The Power of Placebo and Get More From Your Food

November 7, 2018 - Mike Dilke

This week the RELAXBACK UK show talks about the power of placebo and how to get more from your food than just the nutrients it contains.

Dr Jeremy Howick is an expert on how and why placebos work. He helped with a BBC2 Horizon progamme so I decided to see if he would talk to me for the Relaxback UK show and luckily he did. The result is a fascinating discussion about how placebos work and a particular trial where they were used to see if they would help people with back pain in Blackpool. The results were, to me, just mind boggling - hear about it here .

Dr Howick has written a book called Dr You where he looks further at how the body can heal itself an how to help with this process.

Dr Christy Ferguson is a food physchologist. She tells how it is possible to get more satisfaction from our food if we just remember to include a 'satisfaction step.' Hear what that is here.

Thank you for reading and please do listen to the RELAXBACK UK show. If you have questions or comments you can ask or make them here.