Manage episode 294648797 series 2910183
Whether or not you have heard of the Vagus Nerve prior, prepare to have your mind blown. For such a big and important topic, I’ve brought in the powerhouse, Dr. Eva Detko. Dr Detko is a natural healthcare practitioner, author and speaker who has studied natural medicine and the human mind for over 20 years. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of human physiology, biochemistry, nutritional sciences and bioenergetics. Having successfully recovered from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, and reversed Hashimoto's thyroiditis, she’s well equipped. I was drawn to her no nonsense approach to healing and her strong focus on the Vagus Nerve as a pathway. The Vagus Nerve and the Polyvagul Theory codifies the inner workings of body's stress response systems. The vagus nerve is involved in anxiety and fear responses, ties right into the nervous system, prevents inflammation, aids breathing, but wait- there’s more- it also controls your heart rate, and connects the gut brain and the brain brain. There’s even a pretty new treatment of Vagus nerve stimulation which uses bioelectronics to treat a variety of conditions such as severe depression, and epileptic seizures. Through understanding this we are able to identify imbalances before they progress into disease, and if we are experiencing disease we are given ways to treat at the root cause.