191: The Power of the Vagus Nerve: Unlocking Your Body’s Natural Healing Mechanism

Date Aired: May 23, 2023 // Guest: Courtney Bursich + Dr. Chris Motley

Episode Description:

Our ability to adapt to stress in a healthy way relies on our ability to train our habits and consistently surrender. In this interview, Dr. Motley and Courtney Bursich take a deep dive into stress and how it is communicated and processed in our bodies.
Other topics discussed:

  • How to remind your body to listen to itself
  • Why kids have nervous system related conditions
  • How hormones are made
  • How the body prioritizes certain hormones based on the presence of stress
  • Symptoms of nervous system dysregulation
  • Why we are a gallbladder and liver dominant society
  • How overwhelm and frustration are correlated to your liver and gallbladder
  • How to train your stress management habits
  • EFT tapping, NET, and brain work

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More About The Guests

Courtney Bursich
Courtney Bursich is an AADP Board Certified Health Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner.  She has an obsession with knowing the body and finding the best ways to beat disease and live our best lives. After having her two daughters, she found herself burned out and tired of the modern-day approach to healthcare and the limiting mindset of “diet” culture. 

She began a personal quest to learn and help educate as many people as possible to improve the lives of those around her. In 2017 Courtney started a health coaching business to help individuals discover their best health potential.

Dr. Chris Motley
Dr. Chris Motley is certified in Applied Kinesiology, Clinical Kinesiology, Acupuncture, and Craniosacral Therapies and specializes in Nutrition and Lab Analysis. Kinesiology is a diagnostic and therapeutic system that utilizes the body's muscular system to attain neurological information about a patient.

When Dr. Motley founded his own practice nearly a decade ago, he had no idea that it would grow exponentially simply by word of mouth. According to his patients of all ages, this can be attributed to the individualized and intuitive care he gives to each person in addition to his natural talents.
The Health Institute

The Health Institute was founded by Dr. Josh Axe to teach the ancient principles of health to the modern world. Our mission is to empower every individual to transform their mind and body through time-tested practices and protocols that have helped people heal for thousands of years.