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Allergies and the Way We Breathe

Bad air and allergies is a no brainer. CLEAN THE AIR.

There is a huge aspect of allergy causes not widely understood: The way we breathe. 

A 39 year old man presented with stopped up nostrils. MDs could find no reason. In two days we changed his breathing and his nostrils opened up.

When the breathing is out of balance we often vaso-constrict. This allows large particles to travel in the blood stream which we become hypersensitive to. UDB also causes more and produce more adrenaline production. Because it is our breathing it is often a 24/7 occurrence and constantly stressful to the nervous system. This 24/7 "stress" can wear out our adrenals causing them to fire too often. Excessive histamine (remember we take an anti-histamine when having a cold) is produced (similar to sugar/insulin balancing) to offset the adrenaline and we then become more sensitive to foreign bodies.

Unbalanced or shallow or chest breathing also inhibits digestion. Poor digestion allows larger chunks of food to go into the blood stream in the form of undigested proteins.  These cause excessive white blood cell production and vascular engorgement/swelling.  Dairy, many grains, and chocolate often also cause allergic reactions.

See the animated balanced breathing pattern above and the arrow in the figure to the right representing an even flow of unobstructed flow or wave stemming from that balanced wave.

Note the block in the breath wave below. We call this the Speed Bump" as it blocks the even wave or flow of breathing.


See the below organs affected by this restriction. 

Imagine how many nerves, muscles and organs can be compromised by this block and corresponding poor postures (emotional anatomy) below.
The arrows show hypothetical fullest to the most dysfunctional breathing
patterns and energy flows.

Emotions influence adrenaline. Anger and fear add to adrenaline production. Excessive stress adds to excessive adrenaline production. The way we breathe worsens or resolves many emotional responses.

The Health Magazine reports that Japanese researchers exposed 26 allergic people to cat hair and dust, first while they watched a Charlie Chaplin film and again while they gazed at a weather video. A good laugh cut the patients reaction to irritants by a 75 percent. Deep gut level laughter opens up the breathing spaces and invite improved posture albeit only  temporarily. The answer is to permanently change the way you breathe. In any event you will find me at Dangerfield's Comedy club almost every visit to New York City. I LOVE to laugh.

A good cry works a lot the same way (and can even improve your voice). They BOTH, when possible, require deeper easier breathing. But when the breathing is severely restricted or unbalanced, deep laughing, crying (and speaking) are restricted.

Have the last laugh on the prescription drug industry. See a funny movie. Develop your breathing with our Breathing Improvement program. 

Allergies stem mostly from excessive stress that hinders the immune system, negative attitude, poor breathing, dairy, grains except quinoa, amaranth, millet, soy, nuts, chocolate, excessive sugar, and toxic environment.

Wake up  stuffy nosed? This is usually a backup of undigested food referred to in the previous paragraph and also ANY food in excess as that causes white blood cell increase; poor environment such as air, bed, household furniture, dust etc; some kind of over the counter or prescribed medication or recent shot. Unresolved emotion; UDB

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The breathing improvement techniques, practices and products outlined in this publication are extremely gentle, and should, if carried out as described, be beneficial
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cancer, mental illness, or recent abdominal or chest surgery, you should consult your health professional before undertaking these practices.