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Choose Health Podcast

The Choose Health Podcast is weekly show which brings on top experts in health to help you to realise and reach your health potential. We look at sleep,nutrition,breathing,meditation and other lifestyle choices. The guests will provide you with practical means to improving your health and taking your health into your own hands including habit formation, implementing change and creating the mindset to reach our health potential. Each episode brings you recommendations and strategies you can implement straight away in your lives. We share resources and success stories from people who transformed their health and wellbeing and top tips towards living a healthy and happy life.
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Mar 23, 2016

Dr. Michael Ruscio is a doctor, clinical researcher, author, and health enthusiast. Dr. Ruscio practices Functional Medicine in California. Dr. Ruscio gives people who are suffering from symptoms of chronic illness simple steps to get better, and get on with life. This episode talks about chronic illnesses and their link to our gut health and how we can address this.

Shownotes:

Dr. Ruscio’s story and how he got into Healthcare and Functional Medicine.

What is Functional Medicine.

How he helps people with their health.

How important gut health is.

Dr Google and why we should avoid paying him a visit.

What are the symptoms of poor gut health, what can they manifest as outside the gut?

How can we tell for sure if our gut is affecting our health negatively?

Biggest contributors to poor gut health?

Link between mental health and gut health?

My gut health is poor, how do I improve it?

Benefits/ stories of people who addressed their gut health?

Key take homes?

Try Paleo Diet for 30 days.

How to develop overall wellness and live your life as you want.

Top 3 tips towards living a healthy and happy life?

1) Optimising Gut Health

2) Enjoying Life and Pay Attention To Every Other Area Of Your Life

3) Find and Pursue What You Love

Find Out More About Dr Ruscio:

www.drruscio.com

Mar 16, 2016
Patrick McKeown discovered breathing re-education when faced with poor health in his own life. He had asthma, sleep apnea and poor mental function. He completely transformed his whole life by addressing his own breathing and starting to see these symptoms and condition no longer affected him. 
 
Since then Patrick has dedicated his life to teaching others of the importance of breathing re education and has helped thousands of people in the process improve their health by addressing their breathing.
 
In this episode we delve into his own journey, how he helps people and who can benefit from learning to address their own breathing.
 
We speak about how a simple thing of addressing dysfunctional breathing can hold some fascinating benefits for those who implement it in their own lives.
 
 
 
Shownotes:
 
 
Patrick comes on the podcast to discuss
 
  • His story, how he came across breathing re education, how he went from having asthma, sleep apnea and poor mental function to transforming his health and whole life with breathing re education.
  • How he has helped and continues to help thousands of people with asthma and other respiratory complaints to improve their condition and even reverse symptoms.
  • Why crooked teeth in children may be as a result of mouth breathing.
  • How the way children breathe is critical for their growth and development.
  • Causes of dysfunctional breathing?
  • An exercise to unblock your nose permanently, without medications.
  • Improved energy, concentration and reduced stress.
  • Reduced blood pressure and lowered cholesterol by simply breathing better. (16mins)
  • How to know if your breathing is affecting your health.
  • Stresses role in changing our breathing and how we can reduce stress by simple breathing exercises.
  • Why our sleep may be affected by our breathing and how to know.
  • How getting up to go the bathroom at night may not be as a result of a full bladder.
  • Natural way to help anxiety.
  • Go from fight or flight to rest and digest in 3-5 minutes.
  • Improved oxygen delivery to cells by the way we breathe.
  • The role of our breathing habits for respiratory conditions (including asthma) and even the common cold.
  • Why 'deep breathing' may be doing the opposite of what we think
  • How long before you can see results.
  • Stress/anxiety and depression and it's link to the breath.
  • Practical steps to start addressing your breathing.
  • How to breathe during physical exercise.
  • Simulating high altitude training with no equipment or altitude needed. How Patrick teaches this method to Olympic Athletes, NFL players and Professional Soccer Players.
  • Improved sporting performance with breathing re education.
  • Incidence of mouth breathing in children and why it is critical to teach correct breathing to children.
  • Tonsils and adenoids enlargement.
  • How to know if your child is not breathing correctly.
  • ADHD and children and it’s link to sleep disordered breathing.
  • My own testimonial to switching to nasal breathing, improved mental function, energy and better sleep.
  • Why I tape my mouth at night and who may benefit from this.
  • How you can get more benefits from your walk by taking this one step.
  • Improve your fitness and sports performance with nose breathing.
  • Create lasting changes towards improving our health.
  • Reduced breathing exercise (see resources)
  • Why taking the first step is the best thing you can do for your health.
 
 
Top 3 tips to live a healthy and happy life
 
1) Breathe through the nose
 
2) Follow the breath
 
3) Physical exercise suited to you with nose breathing.
 
 
 
 

Find out more about Patrick and his work:

Buteyko Help-line 1800 931 935 

Websites:

http://www.buteykoclinic.com/

http://buteyko.ie/
 
http://oxygenadvantage.com/
 
Patrick's Facebook
 
 
Resources mentioned in the podcast
 
Books:
 
 
The Oxygen Advantage (Latest Book)
 
Close Your Mouth
 
Videos:
 
Unblock Your Nose in 5 Minutes Exercise: Click Here
 
 
Breathing and Child Development
 
Cranio-Facial development in children and mouth breathing
 
Information for parents about the importance of nasal breathing in children:
http://www.buteyko.ie/breathing-childhood-development.php
 
ADHD and breathing:
http://www.buteykoclinic.com/adhd-research.php
 
Other Resources: (Non Affiliate Links)
 

Headspace App– Start a free 10 day introduction into Mindfulness Meditation. This is the app I use everyday and how I started into Mindfulness Meditation.

 

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Mar 8, 2016

Lois Laynee, Ph.D is a dynamic pioneer and passionate lecturer in the fields of Education, Sleep Apnea, Scar Release Healing and Cranio Facial Neuro development.

In this episode we speak about the benefits of Optimal Oxygenation in our bodies including better sleep, more energy and overall increased wellbeing and how we can go about achieving this.

Mar 8, 2016

In this Episode I have Nutrition and Lifestyle Expert Danny Lennon from Sigma Nutrition to discuss the habits we have around nutrition and health and how to improve and more importantly maintain them.

We also discuss some actionable tips we can employ in our daily lives to improve our body composition, wellbeing and the changes we can make to becoming a healthier version of ourselves.

Mar 8, 2016

Danny Penman is an International Bestselling Author and Expert In Mindfulness Meditation.

In this episode we delve into how Mindfulness Meditation can help us Reduce Pain, Manage Stress, and allow us to live a Healthier and Happier Life.

Mar 7, 2016

This is a short introductory episode for the Choose Health Podcast.

A bit about me, your host, Darragh Sheehy.

What's my background?

Why a podcast?

Who will benefit from listening.

Who I will interview.

Aims of the podcast.

Benefits for you the listener.

Show format and resources.

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