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  1. Thread: Pre diabetic

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    Do look into prebiotics (i.e. food for your gut...

    Do look into prebiotics (i.e. food for your gut biome) such as resistant starch and insoluble fibers. I have blood sugar and thyroid issues and have had great results after feeding my gut bugs a...
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    The purple sweet potatoes are especially...

    The purple sweet potatoes are especially good...steamed then mashed or roasted.
  3. Love that book, worth rereading regularly. The...

    Love that book, worth rereading regularly. The first author I encountered who discussed the impact of nutrition on appearance was Adelle Davis (Eat Right to Stay Fit, et al.) She noted that if a farm...
  4. In the case of sedge/nutgrass, they could have...

    In the case of sedge/nutgrass, they could have been eating the tuber. Search for "tiger nuts." Very fibrous, which makes them a good prebiotic.
  5. Thread: Laverbread

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    I read that in South America the aboriginal...

    I read that in South America the aboriginal people that lived high in the mountains traded potatoes and other items for seaweed and seafood from coastal groups.

    There is a definite lack of rigor...
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    Do a search on "dry brining" for discussion on...

    Do a search on "dry brining" for discussion on the reasons people salt meat way in advance. One site I read claims pre-salting tenderizes the meat(!) Interesting stuff...will have to experiment.
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    With bacon, onions, pepper, and tamari sauce and...

    With bacon, onions, pepper, and tamari sauce and not overcooked, liver is very good. Had our Thanksgiving turkey's yesterday for lunch.
  8. Hadn't heard of this, will try it...thanks!

    Hadn't heard of this, will try it...thanks!
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    Sounds yummy. Is it unsweetened shredded coconut?...

    Sounds yummy. Is it unsweetened shredded coconut? TIA.
  10. At least we can agree on this: "...There seems...

    At least we can agree on this:

    "...There seems to have been one universal, though: all people ate animal foods..."
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    Guess our pineapple plants would really baffle...

    Guess our pineapple plants would really baffle 'em.
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    Chlorine (mostly?) evaporates from an open...

    Chlorine (mostly?) evaporates from an open container in 24 hours. The time I forgot to let the water sit out, the goldfish died. :(
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    Yeah, I couldn't figure out what "hamster guts"...

    Yeah, I couldn't figure out what "hamster guts" was supposed to mean, either. And while you have to be selective about raw starches, ruling them out is not justified AFAIK. She has moved the...
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    I tend to be a creature of habit so once good...

    I tend to be a creature of habit so once good habits are established they have their own momentum. But I also keep an open mind about adding or deleting certain foods, exercises, etc. so my overall...
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    I saw that episode and what cracked me up was the...

    I saw that episode and what cracked me up was the toddler eating handfuls of comb and honey while matter-of-factly swatting the bees away.
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    No doubt re eating fish, plus frogs, etc. One...

    No doubt re eating fish, plus frogs, etc. One time at summer camp we canoed onto an uninhabited island in the Chesapeake, dug up small river clams, steamed and ate them. Bizzare Foods is fun to watch...
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    Around here the grocery store sells crab claw...

    Around here the grocery store sells crab claw meat that is good in an omelet along with sautečd onions and bell peppers and a dash of seafood blackening mix.
  18. Thread: Potato Flour

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    Just in case anyone is not aware, potato flour is...

    Just in case anyone is not aware, potato flour is ground up cooked potatoes. It is as highly glycemic as a normal freshly cooked potato AFAIK.

    Potato starch is starch only from uncooked potatoes....
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    Last night I attempted lamb kabobs but didn't...

    Last night I attempted lamb kabobs but didn't soak the skewers long enough and the sticks became charcoal. The lamb was marinated in lime juice, rosemary, garlic, and olive oil. For lunch today I...
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    Sounds interesting. I love reading about how...

    Sounds interesting. I love reading about how people lived in the near or distant past, especially what they ate.
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    That probably means eating clover, etc.

    That probably means eating clover, etc.
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    It's easy to separate the starch from the potato...

    It's easy to separate the starch from the potato by grating it and letting it separate in water...necessary if for some reason the rest of the tuber/plant was inedible. Similarly, there are...
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    Sorry I didn't see your message earlier...I don't...

    Sorry I didn't see your message earlier...I don't post on my journal that often. There is Type 2 diabetes on both sides of the family in overweight ladies who never exercised who probably had thyroid...
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    I was tired and brain-fogged for years and had a...

    I was tired and brain-fogged for years and had a heart rate under 60 while being unable to exercise much. (The reason for mentioning that is some athletes have a low heart rate but that did not...
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    I had a recent episode of excess odiferous gas...

    I had a recent episode of excess odiferous gas over several days and couldn't pinpoint the cause and effect. It may have started with something that hadn't been on the menu for awhile...finally took...
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