Originally Posted by RonBoyd
I don't know how you discovered that but I am always impressed with n=1 studies. If you aren't aware of Seth Roberts, you should visit his website
. His followers (and, of course, himself) are always coming up with the most off-the-wall cures for common ailments.
It was pretty simple actually. I was suddenly faced with a situation where the windpipe between the top of my lungs and the bottom of my throat was swollen and constricted and my breathing was increasing labored. Some nights my breathing was so bad I thought about going to the emergency room.
I visited an asthma doctor who concluded all of her asthma medications would not improve my situation. I went to see an allergist who made some suggestions and ran a skin allergy panel. It showed the usual ariborne allergens and a slight allergy to corn. I was eating popcorn and corn chips and corn of the cob. This was in addtion to a variety of foods that are made with corn.
Sometimes the N=1 study is all you have. So, I eliminated corn from my diet and my breathing became better. Correlation? Placebo effect? I don't care. I now manage corn in my diet and make sure I only have fresh corn a maximum of once a week. My breathing is fine.
During the next 5+ years, I have found a number of contibuting factors to my breathing problems and my acid refluc problems (they are related). I have since identified Green Tea, spinach and (suprisingly) a lack of Orange Jucie that are problematic.
Healthcare is in general progressing away from the blockbuster drugs that are suitable for hundreds of millions of individuals. With the advancing of DNA technology, N+1 healthcare will become the standard of treatment.
The bottom line here is that the individual is responsible for one's healthcare. The doctors and the medical profession can only try to help.