When we take a breath of fresh air into our lungs, oxygen passes from the lungs to the blood where it is picked up and carried through the blood vessels by a molecule called haemoglobin. This oxygen-rich blood is then pumped by the heart throughout the body so that oxygen can be offloaded to cells for conversion to energy. In order to release oxygen from the blood, however, haemoglobin requires a catalyst which invol
Food guidelines summary: ✦ Eat only when you feel hungry. ✦ Eat until you feel satisﬁed. Do not continue to eat because there is food left on your plate. ✦ Eat fruit and vegetables each day. ✦ Eat spices, curries, ginger, garlic, onions and sea salt.
Food plays a large part in our lives and so diet deserves special attention because it is certainly a contributory factor in causing overbreathing. The Asthma Care programme is seventy per cent retraining of breathing, ﬁfteen per cent regular physical activity and ﬁfteen per cent observation of diet. Buteyko’s research indicates that food increases our breathing, some foods more than others, b