Trending News

Blog Post

Stress and Relaxation, Video

Biohacks for a Calmer, Happier, More Focused You (Video)

Biohacks for a Calmer, Happier, More Focused You (Video)

Share this post

Meet your new best friend – your vagus nerve.

Through simple biohacks, we can use our bodies to affect our mood, focus, and productivity.

In this video, naturopathic physician Dr. Erica Zelfand introduces the vagus nerve – a nerve that travels from the head to the throat, heart, lungs, kidneys, digestive tract, and even our sex organs. In each of these locations on its way through our body, it plays an important role in balancing the fight-or-flight and rest-and-digest branches of the autonomic nervous system. She then introduces the concepts of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and polyvagal theory in a fun and easy-to-follow way. Dr. Zelfand also offers guidelines on how to use body-based activities like diaphragmatic breathing, laughter, alcohol cessation, and forest bathing to cultivate a calmer, happier, more focused version of yourself.


The information provided is for educational purposes only. Consult your physician or healthcare provider if you have specific questions before instituting any changes in your daily lifestyle including changes in diet, exercise, and supplement use.

Share this post

Related posts

Immune Support, Stress and Relaxation, Video

How Stress Hurts the Immune System – And What to Do About it (Video)

Stress: it isn’t just in your head. In this video, Dr. Erica Zelfand explains how our bodies respond to stress and how those reactions can wreak havoc on our immunological function, weight, blood sugar, heart health, and overall wellbeing. Topics covered include: the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, the adrenal glands, cortisol, adrenaline, and the effects…

Read more
In The News, Stress and Relaxation

Alcohol and Tylenol Can Be a Deadly Combination

Why taking acetaminophen (paracetamol) for a hangover is a dangerous idea. The over-the-counter pain medication acetaminophen is a surprisingly controversial drug. Sold under the brand name Tylenol in North America and known as paracetamol in other countries, acetaminophen can be taxing to the liver. Acetaminophen is the number one cause of acute liver failure…

Read more