Eric there is a simple association of how starchy stuff is with how much of it we eat. Total grammes per day is also relevant - not just percentage content, but as John says a big block of high starch in the gut is not welcome.Ginger
may actually be borderline, but we eat so little of it that anti-inflammatory benefits easily outweigh any starch disadvatage. Maybe one starchy unripe pear is OK, but a pair of pears will make one flare...
At the extreme end of LSD i can eat a meal of rice and another three days later with zero effect, but no way could i eat it every day nor would i eat rice with corn or sweet potato or similar - just one at a time.
NSAIDs = biochemical warfare where our tactical decisions are hostile to our strategic interests.