As Andrew Weil MD says, in ancient China there were two symbols conjoined to indicate the word “breath”. So, presumably, to an ancient Chinese person if they were told to take a breath, or take a deep breath, they’d first exhale and relax, the let the air come easily and effortlessly with the inhale, no
Food guidelines summary: Eat only when you feel hungry. Eat until you feel satisﬁed. Do not continue to eat because there is food left on your plate. Eat fruit and vegetables each day. Eat spices, curries, ginger, garlic, onions and sea salt.
Food plays a large part in our lives and so diet deserves special attention because it is certainly a contributory factor in causing overbreathing. The Asthma Care programme is seventy per cent retraining of breathing, ﬁfteen per cent regular physical activity and ﬁfteen per cent observation of diet. Buteyko’s research indicates that food increases our
Exercise-induced asthma (also known as EIA) occurs due to an increased volume of breathing brought about by the demands of physical effort. The theory generally accepted among researchers is that increased ventilation cools and dehydrates the airways. With increased ventilation, airways are required to condition a greater volume of air and this causes the dehydration