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James Nestor On How We Breathe

Renee Bright


Take a breath. Like, right now. Did you use your nose or your mouth? Turns out, that matters.

Journalist and author James Nestor is our guest thiweek. His book is Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art and he wants to help you breathe better. Specifically, he wants you to breathe through your nose more. Sleep apnea, fatigue, clogged sinuses — many times, these issues arise because too often, you’re breathing through your mouth. And get this: our ancestors? They didn’t have these problems. They used their noses to breath. By the end of the hour, you’ll be hunting for surgical tape to keep your mouth closed when you go to bed. Really.

James Nestor's book is Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. [IndieBound|Amazon|Bookshop|Audible].

To learn more about the different breathing techniques Nestor learned while researching his book, go his website jamesnestor.com.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.