Does anyone remember the movie Big Daddy, with Adam Sandler, when Sandler tells the kid that if he puts on sunglasses that he’ll be invisible to everyone around him so that the kid can rid himself of the shyness that he feels?
Placebo effects are badass. They kinda prove how, if you believe you can do something, you are 110% correct. You can. The mind is a powerful thing, people. Something I’ve been trying to convince myself of for a while now.
If you believe, wholeheartedly, that a particular food you are eating or a certain supplement you are taking is making you feel better in a positive way, despite there being a lack of peer reviewed scientific evidence, that’s all that matters. You believe it, and it’s having a positive effect on you, so why be skeptical?
We all do something, or should do something, that provides us with confidence daily, as some kind of reinforcement. We bathe/shower, comb our hair, brush our teeth, work out, do whatever, to be presentable or for confidence boosts, both or whatever.
Yes, supplement companies and a lot of food businesses in general are making bank off of gullible people because of the strong placebos, but let me ask everyone reading something: what’s wrong with placebos?
Nothing. Nothing at all.