Would you like to know more about the placebo effect because this will tell you a lot about how your body can heal itself?
The Third Jerry Banfield Show – The Placebo Effect!
As soon as one cell decides that it’s not going to pay attention to what the other cells around it are doing like, “You know what? This cell next to me, we’re just going to eat that up.”
That’s how cancer starts.
One cell decides it’s not going to pay attention to what the whole body wants, that it’s going to do its own thing.
All these things I do help nip that first little cell of cancer and turn it around. A lot of injuries are caused by tension. If you’re tense, that’s why drunks in car accidents often don’t get hurt that bad because we’re all, “Whoa, Whoa, I didn’t hardly even feel that.”
Whereas the sober persons, “Oh my God, I’m gonna get hit,” then they die.
Being tense will cause a lot of injuries. Massage prevents and releases tension. When you’re more relaxed, it’s much more difficult to get injured and if you don’t get injured, you don’t have to go to the hospital, go to your doctor.
And every time you go to the hospital, your doctor, you’re more likely to get injured further because there’s something called self…
When you’ve got money, there’s self-interest.
Now, if I’m a doctor and I’ve got a magic cure for everyone and I tell them, “You come in and see me, you start this whole plant diet. You go get a massage and you don’t poison yourself with anything. And I’ll never need to see you again.”
Think about that from a business point of view, if every person that comes in, you never have to see them again, you’ve really helped people and you are out of business.
One downside to capitalism is the incentives for money often go against the incentives for the individual. It’s very profitable. Sick people are very profitable. If you’re a doctor, you make your money off of sick people, especially the real sick ones that come in all the time.
If you’re a health insurance company, you make your money off of people paying for health insurance and the more people use it, the more you raise your rates up.
I canceled my health insurance. I have no health insurance because I don’t want to go to the doctor. That also takes away, I’m not preparing for anything either. I’m preparing to prevent and stay healthy.
My wife said, “Well, I want health insurance for me and the kids.”
I said, “Go right ahead. I refuse to have health insurance because I don’t want to pay for something I don’t want to use. I’m going to spend that money on massages and I’ll prevent what I would have needed to use the health insurance for from coming up in the first place.”
When you see that it’s very profitable for a lot of industries to have you being sick, then you start to see,“Oh, I’ve been programed to be sick.”
I don’t watch TV and I absolutely avoid any kind of commercials.
There will be a beer commercial. Alcohol makes you sick. It’s a poison. That’s why people get hangovers and throw up and wreck cars and do horrible things drinking as I can attest to.
Then, they’ll sell you a bunch of foods that have been processed and the animal’s been slaughtered in some unholy way and you get this negative energy when you eat it, that makes you sick.
So you drink and you make yourself sick with food, alcohol and other things you’ve been sold repeatedly, then you need to go to the doctor and you need this health insurance, and then the doctor’s making money.
There’s all this huge system that profits off of sick people and the system, self-survival interests, as we need a lot of sick people to grow.
Now I don’t look at it that there are bad people going in like some doctors coming in saying, “Yeah, I’m gonna make them all sick today.”
I don’t think about it. I think the doctor goes in with the best intentions and says, “I’m going to help people the way I know how to help people.”
Well, they’ve been trained to help people with medication and surgery. It’s like if you give somebody a hammer and this is how you fix all your problems, everything looks like a nail, doesn’t it?
“I’m going to just hit you and hit you with his hammer.”
When your tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail to you. When you’re a doctor and your tools are medication and surgery, and the pharmaceutical companies take you out to fancy lunches and vacations…
I think they’ve had to adjust that recently, but for a long time, they were allowed to do that.
When you’ve been sold medication and surgery… I read a book called “You are the Placebo.”
Did you realize that almost all the effects of almost all pills and surgery are placebo effects? That means you think it’ll work, so it does. You think this surgery is going to help you feel better, so it does. You think if you take this pill, you’ll feel better.
They’ve tested this, and most of the time, just the placebo effect alone accounts for the majority of change, for example, an antidepressant.
Let’s say you get the antidepressant and you get the placebo, which is just a sugar pill. Now, according to the research, you will have at least a 60% improvement by taking that sugar pill, and if the drug works really well, you might have like a 65% or 70% improvement by taking the actual drug.
Notice that the main effect was just by what you think happened. Same thing with surgery, they’ve done these sham surgery on people where they go in and they don’t do anything, but they make it look like they did, and the people get better when they didn’t actually do surgery.
Isn’t that amazing?
And what you start to see is you have a lot more control over your health than you think you do. You can be at maximum health way faster than you think you can. Usually it’s only a couple of small changes. It’s a conscious saying, “Look, I want to feel good and look good all the time.”
I love you.
I appreciate the chance to serve you today and I will see you again soon.
Edits from video transcript by Michel Gerard.