Cover image of Patrick McKeown

Patrick McKeown

84 Podcast Episodes

Latest 24 Sep 2022 | Updated Daily

Episode artwork

Patrick McKeown: The Breathing Cure

Unstress with Dr Ron Ehrlich

Patrick McKeown is the Founder and Director of the Training and Education Institute, the Buteyko Clinic International. Throughout his childhood and into his twenties, he suffered from severe asthma, breathing problems, poor concentration and disturbed sleep but Buteyko Breathing Technique changed this. CREDITS: Host: Dr Ron Ehrlich Guest: Patrick McKeown Producer: Amelia Navascues ----  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.

1hr 1min

29 Aug 2022

Episode artwork

Talking about Breathing and How You're Probably Doing It Wrong with Patrick McKeown – Ep.15

Resilience Agenda Radio

In the first episode for 2022, we wanted to learn more on how to sleep better, focus better, and feel calmer. What better way to improve on these things than by taking a look at the way we breathe? Joined by Patrick McKeown, one of the world's leading experts on functional breathing and the author of several books, including Atomic Focus and the Oxygen Advantage as he walks us through how we can improve our wellbeing through an automatic function we often take for granted.

1hr 8mins

18 Aug 2022

Similar People

Episode artwork

Sleep And Breathing With Patrick Mckeown

The Wellness Way

Patrick McKeown is creator, CEO and Director of Education and Training at Oxygen Advantage®, Director of Education and Training at Buteyko Clinic International and President of Buteyko Professionals International. He is a leading international expert on breathing and sleep, and author of bestselling books including The Oxygen Advantage. He joins Philly this week on The Wellness Way to talk about all things sleep and breathing.  KEY TAKEAWAYS The Buteyko Method has shown to be efficacious in helping improve a number of breathing related problems including asthma, rhinitis, hay fever, anxiety, stress and panic attacks, dental health, craniofacial development and ADHD, insomnia, snoring, central sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea. There was a 2012 study in Stratford upon Avon of children aged 6 to 57 month olds showing that those who have untreated breathing problems while sleeping will have a 40% greater risk of developing special education needs by age 8, including ADHD.  We spend a third of our lives asleep and if we’re sleeping with our mouths open then it can be detrimental to our oral health. Mouth taping can help ensure we breathe through our noses while sleeping. Make sure you don’t use regular tape, try the MyoTape in the link below.  Asthma affects around 8 to 10% of people, for ways to reduce the effects of it you can find Patrick’s tips in the link in the show notes.  75% of the population have dysfunctional breathing. BEST MOMENTS ‘It’s great to have an idea of how your physiology influences your state of mind’ ‘You’re giving this to your kids for life’  ‘If you breathe through your nose it filters the air’  ‘On a day-to-day basis, you will experience an increase in energy, better concentration, an enhanced ability to deal with stress, and a better quality of life’ EPISODE RESOURCES Oxygen Advantage Zoom clinics for anxiety, asthma and sleep problems BBC Buteyko QED documentary Dispatches Documentary Orthodontics Free Buteyko technique for children MyoTape https://www.tiktok.com/@phillyjlay1 https://www.instagram.com/phillyjlay/ https://www.phillyjlay.com/ ABOUT THE GUEST  Patrick McKeown is creator, CEO and Director of Education and Training at Oxygen Advantage®, Director of Education and Training at Buteyko Clinic International and President of Buteyko Professionals International. He is a leading international expert on breathing and sleep, and author of bestselling books including The Oxygen Advantage. His focus — to empower more people every day to breathe better, feel better and achieve their potential. Patrick’s interest in breath training began when he discovered the Buteyko Breathing Method, aged 26. After a lifetime of asthma medication and inhalers, he found immediate relief from his symptoms, and has remained asthma-free ever since. He traveled to Moscow, Russia, to learn from Dr. Konstantin Buteyko, and was accredited to teach the Buteyko Method in 2002. For the last two decades, Patrick has provided breathwork training and breath-based sports and mindfulness coaching to thousands of people. In that time, he has: Written bestselling books including Asthma Free, Naturally, Close Your Mouth, The Oxygen Advantage and The Breathing Cure Been awarded fellowship of the Royal Society of Biology in the UK Contributed to scientific journals including the Journal of Clinical Medicine Trained hundreds of breathing instructors Founded Buteyko Clinic International — the foremost Buteyko breathing clinic in the UK Been featured on many popular health and fitness podcasts, TedX, and in publications including USA Today, MindBodyGreen and Men’s Health Devised his own research-backed breathwork training program, Oxygen Advantage®, which continues to develop and grow in line with his clinical experience as a breathing coach, and with the latest scientific research Many people first discover Patrick McKeown’s work by reading his 2015 bestselling book, The Oxygen Advantage. The book has an important place in the growing body of literature about the breath. It is referenced in James Nestor’s New York Times Bestseller, Breath, The Science of a Lost Art, which is shortlisted for the 2021 Royal Society Science Book Prize. ABOUT THE HOST Philly J Lay is the author of The Natural Wellness Journal, EFT practitioner, and  is also a long-standing advocate for our health and that of our planet. After a near death experience and years of grief, resulting in a range of chronic illnesses, she discovered personalised natural medicine and the associated miracles of the body and power of the mind. Philly is passionate in her belief that everything is connected and that when we learn to heal ourselves, it will help to heal this beautiful world. Find all my socials and links here https://linktr.ee/PhillyjLay ABOUT THE PODCAST The Wellness Way with Philly J Lay is a layperson’s guide to your natural health systems. Your very own NHS. Join me as I chat through many of the astonishing natural ways I used to self heal from a near death medical procedure, PTSD, addiction to opioids and alcohol, and years of grief that lead to many chronic illnesses including a tumor in my throat.  I will be sharing clips from my new Fasterclass series, Your Natural Wellness Journey, and interviewing some of the remarkable guides that have transformed my life. We will discuss their stories, specialist fields, and what led them down the path of natural health. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


7 Aug 2022

Episode artwork

Mouth Breathing Is Ruining Your Health: Patrick McKeown

SuperAge: Live Better

Is there a proper way to breathe? What are the health consequences of mouth breathing? How can you change the way you breathe? How does mouth breathing impact dental health? What about snoring? What is the importance of down-regulating before sleep? How does breathing impact our blood pressure? Does Wim Hof-style breathing stress the body? Thank you to our sponsor, InsideTracker. Listeners get 20% off on all products here. Patrick McKeown is a leading international expert on breathing and sleep. He is the creator, CEO and Director of Education and Training at Oxygen Advantage®, Director of Education and Training at Buteyko Clinic International and President of Buteyko Professionals International. Patrick explains the many health and mental consequences of mouth breathing, how to properly breathe, the connection between breathing and sleep, how Wim Hof-style breathing stresses the body, and much more. “People who mouth breathe are more prone to dental cavities, gum disease, bad breath.” “Dry mouth signifies that you’ve been traumatizing your airways all night long. “If you’re breathing hard and fast, there’s an increased negative pressure in the airway and this is going to contribute to a lapse of the airway.” “By breathing through the nose, you’ve got correct tongue-resting posture. With your tongue resting on the roof of the mouth, it’s less likely to encroach the airway. And also by breathing through your nose, there’s a better position of the mandible, which is your jaw.” “10% of the population have chronic insomnia.” “Your breathing is influencing your sleep, your sleep influences your breathing, your sleep influences your mind, but if your mind is racing, that influences your sleep. We have to look at the mind. We have to look at breathing. We have to look at sleep.” “Breathing has been overlooked in so many industries. It’s been overlooked in psychiatry. 75% of people with anxiety and panic disorder have dysfunctional breathing. Lower back pain. 50% of people with lower back pain have dysfunctional breathing.”Listen to the SuperAge podcast wherever you get your pods. Call in to the podcast and have your question or comment answered on the air 801-871-5291Connect with Patrick McKeown:Oxygen Advantage WebsiteOxygen Advantage InstagramButeyko Clinic InstagramLinkedInRead Patrick McKeown’s books:The Oxygen AdvantageThe Breathing Cure

1hr 16mins

27 Jul 2022

Most Popular

Episode artwork

144. The Oxygen Advantage with Patrick McKeown

Relaxed Running

Patrick McKeown is creator, CEO and Director of Education and Training at Oxygen Advantage®, Director of Education and Training at Buteyko Clinic International and President of Buteyko Professionals International. He is a leading international expert on breathing and sleep, and author of bestselling books including The Oxygen Advantage. His focus — to empower more people every day to breathe better, feel better and achieve their potential.


20 Jul 2022

Episode artwork

S:02E:10 Patrick McKeown Teaches Dr Mike to Breathe

Hygiene Superstar Podcast

Dr Mike travels to Galway, Ireland to learn the Buteyko Breathing Method with the master, Patrick McKeown. Humble, gracious, welcoming, generous, caring, and smart- that's Patrick McKeown.


19 Jul 2022

Episode artwork

Is your Breathing holding you back? With Patrick McKeown

The Happy Pear Podcast

“How many people - youngsters going in to do exams, people going to do a public talk…- respond to these stressful situation with hyperventilation, respond with fast, harder breathing, with mouth breathing and with irregular breathing… what is that telling the brain? That it is under threat!”You could say our breathwork journey started 20 years ago when we began yoga, however we only really began to understand the vast and sheer importance of it in the last few years. When we first discover Patrick Mckeown and his work we knew we had to get him on the podcast! This episode is our second attempt at recording with Patrick, our unfortunately ended in technical issues… or was it unfortunate? What was originally planned to be a remote recording resulted in Patrick driving down to us, spending the afternoon with us, having lunch and recording in person. Thank you technology for not always working!Patrick McKeown is one of the world’s leading experts on breathing and sleep.Over the last 20 years, he has coached thousands of people to breathe better, to improve their health, mental focus, and sports performance. He has authored bestselling books including Asthma Free Naturally, Close Your Mouth, The Oxygen Advantage and The Breathing Cure, and his research is published in journals including the Journal of Clinical Medicine. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in the UK for his contribution to the fields of breathing and sleep medicine.Patrick is founder of Buteyko Clinic International, the largest Buteyko Breathing Clinic in the world. In 2014, he created his own science-backed breathwork training program, Oxygen Advantage®, which continues to develop in line with his clinical experience as a breathing coach, and with the latest scientific research. He has trained thousands of breathing instructors in both methods.We could have spoken for hours. Patrick’s knowledge on breath is (pardon the pun)“breathtaking”! From his back story of overcoming asthma to his extensive knowledge on how breathing affects your anatomy, how you sleep, anxiety, stress, your health and so much more…A great episode! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.Patrick has also kindly offered 50% off for anyone who uses the promo code HAPPYPEAR50 on either of his books:https://oxygenadvantage.com/atomic-focus/https://oxygenadvantage.com/the-breathing-cure/Lots of love,Dave and SteveTo find out more about Patrick and his work check out: https://buteykoclinic.com and www.oxygenadvantage.comProduced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 28mins

29 Jun 2022

Episode artwork

Breathing Upgrade: Get It Right & Catch Some Serious Air – Patrick McKeown & James Nestor : 945

The Human Upgrade with Dave Asprey—formerly Bulletproof Radio

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... … you’ll learn why every breath you take makes a difference in how your entire body functions. The way you breathe affects the quality of your life and every one of your body systems. Full stop. This goes for adults and kids alike.In this special edition, breathing experts Patrick McKeown (“THE BREATHING CURE: Develop New Habits for a Healthier, Happier, and Longer Life”) and James Nestor (“Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art”) approach the topic from diverse perspectives, but agree on a lot. Especially the benefits of nose breathing and the detriment of mouth breathing.They explain the biochemical, biomechanics and psychological components of how you breathe. They also present exciting new research in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry and human physiology that shows how making even slight adjustments to the way you inhale dramatically influences things like:sleep and snoringfitness and athletic performancebrain functionfocus and concentrationoxygen intakeheart rate and blood pressureblood sugarinternal organ functionnervous systemrespiratory healthasthma and allergiesautoimmune diseasesexfemale hormonespainstress and anxiety That's just the start of what you can change when you change your breathing. Big claims, yes. All true. And even bigger benefits for you.Breathing can nurture your body, center you, and rebalance you. When you start harnessing the power of your breath, you're going to feel incredibly better than you do right now. Patrick McKeown, an author, educator and one of the world’s leading breathing re-education experts, has researched breathing for more than two decades. Listen to more: Shut Your Mouth! Nose Breathing Improves All Your Body Systems – Patrick McKeown – #835James Nestor, a San Francisco-based science journalist, author, surfer, free diver, adventurer, and speaker, set out on a decade-long quest to find out where our breathing went wrong—and how to fix it. Listen to more: Breathing Essentials That Will Change Your Life – James Nestor – #751WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Support Your Body’s Natural Repair Mechanisms: https://eng3corp.com/DAVE/Must-Have Magnesium: https://magbreakthrough.com/DAVE, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discountMeat Sticks! All the Good Stuff-No BS: https://paleovalley.com/DAVE, use code DAVE to get 15% off your first orderSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


8 Jun 2022

Episode artwork

How To Breathe Better With Professor Patrick McKeown

Pushing The Limits

When we optimise our performance, we usually think of the basics of training, sleep, and food. Yet, we often miss one important aspect: breathing. If you have ever felt brain fog, a racing mind or insomnia, breathing may be the solution you need.  In this episode, Patrick McKeown joins us to explain how mouth breathing can harm our health and performance, and many people still do this unconsciously. He shares that we need to transition to nasal breathing to help us breathe better. The change may be difficult at first, but Patrick encourages us through steps to help guide this change.  If you want to know more about the science behind nasal breathing, then this episode is for you.    Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health program all about optimizing your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition, and mind performance to your particular genes, go to https://wellness.lisatamati.com/epigenetics.   Online Coaching for Runners Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching. You can also join our free live webinar on runners' warm-up to learn how a structured and specific warm-up can make a massive difference in how you run.   Consult with Me If you would like to work with me one to one on anything from your mindset, to head injuries, to biohacking your health, to optimal performance or executive coaching, please book a consultation here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/consultations   Order My Books My latest book Relentless chronicles the inspiring journey about how my mother and I defied the odds after an aneurysm left my mum Isobel with massive brain damage at age 74. The medical professionals told me there was absolutely no hope of any quality of life again, but I used every mindset tool, years of research and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within 3 years. Get your copy here: http://relentlessbook.lisatamati.com/ For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books.   My Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sports jewellery collection ‘Fierce’, go to  https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection.   Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Learn how mouth breathing can affect many aspects of your life.  Discover the power of nasal breathing and how it can help improve your sleep and concentration.  Understand the steps for transitioning to nasal breathing.    Resources Follow Patrick's Amazon page for updates on his latest book, The Breathing Cure.  In the meantime, you can Patrick’s The Oxygen Advantage!    INCLUDE LINK TO EPISODE WITH JAMES NESTOR ONCE IT’S OUT Why We Sleep: Unlocking The Power Of Sleep And Dreams by Matthew Walker Breath: The New Science Of A Lost Art by James Nestor BOLT Method to test your breathing efficiency. Check out Buteyko Clinic and The Oxygen Advantage for breathing tools mentioned in this episode!     Episode Highlights [2:16] Patrick’s Journey Into Breathing Patrick shared how he was a chronic mouth breather and had asthma growing up. This condition got worse in time and affected his concentration and studies.  Chronic mouth breathing affects 25 - 50% of children, yet the medical industry is not doing anything to address it.  Patrick's personal experience and struggles made him realise that no one is teaching how to breathe correctly.  Breathing is fundamental to attention and sleep.  Listen to the full episode for an overview of how breathing can affect our development and life!   [13:35] The Importance Of Nasal Breathing Transitioning to nasal breathing can increase oxygen pressure by 10%.  Mouth breathing is often tied to chest breathing, which is faster. Faster, shallower breaths cause the body to think it is in danger. Nasal breathing can help conditions such as asthma, COVID-19 recovery, sarcoidosis, anxiety, depression, functional movement and more.  Adults usually breath four to six litres of air during rest. Asthmatics report breathing as much as 10 to 15 litres. Approximately 75% of the people with anxiety have dysfunctional breathing. [21:49] Breathing And Stress Stress is always accompanied by faster and upper chest breathing. Faster breathing causes us to think we’re in danger. Light, slow, and deep breathing should be taught to people with anxiety and PTSD. Correct, functional breathing shouldn't be used in five-minute chunks, but instead, be how we breathe every day. [25:59] Breathing And Sleep The problem of snoring lies in mouth breathing.  Nasal breathing helps address sleep apnea.  Roughly 50% of the adult population sleeps with their mouth open.  If your mouth is dry in the morning, you may be sleeping with your mouth open. Listen to the full episode to learn more about the importance of breathing for better sleep.  [33:13] How To Remedy Mouth Breathing Patrick recommends taping the mouth to encourage nasal breathing.  Dentists are in a good position to spot mouth breathing.  Patrick notes that facial abnormalities are a mark of mouth breathing.  Mouth breathing in young children and babies can be corrected early with the proper techniques. [45:06] Effects On Facial Development Anthropologists have concluded that we had straight teeth all the time.  However, over the years, eating soft food has changed our jaws and teeth.  These changes led to the overcrowding of teeth and dental decay. It even affects our breathing!  It’s still being questioned whether small mouths cause mouth breathing or vice versa. Regardless, we need to address this problem immediately.  Listen to the full episode for more information on how facial development has changed over the years.  [56:55] Transition To Nasal Breathing As adults, we can still influence the shape of our face.  Transitioning to nasal breathing may be difficult at first, but remember that it will be better for you in the long run.  You can test your breathing by using the BOLT Method .  Nasal breathing, in conjunction with other techniques, can drastically improve physical performance in athletes. [1:07:55] Building Foundations Wim Hof has been vital in raising awareness of breathwork.  Patrick notes that the Wim Hof method is a stressor exercise, not functional breathing.  Before learning these high-level breathing techniques, it’s more important to get functional breathing right first.  Functional breathing is how you breathe throughout the day.  Listen to the full episode for the discussion on building your breathing foundation.    7 Powerful Quotes from This Episode ‘Society does demand us to concentrate. Concentration is demanded of us. But nobody teaches us how.’ ‘The other thing about mouth breathing is typically chest breathing is activating the upper chest, and it's also causing faster and harder breathing. And physiologically, this is putting us into a fight or flight response.’ ‘When I see people coming in with a racing mind, and I look at their breathing, I very often see faster breathing, just a little bit faster. It's not that the person is having a panic attack, it's just their breathing is a little bit faster. Maybe the respiratory rate is 16 breaths per minute, plus, they have upper chest breathing, they can often have irregular breathing patterns.’ ‘If we get stressed today, our breathing gets faster, harder... that's telling the brain we are in danger. So how do we change and switch this off? Well, when we start practising to breathe, breathe slow, and breathe deep. And the acronym that I use is LSD. So light, slow, and deep breathing. The feedback then is from the body back to the brain. And the brain is interpreting it that the body is in a safe environment because the body would not be breathing light, slow and deep if there was danger.’ ‘If you have somebody who is breathing harder and faster, our typical person with asthma is a prime example. And it's known that as asthma severity increases, so does obstructive sleep apnea. People with asthma are tired.’ ‘We know that 50% of the adult population have their mouth opened during sleep... so if the mouth is dry in the morning, you're not likely to be waking up feeling great.’ ‘We're changing breathing patterns but we're not necessarily changing the behaviour of nasal breathing and mouth breathing... I need you to start taping your mouth during the day... and it was a total game-changer. This was really forming that habit of nose breathing.’   About Patrick Patrick McKeown is a leading authority in the field of breathing. His clinical training was built at Trinity College Dublin in Russia. He was later accredited as a breathing coach by renowned physician Dr Konstantin Buteyko in 2002. Patrick's work focuses on breathing for performance and sleep. He has published several research studies in international medical journals, and top literary publishers have published his work.  In addition to his research, Patrick is also the breathing advisor to the Extreme Performance Training XPT program - created by American big-wave surfer, Laird Hamilton - and has taught more than 700 breathing instructors across 45 countries. He has also trained elite military Special Forces, SWAT, Olympic coaches and athletes. He also regularly appears on popular podcasts including London Real, Ben Greenfield, Ben Pakulski, Warrior Souls and Bulletproof.  Excited for the latest release from Patrick? You can follow him at Buteyko Clinic and Oxygen Advantage. Follow his Amazon page for updates on his latest book, The Breathing Cure.   You can also follow Patrick on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.     Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends so they can include more amino acids in protein in their diet. Have any questions? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa The information contained in this show is not medical advice it is for educational purposes only and the opinions of guests are not the views of the show. Please seed your own medical advice from a registered medical professional.

1hr 24mins

20 Apr 2022

Episode artwork

Optimal Breathing with Patrick McKeown

Metagenics Institute Podcast

_This podcast is intended for Healthcare Practitioners only. _ Patrick McKeown is a world-renowned author and breathing practitioner who is deeply passionate about helping people restore functional breathing patterns. In this episode, he explains the causes and consequences of dysfunctional breathing and practices employed by Practitioners to reduce over-breathing (also known as chronic hyperventilation). Patrick encourages Healthcare Practitioners to assess their client’s breathing patterns and refer as required, to help address long-standing complaints, such as asthma, and ensure better health overall. Highlights About nose breathing (2:30) Consequences of dysfunctional breathing patterns (9:00) Functional breathing (20:00) Craniofacial abnormalities and breathing patterns (22:00) Practice breathing lightly (36:00) The influence of breathing patterns on body systems (57:00) Other links Links to Patrick McKeown’s books: The Breathing Cure: https://oxygenadvantage.com/the-breathing-cure/ Atomic Focus: https://oxygenadvantage.com/atomic-focus/ The Oxygen Advantage: https://oxygenadvantage.com/books/ Link to Oxygen Advantage YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBQwNB_YphlLqnOpAtEzZdg Link to paper: Rambaud C, Guilleminault C. Death, nasomaxillary complex, and sleep in young children https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22492014/ Link to paper: Bonuck K, et al. Sleep-disordered breathing in a population-based cohort: behavioral outcomes at 4 and 7 years https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22392181/ Orthodontist mentioned, Dr Derek Mahony: https://www.fullfaceorthodontics.com.au Myotape – tape to pull the lips together: https://myotape.com Naturopath mentioned, Mim Beim, https://mimbeim.com

1hr 6mins

4 Apr 2022