March 22, 2022

167 Childhood Cancer feat. Dr. John Poothulli

167 Childhood Cancer feat. Dr. John Poothulli

Dr. John explains why childhood cancer is different from adult cancer and how it comes into being.

In this episode, Dr. John explains why childhood cancer is different from adult cancer and how it comes into being. He explores the feelings that the parents and the child go through and gives some wonderful advice on what the parent can do to minimize emotional disruption with the child and create a harmonious environment.

To further the value in the episode, Dr. John offers some wonderful advice around what a parent can do to support the child from a nutritional perspective and an emotional engagement perspective alongside the traditional medical route.

Dr. John is passionate about empowering parents with the knowledge so they can help support the child whilst the child is under medical supervision and receiving treatment. All his opinions are complementary to the medical route and it's wonderful to know that a parent can also play a part in supporting the child's journey back to health. 


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John Biethan (producer)

Lisa Victoria

Kim Shea

Leslie Kasanoff 

Angie Ates 

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John Poothullil MD

Author / Retired Physician

John Poothullill, MD, FRCP practiced medicine as a pediatrician and allergist for more than 30 years. 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.

Dr. Poothullil has written articles on hunger and satiation, weight loss, diabetes, cancer 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".