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Article: Majority of us are under-oxygenated because of how we breathe

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Saturday, November 18, 2017, In : Nose Breathing 


Just discovered this great article focusing on how Nitric Oxide, a gas that opens our blood vessels, is released only through nasal breathing, not mouth breathing.

Mouth breathing and the heavy breathing it often initiates, leads to a "vasoconstrictive effect and up to a 50% restriction of our blood flow up to our brain..."

"Our bodies need supreme oxygenation...this is not happening for our brain, heart and organs when we are mouth breathers."

Close to 80% of the population breathes wrong, acco...

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Nasal breathing makes you smarter

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, In : Nose Breathing 
The jury is in. Read this study!

"Nasal Respiration Entrains Human Limbic Oscillations and Modulates Cognitive Function"
Journal of Neuroscience 7 December 2016


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Top 10 Reasons To Stop Mouth Breathing and Breathe ONLY Through Your Nose

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Monday, October 3, 2016, In : Nose Breathing 
Here's a video we put together in honor of "International Breathe Through Your Nose Week" this week.

It covers everything from kids' breathing to snoring to sex!

Watch now and please share if you know someone who could benefit. So few people even think about this important health topic.


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Public Figures and Their Breathing:Would you rather breathe like Barak Obama or Joan Rivers?

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Sunday, April 13, 2014, In : Nose Breathing 

Once you learn the principles of healthy breathing, there's no going back.

I know I'm steeped in this stuff, but I find I'm not looking at women's style and wardrobe, and checking out handsome guys, when I'm people-watching anymore.  I'm looking straight at their noses and mouths!

Come join my world. Watch these videos of famous nose- and mouth-breathers.  What do you think looks better?  Who do you think looks comfortable?  Uncomfortable?  Whom would you rather speak like?

Nose Breathers...


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Improve Your Health For Free: Step-By-Step Instructions on How to Nose-Breathe All The Time

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, In : Nose Breathing 
Join our e-mail list for people interested in learning more about nasal breathing and get a free copy of George Catlin’s book “Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life.”

I’ve seen statistics that almost 90% of Americans have some chronic respiratory, sleep or nervous condition that is worsened, if not caused, by over-breathing.  And typically, this occurs by breathing with the large mouth rather than the small nose.

I wish I had a dollar for every time someone has called or come to see me an...

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We're in the news for International Nose Breathing Week

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, In : Nose Breathing 
Check it out here:
Shut Your Mouth When Inhaling and Exhaling This Week, Because It's International Nose Breathing Week
http://news.yahoo.com/shut-mouth-inhaling-exhaling-week-because-international-nose-201307768.html
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How Mouth-Breathing Starts

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : Nose Breathing 
Join our e-mail list for people interested in learning more about nasal breathing and get a free copy of George Catlin’s book “Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life.”

Everything we do – including thinking and feeling – requires energy. Oxygen we breathe helps metabolize food into energy the body can use.  The more energy we need, the more we breathe.

Our noses are our only organ made for breathing. But sometimes, people get into a negative cycle where they’re moving faster than th...


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10 Ways You Could Be Mouth Breathing Without Knowing It

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Monday, August 27, 2012, In : Nose Breathing 
Join our e-mail list for people interested in learning more about nasal breathing and get a free copy of George Catlin’s book “Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life.” You’ve heard about the important health benefits of nose-breathing over mouth-breathing and you’re doing it.  Or at least you think you’re doing it. 

I was a mouth breather for four decades until I took my first Buteyko Breathing class a couple years ago.  I have earnestly been practicing nose-breathing ever since bu...


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Mouth Breathing Isn't Good For You -- Even When You Exercise Hard

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Sunday, August 19, 2012, In : Nose Breathing 
Join our e-mail list for people interested in learning more about nasal breathing and get a free copy of George Catlin’s book “Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life.”

“Why shouldn’t I open my mouth when I’m exercising?  I can’t get enough air otherwise.”

This is one of the most frequent questions we get when we talk about how important nose-breathing is.

The short answer is that if you can’t exercise at your customary pace without using your mouth to breathe, you don’t ha...


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Why You Should Care About Breathing Through Your Nose (Not Your Mouth)

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Sunday, August 12, 2012, In : Nose Breathing 
Join our e-mail list for people interested in learning more about nasal breathing and get a free copy of George Catlin’s book “Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life.”

When I posted an event listing on Facebook about a talk I’m hosting during International Nose Breathing Week in September, a friend asked me if it was a joke.  He thought I might be sharing a story from The Onion, famous for its satire of the day’s news a la The Colbert Report or The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

For most...


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28 Reasons to Nose Breathe

Posted by Lisa Bowen on Monday, January 9, 2012, In : Nose Breathing 
Join our e-mail list for people interested in learning more about nasal breathing and get a free copy of George Catlin’s book “Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life.”

Word's getting out! I saw this in the reception area at a massage studio on Friday. We've got it in our class reference materials too and I thought I'd publish it here:



1. The nose warms the incoming air to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the optimal temperature for the lungs.

2. Nose breathing moisturizes the incoming air....


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