To Mask Or Not To Mask

Uncategorized Mar 04, 2021

To mask or not to mask...

this is a controversial topic for many people.

This post is not about telling you whether I think you should or shouldn’t wear a mask.

People argue it on both sides.

But perhaps even more important is how you’re breathing whether it’s behind a mask or not.

In general, the nose is for breathing and the mouth is for eating.

Nasal breathing acts as a humidifier and a filter for the air coming in...

and it’s in the nasal passages that Nitric Oxide is created.

Nitric Oxide is a compound that anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial in nature...

thus very important for your immune system.

It isn’t created in the throat, so it won’t be released if you’re a mouth breather.

Also, if you regularly exhale through the mouth, you expel about 42% more water vapor...

thus increasing the chances of spreading out into the environment whatever is inside you.

Additionally nasal breathing with light, slow and deep breaths helps to balance out your nervous system...

which leads to better sleep, improved digestion, and greater clarity and peace of mind just to name a few.

If you’re not used to breathing in and out through your nose, this may take some practice...

but it’s worth it on many levels.

So you may be wondering if I wear a mask.

The answer is yes.

Not because I think it’s going to prevent me from getting it or giving it...

and not because I’m a “sheeple”, as many would label it, blindly following what authorities tell us we must do...

but because I’m taking my fellow human into consideration.

There are many who have lost loved ones, who have multiple co-morbidities or happen to fall into demographic categories that render them more susceptible to Covid-19...

and I choose to do it out of respect for them...especially if it brings them some peace of mind.

Yes I am an individual but I am also a part of the whole.

In my opinion we are living in the age of entitlement...

and many are thinking only about themselves and their rights.

Be we are not islands unto ourselves.

In the macro and in the micro, we are inextricably interconnected.

And as it affects one, it affects all.

We have too many humans living at the “extremes” with their opinions...

and wanting to point the finger at the “other” and tell them why they’re wrong or bad...

unwilling to listen or begin to attempt to understand them.

In my opinion, this is a huge part of why we’re experiencing all the chaos at hand as a species and as a planet.

It’s time to start seeing the other as our brother, sister, mother, father.

My two cents.

Thanks for listening...

Big love,


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