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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is about how the Vagas nerve impacts the voice. This is Part 2, by guest podcaster Jackie Warner, who is a Functional Medicine practitioner. Listen to this podcast to find ways to reduce chronic stress, balance and nurture the body, and strengthen vagal tone. 

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Find the author of this episode, Jackie Warner, and her wellness services at Thrive Health and Wellness Clinic, Nolensville, Tennessee.

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Stress and its impact on the body
  • Balancing two parts of the autonomic nervous system: The sympathetic (fight or flight) and the parasympathetic (the brakes).
  • Stress response signals, adrenaline rush
  • What happens when stress becomes distress
  • Symptoms of adrenal overdrive or depletion
  • Jackie's 4 steps to reset your stress response to heal anxiety

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Very special thanks to our expert Jackie Warner for writing the article that I (Judy) am narrating for this episode. She is a board-certified nurse practitioner in family practice and functional medicine. Combining her diagnosis and treatment-based experience in hospital care with a functional medicine approach to identifying and eliminating the underlying causes of disease and dysfunction is Jackie’s passion, and her Thrive Health & Wellness Clinic, located in Nolensville, Tennessee, is its expression.

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is about how the Vagas nerve impacts the voice. This is Part 1, by guest podcaster Leah Grams Johnson. Listen to this podcast to find ways you can improve your vagal - vocal connection to benefit both! It contains a great reason to sing.

This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . Subscribe and don't miss an episode... and please leave a review where you like to listen! REVIEWS ARE MUCH NEEDED and APPRECIATED!

If you’d like more information on developing, increasing and protecting your vocal health, signup for my newsletter and get my 5 page vocal health report. See the signup box at www.judyrodman.com

Suggestions covered in this episode include:

  • Ways to stimulate your vagas nerve
  • How this far-reaching nerve rules the autonomic nervous system
  • How relaxed (non-threatened) versus fight-or-flight (fear) signals affect the voice
  • Where the vagas nerve physically touches that impacts the voice.

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

Many thanks to Leah Grams Johnson for researching, writing and narrating this Part 1. 
Leah is a singer-songwriter hailing from the coast of Northern California. Her unique take on Country and Contemporary Folk music has resonated with fans of all musical backgrounds nationwide. She is also an accomplished horsewoman and loves to do yoga!

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