Thrive Global Interviews Dr. John

I was fortunate to be interviewed by Thrive Global and we discussed why you should read the fine print.

Thrive Global, is a news outlet founded by Ariana Huffington to promote health and well-being. I was interviewed by their journalist and the article, Author Dr. John M. Poothullil: “Why You Should Read The Fine Print“, was recently published.

The interviewer, Ben Ari, and I delved into topics such as food intake, over-consumption, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. I thank Thrive Global for doing the interview and making the article available on their website for everyone to read. I invite you to read the article and I encourage you to express your opinion in their website.

In the article I explained my views on why sometimes people overeat. I explained why insulin resistance is not the cause of type 2 diabetes. I explained how children develop cancer even though they have not lived long enough to accumulate gene mutations, as happens in adults who develop cancer.

Below is on excerpt, one of the questions Ben asked me, that I have never been asked before but reminded me of an important tip if you live with someone suffering from Type 2.

Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

Once my secretary asked for my advice to help her husband who was rapidly gaining weight. I told her to feed him less of grain-based foods. A few weeks later she reported no change in his weight. Upon further discussion, I learned that she always put food on the plate for her husband to eat, but the quantity was based on her own feeling of hunger intensity. In other words, on days she felt hungrier, he got more food. On days she wasn’t so hungry, she gave him less. The problem was, on the latter type of days, he remained hungry and went out to eat more. My lesson was to insist that each person be in charge of his or her own food intake, because no one else can know what nutrients are lacking in your body.

Thrive Global, June 2020

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