SARATOGA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantitative Medicine (QuantitativeMedicine.net) had been found in violation of Google AdWord's guidelines. Ads will no longer be allowed unless the site is substantially revised as dictated by Google. Quantitative Medicine is a health improvement website offering health recommendations through targeted diet and exercise adjustments.
Says primary site author Dr. Charles Davis, "This censorship was arbitrarily and unilaterally applied. We got a vaguely worded notice two weeks ago with no specific information, and then the site was summarily suspended. Google customer service could not tell us the exact reason why. Nor was it clear whether a computer or an employee had made the call. Nonetheless, the customer service people were insisting on a substantial rewrite of most of the site content.
"Our understanding was that Google's purpose was to connect people to information, and not judge which information was 'suitable.' Google's action seems to us to be a huge overreach. We were unaware that they could even legally do such things. Given that they constantly fight government censorship, it seems odd that they so willingly practice it themselves."
Dr. Mike Nichols, MD, the developer of the Quantitative Medicine techniques, explains, "My practice is full, and, as this has been my life's work, the website and the book are an attempt to make the Quantitative Medicine techniques broadly available. It is galling that Google should declare this material unfit. There is absolutely no justification, moral, ethical, or medical, for this heavy-handed intervention and censorship.
"Lifestyle improvement always improves health. This is not controversial. If done in a targeted manner, and that is where Quantitative Medicine comes in, it can improve health dramatically.
"We thought we had a complete right to disseminate our techniques, which are in no way libelous or dangerous. We can and do support our assertions both clinically and with medical research. We are not about to water down our messages, though with Google's action here, far fewer people that could benefit from the kind of help we can provide will be able to find it.
"Google is treating the medical consumer as if they were ignorant children, incapable of separating sensible and supported medical advice from absurd claims of miracle cures.
"Google should realize that it is the messenger, and not the gatekeeper. Imagine the post office refusing to mail an advertising flyer because they did not approve of the content. That is analogous to the case at hand."
Quantitative Medicine is the set of targeted lifestyle medical protocols developed by Dr. Mike Nichols over the last two decades. Involving largely dietary modification and exercise, Quantitative Medicine has had a very high success rate at reversing several chronic diseases—diseases of aging. In particular, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and osteoporosis have been successfully halted and reversed in over 80% of his patients, and normally without drugs of any sort.
Dr. Nichols: "The body has elaborate and well tuned processes that naturally keep the arteries clean, prevent cancer, and other diseases of our age. They are far more effective that any drug therapies. Unfortunately, modern civilization, with its sedentary life style and industrially produced foods largely thwarts these healing processes. However, this can be circumvented with appropriate, tailored diet and exercise adjustments. What's appropriate for one person will typically not work for another. Hence, blood tests are used to determine and individual's optimal program."
SOURCE Quantitative Medicine