In this episode, Barbara and John discuss:
-Why COVID 19 and any other pandemic disease is a lifestyle issue
-What should you do to protect yourself from COVID mutation
-Coronavirus as building blocks and mutation
-Vital Information about specific diseases like Diabetes

Key Takeaways:
“In any medical hypothesis or in any scientific hypothesis, a hypothesis cannot be accepted as fact, until it is validated through a three-step process – logic, mechanism and measurement.” – Dr. John Poothullil.

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Dr. Barbara Hales: Welcome to another episode of Marketing Tips for Doctors. I’m your host, Dr. Barbara Hales.

Today, we have with us John Poothullil. He practiced medicine as a pediatrician and allergist for more than 30 years. During his medical practice, John became interested in understanding the causes of and interactions between hunger, satiation, and weight gain.

In this process, he recognized a new insight about type two diabetes and how it can be prevented and even reversed. As an advocate for public health, Dr. Poothullil has devoted 20 years to studying diabetes and cancer. He has written four books all available on Amazon and in many bookstores with the fifth book due January 2022. Dr. John, you’re well versed in type two diabetes, but it is your views as a contrarian or myth-buster that I would like to address now. Your upcoming book is titled, Your Health is at Risk, How to Navigate Inflammation Chaos to Prevent Lifestyle Diseases. What lifestyle diseases do you address?

Diabetes and Other Lifestyle Diseases

Dr. John Poothullil: Ordinarily, if you go and Google lifestyle diseases, an example of lifestyle condition, is a pandemic spreading from locality to locality within three months of its origin in China. It was all over Europe and in the United States within three months. If it is not related to lifestyle, what could it be? That’s number one. Number two, so he wanted to put the blame on somebody else. So he blamed China for it, which China deserves. But because of that hesitancy that allowed people not to take it seriously enough, in the beginning, that is what I’m concerned about. This is similar to what happened 100 years ago in the Spanish flu. When soldiers were crowded in one area when they traveled, they are the ones who brought the pandemic to the outside world. If you look at the jails, where people are incarcerated in close proximity or inner cities, that is when the virus spreads faster, and that is why it is a lifestyle condition.

Coronavirus as Building Blocks

Dr. John Poothullil: The Coronavirus has 30,000 nucleotides as the building block. In every person, if one nucleotide is not available, if there is a structurally similar nuclear nucleotide available, the cell will use that for the construction of the whole virus. That’s a mutation. The vast majority of mutations are harmless. In fact, it may not add anything more to the virus, the virus may die off. But sometimes the mutation makes the virus stronger and it can produce more damage.

At other times the mutation can make the virus evade the antibodies because, in response to an infection, our own body produces antibodies to block the attachment that we discussed earlier to the H2 receptor. But the mutation can give the virus the ability to ignore the antibody and still get attached. For example, humans cannot give keep on growing taller at some point, there is a biological limit. Now, the virus has to go in one or two directions, it can become more virulent, more dangerous, but then it may not be able to evade the antibodies, if it cannot find enough host, it will die down or it can become more evasive, more spreadable, but it becomes weaker. That’s what is happening with the Omicron variant. It will be more like a flu virus and then it will not be as big a problem in terms of harming or dangerous side effects.

You can imagine in type one diabetes when there is no insulin, glucose is accumulating outside the cell. But inside the cell, the cell is starving. These children used to die by age 10. Until 100 years ago, insulin was discovered. Now their lifespan is normal. Unlike that, in type two diabetes, insulin is present. These people are told that they are type two diabetic because they are resistant to insulin. Now think about it. If you are resistant to an antibiotic, will the doctor give you the same antibiotic? No, you will try something else. But here, you are told yes, you are resistant to insulin. That’s why you’re diabetic. And here is the prescription for insulin. Now, how does that make sense? There is no logic. In any medical hypothesis or in any scientific hypothesis, a hypothesis cannot be accepted as fact, until it is validated through a three-step process – logic, mechanism, and measurement. And as I mentioned, there’s no logic in the insulin resistance hypothesis.

A Platform to Spread the Information

Dr. Barbara Hales: Dr. John, are you still practicing now?

Dr. John Poothullil: No, I’m retired. I got the time to write all these books. When my son died, he told us that we are going to be grandparents. I closed my practice and came closer to live close to them.

Dr. Barbara Hales: Have you approached the diabetic association to be a speaker for them?

Dr. John Poothullil: They would rather include me in them so that I can be ignored? That is the best way first to ignore them. How can I prove something that does not exist?

Dr. Barbara Hales: I guess you’re going to have to keep fighting the powers that beat all your hurt.

Dr. John Poothullil: That’s exactly what I want to do. I want to thank you, and people like you for being at the forefront, because you have listeners, you have people who trust you. All I want is people to ask their doctors. It should be a team. You don’t want to offend the doctor. The problem here is the doctors themselves don’t know, they have been taught this in the medical textbooks. That is what I was taught. And I’m sure you were taught the same thing, that if we keep your blood glucose level down with insulin, you are fine and that you are controlling diabetes. But control of blood sugar is not the same as control of type two diabetes, One is only a symptom, the other is the illness. You are not controlling the illness by controlling your symptom, which is similar to saying if I control the fever, I’m controlling your infection.

Dr. Barbara Hales: I certainly appreciate you being here today. And when this goes live, I will let you know. A word that you wanted to get out about diabetes may not actually be what you want. But my audience and my slant on this podcast is not really in keeping with what you’re looking for. That may be edited out or condensed. I’m just telling you that now.

Dr. John Poothullil: Well, you are the host. You are free to do what you feel is right for your business or your approach. I fully appreciate that. I personally want to thank you for listening to me. And what I want to ask is, did it make sense to you?

Dr. Barbara Hales: It does make sense. And the only thing that I could suggest is for you to see about being a speaker in various medical conventions and continue to publish articles, and hopefully, they’ll come around.

Dr. John Poothullil: Thank you. That is what we are planning to do. We reach out to anybody who will listen. I’m not selling anything on my website, There is an animation video on my website to explain what type two diabetes is and how we can contain cancer.

Dr. Barbara Hales Okay, well, thank you for being with us today. This is another episode of Marketing Tips for Doctors. I’m your host, Dr. Barbara Hales. Till next time.