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On this episode of HealthMade Radio, Dr. Michael Karlfeldt interviews Dr. Eva Detko. She shares her story and wisdom as it relates to autoimmunity and provides tangible ways to start addressing these unseen but very real, emotional, and physical toxins. It is essential to understand the role of the vagus nerve in our overall health. There are twelve cranial nerves, and the vagus nerve is the longest and most complex of these. The vagus nerve is part of the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system’s two components are the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) and the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS). The SNS is involved in the “fight or flight” response, while the PNS is known as the “rest and digest” (tissue repair, digestion, detoxification) system. The vagus nerve is part of the PNS. If this nerve is dysfunctional, then a lot of our body will be dysfunctional. Without question, chronic stress is the main factor that can harm vagus nerve function. 

How Does The Vagus Nerve Affect The Immune System?

As for how the vagus nerve affects the immune system, there are a few different ways. First of all, it innervates the immune organs, including the spleen, thymus, and gut. There is a good amount of research on the gut-brain axis, and the vagus nerve plays a vital role in this communication. The low vagal tone has been associated with numerous conditions involving the pancreas and gut, including irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, SIBO, and digestion. 

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More About Dr. Eva Detko

Dr. Eva Detko, Ph.D., natural health specialist, discusses her nearly two decades of work studying and treating medical problems that have physiological and psychological/emotional elements. Dr. Detko has immersed herself in the study and treatment of complex medical conditions. She utilizes a balanced approach that incorporates multiple methods, from psychology and hypnotherapy, mindfulness, Havening Techniques, and NLP, and nutritional therapy. The Ph.D. discusses how her own medical history motivated her to help others with their medical issues. After being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and fibromyalgia, Dr. Detko knew that she would have to find her own way back to optimum health, as she was not satisfied with the traditional medical options offered. Dr. Detko integrated nutrition and biochemistry, psychology and psychotherapy, and plant medicine in an effort to heal herself. Through her study and experimentation, she was able to find her way back to good health! She now shares this knowledge with her patients who are suffering from complex medical problems. She shares a holistic approach to health combining: Clinical Hypnotherapy, Nutritional Therapy, Behavioral Psychology, and, where required, Fitness Conditioning.

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