Nick Heath, Ph.D., is the creator of The Breathing Diabetic. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 11. At age 30, Nick began practicing simple breathing exercises that helped improve his blood sugars, improve his sleep, and increase his energy levels, all of which helped him better manage his diabetes. With a background in scientific research, Nick wanted to understand how something as simple as breathing could be so beneficial for diabetes. This put him on a mission to understand the science behind breathing and health and wellness, which he shares through The Breathing Diabetic. Nick’s formal education is in atmospheric science, but he is also a certified Oxygen Advantage instructor and lifelong learner. Nick lives on Florida’s east coast with his wife and daughter and dog.
In this episode, we delve into Nicks’s diabetes journey and how he found sleep, breathing, and maintaining an orderly lifestyle have significantly helped manage his T1DM. We discuss mouth breathing at night, sleep-disordered breathing, breathing protocols, lifestyle, and how science isn’t always the answer. When it comes to stress, many protocols and methods are not seeking to manage internal psychological states and impact their physiology and potentially study results. As always if you enjoyed the episode subscribe and comment below, and don’t forget to check out my website www.performancethroughhealth.com for earlier informative episodes.
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