Myofunctional Therapy Near Me – Myofunctional Therapy By Karese Laguerre

Myofunctional Therapy Near Me – Myofunctional Therapy By Karese Laguerre

Good morning. Good evening. Good afternoon everybody out there in podcast land. You are in tune to another episode of intrinsic motivation from a Homie’s perspective. This is Hamza and really excited about our guest today because I have my learning cap on I believe we’re going to learn so much. And so I’m actually just going to read her bio before we get started and so crease like many parents suffered in silence with her children while her children struggled with the symptoms of undiagnosed sleep and breathing issues. One visit to a pediatric dentist changed the trajectory of their lives. Already a registered dental hygienist crease trained with Sandra Holtzman, Lois Laney and Sarah Hornsby to establish her orofacial myology knowledge. With this initial training and numerous others. In a few short years. She has not only resolved all her children’s issues helped hundreds of patients, children and adults alike discover how great life can be functioning on full. Her private practice. The Mayo Spot is now a leader in the quest for myofunctional therapy, awareness, and public education. Her latest book acomplished delves into how to sleep better, eliminate burnout and execute goals. creases mission is to transform and positively impact as many households as possible through dynamic breath, body and brain work. With that said, it sounds like 2020 has been set up specifically for Kerese.




Thank you. Thank you so much. I appreciate that. 2020 is a rough year but sure,


I’ll claim a claim name it and play with us the name of it. I mean, how to sleep better. I mean all the stress happening 2020 depending on perception, eliminating burnout after said, anxiety and executing goals, despite the opposite of what we’re being told on the news every day to meet it sounds like there’s a big in the clouds, and you’re coming to the rescue.


Yes, I do feel like, you know, almost in that way, yes, it does very much align with things that we desperately need. It’s been such a trying time. And so I’m sure there’s plenty of people who are losing sleep, who are definitely not as productive as they could be. So they’re not executing goals. And you know, with all that loss, please, they’re definitely experiencing brain fog and burnout.


Well, we’re talking about not being able to sleep and during the day, which I think we’ll get into when we talk about your profession. If you’re stressed throughout the day, you’re not breathing deeply at all. You’re shallow breathing. And there’s a lot of jokes on TV about mouth breathing. And so if we’re on autopilot Even before 2020, it would, I would think that there’s a greater, I don’t want to say, there just needs to be more awareness on having a full breath because it affects your body in your awakened state and your sleep state


100% the sleep state is more of what I focus on. Because during the day, there’s so many techniques and practices that you can do to focus on getting better breath. You know, while you’re conscious of it, while you’re aware of it. Conscious breathing is like a really phenomenal practice. When you’re asleep, that’s when we kind of lose a lot of control over those respiratory centers, especially because of the tissues that are involved in the oral cavity. So what I do as a myofunctional therapist is I helped to strengthen and coordinate a lot of those tissues, because as you lie down to get ready for bed, you’ll have a lot of those tissues that will relax and then it will collapse or sometimes completely obstruct your airway Except work difficult to breathe, which completely alters your ability to be able to get restored and sleep.


I like it because a good friend of mine or gets my girlfriend at the time, she beat me on my chest in the middle of the night many years ago. And so before I could call mom on one for domestic abuse she was worried, right? And so she was just saying that I wasn’t breathing. And I’m not overweight. I’ve never been diagnosed overweight even today. And I had because of that incident, I was tested for sleep apnea. And I came home from that test with that C pap machine, the old Darth Vader and what I used to call it and prior to getting that device, I just thought that was my lot in life like I was always tired. What have you long story short that next day, I was so jealous I was like, this is how regular people feel. All day.


Yes, exactly. You see us out on so much when you’re not breathing properly. And, you know, the problem is, is that we’re sleeping, we’re unconscious of it, we wake up and we feel like we got a good night’s rest. And it turns out, No, we didn’t. And it’s so much embedded in how you’re sleeping, and how you’re breathing when you’re sleeping. So I know you reference mouth breathing earlier and how you know, there’s a lot of jokes about it, but really, it truly, if we’re about breathing, especially while you’re sleeping, you are not oxygenating properly, our mouth is for eating and our doses for breathing. And so being able to take full breaths in through your nose and properly filter that air with the cilia in the dome so that those hair are warm it and get it to optimize the nitric oxide in your body is critical if we’re going to be able to wake up feeling that wonderful feeling That you never even realized you were missing out on.


Oh, absolutely. And so I do want to ask you because I did have something near and dear to me, of a friend of mine had to go to the hospital yesterday and she’s elderly. And so, you know, she had an incident, we didn’t know what it was. But when the paramedics came, or before the paramedics came, we called 911. And we and so they were asking biological questions, one of which is, is she breathing? And we’re like, well, we can’t tell and then I remember from way back of looking at the diaphragm. And so when we saw the diaphragm going up and down, then it gave us a greater sense of confidence that she was going to be okay. Before going to the emergency room. So my question to you is, how do you break down or break up the plan other all important but from the mouth, to the nose to the diaphragm as it relates to conscious and deep breathing.


Love it from the mouth here. You’re going to be engaging a different set of muscles. So you might lightly engage your diaphragm but you’re not going to fully and actively engage it, and you’re more likely to take shorter, faster breaths through your mouth. Because the mouth is unable to do what the nose does is so because it’s not normal it normally biologic, we’re not going to be breathing the same way. So when you’re breathing from your mouth, you have more of the chest and shoulder movement, where your chest will rise and fall or your shoulders will rise and fall as opposed to his diaphragm. So that’s coming from a little lower like down by the stomach area, your abdominals. That breath should be coming from they’re really coming in through the nose, you will activate that diaphragm so much better. That way with every inhalation, you’re really filling up your lungs and filling up that belly. And then as you’re exhaling, it will collapse and you know, you’ll get out all of the co2 that you need to eliminate.


Gotcha. And before the odor dies.


From a cosmetic standpoint, we have the nose hair clippers and the ear clippers or what have you. How important is it that we do make sure that we shave or trim those nose hairs. I mean, isn’t that hair supposed to filter the oxygen that goes into your body


100% that’s there for filtration. So I’m not sure about trimming, you know, the ear hairs that your hair is that’s something totally separate. That’s outside of the respiratory system. So I can’t comment on that. However, the nose hairs I would highly suggest not trimming. Now the more you’re able to go to that air, the higher the quality of air and then you’re probably got a better humidifier, nasal humidifier for that air than the average person. Either trimming or has a smaller amount of that nasal hair. Not as appealing you know cosmetically however, you know what’s going to get you from here to age 110 is probably going to be more important than how you look now.


So it sounds like


you are putting your fashion forward you guys heard it first that Afro nose hair is back in style. Yes


it is never gone out of style.


I’m laughing because I mean after the whole c pap machine, and it was you know hiding it under the bed if I had company and things like that. And since then, you know I have like a probably have a lot of contractions. I’m a contraption guy anyway, gadget person. So I’d like to kind of go through some of those with One thing, thanks for clearing up the military thing because when I used the tremors, I would, it seems like my allergies would flare up. And I would sneeze for like the next half of the day. And do I need, you know, sinus pills or what have you to take care of it. And I noticed like if it’s getting long, obviously I don’t want to go down to my lips, but I didn’t notice when I’m trimming that seems accelerated. So I agree. Thank you for clearing that up. My next question with that because you’re talking about sleep is the mouthguards. One of the things with mouthguards when you sleep is supposed to curtail any grinding of your teeth. But it should also stop you from snoring. So would that help him not obstructing your airway by using a mouthpiece?


So I love that question because there’s layers to it. So there’s a part of a myth in there as the mouth guard is supposed to help you stop with the grinding of the teeth and that’s not actually the purpose of the mouth. Guard mouth guard is actually to stop you from damaging your teeth. So you will still grind while you were about scars. Typically, both mouth guards needs to be replaced at some point in time because we could get worn down. Now be grinding in and of itself is usually something that comes back to anatomy and you know, the physiological use of these muscles. So your mandible is really the only free moving bone or your lower jaw, I should say with those bottom rows teeth in it for those who aren’t sure about the mandible. That’s the only free moving part of your cranium. So the top teeth never move like that’s attached to the rest of your skull. These things aren’t moving that bottom jaw, the fact that it’s able to move is going to be what’s going to help you if you’re using a dental sleep appliance. So there are dental appliances that do sort of look and resemble mouth scars and open wounds. mandible forward, similar to how the mandible is moving forward when you’re grinding. When you move that mandible forward, it opens up your airway a little more so that you’re not getting that collapsing of the airway, you’re able to get your breath in through your nose and it’s able to reach your lungs. If you can properly oxygenate that way, you can have a restorative night of sleep. However, there’s a big difference between mouthguards and those dental sleep appliances. So the sleep appliances are just keeping the jaw forward for us that way you don’t have to be grinding problems will not cry, because it’s already forward for the body’s not pushing it forward to help you breathe and the mouth guards really just protecting the teeth. They’re two separate mechanisms of action.


Now when we’re talking about mouth guards and dental sleep appliances, we’re talking about grinding as a as a whole, is that dealing with in your sleep state or region? Dealing with unresolved issues in your subconscious that you’re kind of, you know, quote unquote, no pun intended or Pun intended grinding out.


I like that that’s very big upon. Um, I think that the common misconception is that grinding is stress related. And yes, we do all have natural stressors, but not everybody grinds. So it’s not an adequate answers. And then there are some people who experienced stress but not experienced grinding. In that sense, it would not be something that you know, you’re grinding out a lot of your subconscious stresses, what you’re really doing is you’re trying to shift your body is trying to keep you alive. That’s your body’s number one goal, the brain is like stay alive. That’s it. So it’s trying to move itself open. That way you can get more of that air in because the airway is probably narrow or it’s collapsing. Much while you’re sleeping.


So I have to give a shout out to my niece because the other day she said a dad joke for the first time. And so in her honor, I have to ask you about the brain and keeping you alive. So our own soundtrack is john travolta in the movie staying alive. Is that the case?


Yes, that is the absolute case. When you think about a lot of brain function where you’ve got these different parts of the brain, one that people like to talk about more commonly is that the fight or flight system, right? So everything that goes on with that fight or flight system is really just to keep you alive. Like Will you fight to live another day, or are you going to flee to live another day? But yes, we’re just trying to stay alive all the time. Wow.


Thanks for keeping up with the humor so I you know, I do birth of dad jokes, even though this is a homie related podcast. I did and I and in a lot of it has been, you’ve been very helpful for me and we’re going to get into your background as well. I think some of the questions are not just for me, hopefully that your answers have been helping those that are listening to. And so I did want to ask, just backing up about our one of the first podcasts that we had for intrinsic motivation was there’s no accident, and everything happens for a reason. And so as a parent or a younger parent, your children were suffering from sleep issues and breathing issues, but they were undiagnosed. So if you can kind of go through what was happening at that time that brought you to be the expert you are today.


Absolutely. Okay. So I have four children, and they are, you know, wonderful, amazing kids. But just like other parents, I had so many other issues. That, you know, we don’t really talk about because apparently, like somebody asked, How are you doing? Nobody comes out says okay, well I’m doing great, but my son is suffering with ADHD behavioral impulses. My daughter is bedwetting every single night she’s about online. And you know, shows all these other sleep issues where she is snoring and she’s sleepwalking and you know, yada, yada, yada. So my other two are constantly on antibiotics, as they are going through these ear and throat infections. nobody’s business all year round. Everything is kind of crumbling as a parent. Nobody comes out with all of that because honestly, when you ask, how are you doing? Nobody wants to hear any of that. So the issue that really came up with me is that a lot of these things I would bring up to the pediatrician and the pediatrician like oh, no, don’t worry the bank wedding it’ll stop on it’s no no don’t worry be ADHD, you know, you can always put on medication. That’ll be fun. Oh, don’t worry, ear throat infections are common in children like it doesn’t matter that you’ve had that same prescription, you know, several times in the past six months, these things are just kind of being dismissed as normal. And I get that many of these things sometimes do appear normal because it’s common, but not everything that is common should be treated as normal, because it took that one visit to the pediatric dentist where she starts to see similarities in their mouth. And the similarities all were among those, the teeth where you could see that it was narrow, arching high voltage palette, you have to know the palette or the roof of your mouth is the floor of your nose. So if you have a narrow and a high pilot, you most likely have an incredibly narrow nasal passage as well. So when you have all these things, and you’re unable to adequately breathe is going to have fact many different things to my daughter with sleep issues it was affecting that. My daughter’s with the ear and throat infections, they were frequent mouth breather and because of the constant console feeding and large back that they use, they couldn’t drain properly because they weren’t able to have a proper swallow a proper peristaltic tongue swallow. So they weren’t able to clear that yours appropriately. It said my son with the incredibly over diagnosed ADHD is there’s so many children really have sleep apnea, but the issues that arise with sleep apnea, and ADHD, they’re very overlapping. So a lot of those things all stemmed our way at that every arrow as far as it was just a blessing. Absolutely. Everything happens for a reason like that was such a blessing because we were able to resolve so many things and get off of medications and all these other things that we had kind of standing in the way of us living a full happy healthy life.


And I do want to stay there for one second cuz you trigger homie so I want to give a shout out to the little homies and the reason why I want to do that and I want to give a shout out to my friend Trisha to she’s a size and polities instructor. And, you know like you years ago, her son was diagnosed with ADHD and kids out of private school, she’s at her wit’s end, the kids going to get kicked out of school. And at the time, it was suggested that taking gluten out of the her child’s diet, once you did that the behavioral issues went away. And then from from the liberal homeys from right now, especially in 2020, we’re talking about all the changes we’re talking about injustice, we’re talking about disparity, income disparity, and what have you. And so we know that especially for the little homie, if they’re diagnosed with ADHD in elementary school, school usually becomes a problem they become disinterested in school. And we do know that the prison the pipeline stage, or we know that at fourth grade, if they’re having problems in fourth grade, that there are plant, they already have a cell plan for them. And so I wanted to ask you about diet as it relates to ADHD in when you were talking about the overlap asleep at the end, ADHD, it seems like there’s a lot of triggers that we can do national natural ADHD to manage, manage and overcome that diagnosis.


Absolutely. So ADHD, we want to remember is a psychological diagnosis. It’s not something that can really be tested for which makes it difficult to diagnose and there’s like a number of providers that are actually able to claim for at diagnosis. So if you cannot Something that is controversial just in its existence alone, because there’s no definitive way to prove ADHD. So it has also multiple manifestation. But when I say that breathing is one of the bigger ones, because it does affect the children a lot with the sleep and the sleep apnea, they have more overlapping symptoms than that anything else. Now, I don’t want to, you know, pretend like it was just 100% breathing, it had other factors to it, too. That was one of the larger ones is that he didn’t have enough room in that airway. Diet is incredibly important as well. We live in a time where a lot of these children honestly are growing up and you find that everybody needs braces because we’re eating a terrible diet full of a lot of processed food, a lot of soft food, and a lot of things that honestly these children are not meant to develop copper, oral cavities. By eating. So documentation is incredibly important. And that happens when the kids have actual food. But we have so many of these little squeeze proteins, we thrive on things that you know kids can’t choke on. And it’s very important that kids don’t choke. However, it’s very important also that the queue and that they use their jobs. So hard, crunchy foods that are natural, like raw carrots, like celery, eating nuts, those things are really important for stimulating drug development when it comes to eliminating inflammation, eliminating dairy out of a diet, eliminating wheat. And in some instances, corn even can be one of those aggravators of inflammation with soft tissues in the oral cavity. So these things will definitely if they’re eliminated out of your diet, definitely help you with better breathing and honestly you know, you’ll have better body weight. You’re able to To be more active and mentally stimulated, if you’re having more natural foods that aren’t processed, that require a lot of cueing because you’re using all of those muscles appropriately.


So when I first asked the question I was standing up, but as you were giving the answer, I had to sit down because my head started spinning for all of my confusion, because I just, I just knew, having a diet heavy in sugar and salt was the way to go. And you are telling me that is not for stimulating the job development. Is that true?




We definitely love to eat you know, chewing is critical in craniofacial development.


Well, let me ask you this, too. I mean, obviously, you know, we’re kind of playing around with this, but I want to get your take on this is an asteroid societal question where when 2020 I mean, there’s been a lot since the ball dropped, to be honest from New Year’s Eve. But I guess the major one is the global pandemic. And so when people were running to the supermarket, of course, toilet paper was missing, but a lot of junk food was missing in the fruit aisles full and so as the vitamin aisle, what does that say? I guess, you know, again, that’s where that k is in the clouds. Because the majority put right, we are diet in the way of life is that sugar and salt. And those are comfort foods, but it’s not helping us


overall. Yeah, it’s not helping at all. It’s, it’s a very sad state that we’re in that you know, you couldn’t get toilet paper, but you also couldn’t find Chios. However, if you needed to get those raw carrots and so forth. You could find those in a box in the US. These are the things that are really going to help overall and I think, you know, Most people know that, oh, people understand a healthy diet, what a healthy diet looks like it is. I think the resistance is is that, you know, sugar is tasty. It’s so delicious. It’s like a drug, you know, it’s hard to quit, very, very hard to quit. So it’s really a matter of, you know, putting that mind over matter where you, you acknowledge the fact that you know, whatever you put into your body is what you’re going to get out of that.


Yeah. And I do want to go back in time a little bit. So if you could put your time machine seatbelt on, because we don’t usually talk about politics, but there was a popular conversation with a presidential candidate, and he was on The Breakfast Club. And they were talking about the disparity of people of color or black people and people of color, being more so affected to what’s happening with the pandemic and from the time Machines down. Back in May, you were writing about the on Airways, mad airway matters blog, you were talking about the growing disparity, and poor affordability in airway. And it that was another trigger for me as I was preparing for the podcast because of this pandemic, it’s dealing with a lot of airway issues people can’t breathe in addition to, you know, not being able to smell or touch or taste rather. So I wanted to talk about the growing disparity and poor affordability in airway and what was the reason for writing that blog post.


So I think that the growing disparities honestly everywhere in healthcare, however, with airway which is my you know, main focus, I may have said the word like 1000 times already today, it made a problem with airway is that airway has become something that is so on. It’s not as popular Get as many people you know that need it should know about it. So what’s the problem here is that where we’re seeing people who are really getting this treated where you’re getting your airways actually expanded, you know, you’re getting mandibular advancement, you’re able to get a full night of sleep without a seat, Pat, because you’ve got things manipulated within the oral cavity, that way your airway is larger, just through dental expansion and so forth. I think the problem is that we see a lot of this is in communities where minorities are not present. And a lot of it becomes a fee for service situation. And honestly, probably most minority families are one at a disadvantage. Economically, it’s not a you know, painting a broad picture. It is, you know, in general overall based on statistics, we are not in the same So financially, so what happens is with the minorities is that it was not covered by insurance, but they don’t want to do it. And the problem is that, you know, there’s nothing to accommodate that there’s no in between, there’s no, okay, you can’t pay for it. So you can see so and so will work with state insurance or at a lower rate, just not happening and airway and airway, there are no alternative options where you can see someone who is affordable. So that really affects the minority community. And it’s quite sad to be a minority in the airway, professional world and I don’t see as many minority clients I don’t see. other professionals have as many cases minority clients is where we are not as educated on the topics because we’re just not around the information. So it’s incredibly gapping and gaping be disparities, year after year after year as more providers get into it, but these are providers who are not in areas that will be serving minorities, predominantly.


One of the good things about 2020 at least has a perception of intrinsic motivation. But is there so much coming to light that was hidden in the national or I guess, the global media landscape, right? We’re learning about all these, you know, shocking things in the news. And one thing that stands out to me was a bill maher show a couple of months ago, and he was interviewing Al Gore. And in the interview, they were talking about voter suppression and all that. But the other thing that really stuck out as it relates to this conversation, he was talking about how for generations corporations were giving like write offs from the state or what have you, for their factories in their factories were put in place in locations where the down current was affecting the minority communities. So that’s why in some of those areas, you do have the asthma, high rates of asthma, what have you. And I mean, that was shocking. I’m surprised that didn’t really take off of people biting on that. But when you say from an education standpoint, I think that would contribute to it as well. Right? Because you’re not breathing this. in those areas. They’re not breathing the same oxygen as in the north side of the city. would you would you confirm that or would you that in the right mind thinking,


that is 100% the right line of thinking it’s a completely different air quality which is going to impact you know how the body’s going to function, you’re you’re pretty much functioning in hypoxia when you’re in those areas with poor air quality, because you’re not getting as much quality oxygen in the body, you’re not going to be able to oxygenate all those cells properly is going to affect not just respiration with asthma. But then you’ll find other things happen in those communities where there are higher rates of diabetes, higher rates of heart disease, higher rates of you know, brain, especially brain tumors and dysfunction. It’s a very sad situation. But hypoxia is a major role player because if we don’t have oxygen, in every single one of these cells, we’re not going to function the same and it’s going to make all of these organs and functions superior rate slowly over time, and that’s why we’re not getting as much of a increase in our length of time that we’re able to live like our our life expectancy rates.


Mm hmm. In that makes me Hello. Because that’s another thing from 2020 again and dealing with this national or global issues that we’re having, and that is with the ventilators, right? Then people aren’t breathing and they have to artificially get oxygen to those lungs. And it’s there. Now, that’s more of a not reaction, but a response to what’s happening globally. But are there exercises that we can do on our own? That would, you know, help us along? I mean, obviously, you need to see a doctor if you feel something major. So I’ll definitely say that. But in that growing disparity article that you mentioned, in this in particular in 2018, about this woman in Boston who had an issue, and people were trying to get her help, and she did, she fought against the health because she didn’t she couldn’t afford the ambulance. Right. And so, in 2022, we’re also we’re also seeing that instead of going to the hospital, people They’re dying at home because they don’t have insurance. And we were talking about one community but you know, because of the pandemic, there’s record numbers of people not only losing their jobs, but their jobs are usually tied to insurance so they don’t, they no longer have insurance. So the second waves not even hear, but it seems like there could be some way by working with you and learning more about myofunctional therapy to be more preventive.


Absolutely, there are plenty of exercises. breathwork is a wonderful modality in order to get you to facilitate better breathing as you grow your lung capacity, your overall health and wellness is going to be improved by changing the way that you breathe. There are various exercises The one thing that I would recommend both especially for people who are you know, financially conscious and are really in a position where you have to choose either your health or your finances, which is a terrible place to be in. If you cannot afford to get health and helping the number one way to get help, I mean guests into conscious breathing, being aware of your breath, how shallow is it? How many breaths and clicking a bit it? Are you able to breathe and fully engage your diaphragm when your breathing is at your chest? Or is it your belly that is rising and falling? You want to be aware of this, you want to try to take control of your breath and be able to really meditate on it. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit down and quiet and calm and you know, engage like a full Yogi or a monk. But you should be able to be aware of your breath. Can you hear it? audible reading, there’s always a sign of a problem. You don’t want to be able to hear wrong it should be fine. If you’re hearing move on, are you able to narrow it down just a little bit, take deeper breaths and engage that diaphragm or are you still hearing your breathing, because if you’re hearing your breathing at that point, then you definitely need to see an EMP or some other medical professional who can evaluate the size of your airway, because then that might be the next issue because anytime we’re hearing the breathing, it’s a sign that there’s air resisting, there’s soft tissues as the air is passing through those soft tissues, irritating resistance. And so that’s what you’re hearing as you’re breathing, and we don’t want that. So conscious breathing, being aware of your breath and trying to see if you can take more shall and more deep and more. You know, meaningful breath. You want to slow it down to be able to really process.


And earlier we were you know, we were talking about sugar and salt. And so one negative effect to the body is mucus. And from that diet, right, and so is that increasing? Can you really have that conscious breathing or during your conscious breathing? Are you able to determine, hey, you know, I’m having these blockages via you know, shallow breathing or mucus? Is there a tie in to that die as it relates to your breathing patterns?


Absolutely. So when I talk about hearing your breathing, I don’t mean about hearing you know the fluids in your voice. So there are some people who have like very faithfully voices. Here. It almost sounds like there’s the blockages in there that there is mucus lining those airways. If you have breathing that is causing you a lot of phlegm. Were you feeling a lot of that post nasal drip if you’re having a lot of that It’s time to change your diet. That’s when it’s time to eliminate some of those major inflammatory and you could produce foods that you want to get rid of the wheat and want to get rid of the sugars and the dairy you want to eliminate that diet or at least reduce it substantially. If you don’t want to be able to hear that fluid moving as your breath is moving, you got to be able to have a quiet right


now taking that time also, I’m a big movie buff and watching movies at the beginning at least pre 2020 in your watching the trailers, they would say silence is golden. And right now a lot of people are not sleeping well. They’re they’re burned out. They’re not meeting their goals because the TV’s on all the time because you want to be up to date with what’s happening in the news. But is that affecting your conscious breathing also because you’re Not allowing 10 minutes a day to experience the quiet.


The silence.


Yes, silence is golden, it is important to be able to take a break, because it’s not good for our mental states as well as our health and our breathing, to be constantly exposed to a lot of the information that’s out there on the news, you’ve got to remember that the news is a business in and of itself, right. So their main goal is to keep people watching. So not everything there is meant to empower you to make you feel better or make you feel you know, good about yourself and life in general. And it’s definitely not all there just in form. They’re been there for a job, they have a reason to be there and to be doing what they’re doing. So sometimes turning that off is good for your own mental health to step away from that help, significantly, being able to step away from it. And focus on your breathing as sort of meditation can actually increase the serotonin in your body and keep you in a better mental seat than if you were to just keep that on and to just focus on that all the time. There’s so much going on in the world. And I know that especially with minorities, it’s become something where we’re, we’re in a state of post traumatic stress. Because of the influx of the negative inflammation and the negative images and videos and all those videos. Those are the worst part of it, being able to rewatch you know, someone’s murder is a terrible thing. These things impact your mental health to such a degree that we do need to step away from it if we’re going to be able to overcome these things and effectively fight against them for justice and equality. We’ve got to be able to step away from it at some moments in time to just process ourselves and our mental well being so that we can come back to it and keep Despite going,


sure, and part of a, I guess the good and bad in that what you’re saying is that phenomena is primarily here in the United States. And so some of the listeners that that email me are talking, hey, we don’t have half of those issues like what you’re talking about with the bleeds, it leads. Like, that doesn’t happen overseas, as to as to the degree or the magnitude that happens here. Which leads me to my next question, that’s going to be a US centered question, because I have to give a shout out to those in the UK, because they are actually in a class action lawsuit with these tech companies. I don’t want to call them out. But you can understand it’s part of the alphabet. Well, their name is alphabet. So I guess you could put that together but over there. They bought Fitbit, right. And so since a lot of people are tracking for the to be preventive in their health and all in the UK, they’re not class action suit because The large tech technology company could use that information and sell it to, to advertisers. Right? And I’m an advertiser, so I’m not a bad person, I don’t think or at least my friends don’t think I’m bad. But outside of that, thank you. Thank you. Outside of that, that’s outside of privacy issues, I guess is what I’m getting at. From an American standpoint. I love gadgets. Right? So how important is it? Or how effective are those sleeping apps that measure your sleep? And it tells you your health how long you’ve been snoring that night? So you can actually track Oh, okay, well, I did have that pizza before I went to bed or are they as effective as their marketing to be?


So, no, the short answer is no. They’re not as effective as their monitor. Because they’re measuring only from one set of perspectives. Now, if you go in and got a go, you’ve already done this because Have a keypad with for sleep study. They measure all sorts of perspectives. So they’re measuring brainwaves, they’re measuring heart rate, they’re measuring a lot with the body as far as Ben as it, they’re definitely listening for sound as you’re sleeping and so forth. So they’ve got a variance of things that they’re looking for. And so they’re able to more accurately track exactly what’s going on. Sometimes when you’re wearing the Fitbit, or the Apple Watches or those sorts of technology, what’s happening is, is that it’s measuring your heart rate, but there’s different things that change with your heart rate. So different things can impact your heart rate. And so it might seem like you’re in a later stage of sleep, when you’re just relaxing, watching TV and you’re not actually sleeping yet. It might seem like you are, you know, awake. If you are in that light, stage, one transitory period of sleep. It’s not going to fully inaccurately Get your sleep stages. However, it is a great screening tool. So if you see that your thoughts cycling through your sleep stages appropriately, like you’re spending a longer period of time in light sleep and like a very small small window of time of deep sleep, that would be something that could indicate to you okay, this doesn’t look right. It’s happening every night and I don’t feel well rested when I wake up, it’s time for me to go seek help. That would be a great way to read for it isn’t an effective way to you know, determine it 100% Absolutely not.


And in the second part of that question is very happy that I know my name, my rank and my serial number if I get captured behind the enemy lines, and I want to know how important it is. Because I did learn that if you are using those apps, and you have that phone by your bed, have you won’t work Remember your name rank and serial number because those that radiation is eating away at your brain. So how much is that a is myth? And is it important to if you are playing with those apps are using that as screening to turn at least turn your phone to? What is it the airplane mode, so it’s not eating out your brain.


I love airplane mode, the phones and technology as it’s just another one of those things that have evolved over time so like, you know, where I spoke earlier about how everybody needs his braces now, but like that wasn’t the case, the past because they were eating more wholesome foods. A lot has changed as well with technology where now you know, five and six year olds have their own cell phones and now that everybody’s home, a lot more technology has been introduced in the lives of these children. So I’m sure we’ll see the long term effects of that as we go on. But there is a lot going on with radiation and these technologies especially If you think about before you get to the technology itself, the fact that all of these homes have Wi Fi. So there’s Wi Fi radiating throughout your phone in your home so that it can constantly contact a community with the average devices that everybody has in their household. So it could be think about it we all have our TV is you know, a lot of people have Alexa or Google in their home, or they have laptops, or cell phone or there’s a tablet, there’s all these devices. And if you think that, you know you are protected from it by just one ad with airplane mode. It’s not enough. You can always put your Wi Fi off at night if that’s something that you know you feel safe and comfortable to do. If you don’t have busy important work that you need to address in the middle of the night, then that’s something that’s a great idea to do. Airplane Modi fantastic. You might want to actually hard work are a lot of things in the house if that’s possible to. So instead of having the Wi Fi you could actually hardwire various things like the smart TVs and you know the the computers that are in the home, instead of having the Wi Fi on all the time for those major things that you’re that you’re running that way it’s limiting a little bit of that radiation. But I would absolutely If nothing else, it definitely there are three things on your cell phone at any given time. You can have your cellular data on you can have your Wi Fi on and you can have your Bluetooth, if you’re not using one of those three, turn them off and eliminate by 30% of the radiation way out of your phone. If you just turn off to bed or you lose data, just use the Wi Fi, the Wi Fi and radiate however you get the phone or caring for that Bluetooth Ready at the cellular hour as well. So I would say reduce the, but impossible nowadays, like, totally eliminate


sure you’re breaking up with just a little bit. So if the Wi Fi is on Turn, Turn that off, and that’ll trigger buffering. So I mean, thanks. Thanks for that. Because I think what we’re what I understand what you just said earlier, we were talking about diet with food, I mean, with natural foods, and limiting that sugar and salt, but also having a diet exercising that diet from technology, right, because if your body’s being bombarded all these on all these fronts, you know, it is affecting you negatively. And we’ve talked a lot about adults, but you’ve also been able to work with new moms and in talking about tongue tie or What’s the truth behind the tongue tie fad? And? And can you give us some more detail about that because that’s way out of my little house.


How many guys have


become much more acknowledged now than ever before. Now, tongue ties have always something that’s been treated for since the beginning of time. People who are unable to lift or extend their tongue appropriately, usually have a tight bit of tissue that frenum that is attaching the floor of the mouth to the floor of or the base of the tongue that sometimes is shorter restrictive. What people are becoming aware of is that it creates problems and is a long term with growth, development, breathing, and baby first, symptoms are usually breastfeeding problems. So a lot of mothers now are releasing Hong Kong where the babies now what’s becoming a major talking point is whether or not it’s a necessary procedure or necessary procedure. What I can tell you is that there are many ways of looking at that. So if you are able to and if you weren’t financially able to because it’s not always financially, you know, responsible for every person to go through this process, you can eliminate all other sources of breastfeeding difficulties by going and seeing various specialists, specialists, you can go see a feeding specialist, you can see a lactation consultant, you can make sure that nothing’s going on with the baby as far as plagiocephaly, plagiocephaly or torticollis. You can make sure that all those things have been eliminated by going to see a great well rounded group




healthcare professionals who are going to evaluate for all of the things that can create breastfeeding issues. However, with the tongue tie What you can do is you can eliminate that first, and then you can screen for the other things. After or in conjunction, you can treat everything together. Because the talk needs to have a full range of motion in order for us to breathe properly in order for us, swallow properly digested properly, because digestion starts in the mouth, it doesn’t start at the throat doesn’t start in the sub A digestion starts right in the mouth with saliva. So our swallow is impacted. It’s a problem. It’s a big thing as well. Now, it may not affect all of those things, it might affect all of those things that might affect only one of those things. The way to know that is very detailed, and it requires an extensive amount of, you know, resources to be able to see all of the specialists who retreat all of those things, able to rule out those problems. So many times chi is something that can eliminate in a quick, simple procedure, it does require a lot of care, in order to get proper healing for while the procedure might take maybe a minute or two, to release that count as to eliminate that quite restrictive credit. It is something that does require work on the back end of it. So it looks like it could be quite a complex process. But it is something that can be helpful, especially for those with limited resources to be able to get through the problem without seeing a significant amount of providers.


Now, and thanks for the clarification for that because I didn’t think when we started the podcast, we were talking about relationships. But for guys that scared to talk to girls, they didn’t know it was a health issue that they were tongue tied, and it had nothing to do


I love the dad jokes. Great.


I’m putting on my Mr. Rogers sweater as we speak right now.


But let me ask you, if you could gather, right like so for four, let’s just use I’ll use, I’ll be the guinea pig. So I’ve done everything from the sleep studies, the seat pads, the mouth guards and all this. And I’m still at my wit’s end. So I find I want to know more about myofunctional therapy, and I call out and I see the big k in the clouds. And I go see you by using Google Maps so I can get there correctly. And go take me through a consultation of when they when someone seeks your expertise.


Wonderful. So first thing I want to know is a full, you know, history as you can pick back to as far back as Compare it back to what’s been going on with your airway. Have you had any issues with breastfeeding that you know? Did you have any issues with your breathing as a child? Were you struggling as a child do a lot of mouth breathing? Did you have asthma? Was it your sports induced asthma? Because that’s important too. Was it seasonal? If you have a lot of allergies, you can ever have any surgeries? Was it a situation where you had a lot of fear and throat infection? So you had ear tubes or you had your tonsils and adenoids taken out? these things all impact everything compounds on itself, right? So when you start and you’re young and you’re a child and you’re struggling, you have issues then it’s all going to start to impact and compound as you’re getting older and older and older. Usually, I want to know where everything started from where and then where you are now, like where did you get to at this point now? And then what’s been your journey as you’re on Your way here, how many times did you have braces? Did you ever have braces? There are many people who have a lot of these struggles with these respiratory issues that have had braces 234 times that they’ve gone through with braces and things are always shifting back. And you know, they’re always having issues with asthma and allergies, go forth. And so what’s been your journey? What have you gone out and tried? The pap for as wonderful as it is, you’d be surprised that it has a very low tolerance of acceptance. So maybe people will just forego the whole thing. They’re just like, I just can’t, I can’t sleep with this thing. It’s very difficult. It makes it harder for me to sleep. That is tolerance of the PAP is actually another issue and find that we need to work with a myofunctional therapist or some other sort of respiratory professional, to be able to work on the muscle resting posture and establishing good nasal breathing. Whether it’s Through nasal hygiene or better nasal habits, how we’re going to establish, you know, proper resting posture when we’re sleeping, so that we can get fuller better breaths and tolerate to see path and be able to have it work effectively to keep open that airway that we can get that for breakfast. So a lot of times a consultation has a lot of gathering most of that information as figuring out what we can do or if I’m the right professional for you, to help you establish better breeding habits.


And in before, of course, I did the dad joke about the whole dating, but I do want to bring up the topic of relationships because in the past, and again, this is us focus. I don’t usually hear this outside the country, but in the US we have our own silos, right. So this is my specialty. This is all I focus on. And before there used to be, it seems there used to be a greater relationship of handoffs, right. Like so this is how we work together. If you have a C pap machine, in your case, oh, you might want to get some myofunctional therapy. So is that is it still in your world more silo based, where you’re not talking with other industries? And if that is the case, how can it be rectified?


We definitely do communicate very well. It’s a very multidisciplinary myofunctional therapy. So we do communicate, you work with other professionals. You know, it’s not, you know, one or the other type of thing. Where, if you do have maybe myofunctional therapy, you may not if you have reactive, you may need myofunctional therapy may not. It’s something that is working with other professionals, but not essentially Strictly bound together. There are many, it’s very multifactorial, especially because everybody has different ways that they’re using their muscles in their mouth and the oral cavity in their feet. When we have a lot of compensatory patterns or patterns that are compensating for improper movements, that’s when you find the for myofunctional therapy, the greatest things that I see easily that that other professionals might not, including the physicians or the dentists or so forth, that are referring to they might not usually see compensatory patterns that I would say. So it’s, it’s definitely not 100% you know, a silo. It’s not all, you know, singular base in and of itself.


Gotcha. And so you’re also an accomplished author, pun intended. Because the name of your book, your latest book is accomplished. And I want to know like the biggie verse like I’m only I’m not only the client, I’m the president, so is accomplished based off of your life and how you dealt with it or because your kids couldn’t sleep. And you were able to write your book in the middle of the night. So if you could tell us a little bit about accomplished


this is my fifth child, my baby accomplish, really based off of what my journey with my children, then my journey with my clients, because I see so many people and so many different variances of results. And then how we put all of that together to really get through all of these three goals. Because the big three goals that I have with every client is that one, I want them to sleep better to I want them to not feel burnout when they’re on waking up in the morning, at any point during the day honestly, feeling burnout, resting appropriately that way you can get through that whole day. Definitely I want you to be more productive, you should be executing goals like you know, nobody needs this. So how do we get to all of those grades? And it really be full detailing of my process.


Like feels to my children. Yes, but


my process with even my clients now in my program, how do we get to better goal eliminate goal executing and eliminate burnout? How do we get to


tail love it like he


has my heart, my soul in it? Pretty much all of my professional knowledge is in that book.


Mm hmm. And I know that you don’t we don’t have to be local to read your book. But to get a consultation and to work with you is that something that can be done virtually as well?


Absolutely. lately? Absolutely.


Virtually I work with clients all over the world. As you know, COVID has really brought a lot of things to be out a lot more virtual clients prior to COVID. But I think now people are more willing to think over the internet now because it’s become commonplace.


absolutely free consultation,


you can schedule and edit


how we can help you or better


give a last part that you’re talking about. I don’t know if you’re moving around or not. But it was it was truncated. So I don’t think you’d left your site but if you can leave where they can find your book. And your you have multiple sites so it will follow your blog, because I think a lot of it is raising awareness. They meet people that come across your site. They may have been looking for years or it’s not out there like it’s not part of the mainstream and as you mentioned as a complimentary therapy that could help more people if they only knew about it. So if you can talk about where they can actually pick up your book, and your sites and your blog so they can get in touch with you directly, that’d be great.


Absolutely, so the website


where you can contact me and find out more about myofunctional therapy


is B mile spot


calm. So that’s th e m YOF. t ot comm if you’re looking to more blown detailed information about myofunctional therapy about different ways that you can, you know, identify or see or scan tongue ties, you can go to airway matters dot log, so that’s a I RWAYM a cc e r s dot e l o g dot blog. Are we matters blog is a separate site where it has loads of information about all sorts of things. Whether you’re an adult, whether your child, whether it’s sleep apnea, or it’s a tongue tie, you’re going to find a wealth of information there. The last place I want to share with you, it’s just gone. Everybody on Amazon. So it was on where you can get accomplished, accomplished is in total wealth of all my information. And if you’re looking for something that’s a bit deeper, then the blogs are accomplished. The book is available on Amazon. The Kindle version is still only about $1 I believe. So pick that up. Amazon I don’t think I need to sell for anybody but accomplished. This is called How to sleep better eliminate burnout and execute goals. Just search for it directly and it will pop right up.


Awesome. Awesome. It was definitely a pleasure. And you have just been in tune to another episode of intrinsic motivation from a homeys perspective. This is Hamza and Currys I definitely learned a lot thanks for being a humoring us with all bad jokes and it was overall pleasure. Let’s stay in touch.


Thank you absolutely appreciate you having me. Thank you

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