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  • Nervous? Anxious? Read This to Calm Down

    Anxiety and nervousness can be paralyzing. They can keep us from doing the things we want to do, and make us feel like we are under a constant cloud of stress. It's no wonder that so many people turn to medication in an attempt to calm down. But what if there was another way? What if there was a way to activate the parasympathetic nervous system and put the brakes on anxious and nervous feelings? Read on for more information about how this system works, and how you can use it to your advantage! We all know how unpleasant and uncomfortable nervousness and anxiety can be. It can prevent us…

  • 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…