but I've seen such great results w/ the Metagenics that I wouldn't dare switch it. I recommended it to someone else who raved about how much better she felt after just a week.

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                            • Originally posted by want2b_healthy View Post
                              I'm just getting started with resistant starch. Even though I've been GF & Paleo for a couple years I still have a leaky gut. Will RS help heal a leaky gut?
                              It seems like maybe, especially combined with probiotics. For the probiotic link, see How I Reversed My Food Allergies with Probiotics - CHEESESLAVE Just googling around, it seems like the butyrate created by the RS may help reduce intestinal permeability (see Butyrate reduces intestinal permeability | Phoenix Rising ME / CFS Forums)
                              turquoisepassion - I MUST KNOW ALL THE THINGS

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                              • Originally posted by want2b_healthy View Post
                                I'm just getting started with resistant starch. Even though I've been GF & Paleo for a couple years I still have a leaky gut. Will RS help heal a leaky gut?
                                It will be a good start. Make sure you eliminate like 99% of wheat, vegetable oils and food additives. They are hell on gut. Leaky gut is actually a term for poor function of Tight Junction complexes--scientists know this, doctors don't. Googling Leaky Gut is wrong terminology. Google Tight Junction Complexes and you'll see what I mean. It's a huge disservice to mankind by willfully ignoring the real nature of leaky gut, IMO.

                                I wrote this on a different blog the other day:

                                I could never really wrap my mind around leaky gut--I knew it had to do with permeability and junctions. Grace set me straight on these terms and showed my how to refine my searches.

                                It turns out, leaky gut is real--despite what your doctor may tell you. They all know it, they just don't know how to apply it.

                                It isn't as simple as it sounds--it's not junctions that are leaking--it's Tight Junctions. There is no such thing as a leaky junction, but there are malfunctioning Tight Junctions--huge difference!

                                'Tight Junctions' are a part of the GI Tract just like colonocytes, mucus, and the lumen. Tight Junctions are a component of the the junctional complex, which consist of the TJ, gap junctions, adherens junctions, and desmosomes. 'Leakiness' is a real thing in this system.

                                Intestinal epithelial cells are where nutrients are absorbed. These are known as enterocytes, but also include enteroendocrine, goblet, and Paneth cells. These epithelial cells are tightly bound together by the junctional complexes and are crucial for the integrity of the epithelial barrier.

                                When these junctional complexes, and Tight Junctions cease to be a barrier, we see chronic inflammatory diseases of the intestine, such as inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease, type I diabetes, and autoimmune disease. A malfunctioning intestinal barrier is also implicated in immune reactions that target organs outside the digestive tract, leading to diseases such as fatty liver disease and multiple sclerosis in the brain. Furthermore, entry of unwanted antigens can lead to systemic inflammatory response syndrome, characterized by a whole body inflammatory state, and multiple organ failure. You can't make this stuff up!


                                So, what effects the 'tightness' of tight junctions? Gut microbes and food.

                                Commensal bacteria and probiotics have been shown to promote intestinal barrier integrity. Probiotic treatment also reduces epithelial barrier dysfunction following psychological stress. L. plantarum was shown to regulate human epithelial TJ proteins in vivo and to confer protective effects against chemically induced disruption of the epithelial barrier. Some probiotics and commensals have also been shown to prevent, and even reverse, the adverse effects of pathogens on intestinal barrier function. Live probiotic bacteria and their dead probiotics differ in their ability to protect against pathogen-induced changes to barrier function. This may be attributed to the fact that live probiotic bacteria are able to compete with pathogens for nutrients for growth and adhesion, whereas dead probiotic bacteria may strengthen intestinal TJ via a cell signaling pathway.

                                So what about food? Without boring you to death, the worst offenders to Tight Junction functionality are wheat, unsaturated fats (vegetable oil), and chemical food additives--especially surfactants which are used widely in food processing! What foods help to maintain Tight Junctions? Resistant starches, cellulose, pectins, and some oligosaccharides. Have you heard that somewhere before?

                                There. Now you are all smarter than your doctor. How to seal a gut: Plenty of probiotics and good food! Heard that before?

                                Here's a link to click if you want to see where this was all plagiarized from: Regulation of Tight Junction Permeability by Intestinal Bacteria and Dietary Components Just in case you think I made it all up--lol
                                Originally posted by Grafter View Post
                                It seems like maybe, especially combined with probiotics. For the probiotic link, see How I Reversed My Food Allergies with Probiotics - CHEESESLAVE Just googling around, it seems like the butyrate created by the RS may help reduce intestinal permeability (see Butyrate reduces intestinal permeability | Phoenix Rising ME / CFS Forums)
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