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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…

  • Feeding your brain by creating a healthy gut!

    The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain  If there was ever a call for "digestive health," this is it! Yes, it's true. Your gut is considered your "second brain." There is no denying it anymore. And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your gut microbes can have, it's no wonder what you eat feeds not only your body but can directly affect your brain. I find it amazing (but not too surprising). What exactly is the "gut-brain connection." Well, it’s very complex, and to be honest, we’re still learning lots about it! There seem to be multiple…