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Love & Guts

Jan 11, 2021

#188 Patrick Mckeown is the President of Buteyko Professionals International. He is also a member of the Management Board and the Advisory Faculty of the International Academy of Breathing & Health.

Patrick was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and later studied in the Moscow clinic of the founder of the Buteyko Breathing Method; the late Professor Konstantin Buteyko. He was honoured to be awarded a Diploma in the Buteyko Method by Professor Buteyko.

Patrick’s current professional affiliations include being a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (UK), a Member of the Physiological Society (UK), a Member of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences, a Fellow of Buteyko Professionals International, and a Fellow of the International Academy of Breathing & Health.

In this episode we cover

  • The principles of buteyko breathing
  • Why we want to avoid over breathing and losing too much carbon dioxide
  • Some of the protective mechanisms that the body creates (in the form of disease) to limit the loss of CO2
  • Why we snore and how breathing can impact this
  • Why Patrick believes that no one that is mouth breathing is reaching their full potential
  • How the Buteyko breathing method can benefit digestive health
  • The signs that can indicate that babies and children are breathing poorly
  • And so much more