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Maybe it's not the carbs--really dry eyes?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 24, 2011 at 11:30 PM

I can only eat so much in a day. I get lots of protein and fat, but I just can't seem to find room for enough carbs. I'm lucky if I break 100g/day. As a result (and the dry cool fronts coming through recently) my eyes are pretty crispy and bloodshot. I put eye ointment in them every night before I go to bed and it helps me get through the night without my eyelids sticking to my eyeballs. But throughout the day they get so dry!

The irony: I make eyeglasses for a living.

What are some good ways I can sneak in high-carb (but low/no sugar) foods that won't contribute to an already full stomach? I can only eat so many potatoes a day.

Here's a snapshot of my daily intake over the past 2 weeks

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on December 18, 2011
at 06:14 PM

The dry eye problem sort of resolved itself a few weeks ago. Thank goodness! Weird--although the weather is now drier, I wonder if our house (which we moved into just before Thanksgiving) may not have more humidity and/or fewer allergens (I have 2 dogs and a dozen small birds).

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

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on December 18, 2011
at 04:21 PM

Dry eye can be affected by sudden weather/humidity changes, female hormones, autoimmune disease, diabetes, thyroid, etc. Any other medical issues? How long has the dry eye gone on?

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on October 26, 2011
at 02:20 AM

Epsom salt baths and mag oil have actually mineral bioavailability btw...

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

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on October 26, 2011
at 02:16 AM

with the vit A it is easy to get toxic. i get dry chapped lips when i consume too much liver or when i experimented with od'ing vit A supps. ur on k2 and d but i believe the ric sk is easy for paleo folks unless severe leaky gut.

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

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on October 26, 2011
at 02:13 AM

That's a decent mag dose but what is the salt? oxide? malate, citrate and tauroate are far more absorbable and do not irritate the gut lining. Hope u feel better soon!

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on October 25, 2011
at 05:38 PM

I don't think we should count on getting much in the way of nutrition from our carbohydrate sources. They're primarily useful for glycogen repletion.

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on October 25, 2011
at 04:00 PM

(con't) years prior to developing ocular. It was the perfect strom sort of situation as I was back in the high arctic and cold is a trigger for worsening symptoms, as well as taking the 5000IU of D, and it being darktime in the arctic with 30mph winds at -30, etc. I also had introduced occasional gluten free bread back in my diet - BIG MISTAKE!!!! I have learned, once and for all, I cannot tolerate grains. Period.

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on October 25, 2011
at 03:57 PM

@maj: I'd be suspicious that what you have in your R eye may be something else, as I think it would be quite uncommon for it to develop in only one eye. Eye soak (which are really eye-area/lid soaks) can be done with the warmest water that you can comfortably tolerate. You can use plain water or lightly salted water. I just use plain. Lie down and place the wet pads covering your whole eye area. I also do a form of this by staning in the shower with it running on my closed eyes, taking care that the pressure is such that it is not "beating" on them! I had facial roasacea, never ocular for25

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on October 25, 2011
at 02:51 PM

I take 2000mg vit D

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

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on October 25, 2011
at 02:11 PM

It's often an autoimmune symptom. Are you taking vit D?

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on October 25, 2011
at 11:12 AM

Throat and digestion is fine. I've been working outside more often, which is about when the dryness started.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on October 25, 2011
at 11:10 AM

I already take a B-complex.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on October 25, 2011
at 11:10 AM

Nope--no one around me smokes (thank goodness!)

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on October 25, 2011
at 11:08 AM

I also take 500mg Magnesium before bedtime.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 25, 2011
at 08:38 AM

Great info, thx. I didn't know up until reading this that I actually have that in my right eye since recently. I take 5K D3 but not every day.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 25, 2011
at 08:37 AM

What do you use for eye soaking ?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 25, 2011
at 08:34 AM

ZOMG, that what I have in my right eye recently... I take 5K IU D3.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 25, 2011
at 08:31 AM

That said, its probably matter of preference. I don't think one is more harmful then other, or beneficial.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 25, 2011
at 08:31 AM

@Travis: rice also contains most of its nutrients in bran. Potatoes better adapt to cooking environment. Rice may promote constipation as it draws water - you can put your cell phone after you drop it in water into rice to drain water from it.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 25, 2011
at 08:15 AM

@Namby - there is no such thing as glucose deficiency, at least so far. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1895/#ch51.s9 and also see my comment here: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=4878#comment-33654

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 25, 2011
at 08:11 AM

@Rogue Nutritionist: Paul Jaminet popularised the concept.

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

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on October 25, 2011
at 04:14 AM

Your not supplementing Mag and/or doing bone broths? Going paleo and supp'ing vit D will seriously drop serum magnesium I've seen. The mechanism involves building stronger bone matrix (cal/mag) and insulin. Modern diets (even local, organic) don't provide the same minerals ancient paleo diets probably had, particular the shore-based ones. Low Mag can cause headaches, irreg heart beats, insulin resistance, low thyroid, charley horses, twitchy eyes, constipation... +dry eyes. Need Mag not only for bone but insulin, carb and mineral metabolism. Carolyn Dean MD, ER physician, wrote on it.

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

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on October 25, 2011
at 04:12 AM

Essential fatty acids and omega-3 are CW... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2720680/

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

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on October 25, 2011
at 04:09 AM

http://fullerwellness.org/Transdermal_Magnesium.html [see Dean MD] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1454684 [Mag deficiency can drop FT3, thyroid function]

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

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on October 25, 2011
at 04:08 AM

Your not supplementing Mag andor doing bone broths? Going paleo and supp'ing vit D will seriously drop serum magnesium I've seen. The mechanism involves building stronger bone matrix w/ proteins and minerals, eg calcium, mag, PO4 etc and insulin. Modern diets (even local, organic) don't provide the same minerals ancient paleo diets probably had, particular the shore-based ones. Low Mag can cause headaches, irreg heart beats, charley horses, twitchy eyes, constipation... +dry eyes. Need Mag not only for bone but insulin, carb and mineral metabolism. Carolyn Dean MD, ER physician, wrote on it.

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on October 25, 2011
at 03:45 AM

Your not supplementing Mag andor doing bone broths? Going paleo and supp'ing vit D will lower serum magnesium I've seen. The mechanism involves building stronger bone matrix w/ proteins and minerals, eg calcium, mag, PO4 etc. Modern diets (even local, organic) don't provide the same minerals ancient paleo diets did, particular the shore-based ones. Low Mag can cause headaches, irreg heart beats, charley horses, twitchy eyes, constipation... and dry eyes. Need Mag not only for bone but insulin, carb and mineral metabolism. Other info: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2720680/

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on October 25, 2011
at 03:31 AM

+1 - It's a good question. And there is more to be considered than carb level.

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on October 25, 2011
at 03:27 AM

Are you exposed to smoke on a regular basis?

3c6b4eed18dc57f746755b698426e7c8

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on October 25, 2011
at 02:51 AM

Dry eyes as well as dried out mucous membranes (such as mouth, colon, throat) are classic signs of glucose deficiency induced by going VLC. Perhaps not everyone's affected by it. But I know plenty who immediately become constipated and experienced stone dry digestive tracts as soon as they stop eating carbs.

Ef4c5b09fdccf73be575d3a0c267fdd9

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on October 25, 2011
at 02:13 AM

Travis, where are you getting that the potassium is in the skin?

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6244)

on October 25, 2011
at 01:44 AM

fructose and insulin spike!

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on October 25, 2011
at 01:00 AM

My calcium and water intakes in the pic aren't accurate, as I take a 660mg citrate supplement in the a.m. and drink water throughout the day. The calcium listed here is what I get from food sources alone. I'm also taking K-2 & B-Complex w/ vitamin D.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on October 25, 2011
at 12:58 AM

Please don't take into account the calcium or water readings, as I take a citrate supplement of 660mg in the morning and don't bother to log my water intake. I'm also taking K-2 & B-Complex w/ vitamin D.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on October 25, 2011
at 12:52 AM

Fats average 50%/day, protein 25% and carbs 25%. I get plenty of magnesium, calcium and sodium, but am falling short on potassium.

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

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on October 25, 2011
at 12:43 AM

What are the fats in your diet like?

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on October 25, 2011
at 12:37 AM

I get a marked inflammatory response in my mouth when I overdo the sugary foods.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on October 25, 2011
at 12:28 AM

I'm curious as to why you think your dry eyes are caused by insufficient carb intake...my experience is that dryness is more likely t be cased by either insifficient fat intake, or chronic dehydration. If you have a mineral imbalance of some kind, you could be dehydrated even with plenty of water consumption.

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on October 25, 2011
at 12:25 AM

ROB: I think that would be true of a lot of plant and animal foods though.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on October 25, 2011
at 12:25 AM

What's with all your eat more sugar responses? Plenty of people, myself included, do not do well on sugar(including fruit and especially fruit juices). Perhaps you are fine with sugar, but be respectful of other people and their responses, and their bodies!

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on October 25, 2011
at 12:24 AM

Would the strips used for urinalysis work for saliva?

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on October 25, 2011
at 12:22 AM

I really enjoy eating sweet potatoes and always thought they were much better than rice, but I realized that 1) most of the nutrition (like potassium) is in the skin, which I remove due to toxicity concerns and 2) I get all of my nutrition elsewhere in substantial amounts. I think of these things like "carb supplements" rather than real "food" like meat. I think even with peeling there's a fair amount of phytoalexins, oxalates etc. that are probably toxic to be eating every single day. Rice seems to digest better for me as well.

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on October 25, 2011
at 12:14 AM

I went the other way and switched from white rice to sweet potato because of those damm miRNA (nothing conclusive, I know, just playing it safe.)

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on October 25, 2011
at 12:07 AM

Test your mouth PH, sugar isn't really a problem in my experience unless your diet is deficient. You probably get canker sores because the sugar boosts your metabolism and you don't have enough other nutrients. I used to get them when I was younger but don't anymore.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on October 25, 2011
at 12:03 AM

What made you decide to change?

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on October 25, 2011
at 12:02 AM

Hmmm, according to the averages from the past 2 weeks, my potassium intake is roughly 2800mg/day and my vitamin A is over 4000IU/day. Will try upping my potassium!

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(39831)

on October 25, 2011
at 12:01 AM

After much research and contemplation, I'm switching from sweet potato to white rice. Just ordered a rice steamer...this is uncharted territory for me.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on October 24, 2011
at 11:59 PM

Thanks Travis! :)

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on October 24, 2011
at 11:58 PM

I'm trying to remineralize my teeth. Liquid sugar & citric acid are the last things I want to put in my mouth right now. They also make me break out in canker sores.

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(11157)

on October 24, 2011
at 11:46 PM

I drink a lot of water. I have around 4-5 16oz bottles a day.

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Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on October 25, 2011
at 03:14 AM

It is possible that you have developed ocular rosacea. You do NOT have to have facial/skin rosacea to have ocular rosacea. Either can occur prior to the development of the other, without the development of the other form, and they can occur together.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ocular-rosacea/DS01177/DSECTION=symptoms

http://www.about-rosacea.com/ocular-rosacea.htm

http://www.internationalrosaceafoundation.org/ocular.php4

How much vitamin D are you taking? Vitamin D can make all types of rosacea worse, due to cathelicidins. The following explains why.

http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions/skin-disorders/rosacea/

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070805161110.htm

http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v13/n8/abs/nm1616.html

Are you supplementing?

If you are supplementing with D, I'd suggest weaning it down. I developed ocular rosacea when dosing with 5000IU of D for about a year. I have weaned to a 2200 now with excellent results - about 90% symptom remission. If you aren't supplementing with a high quality O3 source, I'd suggest that you do, working it up to ~ 3 grams over a month or so, as well as doing eye soaks and taking a look at any possible allergens in the environment or anything you might be putting on your face.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 25, 2011
at 08:34 AM

ZOMG, that what I have in my right eye recently... I take 5K IU D3.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 25, 2011
at 08:37 AM

What do you use for eye soaking ?

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on October 25, 2011
at 04:00 PM

(con't) years prior to developing ocular. It was the perfect strom sort of situation as I was back in the high arctic and cold is a trigger for worsening symptoms, as well as taking the 5000IU of D, and it being darktime in the arctic with 30mph winds at -30, etc. I also had introduced occasional gluten free bread back in my diet - BIG MISTAKE!!!! I have learned, once and for all, I cannot tolerate grains. Period.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 25, 2011
at 08:38 AM

Great info, thx. I didn't know up until reading this that I actually have that in my right eye since recently. I take 5K D3 but not every day.

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on October 25, 2011
at 03:57 PM

@maj: I'd be suspicious that what you have in your R eye may be something else, as I think it would be quite uncommon for it to develop in only one eye. Eye soak (which are really eye-area/lid soaks) can be done with the warmest water that you can comfortably tolerate. You can use plain water or lightly salted water. I just use plain. Lie down and place the wet pads covering your whole eye area. I also do a form of this by staning in the shower with it running on my closed eyes, taking care that the pressure is such that it is not "beating" on them! I had facial roasacea, never ocular for25

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0a0c8c37d3a56738dc017e4ff09f21ee

(480)

on October 24, 2011
at 11:37 PM

I'm pretty sure 100g/day is plenty. My personal association with dry eyes is dehydration. How much water are you drinking?

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on October 24, 2011
at 11:46 PM

I drink a lot of water. I have around 4-5 16oz bottles a day.

0a0c8c37d3a56738dc017e4ff09f21ee

(480)

on October 25, 2011
at 03:27 AM

Are you exposed to smoke on a regular basis?

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on October 25, 2011
at 11:10 AM

Nope--no one around me smokes (thank goodness!)

1
363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on October 25, 2011
at 05:56 PM

If none of the nutritional changes help, perhaps you should consider getting tested for an autoimmune disorder in the rheumatology family called Sjogren's Syndrome. Do you ever get dry mouth? I have small amounts of antibodies for this, and I only have mildly dry eyes and dry mouth in the morning, and it is something that I hope going paleo can help me out with. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sj??gren's_syndrome. All the best.

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on October 25, 2011
at 04:01 AM

my eyes get dry if I don't take a vitamin b-complex and additional vitamin c...give it a try

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on October 25, 2011
at 11:10 AM

I already take a B-complex.

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3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

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on October 25, 2011
at 12:34 AM

Did you see this thread? Dry eyes are a sign and symptom of gland/membrane issues, like omega-3 deficiency and excess n-6 pufa/inflammatory prostaglandins.

http://paleohacks.com/questions/71194/does-eating-potatoes-make-you-cry/71530#71530

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

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on October 25, 2011
at 04:12 AM

Essential fatty acids and omega-3 are CW... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2720680/

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on October 24, 2011
at 11:58 PM

Potassium and vit A?

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on October 25, 2011
at 12:02 AM

Hmmm, according to the averages from the past 2 weeks, my potassium intake is roughly 2800mg/day and my vitamin A is over 4000IU/day. Will try upping my potassium!

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on October 26, 2011
at 02:16 AM

with the vit A it is easy to get toxic. i get dry chapped lips when i consume too much liver or when i experimented with od'ing vit A supps. ur on k2 and d but i believe the ric sk is easy for paleo folks unless severe leaky gut.

0
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on June 18, 2013
at 04:28 PM

Have you been to the eye doctor? I thought my dry eyes had to do with my diet, but it turns out I just had blepharitis from dirty contacts.

0
De65560c40ddb3f27764307ffa504240

on October 25, 2011
at 04:14 AM

There are many, many environmental factors that can contribute to dry eyes, above and beyond any possible dietary factors. I'm personally allergic to more or less the entire world, exacerbated by my houseful of animals. I've never got any significant relief from tweaking my diet.

My eyes bother me less when I spend less time playing with my animals, on the internet, or reading books. Unfortunately, those three activities probably comprise 75% of my non-physical-activity time, and because I enjoy them, it's problematic to cut down on the percentages.

I honestly find the best relief through frequent application of stoner-strength eyedrops, along with wearing my contacts only when necessary for physical activity or for putting on my "business face."

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3c6b4eed18dc57f746755b698426e7c8

on October 25, 2011
at 02:54 AM

Do you experience dry mouth, throat, and digestive and GI tracts? If so, you should add more carbs. If BG control is issue, the best way is to portion-control yams or sweet potatoes.

You can also experiment with somewhat less starchy vegetables like buttnernut squash and parsnips. But immediate relief is in the form of yams, sweet potatoes, yuca or white rice.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on October 25, 2011
at 11:12 AM

Throat and digestion is fine. I've been working outside more often, which is about when the dryness started.

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8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

on October 25, 2011
at 01:54 AM

1) Make sure your Omega 3 to 6 ratio is good (eliminate or dramatically reduce vegetable oils).

2) Add safer starches and glucose such as from plantain, potato, sweet potato, and white rice. The Jaminets (Perfect Health Diet authors - or I like to call Paleo 3.0) on their blog discuss how low carbs can contribute to dry eye and other dry mucous tissues! Stay away from too many fruits/fructose!

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?s=dry+eye Do a control F search for dry eye and you will find multiple references in this blogpost including":

"Decreased production of molecules like hyaluronan and mucin and reduced levels of T3 thyroid hormone, then, are outcome of dietary glucose deficiency. Pathologies this may produce include dry eyes, dry mouth, constipation or hard stools, and slow healing of scratch wounds."

My hubby and have starch 2-3 times a day with our meals varying between plantain, sweet potato, and white rice. Since the hubby has nightshades issues we rarely eat potatoes (or we do, we peel them).

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on October 24, 2011
at 11:57 PM

Just eat white rice; less of an antinutrient and hepatotoxin load and much less bulky.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on October 25, 2011
at 12:03 AM

What made you decide to change?

Medium avatar

(39831)

on October 25, 2011
at 12:22 AM

I really enjoy eating sweet potatoes and always thought they were much better than rice, but I realized that 1) most of the nutrition (like potassium) is in the skin, which I remove due to toxicity concerns and 2) I get all of my nutrition elsewhere in substantial amounts. I think of these things like "carb supplements" rather than real "food" like meat. I think even with peeling there's a fair amount of phytoalexins, oxalates etc. that are probably toxic to be eating every single day. Rice seems to digest better for me as well.

Ef4c5b09fdccf73be575d3a0c267fdd9

(2539)

on October 25, 2011
at 02:13 AM

Travis, where are you getting that the potassium is in the skin?

Medium avatar

(39831)

on October 25, 2011
at 05:38 PM

I don't think we should count on getting much in the way of nutrition from our carbohydrate sources. They're primarily useful for glycogen repletion.

Medium avatar

(39831)

on October 25, 2011
at 12:25 AM

ROB: I think that would be true of a lot of plant and animal foods though.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 25, 2011
at 08:31 AM

That said, its probably matter of preference. I don't think one is more harmful then other, or beneficial.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 25, 2011
at 08:31 AM

@Travis: rice also contains most of its nutrients in bran. Potatoes better adapt to cooking environment. Rice may promote constipation as it draws water - you can put your cell phone after you drop it in water into rice to drain water from it.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on October 24, 2011
at 11:59 PM

Thanks Travis! :)

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on October 25, 2011
at 12:14 AM

I went the other way and switched from white rice to sweet potato because of those damm miRNA (nothing conclusive, I know, just playing it safe.)

Medium avatar

(39831)

on October 25, 2011
at 12:01 AM

After much research and contemplation, I'm switching from sweet potato to white rice. Just ordered a rice steamer...this is uncharted territory for me.

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81b56e099cfa640f7414385d433e73e3

on June 18, 2013
at 04:25 PM

have personally seen a direct correlation between drinking/eating glucose in the form of corn syrup and dry eyes. either in the form of soft drinks, especially taken in the evening, and also in desserts that list glucose in the ingredients. eliminating these forms of glucose solved the problem for me.

as soon as i decide to drink ginger ale with my pizza at supper, i know i'll have dry (drier) eyes the next day.

glucose in the form of corn syrup changes the osmotic balance in the kidneys, preventing water you drink from being reinjected into the blood stream (from internet research).

not to be confused with other forms of glucose mentioned here. specifically corn syrup that is present in a lot of sugary foods as a "cheaper" replacement for sugar.

hth

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on October 24, 2011
at 11:54 PM

Whats wrong with OJ? sugar isn't bad

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on October 25, 2011
at 12:24 AM

Would the strips used for urinalysis work for saliva?

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on October 24, 2011
at 11:58 PM

I'm trying to remineralize my teeth. Liquid sugar & citric acid are the last things I want to put in my mouth right now. They also make me break out in canker sores.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on October 25, 2011
at 12:25 AM

What's with all your eat more sugar responses? Plenty of people, myself included, do not do well on sugar(including fruit and especially fruit juices). Perhaps you are fine with sugar, but be respectful of other people and their responses, and their bodies!

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on October 25, 2011
at 12:37 AM

I get a marked inflammatory response in my mouth when I overdo the sugary foods.

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on October 25, 2011
at 01:44 AM

fructose and insulin spike!

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on October 25, 2011
at 12:07 AM

Test your mouth PH, sugar isn't really a problem in my experience unless your diet is deficient. You probably get canker sores because the sugar boosts your metabolism and you don't have enough other nutrients. I used to get them when I was younger but don't anymore.

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