Ginger Nuts

More on the bogus bracelet

As a follow up to my post on ditching the ProBalance Band, here are two considered articles from a commentator whose views I highly respect – Ross Tucker of The Science of Sport. He detailed the apology that Power Balance had to issue, and then went into more detail the following week, including a good explanation of the placebo effect.

I hoped that my ProBalance Band (a similar product) would assist with my seasickness on rough boat dives, even if it was due to the placebo effect. Unfortunately, owing to all this thoughtful publicity I don’t think my brain will be fooled any more. I have thus retreated back to the firm ground of mainstream science, and will be eating ginger nuts instead.

Ginger Nuts
Ginger Nuts

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Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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