Tue, 28 June 2016
Sarah is a Registered Dental Hygienist and Myofunctional Therapist. Today we talk about how dysfunctional day-time breathing can lead to sleep-disordered breathing and sleep dysfunction; altering the gut microbiome, circadian rhythms, contributing to metabolic disease.
Here are a few highlights:
02:34 Myofunctional Therapy
03:27 Open Mouth/Low Tongue
04:46 Issues with an Open Mouth: Our noses are meant to moisten, warm and clean air. Nitric oxide helps with the microbiome within our noses. Mouth breathing lowers nitric oxide levels. When we breathe through our mouths, we bypass these benefits. Chronic mouth breathing is a cause of sleep apnea. If you are mouth breathing during the day, you will be mouth breathing during the night. That leads to snoring. Snoring leads to upper airway resistance syndrome. It is a precursor to sleep apnea
07:17 Small Airways and Sleep Dysfunction
09:12 Contributors to Small Airways
12:08 Enlarged Adenoids and Tonsils in Children
Thu, 23 June 2016
Mark Burhenne, DDS, and I talk about all things sleep and why sleep quality, not just sleep duration, is so important.
As you know, sleep is all the rage these days.
But many people are missing a key aspect that’s linked to sleep quality: how well you breathe while you sleep.
If you have GERD, grind your teeth, snore, or wake up with a dry mouth, you may have a form of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB).
Sleep expert Dr. Mark Burhenne explains.
As you may know, poor sleep and sleep hygiene (lights at night, inconsistent bedtimes) are linked to many diseases, including…
Cancer, heart disease, weight gain, diabetes, and more.
But it’s not just about getting in your 8 hours.
Sleep quality is what counts.
And that has a lot to do with breathing.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here are a few more highlights from this show:
02:05 Sleep and Oral Health
04:50 What Happens in the Mouth Does Not Stay in the Mouth
05:58 Oral Microbiome
08:34 Diet for the Oral Microbiome
16:08 Why Talk to Your Dentist about Sleep?
20:04 Hidden Signs of Sleep Apnea
22:40 Breathing and Your Airway
25:28 GERD and Airway Dysfunction Correlation
Wed, 15 June 2016
Dr. David Brady is author of the Fibro Fix and pioneer in the functional medicine movement and has been helping patients find the root causes of their chronic pain and fatigue.
In this interview, he discusses the research about why people have chronic pain and feature and solutions to help them fix it.
Here are a few key highlights:
09:15 What is Fibromyalgia?
15:28 Links Between Stress, Trauma and Pain
16:13 Can Fibromyalgia be ‘Good thing pushed too far?
28:29 Neurotransmission and Pain Processing
30:32 Modulating Serotonin Levels
33:21 Inflammation and Fibromyalgia
37:00 Impacts upon Sleep
39:04 Improving Sleep Quality
Sat, 4 June 2016
Anti-anxiety expert, Trudy Scott, CN shared the recent science about food and mood.
If you or someone you know often feels agitated, irritable or anxious, be sure to watch to check this out!
Trudy also discussed the details of a study finding a strong link between grass fed red meat consumption and good mental health in women.
Here’s a few key takeaways:
05:12 What is a Panic Attack? (what to do if you have one)