Episode 113 – Exploring the Vagus Nerve: A Journey Through the Mind-Body Axis – Raw & Real Talk with Sara Lodge, Holistic Nutritionist

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In today’s episode of the Inspiration2grow podcast, I have Sara Lodge as my guest. Sara is a registered holistic nutritionist and the owner of Sara Lodge Nutrition.

She specializes in the Brain-Gut Connection: how the state of your mental health can impact your gut health, and vice versa.

In her practice, she helps people gain clarity between these two aspects of their lives so they can find a refreshing balance between them. Not only does Sara provide nutritional science and customized protocols, but also healthy lifestyle practices like meditation and yoga as well as journaling, breath work, and support from myself and others in the community.

I’m super excited to have her with us today to talk about her two favourite topics to educate on: the brain-gut connection and the vagus nerve.

You will learn more about:

-> how the gut-brain axis affects human health
-> the role of our microbiome
-> lifestyle and dietary changes we can make to improve our gut-brain connection
-> how the vagus nerve functions, what triggers and stimulates it
-> how we can keep our vagus nerve happy
-> the SURPRISE GIFT Sara Lodge offers all listeners

Connect with Sara Lodge:
Website: ⁠https://www.saralodgenutrition.com/⁠
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Gift from Sara -> Free 5-Day Brain/Gut Meal Plan -> Here’s the link: ⁠https://view.flodesk.com/pages/635ed8888d1a1ae7948da1a1⁠

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3 Ways to Leverage the Mind-Body Connection for Fitness

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Welcome to Episode 90 of the Inspiration2grow podcast, the show to follow for optimizing your health through mindset, nutrition and exercise.  I like to refer to it as the trifecta of wellness.

In today’s episode I am going talk about the origins of this concept – mind-body connection, how powerful mind-body connection is and how we can leverage this connection in our fitness efforts.  Get ready to be inspired, friends. 

Where the mind goes, the body follows.

Your mind is stronger, much stronger in fact, that your body. All commands must come from your brain before your body responds. Your brain is in charge of your body, not the other way around. If you think in your mind, I am tired, it hurts, or I can’t do it then that is exactly how your body is going to respond.

The mind is a powerful force, capable of dictating our physical actions and influencing our behavior in ways that are both positive and negative.

The concept of the mind determining what the body does is an intriguing one, and it has been studied extensively in recent years. The idea is that our minds can dictate our physical actions, to the point where they can even override our body’s natural desires and needs.

The concept of the mind-body connection has been around for centuries. Ancient philosophers such as Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates were some of the first to explore this idea, and they suggested that the mind should be in control of the body. In modern times, the concept has been further studied and developed into what is now known as “mind-body medicine”.

This type of medicine seeks to bridge the gap between the physical and psychological aspects of health, by recognizing that the body and mind are connected and that one can influence the other. In order to understand how the mind determines what the body does, it is important to understand the various ways that the mind can affect the body.

The first way is through direct conscious control. This is when we make conscious choices or decisions that affect our physical actions, such as choosing to exercise or eat healthy food.

Another way that the mind can control the body is through the subconscious. This is when we make choices without even realizing it, such as when we make decisions based on emotions or past experiences.

Finally, the mind can influence the body through the power of suggestion. This is when we are influenced by the beliefs, thoughts, and opinions of those around us, or by the media. It is also important to understand that the mind can have both a positive and negative effect on the body.

On the positive side, the mind can be used to motivate us to take action, to stay focused and motivated, and to achieve our goals.

On the negative side, the mind can be used to create unhealthy habits and negative thought patterns, which can lead to physical ailments such as depression, anxiety, and illness.

The concept of the mind controlling the body has been used in many different areas of medicine, including physical therapy, sports psychology, and addiction treatment. In physical therapy, the mind is used to help patients overcome physical limitations or injuries by using mental imagery and visualization techniques. In sports psychology, the mind is used to help athletes improve their performance by focusing on positive thoughts and visualization.

Finally, in addiction treatment, the mind is used to help individuals break their addiction by teaching them to recognize their triggers and to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Overall, the idea that the mind determines what the body does is an intriguing one and it is something that has been studied extensively in recent years.

There is evidence to suggest that the mind can be used to influence our physical actions and that it can have both positive and negative effects on our health and wellbeing.
The mind body connection is a powerful tool for achieving fitness goals as well.

By leveraging the power of the mind to influence the body, you can reach a new level of fitness and become the best version of yourself.

Today I am just going to scratch the surface of this topic and I intend to go into it in more detail in future episodes, but I will briefly explain how to leverage the mind body connection for fitness and how it can be used to achieve lasting results. The mind body connection is the idea that the mind and body are connected in a way that can influence each other.

This means that when the mind is in a healthy state, the body can achieve its maximum potential.

On the other hand, when the mind is in an unhealthy state, the body can suffer as a result. The key to leveraging the mind body connection for fitness is to understand how the mind and body interact and use that knowledge to create a positive experience for both. The first step to leveraging the mind body connection for fitness is to understand the different components of physical fitness.

Physical fitness can be broken down into four key components: strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance. Each component of physical fitness has its own set of mental and physical challenges.

Once you understand the components of physical fitness, you can begin to identify areas where you can focus on improving your mental and physical fitness. The next step is to create a mental fitness plan. This plan should include activities that are designed to help you develop a healthy mental state. Examples of activities include yoga, meditation, journaling, and visualization.  All of these activities help to create a relaxed environment in which the mind can work to improve physical fitness. Once you have created a mental fitness plan, the next step is to start implementing it. This will involve making changes to your lifestyle and diet. Eating healthy, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly are all important components of physical fitness.

Making these changes will help you to create an environment that is conducive to achieving physical fitness goals. Finally, you should focus on developing a positive attitude towards physical fitness. This means cultivating a sense of self-confidence, self-discipline, and self-esteem.

Through this, you will be able to stay motivated and continue to push yourself towards your fitness goals. In conclusion, the mind body connection is a powerful tool for achieving fitness goals. By understanding the different components of physical fitness, creating a mental fitness plan, and cultivating a positive attitude towards physical fitness, you can take advantage of this powerful connection and reach a new level of fitness.

By leveraging the power of the mind body connection, you can become the best version of yourself. By understanding the various ways that the mind can affect the body, it is possible to use this knowledge to our advantage and to make positive changes in our lives.

I’d like to wrap up today’s podcast with a quote from Ryan Holiday, “Where the head goes, the body follows. Perception precedes action. Right action follows the right perspective.”

My hope is that you start to implement some of the ideas, tips and strategies that I talk about and I would love to know which ones have been beneficial for you personally.

I would also like to invite you to become part of the Inspiration2grow community on Facebook.  The group name is: Inspiration2grow for Female Goal-getters.  It is meant to be a community of like-minded women who want to grow strong from the inside out.  There will be journalling prompts, nutrition and fitness tips, exercises to try, encouraging conversations among the community and lots more.  So, be sure to join this group for support, new ideas and the necessary rocket fuel to propel your health and wellness to new heights.

But before you look up today’s show notes or before you join us on Facebook, I would be very grateful if you could leave a review of my podcast.  A favourable one, I hope!  This way it will be shown to more listeners and the messages shared on this show could possibly reach more people who need it – with your help.

And remember…

You owe it to yourself to take care of yourself, show up for yourself and become the best version of YOU.

In case you haven’t heard it yet today, let me be the first to tell you…

You are incredible, capable and your potential is limitless.  Never forget that I believe in you 100%.  Now, go out there and show the world what you are truly made of.

I hope to have inspired you to grow.

Til next time,
Lisa  xoxo