What’s Wrong With Placebo Effects?

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.

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3 thoughts on “What’s Wrong With Placebo Effects?

  1. There is nothing wrong if you are using it as a drugless drug to feel better. It can be dangerous if you are using them in the place of a drug that had to outperform a placebo to be approved.

  2. I don’t fully agree with you about there not being anything wrong with placebos because in a sense they are self-deceptions. They do prove the power of belief even though the belief might be unfounded. It validates the mind-body connection.

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