Doctors Once Thought A Banana Diet Cured Celiac Disease. They Saved Lives But Not For The Reasons They Thought

Susan Morgan, age 5, holds a bunch of bananas in Ponchatoula, La., in 1955. Susan was diagnosed with celiac disease and was prescribed a diet of 200 bananas weekly.

The unusual prescription received from Dr. Douglas Arnold when she was 2 to treat her celiac disease: It recommended moving to clean mountain air and following a high-calorie, banana-based diet.

Who would have believed that doctors prescribed bananas as a cure for celiac disease?

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