6 Extreme Diets in 6 Clicks

Extreme diet fads have become a part of our culture. Learn about six diets that have “made history” for reasons good and bad.

6 Extreme Diets in 6 Clicks

Some of them work. Some of them don’t. And some are just plain dangerous. Extreme diet fads have become a part of our culture. Learn about six diets that have “made history” for reasons good and bad.


The Elimination Diet

Gwyneth Paltrow champions this diet, which excludes coffee, dairy, eggs, sugar, shellfish, wheat, potatoes, corn and artificial ingredients. Instead, she focuses on a diet of super healthy comfort food, which includes gluten-free fish fingers or veggie dumplings. Having her family follow this diet has made Paltrow the target of criticism and accusations that she’s a “bad mom.” However, Paltrow responds that she is “devoted to [her] life and to [her] kids.”

Is Your Stomach Cramp Actually Diverticulitis?

It may not just be indigestion.

We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.