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James Nestor

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It Begins and Ends with Breath (James Nestor)

Pulling The Thread with Elise Loehnen

“Look at how we've convoluted and complicated. The most simple things. Look at nutrition now. How many supplements are we supposed to take? How many grams of fat am I supposed to eat? And then grams of carbs, and then how many grams of sugar is taller? It's insane that we've managed because I think a lot of people don't believe stuff unless it sounds scientific or it's extremely complicated. But nature isn't that complicated. Like why do all of these cultures, the few that are around now, indigenous cultures, they don't have high blood pressure, they don't have heart disease, they don't have diabetes, they don't have anxiety, they don't have panic, they have all have straight teeth. They don't also have any big pharma. Uh, they don't have dentists. They don't need any of this stuff because they are living in an environment in which humans naturally evolved.You and I are not, we're living in an environment that is so different and it's no coincidence that the more we integrate back into nature, the better we get.”So says the brilliant—and endlessly entertaining—James Nestor, author of Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. While Breath is a mega-bestseller—across the globe, it’s also an award-winning work of science reporting, stringing together seemingly disparate streams of thought and science into a treatise on one of the most significant impacts on our health: The way we learned to breathe. Yep, breathe. James makes the case that our tendency toward mouth-breathing works against our very nature, distorting our faces and jaws, ramping our anxiety, and weakening our immune response…simply because our noses are designed to filter the world on our behalf. I loved our long-ranging conversation, and it was wonderful to be in James’s company again. Let’s get to our chat.MORE FROM JAMES NESTOR:Breath: The New Science of a Lost ArtDeep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About OurselvesJames’s Website To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices


19 Jan 2023

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The Science Behind the Lost Art of Breathing, ft. James Nestor

Wild Health Podcast

From studying scuba divers to speaking globally about the power of the breath, James Nestor joins us for this episode of the Wild Health Podcast. Author of the bestseller Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, Nestor details the various benefits of breathing through the nose, specifically, rather than the mouth, and how to properly do so. For everything from better mental health to avoiding cavities, join us for a deep-dive into breathing. Get tickets to see James speak live at: https://www.wildhealthsummit.com/awake-and-aware 


4 Jan 2023

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Breathe! with James Nestor

Under The Skin with Russell Brand

[Special free episode] Inspired initially by the art of freediving, James Nestor has since explored the vital role that breath, and breathing correctly, plays in our evolution as human beings and our health right now. Are we breathing wrong and what can we do to change it? How powerful is our breath really?James reveals the incredible feats and control people have acquired by harnessing their breath, something we carry around with us 24/7. Is there some ulterior reason why this free, accessible and innate ability is not widely proliferated? This episode may make you very aware of your breathing while you’re listening, but it might also change your life!More Info:James is the author of "Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves" and "Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art"This best of Under the Skin episode was recorded in the spring of 2021. Subscribe to the Luminary Channel on Apple to hear all episodes of "Under the Skin," as well numerous meditations from Russell Brand, in his series "Above the Noise." Learn more at https://luminary.link/russell

1hr 31mins

17 Dec 2022

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Breath: New Science of a Lost Art (#235 - James Nestor Hidden Gem)

Health, Wellness & Performance Catalyst w/ Dr. Brad Cooper

Breathing. It’s so simple that unless we’re struggling through an asthma attack or drowning, it never even crosses our minds. But what if we’re doing it wrong? No- seriously – what if developing some simple changes to the way in which we breath could improve our health, our energy levels and our outcomes across various aspects of life? Welcome to the latest episode of the Catalyst Health, Wellness & Performance Coaching Podcast. Today’s guest is James Nestor, journalist and best-selling author of the book that surprised even him - Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. We’ll discuss his intriguing journey to examine the history of how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly and why we’re suffering from a laundry list of maladies—snoring, sleep apnea, asthma, autoimmune disease, allergies—because of it. And of course, we’ll talk about what this means for our lives based on the evidence, not simply headlines.Looking for weekly tips, tricks and turbo boosts to enhance your life? Sign up for the CATALYST 5 here, a brief weekly bullet point list of 5 ideas, concepts or boosts Dr. Cooper has discovered to improve your personal and professional life!For more information about the Catalyst Community, earning your health & wellness coaching certification, the annual Rocky Mountain Coaching Retreat & Symposium and much more, please see https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/ or reach out to us Results@CatalystCoachingInstitute.com If you'd like to share the Be A Catalyst! message in your world with a cool hoodie, t-shirt, water bottle stickers and more (100% of ALL profits go to charity), please visit https://teespring.com/stores/be-a-catalyst If you are a current or future health & wellness coach, please check out our Health & Wellness Coaching Forum Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/278207545599218.  This is an awesome group if you are looking for encouragement, ideas, resources and more. Finally, if you enjoy the Catalyst Podcast, you might also enjoy the YouTube Coaching Channel, which provides a full library of freely available videos covering health, wellness & performance: https://www.youtube.com/c/CoachingChannel


5 Sep 2022

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James Nestor on the Art and Science of Breathing

Muscle for Life with Mike Matthews

Breathing might sound like a boring topic. It’s our most basic biological function, and something we do unconsciously every day. So, it may seem shocking that a book with the title Breath could become a New York Times bestseller. The reality is breathing is a lot more fascinating than many people realize, and how you do it can have drastic effects on your health. That’s something James Nestor (the author of Breath) discovered while researching his book, which explores how humans have lost the ability to breathe properly and how it affects our health in various ways, including snoring, sleep apnea, asthma, autoimmune disease, and allergies. And all that is why I invited James onto the podcast to discuss this often-ignored aspect of everyday life and how we can change our breathing habits to improve our lives. In this interview, James and I discuss . . . Why you’re probably a mouth breather (even if you think you’re not) How breathing affects sleep and what you can do to fix snoring Resonant, coherent breathing and how it affects mental and physical health Tips on how to breathe and what to do in between sets in the gym And more . . . In case you’re not familiar with James, he’s an author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside Magazine, BBC, The New York Times, The Atlantic, National Public Radio, and more. So, if you're at all curious how your breathing technique is affecting your health, and what you can do to improve your breathing patterns, sleep, and more, don’t miss this podcast! --- Timestamps: 0:00 - Try Recharge today! Go to https://buylegion.com/recharge and use coupon code MUSCLE to save 20% or get double reward points! 4:06 - What inspired you to write the book Breath? 5:17 - Why are we the worst breathers? 10:22 - What are some of the negative effects of bad breathing habits? 12:03 - Can you explain “mouth taping”? 14:32 - How does mouth tapping while sleeping affect sleep cycles and stress levels? 16:16 - Can we train ourselves to breathe better? 19:04 - Do you recommend any breathing routines? 20:41: - What do you mean by breathing at a slower rhythm 25:01 - Can you explain some mouth taping techniques? 28:57 - Are there some symptoms of mouth breathing during your sleep? 31:39 - How to deal with tape adhesive? 41:52 - Is there anything you would like to add? 47:26 - Do breathing techniques benefit recovery during workouts? 50:57 - Where can we find you and your work? --- Mentioned on the show: Try Recharge today! Go to https://buylegion.com/recharge and use coupon code MUSCLE to save 20% or get double reward points! Breath: https://www.amazon.com/Breath-New-Science-Lost-Art/dp/0735213615/?tag=mflweb-20 James Nestor’s Website: www.mrjamesnestor.com


17 Aug 2022

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ARCHIVE | James Nestor Revisited: Breath - The New Science of a Lost Art

Unstress with Dr Ron Ehrlich

Why do we breathe? How often? How much? Should we breathe through our nose or mouth? How important is this? Hello and welcome to another Healthy Bite, although this week it is also an Unstress episode. I spoke to Dr Theodore Belfor, a true pioneer in the dental world about epigenetic orthodontics and the role of breath. Today, I wanted to stitch in and replay for you a very important episode that we did with James Nestor, who authored the book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. James’ personal story was the case study that Theodore shared with us. I hope you enjoy this week’s episode. ----  You can also watch this episode at https://drronehrlich.com/ ----- TIME TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH? Join me in my online health programs.  ----- CONNECT WITH ME You can ask questions via social media using my Instagram or Facebook or TikTok or YouTube page.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


11 Aug 2022

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#268 This Daily Breathing Technique Will Transform Your Body & Mind | James Nestor Re-Release

Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

In today’s episode, we’re revisiting one of our most popular episodes with James Nestor.Breathwork is where my personal and professional interests collide. How we breathe affects every body system we have and I’m excited to welcome James Nestor, science journalist and author of the book Breath, which explores the data behind this ancient, but some might say lost, art.And yes, it is an art. As we discuss, it doesn’t matter whether you follow a new or ancient technique to harness the potential of your breath, the principles are the same. What I love about James’ approach is he has no agenda to push. He hasn’t developed his own breathing technique, theory or product. He’s a journalist with an enquiring, sceptical mind. By his own admission, he came from a place where – like many of you, perhaps – he thought, ‘What’s all the fuss about breathing? It’s automatic, it’s easy, our bodies know what they’re doing’. But do they really? During this conversation, we cover some of the fascinating – objective – insights James has uncovered in his research. He explains the benefits of nasal breathing, the importance of masticating and how diet affects the skeletal development of our children’s mouths. James reveals how learning to chew more, chewing on one side and using mouth tape at night has changed the structure of his own mouth. His airways – and his wellbeing – have never been better. We discuss the long list of conditions breathing may improve; how athletes can benefit. And James reveals the therapeutic process behind some ‘super breathing’ techniques. Whether you’re already practising breathwork, you’re curious or yet to be convinced, James has a no-nonsense, rigorous approach we can all take something from. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!Thanks to our sponsors:https://www.vivobarefoot.com/livemorehttps://www.leafyard.com/livemorehttps://www.athleticgreens.com/livemoreOrder Dr Chatterjee's new book Happy Mind, Happy Life: UK version: https://amzn.to/304opgJ, US & Canada version: https://amzn.to/3DRxjgpSupport the podcast and enjoy Ad-Free episodes. Try FREE for 7 days on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/3oAKmxi. For other podcast platforms go to https://fblm.supercast.com.Show notes available at https://drchatterjee.com/268DISCLAIMER: The content in the podcast and on this webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the podcast or on my website. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

2hr 1min

7 May 2022

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How Breathing Can Change Your Life | James Nestor [Best Of]

Good Life Project

We all breathe. It just happens. But, what if the way you breathe made a massive difference in everything from your risk for debilitating illness to your depth and quality of sleep, energy, creativity, and performance? Turns out, it does. Breathing is maybe the single most effective and accessible switch we can throw to radically transform and take control of the way we feel and live. And, by the way, when we leave it chance - as most of us do - our breathing often defaults into a mode that sends us spiraling into poor physical and mental health, and underperformance in all parts of life. Which is why I was so excited to sit down with James Nestor for this Best Of conversation.James is a science writer who has written for Outside, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Dwell, The New York Times, and more. His award-winning book Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves was a revelation and, in no small part, kicked off this science writer’s fascination with the breath. That led to a years-long, immersive quest to understand this often-ignored key to both human potential and all forms of peril. And it led to his blockbuster book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, which is a myth-busting and paradigm-shifting look at how we breathe, what it does to us and how to harness breathing to transform our health and lives.You can find James at: Instagram | WebsiteIf you LOVED this episode you’ll also love the conversations we had with Wim Hoff about breathing and how it affects your physiology and psychology.Check out our offerings & partners: My New Book Sparked | My New Podcast SPARKEDKa'ChavaOutschool Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 4mins

21 Apr 2022

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The Power Of Breath As Medicine with James Nestor

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, BiOptimizers, and InsideTracker.The way we breathe impacts everything from how well we sleep to our metabolism, cognitive function, immunity, and more. That’s why it’s so alarming that most of us are doing it wrong. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I talk all about the science and evolution of how we breathe, and how to get better at it, with James Nestor. James Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside, The New York Times, and more. His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, was an instant New York Times bestseller. Breath explores how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly—and how to get it back. James has appeared on dozens of national television shows, including ABC’s Nightline and CBS’s Morning News, and on NPR. He lives and breathes in San Francisco.This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, BiOptimizers, and InsideTracker.Rupa Health is a place where Functional Medicine practitioners can access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com. BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough formula contains seven different forms of magnesium, all of which have different functions in the body. Go to magbreakthrough.com/hyman and use code hyman10 at checkout for 10% off your next order. InsideTracker is a personalized health and wellness platform like no other. Right now they’re offering my community 20% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): Why breathing is so important to our overall health (4:34 / ​​1:50)Using breath to boost your immune system and break stress (9:03 / 4:25) The personal health issues that led James to study breath (14:26 / 11:25)Why breathing through your nose is better than breathing through your mouth (16:38 / 13:36) The benefits of nighttime mouth taping (23:07 / 20:06) Nasal breathing tips and techniques (29:19 / 25:30) Ancient lost arts of breathing (30:36 / 27:14) Lung capacity and aging (37:51 / 32:44)Breathe like your ancestors (43:13 / 37:06)What is kundalini? (53:19 / 48:13)  Learn more about James’ work and get his book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, atmrjamesnestor.com/order-now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 1min

6 Apr 2022

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How we really should breathe with James Nestor

The Happy Pear Podcast

On average we breathe 25,000 times a day, and yet many of us are doing it completely wrong according to author and journalist, James Nestor.“The majority of the human population have respiratory problems, chronic sinusitis, sleep apnea, snoring, asthma… we have completely lost touch with our basic bodily function. We can still live by breathing poorly but that doesn’t mean that we are going to be healthy.”James has spent the last several years researching and writing the best seller Breath, a novel which explores the million-year-long history of how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly resulting in so many maladies. He traveled the world in an attempt to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it, turning the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head.Needless to say ever since we recorded this episode we have been consciously breathing! Drawing awareness to how our breath changes from when we walk/run to when we sit to when we are on our laptops. We have been amazed with what we have found out. A fascinating conversation that will transform the way you breathe!Lots of Love,Dave & SteveTo find out more about James and his work visit his website: mrjamesnestor.comProduced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 9mins

5 Apr 2022