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I am now experimenting with the Frolov device. I have no opinion thus far, however, nose-breathing makes a lot of sense to me. Some people on here seem to be criticizing some Buteyko practitioners because they hold dietary theories at variance with those of Matt. I can only say that we shouldn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. The fact that they eat differently does not mean that their theories about breathing are wrong. I have read several books by Artour Rakhimov http://www.normalbreathing.com/, and he clearly states that the breathing exercises raise metabolism. Who cares if it might suppress appetite?! I mean, the proposed reason for “Eating the Food” is not to eat food but to raise metabolism. If you can do so through breathing, then what’s the problem. Mind you, I am not sure if it’s possible to raise metabolism through breathing, but I do get very warm subsequent to my Frolov sessions. We’ll see.