There is confusion about whether spicy foods are healthy or dangerous. Gastroenterologist Edwin McDonald, MD, takes a look at the evidence—and shares a cautionary tale about ghost pepper sauce—to separate fact from fiction.
Medical providers preach about the importance of a healthy diet. But nutrition isn’t always one-size-fits-all. For patients with fatty liver disease, a disorder that affects about 100 million Americans and can lead to cirrhosis and cancer, the best dietary advice may sound unusual.