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49. And yet, do not discount the placebo effect
and non traditional medicine.

We tend to forget that people got sick and then well, that people did live long life before modern medicine.

The placebo effect is quite powerful and if someone claims that consuming bat shit from Albania has relieved his arthritis pain, as long as that concoction was not lased with arsenic, I am not going to argue with him.

Our bodies are not divided into distinct compartments. All our systems interact with each other, even though it was convenient to separate them in the early stages of developing modern medicine. Alternative medicine may not have an "active ingredient" that the FDA and most physicians like so much, but it has several ingredients that interact gently with our bodies, instead of nuking us with powerful drugs.

And if someone chooses to use alternative medicine instead of going through the agony of toxic drugs - let him do so.

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