Saturday, May 21, 2016

Are Microbes in Charge?

After last week's post on the criminally insane habits of those in need of microbes, several recent developments caught my eye and got me wondering, "who's really in charge?"

An unrelated (yet completely related) post by The Homeschooling Doctor about brain development from adolescence through adulthood, a note from Dr. Kadar, DDS concerning a special bacteria found in garden soil, and another note from Wild Cucumber saying that she has resumed blogging at Garbling the Dandelion (Great pics!), all point towards the fact that we need to get down and dirty and embrace our inner overlords.

Turns out there's a special bacteria found ubiquitously in the soil.

Friday, May 13, 2016

RS2, Part Two...Yep, Still in Love! RS4 not so much.

RS2 has been in lots of headlines this week!  Thanks to everyone who keeps me posted on the latest happenings in Resistant Starch Land.

The first three items appear to come from an outspoken critic of potato starch via Twitter and spam email.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Raw Potato Starch. I Still Love it!

For all of you that have read "The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified," you may have found the chapters of resistant starch (RS) and potato starch (PS). I hope you read these chapters, this may be the most important part of the whole book beyond the quick weight loss experienced from eating a potato-only diet.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Amazing Reviews!

I search the internet daily for new reviews of my book, just to see what people are saying. I keep hoping not to find any "Stupidest book ever" or "This book will kill you" type reviews. But so far, they have all been just great.

Oh, and so far, 20 Amazon reviews. All "5 star." I have been holding my own in the top 10 books for the massive "diet and weightloss" category. Rising to #5 over the weekend, but settling in at #10 lately. It changes hourly! To be #5 blew my mind. There are something like 10,000 books in this category! Is it the cool cover that my Aunt Ann made? Check out her latest pics.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Ancestral Potato Hackers?

Maybe this potato hack thing is ingrained in us, evolutionarily. Here is proof that potato hacking predates even Homo sapiens.

From, Do Animals Have Culture

A smart monkey in Japan (named Imo) learned a cool trick. She washed her potato in a river. Her troopmates saw her doing this and likewise started washing their potatoes. Soon monkeys everywhere were washing their potatoes and potato consumption increased dramatically and the monkeys were healthier due to the newly discovered foodsource. It seemed that prior to this, the monkeys simply tried brushing the dirt off with their hands, creating a gritty eating experience. But then...

At some point during those years of monkey-to-monkey knowledge sharing, Imo discovered a second hack to make her potato consumption more pleasurable–by dipping her potatoes in the ocean instead of the river, the saltwater would season the potato and make it taste better. 

So don’t feel bad if you like a little salt while you are potato hackin’. It’s only natural! Or maybe you are just a monkey?