Nasal Breathing

Leah
4 min readApr 8, 2021

A hack that may help your energy levels

I have a dear friend who has metabolic issues. She has had to do a lot of experimenting to improve her quality of life.

Because she’s tried all these different things, she has had some really good advice for me, for things I should try. These things have changed my life.

For example, I knew I had a potassium deficiency. However, I had no interest in taking six or eight pills a day to make up for it, as pre-made pills contain such a low dose of potassium.

She introduced me to powdered potassium that dissolves in water. Now, in the morning, I make up a bottle with about 500 mg of potassium and I drink that slowly throughout the day. I no longer have terrible leg cramps every morning. It’s also helped with water retention (something that’s caused by my keto diet).

She told me about LCLT, which stands for L-carnitine and L-tartrate, a salt of tartaric acid. L-carnitine occurs naturally in the body and transports fat to cells to produce energy. As I get my energy from fat and not from sugar, LCLT gives me a lot of energy on bad health days.

There are other things as well. So when she texted me that she’d found a new bio-hack, I was interested to hear about it.

It turned out to be really simple.

Breathe through your nose, not through your mouth.

Huh.

For my friend, this turned out to be a life-changing discovery. She’s gotten much better sleep doing this. Her energy and focus are so much better. Even her mood has improved. Like many of us, she’s had a lot of stress in her life, and 2021 hasn’t been pulling any punches for her.

So I figured I would try it. So many things she’s told me have been great. Not everything, but we have different bodies, and what my body needs is going to be different than what her body needs, and vice versa.

After six days, I must confess that I haven’t experienced all the health benefits that she has. Then again, she said that she’s had to be stubborn about it to make the change.

Me? I set some alarms so I’d check in with myself regularly throughout the day. And I discovered that 95% of the time, I’m already breathing through my…

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Leah

Leah Cutter sold her first short story back in 1997, and continues to write and sell both her fiction and non-fiction. She supports herself with her writing.