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-to-stop-hiccups) 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/finger-pulse-longevity/) and Slow Your Beating Heart: Beans vs. Exercise (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/slow-beating-heart-beans-vs-exercise/).
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-the-lead-out/)). So though traditional healing methods may offer a plethora of insights, they still need to be put to the test.
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