Chris Kresser Tips: Vagus Nerve Stimulation Devices & Healthy Lifestyle Choices

May 26, 2024

Want to make healthier lifestyle choices and improve your heart rate variability? Pulsetto has invited holistic health expert, Chris Kresser, to share his top tips on incorporating vagus nerve stimulation into a healthy daily routine.

If, like me, you love a good blog series focused on taking a more holistic, off-the-beaten-track approach to modern medicine (but which still has its roots in science), then you’re going to love Pulsetto’s vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) blog.

Check out their latest with special guest contributor, Chris Kresser, at      

Who Is Chris Kresser?

Co-founder and co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, Chris Kresser, is one of the most well-known health and fitness influencers in America. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. Through his publications, TV appearances and health coach training programs, Kresser encourages a fresh approach to healthcare which takes into consideration the whole body. He suggests that reducing stress and anxiety may improve certain health markers, like increasing HRV.

Why worry about your HRV? Recent studies have linked a low HRV to a number of current and future problems, explains Pulsetto. Research shows that if you have a highly variable heart rate, then your body is more resilient under stress or when the immune system is compromised. 

But anyway, I digress. Pulsetto invited Kresser to feature in their educational blog series thanks to his advocacy for a holistic approach to healthcare (including improving the old HRV). And they got more than they bargained for as you can also listen to an episode of Chris’ radio show, Revolution Health Radio. In this episode, Kresser discusses taking a more holistic approach to health with Forest Fein, founder and executive director of Wise Up – a company focused on science-backed mindfulness coaching for all. In particular, they explore the benefits of managing stress and uncertainty using meditation and other mindfulness techniques. 

Elevate Your Meditation & Mindfulness With VNS

In Pulsetto’s blog, Chris Kresser discusses how mindfulness and healthy lifestyle choices can help improve the body’s overall health. One such way to take control of the body and mind is through meditation. But did you know that this can be enhanced with the use of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) devices like Pulsetto?

Elevating meditation through vagus nerve stimulation has been extensively researched by the Pulsetto team. Their non-invasive wellness device can be worn around the neck and emits low-level electrical pulses to stimulate the vagus nerve, calming the parasympathetic nervous system and allowing for a higher heart rate variability.

Take A Holistic Approach

What I love about Chris Kresser’s holistic approach to modern medicine is that it embraces improving health markers, such as HRV, using a variety of techniques. 

One thing I learned from reading Chris’ Pulsetto blog? There’s no “magic bullet”! VNS has been proven to help reduce stress, allowing the body to relax enough to work on improving health markers, like heart rate variability. 

Chris’s top tips for increasing VNS efficacy: 

  • Diet – eat nutrient-rich foods to support your nervous system. Chris likes the Nutrivore diet, which prioritizes nutrient-rich foods to help foster a healthy gut and maintain overall health.
  • Stress Management – whilst using VNS at your desk is a bonus, you’ll find you get much better results if you make it take a more meditative approach. Calm your mind and focus on your breathing!
  • Sleep – we all know how important a good night’s sleep is. Pulsetto’s blog even has a link to Chris’ personal sleep formula!

If you, like Chris, integrate your VNS routine into these healthy lifestyle choices, you’ll be well on your way to a more holistically healthy you!

Want to find out more? Get all of Chris Kresser’s vagus nerve stimulation and mindfulness tips in Pulsetto’s latest blog at     

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