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"Vegan," "Plant-Based," "Starchivore": What Do You Call Yourself?
Favorite Five Articles from Recent Medical Journals
Featured Recipes

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”Vegan,” “Plant-Based,” “Starchivore”: What Do You Call Yourself?

You might consider it unwise to take advice on what to call yourself, dietarily speaking, from a writer who titled his latest book, The Starch Solution. After all, starch is a distasteful word, more often associated with laundry, Wonder Bread, and fattening foods than with health and attractiveness.

You may ask, “Why didn’t he take an easier, less reader-offensive route?” I could have called my book: The Vegetarian Solution, The Plant-based Diet Solution, or the Complex Carbohydrate Solution. But these non-descriptive titles fail to clearly explain what I advise people to eat: starch.

Almost daily I receive an e-mail from someone struggling with a diet they describe as “vegetarian,” “vegan,” “nutrient-dense,” and/or “plant-based.” Fortunately, their struggles can be eliminated by one simple inexpensive exchange of foods. After adding starch into their diet—bread, pasta, rice, corn, beans, and/or potatoes—in generous amounts, they communicate a sense of relief, feelings of wellbeing, and a mind-set of self-control.


Favorite Five Articles from Recent Medical Journals

  • Calcifications of Mummies’ Arteries Due to Meat in Their Diet
  • Macular Degeneration Is Due to Western Diet
  • Chelation Therapy Found Helpful for Heart Disease
  • Mediterranean Diet Study Promotes Nuts and Olive Oil for Industry
  • Vegetable Oils Increase Heart Disease and Death


Featured Recipes

  • Asian Wraps
  • Barbecue Tofu Wraps
  • Hummus Wraps
  • Mediterranean Garbanzos
  • Broccoli Bisque
  • Simple Marinara Sauce
  • Pizzas How You Like Them


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