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The writer of one of Dr. Mike’s favorite books of 2020, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art,” James Nestor joins the Flex Diet podcast this week to talk about everything from breathing, work that he’s done regarding changes to facial structure, ADHD, carbon dioxide, nasal vs. mouth breathing, plus more.

Show Notes:

  • What James’ wife thinks of his experiments
  • What happened when he plugged his nose for 10 days and how the experiment came about
  • Disorders correlated with mouth-breathing
  • Things to look out for: how long you can hold your breath after a complete exhale as a marker of health.
  • How this science got lost
  • What the perfect breath looks like
  • CO2 therapy
  • Holotropic Breathing practice
  • How the airway can impact facial structure and ADHD
  • Key Takeaways
  • Find James at

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Dr. Mike T Nelson

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Dr. Mike T Nelson

Dr. Mike T Nelson

PhD, MSME, CISSN, CSCS Carrick Institute Adjunct Professor Dr. Mike T. Nelson has spent 18 years of his life learning how the human body works, specifically focusing on how to properly condition it to burn fat and become stronger, more flexible, and healthier. He’s has a PhD in Exercise Physiology, a BA in Natural Science, and an MS in Biomechanics. He’s an adjunct professor and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He’s been called in to share his techniques with top government agencies. The techniques he’s developed and the results Mike gets for his clients have been featured in international magazines, in scientific publications, and on websites across the globe.

  • PhD in Exercise Physiology
  • BA in Natural Science
  • MS in Biomechanics
  • Adjunct Professor in Human Performance for Carrick Institute for Functional Neurology
  • Adjunct Professor and Member of American College of Sports Medicine
  • Instructor at Broadview University
  • Professional Nutritional Member of the American Society for Nutrition
  • Professional Sports Nutrition member of the International Society  for Sports Nutrition
  • Professional NSCA Member

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