I don't know if it's all in our minds, but anytime our kids get a stomach virus (nausea, etc.) my wife and I take a couple of teaspoons a day. Anytime we forget, or don't have any in the house, we get sick too. We've mentioned that to some friends and they have found it to work for them to. I read Paul Bragg's book on it and I don't really buy into all of the miracle like benefits he claims.