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Placebo Effect

How to Let Your Brain Deceive You the Right Way and Avoid Scams
Narrated by: Eric Boozer
Length: 58 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)
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Summary

Is that medicine really good for you, or do you just believe it is? The placebo effect is a controversial topic, insomuch that people falsely accuse certain medicinal oils, pills, or supplements as being useless. But at the same time, there really are some drugs that don’t do anything by themselves, yet have the desired effect because of what people trust they do. So what is the truth? How does the placebo effect work? Does it even work?

It is not as simple as answering “yes” or “no”, but as we take a closer look at the concept, more light will be shed on the matter, and the benefits, the dangers, and the health effects of it will become clear as glass. Questions, such as the one above and many others, will be answered. You will hear facts and questions like:

  • The very definition of placebos and how to recognize them as what they are
  • Outrageous numbers about how the medicinal industry has scammed millions of customers into buying their junk
  • Whether the placebo effect is actually a good thing and whether or not your beliefs can heal you
  • How the placebo effect relates to weight loss, wrinkle creams, blood pressure, and hypnosis 
  • When to be suspicious of placebos and when they are better than actual drugs
  • Sneaky ways in which people sell precious metals and how it relates to the placebo effect
  • Everything else you need to know about the placebo effect

Nobody likes to be fooled, and nobody wants to believe something that isn’t true. So if you want to outsmart yourself, the medical industry, and some of those overpriced doctors who try to make a living from people’s trusts and fears, you better do yourself a favor and learn everything about the placebo effect to save yourself time, money, and some donkey ears.

©2018 Vincent Noot (P)2018 Vincent Noot

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I know what it is now

I mean, I already knew about the placebo effect, but now it's even clearer than ever before.

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Aha

Yes, I read a negative review on this book and was kind of disgusted with how this troll was tearing down the entire book while this book was full of useful information, had a great narrator and was nice to listen to. I liked it, and that's my honest opinion.

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Great content

I had heard of the placebo effect before, but this book explains it in great detail. I saw some negativity in another review, but I don't think that is justified. I was very impressed with this book, and for only a few pounds, it stands out as an easy, relaxing way to become more familiar with the topic. Highly recommended. Don't listen to the haters. Trust me on this.

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Repetitive

I don’t know how many times this book told me what a placebo was but it was an unnecessary amount. I’m not going to forget in the space of a chapter, especially if I have already been reminded three times before. I gather this is just to fill space in what is already a very short book.

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I loved this

I loved listening to a book about Placebo effect. You often hear people talk about the hidden workings of medicine according to how much people believe in it, but they never seem to know how it works. This book sheds more light on that.

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Awful, repetitive rant

The entire work felt like being harangued by a drunk reading a blog post. While many of the assertions may be true, none of the studies mentioned were cited and the "book" did not deliver on the promise of the title. Words and sentence structure were jumbled and the content felt repetitive.

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