How breathing and metabolism are interconnected | Ruben Meerman | TEDxBundaberg

2019 ж. 3 Жел.
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NOTE FROM TED: This talk only represents a stoichometric approach to understanding metabolism and weight loss. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here:
Ruben shares his knowledge on how to breathe yourself thin by explaining where fat goes when you lose weight. Ruben is better known to Aussie kids as the Surfing Scientist. He performed experiments on ABC television programs for more than a decade and was the first ever resident scientist on Play School. Ruben's research was published in the British Medical Journal and he is the Author of Big Fat Myths. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

  • Bruno Bettelheim was also an educator who said that any concept can be taught to anyone at any age. You just use age appropriate language and the right visuals to get the idea across. So glad that minds are thinking outside the old education box that has limited so many for so long. From a teacher

    Linda NeeseLinda Neese2 жыл бұрын
    • And this is new? Because I’ve always known that it’s so strange to hear it’s new

      LightOn FireLightOn Fire5 ай бұрын
    • @Patrick of South Town you can’t teach small kids about non binary bs

      Romanian HustlerRomanian Hustler8 ай бұрын
    • Freud was thinking subjectively . He should be considered as his own case study . And we should upgrade to the teachings of a great psychologist , Seth , of Seth Speaks . He wrote (with the help of Jane Roberts and Robert Butts ) The Nature Of Personal Reality . This should be required reading for all children in school .

      Lilac CillaLilac Cilla Жыл бұрын

      Survival Garden 2022Survival Garden 2022 Жыл бұрын
    • Exactly! The problem seems to be that the knowledge is hoarded away from K-12 and only unveiled to people in college/university through paying exorbitant prices... Yet, that has now shifted thanks to Ted Ed, KZworld and the internet as a whole, the information is not only “free” but presented in a condensed and easy to access manor.

      Patrick of South TownPatrick of South Town Жыл бұрын
  • When someone takes a complex subject and makes it very simple your are listening to a genius.

    Martin EngelbrechtMartin Engelbrecht2 жыл бұрын
    • That was not simple

      Srobona LalaSrobona Lala9 күн бұрын
    • If you cannot explain it simply you do not know it well enough

      DeezKnutzDeezKnutzАй бұрын
    • this guy is all over the place. i like people who can say what they need to say in under 60 seconds. keep it simple.

      Primordial IlluminationPrimordial IlluminationАй бұрын
    • @Trevor Kroemer Eating less puts your body in "famine mode" metabolism. I like the concept, but the numbers and system is wrong. Food is made up of molecules, which are made up of atoms. His premise that you need "anti-matter" to create an energy releasing chemical reaction to fuel our body is just wrong. simple sugars, complex carbohydrates, glucose are all created in our gut and that is the fuel needed for the body. Chemical reactions create energy in the form of heat, creating new compounds, mechanical movement and neurons firing. You inhale 78% Nitrogen, 28%Oxygen, .99% Argon and .004% CO2. This the makeup of the atmosphere. In fact, scuba tanks are filled with regular air. If you come up to fast, the Nitrogen expands too quickly, and you get the bends. The Nitrogen in your blood compresses more under pressure and expands more as pressure decreases. The Carbon in the CO2 removes the spent O, waste O, and other gases as well. Deep breathing does increase metabolism while relaxing you.

      John LynchJohn LynchАй бұрын
    • I like the concept, but the numbers and system is wrong. Food is made up of molecules, which are made up of atoms. His premise that you need "anti-matter" to create an energy releasing chemical reaction to fuel our body is just wrong. simple sugars, complex carbohydrates, glucose are all created in our gut and that is the fuel needed for the body. Chemical reactions create energy in the form of heat, creating new compounds, mechanical movement and neurons firing. You inhale 78% Nitrogen, 28%Oxygen, .99% Argon and .004% CO2. This the makeup of the atmosphere. In fact, scuba tanks are filled with regular air. If you come up to fast, the Nitrogen expands too quickly, and you get the bends. The Nitrogen in your blood compresses more under pressure and expands more as pressure decreases. The Carbon in the CO2 removes the spent O, waste O, and other gases as well. Deep breathing does increase metabolism and it also relaxes you.

      John LynchJohn LynchАй бұрын
  • We learned all this in grade school but never learned to connect the dots... That is the primary failure in education. This was a great talk. Thank you.

    JC GarciaJC Garcia2 ай бұрын
  • This is incredible research and presentation. Everyone should know this.

    Nathan JamesNathan James2 жыл бұрын
    • Yes because if everyone knew this we would be so much more healthy what would that do to Big Pharma

      FranklyMe NoneYaFranklyMe NoneYa2 ай бұрын
    • Sooooooo, teach kids to eat 3 small ice creams (with inflammatory dairy and sugar and weird thickeners/gums that mess with the gut's lining) each day instead of organic produce and clean proteins with the same calorie count as the ice cream because nutrition is about calories not actual nutritive value??? Brilliant🙄

      KK Жыл бұрын
    • @J.R.J.R. I didnt know it, so I'm grateful for the information.

      Nathan JamesNathan James2 жыл бұрын
    • Everyone SHOULD know this, this is middle school chemistry and biology

      J.R.J.R.J.R.J.R.2 жыл бұрын
  • Move more, eat less, keep breathing, lose weight. We all knew that. Understanding why is a great way to improve anything. Very well done!

    farrier ssfarrier ss2 жыл бұрын
    • @zlClutchy how's your weight doing a year on? We're you able to keep committed to your intermittent fasting and diet?

      Will RowellWill Rowell17 күн бұрын
    • @JMANSWAT maybe it’s mind over matter for you. Is your body craving more to eat, or your mind. Most of us eat to satisfy our ego. Depression most times leads to over eating and leads towards obesity. Hence the term “comfort food.”

      Blaze SoloBlaze Solo18 күн бұрын
    • It is eat less calories, not less food. Whole food plant based lifestyle can have lots and lots of quantity of foods without surpassing your caloric intake

      Xplinter91Xplinter91Ай бұрын
    • Don't forget sunshine induced vitamin D and clean air

      metamaetametamaetaАй бұрын
    • Eating less but still eating processed foods, sugar, fruits, excess carbs will leave you nothing but unhealthy. Never mind that it can lead to binge eating. Carbs are addicting.

      NancyNancy2 ай бұрын
  • India has a yogic breathing technique called Pranayama. You can look at it as an intensive breathing technique. Pranayama fits perfectly with the logic presented here. This man is a genius for being able to explain this concept in such simple terms.

    Sanjay NairSanjay Nair2 ай бұрын
    • @Olivia Yes. Learn about Kapalbhati Pranayama.

      Sanjay NairSanjay Nair7 күн бұрын
    • That’s why those Yogis are just bones😂

      Hans LudwigHans Ludwig12 күн бұрын
    • breath of fire!

      just mejust me22 күн бұрын
    • Can i lose weight in that way? Right now im gaining weight no matter what im eating. Only way to lose weight is starving (literally going hingry and go to sleep really hunngry just looking forward eating the nect day)

      OliviaOlivia22 күн бұрын
    • Indians knew it centuries before science was able to explain it. In India when we learn Yoga, we are told that deep breathing helps you. Lose weight. Science now is only connecting the dots. India knew through astrology that sun is centre of solar system. West arrived there much later. So on for so many things

      Sharmila KannanSharmila KannanАй бұрын
  • Phenomenal presentation. All high school children should watch it a few times. And then all adults should rewatch it a few times.

    Barbara HallBarbara Hall2 жыл бұрын
    • My mom told me to watch this but im only 8

      Riva A.Riva A.Ай бұрын
    • Agreed

      Denise McDougalDenise McDougal2 ай бұрын
    • the younger the better as they'll integrate it into a healthy life style with mindfulness a must

      susy dysonsusy dyson Жыл бұрын
    • Rewatching/rereading is one of the worst study methods, use good note taking, active recall and spaced repetition they're proved to work best, for active recall I recommend flashcards with spaced repetition systems, I personally use RemNote :)

      AuraAura Жыл бұрын
    • I watch it twice. :)

      L.U.L.U.2 жыл бұрын
  • You nailed the issues in health literacy, Ruben. And in the most interesting way. I especially liked finding how long it takes to "breathe out" various edibles, like a Mars bar, or a burger ... I didn't know that, and it quantifies the food units in a more understandable way than "calories". Atoms in , atoms out.

    ian stuartian stuart3 жыл бұрын
  • This man is summing off my metabolism term of Med school in 20 minutes

    Parimal PatelParimal Patel2 жыл бұрын
  • The excellent visuals he utilized for this presentation made the subject matter way more understandable.

    John CarlsonJohn Carlson2 жыл бұрын
  • Yoga practice has known this for thousands of years. So good to see scientific community confirming this in modern language

    Rebecca HagmanRebecca Hagman3 ай бұрын
    • See what, it's still base on how good your metabolism. It's not just the breathing rather you breath out the waste product but yoga can sometimes be a cardiovascular workout so it helps

      Boy KulotBoy Kulot2 ай бұрын
    • indeed

      LunaticOnTheGrassLunaticOnTheGrass2 ай бұрын
    • Yes

      overthemoonfloristoverthemoonflorist3 ай бұрын
  • He did such an amazing job at explaining something that often times can be seen as complex. This was very interesting. The photo of him surfing was really awesome that I didn’t even notice his belly until he said something and that’s what inspired this whole thing! Amazing. Did anyone else breathe deeply throughout this whole Ted talk?

    • Yees

      Philip TurnerPhilip TurnerАй бұрын
    • I did .so grateful for such a phenomenal and amazing explanation

      Latife ChananiLatife Chanani2 ай бұрын
    • @Bettina F 🤣🤣

      Yelly UkulellyYelly Ukulelly2 ай бұрын
    • I didn't think about my breathing until you mentioned it. Thanks. Now all I'm thinking about is my breathing. 🤣

      Yelly UkulellyYelly Ukulelly2 ай бұрын
    • The habit of breathing (well) can in general lift your metabolism to the next level. Might improve health (in subtle ways), mental and physical performance, sleep, .... So indirectly it could help with weight loss.

      Xyz SameXyz Same Жыл бұрын
  • Thank you. This explains the simple fitness rule I recently heard: “Breathe hard for at least 30 minutes a day.”

    SweetSue420SweetSue420 Жыл бұрын
    • ​@superj457 read to filth.

      Eternally EntangledEternally EntangledАй бұрын
    • @superj457 😂😂 maniac breathing

      Shraddha..Shraddha..2 ай бұрын
    • @you2tooyou2too You missed the operative words in the post...'the simple fitness rule..' .

      Red DevilRed Devil5 ай бұрын
    • @you2tooyou2too umm what? 😂 not what they meant at all

      Wally Wally wallyWally Wally wally5 ай бұрын
    • @superj457 😂😂😂

      Nayely DuranNayely Duran11 ай бұрын
  • I've recently lost over 20 pounds and this really helps to explain it. Late at night, instead of snacking, I practice my golf swing, which makes me breathe heavier. Now it makes sense that standing still in my back garden and swinging clubs for a while is so healthy. I always walk a golf course, which yields about 7,000 steps over 9 holes, in addition to swinging clubs. All this breathing adds up.

    Steve BellSteve Bell Жыл бұрын
    • Correct

      LightOn FireLightOn Fire5 ай бұрын
  • This video is a Godsend! My husband is laying in a hospital on an ECMO machine that is supposed to help him expel CO2 after having had Covid but not doing such a great job of it. It’s great at oxygenating but not so great at removing CO2. The high CO2 makes him unconscious but I’m going to ask the dr if we can get him to sit and maybe move his legs and get him moving…idk if it will work but I’m going to try it. We got to “MOVE IT MOVE IT” to stay alive! Blessings to all of you out there!

    Marie EspinozaMarie Espinoza2 ай бұрын
    • Exercising increase CO2 production, not help in exhaling it. This will only increase CO2 furthur

      Spell CheckSpell Check26 күн бұрын
    • @Suzannah James Thank you!

      Marie EspinozaMarie Espinoza29 күн бұрын
    • @Tracey Holekamp He got off the ECMO but unfortunately, ended up back on the ventilator. Dr and RT’s (respiratory techs) are in the process of trying to wean him off the vent. It is an arduous task.

      Marie EspinozaMarie Espinoza29 күн бұрын
    • @mo hawkinson Thank you!

      Marie EspinozaMarie Espinoza29 күн бұрын
    • @A Hall He got it Jan 2021. Sadly, there was no vaccine at the time. He got the vaccine later but the damage had already been done. I remain optimistic that he will heal completely but it’s going to take a very long time.

      Marie EspinozaMarie Espinoza29 күн бұрын
  • As a chemist I love to see stoichiometry discussed in such an amusing and relevant way. BTW this is covered in the first semester of general chemistry.

    AlchemistAlchemist2 жыл бұрын
  • Thank you for this - a big piece of the weight loss puzzle! And yes, we need to be putting knowledge and educators in schools to actually TEACH things people can apply to life, wellness, decision-making, and longevity!

    Drones & NatureDrones & Nature2 жыл бұрын
  • Ruben is a great communicator. Really enjoyed this talk. Thank you

    Colin_9855Colin_98552 жыл бұрын
  • The best Ted Talk I have watched in quite a while. Congrats to Ruben and all those who put it together.

    Steve LangSteve Lang3 жыл бұрын
  • As a professor in psychology, I whole heartedly agree that our educational system isn't working. Any age group for the most part can get basic concepts, you have to adapt how you teach them. I viewed this fellows Ted talk years ago and enjoyed it. Now I'm thrilledfor his follow up.

    Ann Marie KnappAnn Marie Knapp2 ай бұрын
  • Loved this. And this also explains why 'pranayam' (controlled breathing exercises in Yoga) help us to lose weight and also control sugar levels .

    Skand ShuklaSkand Shukla29 күн бұрын
  • Wow I heard about this many years ago. A new study had found that the secret to weight loss was actually breathing. At that time I wondered that the fact that we exercise more makes breathe more and more deeply was what actually made the quicker weight loss happen but I never heard anything about it again so I thoguht it was just one of those new fad theories. This explains it perfectly, it's great. It's much easier to control what you put in your body once you understand the mechanisms of biochemistry. Really good

    kinkinekikinkineki2 жыл бұрын
  • This was a fantastic talk and I love where Ruben is taking this with re-educating our youth with real knowledge and education for the New Earth that is being built out as we speak! This knowledge truly works hand in hand with the powerful benefits of breath work and intermittent fasting, wow! Thank you again Ruben, from Perth WA 🕊❤️🧡💛💚💗💙💜🌈

    Vibeke McColl - Mannix 144Vibeke McColl - Mannix 1442 жыл бұрын
    • This earth will perish along with it wickedness . New earth is spiritual I couldn’t grasp if that’s what you were implying

      LightOn FireLightOn Fire5 ай бұрын
    • 🤦🏽‍♀️

      LightOn FireLightOn Fire5 ай бұрын
  • I take back my last comment. Took me 24-hours to process the sheer-genius of this man's talk - even woke up last night having dreams of Hydrogen and Carbon bonds. He also reminded me of a major "flaw/paradox" (problem) in our model(s) of how "bonds trap thermal energy" and such. He is much smarter than me in many key ways, very honored/honoured to have watched this video and humbled by what I learned.

    Nyan Prater JrNyan Prater Jr2 жыл бұрын
    • @Ruben Meerman so how about kids sitting in class wearing masks all day long....

      annelbe abannelbe ab2 жыл бұрын
    • 1) this is such a nice comment 2) it was so nice the ted talker himself responded! So nice

      katao. cafekatao. cafe2 жыл бұрын
  • This is brilliant. We often view weight gain and loss as such a complex topic but in reality it's quite simple. Letting us visualise a meal in terms of hours of breathing is such a unique way to help people understand the energy density of the food they are eating. With the examples of the fast food meal being a full 24 hours to expend from the body, we can see why consistent intake of these high energy foods results in weight gain, since there are more atoms entering the body than being exhausted! Well done Ruben.

    Jessie CooksJessie Cooks2 жыл бұрын
  • A perfect ted-talk. Informative and interesting. Love it!

    Tatanen IIITatanen III2 жыл бұрын
  • I learned more in 20min than in an entire semester at college.

    rachel martinezrachel martinez2 жыл бұрын
    • Me too! And from any other professor, teacher, and certainly doctor and dietician in my life!

      My Little CornerMy Little Corner2 ай бұрын
    • that's what the college is all about

      Arty McLabinArty McLabin2 ай бұрын
    • You took an entire course in college just so you can profoundly understand what he's said.

      Pilton JonesPilton Jones2 ай бұрын
    • That is a sad reflection of your intelligence.

      David RenwickDavid Renwick Жыл бұрын
    • true. efficient engaging education. love it. :)

      Body-CulinaryBody-Culinary Жыл бұрын
  • This makes so much more sense!! So grateful to have this new knowledge!

    Claire JenkinsClaire Jenkins2 жыл бұрын
    • we are a simple creation...Genesis chapter 2

      SistaSunshine SmithSistaSunshine Smith2 жыл бұрын
  • Although I have read about the subject before, this presentation was still eye-opening. A must-watch for everyone at every age.

    Nelli Melik-OhanjanyanNelli Melik-Ohanjanyan2 жыл бұрын
  • Amazing lecture on diet chemistry ever heard with wonderful presentations....Thanks you so much of explaining about how fats are shreded in the form of carbon which we learnt long time ago in our schools. will surely try your book ...

    Shafi deenShafi deen2 жыл бұрын
  • Fantastic talk, I learnt a lot! I’ll be rewatching to teach this 👏🏼

    Emma TeachEmma Teach Жыл бұрын
  • First time in my 22 year old life I and science could form an understanding with such an ease. Kudos to you Sir.

    Namrata TomarNamrata Tomar2 жыл бұрын
  • Yes!!! Breathing is SO important and sadly so many of us don’t realize how much we can really improve in this area!!

    Holistic Lifestyle TherapistHolistic Lifestyle Therapist Жыл бұрын
  • Fantastic presentation! I learnt more about the subject matter in 20 minutes than I did in the past 20 years!👏👏👏

    Chris DiborChris Dibor2 жыл бұрын
  • Brilliant! An easy-to-understand explanation. Watched it twice then forwarded the link to a bunch of people. Fascinating that doctors don't know this. But then, I asked a doctor about gluconeogenesis and she looked at me blankly. I left mid-consult and never went back.

    Bettina FBettina F2 жыл бұрын
  • I have been reading diet and exercise books for over 30 years and never connected the dots. Exercise, yes, sweating, yes. Brilliant!

    William MorrisWilliam Morris2 жыл бұрын
  • He does a good job in the beginning explaining the chemistry into very simple components of the 5 elements. He talks about carbon dioxide as a by-product of metabolism but doesn't talk at all about the rate of metabolism. He assumes everyone has the same rate of metabolism. Granted he needs to simplify. But the metabolic rate is important to talk about. A high metabolic rate is more important than eating less. It uses more calories and provides more energy. And rather than eat less, one has to improve one's metabolism so that it produces more energy to support his health, and not only health, but his development. Energy made is used first to support immediate needs in support of his survival, the extra is used to build his immunity and to repair and/or replace/rebuild tissues and organs, and when there's still energy left, it goes toward development in intelligence and in appearance - the brain, the skin, and hair. When the author says to eat less, he is only thinking about losing or maintaining a normal weight, but he isn't concerned about fully developing the individual.

    yerragoyerrago2 жыл бұрын
    • And that one's ability to metabolize food energy decreases as we age, and that not everyone's endocrinal system operates exactly the same way, or "perfectly".

      Socially DistantSocially Distant2 ай бұрын
    • Excellent point, yerrago. Thank you for that.

      Diane DDiane D3 ай бұрын
  • Extraordinary! Macronutrients explained in a very simple way, I absolutely loved it! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

    ximena matamorosximena matamoros2 ай бұрын
  • Why isn’t this information more widely spread? Incredibly clear and incredibly useful!

    Don HarrisDon Harris10 ай бұрын
  • I knew it! I need to sleep more because I'm breathing when I sleep but not eating. I'm going to sleep all day! Great to hear this topic explained scientifically and what a cool guy promoting it and teaching it in schools. I suspect eating less and moving more will also help with stress, depression, and heaps of other modern issues. Just getting out of the house is beneficial.

    d.COG.d.COG.23 күн бұрын
  • Thanks for making it very easy to understand :) This exact content & presentation should be added to the primary education !!!

    Narendra MirajgaonkarNarendra Mirajgaonkar2 ай бұрын
  • THIS needs to be shared! An incredible presentation which made so much sense!

    Renee NZRenee NZ2 жыл бұрын
  • One of the best Teds I’ve watched in a while. Thank you!

    S ChS Ch2 жыл бұрын
  • Omg I never understood chemistry while I was in school, and this was easier and even FUNNER to learn !!! Thank you! !!

    D GD G2 ай бұрын
  • EXCELLENT STUFF! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and explaining it so well, I really appreciate this.😊

    Olivia KnightOlivia Knight11 ай бұрын
  • Great talk. Looking forward for more research from Ruben!

    Allymentary4uAllymentary4u2 жыл бұрын
  • When people truly understand ANY topic, they are able to convey more, speak less, and translate for all. ❤️

    Russell SageRussell Sage2 ай бұрын
  • The difference between understanding & comprehending and learning. Great way to break down into "digestible" pills of info. Thank you.

    Mario PresiMario Presi Жыл бұрын
  • This is clear and brilliant! Thanks for the explanation. I sadly doubt that the weight loss industry would feel the same way...

    the 10ththe 10th2 жыл бұрын
  • Absolutely fantastic!!! Simply amazing. Thanks for sharing

    Miriam MartínMiriam Martín3 күн бұрын
  • This is amazing information and needs to be taught in elementary/primary school.

    M RM R2 ай бұрын
  • We Indians have fools pedagogy that only I got aware of by your presentation. Salute to your ideas and execution in primary education.

    Dr. Deepakkumar DeshmukhDr. Deepakkumar Deshmukh2 жыл бұрын
  • Sir your lecture is fantastic. I learn a a lot from it. Sir '' The Pranaym of ancient Indian(Sanatani) are also said like things that you tell".

    RK BhuyanRK Bhuyan11 күн бұрын
  • Wait what? This is from 5 months ago and so many people still don't know how this stuff works?! Anyhow, I do like his idea of teaching children more abstract thinking. There is no better time to learn 2 or 3 languages and other challenging stuff.

    Markus S.Markus S.2 жыл бұрын
  • Great to hear this inspiring talk which is really simple, yet powerful and suggests easy ways of staying healthy👏👏👏👏

    Sumangala ElangoSumangala Elango Жыл бұрын
  • This is such important topic, ought to be in every schools early in teaching curriculum

    Sandra SeepersadSandra Seepersad2 жыл бұрын
  • Kudos for clearly and succinctly explaining this! I agree it needs to be brought out much better to our youth and general populace not just the science minded folks!

    cjcam930cjcam9302 жыл бұрын
  • This was a great presentation to better understand the route and form energy takes when coming into the body and the route and form energy takes when it leaves the body. However, understanding the chemistry/physics of a problem does not explain why certain people have an easier time or more difficult time achieving the energy deficit to lose weight nor the energy balance to maintain that weight. For that, one must delve into endocrinology surrounding weight loss as well as the psychology of weight loss.

    Drake SantiagoDrake Santiago Жыл бұрын
  • Amazing approach, simplification without diluting science. 15:45 kids in Indian school with amino acid molecules is inspiring.

    BubblesPothowariBubblesPothowari2 жыл бұрын
  • Best explanation ever about the movement, breathing, weight loss connection. Comprehension boosted. Science wins again.

    geaneb3geaneb3Ай бұрын
  • What a great video! I never even thought about this, and you have given great tools for thinking about it, with the hours needed, the connectable atoms, and the different colored balloons. However, I was disappointed that you denigrated Jean Piaget while simultaneously using his theories to validate your work. Just because someone is old doesn't mean he is wrong. Piaget is younger than Einstein, and we still listen to Einstein. Anyway, the concrete- pictoral (we call it iconic) - abstract stages of learning come from Piaget. Abstract reasoning with reversibility comes by age 12, so if your schools are waiting until age 16 to teach something, that is not Piaget's fault. Furthermore, the periodic table is iconic, so it theoretically could be taught at age 8. However, there are more important things to be learned at age 8, and the magnitude of the numbers makes chemistry a little daunting for young ones. Your concrete-stage magnetic atoms are wonderful, and since there is no reversibility (we are not asking them to use photosynthesis to reconnect the molecules) your findings are accessible to everyone. It would be nice if a little light lit up every time you broke a chemical bond, signifying the release of energy, but that's probably asking too much.

    ElvencraftElvencraft2 жыл бұрын
  • Love the scientific approach here, as I do believe breathing is a significant part of health, but I'm not sure he known enough about metabolism to conclude that you should have less carbs or breath more. Highly recommended Kate Deering's book How to heal your metabolism, to fill out the picture!

    Hanna HvattumHanna Hvattum Жыл бұрын
  • Love this and with your permission I'll make this as my first education to "Swaasthya Inc." clients. Love it 😍 your simplest approach to complex issue 👌

    SwaasthyaSwaasthya7 ай бұрын
  • This is so fascinating. Thank you Ruben! I am now going to look for kit to teach my kids on this, this may impact their whole life and lifestyle.

    Jessica YeJessica Ye2 жыл бұрын
  • Amazing, One of the best explanations of intricated processes in biochemistry and physiology, in a lay language stated, I ever saw.

    Cornel BacauanuCornel Bacauanu2 жыл бұрын
  • Play school for adults. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🎓🔬⚗ Wish I'd learnt this stuff in primary school. Great job Ruben. 🎈

    Go For ItGo For It2 жыл бұрын
  • THIS IS BRILLIANT!!!! Thank you thank you thank you for explaining this FANTASTICALLY!!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

    Teah EichlerTeah EichlerАй бұрын
  • Sooo well put!! Well done sir, excellent presentation skills! Thank you!

    I MI MАй бұрын
  • Wow! That was the best talk I’ve ever seen! Excellent instruction, graphics, visuals. I learned so much!

    yorocco1yorocco1Ай бұрын
  • Excellent presentation, and one you probably wouldn't hear in the US due to the corporate takeover of science. One omission at MINUTE 10:10 regarding the essential elements [minerals] in human nutrition. Fluorine is not essential in human metabolism. Forgotten were boron [essential for bones / teeth], cobalt [B12; enzyme catalyst] and silicon [for connective tissue in the form of organic silica, e.g., monoorthosilicic acid, monomethylsilanetriol].

    Higher Resolution  Higher Resolution Жыл бұрын
  • I teach Pilates …i regularly quote Joseph Pilates to my students “ whatever else you do - learn to Breathe correctly “ Total mind /body/breath ! Great talk 👏🏻

    Anthony GillmanAnthony Gillman Жыл бұрын
  • Great Presentation!!! Love it and you can make people love thinking about atoms, too! So impressive! Thank you

    Gabriella BertelmannGabriella Bertelmann2 ай бұрын
  • This is an awesome talk! Very easy to understand. Leaves me wanting to know more, too. People who increase muscle size through strength training increase their metabolism, so even days they aren’t exercising at all they will burn more calories than they did when they had less muscleーare they breathing more as a result? If so, what’s the mechanism? Does more muscle make for deeper breathing, higher lung capacity or such without us even realizing? I’m so curious about how energy works with breathing and also movement and muscle function now.

    Marissa AraiMarissa AraiАй бұрын
  • Excellent presentation sir! What is the link between breathing, hormones and metabolism?

    Brandon Stephan DavisBrandon Stephan Davis Жыл бұрын
  • also by understanding the relation between the atoms we ingest and breathe we could also base our digestive decisions according to the nutrients and source from which food developed (and the genetic information it may contain) then we could also choose according to the impact it costs to the people and the environment so we can promote better practices regarding to the use and management of nature

    pamepame4 ай бұрын
  • This is brilliant. So informative and motivating. Thank you.

    George CayasGeorge Cayas2 жыл бұрын
  • Absolute kudos for the least complex and yet most informative discussion! Well done!

    Luna MoonhareLuna Moonhare2 ай бұрын
  • Awesome and wonderfully presented!

    Phillip YanceyPhillip Yancey2 ай бұрын
  • Dear @RubenMeerman, More and more I'm convinced that THIS IS the method to stay in shape and to stay healthy. I've watched this video a lot and also your other videos. The last two weeks I'm holding a calendar with all my food and movements in order to lose weight. 'Eat less, move more and keep breathing'. From 100,6 Kg to 97,2 Kg in just two weeks and man...I'm eating normal things but modest portions. Also I move more and that's just such a great feeling. This movement should become bigger and bigger! Thanks for all research and sharing the knowledge. Best regards, Rogier

    The MIDI ManiacThe MIDI Maniac Жыл бұрын
  • I love knowledge so much because of its power to liberate people in need. I have been curious of the mechanism on how body counts changes. I wanted to learn more deeper than just eat less you lose weight, but I was not so familiar with the whole biology and science so the entry barrier was high. Thank you Doctor Ruben Meerman and TED for this talk. I also aspire to be a specialist who can lower the knowledge barriers for those who are in need. (who knows may be I could also become one of the speaker!)

    생의 감각_The essence of life생의 감각_The essence of life Жыл бұрын
  • WOW !!! Finally, I am conne ting the dots. As a 4 time cancer survivor, I am now beginning to finally understand the relationship between food, body, water, breathing, sleep etc. Thank you very much from Canada. I love "Where did the Carbon come from?" Moment. You answer my long awaited puzzle in a moment. Thank you very much !!!

    Christopher ParkChristopher Park Жыл бұрын
  • Love this. Truly educational

    LaughingBuddhaLaughingBuddha20 күн бұрын
  • Years ago from his first talk I went keto. I eat mostly vegetables and meat 🥩, I lost 100 lbs and my blood work in all areas became impeccable. I’m a strong beast 💪 ever since and all I did was lower my daily carbs to 30g or less. Problem is... people don’t want to give up carbs even though that’s the true scientific way to go Savage Beast Mode Healthy 💪!!!!

    Red DwarfRed Dwarf Жыл бұрын
  • Hi thank you for such a simple and informative talk. I learnt loads form an OAP 😊

    Melanie MurrayMelanie Murray2 жыл бұрын
  • GENIUS RUBEN....Thank you very much indeed...I'm sharing it with others who need to get their bodies into shape FAST!

    Baroness J.AlexandraBaroness J.Alexandra2 ай бұрын
  • Thank you for this insightful illustrated talk. I am not sure I see how all 3 diets need the same 4h. I've kept thinking about it. How could 70g of sugar need exactly the same 4h of breathing needed to burn 70g of proteins, for instance. Isn't it about the C ratio by mass that matters? Thank you!!!

    ALAgrApHYALAgrApHY2 жыл бұрын
  • Wasn't expecting to learn anything new from this video, but it all clicked around 14:14 for me. This is a much more practical /applicable way to think about weight loss.

    Chuck1804Chuck18042 жыл бұрын
  • Bravo for wanting to teach kids how their own bodies work. This will surely help them, and adults, to make conscious decisions about what they put into their bodies which will allow them to take responsibility for their health.

    ZeldaPepperZeldaPepper2 ай бұрын
  • Mr Meerman is ispirational. Now I have a clear vision about how actually human body and nature work through food

    Matteo ArtusoMatteo Artuso2 жыл бұрын
  • Absolutely brilliant science from the ground up useful and very informative 10 outa 10 wow

    Richard PriceRichard Price2 жыл бұрын
  • Wonderful presentation! Makes me want to learn more!

    JeepergirlJeepergirl2 жыл бұрын
  • It's a fun talk, and very instructional. I like this perspective. At the same time, it doesn't solve the problem that it's aiming to solve: the core of the issue is the psychology around eating more or eating less, moving more or moving less. Of course eating less and moving more leads to losing weight, but only by understanding why people don't do that even if they know that's what needs to be done, that we can help them. It's not by simply knowing what's right that we apply what's right... there's more to it: it's called psychology, habits, bodily sensations. We need to learn to handle those, in order to be able to apply the simple knowledge of this video.

    equambaequambaАй бұрын
  • This is the best Ted-Talk I’ve ever listened to, thank you ever so much!

    Anni VdMAnni VdM2 жыл бұрын
  • amazing feeling when you understand how this all works, great presentation

    Mus J.Mus J.Ай бұрын
  • That was so comprehensive! Thank you for that explanation!

    Maria ScomaMaria Scoma2 жыл бұрын
  • Love the visuals. Great follow-up to the first talk! Such a fascinating topic.

    Yoey YutchYoey Yutch Жыл бұрын
  • Excellent presentation and insightful analysis. I saw both the 2013 and 2019 talks. Lot to ponder. Hope you present yourself in a social medium for responses

    Narasimhan KanvarNarasimhan Kanvar2 жыл бұрын
  • Absolutely amazing this! Pure class!

    Breathing NewsBreathing News2 жыл бұрын
  • Thank you for conveying this important info! But could you please clarify if these facts call for modifying our basic approach to exercise to lose weight: more vigorous exercise (running instead of walking) = more weight loss | running instead of walking = more breaths ---> So while the facts you presented offer another important layer of understanding about metabolism, they also reaffirm that the more intensely you exercise, the more calories you will burn, correct?

    Emily EvansEmily Evans Жыл бұрын
  • That was some very good education there. Props for using great props! BTW everyone, while many of Piaget's ideas were incredibly forward thinking at the time and some are still relevant eg "Learning is the co-creation of knowledge" (instead of being a set of facts that is explained to you), education is a craft that is a constant work in progress (that can reference science but certainly is not yet a science). So many 'great thinkers' such as Piaget were deified in universities in the 1970's and slowly entered policy and education curriculums and so still hold sway over the educators high up in the system today. When humans (in this case teachers and learners in education) are overwhelmed by a topic (in this case the vast sciences of learning, cognition, learning psychology, socio-psychology, developmental cognition, developmental psychology, power theory, ethics etc etc which all affect education) they seek a 'guru' for each subtopic and Piaget was one of the first modern gurus - thus the unfortunate absence of education on atoms etc in primary school in many English speaking countries. Thankfully the next generation of education lecturers and policy makers will soon be thinking - 'Piaget? Oh yeah, well, we've moved on from there a little' and we can get back to education's strengths - teaching approaches informed by actual experiences in the classroom, action research for problematic areas - rather than it's major weakness - theory.

    Rich ERich E Жыл бұрын