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Baby red potatoes - skin on - brain fog?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 24, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Ate some for the first time in a long time. Generally don't eat white potatoes. For awhile I felt a sort of pressure in my in my head, and now I have brain fog. I didn't do anything else unusual except skip my supplements today (which I occasionally do anyway).

So I'm thinking its the potatoes. Is it the skin, or maybe I don't respond well to white? Can you tell from these symptoms?

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I thought Paleo was carb-agnostic? ;). I eat a sweet potato before bed about 5-6 nights a week these days

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

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on March 01, 2013
at 01:20 PM

Less so than you have convinced yourself the opposite, despite not knowing me or my habits. Thanks for verifying you do not know statistics.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 27, 2013
at 01:46 AM

You convinced yourself it must be the potatoes. There's no point arguing it anymore. You simply wanted your opinion validated. Sorry, I didn't deliver.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 27, 2013
at 01:23 AM

I'd love to see you define a standard deviation and a significance level without google.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 27, 2013
at 01:21 AM

again, proving you don't understand statistics. i'd explain it to you, but you strike me as the type of person who is always right, and when proven wrong get MORE convinced of the positions they believe. I'll pass.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:51 AM

Right, Matt. I think Kyle and I reached the same conclusion about 20 comments ago.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:42 AM

Right. Exactly what I said 20 comments ago.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 26, 2013
at 03:11 AM

If you're going to suggest something, at least make it plausible. Solanine poisoning isn't.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 26, 2013
at 03:07 AM

I don't understand statistics, says the guy who's saying you can make meaningful correlations with N=1.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 26, 2013
at 02:15 AM

n=1 is a statistical term. You do not understand statistics, so don't try to educate people on it.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 26, 2013
at 02:14 AM

How does that contradict what coffeesnob said?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:38 PM

N=1 means what works for one individually, it does not mean I did something once and something else happened, they must necessarily be related. Sometimes they are, quite often they aren't.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:34 PM

And my point was that glycoalkyloid poisoning is rare, fatalities even more so.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:22 PM

"You really can't be observer and guinea pig in your own experiments, it just doesn't work. " Why is this true? Essentially every paleo guru out there uses themselves in their own experiments. Are they all fools? If you can't be both the observer and the guinea pig, then why have you just stated that you can, provided the experiment is repeated? You are changing up your beliefs based on what is convenient in response to the last posting.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:18 PM

Matt, Coffeesnob already has stated that he/she doesn't think it was the glycoalkaloids. The rest of their postings was in support of statements made about possible ill-effects of glycoalkaloids. They weren't intended to say that this is what happened to me. You have clearly taken the argument out of context and it seems like for the main purpose of being argumentative.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:10 PM

Thanks for the response, but in this case to say "very likely" is no connection, is just plain wrong.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:08 PM

Thanks for the response though.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:08 PM

Which was the entire point of the question "is it reasonable that these effects could have come from this thing I did? (which I don't normally do)" If there are no possible legitimate explanations why, then I would go back for seconds and see how I feel. But in cases where it's "yea, this could have messed you up" as some have suggested, and others have noticed the effects, then I'm going to say there is a good enough chance that that was the problem to give me incentive not to go out of my way to eat the food again. You could argue placebo if I had a pre-conceived notion of ill-health, Ididnt

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:06 PM

Which was the entire point of the question "is it reasonable that these effects could have come from this thing I did?" If there are no possible legitimate explanations why, then I would go back for seconds and see how I feel. But in cases where it's "yea, this could have messed you up" as some have suggested, and others have noticed the effects, then I'm going to say there is a good enough chance that that was the problem to give me incentive not to go out of my way to eat the food again.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:04 PM

I am extremely routine based and I often use an excel spreadsheet to track a couple dozen different things. If I eat something and essentially immediately notice ill-effects that then go away at an interval you might expect, I don't think that's a fluke. If your baseline is incredibly consistent, and effects are severe, then N=1 can be statistically significant. Or at least enough so not to put my self through feeling like shit again. Especially when the effects are explainable.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:00 PM

No thanks haha. Sounds like torture.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 01:17 PM

What can we take away from all this? The dose to induce life-threatening toxicity from green potatoes is quite high, 2-4 pounds of potatoes, well over the amount that would be inducing nausea. Something that extenuating circumstances to induce really. In the case of the OP, he didn't indicate the potatoes were green, and I doubt he even at a pound of them. He might have induced some nausea, but mysterious brain fog and perceived intracranial pressure? Nah.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 01:12 PM

The examples of death you describe: 2 from green potatoes, 1 from potato leaves/sprouts, 22 deaths from rotten potatoes. Consider the larger groups that produced those deaths... 2 of 7, 1 of 60, 22 of 382... 1 in 18 averaged.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 01:09 PM

A 150 pound adult at 3 mg/kg is a solanine dose of 200 mg. At approximately 20 mg solanine per 100 grams affected potatoes, a toxic dose is 1 kg, and that's the low end... The high end dose for toxic response is 2 kg. And if you're eating that much, you're getting a dose that will induce nausea at around 500 grams (1 pound).

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 01:04 PM

I'm just saying the general paleo recommendation is possibly blowing something out of proportion, don't get so personally bent out of shape.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 01:02 PM

If you only do it once, yes. Now if you can show the same response different days over the course of a few weeks... then I'll believe the effect is real.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:32 PM

So the whole, try x out and see how you feel deal, is just bogus?

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 03:26 AM

There have been at least 25 reported deaths due to potato poisoning reported. http://www.foodsafetywatch.com/public/154.cfm

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 03:17 AM

If I said, "don't ever eat the skins! You will die from solanine poisoning." That would be considered blowing things out of proportion. But I never said that.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 03:16 AM

"Doses of 3 to 6 mg/kg (0.0035-0.007 mmol/kg) are fatal in humans" http://ntp-server.niehs.nih.gov/index.cfm?objectid=6F5E930D-F1F6-975E-7037ACA48ABB25F4

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 03:14 AM

Matt, I wasn't presenting anything out of proportion. That's your interpretation of what I was presenting.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 03:13 AM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2091497/?page=1

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 02:55 AM

Possibly fatal? I'd love to see some examples of case studies of fatalities from solanine poisoning caused by potato consumption. Heck, Googling it I only found a scattered reports of folks even getting sick from potatoes. Another paleo worry blown out of proportion?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 02:48 AM

You really can't be observer and guinea pig in your own experiments, it just doesn't work. That's the problem with all of paleo's N=1 BS, particularly when folks give it more power than it should.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 02:26 AM

@SuzyQ, glycoalkaloids are concentrated in the skin. High doses of glycoalkaloids are certainly harmful, possibly fatal. An animal study suggest that even physiological levels of glycoalkaloids can pose a danger in individuals with leaky gut or inflammatory bowel disease. So eating skin can definitely have adverse effects depending on the dosage and/or underlying diseases.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 02:17 AM

Really Suzy? I haven't kept up in the readings admittedly, but in the past I have read and heard from many of the paleo gurus that the skins can be problematic in some.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 02:16 AM

Really Suzy? I haven't kept up in the readings admittedly, but in the past I have read and hard from many of the paleo gurus that the skins can be problematic in some.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 02:15 AM

Lol but I specifically said it was a typical day, nothing different, and the symptoms occurred after the feeding. If I replaced baby red potatoes with "big mac" would it still be a fluke? Ate some bacon and I'm feeling better now.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 01:50 AM

But you probably did 10 different things differently and you've latched onto one and concluded it must be the answer. But then, I'm always amazed at the super sensory powers paleo folks gain over time. ;)

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 01:40 AM

It wouldn't surprise me if it was a fluke, but I don't think we feel bad just because. IMO if you feel bad there is a reason. All I'm trying to do is think of what I did differently, and consider that as a possibility for why I feel bad. At first what was happening felt kind of good, then it went downhill. Weird pressure feeling in head haha.

Cfec3fb17e6d06f984ffedc2aae54920

(150)

on February 25, 2013
at 01:32 AM

Most varieties of potatoes taste about the same. Eating skin should not have any effects - skin is high in fiber. Sounds like you ate a bad batch.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 01:05 AM

I always remove the skin. SG bias.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:57 AM

Thank you for responding, appreciate the help. Do you eat with or without the skin? I eat sweet potatoes tons, just not white potatoes. RW Bias.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:52 AM

Well. I eat potatoes everyday. It's cheap and filling. Remove the skin next time!

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:52 AM

Oh. Glycoalkaloid poisoning is dosage-dependent. If you had only a few, I think you are fine. Thanks for responding so quickly. That was fun.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:51 AM

I feel like shit right now though. just laying here useless haha. not eating those things again.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:50 AM

Don't think it had a bitter taste...but they didn't taste particularly good. I don't think I have a well developed sense of taste. I didn't want to eat many of them once I had a few bites. I don't eat red potatoes...ever.. so not sure what they are supposed to taste like.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:49 AM

They weren't exposed to any light the whole time... There were/are some dark spots on the ones in the bag but honestly they just look like normal potatoes. Nothing looks unusual except the ones with the shoots.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:48 AM

Did the potatoes taste bitter, inducing burning sensation on your tongue?

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:46 AM

exposed********

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:46 AM

How did you store them? The glycoalkaloid level increases if the potatoes are expose to light. Did the potatoes have dark spots, or greenish flesh? If so, I think you are reacting to glycoalkaloids.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:42 AM

Didn't know there was a difference. "Baby red potatoes" skin on is what I ate. A few of the potatoes in the bag had some shoots coming out, I avoided those. Potatoes were not old, but I have had them for more than a week.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 01:35 AM

Most odd happenings like this are simply flukes. You're trying to make a connection where there very likely isn't one.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 01:50 AM

But you probably did 10 different things differently and you've latched onto one and concluded it must be the answer. But then, I'm always amazed at the super sensory powers paleo folks gain over time. ;)

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:32 PM

So the whole, try x out and see how you feel deal, is just bogus?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 01:02 PM

If you only do it once, yes. Now if you can show the same response different days over the course of a few weeks... then I'll believe the effect is real.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:22 PM

"You really can't be observer and guinea pig in your own experiments, it just doesn't work. " Why is this true? Essentially every paleo guru out there uses themselves in their own experiments. Are they all fools? If you can't be both the observer and the guinea pig, then why have you just stated that you can, provided the experiment is repeated? You are changing up your beliefs based on what is convenient in response to the last posting.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:08 PM

Which was the entire point of the question "is it reasonable that these effects could have come from this thing I did? (which I don't normally do)" If there are no possible legitimate explanations why, then I would go back for seconds and see how I feel. But in cases where it's "yea, this could have messed you up" as some have suggested, and others have noticed the effects, then I'm going to say there is a good enough chance that that was the problem to give me incentive not to go out of my way to eat the food again. You could argue placebo if I had a pre-conceived notion of ill-health, Ididnt

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 26, 2013
at 02:15 AM

n=1 is a statistical term. You do not understand statistics, so don't try to educate people on it.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 02:15 AM

Lol but I specifically said it was a typical day, nothing different, and the symptoms occurred after the feeding. If I replaced baby red potatoes with "big mac" would it still be a fluke? Ate some bacon and I'm feeling better now.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 01:40 AM

It wouldn't surprise me if it was a fluke, but I don't think we feel bad just because. IMO if you feel bad there is a reason. All I'm trying to do is think of what I did differently, and consider that as a possibility for why I feel bad. At first what was happening felt kind of good, then it went downhill. Weird pressure feeling in head haha.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 02:48 AM

You really can't be observer and guinea pig in your own experiments, it just doesn't work. That's the problem with all of paleo's N=1 BS, particularly when folks give it more power than it should.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 27, 2013
at 01:23 AM

I'd love to see you define a standard deviation and a significance level without google.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 27, 2013
at 01:21 AM

again, proving you don't understand statistics. i'd explain it to you, but you strike me as the type of person who is always right, and when proven wrong get MORE convinced of the positions they believe. I'll pass.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:08 PM

Thanks for the response though.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:06 PM

Which was the entire point of the question "is it reasonable that these effects could have come from this thing I did?" If there are no possible legitimate explanations why, then I would go back for seconds and see how I feel. But in cases where it's "yea, this could have messed you up" as some have suggested, and others have noticed the effects, then I'm going to say there is a good enough chance that that was the problem to give me incentive not to go out of my way to eat the food again.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:04 PM

I am extremely routine based and I often use an excel spreadsheet to track a couple dozen different things. If I eat something and essentially immediately notice ill-effects that then go away at an interval you might expect, I don't think that's a fluke. If your baseline is incredibly consistent, and effects are severe, then N=1 can be statistically significant. Or at least enough so not to put my self through feeling like shit again. Especially when the effects are explainable.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:10 PM

Thanks for the response, but in this case to say "very likely" is no connection, is just plain wrong.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:38 PM

N=1 means what works for one individually, it does not mean I did something once and something else happened, they must necessarily be related. Sometimes they are, quite often they aren't.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:00 PM

No thanks haha. Sounds like torture.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 26, 2013
at 03:07 AM

I don't understand statistics, says the guy who's saying you can make meaningful correlations with N=1.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 27, 2013
at 01:46 AM

You convinced yourself it must be the potatoes. There's no point arguing it anymore. You simply wanted your opinion validated. Sorry, I didn't deliver.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on March 01, 2013
at 01:20 PM

Less so than you have convinced yourself the opposite, despite not knowing me or my habits. Thanks for verifying you do not know statistics.

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04a4f204bc2e589fa30fd31b92944549

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on February 25, 2013
at 01:31 AM

I always take the skin off. Trying to keep the lectin load in my diet low.

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92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

on February 25, 2013
at 12:36 AM

Maybe you are reacting to glycoalkaloids? How old were the potatoes? Did they have shoots coming out, or were they greenish in the inside? How many did you eat with the skin on?

What do you mean by:

Is it the skin, or maybe I don't respond well to white?

Did you eat white potatoes or red potatoes? Did you eat the skin (sounds like you did)?

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 03:13 AM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2091497/?page=1

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:46 AM

How did you store them? The glycoalkaloid level increases if the potatoes are expose to light. Did the potatoes have dark spots, or greenish flesh? If so, I think you are reacting to glycoalkaloids.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:42 AM

Didn't know there was a difference. "Baby red potatoes" skin on is what I ate. A few of the potatoes in the bag had some shoots coming out, I avoided those. Potatoes were not old, but I have had them for more than a week.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 26, 2013
at 03:11 AM

If you're going to suggest something, at least make it plausible. Solanine poisoning isn't.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 26, 2013
at 03:51 AM

Right, Matt. I think Kyle and I reached the same conclusion about 20 comments ago.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:52 AM

Oh. Glycoalkaloid poisoning is dosage-dependent. If you had only a few, I think you are fine. Thanks for responding so quickly. That was fun.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 01:12 PM

The examples of death you describe: 2 from green potatoes, 1 from potato leaves/sprouts, 22 deaths from rotten potatoes. Consider the larger groups that produced those deaths... 2 of 7, 1 of 60, 22 of 382... 1 in 18 averaged.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:34 PM

And my point was that glycoalkyloid poisoning is rare, fatalities even more so.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:46 AM

exposed********

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 03:26 AM

There have been at least 25 reported deaths due to potato poisoning reported. http://www.foodsafetywatch.com/public/154.cfm

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 02:26 AM

@SuzyQ, glycoalkaloids are concentrated in the skin. High doses of glycoalkaloids are certainly harmful, possibly fatal. An animal study suggest that even physiological levels of glycoalkaloids can pose a danger in individuals with leaky gut or inflammatory bowel disease. So eating skin can definitely have adverse effects depending on the dosage and/or underlying diseases.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:51 AM

I feel like shit right now though. just laying here useless haha. not eating those things again.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 01:17 PM

What can we take away from all this? The dose to induce life-threatening toxicity from green potatoes is quite high, 2-4 pounds of potatoes, well over the amount that would be inducing nausea. Something that extenuating circumstances to induce really. In the case of the OP, he didn't indicate the potatoes were green, and I doubt he even at a pound of them. He might have induced some nausea, but mysterious brain fog and perceived intracranial pressure? Nah.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:18 PM

Matt, Coffeesnob already has stated that he/she doesn't think it was the glycoalkaloids. The rest of their postings was in support of statements made about possible ill-effects of glycoalkaloids. They weren't intended to say that this is what happened to me. You have clearly taken the argument out of context and it seems like for the main purpose of being argumentative.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 03:16 AM

"Doses of 3 to 6 mg/kg (0.0035-0.007 mmol/kg) are fatal in humans" http://ntp-server.niehs.nih.gov/index.cfm?objectid=6F5E930D-F1F6-975E-7037ACA48ABB25F4

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:49 AM

They weren't exposed to any light the whole time... There were/are some dark spots on the ones in the bag but honestly they just look like normal potatoes. Nothing looks unusual except the ones with the shoots.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 03:14 AM

Matt, I wasn't presenting anything out of proportion. That's your interpretation of what I was presenting.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:52 AM

Well. I eat potatoes everyday. It's cheap and filling. Remove the skin next time!

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 02:17 AM

Really Suzy? I haven't kept up in the readings admittedly, but in the past I have read and heard from many of the paleo gurus that the skins can be problematic in some.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:50 AM

Don't think it had a bitter taste...but they didn't taste particularly good. I don't think I have a well developed sense of taste. I didn't want to eat many of them once I had a few bites. I don't eat red potatoes...ever.. so not sure what they are supposed to taste like.

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on February 25, 2013
at 01:32 AM

Most varieties of potatoes taste about the same. Eating skin should not have any effects - skin is high in fiber. Sounds like you ate a bad batch.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 01:05 AM

I always remove the skin. SG bias.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

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on February 25, 2013
at 02:16 AM

Really Suzy? I haven't kept up in the readings admittedly, but in the past I have read and hard from many of the paleo gurus that the skins can be problematic in some.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 03:17 AM

If I said, "don't ever eat the skins! You will die from solanine poisoning." That would be considered blowing things out of proportion. But I never said that.

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on February 25, 2013
at 12:57 AM

Thank you for responding, appreciate the help. Do you eat with or without the skin? I eat sweet potatoes tons, just not white potatoes. RW Bias.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on February 25, 2013
at 12:48 AM

Did the potatoes taste bitter, inducing burning sensation on your tongue?

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on February 25, 2013
at 02:55 AM

Possibly fatal? I'd love to see some examples of case studies of fatalities from solanine poisoning caused by potato consumption. Heck, Googling it I only found a scattered reports of folks even getting sick from potatoes. Another paleo worry blown out of proportion?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 25, 2013
at 01:09 PM

A 150 pound adult at 3 mg/kg is a solanine dose of 200 mg. At approximately 20 mg solanine per 100 grams affected potatoes, a toxic dose is 1 kg, and that's the low end... The high end dose for toxic response is 2 kg. And if you're eating that much, you're getting a dose that will induce nausea at around 500 grams (1 pound).

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 25, 2013
at 01:04 PM

I'm just saying the general paleo recommendation is possibly blowing something out of proportion, don't get so personally bent out of shape.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on February 26, 2013
at 02:14 AM

How does that contradict what coffeesnob said?

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:42 AM

Right. Exactly what I said 20 comments ago.

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Cfec3fb17e6d06f984ffedc2aae54920

(150)

on February 24, 2013
at 10:56 PM

Assuming you're strictly Paleo, you were having effects of eating high carb.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I thought Paleo was carb-agnostic? ;). I eat a sweet potato before bed about 5-6 nights a week these days

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