Features of Breath The New Science of a Lost Art Paperback International Edition July 8 2021 PDF
Breath The New Science of a Lost Art Paperback International Edition July 8 2021 PDF
‘Who would have thought something as simple as changing the way we breathe could be so revolutionary for our health, from snoring to allergies to immunity? A fascinating book, full of dazzling revelations’ Dr Rangan Chatterjee
There is nothing more essential to our health and wellbeing than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. In Breath, journalist James Nestor travels the world to discover the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it.
Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can:
– jump-start athletic performance
– rejuvenate internal organs
– halt snoring, allergies, asthma and autoimmune disease, and even straighten scoliotic spines
None of this should be possible, and yet it is. Drawing on thousands of years of ancient wisdom and cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head.
You will never breathe the same again.
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- Publisher : Penguin Life (July 8, 2021)
- Language : English
- International Standard Book Number-10 : 0241289122
- International Standard Book Number-13 : 978-0241289129
- Item Weight : 7.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.08 x 0.71 x 7.8 inches
June 16, 2020
I got half way through this book before I had to stop. So many of the claims in this book are completely not backed up by science at all. Cure scoliosis by breathing through your nose? Also breathing through your nose will also supposedly cure ADHD! Scientists have been baffled for decades and apparently all the patients had to do is nose breath. Give me a break.
I tried to investigate several claims such as this gem:
“In the 1980s, researchers with the Framingham Study, a 70-year longitudinal research program focused on heart disease, attempted to find out if lung size really did correlate to longevity. They gathered two decades of data from 5,200 subjects, crunched the numbers, and discovered that the greatest indicator of life span wasn’t genetics, diet, or the amount of daily exercise, as many had suspected. It was lung capacity.”
The sources cited for this claim do not AT ALL support what the author is suggesting. I could not find any mention that lung capacity has a greater impact on life span than exercise and diet. In fact even looking at the authors cited source, I couldn’t even find the words “lung capacity” mentioned at all!
The author even goes further to claim that breathing through your nose will improve your exercise performance. Somehow Olympic athletes all over the world have yet to crack this one… Usain Bolt and Courtney Dewaulter must be doing it wrong.
I really wanted to like this book and learn something new, but there is soooo much unfounded bologna in here. It may be true that there are benefits to different breathing techniques, but the author has done an incredible job of hiding needles of truth in a hay pile of BS. You’re better of skipping this one.
May 26, 2020
Plus, the book is really just a lot of fun to read. It’s a worthy worthy follow up to Nestor’s last book, DEEP, and this one just gets deeper and wierder and even more full of adventure. My favorite part is the chapter about how the human skull has changed over the last couple hundred years because of changes in how we breath. It could have been really boring — but Nestor doesn’t just write about it, he actually goes to Paris, crawls into a sewer, and breaks into the secret catacombs below the city to actually hold a hundreds of year old skull Hamlet-style. (“Alas poor Yorik…” &c. ) You actually see the skull and how they change! Unforgettable stuff. IMHO The book is a must read and must buy.
May 30, 2020
July 19, 2020
I am a 75 year old dentist, in practice for 50 years, the last 20 of which have been devoted to improving our patients’ oral health and total bodily health by addressing their structural, functional and behavioral problems caused by impaired growth and development of their jaws , faces, and airways, resulting in dysfunctional breathing, chewing, and swallowing….. and a myriad of health problems that are mostly managed by medications from their physicians rather than addressing and correcting the cause. The lines between dentistry and medicine are getting blurrier every day now. James Nestor’s great book will help move this change forward, to the benefit of everyone. He obviously didn’t do all this work for the money. He was on a quest and is now sharing what he learned and how it helped him personally with everyone who will read this book.
Our interdisciplinary team is part of a growing movement in our profession which embraces the principles in James Nestor’s book and applies them daily with positive measurable and documentable improvement and elimination of as many as 20 symptoms of chronic inflammatory disease processes including hypertension, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, upper airway resistance/snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, atopic dermatitis, tmj pain, neck pain, poor posture and, yes, ADHD, which is almost always related to mouth breathing and poor quantity and quality of sleep.
Oddly, this movement is not being led by physicians but by a growing group of enlightened dentists who, once they’ve seen the truth, can no longer ignore what’s been right there before our noses for so long, used to be part of dental and medical treatment, somehow faded after WWII, and finally is back in full flower, with science to support what’s wrong and how to fix it.
Thanks to our movement, The American Dental Association has now mandated that every dentist should screen every new patient of any age, especially young children, for disordered breathing. This is the future of Health Care, and the future is now..
For the first time in our history, a child born today will not live as long as its parents. We are breeding ourselves to extinction due to the post-industrial cultural changes beginning about 500 years ago with regards to proper diet, starting with lack of breast feeding. These changes, due to Epigenetic alteration of the expression of DNA, have now, as Nestor accurately states, have now become inheritable traits. All based on science.
The flattening of our faces with incompetent jaws and airways, is the most rapid change in the evolutionary history of Homo Sapiens.
The book and his website contain 500 references to science supporting what he says and what we’re now doing on a daily basis to improve the health and quality of life of ourselves, our families, our friends, and our patients.
His book is a great public service in spreading awareness of the TRUTH.
We’ve been hoping for years that someone exactly like James Nestor would come along without a conflict of interest and with the speaking and writing skills and the knowledge and charisma to take this message virally to the public, which will in turn demand that their health care providers forget their education and open their minds to this truth. Every dentist and physician should read this book. Anyone who snores or has a child or spouse who snores should read this book. Mothers, grandmothers, and wives should read this book as they are the Noticers and Motivators for family members who need help and don’t know where to get it.
Nestor asked basic questions to try to understand and correct his own breathing problems and went on a search for the answers, following the exact trail (and more) of evidence and anthropology and knowledge that has brought our movement to where we are today. He ended up in the office of Dr. Ted Belfor, who provided him with a Homeoblock appliance which he wore nightly with his mouth taped for a year while working on naso-diaphragmatic breathing. He now breathes better, has more endurance, feels better, and has a more symmetrical face as shown in CT scans made before and after his self-treatment.
I know exactly how this helped him, because I treated myself at age 68 with the same regime with Homeoblocks designed for me by Dr. Belfor. Our education taught us that growing bone in the human face was impossible after age 30. Colleagues told me I was just wasting my time. This is the same contempt before investigation seen in some of the negative reviews of his book on . This happens with all revolutionary ideas… First rejected, then violently opposed, then finally accepted as the truth after years, according to Schopenhauer and Jules Verne, the futurist of his generation.
We made CT scans and facial photographs and casts of my teeth and jaws and sleep breathing recordings before and after my 18 month self-treatment, so that any positive changes could be measured and documented. I was a typical chronic mouth breather with poor head and shoulder posture. I had Central Sleep Apnea, caused by over-exhalation of CO2, as he discusses. I would just quit breathing during sleep until my CO2 levels got high enough to enable proper Oxygen transport to my body and brain.
I had chronic respiratory illness and exzema as a child and was obese, topping out at 290 pounds at age 18. 5 hospitalizations and 3 surgeries for Crohn’s Disease. Stroke in my 40s .Advanced heart failure with permanent atrial fibrillation despite implanted pacemaker-defibrillator. Chronic Atopic Dermatitis with some lesions on my ankles for more than 30 years. Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue. What did I have to lose by trying this unusual approach?
After 18 months with Homeoblocks, saline nasal spray before bed, mouth taped during sleep, and consciously working on posture, chewing, swallowing, and breathing through my nose with my mouth closed and my tongue in the roof of my mouth…
I went from 245 pounds to 198 pounds without dieting. Still there after 6 years. Blood pressure normalized. No Chron’s symptoms anymore. All my skin lesions have completely healed. Better attitude and energy. More symmetrical face with measurable growth in all three dimensions in my airway and face. I’d call this something of miracle, and having lived it, we now use these same principles every day and have scores of documented case studies that show how successful it can be to help folks learn to breathe 24/7/365 from their noses and diaphragms while also improving their chewing and swallowing functions and behaviors.
Nestor is a gift to us. This book and his appearances are the key to spreading the truth nationally and internationally so that the public can grasp this information and lead to a tidal wave of sea change in
our current broken system of “sick care” as it becomes true Health Care by focusing on the importance of nasal breathing from the cradle to the grave. Six Stars!
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