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MY RECENT BRUSH WITH ACIDOSIS

Apr 13, 2015 - 1 comments
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GERD / Acid Reflux

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hyperacidity

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gastroparesis

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acidosis



** You may exercise your own judgement in following some of cure below **
MY RECENT BRUSH WITH ACIDOSIS
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Yes, as I have mentioned before that we are acidity prone Individuals hence food that require lots of acid release (Red meat, it must be banned for life for acidity prone persons) must be avoided. I had avoided it (Red meat) for more than2 years but recently gave in to temptation and started eating 2-3 portions whenever I had chance. Eventually I had a lot of Red meat one day (7-8 pieces) and that did it. I was back to same feeling of burning pain in abdomen and it became reality that DEVIL had caught me again and I must now pay the price. But since I had the program ready I instead caught the devil by head and came out of it in just flat 2 weeks, which was the fastest recovery time knowing fully well that it took months last 2 times to recover. But I am a man of 100% discipline so that always gets me out of trickiest situations that I face in life.

What Happened
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I knew that I had done wrong by eating too much red meat so kept a watch. By 5-6 hours after meal burning pain in stomach started which was a sign that the sensitive area (leaky gut area) in my stomach has opened up again and is now signalling a coming ACIDOSIS.
The symptoms were clear, first thing it did was to consume electrolytes (alkaline reserves) to maintain PH level, which made me feel fatigued and drowsy and also the resulting stress slowed the stomach down signalling I cannot eat heavy foods. The stomach that is slowed will cause acid release as soon as it senses that the food is NOT MOVING and if you had no meat and just carbohydrates and fats as meal, entire load of acids will need to neutralized which will consume ELECTROLYTES from your body making you feel weak and fatigued.
Remember, acids are needed to digest PROTEIN but if your food did not contain PROTEIN (Meat) the acid release (which would not have happened if stomach was NOT SLOWED down) will cause ACID INDIGESTION meaning Acids have got released in absence of protein (meat) thus to neutralize so much acids (which would have otherwise be consumed by meat in normal situations) alkaline reserves (electrolytes) are consumed on daily basis making you fatigued and weak all along.
So if you think why NOT HAVE meat with all meals? Well this is a Paradox situation for you. Your Leaky stomach will not survive if acid is released frequently to digest the protein and hence you must avoid eating meat. And to avoid acid release during other meal you must EAT MEAL that is LIGHT, VEGETARIAN and is cooked on slow flame for less than 8 minutes or just eat boiled meal so that it is light to stomach and can move easily.
Then why do people with NO LEAKY GUT also suffer with high acidity? This is because of ACID REBOUND effect of PPI (ACID BLOCKER medicine) that you took that has created a lot of ACID WASTE in your body system thus slowing down stomach. Once stomach slows down it causes ACID RELEASE after meal because it assumes that since FOOD is NOT MOVING acid must be released to destroy the food.
In fact when ACIDOSIS struck; the first one week the meal shall be just boiled without even a TRACE of oil, with lots of CAYENNE pepper to heal the burned part of stomach. Also L GLUTAMINE powder along with MULTIPLE AMINO ACIDS powder to heal the gut which would take at least 7-10 days.


Steps I took to immediate remedy
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1. 2 TSP of baking soda dissolved in water immediately after sensing burning pain in stomach. Also drink COLD MILK WITHOUT SUGAR to sooth stomach.
2. Next if you are NAUSEATED and cannot eat food despite hunger, HAVE CAROM SEED's boiled water. This shall take away NAUSEA soon.
3. A quick dosage of ELECTROLYTE to cure fatigue and drowsiness.
4. Stopped all intake of tea coffee or anything that will stimulate stomach.
5. Immediately switched to BOILED VEGAN FOOD (boiled RICE/plain yogurt MOSTLY avoiding all kinds of flour).This Veg food must be prepared on low flame and shall not contain even a trace of cooking oil for first one week. Avoid curried food here.
6. Take steps to cleanse the ACID WASTE by having daily twice Wheat grass powder in water , Black Raisins soaked water , 1 TSP Cayenne pepper water to heal the stomach of all ACID WASTE.
7. All snacking MUST BE ALKALINE only beet, carrot, cucumber etc.
8. L GLUTAMINE Pure powder and also MULTIPLE AMINO ACIDS powder in water TWICE A DAY to enable fast healing of stomach along with cayenne pepper with water.
9. Sprinkle ORGANIC SALTS like Black salt/ Pink Himalayan salts and Red Chillies powder on all meals for faster healing and drain acid waste.
10. TRIPHLA (HIMALAYA brand is my choice) AFTER EVERY MEAL to cleanse stomach of acid waste and support MOTILITY which is now affected as stomach is stressed after a lots of burning due to acids. The TRIPHLA is initially hard on stomach and you may feel that it is causing acidity but that is not the case.
11. After 7-10 days you would have started on regular Vegetarian meals slowly increasing STRONG food contents. You must gradually add strong content in food.
12. Food can now be cooked with 1-2 TSP oil if required after 1st week of eating light food.
13. Strictly avoid SUGAR, MEAT, PROCESSED FOOD, and FRIED FOOD. All other strong food like white flour must be gradually added to meal. Fried food shall be tried one BITE at a time till your stomach is able to accept it without any stress.
14. MEAT to be avoided for next 8-12 weeks. RED MEAT MUST BE BANNED FOR LIFE. I have learnt that sticking to moderate eating of RED MEAT in real life IS NOT POSSIBLE and you do not want to take chance of ACIDOSIS RETURNING again.
15. For me after 3’rd time I have learnt my lesson and have banned the RED MEAT FOR LIFE.

https://sunild1204.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/gastro-paresis-hyper-acidity-delayed-stomach-emptying-dysmotility-recovery-program/



STYE / CHALAZION/ INTERNAL HORDEOLUM / EYELID INFECTION / CURE MECHANISM

Mar 21, 2015 - 3 comments
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stye

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Chalazion stye lump

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chalazion

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Eyelid bump

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hordeolum



https://sunild1204.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/stye-chalazion-internal-hordeolum-eyelid-infection-cure-mechanism/

Last Updated: 21 Mar. 15.
STYE / CHALAZION/ INTERNAL HORDEOLUM / EYELID INFECTION / CURE MECHANISM
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Following TEXT in this blog is basically collection of various information and important points related to STYE or CHALAZION and then my way of dealing with this issue through home remedies. As always, I suggest that one must use necessary precautions and follow their own judgement when doing or performing some of cure mentioned in this blog.
Internal HORDEOLUM (Stye) is a bacterial infection of one of the meibomian glands in the eyelid.
Clinical Treatment: The clinical manifestations of this case showed a root deficiency with excessive symptoms manifesting at the surface, along with unresolved pathogenic heat ascending to attack the eyelid. Treatment should start by addressing the unresolved pathogenic heat. After the heat is resolved, treatment should then focus on correcting the root deficiency. Treatment Principles: Strengthen the spleen to supplement qi and promote the discharge of pus.

Initially it starts with a lump either on top of eyelid (external stye) or inside of eyelid (Internal stye). You can clearly see that there is a SEED (small lump) where pathogen or virus has taken residence and is causing surroundings to swell and create pus. It is this seed area we must deal with before going in for pus removal or taking care of swelling around eyelid.

The usual method recommended by doctor would be applying HOT COMPRESS along with antibiotic drops till the problem is resolved. The doctor may also recommend oral antibiotic if the eye drops did not work. Finally if eye drops and oral antibiotic do not work then doctors usually suggest small surgery or incision to remove pus from eyelids. External Stye are easy to treat and can usually be treated with applying antimicrobial solution to affected eyelids and are resolved quickly. It is this INTERNAL STYE that may not get resolved with just antibiotic eye drops and usually require oral antibiotic to kill the pathogen first followed by either hot compress to gradually remove pus or using cayenne pepper drops.

Usually in my experience whenever the eye swell started I would immediately start multiple COLD PRESS (2-3 times a day) with ICE CUBES (2-3) wrapped in handkerchief and applying it on affected eyelids along with stopping consumption of all HOT DRINK’s like TEA COFFEE as it was clear that the PATHOGEN or VIRUS inside eyelid seed (stye) was sensitive to heat and thus avoiding HEAT causing liquids and applying cold press with ice cubes would take away the problem quickly. Also it does help to apply antimicrobial solution to affected eyelid especially around seed area. I would apply honey or castor oil or paste of NEEM or apply Apple side vinegar on affected eyelids. Organic Honey, castor oil can also be put as 1-2 drops inside eyes.

The USUAL recommendation of applying HOT COMPRESS is NOT RECOMMENDED till you have taken care of PATHOGEN or VIRUS residing in SEED area of eyelid as heat will only make it swell more as the pathogen seems very sensitive to heat. The first step shall be always to destroy the virus residing in seed. IN FACT HOT COMPRESS is never recommended during Stye removal. Yes, hot compress may help initially if STYE is converted into a CHALAZION which is very hard lump where pus has dried inside.

TREATMENT METHOD and STEPS:
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1. Start with COLD COMPRESS with 2-3 ice cubes wrapped in either handkerchief or thin cloth and apply it multiple times in a day.
2. Continue to RINSE your affected eye with saline water or water that is boiled with SALT.
3. Stop consumption of all heat causing liquids like Tea Coffee till you have taken care of pathogen or virus residing in SEED area (lump) around eyelid.
4. For pathogen or virus removal from stye seed do one of following:
• Put 2-3 drops of antibiotic organic honey inside eye, usually available in form of herbal or AYURVEDIC solution (Jiwadaya Netraprabha ) in stores.
• Apply castor oil on top of eyelid on seed and surrounding area. Also put 1-2 drops inside the eye.
• Apply Apple cider vinegar on seed and surrounding area. Do not put ACV inside the eye.
• Apply NEEM paste on seed and surrounding area.
• But if your STYE is internal you may have to use Hydrogen Peroxide solution (2% solution) method described below. This will kill PATHOGEN instantly. IN FACT this method is the EASIEST way to take care of Stye virus and result is seen in minutes. As the virus is destroyed the pain is instantly gone and all that is left is to take care of is swelling and pus created by virus that shall be discharged with saline water rinse or applying frequent cayenne pepper drops or any other herbal eye rinsing solutions.
5. For PUS REMOVAL after killing of pathogen use Cayenne pepper drops frequently for few days. Or Continue to RINSE your affected eye with saline water or water that is boiled with SALT. This shall be done frequently at least 4-5 times a day for few days.






OXYGEN THERAPY / Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) THERAPY to KILL PATHOGEN
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Hydrogen peroxide is water with an extra oxygen molecule bonded that reacts with bacteria, viruses and toxins. Well there you have it, 3 ways to kill bacteria, pathogens, viruses and toxins naturally. I have used usual h2o2 with STABLIZERS available in drug stores (6% diluted to 2% by adding 3 parts of water)

The usual composition of H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) is listed below:
• Baking soda - peroxide toothpaste (0.5%)
• Contact lens sterilizer (2%)
• Over-the-counter drug store Hydrogen Peroxide (3%)
• Liquid detergent bleach (5%)
• Hair bleach (7.5%)

It is this 2% H2O2 solution that we will use as eyelids skin is a SENSITIVE area and usual 3.5% or 6% H2O2 available in drug stores will have to be diluted with water to make it around 2%.
 If you get 6% H2O2 solution then for every 5 ml of h2o2 add 15 ml or less of water to make it 2%. (6% /2=3 parts of water)
 If you get 3% H2O2 solution then add for every 5ml of h2o2 add 7 ml or less of water to make it around 2%. (3% /2= 1.5 parts of water)
 H2O2 in NOT TO BE put inside EYE but applied externally on affected eyelid making sure it gets absorbed in seed area and around.
 Once you have a 2% h2o2 solution, take a Q tip or an ear bud with cotton wrapped at end and dissolve this in h2o2 (2%) solution. Rinse/Press this Q Tip on SEED AREA on eyelid and press it in such a way on eyelid that H2O2 gets absorbed through skin around SEED and area that is swelled. This is same as washing the eyelid with H2o2 solution making sure h2o2 is being absorbed through skin to REACH PATHOGEN. You would notice that PATHOGEN in seed is destroyed and you feel relief.













SALINE WATER / SALT WATER for EYE RINSE
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We either buy it from drug store or just boil 2 cups of water with 1 big TSP of SALT and use this water to rinse eye several times a day.


CAYENNE PEPPER WATER
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Take 1 CUP of distilled water and add around 1GM of CAYENNE PEPPER (Red Chillies powder) and boil this water till it is around 1/2 cup. Filter and use this solution as 4-5 drops in affected eye 4-5 times a day for quick pus removal after the virus or pathogen is destroyed from Stye Seed. Yes it may hurt for around 10 seconds but it is going to be worth it.
If you are not comfortable with this then you may follow HOT COMPRESS once a day along with SALINE water rinse of affected eye 3-4 times a day. Hot compress are NOT RECOMMENDED while the pathogen or virus is alive in SEED area of eyelids.


https://sunild1204.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/stye-chalazion-internal-hordeolum-eyelid-infection-cure-mechanism/



BRONCHIAL ASTHMA / COMMON COLD / PRANAYAM / DEEP BREATHING EXERCISE / CURE MECHANISM

Jan 21, 2015 - 0 comments
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breathing

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pranayam

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Asthma

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bronchial

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Common Cold

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deep breaths



                                                                                          Last Updated: 02 Aug. 15.
BRONCHIAL ASTHMA / COMMON COLD / PRANAYAM / DEEP BREATHING EXERCISE / CURE MECHANISM
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Following TEXT in this blog is basically collection of various information and important points related to OPTIMAL BREATHING and its BENEFIT’s. I have only tried to aggregate and put the information collected from various sites in a more simple way so as to be understood by regular masses. I have followed PRANAYAM, PATANJALI BREATHING EXERCISES and various other breathing exercises mentioned on western websites to come out with steps required for optimal breathing pattern. In particular a BUTEYKO method helped me understand the concept more clear somewhat. In AYURVEDA they believe that any chronic disease with “FOOD AS MEDICINE” along with PRANAYAM can cure most of diseases and somehow with my own personal experience I have come to believe that it is true most of time. As always, I suggest that one must use necessary precautions and follow their own judgement when doing or performing some exercises mentioned in this blog. I have only mentioned exercises that I have practically used myself on day to day basis. I have basically tried to decode breathing exercises as there are many sites that suggest following breathing exercises but people normally get confused as to what pattern to follow as many sites mention exercises in somewhat different ways. For example when I started doing breathing exercises it caused me dizziness, light headedness and some disorientation making me realize that I was NOT performing the deep breathing exercises in a proper manner, so I decided to do some more research and came out with a simple but organised way of doing these breathing YOGA which did not cause any side effects. =====================================================  

Benefits of Proper Breathing (including Deep Breathing):
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The benefits of proper breathing are many. They included:
 Increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients to cells throughout the body -- including the brain.
 Increases the supply of blood and nutrients to muscles and bones.
 Increases and promotes the movement of "lymph" throughout the body -- helping to eliminate toxins and strengthen the immune system.
 Reduces mental and physical fatigue.
 Helps reduce the need for artificial stimulants (like coffee, alcohol or drugs).
 Relieves congestion. It can even help relieve long term respiratory difficulties like asthma and bronchitis.
 Improves blood circulation throughout the body. This helps oxygenate all your cells and organs, helping them to function optimally and increases their capacity to fight infection and disease.
 In AYURVEDA, most chronic diseases are cured with “Food as Medicine” coupled with PRANAYAM or BREATHING EXERCISES as they are referred elsewhere.
 You cannot have asthma, if you breathe in accordance with medical norms. Therefore, in order to solve problems with asthma and bronchial asthma symptoms, one needs to learn how to breathe correctly.
 All breathing exercises must be done empty stomach preferably in morning to get best results.
 In my case it has helped me get rid of frequent cold & cough symptoms, have helped my vision and my eyes are not stressed anymore when reading without reading glasses and off course I feel more agile and feel better always.
  
BEFORE YOU START BREATHING EXERCISE PLEASE CONSIDER FOLLOWING POINTS:
Following breathing exercise pattern below is needed to get maximum benefits out of breathing yoga: ===================================================
 This is a optional step. Vitamin C tablet (Ascorbic acid, 500mg) 1-2 daily to help immunity. Not before breathing exercise. Look for A NOTE ON VITAMIN “C” in this blog. You may take it for around 4 weeks.
 Learn to breathe from belly (stomach). Just imagine that nose does not exist and you try to breathe through stomach; inflating it when inhaling and during exhale stomach flattens in. There is a note in this blog on how to shift to belly breathing. Always just before you go to sleep you must shift your breathing to belly by following steps as listed in blog.
 Look for NOTE ON DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING (breathing from belly) somewhere in this blog.
 NEVR HYPERVENTILLATE. Breathing IN fast and exhaling fast shall be avoided at all costs. Slow breathing is the key. Breathe In-HOLD-Exhale Out shall be your breathe pattern. Make conscious effort to breathe this way.
 Ideal breathing as per notes in this blog shall be 10-12 breathes per minute. You must make conscious efforts to achieve the same.
 Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the stomach, ribs and chest expanding as you inhale. When doing an Inhale your stomach must balloon or inflate. During exhale stomach must flatten or go in.
 NEVER SLEEP ON BACK if you have frequent COLD & COUGH or ASTHMA issues. ALWAYS INHALE THORUGH NOSE during regular breathings. Keep your mouth closed while sleeping. Never sleep on BACK. Sleeping on one's back makes breathing almost 2 times bigger, i.e. Hyperventilation.
 BREATHE IN, HOLD, EXHALE shall be structure of your breathing pattern always even when not exercising.
 Fast Inhale & Fast Exhale type of breathing will only make you light headed and will cause low blood pressure making you dizzy. This type of exercise will lower your CO2 in blood and thus will cause less O2 to be brought to blood and to cells.
 LEARN TO BREATH from DIAPHRAGM (Belly Breathing). Always exhale through NOSE during breathing exercise keeping your mouth closed.
 Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the stomach, ribs and chest expanding as you inhale. When doing an Inhale your stomach must balloon or inflate. During exhale stomach must flatten or go in.
 Follow BREATHING EXERCISES daily morning. Breathing exercise before sleep shall be avoided as more O2 flow will cause you to be more alert and thus will cause sleep issues.
 Perform exercises 1 through 5 first for first 7-10 days till you get used to breathing. Then start exercise 6 but do it gently for first 1 week.
 The breathing exercises must be done by all even if they did not suffer from any issues, this will make you fell energetic and free from most diseases.
 At minimum, you must perform exercise 2, 3&5 to get rid of cold & cough or asthma related issues. The idea is to open up sinuses and breathing path in body and these exercises exactly do that.
EXERCISE 1: (CONTROL PAUSE STARTING WITH INHALE through NOSE)
To build CO2, good for COLD & COUGH and Asthma issues and will help open up the breathing path as CO2 is a dilator.
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 Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
 Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
 Take a small INHALE through nose and EXHALE.
 Now, take a very small INHALE. KEEP your mouth closed always.
 HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002….(1001 = 1sec)
 Try holding for at least 25-30 seconds or more. Hold till STRONG URGE TO BREATH.  Release your nose, take a deep breath IN and RELAX, then exhale slowly in small bursts and fully to finish off full exhale.
 Repeat step 3 to 7 for 3 times.
 In addition; if you suffer from cold cough or asthma issues then you must do this exercise 2-3 times every few hours to build Co2 tolerance limits and decongest nose. If you have high BP or cardiovascular issues, then do this for only 2-3 times in a day only for around 15 -20 seconds.




EXERCISE 2: (CONTROL PAUSE STARTING WITH EXHALE through NOSE)
To build CO2, good for COLD & COUGH and Asthma issues and will help open up the breathing path as CO2 is a dilator.
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 Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
 Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
 Take a small INHALE from nose and EXHALE. KEEP your mouth closed always.
 Now, EXHALE slowly making sure your lung is empty.
 HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002….(1001 = 1sec)
 Try holding for at least 20-25 seconds or more up to 40 seconds. Hold till STRONG URGE TO BREATH.
 Release your nose, take a DEEP breathe IN and RELAX and then EXHALE slowly in small bursts to finish off full exhale.
 The goal here is to increase control pause to around 40 seconds gradually.
 In addition; if you suffer from cold cough or asthma issues then you must do this exercise 2-3 times every few hours to build Co2 tolerance limits and decongest nose. . If you have high BP or cardiovascular issues, then do this for only 2-3 times in a day only for around 15 -20 seconds.
 Repeat step 3 to 7 for 3 times.
EXERCISE 3: (DEEP BREATHE USING NOSE UPTO DIAPHRAGM / BELLY)
Bring MORE Oxygen (O2) to cells and thus make you feel energetic and free from many chronic diseases  
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 Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
 Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
 Take a small INHALE and EXHALE through NOSE.
 Now, take a DEEP LONG SINGLE INHALE through NOSE, making sure to use your diaphragm / belly and fill your belly as much as possible through this action. You may feel your stomach tightening. When doing an Inhale your stomach must balloon or inflate. During exhale stomach must flatten or go in.
 Inhale can be done in two ways:
 Either; Drop your head down facing earth or your feet’s. Now take a single deep inhale, filling your lungs lifting your torso from the bottom to the top (as if you are straightening your body in upright position), instead of taking short sips. In this case while inhaling you are lifting your torso up in upright position
 Or; your face must face straight ahead. Now, Inhale taking a deep SINGLE SIP from air outside making sure to balloon or inflate your stomach during inhale.
 Clench your fists lightly if you are able to hold breath without pinching nose.
 I normally do Inhale in both ways in drop head down and then face your head straight positions.
 Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the stomach, ribs and chest expanding as you inhale.
 HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002….(1001 = 1sec).
 If you are able to hold breathe without pinching the nose then clench both fists lightly applying just 20-30% pressure.
 Try holding for at least 25-30 seconds or more. Hold till STRONG URGE TO BREATH out (EXHALE). You will feel your stomach tightening, and pressure going to throat, mouth and brain in that order.
 This is optional step. If you have used this exercise for at least 2-3 weeks, then bend forward with head dropped after around 15-20 seconds in step 7. You will feel strong pulsation of blood in your head, eyes, and ears.
 Release your nose and RELAX. Exhale slowly in small bursts to finish of full exhale.
 Repeat step 3 to 8 for 5 times.

EXERCISE 4: (DEEP BREATHE USING MOUTH UPTO DIAPHRAGM / BELLY)
Bring MORE Oxygen (O2) to cells and thus make you feel energetic and free from many chronic diseases
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 Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
 Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
 Take a small INHALE and EXHALE through NOSE.
 Purse your lips with tongue out between your lips and teeth's, lips not touching your teeth’s.
 Now, take a DEEP LONG INHALE through MOUTH air flow going in touching top of your tongue, making sure to use your diaphragm / belly and fill your belly as much as possible through this action. You may feel your stomach tightening. When doing an Inhale your stomach must balloon or inflate. During exhale stomach must flatten or go in. Inhale can be done in two ways:
 Either; Drop your head down facing earth or your feet’s. Now take a single deep inhale, filling your lungs lifting your torso from the bottom to the top (as if you are straightening your body in upright position), instead of taking short sips. In this case while inhaling you are lifting your torso up in upright position
 Or; your face must face straight ahead. Now, Inhale taking a deep SINGLE SIP from air outside making sure to balloon or inflate your stomach during inhale.
 Clench your fists lightly if you are able to hold breath without pinching nose.
 I normally do Inhale in both ways in drop head down and then face your head straight positions.
 Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the stomach, ribs and chest expanding as you inhale.
 HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002….(1001 = 1sec).
 If you are able to hold breathe without pinching the nose then clench both fists lightly applying just 20-30% pressure.
 Try holding for at least 30-40 seconds or more. Hold till STRONG URGE TO BREATH out (EXHALE). You will feel your stomach tightening, and pressure going to throat, mouth and brain in that order.
 If you have used this exercise for at least 2-3 weeks, then bend forward with head dropped after around 15-20 seconds in step 8. You will feel strong pulsation of blood in your head, eyes, and ears.
 Release your nose and RELAX. Exhale slowly in small bursts to finish of full exhale.
 Always exhale through NOSE during breathing exercise keeping your mouth closed.
 Repeat step 4 to 10 for 3 times.
EXERCISE 5: (ALTERNATE NOSE INHALING & EXHALING ("ANULOMA VILOMA in SANSKRIT") This helps restore imbalances in your brain, Left Nostril for calming And Right Nostril for energy
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 Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
 Sit in a relaxed position, upright position.
 Take a small INHALE and EXHALE.
 Now, Close your RIGHT NOSTRIL (Or left nostril as per sequence) with your thumb or index finger and take a SMALL INHALE through your OPEN LEFT NOSTRIL (Or right nostril as per sequence) and close you nose.
 HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002…. (1001 = 1sec). Try holding for at least 5 seconds or more.
 NOW use your Opposite Nostril to exhale. Always Inhale from one nostril and exhale from opposite nostril after a pause of 5 seconds. Always inhale from last open nostril.
 Use same NOSTRIL from where you exhaled last to INHALE again and follow step 5 to 7.
 Repeat 15-20 times.
EXERCISE 6:  (Persian Sufi Mind-Eye Breathing Technique) Apart from improving your vision, this Sufi Breathing Technique is known to prevent hair loss and wrinkles. It also helps to stimulate and maintain the thyroid and pituitary glands.
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 THIS EXERCISE TO BE PERFORMED ONLY AFTER YOU GET USED TO ABOVE 5 EXERCISES for at least 7-10 days.
 Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
 Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. If standing then place your feet about shoulder width apart. This exercise can be done standing or sitting as per your choice.
 Take a small INHALE and EXHALE.
 Close your RIGHT NOSTRIL with your right thumb and INHALE DEEPLY through the left nostril until your chest is fully expanded.
 Next, close both nostrils with thumb and forefinger.
 Bend over from the waist, head lowered, knees slightly bent.
 Hold your breath in this position for 15 to 45 seconds, or as long as you comfortably can. While you are in this lowered position, you will feel a strong pulsation of blood in your head, eyes, mouth and tongue, and a flushed feeling from your chest to the top of your head.
 I started with just 10 Seconds and only 1 time for first few days as I felt dizziness, but it was soon gone as I maintained it at 10-15 seconds initially.
 Finally, slowly straighten up, and slowly let the breath out from the right nostril.
 Take a small deep breath and hold for few seconds and exhale.
 If you are ill or have high blood pressure, do the exercise sitting straight up without bending over. If your health is good, and you feel dizzy or light headed during or after the exercise, cut back to holding your breath for only 5 or 10 seconds with your head lowered, and build up to 40 seconds over a few weeks. If you are persistent, the dizziness will eventually disappear, and you will begin to feel elated and energized.
 Always remember to inhale from the left nostril and exhale through the right nostril.
 Do the exercise 3 times per session for its full value, and 3 to 4 times per week. I did this exercise for once only for around 10 seconds in beginning as this is very powerful exercise.
The “mechanics” of respiration constitute “breathing,” the use of the lungs for moving oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases to and/or from the blood.  The “chemistry” of respiration constitutes the physiology of moving oxygen from the lungs to the cells, and carbon dioxide from the cells to the lungs.  Optimizing respiration means good “chemistry through good “mechanics.” At least 50% of therapists and trainers who teach breathing actually deregulate respiratory chemistry by inducing “over breathing” with their instructions to trainees, not realizing that they are inducing system-wide physiological crisis through the establishment of HYPOCAPNIA, i.e., carbon dioxide deficit. "The immune system uses nitric oxide in fighting viral, bacterial and parasitic infections, and tumours. Hyperventilating disturb our body's balance of oxygen, CO2, and NO.

A NOTE ON VITAMIN “C”
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 Vitamin C is an ANTIOXIDANT and an IMMUNITY BOOSTER.
 Available in tablet as ASCORBIC ACID or mineral form of SODIM ASCORBATE or CALCIUM ASCORBATE and other mineral forms.
 As per one note on WEBMD site, "The safe upper limit for vitamin C is 2,000 milligrams a day, and there is a great track record with strong evidence that taking 500 milligrams daily is safe,"
 There are two types I came across. 1) ASCORBIC ACID 2) Mineral salts of ascorbic acid for example SODIM ASCORBATE, calcium ASCORBATE.
 Mineral ASCORBATE is often recommended to people who experience gastrointestinal problems (acid reflux, abdominal pain or diarrhoea) with plain ascorbic acid.
 Ascorbic acid is the least expensive and can be purchased as tablets.
 When sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is added to ascorbic acid, the bicarbonate fizzes (emitting carbon dioxide) which then releases the sodium to neutralize the acidity of the ascorbate. (Consuming Vitamin C tablet along with baking soda)
 People with sensitive stomachs may report discomfort when large doses of vitamin C are taken at levels to prevent an acute viral infection (1,000-3,000 milligrams or more every 20 minutes) [1, 5]. In this case the ascorbic acid in the stomach can build up enough acidity to cause heartburn or a similar reaction.
Composition of AIR (Total= 99.998%)
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Component     Symbol            Volume
Nitrogen          N2                   78.084% Oxygen          
O2                   20.947% Argon              
Ar                    0.934%
Carbon Dioxide CO2               0.033%
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 Cells of Animals & Human need about 7% CO2 & 2% O2. But now air has more O2 (10 times=20.95%) & less CO2 (250 times less=0.03%).
 After birth due to hyperventilation and because of low CO2 and high O2 in AIR, there is sudden increase in blood O2 which causes decrease in CO2 in Blood.
 Medical studies have proven that the more we breathe, the less oxygen is provided for the vital organs of the body. Does that sound upside down to you? Well it’s true. Ideal breathing corresponds to very slow, light, and easy abdominal breathing (also called diaphragmatic or belly breathing), something that needs to be relearned (or learned)
 Carbon dioxide is known as asphyxiate, which is a substance that bonds with your blood in place of oxygen.
 Faster the O2 supply, increase is in the rate at which CO2 is lost and hence less CO2 available to carry O2 to blood. To Counter this WE SHALL LEARN TO BREATH SLOW.
 By holding breath, metabolically you now generate more CO2, and once there's a match between your production of CO2 and your breathing volume (which comes with practice), everything will work and feel fine.
 The painful desire to breathe you feel when you are "out of breath" isn't due to lack of oxygen, but too much carbon dioxide (CO2)! Likewise, the feeling of faintness, tingling, and dizziness when you hyperventilate isn't due to too much oxygen [which hyperventilating can't cause anyway], but too little carbon dioxide. In fact, most people's bodies can't detect low oxygen at all!
 HOLD AFTER INHALE:-When you breathe in and hold your breath, you have plenty of oxygen (which keeps you from blacking out) and little CO2. Over time, you run out of oxygen, but your blood CO2 levels rise. Your brain actually uses blood CO2 as an indicator for blood oxygen, so when CO2 levels are too high you are signalled to take a breath. If you find it hard to believe that low oxygen isn't what makes you want to breathe, consider carbon monoxide poisoning. It happens because you are breathing air with low oxygen, but the CO2 levels are the same and your body regulates your breathing as usual, so you die without ever realizing you were oxygen deprived. You will blackout without any warning.
 HOLD AFTER EXHALE:-When you exhale, you are forcing out the CO2. Why is holding your breath here harder? Because you've lowered your lung volume, the CO2 concentration of your lungs is now higher than your blood. Gasses diffuse from air to blood passively, from areas of high concentration to low. Lungs full of a breath of air have a higher oxygen concentration and lower CO2 concentration than your blood does, so oxygen flows into your blood and CO2 out of the blood. When the lungs become as concentrated as your blood with CO2, the CO2 no longer leaves your blood, but builds up until your next breath. Recall that concentration is dependent on volume: empty lungs have lower volume, so fewer CO2 molecules are needed to get the same concentration as your blood. Thus, CO2 stops leaving your blood faster if the lungs are empty, meaning the CO2 levels in your blood reach critical faster and you need to breathe sooner. Oxygen levels in your blood are likewise not rising fast enough (or at all, since you just exhaled), but it's the rise in CO2 that makes you gasp.
 Cells of Animals & Human need about 7% CO2 & 2% O2. But now air has more O2 (10 times=20.95%) & less CO2 (250 times less=0.03%). But since CO2 is a Vehicle that carries O2 from Blood to cells we must learn to generate CO2 for optimum O2 delivery. This is done by slow breathing pattern.
 Thinking of it (CO2) simply as a poison or waste product is wrong medically speaking. Just for starters we can see that when CO2 levels go up to more normal levels the arteries and veins dilate allowing more blood and oxygen to reach the tissues. Blood pressure obviously would be lower under higher CO2 conditions.
 Blood pressure obviously would be lower under higher CO2 conditions.
 Deep breathing should be very slow so that one accumulates more CO2 in the blood. Deep breathing means breathing less air not more. Some people actually think it is wrong to call therapeutic breathing “deep breathing. If you breathe less and accumulate CO2, the correct name is “reduced breathing,” writes Artour Rakhimov, PhD, one of the great proponents of CO2 medicine.
 We can powerfully treat both infections and cancer with sodium bicarbonate, which, when combined with “reduced breathing,” pulls the rug out from under all of these defective cells with a rapid shift of pH brought on by correct breathing 24 hours a day. Correct breathing is actually easy to learn and can become automatic with enough practice.
 The normal respiratory rate for adults is only 12 breaths per minute at rest. Older textbooks often provide even smaller values (e.g., 8-10 breaths per minute). Most modern adults breathe much faster (about 15-20 breaths per minute) than their normal respiratory rate. Respiratory rates in the sick are usually higher, generally about 20 breathes/min or more. The higher you go over 12 the less oxygen a person’s tissues will have and the closer they will come to cancer.
 WE MUST LEARN TO HOLD BREATH AND EXHALE.
INHALE-->HOLD-->EXHALE shall be structure of breathing always.  


THE COMMON COLD FACTS
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 When NOSE AIRWAYS become chilled this causes a pronounced constriction of the blood vessels in the nose and shuts off the warm blood that supplies the white cells that fight infection.
 The reduced defences in the nose allow the virus to get stronger and common cold symptoms develop
 Getting chilled causes blood vessels in the nose to constrict, affecting the defences in the nose and making it easier for the virus to replicate.
 CO2 deficiency creates an over-excited state of the cholinergic nerve. Since this nerve is responsible for work of the smooth muscles in bronchi, its excitement leads to constriction of bronchi and smaller air passages (bronchioles). This causes wheezing, coughing, and high heart rate in people with asthma. Mucus production makes these symptoms worse.
 avoid sleeping on one’s back (it causes higher heart rate and even chest pain)
 During coughing we lose too much Co2.
 People with coughing problem have reduced amount of Co2 in their AIRWAYS and that cause URGE TO COUGH receptors irritable.
 Always breathe though NOSE only.
 Heavy Breathing and Hyperventilation reduces O2 Level in body cells and thus caused suppression of IMMUNE system. This in turns develops tissue/cell hypoxia (less o2) which in turn generates free radicals in cells
 Low level of CO2 due to chronic hyperventilation is the KEY CAUSE OF COUGHING.
 Exercise1-- Cough Only through your NOSE by keeping mouth close.
 Exercise2-- Cough by closing your mouth and Nose and try COUGHING. This will cause above NORMAL Co2 in airways and will stop cough.
 Exercise3-- Reduced breath exercise that increases body oxygen levels.
BREATHING CONTROL
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 A useful tool with BUTEYKO breathing is a simple concept called the control pause.
 Brain Fog: Lack of oxygen to the brain leads to multiple fallouts like memory loss, lack of concentration, and dizziness.
 With CONTROL PAUSE (CP) the Goal is to breath less or at high intervals:-
 Structure of test= EXHALE -> HOLD -> INHALE
 Take a small, silent breath in through your nose and allow a small silent breath out through your nose.
 Hold your nose with your fingers to prevent air from entering your lungs.
 Count the number of seconds until you feel the first definite desire to breathe.
 At the first definite desire to breathe in, you may also feel the first involuntary movements of your breathing muscles. Your tummy may jerk and the area around your neck may contract.
 Your inhalation at the end of the breath should be calm.
 Release your nose and breathe in through it.
 A very good control pause (CP) amounts to 40 seconds, and a good control pause amounts to 30 seconds.
 A control pause of 25 seconds indicates room for improvement
 While a control pause of 15 seconds or less is indicative of symptoms such as respiratory complaints (asthma, wheezing, coughing, chest tightness or nasal problems), sleep disordered breathing (insomnia, fatigue, snoring, or obstructive sleep apnea) or anxiety complaints (excessive worrying, high stress levels, poor concentration) or any other condition resulting from chronic over breathing.
I did notice initially however that my nose would get runny. I had to blow my nose when done. But eventually I reached a point where the runny nose and the need to blow my nose completely vanished, and I was simply breathing easier. Again, doing the exercise to unblock your nose (above) will help to get over this congestion.  

DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING (breathing from belly)
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• Sit comfortably in an upright chair. When you are first learning, it may be helpful to lie down on the floor or a bed, which makes it easier for your abdomen to expand and contract with each breath.
• Rest your hand lightly on your abdomen, about one inch above your navel.
• Inhale gently, expanding your belly as you do so. You should feel your belly expanding beneath your hand during each INHALE.
• Exhale softly, contracting your belly as you do so, feeling it contract. During exhale you can see your stomach flattening or going in.

To start, take a little time every day—perhaps once in the morning and evening—to practice this technique. And anytime you would like to reduce tension and stress and enter into a calmer state of mind and body, shift into slow, abdominal breathing for a minute or two. You can do this anywhere—while waiting in line at the bank, while you are working on your computer, or while lying in bed at the beginning or end of a busy day. Eventually, breathing with your diaphragm, instead of your chest, will become as natural as…well, breathing.

Why do we get dizzy and lightheaded after breathing heavily and fast?
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 All asthmatics hyperventilate.
 Paradoxically, to improve oxygen supply to the tissues you have to breathe less! Breathing less increases carbon dioxide levels and improves oxygen delivery.
 Lowering carbon dioxide levels in the blood has other dire effects. It upsets the acidity of the blood and causes what is known in medical jargon as a respiratory alkalosis. This causes all sorts of awful symptoms such as panic attacks, pain, fatigue, feeling spaced out and dizzy, brain fag, brain fog and so on.
 It seems that breathing faster than necessary depletes the CO2 in the bloodstream which alters pH and ultimately many other things. The decrease in CO2 may signal to the body that less blood is necessary leading to a decrease in blood pressure.
 Over breathing during exertion causes your CO2 levels to drop, this reduces blood flow to your heart and increases your risk for cardiac arrhythmias – which can be dangerous.
 When you over breathe, you are depleting your carbon dioxide reserves.
 With hyperventilation, your body has too much oxygen. To use this oxygen (to extract it from your blood), your body needs a certain amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
 When you hyperventilate, you do not give your body long enough to retain CO2, and so your body cannot use the oxygen you have.
 This causes you to feel as if you are short of air, when actually you have too much. This is why the following techniques work to get rid of hyperventilation.
 symptoms of hyperventilation: Vivid dreams or nightmares; tingling and numbness of hands, feet, and area around mouth; yawning or sighing; sensation of needing to take a deep breath; panic attacks; feeling of being spaced out, faint or dizzy, episodes of weakness and exhaustion; muscle spasms, twitching, cramp, aching.
 Chronic hyperventilation causes reduced CO2 levels in alveoli and airways of the lungs.
 CO2 deficiency creates an over-excited state of the cholinergic nerve. Since this nerve is responsible for work of the smooth muscles in bronchi, its excitement leads to constriction of bronchi and smaller air passages (bronchioles). This causes wheezing, coughing, and high heart rate in people with asthma. Mucus production makes these symptoms worse.

VENTILLATION
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 Goal is to breath less or at high intervals.
 Another way to think of the oxygen versus the carbon dioxide issue is that a low oxygen results from problems getting the inhaled oxygen to the blood. Reviewing how we breathe, you take in air it goes into your trachea (windpipe) and into your bronchi (branches that take off from trachea) and into your alveoli (lung tissue, air filled sacs) and then get absorbed across the alveolar sacs into arteries near the alveoli. So any obstruction to oxygen flowing freely from the mouth to the arteries, such as airway narrowing (asthma), increased mucous build up (NMD- poor cough), or pneumonia (collapse of alveoli) results in low oxygen.
 Carbon dioxide or problems with ventilation result from not being able to get rid of carbon dioxide. Let’s review the path of carbon dioxide out of the body. Carbon dioxide is transported to the lungs as a by-product of our cellular energy costs by way of veins. Carbon dioxide is absorbed across the veins into the alveoli, then out the bronchi, into the trachea and out the mouth. The major determinant of how much carbon dioxide you exhale depends on how much air you have in your lungs to exhale and how strong your muscles are to give a good exhalation.
This is ventilation.  
Oxygen Therapies - The Virus Destroyers
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 Hydrogen peroxide (h2o2) provides a source of reactive oxygen species, and can be used as an oxygen supplement.
 Most of the good bacteria in the body are aerobic, in other words, they survive in the presence of oxygen. In contrast, most strains of harmful bacteria (and cancer cells) are anaerobic and cannot survive in the presence of oxygen or H2O2. Similarly, cancer cells thrive in an environment with little or no oxygen, but are destroyed by high levels of oxygen.
 When it is taken into the body (orally or intravenously) the oxygen content of the blood and body tissues increases - more than the amount of oxygen in the H2O2 itself. It stimulates the production of enzymes, increases the metabolic rate, causes small arteries to dilate and increase blood flow, and raises body temperature.
 As dead bacteria and toxins are released from your body, your capacity to eliminate them quickly enough may cause some pain or discomfort in the kidneys. This toxic overload may cause fatigue, diarrhoea, headaches, skin eruptions, cold or flu-like symptoms, and/or nausea. If this occurs, remain at the current dosage or reduce it to the previous dosage until the problem stops.
 The cell obtains GLUCOSE (C6H12O6) from food breakdown and OXYGEN from breathing and uses them to produce energy. The by-products of the process are CO2 and water which are both expelled from the body when we exhale.
 e. C6H12O6 +O2 ---> will give Carbon Dioxide (CO2), water (H2O) and ENERGY.
 Energy from glucose is obtained from the oxidation reaction (process called METABOLISM) :- C6H12O6 + 6O2 --> 6CO2 + 6H2O


H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide) Therapy
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 The human body expels 70% of its toxins from breathing. When you breathe, fat molecules combine with oxygen atoms, producing carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is the most abundant product of metabolism. The other 30% of toxins are discharged through defecation and sweat. A small amount of water soluble toxins are discharged through urination.
 If your breathing is not operating at peak efficiency, you are not ridding yourself of toxins properly. Research shows that shallow breathers get cancer more often. Drinking Hydrogen Peroxide usually helps rid the body of excess toxins, bacteria, viruses and cancers.
  REACTION of Carbon Dioxide CO2 with oxygen O2
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 The presence of carbon dioxide helps the release of oxygen from haemoglobin; this is known as the Bohr Effect.
 Carbon dioxide is a waste product of respiration and its concentration is high in the respiring cell and so it is here that haemoglobin releases oxygen.
    Optimal Breathing
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 You cannot have asthma, if you breathe in accordance with medical norms. Therefore, in order to solve problems with asthma and bronchial asthma symptoms, one needs to learn how to breathe correctly.
 Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the ribs and chest expanding as you inhale.
 Slow breathing activates the vagus nerve, the primary cranial nerve, which is associated with a recuperative state.
 Never Hyperventilate. Breathing DEEP and slow with PAUSE is the key.
Do these exercise five times a day and you'll start thinking and performing better in no time:
1. Inhale deeply (-- Goal is to breath less or at high intervals.)
2. Exhale with a short burst (as if blowing out a candle). This helps activate your diaphragm, which most people don't use.
3. Exhale with a long, slow finish to empty the lungs. Breathlessness comes from not expelling enough CO2.
4. Inhale, filling your lungs from the bottom to the top, instead of taking short sips. Most use a third of their lung capacity.
5. Hold for a moment (5-10 seconds) to allow oxygen to saturate the cells.
6. Exhale slowly and completely.
7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 for five minutes.
How does holding your breath increase the carbon dioxide level in the blood?
========================================================== 1) your body constantly produces CO2 as a by-product of your metabolic energy production. Normally that CO2 is carried to your lungs by your blood and expelled out through your lungs. If you hold your breath, the metabolic process will continue but you will not be expelling the CO2.
2) Because when you breathe, the oxygen enters the blood. As the blood moves and re-oxygenates cells, carbon dioxide is transferred to the blood (since carbon dioxide is a waste product made by cells). You then breathe it out. If you hold your breath though, the carbon dioxide is not leaving your body, but your cells don't stop making it. Therefore, more carbon dioxide in the blood.
3) Your body takes in all the oxygen from your lungs into the blood stream and feeds the bodily organs throughout your body depositing oxygen. The product (waste) is carbon dioxide which is then transported back to your lungs for exhaling. If you hold your breath, then your lungs will hold onto the carbon dioxide. You know that gagging reflex you get when you try to continually hold your breath? That's your body's reaction to getting rid of the waste product carbon dioxide. If you didn't gag, you'd easily hold your breath until you passed away.
CARBON DI-OXIDE
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 Vessels: Carbon dioxide helps to dilate smooth muscle tissue. Insufficient carbon dioxide can cause spasms throughout the body, including the brain, the bronchi, and other smooth muscle tissues. Good examples are the spasms that take place during asthma attacks and migraines.
 The Cardiovascular System: Carbon dioxide helps regulate the cardiovascular system. Too little carbon dioxide can result in many problems, including angina, high blood pressure, chest pain, myocardial infarcts, strokes, and so on.
 The Digestive System: A direct relationship exists between the level of carbon dioxide in the body and the functioning of the digestive glands—especially between the level of carbon dioxide and the intensity of gastric secretion. Too little carbon dioxide can eventually lead to poor digestion and eventually to ulcers.
 A quick reduction of carbon dioxide caused by hyperventilation can provoke an epileptic seizure, and can increase muscle spasms and vascular leakiness, and (by releasing serotonin and histamine) contribute to inflammation and clotting disorders.
 On a slightly longer time scale, a reduction of carbon dioxide can increase the production of lactic acid, which is a promoter of inflammation and fibrosis. But increasing carbon dioxide doesn't necessarily cause acidosis, and acidosis caused by carbon dioxide isn't as harmful as lactic acidosis.
 Carbon dioxide has antioxidant effects, and many other stabilizing actions, including protection against hypoxia and the excitatory effects of intracellular calcium and inflammation
      Respiratory Chemistry: The Role of Carbon Dioxide in Oxygen Distribution
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 Higher levels of CO2 also lead to an immediate drop in blood and extracellular fluid pH levels through the formation of carbonic acid, thus obliging the haemoglobin to more readily distribute its oxygen to meet local metabolic requirements.
 Lower levels of CO2, as a result of lower metabolism, lead to blood vessel constriction (e.g. reduction in the diameter of the coronaries) and to higher levels of blood and extracellular fluid pH (less carbonic acid), thus permitting oxygen and glucose to go elsewhere where metabolic requirements are greater. In the simplest of terms, this is the biochemistry of healthy respiration.

Effects of Carbon Dioxide Deficit on Physiology
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 Over breathing can be a dangerous behaviour immediately triggering and/or exacerbating a wide variety of serious physical and mental symptoms, complaints, and deficits in health and human performance.
 Over breathing means bringing about carbon dioxide (CO2) deficit in the blood (i.e., hypocapnia) through excessive ventilation.
 The slight shifts in CO2 chemistry associated with over breathing may cause physiological changes such as hypoxia (oxygen deficit), cerebral vasoconstriction (brain), coronary constriction (heart), blood and extracellular alkalosis (increased pH), cerebral glucose deficit, ischemia (localized anaemia), buffer depletion(bicarbonates), bronchial constriction, gut constriction, calcium imbalance, magnesium deficiency, and muscle fatigue, spasm, and pain.
 Oxygen saturation in the blood: Carbon dioxide deficit results in an increase in oxygen saturation in the blood, Thus, although oxygen saturation is maximized, oxygen distribution is withheld where in fact metabolic needs significantly exceed those reflected by the reduced CO2 levels resulting from over breathing.
 In addition to the loss of bicarbonates, there is also significant loss of magnesium (and phosphates) a deficiency that may ultimately lead to an imbalanced magnesium-calcium ratio critical to muscle functioning, resulting in increased likelihood of muscle fatigue, weakness, and spasm.
 Note: Individuals suffering with diabetes may over breathe as a means to controlling ketoacidosis, i.e., reducing levels of carbonic acid.


What happens when you BREATHE IN CO2?
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 CO2 is the principle mechanism by which you breathe.
 CO2 is NOT inert in the body. It is the principle acid of the blood and it is the volatile acid that you can exhale (other acids must be excreted by the kidneys). This makes it the major buffer of the acid-base system in the body. As CO2 level raises, the pH of the blood decreases -- it becomes more acidic. Your body can only function within a tight window of acid-base balance. Fall too far outside of this and you die; enzymes stop functioning, haemoglobin doesn't hold on to oxygen as well, etc.. Rebreathing CO2 rapidly increases the PaCO2 and quickly results in an acidosis.
 The other major drawback to elevated CO2 is that it makes you sleepy. This is called CO2 narcosis and it is a serious problem in treating respiratory failure in folks with chronic lung disease. Once you've gone past certain amount of CO2 in your blood, it stops stimulating you to breathe and you just fall asleep and stop breathing altogether. Deeper, faster breaths will remove CO2 from the blood faster than slow, shallow breaths.

  What are the best ways to increase CO2 levels in the blood?
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Breathing into a paper bag --Drinking carbonated water --Baking Soda
 A decreased level of carbon dioxide in the blood leads to decreased oxygen supply to the cells in the body including the brain, heart, kidneys etc. Carbon dioxide (CO2) was found to be responsible for the bond between oxygen and haemoglobin.
 If the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is lower than normal, then this leads to difficulties in releasing oxygen from haemoglobin. Hence the “Verigo-Bohr law.”
 Breathe rapidly and deeply to lower CO2 levels in the blood (hyperventilation). Note: this is not recommended, as it serves no medical value.
 Using the 1-quart capacity bag, hold it over mouth and nose and rebreathe exhaled air to raise CO2 levels in the blood. This is useful for those hyperventilating to prevent unconsciousness.
 Stop re-breathing from the bag if dizzy or giddy; do not re-breathe exhaled air for more than one minute as it can lower blood CO2 (and raise blood pH) dangerously.
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BRONCHIAL ASTHMA / COMMON COLD / PRANAYAM / DEEP BREATHING EXERCISE / CURE MECHANISM
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Following TEXT in this blog is basically collection of various information and important points related to OPTIMAL BREATHING and its BENEFIT’s. I have only tried to aggregate and put the information collected from various sites in a more simple way so as to be understood by regular masses. I have followed PRANAYAM, PATANJALI BREATHING EXERCISES and various other breathing exercises mentioned on western websites to come out with steps required for optimal breathing pattern. In particular a BUTEYKO method helped me understand the concept more clear somewhat. In AYURVEDA they believe that any chronic disease with “FOOD AS MEDICINE” along with PRANAYAM can cure most of diseases and somehow with my own personal experience I have come to believe that it is true most of time. As always, I suggest that one must use necessary precautions and follow their own judgement when doing or performing some exercises mentioned in this blog. I have only mentioned exercises that I have practically used myself on day to day basis. I have basically tried to decode breathing exercises as there are many sites that suggest following breathing exercises but people normally get confused as to what pattern to follow as many sites mention exercises in somewhat different ways. For example when I started doing breathing exercises it caused me dizziness, light headedness and some disorientation making me realize that I was NOT performing the deep breathing exercises in a proper manner, so I decided to do some more research and came out with a simple but organised way of doing these breathing YOGA which did not cause any side effects. =====================================================  

Benefits of Proper Breathing (including Deep Breathing):
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The benefits of proper breathing are many. They included:
 Increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients to cells throughout the body -- including the brain.
 Increases the supply of blood and nutrients to muscles and bones.
 Increases and promotes the movement of "lymph" throughout the body -- helping to eliminate toxins and strengthen the immune system.
 Reduces mental and physical fatigue.
 Helps reduce the need for artificial stimulants (like coffee, alcohol or drugs).
 Relieves congestion. It can even help relieve long term respiratory difficulties like asthma and bronchitis.
 Improves blood circulation throughout the body. This helps oxygenate all your cells and organs, helping them to function optimally and increases their capacity to fight infection and disease.
 In AYURVEDA, most chronic diseases are cured with “Food as Medicine” coupled with PRANAYAM or BREATHING EXERCISES as they are referred elsewhere.
 You cannot have asthma, if you breathe in accordance with medical norms. Therefore, in order to solve problems with asthma and bronchial asthma symptoms, one needs to learn how to breathe correctly.
 All breathing exercises must be done empty stomach preferably in morning to get best results.
 In my case it has helped me get rid of frequent cold & cough symptoms, have helped my vision and my eyes are not stressed anymore when reading without reading glasses and off course I feel more agile and feel better always.
  
BEFORE YOU START BREATHING EXERCISE PLEASE CONSIDER FOLLOWING POINTS:
Following breathing exercise pattern below is needed to get maximum benefits out of breathing yoga: ===================================================
 This is a optional step. Vitamin C tablet (Ascorbic acid, 500mg) 1-2 daily to help immunity. Not before breathing exercise. Look for A NOTE ON VITAMIN “C” in this blog. You may take it for around 4 weeks.
 Learn to breathe from belly (stomach). Just imagine that nose does not exist and you try to breathe through stomach; inflating it when inhaling and during exhale stomach flattens in. There is a note in this blog on how to shift to belly breathing. Always just before you go to sleep you must shift your breathing to belly by following steps as listed in blog.
 Look for NOTE ON DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING (breathing from belly) somewhere in this blog.
 NEVR HYPERVENTILLATE. Breathing IN fast and exhaling fast shall be avoided at all costs. Slow breathing is the key. Breathe In-HOLD-Exhale Out shall be your breathe pattern. Make conscious effort to breathe this way.
 Ideal breathing as per notes in this blog shall be 10-12 breathes per minute. You must make conscious efforts to achieve the same.
 Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the stomach, ribs and chest expanding as you inhale. When doing an Inhale your stomach must balloon or inflate. During exhale stomach must flatten or go in.
 NEVER SLEEP ON BACK if you have frequent COLD & COUGH or ASTHMA issues. ALWAYS INHALE THORUGH NOSE during regular breathings. Keep your mouth closed while sleeping. Never sleep on BACK. Sleeping on one's back makes breathing almost 2 times bigger, i.e. Hyperventilation.
 BREATHE IN, HOLD, EXHALE shall be structure of your breathing pattern always even when not exercising.
 Fast Inhale & Fast Exhale type of breathing will only make you light headed and will cause low blood pressure making you dizzy. This type of exercise will lower your CO2 in blood and thus will cause less O2 to be brought to blood and to cells.
 LEARN TO BREATH from DIAPHRAGM (Belly Breathing). Always exhale through NOSE during breathing exercise keeping your mouth closed.
 Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the stomach, ribs and chest expanding as you inhale. When doing an Inhale your stomach must balloon or inflate. During exhale stomach must flatten or go in.
 Follow BREATHING EXERCISES daily morning. Breathing exercise before sleep shall be avoided as more O2 flow will cause you to be more alert and thus will cause sleep issues.
 Perform exercises 1 through 5 first for first 7-10 days till you get used to breathing. Then start exercise 6 but do it gently for first 1 week.
 The breathing exercises must be done by all even if they did not suffer from any issues, this will make you fell energetic and free from most diseases.
 At minimum, you must perform exercise 2, 3&5 to get rid of cold & cough or asthma related issues. The idea is to open up sinuses and breathing path in body and these exercises exactly do that.
EXERCISE 1: (CONTROL PAUSE STARTING WITH INHALE through NOSE)
To build CO2, good for COLD & COUGH and Asthma issues and will help open up the breathing path as CO2 is a dilator.
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 Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
 Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
 Take a small INHALE through nose and EXHALE.
 Now, take a very small INHALE. KEEP your mouth closed always.
 HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002….(1001 = 1sec)
 Try holding for at least 25-30 seconds or more. Hold till STRONG URGE TO BREATH.  Release your nose, take a deep breath IN and RELAX, then exhale slowly in small bursts and fully to finish off full exhale.
 Repeat step 3 to 7 for 3 times.
 In addition; if you suffer from cold cough or asthma issues then you must do this exercise 2-3 times every few hours to build Co2 tolerance limits and decongest nose. If you have high BP or cardiovascular issues, then do this for only 2-3 times in a day only for around 15 -20 seconds.




EXERCISE 2: (CONTROL PAUSE STARTING WITH EXHALE through NOSE)
To build CO2, good for COLD & COUGH and Asthma issues and will help open up the breathing path as CO2 is a dilator.
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 Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
 Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
 Take a small INHALE from nose and EXHALE. KEEP your mouth closed always.
 Now, EXHALE slowly making sure your lung is empty.
 HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002….(1001 = 1sec)
 Try holding for at least 20-25 seconds or more up to 40 seconds. Hold till STRONG URGE TO BREATH.
 Release your nose, take a DEEP breathe IN and RELAX and then EXHALE slowly in small bursts to finish off full exhale.
 The goal here is to increase control pause to around 40 seconds gradually.
 In addition; if you suffer from cold cough or asthma issues then you must do this exercise 2-3 times every few hours to build Co2 tolerance limits and decongest nose. . If you have high BP or cardiovascular issues, then do this for only 2-3 times in a day only for around 15 -20 seconds.
 Repeat step 3 to 7 for 3 times.
EXERCISE 3: (DEEP BREATHE USING NOSE UPTO DIAPHRAGM / BELLY)
Bring MORE Oxygen (O2) to cells and thus make you feel energetic and free from many chronic diseases  
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 Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
 Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
 Take a small INHALE and EXHALE through NOSE.
 Now, take a DEEP LONG SINGLE INHALE through NOSE, making sure to use your diaphragm / belly and fill your belly as much as possible through this action. You may feel your stomach tightening. When doing an Inhale your stomach must balloon or inflate. During exhale stomach must flatten or go in.
 Inhale can be done in two ways:
 Either; Drop your head down facing earth or your feet’s. Now take a single deep inhale, filling your lungs lifting your torso from the bottom to the top (as if you are straightening your body in upright position), instead of taking short sips. In this case while inhaling you are lifting your torso up in upright position
 Or; your face must face straight ahead. Now, Inhale taking a deep SINGLE SIP from air outside making sure to balloon or inflate your stomach during inhale.
 Clench your fists lightly if you are able to hold breath without pinching nose.
 I normally do Inhale in both ways in drop head down and then face your head straight positions.
 Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the stomach, ribs and chest expanding as you inhale.
 HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002….(1001 = 1sec).
 If you are able to hold breathe without pinching the nose then clench both fists lightly applying just 20-30% pressure.
 Try holding for at least 25-30 seconds or more. Hold till STRONG URGE TO BREATH out (EXHALE). You will feel your stomach tightening, and pressure going to throat, mouth and brain in that order.
 This is optional step. If you have used this exercise for at least 2-3 weeks, then bend forward with head dropped after around 15-20 seconds in step 7. You will feel strong pulsation of blood in your head, eyes, and ears.
 Release your nose and RELAX. Exhale slowly in small bursts to finish of full exhale.
 Repeat step 3 to 8 for 5 times.

EXERCISE 4: (DEEP BREATHE USING MOUTH UPTO DIAPHRAGM / BELLY)
Bring MORE Oxygen (O2) to cells and thus make you feel energetic and free from many chronic diseases
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 Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
 Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
 Take a small INHALE and EXHALE through NOSE.
 Purse your lips with tongue out between your lips and teeth's, lips not touching your teeth’s.
 Now, take a DEEP LONG INHALE through MOUTH air flow going in touching top of your tongue, making sure to use your diaphragm / belly and fill your belly as much as possible through this action. You may feel your stomach tightening. When doing an Inhale your stomach must balloon or inflate. During exhale stomach must flatten or go in. Inhale can be done in two ways:
 Either; Drop your head down facing earth or your feet’s. Now take a single deep inhale, filling your lungs lifting your torso from the bottom to the top (as if you are straightening your body in upright position), instead of taking short sips. In this case while inhaling you are lifting your torso up in upright position
 Or; your face must face straight ahead. Now, Inhale taking a deep SINGLE SIP from air outside making sure to balloon or inflate your stomach during inhale.
 Clench your fists lightly if you are able to hold breath without pinching nose.
 I normally do Inhale in both ways in drop head down and then face your head straight positions.
 Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the stomach, ribs and chest expanding as you inhale.
 HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002….(1001 = 1sec).
 If you are able to hold breathe without pinching the nose then clench both fists lightly applying just 20-30% pressure.
 Try holding for at least 30-40 seconds or more. Hold till STRONG URGE TO BREATH out (EXHALE). You will feel your stomach tightening, and pressure going to throat, mouth and brain in that order.
 If you have used this exercise for at least 2-3 weeks, then bend forward with head dropped after around 15-20 seconds in step 8. You will feel strong pulsation of blood in your head, eyes, and ears.
 Release your nose and RELAX. Exhale slowly in small bursts to finish of full exhale.
 Always exhale through NOSE during breathing exercise keeping your mouth closed.
 Repeat step 4 to 10 for 3 times.
EXERCISE 5: (ALTERNATE NOSE INHALING & EXHALING ("ANULOMA VILOMA in SANSKRIT") This helps restore imbalances in your brain, Left Nostril for calming And Right Nostril for energy
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 Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
 Sit in a relaxed position, upright position.
 Take a small INHALE and EXHALE.
 Now, Close your RIGHT NOSTRIL (Or left nostril as per sequence) with your thumb or index finger and take a SMALL INHALE through your OPEN LEFT NOSTRIL (Or right nostril as per sequence) and close you nose.
 HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002…. (1001 = 1sec). Try holding for at least 5 seconds or more.
 NOW use your Opposite Nostril to exhale. Always Inhale from one nostril and exhale from opposite nostril after a pause of 5 seconds. Always inhale from last open nostril.
 Use same NOSTRIL from where you exhaled last to INHALE again and follow step 5 to 7.
 Repeat 15-20 times.
EXERCISE 6:  (Persian Sufi Mind-Eye Breathing Technique) Apart from improving your vision, this Sufi Breathing Technique is known to prevent hair loss and wrinkles. It also helps to stimulate and maintain the thyroid and pituitary glands.
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 THIS EXERCISE TO BE PERFORMED ONLY AFTER YOU GET USED TO ABOVE 5 EXERCISES for at least 7-10 days.
 Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
 Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. If standing then place your feet about shoulder width apart. This exercise can be done standing or sitting as per your choice.
 Take a small INHALE and EXHALE.
 Close your RIGHT NOSTRIL with your right thumb and INHALE DEEPLY through the left nostril until your chest is fully expanded.
 Next, close both nostrils with thumb and forefinger.
 Bend over from the waist, head lowered, knees slightly bent.
 Hold your breath in this position for 15 to 45 seconds, or as long as you comfortably can. While you are in this lowered position, you will feel a strong pulsation of blood in your head, eyes, mouth and tongue, and a flushed feeling from your chest to the top of your head.
 I started with just 10 Seconds and only 1 time for first few days as I felt dizziness, but it was soon gone as I maintained it at 10-15 seconds initially.
 Finally, slowly straighten up, and slowly let the breath out from the right nostril.
 Take a small deep breath and hold for few seconds and exhale.
 If you are ill or have high blood pressure, do the exercise sitting straight up without bending over. If your health is good, and you feel dizzy or light headed during or after the exercise, cut back to holding your breath for only 5 or 10 seconds with your head lowered, and build up to 40 seconds over a few weeks. If you are persistent, the dizziness will eventually disappear, and you will begin to feel elated and energized.
 Always remember to inhale from the left nostril and exhale through the right nostril.
 Do the exercise 3 times per session for its full value, and 3 to 4 times per week. I did this exercise for once only for around 10 seconds in beginning as this is very powerful exercise.
The “mechanics” of respiration constitute “breathing,” the use of the lungs for moving oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases to and/or from the blood.  The “chemistry” of respiration constitutes the physiology of moving oxygen from the lungs to the cells, and carbon dioxide from the cells to the lungs.  Optimizing respiration means good “chemistry through good “mechanics.” At least 50% of therapists and trainers who teach breathing actually deregulate respiratory chemistry by inducing “over breathing” with their instructions to trainees, not realizing that they are inducing system-wide physiological crisis through the establishment of HYPOCAPNIA, i.e., carbon dioxide deficit. "The immune system uses nitric oxide in fighting viral, bacterial and parasitic infections, and tumours. Hyperventilating disturb our body's balance of oxygen, CO2, and NO.

A NOTE ON VITAMIN “C”
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 Vitamin C is an ANTIOXIDANT and an IMMUNITY BOOSTER.
 Available in tablet as ASCORBIC ACID or mineral form of SODIM ASCORBATE or CALCIUM ASCORBATE and other mineral forms.
 As per one note on WEBMD site, "The safe upper limit for vitamin C is 2,000 milligrams a day, and there is a great track record with strong evidence that taking 500 milligrams daily is safe,"
 There are two types I came across. 1) ASCORBIC ACID 2) Mineral salts of ascorbic acid for example SODIM ASCORBATE, calcium ASCORBATE.
 Mineral ASCORBATE is often recommended to people who experience gastrointestinal problems (acid reflux, abdominal pain or diarrhoea) with plain ascorbic acid.
 Ascorbic acid is the least expensive and can be purchased as tablets.
 When sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is added to ascorbic acid, the bicarbonate fizzes (emitting carbon dioxide) which then releases the sodium to neutralize the acidity of the ascorbate. (Consuming Vitamin C tablet along with baking soda)
 People with sensitive stomachs may report discomfort when large doses of vitamin C are taken at levels to prevent an acute viral infection (1,000-3,000 milligrams or more every 20 minutes) [1, 5]. In this case the ascorbic acid in the stomach can build up enough acidity to cause heartburn or a similar reaction.
Composition of AIR (Total= 99.998%)
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Component     Symbol            Volume
Nitrogen          N2                   78.084% Oxygen          
O2                   20.947% Argon              
Ar                    0.934%
Carbon Dioxide CO2               0.033%
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 Cells of Animals & Human need about 7% CO2 & 2% O2. But now air has more O2 (10 times=20.95%) & less CO2 (250 times less=0.03%).
 After birth due to hyperventilation and because of low CO2 and high O2 in AIR, there is sudden increase in blood O2 which causes decrease in CO2 in Blood.
 Medical studies have proven that the more we breathe, the less oxygen is provided for the vital organs of the body. Does that sound upside down to you? Well it’s true. Ideal breathing corresponds to very slow, light, and easy abdominal breathing (also called diaphragmatic or belly breathing), something that needs to be relearned (or learned)
 Carbon dioxide is known as asphyxiate, which is a substance that bonds with your blood in place of oxygen.
 Faster the O2 supply, increase is in the rate at which CO2 is lost and hence less CO2 available to carry O2 to blood. To Counter this WE SHALL LEARN TO BREATH SLOW.
 By holding breath, metabolically you now generate more CO2, and once there's a match between your production of CO2 and your breathing volume (which comes with practice), everything will work and feel fine.
 The painful desire to breathe you feel when you are "out of breath" isn't due to lack of oxygen, but too much carbon dioxide (CO2)! Likewise, the feeling of faintness, tingling, and dizziness when you hyperventilate isn't due to too much oxygen [which hyperventilating can't cause anyway], but too little carbon dioxide. In fact, most people's bodies can't detect low oxygen at all!
 HOLD AFTER INHALE:-When you breathe in and hold your breath, you have plenty of oxygen (which keeps you from blacking out) and little CO2. Over time, you run out of oxygen, but your blood CO2 levels rise. Your brain actually uses blood CO2 as an indicator for blood oxygen, so when CO2 levels are too high you are signalled to take a breath. If you find it hard to believe that low oxygen isn't what makes you want to breathe, consider carbon monoxide poisoning. It happens because you are breathing air with low oxygen, but the CO2 levels are the same and your body regulates your breathing as usual, so you die without ever realizing you were oxygen deprived. You will blackout without any warning.
 HOLD AFTER EXHALE:-When you exhale, you are forcing out the CO2. Why is holding your breath here harder? Because you've lowered your lung volume, the CO2 concentration of your lungs is now higher than your blood. Gasses diffuse from air to blood passively, from areas of high concentration to low. Lungs full of a breath of air have a higher oxygen concentration and lower CO2 concentration than your blood does, so oxygen flows into your blood and CO2 out of the blood. When the lungs become as concentrated as your blood with CO2, the CO2 no longer leaves your blood, but builds up until your next breath. Recall that concentration is dependent on volume: empty lungs have lower volume, so fewer CO2 molecules are needed to get the same concentration as your blood. Thus, CO2 stops leaving your blood faster if the lungs are empty, meaning the CO2 levels in your blood reach critical faster and you need to breathe sooner. Oxygen levels in your blood are likewise not rising fast enough (or at all, since you just exhaled), but it's the rise in CO2 that makes you gasp.
 Cells of Animals & Human need about 7% CO2 & 2% O2. But now air has more O2 (10 times=20.95%) & less CO2 (250 times less=0.03%). But since CO2 is a Vehicle that carries O2 from Blood to cells we must learn to generate CO2 for optimum O2 delivery. This is done by slow breathing pattern.
 Thinking of it (CO2) simply as a poison or waste product is wrong medically speaking. Just for starters we can see that when CO2 levels go up to more normal levels the arteries and veins dilate allowing more blood and oxygen to reach the tissues. Blood pressure obviously would be lower under higher CO2 conditions.
 Blood pressure obviously would be lower under higher CO2 conditions.
 Deep breathing should be very slow so that one accumulates more CO2 in the blood. Deep breathing means breathing less air not more. Some people actually think it is wrong to call therapeutic breathing “deep breathing. If you breathe less and accumulate CO2, the correct name is “reduced breathing,” writes Artour Rakhimov, PhD, one of the great proponents of CO2 medicine.
 We can powerfully treat both infections and cancer with sodium bicarbonate, which, when combined with “reduced breathing,” pulls the rug out from under all of these defective cells with a rapid shift of pH brought on by correct breathing 24 hours a day. Correct breathing is actually easy to learn and can become automatic with enough practice.
 The normal respiratory rate for adults is only 12 breaths per minute at rest. Older textbooks often provide even smaller values (e.g., 8-10 breaths per minute). Most modern adults breathe much faster (about 15-20 breaths per minute) than their normal respiratory rate. Respiratory rates in the sick are usually higher, generally about 20 breathes/min or more. The higher you go over 12 the less oxygen a person’s tissues will have and the closer they will come to cancer.
 WE MUST LEARN TO HOLD BREATH AND EXHALE.
INHALE-->HOLD-->EXHALE shall be structure of breathing always.  


THE COMMON COLD FACTS
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 When NOSE AIRWAYS become chilled this causes a pronounced constriction of the blood vessels in the nose and shuts off the warm blood that supplies the white cells that fight infection.
 The reduced defences in the nose allow the virus to get stronger and common cold symptoms develop
 Getting chilled causes blood vessels in the nose to constrict, affecting the defences in the nose and making it easier for the virus to replicate.
 CO2 deficiency creates an over-excited state of the cholinergic nerve. Since this nerve is responsible for work of the smooth muscles in bronchi, its excitement leads to constriction of bronchi and smaller air passages (bronchioles). This causes wheezing, coughing, and high heart rate in people with asthma. Mucus production makes these symptoms worse.
 avoid sleeping on one’s back (it causes higher heart rate and even chest pain)
 During coughing we lose too much Co2.
 People with coughing problem have reduced amount of Co2 in their AIRWAYS and that cause URGE TO COUGH receptors irritable.
 Always breathe though NOSE only.
 Heavy Breathing and Hyperventilation reduces O2 Level in body cells and thus caused suppression of IMMUNE system. This in turns develops tissue/cell hypoxia (less o2) which in turn generates free radicals in cells
 Low level of CO2 due to chronic hyperventilation is the KEY CAUSE OF COUGHING.
 Exercise1-- Cough Only through your NOSE by keeping mouth close.
 Exercise2-- Cough by closing your mouth and Nose and try COUGHING. This will cause above NORMAL Co2 in airways and will stop cough.
 Exercise3-- Reduced breath exercise that increases body oxygen levels.
BREATHING CONTROL
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 A useful tool with BUTEYKO breathing is a simple concept called the control pause.
 Brain Fog: Lack of oxygen to the brain leads to multiple fallouts like memory loss, lack of concentration, and dizziness.
 With CONTROL PAUSE (CP) the Goal is to breath less or at high intervals:-
 Structure of test= EXHALE -> HOLD -> INHALE
 Take a small, silent breath in through your nose and allow a small silent breath out through your nose.
 Hold your nose with your fingers to prevent air from entering your lungs.
 Count the number of seconds until you feel the first definite desire to breathe.
 At the first definite desire to breathe in, you may also feel the first involuntary movements of your breathing muscles. Your tummy may jerk and the area around your neck may contract.
 Your inhalation at the end of the breath should be calm.
 Release your nose and breathe in through it.
 A very good control pause (CP) amounts to 40 seconds, and a good control pause amounts to 30 seconds.
 A control pause of 25 seconds indicates room for improvement
 While a control pause of 15 seconds or less is indicative of symptoms such as respiratory complaints (asthma, wheezing, coughing, chest tightness or nasal problems), sleep disordered breathing (insomnia, fatigue, snoring, or obstructive sleep apnea) or anxiety complaints (excessive worrying, high stress levels, poor concentration) or any other condition resulting from chronic over breathing.
I did notice initially however that my nose would get runny. I had to blow my nose when done. But eventually I reached a point where the runny nose and the need to blow my nose completely vanished, and I was simply breathing easier. Again, doing the exercise to unblock your nose (above) will help to get over this congestion.  

DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING (breathing from belly)
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• Sit comfortably in an upright chair. When you are first learning, it may be helpful to lie down on the floor or a bed, which makes it easier for your abdomen to expand and contract with each breath.
• Rest your hand lightly on your abdomen, about one inch above your navel.
• Inhale gently, expanding your belly as you do so. You should feel your belly expanding beneath your hand during each INHALE.
• Exhale softly, contracting your belly as you do so, feeling it contract. During exhale you can see your stomach flattening or going in.

To start, take a little time every day—perhaps once in the morning and evening—to practice this technique. And anytime you would like to reduce tension and stress and enter into a calmer state of mind and body, shift into slow, abdominal breathing for a minute or two. You can do this anywhere—while waiting in line at the bank, while you are working on your computer, or while lying in bed at the beginning or end of a busy day. Eventually, breathing with your diaphragm, instead of your chest, will become as natural as…well, breathing.

Why do we get dizzy and lightheaded after breathing heavily and fast?
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 All asthmatics hyperventilate.
 Paradoxically, to improve oxygen supply to the tissues you have to breathe less! Breathing less increases carbon dioxide levels and improves oxygen delivery.
 Lowering carbon dioxide levels in the blood has other dire effects. It upsets the acidity of the blood and causes what is known in medical jargon as a respiratory alkalosis. This causes all sorts of awful symptoms such as panic attacks, pain, fatigue, feeling spaced out and dizzy, brain fag, brain fog and so on.
 It seems that breathing faster than necessary depletes the CO2 in the bloodstream which alters pH and ultimately many other things. The decrease in CO2 may signal to the body that less blood is necessary leading to a decrease in blood pressure.
 Over breathing during exertion causes your CO2 levels to drop, this reduces blood flow to your heart and increases your risk for cardiac arrhythmias – which can be dangerous.
 When you over breathe, you are depleting your carbon dioxide reserves.
 With hyperventilation, your body has too much oxygen. To use this oxygen (to extract it from your blood), your body needs a certain amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
 When you hyperventilate, you do not give your body long enough to retain CO2, and so your body cannot use the oxygen you have.
 This causes you to feel as if you are short of air, when actually you have too much. This is why the following techniques work to get rid of hyperventilation.
 symptoms of hyperventilation: Vivid dreams or nightmares; tingling and numbness of hands, feet, and area around mouth; yawning or sighing; sensation of needing to take a deep breath; panic attacks; feeling of being spaced out, faint or dizzy, episodes of weakness and exhaustion; muscle spasms, twitching, cramp, aching.
 Chronic hyperventilation causes reduced CO2 levels in alveoli and airways of the lungs.
 CO2 deficiency creates an over-excited state of the cholinergic nerve. Since this nerve is responsible for work of the smooth muscles in bronchi, its excitement leads to constriction of bronchi and smaller air passages (bronchioles). This causes wheezing, coughing, and high heart rate in people with asthma. Mucus production makes these symptoms worse.

VENTILLATION
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 Goal is to breath less or at high intervals.
 Another way to think of the oxygen versus the carbon dioxide issue is that a low oxygen results from problems getting the inhaled oxygen to the blood. Reviewing how we breathe, you take in air it goes into your trachea (windpipe) and into your bronchi (branches that take off from trachea) and into your alveoli (lung tissue, air filled sacs) and then get absorbed across the alveolar sacs into arteries near the alveoli. So any obstruction to oxygen flowing freely from the mouth to the arteries, such as airway narrowing (asthma), increased mucous build up (NMD- poor cough), or pneumonia (collapse of alveoli) results in low oxygen.
 Carbon dioxide or problems with ventilation result from not being able to get rid of carbon dioxide. Let’s review the path of carbon dioxide out of the body. Carbon dioxide is transported to the lungs as a by-product of our cellular energy costs by way of veins. Carbon dioxide is absorbed across the veins into the alveoli, then out the bronchi, into the trachea and out the mouth. The major determinant of how much carbon dioxide you exhale depends on how much air you have in your lungs to exhale and how strong your muscles are to give a good exhalation.
This is ventilation.  
Oxygen Therapies - The Virus Destroyers
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 Hydrogen peroxide (h2o2) provides a source of reactive oxygen species, and can be used as an oxygen supplement.
 Most of the good bacteria in the body are aerobic, in other words, they survive in the presence of oxygen. In contrast, most strains of harmful bacteria (and cancer cells) are anaerobic and cannot survive in the presence of oxygen or H2O2. Similarly, cancer cells thrive in an environment with little or no oxygen, but are destroyed by high levels of oxygen.
 When it is taken into the body (orally or intravenously) the oxygen content of the blood and body tissues increases - more than the amount of oxygen in the H2O2 itself. It stimulates the production of enzymes, increases the metabolic rate, causes small arteries to dilate and increase blood flow, and raises body temperature.
 As dead bacteria and toxins are released from your body, your capacity to eliminate them quickly enough may cause some pain or discomfort in the kidneys. This toxic overload may cause fatigue, diarrhoea, headaches, skin eruptions, cold or flu-like symptoms, and/or nausea. If this occurs, remain at the current dosage or reduce it to the previous dosage until the problem stops.
 The cell obtains GLUCOSE (C6H12O6) from food breakdown and OXYGEN from breathing and uses them to produce energy. The by-products of the process are CO2 and water which are both expelled from the body when we exhale.
 e. C6H12O6 +O2 ---> will give Carbon Dioxide (CO2), water (H2O) and ENERGY.
 Energy from glucose is obtained from the oxidation reaction (process called METABOLISM) :- C6H12O6 + 6O2 --> 6CO2 + 6H2O


H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide) Therapy
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 The human body expels 70% of its toxins from breathing. When you breathe, fat molecules combine with oxygen atoms, producing carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is the most abundant product of metabolism. The other 30% of toxins are discharged through defecation and sweat. A small amount of water soluble toxins are discharged through urination.
 If your breathing is not operating at peak efficiency, you are not ridding yourself of toxins properly. Research shows that shallow breathers get cancer more often. Drinking Hydrogen Peroxide usually helps rid the body of excess toxins, bacteria, viruses and cancers.
  REACTION of Carbon Dioxide CO2 with oxygen O2
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 The presence of carbon dioxide helps the release of oxygen from haemoglobin; this is known as the Bohr Effect.
 Carbon dioxide is a waste product of respiration and its concentration is high in the respiring cell and so it is here that haemoglobin releases oxygen.
    Optimal Breathing
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 You cannot have asthma, if you breathe in accordance with medical norms. Therefore, in order to solve problems with asthma and bronchial asthma symptoms, one needs to learn how to breathe correctly.
 Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the ribs and chest expanding as you inhale.
 Slow breathing activates the vagus nerve, the primary cranial nerve, which is associated with a recuperative state.
 Never Hyperventilate. Breathing DEEP and slow with PAUSE is the key.
Do these exercise five times a day and you'll start thinking and performing better in no time:
1. Inhale deeply (-- Goal is to breath less or at high intervals.)
2. Exhale with a short burst (as if blowing out a candle). This helps activate your diaphragm, which most people don't use.
3. Exhale with a long, slow finish to empty the lungs. Breathlessness comes from not expelling enough CO2.
4. Inhale, filling your lungs from the bottom to the top, instead of taking short sips. Most use a third of their lung capacity.
5. Hold for a moment (5-10 seconds) to allow oxygen to saturate the cells.
6. Exhale slowly and completely.
7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 for five minutes.
How does holding your breath increase the carbon dioxide level in the blood?
========================================================== 1) your body constantly produces CO2 as a by-product of your metabolic energy production. Normally that CO2 is carried to your lungs by your blood and expelled out through your lungs. If you hold your breath, the metabolic process will continue but you will not be expelling the CO2.
2) Because when you breathe, the oxygen enters the blood. As the blood moves and re-oxygenates cells, carbon dioxide is transferred to the blood (since carbon dioxide is a waste product made by cells). You then breathe it out. If you hold your breath though, the carbon dioxide is not leaving your body, but your cells don't stop making it. Therefore, more carbon dioxide in the blood.
3) Your body takes in all the oxygen from your lungs into the blood stream and feeds the bodily organs throughout your body depositing oxygen. The product (waste) is carbon dioxide which is then transported back to your lungs for exhaling. If you hold your breath, then your lungs will hold onto the carbon dioxide. You know that gagging reflex you get when you try to continually hold your breath? That's your body's reaction to getting rid of the waste product carbon dioxide. If you didn't gag, you'd easily hold your breath until you passed away.
CARBON DI-OXIDE
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 Vessels: Carbon dioxide helps to dilate smooth muscle tissue. Insufficient carbon dioxide can cause spasms throughout the body, including the brain, the bronchi, and other smooth muscle tissues. Good examples are the spasms that take place during asthma attacks and migraines.
 The Cardiovascular System: Carbon dioxide helps regulate the cardiovascular system. Too little carbon dioxide can result in many problems, including angina, high blood pressure, chest pain, myocardial infarcts, strokes, and so on.
 The Digestive System: A direct relationship exists between the level of carbon dioxide in the body and the functioning of the digestive glands—especially between the level of carbon dioxide and the intensity of gastric secretion. Too little carbon dioxide can eventually lead to poor digestion and eventually to ulcers.
 A quick reduction of carbon dioxide caused by hyperventilation can provoke an epileptic seizure, and can increase muscle spasms and vascular leakiness, and (by releasing serotonin and histamine) contribute to inflammation and clotting disorders.
 On a slightly longer time scale, a reduction of carbon dioxide can increase the production of lactic acid, which is a promoter of inflammation and fibrosis. But increasing carbon dioxide doesn't necessarily cause acidosis, and acidosis caused by carbon dioxide isn't as harmful as lactic acidosis.
 Carbon dioxide has antioxidant effects, and many other stabilizing actions, including protection against hypoxia and the excitatory effects of intracellular calcium and inflammation
      Respiratory Chemistry: The Role of Carbon Dioxide in Oxygen Distribution
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 Higher levels of CO2 also lead to an immediate drop in blood and extracellular fluid pH levels through the formation of carbonic acid, thus obliging the haemoglobin to more readily distribute its oxygen to meet local metabolic requirements.
 Lower levels of CO2, as a result of lower metabolism, lead to blood vessel constriction (e.g. reduction in the diameter of the coronaries) and to higher levels of blood and extracellular fluid pH (less carbonic acid), thus permitting oxygen and glucose to go elsewhere where metabolic requirements are greater. In the simplest of terms, this is the biochemistry of healthy respiration.

Effects of Carbon Dioxide Deficit on Physiology
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 Over breathing can be a dangerous behaviour immediately triggering and/or exacerbating a wide variety of serious physical and mental symptoms, complaints, and deficits in health and human performance.
 Over breathing means bringing about carbon dioxide (CO2) deficit in the blood (i.e., hypocapnia) through excessive ventilation.
 The slight shifts in CO2 chemistry associated with over breathing may cause physiological changes such as hypoxia (oxygen deficit), cerebral vasoconstriction (brain), coronary constriction (heart), blood and extracellular alkalosis (increased pH), cerebral glucose deficit, ischemia (localized anaemia), buffer depletion(bicarbonates), bronchial constriction, gut constriction, calcium imbalance, magnesium deficiency, and muscle fatigue, spasm, and pain.
 Oxygen saturation in the blood: Carbon dioxide deficit results in an increase in oxygen saturation in the blood, Thus, although oxygen saturation is maximized, oxygen distribution is withheld where in fact metabolic needs significantly exceed those reflected by the reduced CO2 levels resulting from over breathing.
 In addition to the loss of bicarbonates, there is also significant loss of magnesium (and phosphates) a deficiency that may ultimately lead to an imbalanced magnesium-calcium ratio critical to muscle functioning, resulting in increased likelihood of muscle fatigue, weakness, and spasm.
 Note: Individuals suffering with diabetes may over breathe as a means to controlling ketoacidosis, i.e., reducing levels of carbonic acid.


What happens when you BREATHE IN CO2?
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 CO2 is the principle mechanism by which you breathe.
 CO2 is NOT inert in the body. It is the principle acid of the blood and it is the volatile acid that you can exhale (other acids must be excreted by the kidneys). This makes it the major buffer of the acid-base system in the body. As CO2 level raises, the pH of the blood decreases -- it becomes more acidic. Your body can only function within a tight window of acid-base balance. Fall too far outside of this and you die; enzymes stop functioning, haemoglobin doesn't hold on to oxygen as well, etc.. Rebreathing CO2 rapidly increases the PaCO2 and quickly results in an acidosis.
 The other major drawback to elevated CO2 is that it makes you sleepy. This is called CO2 narcosis and it is a serious problem in treating respiratory failure in folks with chronic lung disease. Once you've gone past certain amount of CO2 in your blood, it stops stimulating you to breathe and you just fall asleep and stop breathing altogether. Deeper, faster breaths will remove CO2 from the blood faster than slow, shallow breaths.

  What are the best ways to increase CO2 levels in the blood?
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Breathing into a paper bag --Drinking carbonated water --Baking Soda
 A decreased level of carbon dioxide in the blood leads to decreased oxygen supply to the cells in the body including the brain, heart, kidneys etc. Carbon dioxide (CO2) was found to be responsible for the bond between oxygen and haemoglobin.
 If the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is lower than normal, then this leads to difficulties in releasing oxygen from haemoglobin. Hence the “Verigo-Bohr law.”
 Breathe rapidly and deeply to lower CO2 levels in the blood (hyperventilation). Note: this is not recommended, as it serves no medical value.
 Using the 1-quart capacity bag, hold it over mouth and nose and rebreathe exhaled air to raise CO2 levels in the blood. This is useful for those hyperventilating to prevent unconsciousness.
 Stop re-breathing from the bag if dizzy or giddy; do not re-breathe exhaled air for more than one minute as it can lower blood CO2 (and raise blood pH) dangerously.
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