Andrea Nakayama had a fascinating interview on the 15 Minute Matrix with Dr. Navaz Habib. The interview covers the role of vagus nerve stimulation in helping to resolve many of our chronic illnesses. Who would have guessed that humming, chanting, gargling and other throat clearing exercises could help stimulate the vagus nerve? Functional Medicine scores again! But way before Functional Medicine were ancient practices of chanting, yoga, and other methods aimed at vagal nerve stimulation, etc.
The vagus nerve provides communication between our brain and many organs in our body. It is our hall monitor! When it is not stimulated, things go awry and symptoms of illness occur. Who knew? Dr. Habib has a new book: Activate Your Vagus Nerve.