High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel, MS

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

Direct download: 146_Sarah_Hornsby.mp3
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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


Direct download: 145_Mark_Bruhenne_DDS.mp3
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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

Direct download: 144_David_Brady_DC_ND.mp3
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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)
09:25 Low Serotonin
16:41 Food Sources of Tryptophan
19:23 Low GABA (what do you do?)
26:55 Copper/Zinc Balance
35:52 Oxytocin


Direct download: 143_Trudy_Scott_CN.mp3
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