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Why you should eat your greens as Mum said!

Plant food

Plants are amazing! They do something we can’t do. Every day of their lives they perform what seems an almost nuclear energy process as routine. They combine the common gas, carbon dioxide, with water using high energetic photons to make carbohydrates, the stem, leaves & fruit of the plant!

The huge old oak tree in the field is made almost entirely from water and the carbon dioxide exhaled by animals and people over the years. This amazing alchemy comes at a price however.
The plants use high energetic light photons in this process that result in dangerous, potentially damaging, waste particles called “free radicals” that can destroy the plant.


Fortunately for the plants they have evolved over millions of years their own protection against these harmful particles. They produce a whole range of chemicals called anti-oxidants that can mop up the free radicals and make them harmless. They produce far more than they need for their own protection. That’s how they have survived to now.


Animals, and that includes us humans, also produce these damaging free radicals throughout their lives, it is just one of the side effects of their metabolism, body chemistry and other chemical stressors. However animals don’t produce those protective agents like the plants in any significant quantities.
When the cow or sheep eats grass or other plant food the surplus antioxidants in the plants mop up the free radicals in the animal, the plants not only provide the animal’s food for energy and growth but also provide this remarkable protection against the harmful effects of free radicals. If we eat only animal food that contains little or no antioxidants and often a fair amount of free radicals we no longer get the protection of the antioxidants and are at risk of damage to our DNA and all other cellular structures.


This is why we should eat our greens like Mum told us!
A whole plant diet will give us that extra protection and all the nutrition we need without the risk of adding more dangerous free radicals from animal based food to our own natural load, but that’s another story! You can get more on this from “The China Study” by Colin Campbell, an excellent book to make us all think again about our eating habits.

Stress Management – On Your Smartphone


Stress Management can be literally in your hands today!

There are many systems and methods promoted to take control of stress in our lives, usually involving training courses away from the workplace at inconvenient times.

We at The Breath Connection have developed an App for smartphone or computers, the “MyButeyko  App” that you can use to train yourself to reduce the impact of all stresses you meet in your life.

The common factor that accompanies stressful situations is the triggering of the fight or flight response. This primitive automatic response puts the body on high alert physically and mentally ready to deal with the potential life threatening event. Usually the event is not in the least life threatening but our body does not take the risk and assumes any trigger could be a danger. The fight or flight response can cause over a thousand physiological changes in our bodies and most of them we have little or no control over such as release of adrenaline, increased histamine production, increased output of corticosteroids, increased sweating, raised blood pressure, suppressed immune system, etc. However, there are three reactions we can take conscious control over with practice and they are: muscle tension, mental tension and breathing.

By progressively learning to reduce muscle and mental tension and our breathing rate all the other physiological reactions are also reduced, so damping down the effect of any stress. Your training can be done wherever you are, on your smartphone or on a computer, each exercise may take less than ten minutes and is recorded on your smartphone.

If you are connected to a MyButeyko Registered educator they will immediately be able to see your results and feedback support and comments. You will also be able to track your progress yourself on a graph on your phone. Although you may use the app alone for training  we recommend you connect with  a qualified Buteyko Educator to receive support and monitoring to ensure rapid progress.

Go to our website HERE to learn more and to download the free MyButeyko App.

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How to get that extra 10% from yourself without any effort!



Well the bad news is we don’t have a pill for this!

The good news is that anyone can achieve this extra “zip” in a matter of weeks and at the same time reduce the impact of stress on their lives.

Your body is designed to work very efficiently with very specific requirements just as the best sports car will only perform optimally with the right balance of fuel, air , tyres and driver skill.

For optimal body functioning at mental and physical levels your body requires the right quantity of good nutrition, adequate quality sleep, the right amount of physical activity and the optimal  breathing rate.

For many people today all these factors have been compromised due to recurring stress incidents in their lives; meals are rushed, unhealthy snacks are easy to grab on the go, poor quality sleep leaves us unrefreshed to start the day, our sedentary lifestyles, from bed, to table, to car, to train, to office desk and back home to train, car, table and easy chair in front of the TV means we spend more time sitting than standing or walking and finally those repeated stressors over time lead to constant over-breathing or chronic hidden hyperventilation. It’s a wonder we can function at all!

The Breath Connection training gives you the tools to turn all this around primarily by learning to return your breathing back to normal. This in turn raises body oxygenation  that improves mental ability, physical endurance and efficiency, normalizes  body pH that allows every biochemical process to proceed more efficiently, raises carbon dioxide levels to the optimal 5.5-6.0% eliminating spasm of smooth muscle wrapped around airways, arteries, bladder and gut that cause so many health problems and finally it is almost impossible to be stressed if you are breathing calmly and normally. Does this require a massive effort and expense on your part?

Most people are able to fit the training into their busy daily routine without much trouble and you can get started for just £75 using the latest technology to aid this re-education process, we have an App for smartphone or computer and use the internet  for close support and monitoring throughout your training.  Training can be given face to face or a thousand miles away using Skype.


So, if you want that extra 10% you can learn how to get it in just a few weeks, contact us via the Breath Connection Website, phone us on +44(0)1580 752852 or email us at