Buteyko Breathing Technique Endorsed by Dr. Joseph Mercola

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Dr. Joseph Mercola, a leader in alternative healthcare, endorses the Buteyko Breathing Technique. Mercola observes, “My biggest disappointment is that I didn't integrate the Buteyko Method into my own health practice earlier."

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The Buteyko Breathing Technique once again is validated for improving health and sports performance. Dr. Mercola, a leader in alternative healthcare, blogger and best selling author, shares his personal journey and results with the Buteyko Breathing Technique. On his website Mercola.com, Mercola observes, “My biggest disappointment is that I didn’t integrate the Buteyko Method into my own health practice earlier. – I strongly recommend you consider integrating it into your lifestyle”.

Chris Bauman, Chair of the Buteyko Breathing Educators Association (BBEA) said, “I agree with Dr. Mercola 100%. Integrating the Buteyko Breathing Technique into your life is key. Our registered breathing educators consistently see clients' health improve, be it for relief of asthma, allergies, snoring, sleep apnea, anxiety chronic rhinitis, insomnia or fatigue. They quickly feel better simply by learning to breathe correctly.”

For individuals taking fitness to the next level or looking for a competitive edge, Dr. Mercola urges them to look no further than the Buteyko Breathing Technique. “I don’t believe I was a mouth-breather during normal activities, but during high-intensity exercise I was hyperventilating to the max through an open mouth. It was my perception that this was the best way to maximize my oxygen intake. But my perception and understanding of reality was dead wrong.”

Don Gordon, a registered Buteyko educator in Bend, Oregon, works with athletes looking for a competitive advantage through breathing. Gordon observes, “Most athletes are surprisingly poor breathers and their performance suffers. With normalized breathing they achieve better muscle oxygenation. This leads to better endurance, reduced lactic acid, faster recovery times and more enjoyment.” Gordon echoes Dr. Mercola's point, “most athletes think breathing more is better but the truth is the opposite.”

Dr. Mercola's endorsement comes on the heels of three countries validating Buteyko for asthma intervention: US Department of Health and Human Services; Australian Department of Health and Aging; British Thoracic Society.

“If a prominent naturopathic doctor like Dr. Mercola vouches for his own improvement through Buteyko, I hope this motivates others to give Buteyko breathing a try.”, said Bauman. “It's about normalizing breathing so all body functions are optimized and health and wellness is maintained.”

About the Buteyko Breathing Educators Association

The BBEA is an association of educators committed to training people in the Buteyko Breathing Technique. The members of BBEA are required to comply with rigorous teaching and standards, along with on-going professional development. This ensures anyone seeking help from a BBEA educator receives the safest, highest quality service and results possible.

BBEA Press Contact: Don Gordon, 541.241.4936

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