What are the most important things to do in order to stay in great health? Dr. Christiane Northrup's answer may surprise you! According to Dr. Northrup, the three things that increase nitric oxide, which is the molecule of wellness, are meditation, exercise and sex. Dr. Northrup says that sex can be metaphorical, meaning that if you're having a sensual experience with something; a glass of wine, a bar of chocolate, etc., it gives you a feeling of pleasure, which is key to great health. By becoming more aware of sensations, colors and being present in the moment, you'll improve your health and longevity.
Mouth breathing is a stress response, which will signal to your body that there is an emergency. Stress hormones will result. A slow deep breath in and out through your nose will engage your “rest and restore” parasympathetic nervous system almost instantly.