This is a topic I want to explore in more detail in the future, but for the time being, I’d like to share the following links:
- Half of a drugs power comes from thinking it will work!
- The power of placebos
- Placebos: should they be used as treatment?
- The placebo effect
Personally, I believe that the placebo-effect is more relevant when it comes to non-prescription based approaches to treating RA. However, I’m willing to let my brain trick me, as long as I feel better! Thus, I’m going to continue to avoid aspartame, even if there’s little evidence that it helps with RA.