Balancing the Vagus Nerve
A 15 year Clinical Research Study
By Lee-Anne MacLeod
Specialist Level 6 Kinesiologist, Australia
IASK Board Member
The Vagus Nerve is considered the ‘reset button’ for the flight / fight / freeze reflex, also our stress / hyper-arousal response, as it blocks the hormone cortisol along with other inflammatory and oxidising agents which deteriorate the brain and body, ageing us. This helps us build resilience and supports to all levels of our health.
According to Orthomolecular Health, a properly balanced Vagus Nerve supports our being and body as follows:
- Acts to turn down allergic responses
- Helps overcome depression and anxiety
- Turns on neurogenesis, helping our brains sprout new cells and sharpens our memory
- Helps us to reduce high blood pressure
- Blocks systemic (body-wide) inflammation – a major factor behind poor health and fights inflammatory disease
- Digestive System regulation
- Helps us sleep better
- Raises levels of human growth hormone (HTH)
- Helps overcome insulin resistance
- Affects our overall ability to live longer, healthier and more energetic lives
- Helps maintain our mitochondria – a key to maintaining optimal energy levels and protecting DNA and RNA
After clinically researching and working with the Vagus Nerve since 2005, I have found that people who have well Balanced and maintained Vagus Nerves, have better self-regulation, are more positively motivated emotionally and rarely succumb to stress.
Join me on a inspiring journey as we balance the Vagus Nerve together.