The Placebo Effect has been a "bad word" in medicine.
To my mind it means that the individual can control more of their own experience.
Why don't we learn to LEVERAGE that, instead of negating it?
Research suggests genetic links to the strength of this experience. But as Dr Chopra states, when it's all fully evaluated, the genes will likely only be part of the story. It's well known that epigenetic expression shifts in the face of all kinds of environmental influences, including hanging around negative people - so why wouldn't a significant positive interaction lead to a similar, albeit opposite, outcome?! Happy Thanksgiving and NEVER short change the power of your own mind to both influence and shift your own life experience. It is, in fact, the only thing that every really does!
Bruce L. Feldman, MD
Dr Bruce is an advocate for health. You need to be your own health advocate. His blog offers his opinions and insights on numerous topics he believes might be of interest. Hope you agree!