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Well that really is.. Pretty freakin weird!
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it goes to show how strong the power of belief is. Believe that you can be happy and get fit, I mean really believe it and see it that's any different. Probably not.
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I believe it. I think I've mentioned before how years ago I bought some expensive diet pills from an infomercial and lost 70 lbs using them. A year or so later I got an invitation to join a class action suit against the marketer as they had been proved to be totally useless and ineffective .

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I believe it. I think I've mentioned before how years ago I bought some expensive diet pills from an infomercial and lost 70 lbs using them. A year or so later I got an invitation to join a class action suit against the marketer as they had been proved to be totally useless and ineffective .

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I remember you posting that.
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I have always believed in the power of positive thinking.
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I remember a group of 18 yr olds at a local college (I'm in Britain, so the legal age for alcohol is 18 here) getting "drunk" without alcohol - they had an event, did well, and my cousin (who worked there at the time) "spiked" their punch, making sure they could see. He used a vodka bottle full of water, and of course they thought it was actually vodka. Psychosomatic drunkenness... cheaper and funnier than the real thing, but still not recommended!
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Good one!
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Great video, and I learned a few things, such as how it's different between countries, which I didn't know. The placebo effect is absolutely fascinating - especially to a neuroscientist! So much to be learned about associational learning.
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Placebo isn't just about pills and medicine , it's a self induced state of mind which works with pretty much everything. My belief is that trust and confidence are the keys to trick your mind, which tricks your body .

I have always believed in the power of positive thinking.
I`m sorry wildbeanerz but placebo doesn't take the side of positive thinking , it`s neutral. If you strongly think you have a cold (when you don`t actually have one) you get a pretty high chance to get sick, i think i did this when i was very little by accident (strong thoughts of being sick and lying to parents just to skip the day at school).
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