Hello, I am Janet, a Breathing educator (Buteyko), and Posture specialist (Egoscue): better breathing and better posture lead to better health. I teach natural health control with no drugs, gadgets or manipulation. You can sign up to my newsletter here.
I help people recover from asthma, allergies, sinusitis, anxiety, sleep problems, headaches, IBS chronic fatigue (ME/CFS) and more. How? By improving their dysfunctional breathing.
Phone me 01663 743055 (Dr Janet Winter) or contact me
What I do
Breathing education (Buteyko method) gently retrains a disordered breathing pattern and helps people naturally recover from breathing-related health problems. Listed in the UK Asthma Guideline since 2008. I am a member of the Buteyko Breathing Educators Association (BBEA).
Postural alignment (Egoscue institute certified). Good posture is essential for good breathing and proper function in general.
I am fully insured (Holistic Insurance)
I was involved in healthcare/biomedical research for 30 years although previously in a very different role. Before training as a Breathing educator, I spent 20 years in drug discovery. My focus was on novel painkillers for a major pharmaceutical company based in a London Institute.
I worked as a neuroscientist and cell biologist, directing a team of bench scientists. (So I am not a medical doctor but I have a PhD in Neuroscience) I authored or co-authored more than 50 journal articles and reviews on my research. My professional profile can be seen here on LINKEDIN.
Why I became a breathing educator
If you are reading this because you have CFS/ME, I know what you are going through. I know what it is like to hold onto a job by my fingernails. I worried about how we would feed the family if I lost my job. I would come home and eat and sleep and spend my weekend recovering. My social life was non-existent.
I was lucky to quickly get to a consultant who diagnosed me with candidiasis. Anti-fungals and a yeast and sugar-free diet helped a lot, but not enough.
I felt “written off” and had nothing to offer. I was a mum, partner and employee with massively reduced physical and mental output compared with previously.
After trying many different avenues, cranial osteopathy, chiropractic, mercury amalgam filling removal and more – I became a “fat-folder patient”.
Eventually, Buteyko breathing education, and later postural alignment had a large positive impact on my health. I am now passionate about spreading the word about natural health control to others.