Mind over Medicine – an interesting video on the placebo effect

Here’s a short video that does an outstanding job explaining the power of the placebo effect and the amazing ability that our minds have to trick us in ways that can actually impact bodily functions. One of these days I’m going to come up with a way of giving myself placebos so that I can trick myself into being healthier and smarter than I actually am. Or something like that.

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About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on March 7, 2011, in Misc. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Placebo of organic food in England..never in PDX of course

    One sixth of ‘fresh’, ‘organic’ or ‘handmade’ food is fake

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/8364731/One-sixth-of-fresh-organic-or-handmade-food-is-fake.html

    • What? Are you suggesting that just writing “organic” on the label doesn’t actually make it a truly organic/natural/earthy (pick your term) product? Businesses can’t just be trusted? That’s tragic.

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