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"dr mark brahimi" Discussed on Bulletproof Radio
"Of PMS and they did tons of studies on this stuff but that was just getting too far out in the weeds which do need to knows everyone has this erectile tissue and it's definitely serving a purpose, which is one of the reasons you should be breathing through nose and not through your mouth because your mouth has none of that stuff. So you breathe through your nose increases nitric oxide, which increases Vasil dilation which increases erectile tissue both in men and women in the sex organs. Yeah and if you look at Viagra, what does biogra- do it releases more nitric oxide, which grades more Vaso dilation and you can release a lot more nitric oxide in your nose by humming I don't know if there's been any long range control studies looking at harming and sexual performance. Good luck getting that one funded, but it would it would be interesting to see. Fifteen full increases is is not small is not minor and I. There was one study. This guy did who had chronic sinusitis which has caused by virus or fungus, and he hummed for a select amount of times of every day it. Would for few minutes a day and he was able to completely get rid of his chronic sinusitis. This is N. one study. So don't don't run out and start humming and saying that this is the prescription forever sinusitis, but it is it is interesting that nitric oxide guess what it does it interacts directly with viruses and bacteria, and with funguses, it kills them, which is why Lewis Narrow who won the Nobel Prize in the nineties whereas work with nitric oxide believes that just breathing through the nose that nitric oxide could help stem some of a huge viral load of covid and another reason to do that. I got a lot of crap when I, post on instagram this thing called mask mouth because when you have a mask on even just in ninety five or one of those cloth masks that actually doesn't do anything according to the latest research. But they cause you to naturally mouth breathe because there's more pressure to suck things in anyone listening to the superior mask right now are you reading through your mouth? The odds are almost certainly high that you're doing that. So you have to really consciously remember nasal breathing mask. So they're seeing more cavities, more sinus issues, and one of the studies shows that especially cloth masks which have more back pressure and less filtration increase your chances of getting. Respiratory illness quite a lot. I think it's because you're breathing through your mouth not through your nose and I thinking that of your book to be perfectly honest. Well, we know there's direct links between mouth breathing cavities, dentists who have been working on this. Again, I'm going to quote from Dr. Mark. Brahimi Heath. He believes the number one cause of cavities is mouth even beyond diet in beyond sugar because if you're breathing for a third of your life. which fifty percent of the population is doing you're gonNA, make this environment so acidic and it becomes a breeding ground for cavities. So if you're breathing through your mouth through a mask that is bad news across the board for so many reasons, it's to me I take the mask as an opportunity to focus on my breath to breathe slowly debris less into breathe through. My nose, and if you're ever doubting that you're not getting enough oxygen, you can buy one of these things for about twenty bucks on Amazon for those people listening I'm holding up a pulse ox similar and no matter what mask I've worn. No matter how I was breathing in that mass cow slowly was breathing my stats were were completely fine I o. two sat was. Ninety eight ninety, nine percent, but oxygen the way you'd expect exactly so. What people are reacting to when the breathing through ask they say I'm not getting enough how to I can't breathe. They're reacting to an increase of carbon dioxide. It's not a lack of oxygen for a long time. I traveled with a pulse ox Senator and I fly a lot because I did before this whole pandemic. And I would really not enjoy how I feel when I landed. So I finally got to the feel exactly like myself when I land but part of that exploration was, what is what am I doing? They would go down to ninety, four, ninety, five on airplanes and one of the things that I noticed made a difference was if I drank carbonated water, give me the club Soda Not Normal Water which has carbon dioxide in it. Why did I feel better and have an increase in my spo to in my blood oxygen levels when I drink carbon dioxide, why would you think based on all this stuff you now? You know I went deep into that hole and talked to several researchers about it. What I found it was it was not conclusive what was happening with with with drinking up because I felt the same thing and I would see it too. I said Oh. This is very interesting if I drink a leader of carbonated liquid, is that going to increase my? To delivery. I think if someone were able to study with this, it would have to be very closely controlled study. You have to watch how people exactly how they breathe because breathing a little too much little too less. We're really so it's almost impossible to do this, but I think it would be fascinating but nonetheless having more carbon dioxide in your body for the vast majority of us is not a problem. It's a benefit because having more co two will allow oxygen to detach? From those red blood cells hemoglobin into Hungary cells so oxygen is able to dislodge in the presence of carbon dioxide, and so we've known this for one hundred, ten years. Now it's called the the BOHR effect..
"dr mark brahimi" Discussed on Bulletproof Radio
"Is doing to us is a population. So. As we said that I opened my mouth to take a breath I when I record podcasts I spend all day pretty much on on video audio and I've become more aware of breathing into my nose even when I'm when I'm doing that you just WanNa sniff into the microphone. it's it's something that. After your. Listening to your book and Reading Your Book, I, did both. I did become much more conscious of just consciously during the day breathing through my nose and. I experimented after I had the Boutique. Oh. You guys on the show I experimented with a lip seal tape I actually sent it in a box of do like a box every quarter curated Dave asprey box of just cool stuff that I find the people get a discount and I sent it out to people but I only used it three times because I knew the science, but it might not always been a little bit gunky. It's pretty good but it was that that reinforcement and your storytelling that got to go you know what? I'm just going to deal with it that the nozoe. Up in a way that I had heard on the show but I just hadn't executed in my own life. So I will tell you that for the past maybe three months now I've just take my mouth every night when I go to sleep which sounds super crazy. If you're listening to this, I'm not kidding read breath and you'll understand why or listen to the other episode and listening to this episode. And it it has profoundly improved my sleep quality in a way that is weird but you talk about. How. Mouth breathing is bad. But you didn't talk about teeth and facial structure. What did, what did you find breathing did for teeth develop and as adults and what did you do to your own teeth and sinuses to change them So first of all, with the sleep tape thing, the sounded I just WANNA address this real quick this completely sketchy to me and then. I went on Youtube and it looked even more insane. I said, there's no way I'm ever GonNa do this. But then when I was at Nayak's lab a win across the hallway and saw breeding therapists. And current doctor speech language pathology at Stanford. I was talking to her just shooting the stuff about various things and she's asleep taper. She prescribes it to Oliver Patients and she told me that she was slated for nasal surgery and because she's like I've been mouth breather my whole life I can't breathe it all and she thought she knows about the knows she looked at various people twenty different people who learned Jack Amis behold drilled in their throat and notice from two months to two years. Their noses were completely clogged one hundred percent. So she knows as a lose it, use it or lose it Oregon, and so she tried using sleep tape herself. My God after ten days she could breathe through her nose. Now she's an Obliga- Zal breather and is and is really preaching this. So after I talked with her I talked to Dr Mark. Burhaniye who's been prescribing this for for you know years and years to all of his patients in in so many other people so don't go on Youtube don't look at what people are doing talk talk to the experts in the field but it's unknown thing you breathe through the more you breakthrough knows the more you're going to be able to breathe through your nose and that has massive benefits so as far as our teeth and our faces are concerned. You know you start off researching a subject and he think you Kinda know your way around where the research is going to lead you I when you're writing nonfiction book, Pro. Bowl I said I got this thing figured out and then you're thrown such like this hard left turn and I did it about six months research because I learned that. So many of the problems that were suffering from from breathing aren't just psychological their anatomical and they've. Happened to us in just the last few hundred years, and now that seems crazy because a lot of people think that evolution is just progress progress progress survival of the V, it's totally not evolution means change just look at the human face and human skull and you can see what I mean I I spent months looking at ancient skulls and it will really spooky you out not only because their skulls but because they all have perfectly straight teeth. They have these very wide jaws, these very flat or very pronounced faces, wide faces, and by having those faces in having these pronounced jaws, they had larger airways. So the reason why humans have crooked teeth this is something I had never thought about everyone I knew had crooked teeth, braces extractions, all that crap because our mouths have grown. So small the teeth have no word grow. So they growing crooked having a small mouth also means we have the smaller Airway which swan the main reason. So many of us suffer from sleep apnea snoring and other breeding issues is because our mouths are so small so. My upper palate used to be much smaller than it is my lower jaw was further back than I didn't have a square jaw after I figured out the bulletproof sinus rents and I ten times a day I was washing my sinuses out and really focusing on this I've found a guy named white jennings who is one of the first couple of hundred people on on the show. And he went in as you describe in your book he made a custom splints that allowed expanded my upper politics about two years. I wore a twenty four seven and allowed my lower come down relax and move forward and it opened up my palate and restructured my face without surgery. Now. I, didn't measure the thickness of bones in my face the way you did but I've talked about this even in my last anti-aging book and I've always felt like such a crazy person saying, no, seriously the shape of your jaw and how your teeth hit affects how long you're going to live but I didn't have the connection between nasal breathing. I should have put it in my book, but I didn't have it down in shame on me because I had heard about this from the potato guys. I just didn't know the connection between breathing through knows and having a big palette and having straight teeth and I'm so grateful I get to teach my kids this now and what did you do to fix your face given that you and I both were were not nasal breeders when we were young. So yeah. I wish I had known this stuff growing up to would have saved me a lot of grief. But what I did is I took a cat scan and nyack looked at it and start cracking up, which is not something you want a doctor to do while looking at escape he's I you are a complete mess a broken my nose like three times deviated Septum like all kinds of problems he's like your perfect candidate for surgery. Let me fix you. Know want to try to do this another way. So there's a lot of confusion as to why having a plug nose or or different growth patterns in the face would affect nasal breathing like why would have an a small mouth affect your nasal breathing and it turns out that this upper palate if you have a clean thumb in the age of, Co, bid use a clean thumb. You can put up to the top roof of your mouth, the Upper Palate And that Palette should be pretty flat. If you're like me, it's not flat at all. It juts way up. So that is called a v-shaped Palette okay and high arched palate nickel various names, and when the Palette doesn't fall correctly when you're younger which did not my face, it stays up to high, which can impede the flow of air coming in through. knows. It actually interrupts the flow of air into your nose. So it if you have a ridge down the middle, that's essentially the bottom of the V. So it's higher on either side. That's what you're talking about. If it's if if there is a large indentation when you're looking at on either side are in the middle right in the middle. Okay. Got It. So and and it's interesting. You look at ancient skulls and it's almost flat. Their upper pilots are almost flat extremely wide. You look at modern skulls and they're very very high up as their faces are Maoz are so thin now. So this is something that Dr Mark Brahimi told me. So this is so important when you're younger, it's really easy to change this right correct oral posture chewing other correct breathing..
"dr mark brahimi" Discussed on The Art of Manliness
"That tongue is going to gently move up towards the upper palate. When it moves up towards the upper palate, you're opening your airway, which is also one of the reasons why nasal breathing is so effective with people with milder, even moderate snoring and sometimes even sleep apnea. Beyond that I mean it's You know the knows is the first line of defense. It filters stuff out produces nitric oxide, which interacts directly with viruses. There's there's innumerable benefits to nasal breathing and none of that is controversial right? You ask anyone any Rhino And they know about this stuff it just seldom practiced. So it sounds like something I think people typically their mouth and thinking well, I got sized infections I can't breathe through my nose, but it sounds like the mouth breeding could be contributing to the sinus infection in your inability to breathe through your nose. Absolutely. It's a use it or lose it thing and they've they've found this doctor speech language pathology down at Stanford study people who had had learned jammies little holes drilled in their throat because they had mouth cancer some. Other. Problem and from two months to two years, their noses were one hundred percent block. So zero could get in there and she found that the more we use your nose, the more those tissues, those tissues become acclimated in open up and allow us to use our noses. So with something like Chronic Sinusitis, which you know twenty five percent of the population suffered from this like that is a huge number you gotta find a way of clearing your nose as Nyack down at Stanford said for toilets plugged you're gonNA find a way. Of clearing it in the nose has to be considered the same thing. So I think during the day someone can practice intentionally practice nose breathing but what about at night right? Like that's the other thing with mouth breathing at night that's one of the things that leads to bad breath hairier donald disease as well. So what do you? What can you do to make sure your mouth shut night so so many other issues as well because when you're breathing through the mouth, you don't have all those structures in the knows. That help to humidifier by and filter and condition air. So breathing through the mouth will release forty percent more moisture than breathing through the nose. So I had been mouth breather at night for as long as I can remember, which is why I would go to bed with a huge of water by the bedside. Every single night didn't matter if I was in hotel and I just thought this was normal to be waking up with dry mouth hitting on water. Gone back to sleep. Waking up hitting on water going back to sleep. It's not normal. Of you know sleeping with your mouth open is not a normal thing. You look at animals in the wild, they're not doing it so. What I had learned at Stanford from Dr and Carney and also from Dr Mark Brahimi is that we can use a teeny piece of tape. Now, I'm not talking about a fat strip of industrial tape or duct tape or anything a teeny piece about the size of a postage stamp, and you place that at the center of Your Lips and the point of this isn't to block air from the mouth. It's just to train the mouth to be closed at night and I started doing this in recording what happened with my. Sleep and an extraordinary benefit more oxygenation better sleep longer sleep I, mean ot-. Less resistance in the airway because your mouth is closed since this book is come out, which has been a couple of months ever seen literally dozens and dozens and dozens of emails from people saying Oh my God why didn't I know about this before they're no longer snoring in even people with with milder sleep apnea no longer have sleep apnea just by shutting their mouths I did the mouth tape thing I I liked it it worked I slept nicely. And I mean I mean that's what I love about this this book, it's such a simple thing breathe through your nose and can have all these benefits. Sure, this one of the that's the foundation of healthy breathing that everyone needs to adhere to is it starts off with I acknowledging that as a species were messed up, our faces are messed up. We become the worst breeders in the Animal Kingdom. The second is, and this is the the most of the both foundation of the book is like, okay we're screwed up what can we do? To fix it and nasal breathing is is the first thing another thing about breeding one must be thinking about breathing. They're always thinking about the breathing part because that feels nice. Your lungs filling up you feel like I'm getting oxygen but you highlight research that the xfl is just as important. What happens in the XL whenever we do excel and what happens when we neglect that in our breathing? So. The only way to get a full nourishing breath in is to get that last breath out, get that stale air out lot of us when we first become aware of our breathing we just. Putting air on top of air on top of their but air should be breath could be considered like like a cycle needs to cycle in it needs to cycle out and Karl style found, and he was this choral conductor in the fifties who found that few of his singers were really exhaling properly they weren't moving their diaphragms up high enough and by just allowing them to engage more die from matic movement. He completely changed the resonance, the volume of their voices and went on to teach opera singers of the met opera this but he then went onto for ten years helped Emphysema ickes by just. Increasing die. From, Attic..
"dr mark brahimi" Discussed on The Joe Rogan Experience
"What what happens when you become accustom to holding your breath, what are their physiological changes that are taking place? So this is what Dr Justin Feinstein is working on right now. The laureate institute a brain research. He has found that asthmatics and people with anxiety. Have this extremely low threshold for Co two some. They need to keep reading. They're so paranoid that they're not gonna be able to breathe that. They've become accustomed. And whenever that co two increases, they freak out, so he's found by slowly acclimating them to have more of a to be able to take more co to become more comfortable with it. That's how they can change their breathing. That's how they can change their habits. which is exactly what those asthma techniques do right they they teach these people debris, less and debris slowly too slowly acclimate themselves some with panic. Don't go and start holding your breath as long as you can. It's a bad idea like let the body just. Slowly. So I was a recently around someone having a panic attack and what she was saying I can't breathe. I'm having a hard time breathing. Obviously, she was breathing and she was talking. She was like I. Can't breathe. What would you say to a person's doing that? Try to get him to calm down slowly. Breed like what would you? What would you say I would quote doctor? Alicia Murat at southern Methodist University. WHO said the idea that people should be breathing more when they have panic is exactly the opposite of what they should be doing, so they should be what what is happening is their Co. two levels are getting so low. What they need to do is breathe more slowly or hold their breath. Can you increase your tolerance for Co two like this? Is that like a physical thing or is it a mental thing? Absolutely it's it's a physical thing. There Chemo receptors right around here right and these are the things that gauge levels of Co two, so if you think about free diver what allows them to hold their breath for four five six seven eight minutes. They've they've gotten this threshold. Threshold of CO two. That's very high compared to me or you or anyone else think about someone who's able to summit Everest without oxygen right? They've they've got this threshold of CO two so so much of fitness, not not all of it, but a lot of it is dictated by by the level of Co two that that you can withstand at least with with surfing over three diving. With Alpine climbing so these receptors you train them or they get stronger. Is it like an endurance thing like you know your cardiovascular endurance increases? Your resting heart rate decreases is is that happened with these? Carbon Dioxide receptors you can, you can train them. Yeah, yeah, you can acclimate them to accept a higher threshold of Co two so that you become comfortable with it, so one of the hard things about training to free dive is those breath hold at the beginning you do these static breath, not in modern, never and water, but on land you see how long you can hold. Hold your breath miserable. people you know, maybe hold their breath maximum two minutes, but once you get used to, it can go four minutes, and what is what is happening when you're getting used to it, you are allowing those those signals. Those those chemo receptors are going off and sending messages to your middle, which is the area in the brain that dictates fear and you're. Them, or you just you're? You're getting accustomed to it. Your mink, you're becoming more comfortable with it because I. When I heard of free divers diving seven minutes and holding breath for that time, and they're doing it under water, and then I try to hold my breath. I'm like what's wrong with me like why? Do I have a week. Mind like what is it? Why am I giving in to? What is that thing? So what he's doing. He's found that he's been trying to train people in mindfulness and trying to train these people and breathing practices, but it's really hard, because he can't be with them twenty four hours a day, so what he's he's now experimenting with, and he's got an NIH grant to do. This is instead of having them practice these many breath hold throughout the day. He's having them. Come in and take a huge inhale of co two because his. This is that that can help. Reset the tolerance of those chemo receptors. And shortcut yeah, it's a little because it's the modern age. Yeah, no one wants to actually put in the work right. We don't want me around. I think a lot of People WanNa Be Swami Rama. There's no one wants that the thirty years in cave. And what is results of these people t taking in the burst of CO Two? It is too soon to say he's going to be publishing everything next year rafter. He's in the middle of it right now, but but the premise of it makes makes perfect sense to me, and this is why it describes and explains why so many of these slow breathing less practices are so effective. Frank Zaidi whether so effective for asthma's well now are there. Specific coaches that work with people that have anxiety and and and use these like. Breath coaches yeah Dr. Richard, Brown and Patricia Gerber. A psychiatrist in New York I believe he's at Columbia. They've developed this whole program and most of it revolt. It's so simple that people think there's no way this can work for me until they try it, so they bring in patients. Have them start with this six seconds in six seconds out? That's it you'd be surprised. How few people actually breed that way? The past year or five years or ten years? They've found that. This method of breathing was effective for nine eleven survivors. who had this awful condition called crown glass lungs that a bunch of gunk in there there was no therapy to get rid of it, but this breathing pattern was able to do. No other therapy could do. What happened to the people that had the this ground glass stuff down their lungs were were filled with garbage for for and they were constantly. X., hailing this gunk right, and so by breathing slowly, and by helping the lungs to open up in helping with that gas exchange with Co, two and two. They were able to help them recover so much more effectively, and this is. They've written books the stuff, so they're a great place to start if you want the how they're, they're legit to They're their leaders in their field, and so this breathing in and breathing cleared their lungs, or just made them feel bad as significant benefit in clearing their lungs. Wow, and it makes them feel better that and that that's the thing like. There's No side effects to doing this stuff, if at the end of it, you're like I still have asthma. Anxiety Sung and hurt you. The the minimum is you're going to feel better and that that's not too bad. You know considering all the other side effects to so many other therapies. It's obviously yeah, it's not drug. What do you do? What do I do for breathing? Yeah, people think that since I spent so many years writing a book about breathing. I'M GONNA. Be The best breeder in the world and not got a long long way to go Mike my job as a journalist was to go out and report on this stuff, and then as objectively as I could, and along the way I met people who absolutely transform their lives, so you can't help getting a little emotionally caught up in in this practice, and in these stories and I learned A. A few tricks along the way I I noticed what a poor breather I was I used to at night sleep with my mouth open for for decades. I thought this was normal to go to sleep with twenty two ounces of water by the bed. Wake up every few hours dunk. Some water is completely not normal at all, so you recommend sleeping with like. Do you use mouth tape? Absolutely? Yeah, you tape your mouth up every night. Yeah, I thought this sounded pretty sketchy until I heard about it from the. Doctor, a speech language therapy at at Stanford until I heard about it from Dr Mark Brahimi so what they've found they. They had been using this stuff for for decades. This is not a fat piece of duct tape. People don't go on Youtube. See what people are pieces of tape doubt no, you need a piece of tape. That has a really light and. And easy adhesive about the size of a stamp you put it in the middle of Your Lips. The you do that even with your beard mustache. Absolutely, it's on your on your lips. Okay, so it just keeps you lips close, so many people are like how dare you write about this? I'm offended. Meanwhile, quarter of the population sleep apnea half the population. DNA Use a mouthpiece. Use a mouthpiece presses. My tongue down keeps my airway open as long as you. You have that Airway Open. That is key especially at at night because sleep apnea, so many chronic problems associated with that downstream from hypertension metabolic. Do you think I would still have sleep apnea if I use this tape and closed my mouth, there's only one way to find out. Oh, my goodness! I don't know I don't I'm not here to prescribe anything, but this tape is free. You can do it. You can. I'm sure you have some sensors to monitor sleep..