EP106: Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art with James Nestor

James Nestor, author of “Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art” joins me to speak on all the ways facial structure, nutrition, eating habits, and industrialization have impacted humans’ ability to breathe, why it matters, and ways we can get back to the basics.

What James Shares: 

  • Details of his years-long research into breath
  • How he increased his facial bone density and expanded his airways
  • When the paperback edition is released there will be new material!
  • His creative process for writing


What You’ll Hear:

  • Reclaiming breath as your own human right
  • The environmental and morphological challenges to breathing well
  • The theory of dis-evolution in the human species
  • How the industrialized diet has impacted face shape and breath efficacy
  • How facial bones differ from other bones in the body
  • How chewing raw food helps kids breathe better
  • Redefining ‘healthy’ food to include chewability
  • How chewing impacts the nervous system
  • The importance of breastfeeding for long term airway health
  • The potential connection between industrialization and tongue ties
  • Helping your kids build helpful breathing habits 
  • The connection between ADHD and breathing
  • The data behind breathwork
  • Why data and anecdotal evidence are both important for changing our minds
  • The connection between the nose and the vagina