Are You Breathing Wrong? You enter the world with a gasp of air, and take an estimated 500 million breaths in your lifetime.1 Breathing is the first and most fundamental motor pattern,2 a primary autonomic function, and absolutely vital to life. You don’t even really think about your breathing—it just carries on day and night,
In this podcast, Dr. John interviews Patrick McKeown, auther of Oxygen Advantage and founder of the Buteyko Clinic. Learn about the benefits of nasal breathing!
Strengthen Your Lungs Now with this Amazing Breathing Exercise With the world fighting a respiratory pandemic that will dramatically challenge the lungs and the ability to breathe, learning how to strengthen your breathing muscles may be a powerful preventative tool not to be overlooked. If 50% of elite athletes have diaphragmatic fatigue, then it is likely that all us us do.
Apparently, heart disease is on the rise! The Wall Street Journal analyzed rising rates of heart disease among middle-aged Americans (between 45 and 64), finding some of the healthiest places, like Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Greeley, Colorado, saw some of the highest death rates from heart disease, with a rise of nearly 25% in 2015-2016, compared to 2010-11.1
In Ayurveda, cooking with copper, drinking overnight first morning water out of copper cups, and scraping the tongue with copper tongue scrapers are daily practices that date back thousands of years. Copper for Infection Risk: Ancient Wisdom with Profound Science A recent study in the Journal of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology followed 650
What do you know about calcium? Most of us know we need calcium for healthy bones, teeth, as a buffer for acidity, muscular contractions, heart rhythm, and possibly more. What many of us don’t know is that if not delivered and utilized properly, calcium can dangerously attempt to make bone in the wrong places—like your
What about Masks + Hand Washing? Many studies show use of surgical masks or even N95 respirators are no different in preventing infection than not wearing them.1 Washing hands thoroughly and cleaning surfaces with disinfectant wipes does work. The Guardian reports some studies suggest wearing a mask will offer five-fold protection compared to not wearing
Breath Retention / Intermittent Hypoxia Breath retention, called kumbhaka in Ayurveda and yoga, is considered the most important aspect of pranayama or yogic breathing techniques.2 While it’s a practice that takes time to learn, research shows intermittent hypoxia (aka not having enough oxygen for short periods of time) has numerous side benefits, including neuroplasticity, stem
Detox Physical + Mental Ama Sadly, a recent survey found 74% of Americans experience digestive health concerns.1 Are you one of them? Digestive concerns may be more important that you think. Ayurveda says 85% of health concerns originate as digestive imbalance. Analyze + Treat Physical Ama According to Ayurveda, the result of poor digestion is
Superhuman Effect of Breath Retention Who would think it possible that a simple breathing practice could induce your body to produce regenerative stem cells, nitric oxide (the Nobel Prize-winning “panacea molecule”), and EPO (the performance-enhancing molecule that carried Lance Armstrong to seven Tour de France victories)?! Modern science backing these ancient breathing techniques is in.
Beware of the Superbugs! Untreatable superbugs are not science fiction—they are very real. Every year, some two million people get sick and about 23,000 die from a superbug, according to the CDC. A superbug is a bacteria that cannot be killed by multiple antibiotics. Doctors are now calling them multidrug-resistant bacteria.1,2 The number one cause