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Repair your vagus nerve and experience amazing health and wellness benefits

Your vagus nerve is the largest and most important nerve in your body. It carries messages to and from your brain, gut, heart, and other major muscles and organs. However, common issues like inflammation, stress, or physical trauma can interfere with the nerve's ability to function. Luckily, there are tons of quick-and-easy ways to activate and exercise the nerve, strengthening its function and restoring your body to good health. Packed with easy-to-follow exercises and activities, this book will show you how to unlock the power of the vagus nerve to heal your body and get back to a state of balance.

©2019 Navaz Habib (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Marcia T. Pinna
  • 24-11-19

This Guy’s voice is insanely annoying

Who the hell is the reader... its sooooo bad I really want the information in this book but this reader is actually making it harder to understand. The inflection is just off

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-10-19

Elton John? & Great book

When he was talking about the effects of listening to Mozart, the bit about Mozart seemed to conclude and then the words “Elton John” were spoken as it that was the title of a new section. After that, the book continued without any further information or mention of Elton John. I loved this book and read it because I have IBS-C. My colon doesn’t move! After 5 minutes breathing for the last 4 nights, my colon has done its job 4 days in a row (inconceivable!!!) I will do more exercises but I definitely think this is a fruitful path for me. Thank you for writing this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-10-19

Such a Great Discovery I am Ready to Be Healed!

Such great insight on what the vague nerve is responsible and how it affects all parts of our body . This is an awesome listen and the narrator was very articulate and has such a refreshing voice. I am listening again!

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  • Margaret Miller
  • 05-02-20

"Put the Pieces Together for Me"

This book helped synthesize a bigger picture for me as to why things like cryo/cold-therapy, breathing exercises, music, laughter, yoga/Pilates, etc are said to be important for improving HRV and thus long term health, but I didn't understand how or why about the whole Sympathetic/Para-sympathetic nervous system works...the author does that in Ch.15.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-11-19

Eye Opening

Great book with a ton of valuable information. I was totally clueless about the Vagus Nerve prior to reading this book. It is a must read.

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  • Elan Sun Star
  • 16-08-19

incredible insights and practical data.

I think this is the bet book I have ever encountered on this subject and its related states of mind and body Thank you for a brilliant review of the essential functions the vagus nerve.

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  • fitwriter
  • 14-04-20

Complete, relevant, organized info

Exactly what it promises to be. Not sure yet but hoping there’s a PDF download of lists - written form of the suggested exercises, or else I’ll have to go way back and take notes. But, good book.

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  • Gretchen Eisentrager
  • 10-01-20

Chapter on how to heal very thorough

The skills list was exactly what I wanted given my previous studies on vagus nerve. This very important for trauma work with clients in mental health services.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-09-20

not what i expected

Contained significant advertising and was not up to the type of book i was looking for.

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  • oaf
  • 15-01-20

Activate Your Vagus Nerve

Nice read. I'll read this again and take notes in certain chapters. I liked the discussion on biochem.

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  • 25-07-19

Loved it

Loved it. Made sence of what we feel. Great things to work on as well

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  • raoul
  • 11-08-19

The forward alone was enough to return this book.

The forward smacks of a cheesy infomercial. The book itself even has advertisements to a product and promo codes to purchase it. Utterly nauseating.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-08-19

I’m not sure on the quality of the science

There is an overall overview of human biomechanics which takes up most of the book with only a short chapter at the end with any sort of advice. I’m not 100% sure that everything in that overview is accurate, there are some very general conclusions about some aspects of the workings of the body. Don’t use this book as an introduction to medicine, I would say. There is a tendency to bring EVERYTHING back to the vagus nerve when that may not be the case. There are many things that can impact heart rate variability and the length of time it takes to process food. State of thyroid function for example. Overall advice such as exposure to cold are not a cure all for everybody, especially people with an already stressed nervous system. And ‘make sure you tai chi analyse your space’? Really...

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  • F Richardson
  • 07-11-19

dont bother

Awful really badly put together. You can find all this information in about 10 mins on Google.

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  • Alex Robert Miller
  • 19-08-19

Loved it

Very informative, easy to listen to considering the informational content, extremely interesting and eye opening.

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  • Stella B
  • 09-08-19

Hugely informative and genuine self help book

I listened to this book via audio and couldn’t wait to listen to the next part. Few people know about the vagus nerve and it’s huge impact on the our overall health, including medical professionals it would seem. Dr Habib gives the best explanation of vasovagal syncope I’ve heard and provides many light bulb moments as your understanding of the functions of the vagus nerve develops. I’ll be listening again and taking many notes as well as making the vagus nerve a theme within my Yoga classes. Thank you DrHabib.

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  • Ruth Mukasa
  • 16-09-20

Heavy bit of unnecessary information

It's a great book for someone who truly wants to understand the science behind the function of the vagus nerve prior to how to activate, however I wasn't too interested in that as I had gathered enough information to understand why it was vital to maintain. Most of the useful parts for me were at the end, however I'd recommend people listen to it if this is their first point of reference. Lots of great advice at the end however!

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  • S. Shah
  • 27-09-19

Top information!

Top information well worth reading\ listening too. Much information is conveyed in an interesting way.

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  • mummya
  • 19-09-19

This is good sound advice

The book was easy to listen to, informative and really well presented. Definitely a nerve to get to know!!!

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  • Alasdair D. E. Rennie
  • 05-09-19

Essential reading

Essential reading for anyone who cares about their own or their families health. Based on facts, with practical solutions.

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  • Florian
  • 16-09-19

Excellent content easy to listen to.

Excellent content easy to listen to. Very informative. Would recommend to anyone interested in their overall understanding of the human body.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-11-20

not at all what I was expecting or wanted

struggled through the book, so much information about the nerve and not much more about how to help yourself.