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The Vagal - Vocal Connection Part 2 by Jackie Warner

March 6th, 2018

This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at

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.