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Nightshades and wieght loss

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Initial post: Sep 6, 2007, 12:02:21 AM PDT
Hi everyone!

First, I wrote a book, "Nightshade Free Pain Free!" in which weight loss and nightshades are related. (end of shameless plug)

Nightshade plants, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant, contain several neurotoxins. It seems that these neurotoxins are in high enough quantities to be harmful to proper digestion. One the neurotoxins is atropine, it deadens the smooth muscles, such as the lining of the stomach.

I belive that atropine prevents the proper signals from being to sent to the brain to tell the person they are full. I have only tested this on two people, both of them reduced their intake of food by about half after removing nightshades from their diet.

Solanine in nightshades seems to upset the intestine and leads to diarrhea. This intern leads to poor absorption of food, and the person's body is stimulated to hunger, so they have cravings for quick energy such as sugars.

This is by no means a miracle diet, but it certainly helps, once I gave up nightshades, I lost all of my cravings for sweets.

Take care!


In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2007, 4:49:44 AM PDT
Hmmm.. an amusing ideaa.

Too bad it is totally nonsense since the compounds are not present in any appreciable quantity in the "food" part of the plant.

As a scientist, I think your 'research' is flawed and your ideas about the action of atopine are poorly formulated.

Potatoes (for instance) are starchy and have a high gylcemic index. They tend to breakdown quickly and cause fluctuations in blood sugar. This has nothing to do with solanine.

Besides, any farm boy knows that potato and tomato foliages are poisonous, but the roots and fruit (respectively) are okay.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2007, 6:38:03 PM PDT

Well you can be as dismissive as you wish. I would think you look for support of my idea, before being dismissive, as you have not looked at my research. What you have said about the roots is false, as exposer to light can increase solanine 9x above accepted safe levels within 24hrs, such as with display lights in supermarkets.

Secondly, as a "scientist" your thoughts are not research. So, I would not be pointing the "poorly formed" finger to fast.

For those wise souls who might read this:

"In a recent (1983) poisoning associated with a school lunch pro-gramme, 61 of 109 school children and staff in Alberta, Canada, became ill, most within 5 minutes, after eating baked potato." (Anon, 1984).

I can cite study after study showing the ill effects of nightshade plants in the diet. Nightshades, have severe effects on me, including intestinal bleeding. Four people have completely remission of chronic migraines after the elimination of nightshade from their diet. It is not some joke to be dealt with by mere mocking. Mocking is the actions of those without any real ideas, such as those who mocked the Wright Brothers, or Einstein. Solanine is not water soluble it takes months for it to be excreted. The rate is 1-2% per/day, thus a regular eater of nightshade will accumulate solanine.

I have tested my theory on weight loss and nightshades, but on a limited group, and a true experiment needs to be done, but people can certainly try it out to see if it helps them.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2007, 4:12:19 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 7, 2007, 4:14:55 AM PDT
No, the potatoes are indeed edible. Solanine forms when they are improperly handled or stored. That is why I keep my potatoes in a cool, dark place and carve out any green or brown spot.

Requiring proper storage is hardly restricted to the nightshade vegetables. If you left mayonaise out in the sun, would you eat it anyway?

Its a common tactic of quack research to compare themselves with famous scientists. I did not use my own thoughts..I reviewed research that was properly done. Here is the REAL data on the metabolism of solanine:

When a-[3H]solanine was administered orally (5 mg/kg; 0.0058 mmol/kg) or i.p. (10-35 mg/kg; 0.012-0.04 mmol/kg) to male Fischer rats, the glycoalkaloid was poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and was rapidly eliminated in the urine and feces (Nishie et al., 1971). a-Solanine reached peak levels in the spleen, kidney, liver, lung, fat, heart, brain, and blood (in decreasing order) within 12 hours. Within 24 hours after administration, 78% of the dose was excreted in the urine and feces (72% in the feces). About 65% of the dose excreted in the feces was unchanged. About 72% of the portion excreted in the urine was identified as basic compounds and 6% was identified as solanidine"

I trust the rest of your 'research' is equally flawed as your quote on the excretion of solanine.
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