In this week’s episode, I am sharing with you a powerful and simple strategy to help you instantly reset your stress response in under 60 seconds. One nerve(vagus nerve) connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric!!!
The vagus nerve is the longest cranial nerve, extending from your brain stem to your abdomen. The vagus nerve connects to multiple organs such as your heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, spleen, fertility organs, and pancreas. It also affects your neck, ears, and tongue. Your vagus nerve has a direct impact on your parasympathetic nervous system, which helps put your body at ease so you can properly digest not only your food but also your emotions. When your vagus nerve is not being stimulated, it is referred to as “being low.” Low vagal tone can contribute to multiple disorders, such as anxiety, intestinal problems, depression, and eating disorders.
The strength of your vagus response is known as your vagal tone and it can be determined by using an electrocardiogram to measure heart rate. Every time you breathe in, your heart beats faster in order to speed the flow of oxygenated blood around your body. Breathe out and your heart rate slows. This variability is one of many things regulated by the vagus nerve, which is active when you breathe out but suppressed when you breathe in, so the bigger your difference in heart rate when breathing in and out, the higher your vagal tone.
Research shows that a high vagal tone makes your body better at regulating blood glucose levels, reducing the likelihood of diabetes, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. Low vagal tone, has been associated with chronic inflammation.
As part of the immune system, inflammation has a useful role helping the body to heal after an injury, for example, but it can damage organs and blood vessels if it persists when it is not needed. One of the vagus nerve’s jobs is to reset the immune system and switch off the production of proteins that fuel inflammation. Low vagal tone means this regulation is less effective and inflammation can become excessive.
When you stimulate your vagus nerve, the relationship between your brain and body strengthens. Fun Fact: 99% of people are consistently in a sympathetic activation state( fight or flight state)But, when you learn to stimulate your VAGUS NERVE, which is the master of your parasympathetic nervous system, you have the ability to optimize your health and recovery x 500%
Consciously working with this nerve could give you:
Here’s just some of what you can do consciously working with this nerve:
- 500% boost in productivity
- 490% improvement in learning speed
- 200% jump in creativity
- Overcoming negative self-talk
- Elimination of fear
- Eliminate over-reactivity to stress
- Increased testosterone
- Control Diabetes
- Assist in weight loss
- Stop Headaches and address migraines
- Cure Depression
- Cure anxiety
- Remove fatigue
- Improve sleeping problems
- Accelerate recovery time
- Sharpen brain function
- Solve weight gain issues
- Help Heart problems
- Control of Asthma
- Soothe gastrointestinal problems
🧠🧠Simple breath technique: Vagus nerve stimulation occurs when the breath is slowed from our typical 10-14 breaths per minute to 5-7 breaths per minute. You can achieve this by counting the inhalation to 5, hold briefly, and exhale to a count of 10.🙌🏻🤗🧠
💨By increasing the length of your exhale after taking a deep breath, you trigger the vagus nerve to instantly release “vagusstoff” 😂 aka acetylcholine, a stress-busting chemical. It is a self-made tranquilizer!
🧠What we now refer to as acetylcholine or ACh was originally coined “vagusstoff” (German for “vagus substance”)🧠
Tamara Gold, BS-Holistic Nutrition, CBodyTalk, NMT, AMN, RYT, IAYT, AKMI-4, NeuroCoach
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