In this video, Dr. Artour Rakhimov addresses the question, “What are the causes of body chills (feeling cold) and how to treat it?”. Specifically, this question relates to whole-body chills. Some of the causes could be people who do not eat enough, being underweight and a problematic digestive system, but here we are assuming these causes are not the problem. The first and main cause is related to hyperventilation. Dr. Artour Rakhimov’s students stop feeling cold and getting body chills when they improve their body-oxygen test results. Using thyroxin hormonal supplement, when T4 or thyroidal hormone levels in blood are low is another common cause for those who gain weight and still feel hungry and cold because this hormone helps to produce or generate energy. A lack of iodine in diet can also cause low thyroxine and hypothyroidism.
But all these things can be explained by the negative effects of hyperventilation. These effects occur in muscle tissue and to the access of oxygen to brown fat cells or to other organs. So the body is not able to produce enough heat. Hyperventilation is present in 99% of the modern population. For specific studies, you can refer to the homepage of Normalbreathing.com. There are 24 historical studies showing how breathing changes throughout history. The table which has more than 30 studies shows people that have serious diseases because they hyperventilate 24/7. This reduces oxygen in the tissues of the body. Therefore, when we address the problems of hyperventilation, we solve the problems of feeling cold all the time. However, addressing hormonal problems with low thyroxine (T4) and hypothyroidism is necessary for those who are deficient, and this can be diagnosed with lab blood tests.
The review of this topic can be found here “Feeling Cold All the Time Causes and Treatment: Thyroid, Liver, and Blood Flow” http://www.normalbreathing.com/e/feeling-cold.php. The Spanish translation of this page is here: “Sensación de frío en todo momento y el flujo sanguíneo” http://www.respiracionnormal.org/sentir-frio/ .
A related factor of improving the body oxygen level includes physical exercise. When people exercise it produces energy that improves circulation. Dr. Artour Rakhimov instructs students to engage in physical exercise with 100% nasal breathing. This allows the safest and most effective form of exercise. Additionally, helpful lifestyle changes include taking cold showers. Dr. Artour Rakhimov has students that take part in cold showers and breathing retraining. It is advised to start taking cold showers only until students have received more than 20 seconds for the body-oxygen test. That allows the production of brown fat cells. Brown fat cells are present in polar animals such as seals. These cells generate lots of heat and are full of mitochondria. Most people have 100% white cells that do not have any mitochondria. Thus, people are not adapted to live in cold conditions. Taking cold showers, having brown fat cells and/or swimming in cold water are great techniques to get rid of this problem. Furthermore, Dr. Artour Rakhimov shared a great solution to feeling cold. When a colder season begins, taking a few tablespoons of dairy products help to stay warmer.
Dr. Artour Rakhimov has classes for Buteyko breathing practitioners. The course includes learning how to conduct lectures and organize your own practice. Students are required to attend 2 of Rakhimov’s lectures. These lectures can be organized by Dr. Artour Rakhimov or a trainee locally (in the UK, EU, Canada, New Zealand, USA or Australia). Afterwards, the trainee needs to conduct 2 lectures to 1-2 individuals for the purpose of having practical experience. The next step has the trainee attend Dr. Artour Rakhimov’s usual group course and individual classes (private lessons for most students or those with some health problems). Furthermore, the new teacher conducts his/her own courses to about 2 individuals or more under supervision. Some students (30+ morning CP) can attend the advanced course that allows students to get up 45-50 s and more for their morning CP. Lastly, there are specialized lessons for learning additional skills to specific cases and situations.
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Chris Prokop interviews Dr. Artour Rakhimov. The video features Dr. Artour Rakhimov, health educator, writer of 9 Amazon books, Buteyko breathing teacher and Buteyko-NormalBreathing trainer, and the creator of the educational website http://www.NormalBreathing.com.