Hello. I’m Tim Steele, host of The Potato Hack Chronicles. My goal with this blog is to present new information about gut health, potatoes, and nutrition. This blog is designed so that no matter where you land, you’ll find useful information. You won’t need to re-read every single blog post to piece together my secrets. There are no secrets, only information.
Health is a journey. I believe that it starts with nutrition. Everyone on the planet will be healthier if they give up the three biggest contributors to modern disease: Refined sugars, refined oils, and refined flours. Focus instead on real foods. Eat whole grains and lots of plants. Stay away from shelf-stable packaged foods. Exercise, sleep well, and remove stress from your life as much as possible. Read all that you can about health and nutrition.
Our overall health is related to the condition of our intestines. Maintaining healthy guts is paramount to staying healthy. Modern foods take a toll on our guts and immune system. We have plenty of pills to help you feel better, but a better plan is to give up the foods that made you sick in the first place.
There are lots of eating plans, and there’s certainly one for everybody. But if you try one, and feel worse, move on and find another diet. Keto, low carb, high carb, vegan, plant-based, or combinations of these themes have helped many people overcome disease and obesity. I pioneered a plan known as The Potato Hack, and even wrote a book about it. The Potato Hack is a short-term intervention that works well with any diet to lose a couple pounds quickly, and to regenerate the bacteria that help keep your intestines healthy.
I have a master’s degree in biotechnology, I’m not a nutritionist or a doctor, so take any advice I give with a grain of salt. The bulk of this blog will be devoted to uncovering new research that shows the gut and its inhabitants control our health in profound ways, and that potatoes are one of the world’s best foods for maintaining a healthy gut. I like to focus on the underlying mechanisms of gut health and dig deep into new research to find pearls of wisdom that may benefit the health of all humans.
I hope you enjoy reading what I write and find these blog posts useful.