I love reading around my subject and exploring new techniques, research, or ideas to pass on to you, so imagine my surprise when I read in the Irish online magazine Roller Coaster about research linking children’s blocked noses linked to ADHD !

For over ten years, Dr Buteyko and orthodontist Professor John Mew have observed the negative effects to children’s health as a result of a blocked nose and have observed improvements to health when children learn to breathe through their nose.

Apparently there is a  myriad of peer reviewed medical papers link mouth breathing/blocked nose to poor development of the face, ADHD, breathing problems, sleep disorders, poor academic achievement and crooked teeth.

Read more here and download Dr Buteyko’s ebook here.

What do you think – I’d love to hear your thoughts so post away !

The article in Roller Coaster was written by Patrick McKeown  a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the Buteyko Breathing Clinic of Russia. Patrick was a chronic asthmatic for most of his life. By correcting his breathing volume, he eliminated his asthma attacks and freed himself from his asthma condition. He is one of a few Western experts and the only practitioner in Ireland who is directly authorised and accredited by the Late Professor Buteyko to teach this method.
Patrick’s training in Russia has been complemented by his own research, in consulting with asthma specialists from different parts of the world, and through his experience of working with asthma, bronchitis, rhinitis/hay fever, and emphysema patients from all parts of Ireland, UK, Denmark, Holland and the USA. Asthma Care clinics are now available from eight countries worldwide.

Patrick has written six books including the best selling – Asthma Free Naturally, Close Your Mouth, ABC to be Asthma Free, Anxiety Free, Buteyko meets DR Mew and Sleep with Buteyko.