myFM: The vagus nerve

by Lianne Phillipson October 06, 2021

myFM: The vagus nerve

No, I'm not talking about the nerves that you’d feel if you hit the tables in Las Vegas, but the 10th cranial nerve that’s attached to your brain. This important nerve is responsible for so much includingthe correlation with digestion and gut health, including, heartburn, reflux, GERD, SIBO, and IBS, overall healing, mental health, sleep issues including insomnia, dizziness, vitamin B12 deficiency, chronic inflammation, and weight loss issues. Pretty much everyone who comes to me for a consultation falls into that category, so there’s a lot to know about this, so much so we couldn’t fit it into just one episode. 


Could this nerve have something to do with the unexplained or unresolved health issues that you’re dealing with? It’s possible.  


You gotta know that there are nerves all over our body, but what you might need to hear again after your high school biology class, is that we have a sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, andthevagus nerve is part of the parasympathetic system. This is the system that supports us inchilling out. Centering. Calming ourselves. As well as digesting our food, having a healthy reproductive system, and healing. 


What can you do to help this nerve and all that it is attached to? 


I have a list for you, but do listen to both episodes because there’s the foundation that will help you understand what’s going on, but know that there are four different breathing techniques, meditation, humming and singing because your vagus nerve runs through your throat area, and of course a wholefoods diet, Mediterranean seems to support the most and taking Magnesium Bis Glycinate and Liposomal Liquid B complex

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