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About Dr. John Poothullil

Dr. John Poothullil practiced medicine as a pediatrician and allergist for more than 30 years, with 27 of those years in the state of Texas. He received his medical degree from the University of Kerala, India in 1968, after which he completed two years of medical residency in Washington, D.C., and Phoenix, Arizona and two years of fellowship, one in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the other in Ontario, Canada. He began his practice in 1974 and retired in 2008. He holds certifications from the American Board of Pediatrics, The American Board of Allergy & Immunology, and the Canadian Board of Pediatrics.

During his medical practice, John became interested in understanding the causes of and interconnections between hunger, satiation, and weight gain. His interest turned into a passion and a multi-decade personal study and research project that led him to read many medical journal articles, medical textbooks, and other scholarly works in biology, biochemistry, physiology, endocrinology, and cellular metabolic functions. This eventually guided Dr. Poothullil to investigate the theory of insulin resistance as it relates to diabetes. Recognizing that this theory was illogical, he spent several years rethinking the biology behind high blood sugar and developed the fatty acid burn theory as the real cause of diabetes.

He then continued researching the linkage between diabetes and cancer and developed additional insights into the causes of childhood and adult cancer and possible treatments involving low-carbohydrate diets to initiate the starving of cancer cells by removing their main source of energy — glucose from grains.

Dr. Poothullil has written articles on hunger and satiation, weight loss, diabetes, and the senses of taste and smell. His articles have been published in medical journals such as Physiology and Behavior, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Journal of Women’s Health, Journal of Applied Research, Nutrition, and Nutritional Neuroscience. His work has also been quoted in Woman’s Day, Fitness, Red Book, and Woman’s World. His articles on lifestyle diseases have been published in iPain Living Magazine, Alternative Medicine, Whole Person, India Abroad, and several other magazines.

Dr. Poothullil has published five books, three of which have won publishing awards in national book competitions. His sixth book, a cookbook and exercise guide, will be available in Fall 2023.

  • Eat Chew Live: 4 Revolutionary Ideas to Prevent Diabetes, Lose Weight & Enjoy Food (Over & Above Creative, 2015) — Winner, Beverly Hills Book Awards, Nutrition Category 2016.
  • Diabetes: The Real Cause and the Right Cure: 8 Steps to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes in 8 Weeks (New Insights Press, 2017) — Finalist, Beverly Hills Books Awards, Diet & Nutrition Category 2017.
  • Surviving Cancer: A New Perspective on Why Cancer Happens & Your Key Strategies for a Healthy Life (New Insights Press, 2017).
  • When Your Child Has Cancer: Insights and Information to Empower Parents (New Insights Press, 2020).
  • Your Health Is at Risk: How to Navigate Information Chaos to Prevent Lifestyle Diseases (New Insights Press, 2022) — Winner, Nautilus Awards, Health, Healing & Wellness category 2023. Winner, Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards, Health/Medicine category 2023.
  • The Diabetes-Free Cookbook & Exercise Guide: 80 Utterly Delicious Recipes & 12 Easy Exercises To Keep Your Blood Sugar Low (New Insights Press, Available Fall 2023).

Dr. Poothullil is an active speaker on diabetes and cancer. He has appeared on four television shows, interviewed on over 60 national and local radio programs, and given more than 40 talks to groups in bookstores and private groups and associations. As a patient advocate, Dr. John created hundreds of videos in both English and Spanish. He has published nearly 130 blogs.

Dr. Poothullil has been the health consultant for the nationally syndicated AM radio talk show, America’s First News, which is broadcast in over 100 stations across the US. He is also a nationally syndicated columnist for the Price of Business Digital Network.

Dr. Poothullil resides in Portland, OR and is available for phone and live interviews.

Dr. John Poothullil's Book Awards

Dr. John Poothullil’s award-winning books cover crucial topics such as diabetes, health misinformation, and hunger/satiation. With groundbreaking insights, he empowers readers to make informed decisions about their health.

Eat, Chew, Live book cover and award medal

Eat, Chew, Live: 4 Revolutionary Ideas to Prevent Diabetes, Lose Weight and Enjoy Food

Voted best book in the diet & nutrition category in the Beverly Hills Books Awards 2016.

Diabetes: The Real Cause and The Right Cure book cover and awards

Diabetes: The Real Cause and The Right Cure: 8 Steps to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes in 8 Weeks

Finalist in the Diet & Exercise 2017 Best Book Awards.

Finalist in the Diet & Nutrition 2017 Beverly Hills Book Awards.

Your Health is at Risk book cover and awards

Your Health Is at Risk: How to Navigate Information Chaos to Prevent Lifestyle Diseases

Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Nautilus Book Awards.

Featured Press

Dr. John Poothullil has been prominently featured across various media platforms, including press, podcasts, blogs, and TV shows. His unwavering mission is to empower patients worldwide by challenging medical industries and encouraging the adoption of lifestyle changes that can significantly improve their conditions.

No question that reducing body weight leads to lower blood sugar levels. Yet, endocrinologists cannot explain why
In the following audio segment, we discuss Dr. Hazel’s experience using Dr. John’s recommendations for Type 2 Diabetes over the years.
In the following audio segment, we discuss her experience applying the recommendations in my book to lower her a1c levels.
If you are gaining weight or are already well overweight, it is vital that you try to adopt “mindful eating.”
This article was originally posted at USADailyPost.com.
A professor friend of mine recently translated one of the articles on diabetes into the native language of one of the states in India that has 85 million people who speak that language.  It was just published in a newspaper in India. 

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