Body and Mind Articles


Vagus Enhancing You: Article Sidebar

This post is an article sidebar to "Can Your Vagus Nerve Stimulate Your Business Success?" Unrelated to business (directly) but this is not to be missed information. A mode of action analysis of how the vagus works suggests it works by reducing inflammation (a modern day culprit impacting performance via a number of health issues).

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Can Your Vagus Nerve Stimulate Your Business Success?

Starting with a bit of history – the vagus nerve has appeared in various contexts in earlier articles. Despite these previous articles, a quick summary seems in order, especially since this topic involves so much psychological and physiological context. The vagus nerve is one of 12 cranial nerves – it being the largest. It extends from the brainstem to the abdomen by way of multiple organs, including the heart and lungs.

Gut Check: Do You Know What’s in Yours? Body & Brain Part 4

October 11, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner “Death begins in the colon.” – Most agree that statement comes from a Russian scientist, Élie Metchnikoff, who won The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1908. If nothing else, it highlights (in a macabre fashion I admit) the importance of the gut, or second brain,...

Is Your Gut the Most Important Part of Your Brain? Body & Brain Part 3

October 8, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner “My guest, Dr. Michael Gershon, believes we have a second brain in the gut. I’ll ask him where he thinks the first one is.” – Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report Let’s start with a 30,000 feet perspective of another brain now, and in the next...

An Exercise in Risky Business: Body & Brain Part 2

October 6, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner           “When you take risks, you are reminded in the most insistent manner that you have a body.” ~ John Coates Some would call this next statement a risk – but I wouldn’t: If the following doesn’t capture your attention around the...

Did You Know You Have Two Brains? Body & Brain: Part 1

October 1, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner “There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Okay, let’s use this to set the stage for following three posts which continue to reflect our Business Brain Model℠ and its premise that it serves as context of how to...

Carbon – Silicon – Plastic

Thoughts can switch our genes on, thus altering our brain structure (and function?). In other words a brain can change its own structure and function. Lest you think I am exaggerating the New York Times described the work reflected in Doidge’s first book as “mind-bending, miracle-making, reality-busting stuff.”