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Gargle Your Way to Good Health

by Shelley Butler, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach I have a self care tip for you that you may want to add to your daily routine, and it's basically free! Try gargling!  It may be something you do when you feel like you are coming down with a sore throat, but gargling has other health benefits you may not know about. Gargling stimulates the vagus nerve, which is the nerve that connects the brain to the gut.  It sits right next to the jugular vein.  The vagus nerve is responsible for motility in the intestines, which helps "move" your bowels.  If you suffer from constipation or poor digestion, you may want to consider stimulating the vagus nerve.  The vagus nerve also helps release stomach acid and digestive enzymes, helps...