January 6, 2018

How to control anxiety and how to fall asleep

Have you ever found yourself suddenly feeling sweaty, mind racing, heart jack hammering away and your chest heaving far too quickly? Some examples where this experience may occur are: just before boarding a plane or before the plane takes off sitting in the waiting room of a dentist or doctor […]
October 22, 2017

Navigating the Bridge of Sighs

What came first? The feeling of anxiety or the Sigh? Let us first look at why we Sigh. The Advanced English Dictionary (Version 10.0 2016) defines the Sigh as “an expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, frustration or the like”. It is an outward expression of our inner emotional state. […]
February 19, 2017

When less is more

Buteyko breathing teaches us how to achieve proper oxygenation of our tissues and organs by breathing less. This appears counter intuitive (or seemingly contrary to commonsense). Why? Well, we are taught and encouraged from an early age to relax and take a deep breath. Pregnant mothers are taught deep breathing exercises during […]
June 14, 2016

Is Nitric Oxide (“NO”) our internal wonder drug in the battle against poor health?

In 1992 nitric oxide (“NO”) was named “Molecule of the Year” by the  journal Science and in 1998 three US scientists were awarded a Nobel Prize for their discovery of NO as a key messenger in signalling problems in our cardiovascular system. Dr Luis Ignarro, one of the Nobel laureates, considers […]
December 20, 2015

Sleep is Sexy

It is perhaps not widely known that sleep should occur before sex and not only sometimes after sex. Of course I am not referrering to the need to sleep immediately before sex. I am referring to the need to have a healthy regular sleep diet of 7 to 8 hours. There […]
November 9, 2015
Calm, gentle nasal breathing

How Can We Breathe Better by Only Breathing Through our Nose?

The answer to this question is critical to understanding and later experiencing the health benefits of nasal breathing. Our nose is a complex organ. It serves to do the following when we breathe: The air is filtered by our nose hairs as we inhale The air is warmed by the […]
September 22, 2015

Shut your mouth…and save your life

This is the title to a little known book written in 1870  by George Catlin, sometime lawyer, naturalist and artist. Catlin studied the lifestyle habits of North American, Central and South American Indians whilst living among them. He drew many portraits of them over an 8 year period. He found […]
June 2, 2015

Not just teething problems…(by mouth breathing)

As a mouth breathing child I would look into the mirror and often wonder why my teeth were crooked. The growth line of my teeth did not appear to naturally follow the arch of my gums and shape of my jaw. They looked overcrowded. They seemed to jostle for space […]