This is an interesting analogy of the history of medicine.
2000 B.C.: I have an earache. Here, take this root.
1000 A.D.: That root is heathen, say this prayer.
1850 A.D.: That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
1940 A.D.: That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
1985 A.D.: That pill is not effective. Here, take this antibiotic.
2000 A.D.: That antibiotic is artificial. Here take this root.
~ Whole Foods Market class on Gluten-free diet
December 3rd 2005
Mark Norman LCN