colon health - potatoe starch

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triciaherbst

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Posted: 23 Mar 2013, 21:25
I just noticed tht a ingredient in my colon health pills thy I take to stay regular, contain potatoe starch in it. So I'm thinking these past two weeks I pretty much screwed up my diet????.I'd appreciate talks input. Thanks Smile
TOFU

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Posted: 23 Mar 2013, 21:32
I don't know but I'd sure be interested in the answer..hope someone helps you.
Good Luck
triciaherbst

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Posted: 23 Mar 2013, 21:58
Thnx
eKatherine

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Posted: 23 Mar 2013, 22:33
What is a "colon health pill", what is it supposed to be doing, and how do you know it is actually doing that?

Unless you are highly sensitive to potatoes, it is very unlikely to have caused a problem. The starch is a binder, much less than the carbs in your diet.
triciaherbst

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Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 07:56
Colon health is to help me with constipation, gas etc... And yes it works.
fredmugs

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Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 09:07
triciaherbst wrote:
Colon health is to help me with constipation, gas etc... And yes it works.


One of the things that I've noticed when I'm doing a Biggest Loser contest and I think of food as a source of fuel instead of enjoyment is that my usual flatulence problem goes away.

Anyway - someone on here told me about a Blood Type diet that lists foods to eat and avoid based on your Blood Type. Normally that is something I wouldn't buy into but when I looked at the list of foods to avoid it was pretty much the things I give up while doing BL.

I'm not advocating the diet but it's something you might want to check out.

http://www.drlam.com/blood_type_diet/

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mikefarinha

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Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 16:00
Potatoes and other starchy vegetables are quite helpful in improving ones bowels. High fiber grains like wheat can irritate ones bowels.

I've read somewhere that 80% the dry weight of stool is bacteria. So to improve ones stools should involve eating foods that support your intestinal bacteria. Starchy fruit & vegetables are well loved by your micro biome.
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I just noticed that you're on Atkins. So you may worry about getting kicked out of ketosis. Some people actually report that potatoes help keep people in ketosis despite what Dr. Atkins says. You can read some interesting stuff on individuals experimenting on themselves with this at Marks Daily Apple.
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread71997.html

-Mike
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RavenSoul69

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Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 16:19
You might want to try Citrucel. Comes in both caplets which have no carbs at all and a sugar free version that has carbs that equal the fiber amount so netcarbs are zero. It's a natural fiber from plant walls and doesn't cause blood sugar spikes. Safe to use everyday.

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RavenSoul69

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Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 16:45
There are many things that can be used instead of potatoes to help with bowels and/or daily fiber intake. Personally, I wouldn't risk the insane blood sugar spike from them (even if not diabetic...), nor would I want to experience the sugar cravings, hunger returning, or lack of ketosis from them.

Mark from daily apple is a voracious reader, paleo diet guy, suppliment business owner, book writer and kinda cute. Robert Atkins was a doctor (cardiologist) and low carb/ low glycemic pioneer--30 plus years before the paleo way of eating was even thought of. Personally, I'm siding with the doctor on the potato issue, heh. Wink

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Absorb what is useful,
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Add what is uniquely your own.
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totaltubs

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Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 16:58
black coffee!
RavenSoul69

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Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 18:35
Tricia, I forgot to mention...with the Citrucel there are no gas/bloating problems from taking them. The ingredient doesn't ferment in your digestive system like it does with psyllium.

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Absorb what is useful,
Discard what is not,
Add what is uniquely your own.
~~Bruce Lee

You don't drown by falling in the water...you drown by staying there.

There are only two options: make progress or make excuses.

TOFU

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Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 20:18
I have used citrucel in the past too and I really like it. I have the psyllium tabs, senna tabs and a couple of other things I've used but I really like the citrucel the best. I stopped using it because I thought it had sugar in it...I'll look for the sugarfree version...thanks for the info.
mikefarinha

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Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 21:20
RavenSoul69. John McDougall is a doctor and the author of 'the starch solution'. Having the title of MD is simply an appeal to authority which doesn't make a good argument... I was once where you're at, it's not a bad place to be but it can be better. Smile

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RavenSoul69

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Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 07:43
Mike, no no, if you'd notice I specifically referred to Atkins being a cardiologist AND referred to his decades of work and research specifically on the subject of of carbs and low glycemic metabolically on the body. Mark has no such experience. I was not referring simply to a title (MD) but comparing levels of experience in a specific, chosen field. Naming another MD here, McDougal, who doesn't have the same level of specific knowledge/experience doesn't make sense..

As a side note, please don't attempt to condescend and say to me that you were once where I am now at. You don't know me, my personal level of knowledge or experience regarding this subject, what I may have been through, or where I am currently "at" in regard to anything.

I was only on this thread to help the OP, who is on ATKINS, with what has worked for me on this diet. Let's just agree to disagree on a subject, and have a nice day, thanks! Very Happy

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Absorb what is useful,
Discard what is not,
Add what is uniquely your own.
~~Bruce Lee

You don't drown by falling in the water...you drown by staying there.

There are only two options: make progress or make excuses.

triciaherbst

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Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 14:03
Thanks everyone I think I'll leave this colon health alone & go with the citrucel sugar free Smile
mikefarinha

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Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 21:10
RavenSoul69 wrote:


As a side note, please don't attempt to condescend and say to me that you were once where I am now at. You don't know me, my personal level of knowledge or experience regarding this subject, what I may have been through, or where I am currently "at" in regard to anything.

I was only on this thread to help the OP, who is on ATKINS, with what has worked for me on this diet. Let's just agree to disagree on a subject, and have a nice day, thanks! Very Happy


Appologies for how I came across. No, I don't know you but perhaps I can fix that. Sending buddy request.

-Mike
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RavenSoul69

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Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 21:33
Mike, thank you for that! Smile

Tricia, hope it works well for you!

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Absorb what is useful,
Discard what is not,
Add what is uniquely your own.
~~Bruce Lee

You don't drown by falling in the water...you drown by staying there.

There are only two options: make progress or make excuses.




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