Weight Loss Via Baking Soda and Reduced Breathing

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Ever wonder why it is so difficult if not impossible to lose weight when you are eating practically nothing? Many people go on intensive diets and do lose weight only to see the pounds come back the moment they end their diet. This is more than frustrating! Everyone comes out with a different diet with fantastic promises but there is something that is not being addressed that is important to everyone—not just too overweight people.

Our weight depends on a variety of physical and psychological factors, from our heredity, to how we feel about ourselves, to what we eat, to our insulin sensitivity, to the amount of exercise we get, and so on. It also depends on our breathing, on how we actually breathe throughout the day. Those of us who are overweight often have a breathing problem. What most of us don’t see is that as we become more acid and overweight our breathing becomes more rapid.

A report published in September 2009 in Medical Hypothesis Journal by science expert Shoma Berkemeyer addresses the issue of blood pH as it relates to weight gain. Berkemeyer acknowledges a relationship between blood pH and weight and suggests that it might be less important to eat less of some foods, such as protein, and more important to eat more of other foods, such as fruits and vegetables.[1]

In a 2009 review Dr. Richard Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg reported that yogic deep-breathing techniques were extremely effective in handling depression, anxiety, and stress-related disorders.. Emotionally calming breathing can easily become a dieter’s best friend.

Naturopath Marcelle Pick says, “Can you guess the health habit my patients find the hardest to follow? It’s regular exercise. Despite their best intentions, most of my patients allow exercise to fall by the wayside when life gets busy or stressful — which is all the time, right? But there is a way to begin or renew your commitment to physical fitness, something that should come easily to every woman because you have to do it anyway. The secret is simply to breathe…deeply and often.”

Breathing Slowly

“Deep breathing is just another way of saying belly breathing as opposed to shallow, superficial chest breathing.[2] Deep breathing should be very slow so that one accumulates more CO2 in the blood. Deep breathing means breathing less air not more. Some people actually think it is wrong to call therapeutic breathing "deep breathing". “If you breathe less and accumulate CO2, the correct name is "reduced breathing," writes Dr. Artour Rakhimov PhD.

“Deep breathing delivers many of the benefits of exercise, including facilitating weight loss. Though not a substitute for exercise, it’s a great first step for women just beginning an exercise plan, and deep breathing enhances the benefits of any form of exercise,” reports Marcelle Pick.

While under treatment with a breathing device for heart disease and asthma many people not only improved their cardiac and respiratory function, but they lost weight as well. The theory behind the effectiveness of the Frolov device from Russia that became the Breathslim device in the United States,  is that by using it you provide increased oxygen-rich air to your bloodstream. This oxygen in turn is utilized in metabolic processes, making those processes more efficient. This more efficient metabolism thereby causes the "burning" of fat in the tissue.

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A more alkaline environment is rich in life giving oxygen. When the pH balance of the human body approaches the 7.0 alkaline/acid balance health is improved. The slightly alkaline environment is an oxygenated environment. This is not to say that one can simply raise their pH and the weight falls off. No one is going to go sit in a room, breathe deeply and come out five pounds lighter. You can, however, use deep breathing as one part of a comprehensive life change to encourage weight loss. Breathing with the aid of this simple breathing device will make the entire process of weight loss easier.

“The reason I lost weight, fat and inches was simply because I raised my body’s pH level. I’ve had people ask me how I went about losing the 20 pounds I’ve lost. So I’ve decided to put together this little sheet of the steps I took to raise my pH and lose 20 pounds.” states a writer on a health care website.

Within a few breaths on the Breathslim a person learns to breathe more deeply and more slowly, assisted by the device. And when you breathe with the device it is a very noticeable and remarkable difference from normal, unassisted breathing. Deep breathing is something that most of us should do but fail to do because we haven’t learned how. It seems trivial to think that we’d have to learn to breathe correctly, since it’s such a natural part of life. Most of us breathe without thinking about it but our breathing is often shallow and rapid leading to loss of CO2, bicarbonates and oxygen delivery to the cells.

People who need to lose weight don’t take in enough oxygen. If you eat devitalized, cooked, excessively fatty foods and have inadequate breathing you are not ridding yourself of toxins properly, nor can you burn the fuel you consume, regardless of its possible low fat content. The lack of adequate oxygen and low metabolism will add pounds no matter what or how little you eat.

The Breathslim device provides a definite, positive effect that can be noticed quite quickly and when used in conjunction with sodium bicarbonate and other helpful medicinals like magnesium chloride, vitamin C and iodine can help bring the overweight person back into a healthier and slimmer profile. Deep breathing changes the way that oxygen is delivered throughout the body. This creates a change in the way that the body works and will result in improved fat burning.

It isn’t possible to state whether any individual will lose extra weight by training with the Breathslim alone. There are too many factors with weight loss and those mechanisms that lead to weight loss are too easily overcome by the individual. Thus a full protocol approach is always preferable but that said we have to look at the fact that breathing is fundamental to health and healthy changes that will occur with proper breathing and will affect our entire metabolism and general feeling about being alive.

“There is no method — whether diet or exercise or medication or surgery — that cannot easily be overwhelmed by the actions of the individual,” says Dr. Dan Curtis. This does not change the fact that all those things that lead to a higher metabolism all contribute to weight loss.

Losing Weight is Hard to Do

Overweight teens actually eat fewer calories daily on average than their trimmer counterparts, a new study finds.[3] Among 12- to 14-year-old girls in the study, girls who were very obese ate about 300 fewer calories on average daily than obese girls, and obese girls consumed 110 fewer calories daily than healthy-weight girls.

When the researchers looked at calories consumed by 15- to 17-year old boys, they found that obese boys ate about 220 fewer calories a day than boys who were overweight (but not obese). And overweight boys consumed about 375 fewer calories than healthy-weight boys, the study showed. The findings illustrate the difficulty of losing weight by cutting calories alone, especially when the weight is gained early in life but the researchers did not suggest why this was.

"For older children and teenagers, increasing involvement in physical activity may be more important to weight and health than is their child’s diet," said study researcher Dr. Asheley Cockrell Skinner, an assistant professor of health policy and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Parents of all children should aim for a healthy diet, but don’t assume that overweight children are eating any worse than their peers," she said.

More than a third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The researchers concluded that weight-loss efforts for overweight and obese teens should focus on increasing physical activity.
What happens that is so magical about exercise? It raises both CO2 and thus oxygen levels which increases fat burn and cell voltage. Why do overweight people still have trouble losing weight?

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Breathslim
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Benefits to user:

  • Boosts metabolism and dramatically lowers appetite
  • Decreases sleeping problems such as insomnia and snoring
  • As a result of fat burning, energy levels are increased
  • No harmful or negative side effects
  • Lifestyle changing device and method
  • Extremely convenient-breathing exercises can be performed at the comfort of user’s home
  • One time purchase-not an endless buying cycle such as pills, meal plans, gym memberships

The entire metabolic process depends on a balanced pH.

The most successful weight-loss plan incorporates commitment, healthy eating habits and exercise. It can be helpful in achieving your goals to understand how factors such as blood pH affect the weight-loss equation. Because blood alkalinity has the potential to affect weight loss, it is important to understand the nature of blood pH, as well as its potential in the weight loss process.

Taking sodium bicarbonate will help get things started because slowing your breathing and taking baking soda arrives one at the same place—with increased Co2 and O2 levels. Drinking salt water during the morning alternating with sweet water would add to this dieting approach as would much of the rest of the Natural Allopathic Medicine protocol.

Conclusion

Learning how to breathe more naturally and efficiently, the way our bodies were designed to breathe, can have a powerful influence on our metabolism and overall sense of well-being. Healthy, natural breathing makes us feel better physically, emotionally, and mentally. Our breath is an incredible gift, a fundamental force that has subtle interrelationships with all the different sides of us. Learning how to breathe correctly will help every overweight person regain their balance in life in terms of health and this can only have a lasting effect on the battle to lose and maintain weight.

Deep, active breathing can increase your oxygen intake even when done for just 1 to 2 minutes at a time. The Breathslim device makes those minutes count greatly amplifying the energy and time we put into breathing retraining. Improving your breathing will improve metabolism to burn off fat and soften emotional issues that lead to food cravings and unnecessary consumption. There is nothing like the Breathslim to calm oneself down and every dieter knows this will be more than helpful.

I included this short video of Dr. Sergey Zinatulin, who has been working with different breathing techniques including the Frolov and Breathslim devices for more than 15 years. He shows quite convincingly of the physical strength that comes to people who consciously breathe.

I myself lost a lot of weight four months ago when I used the Breathslim when I was in uncontrollable pain from a strong bout with GERD. The pounds came off but stopped coming off when I stopped using the device. Of course I am eating more now but eating less than I have ever eaten in my life!

[1] Acid-base balance and weight gain: are there crucial links via protein and organic acids in understanding obesity?; Berkemeyer S.; Med Hypotheses. 2009 Sep;73(3):347-56;
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19410381

[2] Shallow breathing , thoracic breathing, or chest breathing is the drawing of minimal breath into the lungs, usually by drawing air into the chest area using the intercostal muscles rather than throughout the lungs via the diaphragm . Shallow breathing can result in or be symptomatic of rapid breathing and hyperventilation . Most people who breathe shallowly do it throughout the day and are almost always unaware of the condition. In upper lobar breathing, clavicular breathing, or clavicle breathing air is drawn predominantly into the chest by the raising of the shoulders and collarbone (clavicles), and simultaneous contracting of the abdomen during inhalation. Maximum amount of air can be drawn this way only for short periods of time, since it requires a lot of effort. When used for prolonged time, this is the most superficial mode of shallow breathing. Definition by Wikipedia.

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Comments:

  • lizzy

    thumbs up if you get what the guy in the snow is saying

  • DorinaDora

    Hey Mark! Just listened to your interview with Justin on extreme health radio and later on came across this interview done by Markus Rothkranz on alkalinity and acidity mentioning how Baking soda wipes out your HCl, can you please give me your thoughts on this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O6GhVCvVgE Thank you in advance! Best regards! :) Dorina

  • http://www.facebook.com/angela.mcmillan.5 Angela Mcmillan

    now you know dog-gone-well baking soda lowers the ph in foods and makes them aakaline and you dont absorb the calorie intake of fatning foods.you know when taking baking soda with a meal it turns it alkaline.the only problem i see is can cause the gall bladder to go haywire,if taken to large of doses and to often.1 meal a day with it 3 out of 5 days is perfect.

  • Tom McAuliffe

    In addition to my previous comment, I’d like to say that I’m glad at least that the overall intended message of the article is about REDUCED breathing (going by the heading title at least). The only reason that I wrote my original comment is that there are a few misleading lines throughout the article that would lead people to believe that deep breathing is what leads to reduced breathing, whereas in practice it is often difficult to breathe deeply and at the same time cultivate reduced breathing. The only times that breathing deeply cultivates reduced breathing is when breathing through a resistance device (such as the Breatheslim device), or when doing physical activity in which the CO2 produced by cellular respiration is larger than the amount of CO2 blown out by the lungs, so that the overall effect is to increase levels of CO2 in the body. However, in a normal situation when the body is at rest and without the aid of a device, it is much more beneficial to do breathing exercises in which the breathe becomes relaxed and reduced, leading to a build up of CO2 and the subsequent benefits, which are immediate, and are indeed far more profound than the normal medical model gives credit.

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Hi and thank you for writing with your concerns. Since I have been working with Dr. Sircus it has been clear to me that he has been talking about reduced breathing and not deep breathing. Perhaps if you are finding this essay to give unclear information you would be so kind as to provide your suggestions for changing various sentences or ideas in writing to us here at IMVA and we can then see about clarifying in the essay? Your opinions matter to us and we are glad for your input.
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  • Tom McAuliffe

    Anna, I stand by my comments. I agree that diaphragmatic breathing is healthy. People with high, healthy levels of CO2 naturally breathe using only their diaphragm. They do not use any of their chest muscles, intercostals. At rest they will only breathe about 4 or 5 breathes in a minute, and it is barely perceptible. Whether or not it is suitable to describe this condition as “deep breathing” is debatable, but I certainly believe it to be misleading. I’m not familiar with the teachings of Dr Zinatulin, but know the teachings of Dr Buteyko very well, and furthermore understand the biochemistry of breathing. As I was saying in my previous letter, I agree that the Breathslim device, and also the Frolov device do indeed work well to improve breathing and improve health, but I disagree with the notion that they work by increasing your ability to breathe more deeply. The more you use the Breathslim and the frolov device, the more the long term effect is to REDUCE your overall level of breathing throughout the day. The result of a session done correctly with the device will be to increase your levels of arterial CO2, which has the corresponding effect of increasing oxygen uptake in the cells, as well as reducing inflammation, calming your whole system, and reducing your level of breathing in the hours following the session. You can measure this for yourself by measuring your levels of CO2 (using the ‘Control Pause’ measurement, as developed by Buteyko, and explained on many websites). Modern yoga teachers do not necessarily understand the wisdom of the ancient yoga texts and practices that were about retaining the breathe and not squandering one’s chi (or CO2).

  • Anna

    Tom, I think you are confusing deep breathing with over-breathing. the benefits of deep diaphragmatic breathing have been known for centuries now and is used in many practices, starting with yogis. Moreover, Dr. Zinatulin who you can see in the video above and who has been helping hundreds of patients improve their health with Breathslim and Frolov’s devices, has personally been studying under K. Buteyko and knows his teaching very well. And lastly, there are already several Buteyko educators in the USA who have acknowledged the benefits of Breathslim and are offering it to their clients now.

    So, I’d urge you to investigate more about deep diaphragmatic breathing before saying it is dangerous. Because you are wrong.

  • Tom McAuliffe

    Deep breathing causes loss of CO2, which reduces oxygen uptake by the cells, and has a negative impact on pH. The reason why the Breatheslim device, and also the frolov device, work so well, is because even though when using the device you are indeed breathing deeply, it reduces the overall RATE of breathing enough to allow CO2 to build up. Following a session with the device and a prolonged period of high levels of CO2, one should notice a reduction in their breathing over the next few hours, NOT an increase in breathing. Truly healthy people breathe in a way that is barely noticeable, 24/7. This indictates high levels of CO2 and correct oxygenation in the cells. Unhealthy people breathe deeply, and will puff and pant with just a small amount of physical exercise. Deep breathing is very dangerous, as several minutes of hyperventilation will prove, and a phenomenon of modern day living is that most humans are now chronic, low level hyperventilators. This is due to lifestyle factors that have been eloquently described by Dr Buteyko (poor diet, over-eating, sedentary lifestyle, vaccinations, amalgam fillings and other toxins etc), many of the same issues that Dr Sircus has identified. But please, Dr Sircus, I urge you to investigate further the findings of Buteyko and to please be aware of the danger of perpetuating the idea that deep breathing is good for us. This simply isn’t true.

  • http://notesfromtheedgeofgrace.wordpress.com/ alive with tony

    The reason that Buddha is portrayed with a large belly is precisely because of this deep breathing aspect of a healthy life.