Our “Eat More” Culture Discussed With Dr. Marion Nestle

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Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, welcomed Dr. John Poothullill to provide another commentary in a series.

The Dr. John Poothullil Commentaries

In this segment, Dr. John Poothullil interviews Dr. Marion Nestle, a Professor Emerita of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, at the New York University. She has a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. from the University of California, Berkeley. She has written many books on food intake and the influence of the food industry on nutrition and health. Learn more about her work at foodpolitics.com.

Recently, Dr. Nestle wrote an article that suggested repurposing diabetic drugs for weight loss has threatened the food industry. She discusses how we have found ourselves in an “eat more” food environment. We also discuss government subsidies, lobbying, and the fact that the food industry does not have our best interests at heart.

We come to the conclusion that only you have the power to fight the effects of an “eat more” culture. Dr. Nestle recommends we fight with our vote and elect officials who will represent us and our health. I recommend that you take the time to chew and enjoy your food, allowing your brain to notify you when you are full.

John Poothullill 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 did two years of medical residency in Washington, DC and Phoenix, AZ 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 a few years rethinking the biology behind high blood sugar and finally developed the fatty acid burn switch as the real cause of diabetes.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 been quoted in Woman’s Day, Fitness, Red Book and Woman’s World.Dr. Poothullil resides in Portland, OR and is available for phone and live interviews.

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