The Science of Breathwork

The Health & Human Performance Foundation

HHPF conducts research and communicates findings on the effectiveness of breath-related solutions for optimising human potential.

A Perspective On Breathwork For Mental Health

Video with Coach Emily Hightower

Breath by James Nestor

An entertaining and highly informative read about how breath can make or breath our health.

Shut your Mouth and Change your Life

Decongest your nose, increase your body temperature and activate your bodies relaxation response in three to four minutes by simply altering your breath.

Stress & Anxiety

State: Breathing

The State app creates custom breath training based on your individual CO2 tolerance and continues to evolve dynamically with use.

Breathing for Sympathetic Down Regulation

An educational video about using the breath to down-regulate the sympathetic nervous system (fight & flight) while up-regulating the parasympathetic nervous system (rest & digest).

Weighted Blankets

Supports grounding and stress reduction by activating the parasympathetic nervous system.  Ideal blanket weight should be around 10% of your bodyweight.

Lemon Balm

Helps support restful sleep & focus your mind

Whole-Person Health


by Giulia Enders

Our gut is as important as our brain or heart, yet we know very little about how it works and many of us are too embarrassed to ask questions. In Gut, Giulia Enders breaks this taboo, revealing the latest science on how much our digestive system has to offer.

Wired to Eat

by Robb Wolf

In Wired to Eat, Robb Wolf will show you how to change your eating habits for good, tailor your diet to fit your personal needs and shed weight fast.

One month to reset your metabolism for lasting fat loss. One week to discover the carbs that are right for you

Fat Chance

by Dr. Robert Lustig

With busy lives and little time left for cooking we find ourselves relying on a diet of processed food. But this is what’s responsible for our chronically expanding waistlines, soaring levels of diabetes and a catalogue of diseases.

Dr Robert Lustig reveals the truth about our sugar-laden food.

The Inflamed Mind

by Edward Bullmore

Worldwide, depression will be the single biggest cause of disability in the next 20 years. But treatment for it has not changed much in the last three decades. In the world of psychiatry, time has apparently stood still… until now.

The Oxygen Advantage

by Patrick McKeown

Patrick McKeown combines his successful breathing exercises with techniques designed to simulate high-altitude training in a highly successful programme that will significantly improve anyone’s health but will also empower athletes to improve their sports performance.

They Are What You Feed Them

by Dr. Alex Richardson

Empowering and extremely practical, this book sorts out food fact from food myth and shows parents how to bring the best choices into their children’s everyday diets.

Brain Changer

by Professor Felice Jacka

A combination of Professor Felice Jacka’s love of food and her own experience of depression and anxiety as a young woman led her to question whether what we put in our mouths everyday affects more than our waistline.

Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Food Is Wrong

by Tim Spector

Feel Better, Live More with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee Episode 131

Nutrition, Movement & Stress in Covid-19

by Sam MacIntosh, Laura Rutterford

Endure Stronger Podcast Episode 8

Rethinking Stress with Ori Hofmekler

by Gabrielle Reece, Neil Strauss

The Truth Barrel, 3 Oct 2017

What You Eat & Why You’ve Been Programmed to Eat It

by Brian Fishbach

Dr Robert Lustig, The Truth Barrel, 20 June 2017

The Sleep Episode: Everything you want to know about sleep

by Will Ahmed

The Whoop Podcast #14

Alcohol: How Alcohol Impacts Your Body

by Will Ahmed

The Whoop Podcast #43

On Running and Mental Health

by Sam MacIntosh, Laura Rutterford

The Endure Stronger Podcast #5

The Levels Blog

by Levels

Metabolic Health (Blood sugar stability)

Women’s Health & Fitness


by Stacy Sims

How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life

Clue App

Easy & comprehensive app for period tracking

Breaking Down the Science of menopause

by Dr. Stacy Sims

Live Feisty Podcast Episode 1

Optimising female athletic performance

by Anne Linton

The Wild Health Podcast Episode 46

Female-specific training & performance optimisation

by Dr. Stacy Sims, Dr. Julie Foucher

The Wild Health Podcast Episode 178

Nutrition & Mental Health

Food For The Brain

At Food for the Brain we wish to raise awareness of the importance of optimum nutrition in mental health. We are a not for profit charity working to inform organisations and empower individuals to change their diet and lifestyle and take greater control of their own mental health.

Diet & Depression with Professor Felice Jacka

We all know that a poor diet negatively impacts our physical health. In fact, it is now the leading cause of early death in men and number two in women. But it’s not only our physical health that is affected – the effects on our mental health can also be devastating.

The Mediterranean Diet for Mental Health

Did you know that A healthy diet is associated with an approximately 30% reduction in the risk for depression and a 40% improvement in your thinking? There’s been a growing body of research showing an association between diet, inflammation and depression.

Why Fish Oil is Good for Your Brain

The benefits of fish oil are numerous. Fish oil contains omega fatty acids and in this video covers omega 3 fatty acid benefits and how it can help depression and other mental disorders.

The relationship between inflammation and depression

University of Cambridge Professor Edward Bullmore reveals the breakthrough new science on the link between depression and inflammation of the body and brain.

They Are What You Feed Them

Empowering and extremely practical, this book sorts out food fact from food myth and shows parents how to bring the best choices into their children’s everyday diets.

Brain Changer

Brain Changer explains how and why we should consider our food as the basis of our mental and brain health throughout our lives.

The Leslie Korn Institute

Dr. Leslie Korn is a Harvard Medical School-trained traumatologist specialising in mental health nutrition and integrative approaches to treating the mind and body.

The Brain Bio Centre

The Brain Bio Centre specialises in supporting you with a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, learning and behavioural issues (in both children and adults), psychotic disorders, cognitive decline and various neurological conditions.


Nasal Breathing Development Webinar Recording

Our nose has evolved as the primary structure for dealing with air. It is vital for immune function, oxygen use, and even facial development!

Stress Solutions for Students

A Digital Toolkit.

How to Do Ocean Breath in Yoga

In this breathing technique, you constrict the back of the throat to support lengthening each breath cycle.

Getting Started With Breathwork

By human performance expert Brian Mackenzie

Breathing for Sympathetic Down Regulation

An educational video about using the breath to down-regulate the sympathetic nervous system (fight & flight) while up-regulating the parasympathetic nervous system (rest & digest).

Nasal Congestion and Nasal Breathing

Nasal Breathing Development for breathwork.

The CO2 Tolerance Test

There is a very close correlation between CO2 tolerance and state anxiety; the better control you have over your breathing, the less generalized anxiety you feel.

My Relationship Between Anxiety and Breathwork

A testimonial.

Coronavirus (Covid19) Recovery Breathing Exercises

Practical 40 minute free breathing session with Patrick McKeown to improve respiratory health.

State: Breathing

State creates custom exercises based on your stress response and continues to evolve dynamically with use.

How Breathing Can Transform Your Life

The Feel Better Live More Podcast, Episode 113

Family Life & Personal Psychology

My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper

by Gabrielle Reece

With hilarious stories, wise insights, this is the brutally honest, wickedly funny, and deeply helpful portrait of the humor, grace, and humility it takes to survive the happily ever after.

The Whole-Brain Child

by Dr Tina Payne Bryson, Dr. Daniel Siegel

In this pioneering, practical book for parents, neuroscientist Daniel J. Siegel and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson explain the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures.

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk

by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

Parenting experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish provide effective step by step techniques to help you improve and enrich your relationships with your children.

Hold Me Tight

by Sue Johnson

Dr. Sue Johnson presents Emotionally Focused Therapy to the general public for the first time

Why Love Matters

by Sue Gerhardt

This book explains why loving relationships are essential to brain development in the early years, and how these early interactions can have lasting consequences for future emotional and physical health.

The Highly Sensitive Person

by Elaine N. Aron

The book offers solutions for a happy and fulfilling life. Particularly in the way an HSP perceives his or herself: the book helps to ‘reframe’ past events, such as a difficult childhood, or how they see themselves – ie. shy.

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma

by Peter A. Levine, Ann Frederick

The reader is taken on a guided tour of the subtle, yet powerful impulses that govern our responses to overwhelming life events.

The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)

by Philippa Perry

In this absorbing, clever and funny book, renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry tells us what really matters and what behaviour it is important to avoid – the vital dos and don’ts of parenting.

Raising Children Without a Power Struggle and Building Healthy Relationships

Covering how to shift your relationship with your children without a power struggle and how trying to help them may actually be hurting them, and how to shift that.

Autism & Asperger’s

A Place for Everything

by Anna Wilson

This is a story of a life lived with undiagnosed autism, about the person behind the disorder, those big unspoken family truths, and what it means to care for our parents in their final years.

Asperger Syndrome and Adults… Is Anyone Listening?

by Karen E. Rodman

Focusing on what is referred to as the Cassandra phenomenon, where the neurotypical partner often needs more emotional guidance than the AS partner, this volume gathers together letters, thoughts and poems to give voice to the loneliness, frustration and love felt by many individuals who are close to one or more people with AS.

Cassandra Complex: Living With Disbelief

by Laurie Layton Schapira

This is the archetypal tragedy of the prophetess, Intuitive,medial women, especially sensitive to coming change, have always been unwelcome oracles of upheaval. Over the centuries they were ostracised, reviled and burned. Eventually, they no longer believed themselves.

Neurotypical Children of Parents with Aspergers

Some NT offspring of AS parents have grown up feeling unloved, that their parents were not able to tune in to their needs and their feelings.