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Is Your Breathing Affecting Your Health? - with Tim Altman

Show notes

In Episode 34 Gabby speaks with breathing expert Tim Altman.

Tim has been an athlete & state, national & international level Kayaking coach for over 35 years, respiratory therapist for the last 10 years, & author of "Breathing Dynamics". Tim suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome whilst preparing for the Olympics in the 1990’s, & this life-changing experience eventually propelled him into studying natural medicine. Tim supports people with chronic illness, athletes, & many others to achieve peak performance in all that they do by offering 1:1 sessions, group workshops & his Breathing Dynamics online courses. Tim is a co-host of the Take a Breath Health & Lifestyle Show.

Gabby & Tim discuss:

  • The importance of learning how to breathe optimally day-to-day

  • How breathing impacts our nervous system & stress response

  • Benefits of practicing breathing techniques & doing breathwork training regularly 

  • How dysfunctional breathing plays a major role in most common health conditions, & how to treat dysfunctional breathing

  • Implications of breathing dysfunction on our development from a young age

  • Using biofeedback as a way to monitor & improve breathing


Check out Tim's website for more information:

Follow Tim on Facebook @timaltmanprimalhealth, Instagram @timaltmanprimalhealth, & LinkedIn

Links to Tim's Breathing Courses on:


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About the show

Tune in for your fortnightly dose of conscious conversations about health from both a macro and a micro perspective, with naturopath Gabby Pavlovic. 


Gabby is all about empowering you to educate yourself about how you can live your healthiest, most aligned life by reconnecting with nature and with yourself. Every couple of weeks Gabby will share conversations with you to get you thinking about how you can improve and support your health. You will also learn how your health is connected to the wider environment around you, and how the state of that environment also affects your health.

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