Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Getting more mainstream?

There was an article in the New York Times magazine last weekend that actually, seriously considered the possibility that not eating gluten, dairy and nightshades and using probiotics helped improve someone with a debilitating autoimmune condition. It was written by a mother describing her experience with her child's autoimmune arthritis.

I found the comments almost as interesting as the article itself. I expected the angry screeching doctors and the eye-rolling types, enraged that such irresponsible nonsense had been published in The New York Times! (The world must be coming to an end!) But there weren't, it turned out, that many of those. Mostly, it was people writing in to say "me too!" Including a few doctors.

As some of the commenters pointed out, there is real research out there on these things. It's just a matter of knowing to look for it ... in spite of your doctor.