Doctors Once Thought Bananas Cured Celiac Disease

Celiac disease was a mysterious and frequently fatal ailment throughout much of the 20th century. Gluten was not initially thought to be the culprit. As a result, there were a few interesting wrong turns. One of these was the banana diet.  As reported by NPR, Dr. Sidney Haas developed a banana-based diet to treat celiac disease in 1924. It was obviously effective in removing the gluten from the diet, but had a number of drawbacks. Fortunately, our understanding of celiac disease and...

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