Are Gluten-Free Diets Good For Us?

I have always been skeptical of the gluten-free craze. I understand the importance of eliminating gluten products in patients with true gluten allergies, but in the past handful of years, the gluten-free diet has gained a cult-like following. Once known simply as the treatment for patients with Celiac disease, gluten-free diets are now being touted as the solution to every ailment known to mankind, ranging from brain fog to obesity. Will this diet maintain a following for the long haul, or will it fade into relative obscurity, joining the leagues of the Atkins or South Beach diets? Only time can tell, but meanwhile, let’s take this opportunity to sort out the myths from reality.

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The Top 20 Most Common Uncommon Medical Diagnoses

CrowdMed helps people get answers to medical symptoms that have eluded diagnosis for months or even years. We recently gathered a list of the medical conditions, diseases and genetic disorders most frequently suggested by our global network of crowdsourced “Medical Detectives” – experts in medicine, science, healthcare, education and research who review patient cases submitted to the company – and whose collaboration helps patients figure out what’s wrong with them. The results are very interesting. Continue reading The Top 20 Most Common Uncommon Medical Diagnoses