I agree there's a huge success story there however I think that it's reasonable for someone, particularly someone with professional expertise like Zoe, or diabetical expertise, like everyone, to offer the opinion that chewing one's food and spitting it out isn't necessarily healthy. A lot of members have mentioned struggles with various eating disorders and to suggest that the key to success is to chew and spit may not work as reliably for everyone. I am waaaay to addicted to potato chips to spit them out. I think that the big lesson is to be constantly experimenting, trying different ways to make things work. I have certainly done my fair of horrible things (heh heh heh) that are not recommended by any doctor anywhere but I have learned a lot through various totally unscientific experiments and online dialogues too.
I don't think that Richard needs to defend himself, with the duration of his experience, he's already "won" the "game." I totally appreciate Zoe's information about the dental health aspect ChewSpitting as I was not aware there was that particular risk, although I am only spitting to adjust glucose doses when I'm low too. Most of the time I'm chewing and eating and chewing some more!
Richard seems to have interesting technique with his carbs and seems to have done no harm to him self so good for him,As some one who has suffered with weight issue disorders for past 27 years,I some how think i would not be taking it up