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Normal Breathing Defeats Chronic Diseases

Health-Related Quality of Life Depends on Body-O2 Levels

Health-related quality of life includes factors related to sleep, exercise, digestion, and other individual health parameters, abilities and choices. While many people understand that health related quality of life gets worse with development of chronic diseases, very few people can pin-point the key factor that controls this process. Why do modern people have much worse overall health, worse sleep, more problems with digestion, and significantly less fitness than our predecessors living 3-4 generations ago?

While there are dozens of medical studies that found that modern people have greatly reduced results for the body-oxygen test, we can consider the cause of low body oxygenation in modern people since there are studies that measured changes in minute ventilation rates during the previous century:

Changes in MV during last 100 years

Brain O2 levels after 1 min of overbreathing Abnormally heavy breathing is possible to notice, and it causes and promotes chronic diseases ranging from cancer and diabetes to heart disease and obesity. (Visit the Homepage for medical studies that testify even heavier breathing in people with chronic diseases.)

In addition, chronic overbreathing creates problems with sleep, digestion, ability to exercise and physical health. People with low body O2 generate free radicals, have over-excited brains due to deficiency of all three brain chemicals: O2, CO2 and glucose. Therefore, they will suffer from panic attacks, anxiety, addictions, inconsistent behavior, and other problems.

In short, low body O2 affects each and every aspect of health-related quality of life.

Lifestyle factor: Body oxygen < 30 s Body oxygen > 50 s
Energy level Medium, low, or very low High
Desire to exercise Not strong, but possible Craving and joy of exercise
Intensive exercise with nose breathing Hard or impossible Easy and effortless
Typical mind states Confusion, anxiety, depression Focus, concentration, clarity
Craving for coffee, sugar and junk foods Present Absent
Addictions to smoking, alcohol, and drugs Possible Absent
Desire to eat raw foods Weak and rare Very common and natural
Correct posture Rare and requires efforts Natural and automatic
Sleep Often of poor quality; > 7 hours Excellent quality; < 5 hours naturally

Sleep: Quality and duration of sleep are connected with our unconscious breathing patterns.

Digestion: Quality and duration of digestion are also regulated by breathing. This is logical since blood and O2 supply for the gut depends on breathing.

Energy: When our breathing is fast or heavy, we have less O2 in body cells.

Performance: Our long-term accomplishments are controlled by our automatic breathing patterns since O2 is the key to success.

YouTube Video Quality of Life and Health Depend on Body-O2 Levels. How and why can chronic diseases undermine quality of life? Why do sick people have poor sleep, sluggish digestion, very low energy level and reduced life performance? All these and other questions are discussed in this video about health-related quality of life.

Reference pages: Breathing norms and the DIY body oxygen test:
- Breathing norms: Parameters, graph, and description of the normal breathing pattern
- Body-oxygen test (CP test) : How to measure your own breathing and body oxygenation (two in one) using a simple DIY test
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References: pages about CO2 effect:
- Vasodilation: CO2 expands arteries and arterioles facilitating perfusion (or blood supply) to all vital organs
- The Bohr effect: How and why oxygen is released by red blood cells in body tissues
- Nerve stabilization: Carbon dioxide has powerful calmative and sedative effects on brain neurons and nerve cells
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