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Starch Blocker Medication
Starch blocker: Yes. Please go online and search for kidney bean extract. That said, do you really want to take kidney bean extract./ There are other foods. ...Read more
Resistant starch: Resistant starch (RS) is starch and starch degradation products that escape from digestion in the small intestine of healthy individuals. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is very unlikely and rare-but baby powder and corn starch are flammable. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Craving OK: Craving is OK, eating them is a problem, especially if they are highly processed foods because they cause high blood sugar levels. Its best to have healthy starches as whole grains, and high fiber foods along with protein to slow down digestion and absorption of sugars. The starches should be portion controlled as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
White foods like: bread,potatoes,rice,pasta.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why?: There are good & bad carbohydrates--you shouldn't avoid fruits & whole grains (which by the way are healthy choices for breakfast) just for the sake of "low carbs." by the same token you shouldn't overindulge in fatty foods just to avoid starches. Instead, minimize fats (egg yolks, fried foods) & highly salted products, limit portion sizes, & liberalize your healthy choices of lean meats, etc. ...Read more
Fish fruits dairy: Starch free consists of low-carbohydrate foods such as fish, cheese, eggs, fruit, vegetables, poultry, dairy and meat. This diet requires elimination of breads, flour products, potatoes, rice, pasta and other foods high in complex carbohydrates, or starches. Always look at the label to make sure starch has not been added. ...Read more
If you are alleric to potatoes, does that mean you would be alleric to potatoes starchs in medicanc?
Probable: Usually one is allergic to the protein portion of a food and thus if all of the protein has been removed, the product is likely safe. However how does one find out especially when it is prepared by different manufacturers. I suggest that you consult an allergist to verify that you do have a potato allergy (rare) and consider an oral challenge test to potato starch to see if you can tolerate it. ...Read more
What to do if I got jock itch and I know that corn starch will cure it but we don't have any will baby powder work?
Not really: Though baby powder will help absorb excess moisture you really need to use a topical antifungal to treat the condition ...Read more
Dr. Oz says that eating a lot of starch can lead to appendicitis, because it has a longer chance to cause fecaliths. Is that true?
Maybe: If you are eating a well balanced diet, it probably will not hurt you. However, it is pure carbohydrate. The baby needs more than carbs. Eating to many carbs while pregnant, may bring on diabetes associated with pregnancy, which is not good for you or the baby. However, I have seen a lot of women eat strange thing while pregnant and both do fine. ...Read more
Corn starch : Nothing that i know of, but seeing your primary are to inspect the area my lead to some clues as to other treatment options. ...Read more
no difference: There may be some nutritional variation, but not significant for general medicine. Naturopathy feels differently, but this is an alternative area. ...Read more
Get good advice: You need to get with an evidence-based dietician. If your fructose malabsorption was diagnosed scientifically, you already have a reasource in evidence-based medicine. Why you've chosen this very restrictive diet, or believe that you require a certain amount of "carbs" in the first place, would be the first questions to address with a scientific dietician. Stay proactive and keep learning. Best. ...Read more
I eat normal but i seem to gain weight with starch foods and wheat what can I eat without gaining weight
Weight neutral: Weight gain results when more calories are taken in than expended; weight loss occurs when more calories are "burned" than are consumed. To avoid weight gain, calculate your calorie needs (nih has a good app for this on their website) and eat only what you need. Good food choices for snacking that are essentially calorie neutral include fresh fruits and vegetables. Good luck! ...Read more
Is pure corn starch effective in preventing armpits from smelling badly, or should I stick with baby powder?
? why not deodorant?: If you have the androgen (hormonal) effect on your armpits that leads to body odor, a deodorant, with or without an anti-perspirant is the obvious solution. Corn starch will drop perceived moisture a bit but retain it & set up an interesting feeding table for body germs. Baby powder, (talc+perfume)) is less likely to feed germs but not likely to reduce body odor effectively., . ...Read more
On a starch free diet, how long before you lose significant amount of weight? In 2 months I have lost 3 pounds, does this sound right?
Calorie restriction: Combine your plan with calorie restriction through the free phone app, myfitnesspal and you would be more likely to lose 10 pound in a month. Make sure you add your exercise to daily log on myfitnesspal. Don't eat under what myfitnesspal tells you to eat because in starvation mode you burn muscle not fat. Stay healthy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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