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  • The Importance of the Vagus Nerve in Health and Mood.

    The vagus nerve, also called the wandering nerve, is an important part of the autonomic nervous system, which controls unconscious body processes such as heart rate, digestion, and respiratory rate. The vagus nerve also plays a role in the regulation of the body's stress response and in maintaining homeostasis. Dysfunction of the vagus nerve has been associated with a number of health conditions, including inflammatory disorders, heart disease, and mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. In recent years, vagus nerve stimulation has been studied as a potential treatment for a variety of conditions, including epilepsy, depression, and anxiety disorders. More specifically the vagus nerve is important for: Heart…

  • Can my symptoms be a food intolerance or sensitivity?

    Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance? Food intolerances or "sensitivities" can affect you in so many ways. And they’re a lot more common than most people think. I'm not talking about anaphylaxis or immediate allergic reactions that involve an immune response. Those can be serious and life-threatening.  If you have any allergies, you need to steer clear of any traces of foods you are allergic to, and speak with your doctor or pharmacist about emergency medication, if necessary.    What I'm talking about, is an intolerance, meaning you do not tolerate a specific food very well and it causes immediate or chronic symptoms anywhere in the body. Symptoms…