The Vagus nerve. Did you know that stimulation of this nerve triggers off all your digestive processes, helping you digest and absorb nutrients better and avoid bloating, reflux and indigestion. You can trigger it using bitter foods such as rocket or by deep breathing. If you are having significant digestive issues, your Naturopath can prescribe herbs that trigger the Vagus nerve. Cool huh?
vagus nerve damage: I had blunt force abdominal trauma that ruptured my stomach and lower esophagus and required a partial gastrectomy in 2010. I still have trouble with digestion and eating can be annoying. "Bites-n-Sips" all day long helps but is not convenient.
Gastroparesis as a Cause of Vitamin B-12 Deficiency
Gastroparesis is a condition in which stomach muscles do not function normally, which prevents your stomach from emptying properly. Gastroparesis is caused by damage to the vagus nerve, which controls stomach muscles. Gastroparesis is a common complication of diabetes and stomach surgeries such as gastrectomy. If you have gastroparesis, you are...