I am a HUGE fan of Buteyko Breathing Clinics. Learning to breathe correctly can eliminate so many health issues.....asthma, anxiety, ADHD, sinusitis, snoring, recurrent colds and being overweight just to name a few.
We are designed to breathe through our nose. Our nose cleans and dehumidifies the air we breathe, ensuring it reaches our lungs warm, moist and clean. Unfortunately many of us develop the habit of mouth breathing. This is a disaster for our health as the air goes straight from our mouth into our lungs harsh, cold, dry and full of debris that can make us sick.
Mouth breathing and breathing too much (over breathing) can cause our airways to constrict and tighten. This is obviously not ideal!
Personally we went through Buteyko with our middle boy Riley. He was always struggling with sinusitis; he snored like a trooper and had enlarged glands. We went to an ENT consultant for advice and many holistic practitioners. None of them were able to tell me the root cause of his problem. That was until we meet Glenn White from Buteyko Breathing Clinic. He explained that Riley's health issues were all down to the fact that he was a chronic mouth breather. We went on to do the Buteyko Program. Riley was 4 then he is 6 now and hasn't had a sinusitis since. This course literally transformed our lives. He went from being always sick to being a happy healthy boy. His behaviour improved, snoring stopped and there were no more colds.
It is so important not to treat the symptoms of health complaints, but to really hunt for the answer to the root cause behind our health issues.
Just like nutrition, breathing is one of those FUNDAMENTAL things we need to have right in order to be healthy. If you or any of your family has breathing issues I can't recommend the Buteyko Breathing Clinic enough.
Abby Soares – Registered Nurse | Nutritionist | Health Coach
and owner of Nourish Holistic Health & Nutrition