It is no mystery that it is our breathing that keeps us alive. However, most people are unaware that proper breathing keeps us healthy and that poor breathing drops us into suffering, pain, and severe disease. I always tell my patients that the faster they breathe, the sooner they die and that the most essential thing in their life is their next breath; if not taken, they are dead in a few minutes. So how we breathe is pretty crucial.
For the past nine years, I have used and suggested the Frolov breathing device to all my patients to help them slow their breathing down. However, it is tough to get because it comes from Russia. Before one continues, I suggest you read my essay Breathing to Live Longer, which is required reading for this essay.
The internationally bestselling author James Nestor finishes his book and concludes his ten years of study of breathing with these sentences:
“Through my years of travels and travails in respiratory research, there is one lesson, one equation, that I believe is at the root of so much health, happiness, and longevity. I’m a bit embarrassed to say it has taken me a decade to figure this out, and I realize how insignificant it may seem. But lest we forget, nature is simple but subtle.”
“For me, the perfect breath is this: inhale for about 5.5 seconds, then exhale for 5.5 seconds. That’s 5.5 breaths a minute for about 5.5 liters of air. You can practice this perfect breathing for a few minutes or hours.”
I am not embarrassed, but I have something similar to say. After almost a decade of using the Frolov, I made a similar discovery, and it made a big difference in my health in one day. Less than a day actually, it was only 15 minutes of perfect conscious breathing without the Frolov, and my blood pressure crashed down to normal. Fifteen minutes of perfect breathing gave me ideal blood pressure.
I tell everyone I consult with the story about Vernon Johnston, who had prostate cancer that had spread to his bones. He cured his cancer by doing two things perfectly. First, he consumed enough sodium bicarbonate to get his urine pH up to 8 and keep it at eight, and he did something that I could never do and never heard of anyone else doing. He breathed consciously for 4 hours a day. He did not have the Frolov. I wrote about him in my book about sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment. In 30 days, he went for a CAT scan and had no cancer in his bones and none in his prostate.
I mistakenly thought teaching my clients about perfect breathing would be challenging, mainly because I was not doing it myself. Yet I wanted my worst cancer clients to start working on their breathing like yesterday. I thought they needed the Frolov or another device to do it because most people are toddlers regarding their breathing. Worse than babies because healthy babies, who have not been vaccinated, breathe much better than adults. What I present in this essay has become more critical because it is almost impossible to get the Frolov because it comes from Russia though there are other substitutes that will help.
Applying perfect breathing for 60 seconds or more allows the mind and body to let go of tension and disempowering thoughts as your brain and body are refreshed and renewed. You’ll feel better with only one to two minutes of doing perfect breathing. Engaging in perfect breathing periodically throughout the day is a great way to maintain a sense of calm and control and begin to understand how to take responsibility through self-action to help cure yourself of whatever disease you are suffering from.
In their book Perfect Breathing, Al Lee & Don Campbell say, “What is the perfect breath? Far from being some noble yet unreachable goal that takes years of rigorous practice to master, a perfect breath is any breath you take, of which you are completely and mindfully aware. In the space of that one simple breath, great things can be accomplished. Perfect breathing is absolutely attainable and within easy reach. In fact, your very next breath can be a perfect breath.”
Here is a video that can help you get started at a breathing rate of six breaths per minute. Since it is a YouTube video, you can control the speed, so if you cannot breathe that slow, even for a minute, adjust the speed. Here is a video that explains how to use this video. A medical device is sold in England to control blood pressure through breathing. This video simulates much of that computerized breathing device. Here is another one:
And another video for instructions for beginners. Perfect breathing is breathing at a rate of about 5.5 breaths per minute. That works out conveniently to be 5.5 seconds for each in-breath and 5.5 seconds for each out-breath. Of course, it doesn’t have to be precisely 5.5 seconds. It could be anywhere between 5 and 6 breaths per minute.
This is much slower than the average breathing rate that most of us are used to. This breathing rate is slightly less than the medical norm for breathing 70 years ago when it was eight breaths per minute. Now nobody breathes that slowly now. Cancer patients easily double or triple that breathing rate, which is one of the principal reasons they have cancer. Fast breathing drives down both CO2 and Oxygen levels in the blood, creating hypoxia and low oxygen delivery to the cells, which forces cells to choose between death or turning to fermentation for their energy needs. Cancer cells are cells that have turned to fermentation.
Though there are multiple causes of cancer and other chronic diseases, doctors should recognize that most chronic conditions are partially caused by over-breathing (hyperventilation) and certainly seem to get worse because of it.
Hyperventilation is known as “over-breathing.” Over-breathing is breathing more quickly or deeply than usual. This causes low carbon dioxide levels in your blood. Low carbon dioxide leads to symptoms such as:
- Light-headedness or dizziness
- Pins and needles sensation
It just so happens that our breath is the primary connection between our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual levels of consciousness. So by becoming more aware of our breath and using that awareness consciously, we can move mountains in terms of our health and how we feel about ourselves.
Almost nobody breathes that well, but if you have cancer and don’t want to die, you must learn how to breathe perfectly, starting right now. There is no waiting for your Frolov or other breathing devices.
Perfect breathing can transform physical and mental health by improving immune function, sleep, digestion, and respiratory conditions and reducing blood pressure and anxiety. In addition, it can help stop cancer with the help of other therapies in the Natural Allopathic protocol.
Perfect coherent breathing, according to Shamash Alidina, seems to be so good for people’s health for several key reasons:
- It balances your nervous system and connects to the rhythm of your heart. Because the in and out breaths are of equal lengths, coherent breathing activates the energizing and relaxing systems of your body and mind in equal measure. Those who are too activated therefore calm down. And those who are in too low an energy state are lifted up. You, therefore, finish the session feeling both peaceful and awake. In addition, this rhythm seems to sync us with the rhythm of our hearts, and they seem to sync up into a beautiful resonance, like an orchestra playing perfectly in time.
- It reduces over-breathing – Overbreathing can lead to many other issues for your health. And if you meditate, you may also be over-breathing then too. Coherent breathing immediately helps you to breathe at a more healthy pace. However, ensure each of your breaths is light. For example, you will still be over-breathing if you breathe 5.5 times per minute, but each breath is large and heavy.
- The mindfulness factor is when you focus on your breath and breathing rate and are entirely in the moment. So you are also developing your mindfulness skills, with all the benefits mindfulness gives. I think the fact that it’s not easy to do coherent breathing effortlessly means it is a bit of a challenge, and that makes being present and focused a little easier too. However, the benefits of coherent breathing go beyond the benefits of mindful awareness of the present moment. Try it for yourself and see what you think.
One interesting finding is that coherent breathing practices increase your Heart Rate Variability, which leads to many other health benefits. Researchers in Italy found that blood flow to the brain increases when doing coherent breathing. The heart, circulation, and nervous systems become coherent and operate at peak efficiency when we breathe perfectly.
Renowned Professors Richard Brown and Patricia Gerbarg tried experimenting with coherent breathing on people with anxiety and depression. The results were astounding. Brown said he saw people transforming even with just 5-10 mins of this breathing exercise per day.
Brown and Gerbarg used this coherent breathing on survivors of 9/11, who had ‘ground glass lungs’ and no known cure. Yet after two months, patients improved significantly after doing coherent breathing a couple of times a day.
Perfect breathing can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety – and thus, the NHS recommends this for stress relief. Consciously slow and deep breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system – the “rest and digest” response opposite to the “fight or flight” sympathetic nervous system. Studies have shown that controlled breathing can reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol in saliva. Another study shows that controlled breathing can alter the chemistry in the brain, affecting levels of another stress hormone, noradrenaline, which could enhance focus and keep brains healthier for longer.