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Just wondering, why I have no energy. I eat healthy, I am on a no starch diet, by dr orders, but i can rarely "function" my energy lvl is gone!

Just wondering, why I have no energy. I eat healthy, I am on a no starch diet, by dr orders, but i can rarely "function" my energy lvl is gone!

Possible thyroid.: Variety of issues can cause this although the most frequent cause is usually nothing.- thyroid, anemia, connective tissue diseases, cancers, etc- usually requires some simple screening lab tests. Not sure the diet is helping you any. ...Read more

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I have a problem with eating starchy things first i had an addiction with baby powder then rice now corn starch what could be wrong?

I have a problem with eating starchy things first i had an addiction with baby powder then rice now corn starch what could be wrong?

Pica (adult): This is more often seen in children, but it's not too different. Have a very thorough set of lab work to determine deficiencies to address. Also, specialist psychologists can help break the attractions with behavior mod, hypnosis, etc. But there may be a nutrient you crave. It can take time, but it can be good to take corrective action. Best! ...Read more

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Is resistant starch healthy?

Is resistant starch healthy?

Resistant starch: Resistant starch (RS) is starch and starch degradation products that escape from digestion in the small intestine of healthy individuals.[1] Resistant starch is considered the third type of dietary fiber, as it can deliver some of the benefits of insoluble fiber and some of the benefits of soluble fiber. It is considered a beneficial carbohydrate, but has calories like anything else. ...Read more

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Is maize starch dangerous? Can it make me fat?

Is maize starch dangerous? Can it make me fat?

Corn starch: Maize starch is also called corn starch, and is a common ingredient in many types of food. Eating in moderation should not make you fat, and it certainly isn't dangerous unless you have a corn allergy. Good luck and thanks for your question. ...Read more

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Can baby powder or baby corn starch catch on fire?

Can baby powder or baby corn starch catch on fire?

Yes: It is very unlikely and rare-but baby powder and corn starch are flammable. ...Read more

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I have a craving to eat ice, dirt, starch..What this mean?

I have a craving to eat ice, dirt, starch..What this mean?

Possibly anemia: The symptom you are describing is known as pica which can be associated with anemia ( low blood count). There are other causes as well with unknown reason being the most common cause. You should contact your health care provider about this symptom. ...Read more

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What happens if a person eats / craves a lot of corn starch?

What happens if a person eats / craves  a lot of corn starch?

Carb excess...: Eating corn starch is similar to eating sugar, because corn starch is a simple carbohydrate that gets broken down into sugar as digestion occurs. So, one would get excessive carbs, which is not good for the body. Craving corn starch is harmful only in that it causes anxiety (due to craving something all the time), but is not so bad because the person is only craving, not eating. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on the perfect health diet? It seems to strike a balance like no other imo, between animal and plant foods, allowable starches etc. Even some dairy if tolerated. Your input?

What are your thoughts on the perfect health diet?  It seems to strike a balance like no other imo, between animal and plant foods, allowable starches etc.  Even some dairy if tolerated.  Your input?

New junk: This diet is just the latest in thousands of pseudo-scientific diets that aren't scientifically valid, but are designed to sell books, supplements, etc. And get someone on tv to scare a lot of people who don't know better. Eat a normal, well balanced diet and exercise daily. Don't get your health info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is starch as bad as sugar?

Is starch as bad as sugar?

Starch vs Sugar: lot of debate concerning this on the Internet.Neither are "bad", both are eventually broken down in our body to small chain sugars which fuel the body. So we need sugars to survive.The problem is the simpler the sugar that goes in the body the less energy it takes to be broken down to these small chains so there is an excess which is stored as fat.So foods with complex sugars and starches do this. ...Read more

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What can I eat on a starch free diet.?

Fat and protein: Fat and protein are out best fuel sources when eaten to gather. Natural ones are the healthiest for us. The possibilities are endless! today i ate homemade egg lemon chicken soup. Its easy: to hot chicken soup add 1 tbs butter, dissolve and be slowly add one beaten raw egg and mix rapidly to incorporate. 1/2 a fresh squeezed lemon finishes the feast. Enjoy! ...Read more

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