World-renowned author and breathing practitioner Patrick McKeown was educated at Trinity College in Dublin, before completing his clinical training in the Buteyko Breathing Method at the Buteyko Clinic, Moscow, Russia. This training was accredited by Professor Konstantin Buteyko.
From a young age, Patrick suffered from asthma and relied on an array of medicines and inhalers until he discovered the Buteyko Method at the age of 26, experiencing immediate relief from his symptoms. By applying the principals of the Buteyko Method, Patrick remains asthma-free since then, a feat that over 20 years of medication had failed to accomplish.
In a career spanning 15 years, Patrick has since also become a bestselling author and expert on the topic of optimal breathing for improved health, well-being, and fitness.
Among the eight books Patrick has written, two have consistently remained in the top ten best sellers on Amazon.com: ‘ Close Your Mouth’ and ‘ Asthma Free Naturally’.
His latest book ‘ The Oxygen Advantage®’ is based on 4 years of scientific research and tailors breathing exercises for anyone seeking to improve their fitness and sports performance. Already in its 3rd print run in the UK since September 2015, ‘ The Oxygen Advantage®’ is set to revolutionize how we train, by addressing dysfunctional breathing patterns and simulating high altitude training through specific breath-holding exercises as devised by Patrick.
Lyrics to the song that was inspired by the interview:
Well his bad breath is deadly
And his teeth are decayed
F#m D E
His dentist is a worried man
All because he never used
His nose like he should
D E A
Things are going downhill from here
Cos he's a mouth breather
He doesn't sleep cos he's a mouth breather
My mama didn't raise no mouth breather
You look so poorly, cos you're mouth breather
E D A
Who know so many side effects?
Now his chin is receding
And his face is too thin
So much he's got an overbite
At school he's no attention
Cos he don't sleep so good
Now they got him on Ritalin
After years of poor sleeping
Made worse by the drugs
He's failed academically
Now he's a labourer
Thinks he's a failure
He draws in a long breath
Then let's out a deep sigh
"It's not cos I didn't try"
If only then I had known why
Nobody saw I was a "Mouth Breather"
They could have warned me "Mouth Breather"
They should have called me a "Mouth Breather"
I would have changed
Now I've poor immunity "Mouth Breather"
Zero opportunity "Mouth Breather"
I lost my dreams "Mouth Breather"
It's too late for me
But think of the children "Mouth Breather"
Save one of them "Mouth Breather"
Shout out to everyone "Mouth Breather"
The cycle must stop