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What's the "Vagus" Nerve all about???


So what is the "Vagus nerve" . . . and why is it sooooooo important to optimal health . . . our digestion . . . small intestine . . . and our "migrating motor complex" system???


Well . . . the "vagus nerve" . . . is the "main" nerve of the "parasympathetic" nervous system.


And this system . . . controls specific body function such as digestion . . . heart rate . . . and immune system . . . to mention just a few.


Now . . . the "vagus nerve" . . . carries "sensory" information from our internal organs . . . back to the "brain" . . .


And this is the "communication highway" . . . between the "gut" and the "brain" . . .


Thus . . . the "GUT/BRAIN" connection . . .


Now . . . there are 12 pairs of "cranial nerves" in the body . . . with the "vagus" nerve being number 10.


And this pair of nerves . . . run down each side of the body . . . from the base of the skull . . . to the lower part of the abdomen.


They play a "crucial" role in GI (gastrointestinal) functions like . . . food intake, digestion and GI barrier . . .


And this barrier . . . "prevents" the passage of "harmful entities" including foreign antigens, microorganisms (bad bacteria) . . . and their toxins (ethanol) . . . into the body.


So "IF" this nerve is working "CORRECTLY" . . . these are the functions that it's responsible for . . .


Brain - controls anxiety and mood

Eyes - activates tear production

Ears - activates sound stimulation and if "NOT" working correctly . . . we will have "vertigo" and/or "hearing loss" and "tinnitus"

Nose - regulates the sinuses and our sense of smell

Mouth and Tongue - controls ability to taste and saliva production

Face - controls muscles in the face

Throat and Esophagus - controls muscle movement to push food down to the stomach

Heart - controls heart rate and blood pressure (stabilizes them)

Lungs - when the lungs expand during normal shallow breathing . . . that stimulates the vagus nerve. This nerve now sends a message to the brain to constrict the bronchi, making breathing more difficult . . . therefore . . . making you exhale.

Spleen - helps to reduce inflammation

Pancreas - controls blood sugar balance and digestive enzymes

Liver - controls bile release and detoxification of the body

Gallbladder - control bile release to breakdown "fat"

Kidneys - promotes general functions including water balance, glucose control and sodium excretion, which help control blood pressure

Bladder - controls voiding urine (so you don't pee in your pants)

Sex Organs - controls fertility and sexual pleasure including orgasms


And finally . . . the "gut" . . .


The "vagus nerve" . . . increases stomach "acidity" to help digest food . . . helps with digestive enzyme production . . . and "STIMULATES" . . . the "MIGRATING MOTOR COMPLEX" system.


So you can clearly see . . . JUST HOW IMPORTANT THIS NERVE IS TO OUR "OPTIMAL HEALTH"!!!!!!!!!!


So tomorrow . . . let's continue


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