Episode 37

A Tour of the Vagal Nerve with Dr Adrian Lopresti


September 10th, 2019

44 mins 27 secs

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About this Episode

Take a trip down the vagal nerve with Nathan Rose and his guest Dr. Adrian Lopresti as they wander the landscape of strategies to stimulate this infamous pathway. Dr. Lopresti is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice, and senior researcher at Murdoch University with a host of published articles under his belt.

  • Vagal nerve 101 (2:00)
  • The relationship between heart rate variability (HRV) and vagal nerve activity (4:13)
  • Dive into strategies to stimulate the vagal nerve (9:47)
  • Take a breath for the vagal nerve (13:15)
  • Why exercise is a useful tool (16:52)
  • A spotlight on nutrients & diet (20:00)
  • Is bioavailability of curcumin the be-all and end-all? (25:13)
  • The current landscape on mood enhancing probiotics (29:16)
  • Lopresti shares his thoughts on supporting HRV and vagal tone in clinical practice (36:09)
  • Delve into Lopresti’s world – an update on research in action (38:40)