The vagus nerve connects your brain to many organs throughout the body, including the heart, lungs and stomach. Stimulating this all-important nerve has been shown to help treat a wide variety of health conditions, including depression, anxiety and GI distress. The nerve is connected to your vocal cords and the muscles at the back of your throat, so it’s easy to give it a little loving care – and settle an anxious stomach – by singing, humming, chanting or gargling for 45 seconds.
One of the easiest ways to foster joy and good health: tailoring your clothes to your unique needs. When deciding what to wear, consider the radiant energy of the colors in your closet. Each one has an effect on your body, and color therapy has been used for centuries in the treatment of disease and injury. Anxious? Pick a blue top, which promotes tranquility and calmness. Sad? Add a pop of yellow. The sunny color has been shown to boost cheer. Grieving? Choose pink, which can help heal sadness and loss.