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  1. Filippo Rossi
    September 19, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    I am a type I diabetic. Can I still benefit from quantitative medicine and what are the tweaks? We are a very self conscious group…in your book you say type I is beyond the purview of QM. What do you mean? Can we still benefit? Thanks

    • September 19, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Hi Filippo,
      Yes you can benefit from the QM protocols. Our point about being beyond the purview of QM was in reference to the insulin management. By the way you can have both Type I and Type II; this refers to the relative degree of insulin resistance underlying your metabolism. This will tend to show up in the differing amounts of insulin necessary for good glucose control. You will also tend to be less ‘brittle’ following QM than traditional diabetic diets. Festina Lente: “hurry slowly.” Try it out.
      Dr. Mike

  2. Cyril Jardine
    February 9, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Given the communications available
    Today, what is preventing these ideas from rapidly spreading? Are these all anecdotes?

    • February 10, 2017 at 8:43 am

      Hi Cyril,
      Answer to first question: inertia, vested interests, delay time in the uptake of new ideas, I am not a great messenger.
      Answer to second question: no these are not ‘anecdotes’ as we have clear statistical analysis of results and, further, the ideas reflect current basic science understanding of the issues so, once again, see above reasons the ideas have been slow to spread to clinical practice. Thank you, Cyril, for asking. Help spread the word, Dr. Mike

    • WileEC
      February 19, 2018 at 4:49 pm

      These ideas have been around for many hundreds of years. They are not more accepted due to serious marketing and misinforming by companies that profit from people being ignorant about human lifestyle choices. Simply put, we tend to eat what we want to, or prefer, regardless of what may be better for us. Same is true of exercise options. And, the real key is that all this stuff is very interrelated – that is, our body is a whole system, not a compartmentalized group of systems, but in fact body, mind, and spirit are all connected. The ideas don’t rapidly spread, in general, because at the end of the day we would rather just live the way we want, regardless of consequences, rather than make sustainable choices. Beyond key issues like food choice is the simple matter of portion choice. I can choose all kinds of foods that are better for me, but if I eat more than I need, then there will still be a price to be paid for those extra calories. In general, until some one gets a big smack medically, we aren’t too motivated to choose differently. That’s the challenge, as I have lived and observed it. That said, I have reaped the many benefits of better choices in these areas aiming for balance and allowing for the sweets I enjoy, too. People tend to paint it in a way that sounds like all kinds of radical choices versus staying on our current path. I see it more like this: I want to be around and in my fullest capacity as long as possible, to serve my own interests and care for those I love and that love me – and hopefully, in a few areas, leave the planet a better place after I’m gone. This bigger picture isn’t as possible if my resources and time are consumed by too much of the healthier, and less healthier choices, and all the medical “solutions” modern medicine provides to address the messes I can created for myself. Sorry for the long reply – but these kinds of things come down to personal choice. *Why we choose* always comes into play and is the key to sustainable change, if we would benefit from it.

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