I was just reading an old op-ed, written by a mother who put her child on a gluten free diet bc she felt it helped his arthritis by curbing inflammatory responses. It made me wonder what people think about claims that diets (not just gluten free) can help cure illnesses. While I eat very cleany, I'm always wary about these further claims (high fat for autism and seizures, macrobiotic for cancer, etc.). Are we too focused on the value of perfect eating? Not focused enough? And I don't mean to trigger a debate about whether gluten intolerance is or isn't a real thing. What I'd really love to know is whether anyone has read up on the arguments on both sides bc I really don't know enough of the science.
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