Why Can't I Lose Weight Permanently? Body Oxygen, not Thyroid
By Dr. Artour Rakhimov - Last updated on August 9, 2018
After testing thousands of overweight people, over 600 Russian MDs found that virtually all of these patients have low body oxygenation caused by ... too deep/fast breathing. These doctors suggested that millions of people can't lose weight due to one main reason: their low body oxygenation caused
by abnormally heavy breathing regardless of the state of their
thyroidal gland and blood thyroxin levels. These people cannot lose
weight no matter what due to poor circulation and oxygenation
regardless of their thyroid state and other factors.
In this video below, two breathing practitioners Volker Schmitz (Hamburg, Germany) and Dr. Artour (Toronto, Canada) share their unique experience about how their Buteyko breathing students lost their weight naturally without trying just using and focusing on breathing retraining.
Heavy or labored breathing of overweight people
is easy to notice and hear at rest or during their sleep and
exercise. Clinical studies testify that modern people breathe
almost 3 times more air than people living a century ago.
cannot increase blood oxygenation to any significant degree, but it reduces CO2
levels in the blood and other body cells. Therefore, you are not losing weight
due to too fast and deep breathing. It causes a lack of CO2 that is crucial
for oxygen transport and normal blood circulation no matter what.
CO2 is the most potent dilator of blood vessels. In
addition, low CO2 levels in the brain make nerve cells irritable and overexcited
(see links to medical studies below).
The chart below provides a mechanism that answers this
question: Why am I not losing weight?
You breathe more than the tiny medical norm. As a result, you have reduced blood
flow (perfusion) of all vital organs. In other words, the whole system is in the
state of stagnation, delivery of O2 and nutrients, including glucose, is slow.
As a result, you suffer from chronic fatigue and hunger. This causes more stress
and overeating, which further intensify your breathing.
Why can you not lose weight?
With less than 20 seconds for the simple body oxygen test, most people will complain
about chronic fatigue and will be unable to lose weight naturally.
(The normal value for body O2 is about 40 seconds.) I have
seen this in hundreds of my students. Blood sugar
levels often become abnormally low, and this causes constant hunger and eating
These Russian doctors teaching the Buteyko method found that
when overweight people start to slow down their breathing back to the medical
norm, they feel less hungry but more energetic, and lose weight naturally, as a
side effect of breathing normalization. My experience completely agrees
with this clinical observation.
Natural lifestyle choices before and after breathing retraining