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Donene Lashbrook Shares How Simple Breathing Exercises Helped Her Get Rid of Insomnia and CPAP Machine!
Breathe Slim Inc. is pleased to announce that we have just completed a three months double blind study in the Clinical Exercise Research Center (CERC) in the Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy on the University of Southern California Health Sciences Campus.
Forty sedentary adult men and women (20-55 years of age) with body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 25 were recruited to visit the USC Health Sciences Campus for 3 testing sessions. All 40 subjects performed resistive expiratory muscle training using the Breathslim device over the duration of the study.
The main findings of the study are that resistive expiratory muscle training using the Breathslim device increased fat free mass which translates into increased energy expenditure, raising resting metabolism and result in loss of body fat.
Over the duration of the study, subjects also completed an online training journal. Based on review of the training journals, subjects experienced improved energy throughout the day, reduced food cravings, and better sleep. The reports in the daily training journals suggest that the subjects had a positive experience while performing the breathing exercise and there were no negative reports by study subjects.
“Improper breathing is a common cause of ill health. If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be simply to learn how to breathe correctly. There’s no single more powerful – or more simple – daily practice to further your health and well-being than breathwork.” ~ Andrew Weil, M.D.
“The relationship between breathing and blood pressure has been known and understood for a long time. It boils down to this: Elevated blood pressure accompanies those bodily states where rapid shallow breathing prevails. By altering breathing to a slow diaphragmatic mode, blood pressure decreases.”
~ Robert Fried, PhD (The Breath Connection, Pg. 152.)
“Lack of oxygen clearly plays a major role in causing cells to become cancerous.” ~ Dr. Harry Goldblatt, (Journal of Experimental Medicine )
“…healthy breathing should be the first thing taught to a heart patient. A Dutch Study conducted by a Dr. Dixhoorn, compared two groups of heart attack patients. The first group was taught simple diaphragmatic breathing, while the second group was given no training in breathing. The breathing group had no further heart attacks, while 7 of the 12 members of the second group had second heart attacks over the next 2 years.” ~ Gay Hendricks, Ph.D. (Conscious Breathing, Pg. 16.)
“Illness is the result of improper removal of toxins from the body. Oxygen is the vital factor which assists the body in removing toxins.” ~ Ed McCabe, (Oxygen Therapies, A New Way of Approaching Disease).
“All chronic pain, suffering, and diseases are caused by a lack of oxygen at the cell level.” -
Dr. Arthur C. Guyton, M.D, Author The Textbook on Medical Physiology.
“Oxygen plays a pivotal role in the functioning of the immune system.” – Parris M. Kidd, Ph.D. author, Antioxidant Adaption
“Insufficient oxygen means insufficient biological energy that can result in anything from mild fatigue to life-threatening disease. The link between insufficient oxygen and disease has now been firmly established.” ~ W. Spencer Way, (Journal of the American Association of Physicians)