health halo

We know more about health than we did in the '90s. Why haven’t nutrition labels caught up?
There are a TON of foods out there that somehow have earned the moniker of "healthy" foods. Now, with some of these, sure, there's plenty of nutritional value, but that doesn't make them a "freebie."
Why has the gluten-free trend taken off like wildfire in the last few years while the FODMAP diet has not really caught on even though it was developed way back in 1999 and shown to have a high success rate for people with IBS and even other gastrointestinal issues?
I have seen this phenomenon quite a bit in my private practice. Clients often think that if a food is labeled with a healthy-sounding term, they can eat more. But of course, cookies are cookies, regardless of whether they are reduced-fat, organic, gluten-free, or labeled some other way.