Shallow Breathing…is the cause of many health problems…including gout.

If the shallow breathing of every person in the US were addressed and corrected, health care costs would drop dramatically. Gout has an important connection to limited, poor breathing. Shallow breathing is a direct cause of low blood oxygen saturation – when blood oxygen drops, it becomes acidic…and that can be with uric acid.

The evidence of the shallow breathing in relationship to gout symptoms is dramatized by the condition of sleep apnea. Many people who suffer with gout also have sleep apnea – which is when one stops breathing for 20 – 30 seconds at a time, several times a night, while they are sleeping. It is a potentially fatal health risk. And it also makes a lot of sense why so many people get gout attacks at night or wake up with them.


Someone that I’ve been following for a while now and studied some of his teachings, is Mike White. Often referred to as “the Breathing Coach”, Mike White travels the world and also maintains the website, I was alerted to an interview that he did with Lake Norman News. ( It’s kind of a long article, so I carved out a couple slices to add here:

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Breathing coach Michael White helps clients increase lung power.

The list goes on and on. They all credit White with helping them successfully overcome their individual issues, from such health concerns as COPD (chronic blockages in the lungs), emphysema and asthma to emotional issues such as depression, phobias and anger.

A large percentage of his clients use the performance enhancement techniques he’s developed to improve everything from singing to concentration to peaking their energy levels. .

“There’s an ancient adage that breath is life,” said White. “Sounds kind of ‘woo-woo,’ right? But it’s true. There’s nothing that breath doesn’t somehow get involved in.”

Most people are shallow breathers, said White, and it affects their health in some manner. “A lot of people have bad breathing. And that is really the issue.”

White didn’t begin studying breathing to help others. It was born out of his own personal desire to sing again.

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Shallow Breathing? YOU?!

I got this from another health guru I’ll talk about another day, but this is the way I look at it:

  • Without Air, (oxygen) we die in 5 minutes
  •  Without Water, we die in 5 days
  • Without Food, we die in 5 weeks

So the order of importance for building and promoting good health – gout-free health – is Air, Water, Food. When we start to work our health activities with this in mind, things change…quickly. Poor, shallow breathing is the first thing to address…just ask Mike.

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Hey Bert,

What you do is invaluable to help Gout sufferers.

I haven’t had an attack for over a year by taking note of all of your tips and help. Knowing, what to do and making lifestyle changes are key. I still like to socialize but counteract with cleaner food, breathing and good quality PH water. Add on the baking soda and organic cider vinegar then have most bases covered.

Thanks so much for all you do,


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  Bottom-line:  Correcting shallow breathing is part of good gout treatment.

Bert Middleton

“I know your pain. Let me help you kill your gout for good!  And teach you to advocate for yourself and take ownership of your gout recovery, by showing you how to live the gout-free lifestyle.” Two decades ago, Bert Middleton found himself diagnosed with gout. Like 8.3 million other people in the United States (approximately 4% of the population), he struggled helplessly with the physical, emotional, social, and financial impact that gout left unchecked can have on your life. Prescription drugs were of limited help… And the terrible pain of regular gout attacks left him unable to enjoy even the simplest daily pleasures. His marriage was suffering. His finances were spiraling due to the impact gout had on his ability to work. And maintaining a social life was often nearly impossible. Tophi surgeries left him in terrible pain.  And he found himself depressed … and angry … that gout was stealing years of his life.

Until one day, after hundreds of hours of research and self-experimentation, Bert finally had a breakthrough and created a blueprint for a way of living that would prove to be “the answer” to living gout-free for nearly a decade now. Today, Bert and his “Gout Wife” Sharon devote their evenings and weekends to educating other gout sufferers on how to live the gout-free lifestyle. Showing others his 911 Emergency Response Gout Recovery Plan for getting PAINFUL gout attacks under control in as little as 4 hours. And then, how to make daily choices that keep gout under control for GOOD! So you can finally start LIVING again!