May 2013 Newsletter
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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
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- Chelation Therapy Found Helpful for Heart Disease
- Mediterranean Diet Study Promotes Nuts and Olive Oil for Industry
- Vegetable Oils Increase Heart Disease and Death
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