How much do you value facts & statistics?

health how much Jun 09, 2016

Facts and statistics are all well and good…until your belief in them dictates your health! This is especially concerning when a doctor is giving you “facts and statistics” related to a diagnosis. Are you aware of how susceptible or suggestible you are?

What would you think if a doctor told you any of the following?

  • You have 2 months, at most, to live
  • Your autoimmune disease in incurable – you will need to learn to live with it
  • Your Lyme disease is incurable
  • 80% of people with this type of cancer die within 5 years
  • 95% of people with this type of injury never walk again
  • Changes in your diet won’t help your disease
  • There is nothing you can do – it’s in your genes
  • You’ll be on this medication for the rest of your life
  • Would you believe any of these statements? Would they shut you down? Would you resign yourself to these limitations?

These suggestible statements are called the Nocebo Effect. If you believe them, they will...

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