Longevity; Telomeres and the Vagus for a long life

Cell division is longevity As an engineer I always want to understand how the components form the whole.   When examining longevity, the components are the cells.  If our cells don’t live long and they stop dividing, then we die young.  …

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Stress; Good, bad and the Vagus nerve

As most people, I have a lot of personal experience from what we commonly perceive as ‘stress’.  It is a word which is notoriously misunderstood and misused in many circumstances.   I sincerely hope that you learn a bit more about…

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Gut and the Vagus Nerve

The gut is back in fashion. The gut with its microbiota (bugs), immune reactions and energy supply is increasingly attracting the attention from serious researchers and investors.  For a long time, it was not really considered a ‘serious’ research area.  …

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Pain and the Vagus Nerve

Whistling is great Vagus based pain medicine The first time I fully understood the connection between pain and the Vagus nerve was when I heard the following story:   A nurse had a 6-year-old boy as her patient.  She needed to…

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Breathing and the Vagus Nerve

The vast majority of people breathe incorrectly.  The main problems with breathing are: we breathe too fastwe breathe too high in the chest.  I am convinced that this ‘faulty breathing’ is a major reason for the current epidemic of stress…

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Anxiety, depression and the Vagus Nerve

Anxiety is in medical terms a feeling (emotion) of fear or tension and the body is reacting with a slight increase of blood pressure, pulse and possibly adrenalin.  In general, it is considered to be some degree of ‘fight or…

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Sleep and the Vagus Nerve

Between 10-20% suffer from insomnia.  A report from Mayo Clinic found that chronic insomnia, long assumed to be psychological problem, is often a breathing problem.   Millions who suffer from insomnia ‘can’t breathe’.  Lack of proper nose-breathing is causing sympathetic activation…

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Inflammation, exercise and the Vagus Nerve (Cholinergic immune system)

Inflammation is the body's immune system's response to an ‘irritant’. This irritant might be bacteria, virus, muscle damage, a foreign object under the skin or mental issues such as depression and chronic stress.    The immediate effect of exercise is that it…

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Sports & HRV – why the VAGUS ECG test is a unique, new and reliable method to measure training and recovery.

This blog is a summary of my Clubhouse room on the 27th of April 2021 (VAGUS rest digest immune room) Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is besides pulse, the most used biometric data in sports.   It is generally used to measure…

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Are you the postdoc who will head our Long Covid Triage study at Karolinska?

Karolinska Institute is hiring a postdoc interested of being in charge of finding cutting edge new methods to diagnose disease with our wearables VAGUS ECG analytics? Karolinska Institute is making a 'Long Covid Triage' study with our VAGUS Smartwatch and…

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10 ways to measure your health with the VAGUS ECG test

VAGUS TEST intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVQc6ZVNfe0 VAGUS ECG - continuous health monitoring three times per day Monitor your health by doing the VAGUS ECG Test 3 times per day – morning, noon and evening.  In the morning (before drinking coffee), users…

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Latest Science on the Vagus Nerve

Clubhouse 17th April 2021, VAGUS Rest Digest Immune Club Google Scholar searches, results (hits): Heart Rate Variability (all time), 2 820 000  (since 2020: 30300) Vagal Tone:  110 000, (since 2020: 7350) Vagus Nerve Stimulation – 234 000  (since 2020,…

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10 ways to activate the Vagus Nerve

From my Clubhouse presentation on 13th April: Controlled breathing with 5 sec inhale / 5 sec exhale as in the VAGUS ECG test Also different types of Longer breathing, for instance pranayama with holding breathCold Water – splash on the…

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Pressrelease: VAGUS ECG app for Apple Watch

For immediate release, Cambridge 8th March 2021 Vagus ECG: A new use case for Apple Watch Electrocardiogram (ECG) Vagus Health launches a ground breaking stress and health monitoring app Based on seven years of research in Cambridge (UK) and Helsinki…

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Findings from 3000 Vagus ECG Tests

Summary: The 'Vagus ECG Test' results can be divided into 4 general groups according to a 'Pulse/Breathing Vagus Matrix' classification: Group A) The majority of our users have a good Respiratory Sinus Arrythmia (RSA in average above 80), whereby the pulse…

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Article co-authored with Deepak Chopra

San Francisco Chronicle, May 11th 2020 https://www.sfgate.com/opinion/chopra/article/Self-Care-the-Vagus-Nerve-and-COVID-19-15260767.php Self-Care, the Vagus Nerve, and COVID-19 Deepak Chopra, Special to SFGate Published 1:35 am PDT, Monday, May 11, 2020 By Deepak Chopra, MD and Gustaf Kranck, M.Sc. There is widespread awareness of the wellness movement in this…

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Studies show that the Vagus Nerve is key to COVID-19.

Nicotine receptors in the Vagus Nerve are central to the disease progress. When last week (21st of April), the French study about smoking and COVID-19 was published – many became upset because its conclusions were counterintuitive to what people wanted…

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Nicotine – a Vagus nerve stimulant – is found to relieve Coronavirus symptoms

To prevent hoarding, the French government yesterday ordered limitations on the purchasing of nicotine patches. According to a Pasteur Institute study, nicotine was found to help against Coronavirus. This is not a ‘Trump science’.  It is research results by the…

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Coronavirus lesson 1 for the future: There is no ‘guaranteed’ healthcare. We must be better prepared for taking care of ourselves at home.

It is obvious that the world has changed.    The first pandemic in ‘modern times’ is ravaging our basic presumption of how secure life is.   I will not go into all the details but instead look at one area – our…

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Our Coronavirus (COVID-19) crowd sourced open data study – press release

Press Release: Crowd sourced open data collection study of pre- and post Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection measurements with a hand-to-hand ECG smartwatch.    Vagus.co – the Cambridge (UK) based ECG smartwatch manufacturer – is launching a crowd sourcing open data study to…

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Book Review: Vagus Books

Book Review by the Vagus nerve: Basics of how and what. I am an agnostic about religion and reading.  I try to read everything my mind needs.  Long serious scientific books and at times trivial historical adventure novels.  They both…

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Vagus ECG Watch Letter 1: Basics

Our watch and hand-to-hand ECG development It fascinates me that companies like Apple, Samsung, Fitbit, Huawei, Verily and most other smartwatch-makers seem to miss ‘the point’ on why and how to use a hand-to-hand ECG.  Their visions and innovations are…

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Nerve Explorer 1

The first 100 Vagus Watches are launched with a one year free 'nerve explorer' package. This is a expanded data access and diagnostics service package. With this the user is able to use an interface to download raw ECG data.…

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Vagus Stimulation helps against diabetes

It has long been considered obvious that the vagus nerve and diabetes are closely linked but finding a method to stimulate the vagus nerve to relieve diabetes has been difficult. I am happy to see that Galvani Bioelectronics is doing…

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