How Does Ketoacidosis Affect Breathing

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Practicing regular deep diaphragmatic or belly breathing has many health benefits. Watch this video to learn.

How Does Deep (diaphragmatic) Breathing Affect Blood Oxygen Levels?

1) It's inaccurate to equate "deep breath" and "diaphragmatic breath". The diaphragm gets activated first and foremost when you take a breath. Diaphragm movement accounts for about 70 - 80% of your inspiratory capacity (i.e. the biggest amount of air you can possibly inhale). So, when you take a normal breath (i.e. not especially deep, but how you normally breathe when you're not under stress and you're not consciously thinking about it), only the diaphragm is involved. When you take a deep breath, first your diaphragm moves, and when that's not enough, the intercostal muscles expand your rib cage, and if you want to breathe in even deeper, you bring the muscles in your abdomen and your neck into the action. 2) Assuming you have healthy lungs and you are breathing normal air (i.e. 79% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 0.06% carbon dioxide), taking deep breaths won't affect your blood oxygen levels very much at all. Under those conditions, 97 -100% of hemoglobin in your blood is saturated with oxygen, constantly. In a typical breath, you breathe in 21% oxygen, and you exhale ~20% oxygen - there's very little room for extra oxygen in your blood. If you take a deep breath only once every 15 - 30 Continue reading >>

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  1. KOSHIE1

    KETOSIS is a chemical /metabolic state your body is (or isn't!) in. Either your carbs are low enough for your body to be in ketosis, OR NOT. As long as you are in ketosis, your body metabolizes food differently -- it is totally irrelevant whether you are consuming "X" or "Y" number of carbs. In other words, IF you are in ketosis, it doesn't matter how deeply you are in ketosis, or how deeply purple your Ketostix are. You simply ARE or ARE NOT in ketosis.
    Eat too many carbs and your body goes out of ketosis, and changes the way it metabolizes food.
    WHILE IN KETOSIS, you cannot get all the caloric energy out of the food you eat. Fat will only give you 1 (ONE!) calorie of energy, not 9! Protein will give you only 2 calories, not 4; but carbs will still give you the full 4 calories whether or not you are in ketosis.
    So, your Ketostix turn purple because you are in ketosis and producing ketones through your now-inefficient metabolic breakdown of fat. Deeper purple is caused by more ketones, which is caused by eating more fat -- it has absolutely NOTHING to do with changing your body's "level" of ketosis. Remember, you either ARE or ARE NOT in ketosis! THERE ARE NO LEVELS OF KETOSIS, ONLY CONCENTRATIONS OF KETONES, which is entirely dependent upon how much fat you eat.
    So if you are sure you are in ketosis (which you seem to be because your Ketostix are still consistently turning even the palest shade of purple -- which can only happen if you are producing ketones which can only happen if you are in ketosis), then you can only have a limited number of problems (and it isn't ketosis!):
    1. You are simply eating TOO much, too many calories to lose weight! (and it probably is protein).
    2. You are on a plateau, and simply must wait it out.
    3. You are having a "sensitivity" issue that is causing you to retain your weight (probably water). You could be sensitive to anything: milk products, gluten, artificial sweeteners (beware maltitol), medicines, ...
    Three weeks is not an unusually long time for your weight to be stable despite your "best efforts" at losing weight. Review your daily food records and see if there is anything different about the last three weeks. Maybe you can find a clue that way.
    Note: Are you eating maltitol? LOTs of people stall by eating maltitol. "They" say maltitol has "ZERO" effective carbs; but the USDA has research that indicates that maltitol is actually worth "half" its total grams, NOT none of its grams!

    current weight: 206.0







    Are your calories too high?
    I have noticed that if my carbs are the right level and I'm in ketosis, that if I see how many calories I've eaten, I'm usually around/over 1500.
    According to Atkins, eating protein/fat is supposed to keep you full so you don't want or need to overeat. I must concur! When I overeat because it tastes so good, but I'm not hungry, I see it in the scale. For me, I've learned 1200-1300 is a good place to be, and 70% fat/30% protein is a good ratio for me (the carbs range from 20-35 when I'm losing).
    Eating after dinner also causes me to stall.

    current weight: 192.0







    Tinamarie, are you actually counting your carbs? You may be eating more carbs than you think. I understand that you can register in ketosis with up to 30 net carbs/day, maybe more, but if you're in the induction phase, you only want to be at 20. I am pretty much at that point too. Also, are you exercising. I tend to lose more weight more quickly when I don't exercise. So if you're exercising and doing everything right, just keep it up and know that doing the right thing will get you to where you want to go. I too have been in ketosis for a while and am not losing weight - I work out at least an hour a day at least 5 days/week, so I know I'm getting in better shape and that the weight loss is going slower than it has been. I just keep doing what I'm doing and I know I will reach my goals - just not by the time I had hoped.

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Breathing difficulties can affect dogs of any breed or age, and the problem can quickly become life threatening. There is a difference between dog pants and difficulty in breathing and lung problems in dogs. If your dog is trouble with breathing it should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible. Dyspnea, Tachypnea and Panting in Dogs. Troubled or labored breathing is medically referred to as dyspnea, and excessively rapid breathing is medically referred to as tachypnea (also, polypnea).

How Does Breathing Affect Chakras?

Breathing actually doesn’t affect the chakras, it is the prana or Qi within the breath which affect the chakras. Science is very skeptical about proving the non-existent. But, chakras are the subjective experience on the human consicousness. Any lock on specific internal organs such as on throat, stomach or in the perineum holding some prana within those affects the rise of Kundalini energy in the upward direction. The resultant experience would be unique for each experience depending upon the energy level associated within the 7 chakras. In my personal experience, if my heart chakra is energized, I feel intense love and compassion for the world. For more clarification, please ‘Bandha’ section of Yoga or look for a master in Kriya yoga because it is pure associated Kriya works primarily on the energy dynamics of human body. Continue reading >>

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    HEY ALL!!
    I AM SOOOOO CONFUSED! I know some people don't think that the strips are accurate (their are many things that can effect the out come, how much water are you drinking, yadda, yadda, yadda) I had to try them !. I bought some last night and according to the color I am in Moderate ketosis. This morning I used one and it is the same. The strips go from Zero, Trace, Low, Moderate, to Large. So does the moderate mean that I AM buring fat as fuel or that I am ALMOST buring fat for fuel? The box and directions don't give and explanation for some odd reason.
    HEEEEELP!! Thanks!

  2. Cherimee

    On the side of the bottle, you should see a like a chart to compare it to.... if you are in moderate ketosis then that's good! The more purple the stick, the more fat you are burning for fuel, which is what you want to do on Atkins. You'll notice that with Atkins, the keto strips are like the scale, you wanna see PURPLE when you test becasue the more ketones in your urine, of course the more fat you burn! Sounds like you are doing good...good luck
    P.S. I'm told that with Atkins even a 'trace' of ketones is good... trying going to www dot lowcarbnexus dot com, that site gives you good info... here's what they say about ketosis:
    Ketosis? - As long as we are on the topic, what about ketosis? Ketosis is the state that your body enters into when you are eating mainly protein and fats, and drastically curtailing your consumption of carbohydrates. As Dr. Atkins says, "There is no lipolysis without ketosis, no ketosis without lipolysis." Lipolysis is, essentially, "fat burning." In other words, this is just what we want! We want to force our bodies to consume stored fat for fuel rather than burn primarily our food. This occurs because protein and fat do not "give up" their stored energy as easily as do carbohydrates. As long as you are eating mainly carbs, especially refined sugars, you will find that your body will burn that as opposed to your fat stores. Testing with LTS, as we have mentioned above, scientifically tests for the process of your body burning it's own fat as fuel. When the sticks turn purple (or a shade thereof), you are burning fat! It is a good feeling! It is especially comforting to see that purple when your scales don't agree that you are losing! Keep in mind that fat loss doesn't always equal weight loss on the scales... immediately. Body weight can be related to water retention, and many other temporary conditions. However, FAT loss is what we want, and you will see measurements change even if your scale does not show it immediately! That WILL follow, of course... just stick with it!
    Some have asked, "Do I have to be in ketosis?" Well, it is perfectly safe to be in what Dr. Atkins calls "Benign Dietary Ketosis" for extended periods. In fact, if you are burning fat, you will be in some amount of ketosis...sometimes just not a measurable amount (with LTS). If you are out of ketosis for extended periods, you won't be burning fat, and therefore, you won't be losing weight! And that's what we are doing the diet to do! Don't confuse ketosis, a safe metabolic state that you enter when you loss weight, with ketoacidosis, a dangerous state that diabetics, in particular, can enter if they get out of proper balance in their insulin / glycogen balance. Many health care professionals and nutritionists are apparently confused by the distinction between these two different states... ketone test strips are used to test both states, but they are quite different!


    Cherimee, BIG THANKS!!!! The info you gave me is sooooo relieving!!! I was so worried! I know that must have takin a while for you to find and type, thank you so much for helping me!

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Get 10% off any purchase here: http://squarespace.com/WIL Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WILearned Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeverettlearned ( Bitcoin Donations: 1G8K61AS6bytBUcqNzzag7xuo6XJ6SCU7J ) This video is about the importance of training yourself to breathe properly to improve health and even exercise performance. The series Stranger Things has somewhat brought the term "mouth breather" back into circulation, but there needs to be more education on the importance of avoiding breathing through the mouth at all times - even when asleep. Patrick McKeown's book "The Oxygen Advantage" ( http://amzn.to/2p66IIz ) is a must-read book for anyone who breathes. Everyone else, you're off the hook. - - - - - - - - MOUTH TAPING & Stuffed Noses Some points about the mouth taping to be careful. For the most part taping the mouth isn't dangerous unless you have a nasal obstruction. If you can't breathe with the tape on then you wouldn't fall asleep in the first place. However it is possible that in the middle of the night you could roll into some position that makes it hard to breathe through the nose, which should just cause you to roll over again or you'd just wake up. However, just

How Does Deep (diaphragmatic) Breathing Affect The Brain?

When we inhale, the heart beat goes up and when we exhale, the heart beat comes down. The difference between them is called heart rate variability(HRV). When we practice slow & deep diaphragmatic breathing, say 5 breaths per minute with the HRV of minimum 20, heart rate at 60-65 and brain coherence at 100%, we end up in supplying huge amounts of oxygen to our brain. This ensures global activation of brain and lighting up the intricate parts of the frontal cortex of the brain(executive centre) and new neural circuits are formed. Such activation have profound effects on the energy levels, ability to focus, clarity in thinking, decision making etc. I have been doing this study for the past 6 yrs and you can visit one of my recent articles in the website where i have posted some biofeedback images. Happyness Coach: Raise your BP Continue reading >>

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  1. Lauraa83

    The ones you use on the atkins diet?

  2. Mummyvicky

    I asked at Boots Pharmacy for a friend who was doing it, it was about £4 for 50 strips.

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