- Published: May 3, 2017
What is the most significant occupation on this planet? Dr. Buteyko's answer was: being a mother. He believed that a role of a mother was more important than any role of a movie star, a politician, or a CEO. The way to improve the health of future generations, he stated, was through acknowledging significance of this vocation and honoring mothers' contribution to a society.
A few people know that Dr. Buteyko graduated as a gynecologist and obstetrician. While he spent the first part of his professional life developing his breathing method, later in life, he found the way to come back to his original interest. He worked with many couples that were planning to have a baby helping them (especially women) apply his principals of optimal health. As a result, women trained by him gave birth to children who were more physically and mentally developed compared to what was considered "normal". Dr. Buteyko believed that prevention was far more important than cure and as a physiologist, he worked on determining conditions, which result in a birth of a disease-free child - a child, who is not only born healthy but also fully protected from diseases for life.