Mon, 20 February 2017
In this episode, Kathy and I will reveal the 7 Ways Your Stuffy Nose Can Make You Fat.
7 Ways Your Stuffy Nose Can Make You Fat
1. Stress due to breathing poorly
2. Poor breathing at night from upper airway resistance syndrome to obstructive sleep apnea
3. Craving for sugary, fatty, starchy foods
4. Poor digestion with inflammation
5. Poor oxygen uptake due to lack of nitric oxide
Buteyko breathing: Patrick McKewon podcast
6. Leptin goes down, and ghrelin goes up
7. Lack of energy and motivation
7 Ways to Lose Weight Without Dieting
Tue, 31 January 2017
You may have experienced forgetting things once in a while, but for some people, it's a common occurrence. Some of you are in a constant state of brain fog, struggling to think clearly. In this episode, Kathy and will talk about various reasons that can lead to sleep deprivation, and ultimately, to memory problems and brain fog.
Dr. Ronald Harper: Podcast on OSA and brain damage
The importance of REM sleep
The 3 benefits of sleep
1. Growth hormone, wound healing, immune system
2. Memory enhancement
3. Stress management
How sleep deprivation alters your sense of how impaired you are
APO E4: The common gene for Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and obstructive sleep apnea.
3 ways our brains are damaged
1. Modern society
2. Toxins and inflammation: Leaky gut and brain
3. Small jaws and upper airway
Eat Dirt:Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It. By Dr. Josh Axe
Dr. Kathy Richards mild cognitive impairment study
Glamour magazine article
Medications that can trigger obstructive sleep apnea
What You Can Do Right Now To Prevent Losing Your Mind
1. Don’t eat late
2. Good nasal breathing: Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose e-book
Sat, 14 January 2017
An example video of the soft palate flopping back into the nose during mid-nasal exhalation. This can prevent CPAP or dental appliance use. It can also present as central apneas since there's no airflow through the nose and mouth, and no movement of the abdomen and chest.
Sat, 14 January 2017
Drug induced sleep endoscopy showing epiglottic obstruction with inhalation. Significantly improved with jaw thrust.
Sat, 14 January 2017
This is a short video of an endoscopic exam performed in the office. Initially, it’s with the patient sitting up after topical nasal decongestion and anesthesia. You can see the right and left nasal anatomy, and the Mueller’s maneuver in the middle of the video. Near the end, the patient is lying flat on her back, and you can see that the space behind the tongue base and epiglottis is much more narrow.
At the very end, I have the patient thrust her lower jaw forward, which pulls the tongue base forward significantly, allowing you to see the voice box more clearly. This is one maneuver I do to determine if a patient is potentially a good candidate for a mandibular advancement device.
Mon, 26 December 2016
In this episode, my special guest is Dr. Felix Liao, who is a holistic dentist in Falls Church, Virginia, with a special focus on connecting the mouth with whole body health.
Dr. Liao is currently president of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, the editor of Biological Dentistry Journal. He is the author of the forthcoming book Six-Foot Tiger, Three-Foot Cage — a must read for anyone who has breathing and sleep problems.
In this 47 minute interview, Dr. Liao will reveal:
Dr. Michael Gelb and Dr. Howard Hindin's book, GASP!: Airway Health – The Hidden Path To Wellness
Sun, 27 November 2016
If you don't fit the typical profile of someone with obstructive sleep apnea (MOOSE: male, older, overweight, snoring, excessive sleepiness), most doctors won't ever think that you may have obstructive sleep apnea. I see dozens of of patients every month who are told they don't have sleep apnea but were found to have moderate to severe sleep apnea after undergoing sleep studies. So if you're not a MOOSE, what are some other ways to tell if you may have sleep apnea?
In this podcast episode, Kathy and I discuss 7 Unusual Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea.
Krakow's book, Sound Sleep, Sound Mind
Wed, 19 October 2016
The 1950s was once called the “age of anxiety.” I think it’s fair to say that the level of anxiety has risen exponentially since the 1950s. There are many reasons why you may be anxious, including information overload, social media, non-stop news, or even your children’s activities. For many of you, In this episode, Kathy and I will reveal how sleep-breathing problems can cause or aggravate anxiety.
Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Dr. Robert Sapolsky
Heal Your Headache by Dr. David Buchholz
Calm magnesium tea
Patrick McKeon interview
Unstuff your stuffy nose ebook
Andrew Weil - Breathing: The Master Key to Self Healing
Stop Smoking for the Last Time by George Wissing
Deborah Quilter interview (#67) on yoga breathing
Thu, 15 September 2016
In this interview, I interview Dr. Mark Burhenne, who is an integrative sleep medicine dentist, and author of The 8-hour Sleep Paradox: How We Are Sleeping Our Way to Fatigue, Disease and Unhappiness. He has a fantastic website, askthedentist.com, which is dedicated to helping people understand oral health and the mouth-body connection for overall wellness. He has been featured in numerous media outlets, including being a contributor to Yahoo! Health, CNN, and the Huffington Post.
In this 40 minute program, you’ll learn:
Thu, 1 September 2016
One of the most common questions I get asked is how do I stay so skinny. In this episode, Kathy will reveal the 10 ways I stay thin and healthy.
Mindset: The Psychology of Success by Dr. Carol Dwek
Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose e-book