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Diets matter

Many vaccine-injured are finding that they develop food sensitivities or allergic reactions that they have never experienced previously. Others may find that certain foods trigger flares in symptoms or generally add to not feeling well.

There are two different diets that have been found to be useful by some injured and are worth investigating. These are the anti-inflammatory diet and low-histamine diet. There are many apps and web resources for these. Many injured protocols are also suggesting fasting as an option.

As everyone is different, there may also be value in keeping a food diary so that you can track whether certain foods have an impact on your symptoms.


The information provided is for educational purposes only and does not substitute professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to activities or diet.

Nerves matter

Heard of the vagus nerve? Neither had we…

The vagus nerve is the main component of the parasympathetic nervous system. It acts to counterbalance the fight or flight system and can trigger a relaxation response in our body. It is one of the most important multi-functional nerves in the body and is responsible for a wide variety of bodily functions including heart rate, digestion, sweating and speech amongst others.

Stimulating or reseting the vagus nerve has been shown to:

  • Regulate emotion
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Lower your heart rate
  • Reduce inflammation

Many injured have found these very simple exercises helpful during their recovery.

Ventral vagus nerve resets

Stimulating the vagus nerve

Minds matter

One of the hardest parts of being injured is that many of the things we did previously to manage stress or to bring us joy are no longer available, or are of detriment to us.

What brings one person joy, stress relief or comfort will be different to another, but here are some of the things that other injured people have found useful.

The trick is to keep an open mind and try out things that you may not have even considered before. Never tried Yoga Nidra? Now might be the time to give it a go…

Create a “loves list”

Write down all the things that you love that you can still do. Do at least one of these things every day.

Facilitating movement

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