Through my journey I've joined several support groups (which I no longer look at much), but many involved various food plans, such as Paleo, vegan, macrobiotic. In many cases, people would report that they felt drastically better when they began cleaning up their diet. For example, a man with severe arthritis in his hands started the Paleo diet and his inflammation and pain either drastically reduced or went away. Or a woman who did a juice fast and her fibromyalgia went way. I have talked to a woman that had trigeminal neuralgia after getting electrocuted by a washing machine and was completely disabled with pain. She started eating a raw vegan diet and doing deep cleansing and she is now 100% out of pain after a year of eating that way. In these cases when people change their diets and see very positive results in regards to their pain, conditions, or symptoms, how do you explain that? Is it a placebo effect? Are the "clean" foods actually reducing the inflammation or healing old wounds? Is it a combo of eating foods that reduce inflammation and genuinely believing that the foods will heal? Is food even important in a healing process? I'm so confused because I've seen miraculous healings in these food groups, but I've also seen miraculous healings in this group. Is the mind what's causing the healing in all cases?