Ways To Stimulate The Vagus Nerve: Part 1

1) Cold Showers Start with dipping your face in cold water. Progress to a scottish shower where you finish with a cold shower.  You can work yourself up to taking complete cold showers. 2) Singing or Chanting Humming, mantra chanting, hymn singing, and upbeat energetic singing all increase Heart Rate Variability.  Singing has been found [...]

By | May 21st, 2018|Blogroll|0 Comments

Vagus Nerve

The vagus nerve is part of the parasympathetic nervous system, referred to as the rest-and-digest system. The word vagus means “wanderer,” because it wanders all over the body to various important organs. The vagus nerve is largely responsible for the mind-body connection since the vagus nerve reaches the brain, gut (intestines, stomach), heart, liver, pancreas, [...]

By | May 14th, 2018|Blogroll|0 Comments

Right Brain versus Left Brain

Last week we talked about the lobes of the brain. This week lets focus on what each side of the brain does. Right Brain Artistic Holistic thinking Rhythm Intuition Creativity & Imagination Visualization Non-verbal communication Tune of songs Daydreaming Digital Symbolic Order Rational Random Big picture Sees color Left handed control Emotional Spatial [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Blogroll|0 Comments

Merits of a Cold Water Plunge

Taking a cold water plunge has many health benefits. Chief among these benefits is improved lymphatic circulation.  Given that your lymph fluid doesn’t have a central pump, your lymphatic system relies primarily on muscle contraction.  If you don’t adequately exercise, your lymph fluid stagnates and toxins build up.  Cold water immersion causes your lymph vessels [...]

By | April 26th, 2018|Blogroll|0 Comments

Pau d’arco Tea

Pau d’arco hails from South America specifically the rainforest of brazil where it is known as the divine tree. It has been used to treat a wide range of conditions. There are reports of medicinal uses of pau d’arco tea dating back to 1873. Pau d’arco tea contains several compounds, including quinoids, benzenoids and flavonoids. [...]

By | April 16th, 2018|Blogroll|0 Comments

Managing Diabetes vs Reversing Diabetes

Blue Light Spectrum What is the fuss over artificial light? Modern technology is our Achilles heel. Our current lifestyle is surrounded by computers, TVs, iPhones, Ipads, tablets, LED and halogen lights etc. Research shows an average human spends 6-7 hours using electronics and even longer in artificial light. Artificial light is still a relatively new [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Blogroll|0 Comments

Managing Diabetes vs Reversing Diabetes

The statistics on type 2 diabetes are staggering and unfortunately getting worse instead of better. From 1980 to 2012, diabetes has quadrupled. According to the CDC’s Diabetes Report Card, “If this trend continues, as many as one out of every three adults in the United States could have diabetes by 2050”. All of this is [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Blogroll|0 Comments

Avoid Feeling Guilty after the Holidays with these Victorious tips

Avoid the holiday and new year’s guilt-trip this year by focusing on success rather than failure. Below we give you a different perspective on getting through the holidays so you can maintain a healthy lifestyle and not feel like you have to set yourself up to fail. Set Yourself up for Success Living a healthy lifestyle [...]

By | December 21st, 2017|Blogroll|0 Comments

Inflammation The Good and the Bad

Acute inflammation is a healthy part of your body’s defense system. You need it to manage injury, infection, and the healing process. On the other hand, excess, long-term, or chronic inflammation is a major cause of disease in the modern world. Modern health science pays careful attention to signs that your body is in an [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Blogroll|0 Comments

Metabolic Conditioning Exercise

Most people who want to burn fat and lose weight falsely assume that going to the gym and doing traditional aerobic exercise, like jogging on the treadmill, is the best way to see results. But recent research is proving that long distance cardiovascular exercise is NOT the fastest way to burn fat and lose weight. [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Blogroll|0 Comments