The best sport for a child with asthma?

Michael PhelpsDid you know that if you have an asthmatic child, swimming might be the best sport for him or her?  When I interviewed Buteyko Breathing and Asthma-Free Naturally expert, Patrick McKeown, for “The Heatlhy Child Show” he spoke about the importance of reducing your breathing (both in rate and volume of air) in order to reduce and even eliminate asthma attacks.  Over-breathing decreases the amount of carbon dioxide in the blood, causing “hypocapnia,” which in turn causes constriction of the airway.  Reversing this vicious cycle by reducing the breath can also reverse all of the harmful effects of broncho-constriction, such as asthma.  Swimming naturally lends itself to this as you have to limit your breathing.  Patrick speculated that perhaps this is why Olympian Michael Phelps was so successful in the pool, despite suffering from exercise-induced asthma!  If you would like to get rid of asthma naturally, and ditch the inhalers for good, spend some time exploring Patrick’s websites, and

What a great series!

thank_youWow! What a way to start the year! A very heartfelt thank you to all of the speakers and to our audience who were able to listen in and participate in our live webinar series. We had such a great response, and I was so excited to see listeners from around the world engage with each topic. As a host who had been exposed to much of this information before, I was continually surprised by how much I learned during every interview. All of the subjects seemed to really complement each other, and hopefully imparted the kind of information that is so crucial to children’s health, yet is so often fragmented and hard to come by. The live series may be over, but I will continue to post leading-edge information from experts here on the site, updates on Facebook and Twitter so please connect with us! And please sign up if you would like to receive our free video tips and info about our next live webinar series. If you are interested in the recording of the webinar, you can find out more about the interviews on the Interviews page.