Scientific Highlights

When you bring up breathing for better health, it immediately gets put into the “woo-woo,” pseudo-science category. However, I have been pleasantly surprised and heartened to discover so many articles written on different aspects of breathing . There are a seemingly endless number of connections to be made between breathing and diabetes throughout the scientific literature. Below are my notes on key articles I have read and my attempt at making some of these connections. However, if you want to skip the nerdy science, everything I have learned has been consolidated into the Three Breathing Principles. Enjoy!

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Diaphragmatic breathing exercise as a therapeutic intervention for control of oxidative stress in type 2 diabetes mellitus

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Oxygen-induced impairment in arterial function is corrected by slow breathing in patients with type 1 diabetes

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Diaphragmatic Breathing Reduces Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress

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Impaired circadian modulation of sympathovagal activity in diabetes

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Thickness of the basement membrane of bronchial epithelial cells in lung diseases as determined by transbronchial biopsy

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Hemoglobin βCys93 is essential for cardiovascular function and integrated response to hypoxia