How to use your brain power to fight off a cold

Neuroscientists don’t fully understand the link but what we believe has a powerful effect on how our body responds to illness Fever pitch: are you ‘coming down with’ a cold, or ‘fighting it off’? Photograph: Alamy At this time of year, it feels like people are constantly warning you they are “coming down” with a cold. But if I have a slightly sore throat or a runny nose, I always try to say that I am “fighting off” the virus instead. Because the nervous system runs from the brain into every organ of the body, what we believe can have a powerful effect on how we respond to illness. Neuroscientists are still trying to work out the specific mechanism behind this link, but the placebo effect is still regularly proven…


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