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Old 10-31-2008, 06:42 AM   #10
Darryl Shaw
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Originally Posted by Emily Mattes View Post
Darryl, from what I read it looks like medicinal wild yam is treated like an herb, brewed in a tea or something and not eaten like potatoes or root vegetables so it would not necessarily have the same glycemic effect. Anyway, one could make the argument that it's still part of a Paleo-type diet.
I had to double check this with a friend of mine who used some kind of yam to ease her morning sickness and you're right, you boil the yams then drink the water they've been boiled in, although she did say that you could eat the yams too if you wanted to.
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