- Steven Corn
Food as Medicine: Why won't doctors admit that diets can be curative?
My wife is struggling to figure out the best diet to tackle her multiple autoimmune issues. Researching this can drive one mad. One diet says to eat "this". And another diet says to avoid the same food. So much conflicting information out there.
And most doctors will not endorse using food as medicine. Sure, endocrinologists will tell diabetic patients not to eat sweets and lots of carbs. But that's about as far as it goes. They avoid making recommendations because they claim that there is no scientific evidence to support the curative powers of a particular diet.
But the anecdotal evidence is mounting and it's hard to refute.
I think the key is knowing that any diet will not work the same way for different people. Everyone has unique food tolerances that can defeat the efficacy of certain diets. Currently, my wife is starting a process to identify her particular needs in detail. It's a bit of an experiment. But with all experiments, it has a chance to work.
More to come. In the meantime, here's a great article about the issue:
Why All the Confusion About Healthy Diets?
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