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FROM OBESITY TO EPILEPSY, ONE NERVE MAY LEAD TO MANY CURES

You've probably never heard of the vagus nerve before. But you really should. The longest of the twelve cranial nerves in the human body, the vagus nerve is promiscuous as far as biological entities go: It travels from the brain stem down all the way down into the abdomen, getting involved in lots of involuntary functions-keeping your heart pumping, your lungs breathing, and your intestines digesting.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The vagus nerve is the neural gateway from the gut to the brain.  Maintaining a healthy gut is the best way to maintain a healthy brain and that includes control of appetite.

 

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