12-11-2013, 02:06 AM
Well, after a couple of weeks f having 2 teaspoons of potato starch mixed in either water or kefir two times day, I finally upped it to 4 teaspoons 3 times a day.OMG, the wind! (gas!) AWFUL!!! And actually to a point of being painful, so that sleeping is affected. I shall cut back today and tomorrow (visiting the dentist tomorrow morning...) and reintroduce on Friday.
Psyllium seed powder - I am planning to blend some into todays batch of hummus when I make it and add more liquid than usual to allow for the gelling properties of the powder. Presumably hummus (chick peas) is a reasonable source of RS?
12-11-2013, 07:57 AM
Originally Posted by breadsauce
Sorry 'bout the wind! It happens. Play with dose and it will all work out. Yes, hummus is good for RS.
12-11-2013, 10:27 AM
I used your cookie dough recipe, but substituting half Hi-Maize for half the plantain flour. I made the plantain flour from plantains I dried and then ground in the blender.
Originally Posted by tatertot
I need a better way to dry plantains. My oven dries them too slowly to do a lot, and my dehydrator gets too hot.
12-11-2013, 11:19 AM
I thought for sure I'd be the only one w/this side effect!
Originally Posted by lotusberries
Yesterday I increased from 2 1/2 tsp. twice daily to 1 Tbsp. twice. My sleep was disrupted last night. But I wasn't clenching as much! I'll stick at 2 Tbsps/day until my sleep improves, I don't think it will take more than a couple of days. Otherwise, I'm feeling fine on 2 Tbsps. Not much gas, and what there is thankfully doesn't smell at all!
How much potato starch are you taking, lotus? And did you ramp up slowly or dive in? You might just want to back off of the amount you're taking. When I initially jumped in too quickly, I slept horribly. I dropped the dose down and my sleep improved. Last night was the first night it wasn't great, but I still felt like I was sleeping deeply, despite tossing and turning.
12-11-2013, 02:20 PM
12-11-2013, 03:48 PM
I made another batch. This one was 1/3 tapioca starch, 1/3 hi-maize, and 1/3 potato starch, as I was out of plantain flour. I then added another 2/3 cup of hi-maize, as the dough was too soft. Then I added 2oz of melted unsweetened chocolate and 2oz of cocoa.
Eating cookie dough for science! It's a win!
12-11-2013, 03:55 PM
Have you tried rolling them in balls and freezing? Makes it harder to eat them too fast.
Originally Posted by eKatherine
12-11-2013, 04:00 PM
The first batch is in the freezer. I think it's easier to handle them if the starch content is higher than the recipe originally called for.
Originally Posted by tatertot
12-11-2013, 05:37 PM
I started with 1 tbsp, but after a few days dropped it down to about 1 tsp because of the gas. I also had the odourless gas, but it was constant and I just couldn't handle it, so it's been about 1 tsp a day for the last few weeks. I'm starting the potato diet again tomorrow so I'm going to completely stop the potato starch and just rely on the potatoes and see what happens.
Originally Posted by Happy Paleo Girl
12-11-2013, 06:50 PM
> "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.
Last edited by Paleophil; 12-11-2013 at 06:52 PM.