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How to Strengthen the Mind-Body Connection

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Published on Feb 24, 2017

Slow paced breathing at the right frequency can result in a vagal nerve activation, which may have a variety of beneficial effects.

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Isn’t that mind-blowing? What’s happens in vagus need not stay in vagus :)

I talked about other methods for How to Stop Hiccups (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-t...) in my last video and touched on Heart Rate Variability before.

Slowing our pulse down in general may also have beneficial effects. See Finger on the Pulse of Longevity (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/finge...) and Slow Your Beating Heart: Beans vs. Exercise (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/slow-...).

Every time I’m amazed by ancient wisdom I have to remind myself of that video I did on toxic heavy metals (Get the Lead Out (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/get-t...)). So though traditional healing methods may offer a plethora of insights, they still need to be put to the test.

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