Magnesium – the powerful relaxation mineral

In modern Western society, magnesium deficiency is an increasingly big problem, and one of the main reasons many (most?) of us are so deficient is simple: a diet that contains practically no magnesium — a highly-processed, refined diet, based largely on white flour, meat, and dairy (all of which contain no magnesium). Modern life helps us lose what Read More …

Asthma & Elite Athletes

An interesting article in the Guardian from a couple of months back poses the question as to why so many ‘elite’ athletes suffer from asthma, usually exercise-induced asthma (EIA). Research has found that 70% of the UK-based members of the British swimming squad had asthma, compared with a national average of 8-10%, possibly related to Read More …

The Importance of Good Breathing

An excellent article on the importance of good breathing habits from Anders Olsson, a self-confessed Swedish breathing ‘nerd’. He pulls together 20 pieces of research literature that confirms the connection between good breathing and wellbeing, as well as the relationship between impaired breathing and poor health. He looks at evidence on how people with hyperventilation syndrome, Read More …

Buteyko & Chronic Fatigue

“It [Buteyko] sounds like a Japanese martial art but it’s a special breathing technique named after the man who invented it in the Soviet Union in the 1950s, a Ukrainian doctor called Konstantin Buteyko.Medical students have long known that carbon dioxide (CO2) plays a vital part in releasing oxygen from the blood to cells and Read More …

Asthma – Ignorance or Design?

My trainer Jen Starks’ brilliant article on Buteyko for Asthma – long but well worth a read if you have asthma!”The Buteyko method has had great success in controlling asthma, reversing symptoms and removing the need for medication, which is why it poses such a threat to the pharmaceutical companies. Teachers of the Buteyko method say Read More …

A Breathing Breakthrough

A new alternative can empower asthma sufferers and boost endurance for athletes.For everyone from ailing asthmatics to active athletes, improving breathing can bring life-enhancing changes. While athletes can train in a variety of ways, asthmatics are given little choice but to rely on pharmaceuticals.Read the full article here.

Sea Salt’s Hidden Powers

“Seasalt’s Hidden Powers” by Jacques de Langre, PhD (Book Excerpts), from Chapter 1 “Definition of Sea Salt”Beware of “Sea salt” LabelsOn the labels of almost every packaged food, in supermarkets as well as health food stores, from frozen and canned vegetables to breads and meats, the name “sea salt” appears often. Reading this, we may Read More …