If you realise – after the fact – that you’ve eaten gluten, are you more ill than you would be if you had never found out?
While the placebo effect refers to health benefits produced by a treatment that should have no effect, patients experiencing the nocebo effect experience the opposite. They presume the worst, health-wise, and that’s just what they get.
Fascinating. So if you expect the worst possible effects from a ‘glutening’, you are more likely to suffer those effects than if you believe yourself to be asymptomatic …
I suspect that there might be some truth in this, but what do you think?
I’ve written a book summarising what we’ve learnt over 20 years of dealing with the gluten free diet, and it might be just what you’re looking for. It packs the lessons we’ve learned into what I hope is a helpful and straightforward guidebook. It’s available on Amazon, as a paperback or for your Kindle…