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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…

  • Saving your immune system by reducing processed foods.

    What Makes a Food Processed? The world of food can be so confusing at times. There was a time when it was clear what food was - it came directly from nature - whether foraging, hunting, or farming.  Now there are so many things we eat that don't resemble a natural food. Michael Pollan has a famous quote, he said: Eat Food - Not too much - Mostly Plants And in his famous book, In Defense of Food, he defines what food should be. He says, "Don't eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food." And, we can all agree that some things are obviously not recognizable by our great-great-grandmothers:…