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Buteyko breathing and Ketogenic nutrition for natural cancer healing - Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia, CLL


Buteyko breathing normalisation and Ketogenic nutrition for Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia CLL – Andreas, 56 yo.

Orange ribbon is used to bring awareness about Leukemia. This is a group of cancers that usually begin in the bone marrow and result in high numbers of abnormal white blood cells. There are many risk factors but the exact cause of leukemia is unknown. Standard medical treatment involves normally some combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, and bone marrow transplant.

In this article I want to share with you the latest results of work with one of my clients with CLL/ chronic lymphatic leukaemia. This case is interesting and inspiring because my client from the moment of diagnosis said “no” to chemo and radiation. He chose to work exclusively with my intensive cancer protocol (Sakharoff Protocol), which is­ 100 % medicine­-free.

We got through the whole program to reach strong synergetic effect of multifunctional therapy. We were combining several therapies in one process of self-healing. Buteyko breathing normalisation, ketogenic nutrition, intermittent fasting, caloric restriction, physical exercise and training of hara – inner focus, that has a strong positive effect on physiological stress response.

The process of natural cancer healing

We had a support agreement with one weekly 1-1 live session at the fixed time slot where I taught techniques and assigned weekly tasks and directions. Besides that we had daily personal contact during the week with follow-up/ support by telephone and via the personal secured intraNET. I followed, reviewed and commented the results of his daily training. My client had access to my teaching materials incl. video and PDF to ensure optimal support for his recovery process. This way we established a personal life style change process with strong continuity.

After the first 6 months of work we are satisfied with the preliminary results!

Daily work on natural cancer healing

My client’s daily work with Sakharoff Protocol during 6 months included fully measurable multi-purpose training and life changes. The strong synergetic effect had therapeutical strength – optimising and merging 5 basic areas:

1 – Buteyko breathing
2 – Ketogenic IF/CR nutrition

3 – Mental resilience
4 – Physical resilience
5 – Immune resilience

Measuring progress

Strict Ketogenic IF/CR nutrition based on daily measured macronutrient breakdown of all meals. 75% daily caloric restriction (related to BMRxPAL). Our nutritional team­work resulted in stable, very low blood glucose lower than 4 mmol/l and over 4 mmol/l blood ketones. Strong therapeutic ketosis as defined by Prof. Dr. Thomas Seyfried.

Connecting nutritional work with lots of structured daily movement (>2 hrs elliptical cross-­trainer, biking, light jogging, all with reduced breathing) brought this client’s body fat percentage down from 25 to 7 with 20 kg weight loss.

My multipurpose body-­work protocol 3D Circular Joint Motion. It is inspired by old Indian martial art and health system Dharma Marga that is recreated in Russia from the old Indian writings found in the archives of Moscow University of Oriental Studies. 3D Circular Joint Motion connects Dharma Marga with mobility training for synovial joint health from the american trainer Scott Sonnon. Other built-­in components are in-­motion lymph drain with Hara 1­-pointed attention and active relaxation.

­ Mental training built-­in all the movement with 1­-pointed attention in hara­ point, inspired by the samurai and the internal martial arts (Aikido, Systema).

Gradual life change with sleep hacking ­ resulted over time in 4.30 hours natural sleep, waking up at 4.30AM every night.

Daily support

To ensure daily training, I programmed an online tool for all of my clients. It makes a big difference by establishing my client and I as members of the same team for daily reporting and supervision, through secured online data access. Among the tool’s 20 interfaces documenting the healing process are the following:
1. Daily breathing and exercise log (picture below)
2. Daily nutrition log
3. Daily blood tests and nutrition analysis
4. Weekly average CP gain report


Breathing normalisation – Buteyko for natural cancer healing

Breathing optimisation (read more below) including several training protocols, as Buteyko, Frolov, Elevation Training mask all helped the breakthrough. The result is average weekly morning CP rise from 10 to stunning 110 sec ­ in only 6 months!

The control pause/CP and the maximum pause/MP measured in seconds are central measurements in Buteyko breathing normalisation. CP and MP are correlated to CO2 % in the alveoli – and thus to the level of cellular oxygenation (Bohr’s law of respiration).

This interdependence is defined in the Buteyko Table of Health consisting of 12 zones. Zones are ranging from 5th degree of disease (3.5 % aCO2 – alveolar carbon dioxide), to normal health (6.5 % aCO2) and up to 5th degree of super health (7.5 % aCO2).

Training raises the CP/MP levels and reverse the disease by normalising cellular oxygenation. Here are the results of 6 months of intense training, judge yourself:

The initial values: CP 10 sec/MP 25 sec
– ca. 4.0 % aCO2 – 4th level of DISEASE

Values after 6 months: CP 110 sec/MP 140 sec
– ca. 7.2 % aCO2 – 2nd level of SUPER ENDURANCE !

The average weekly morning CP rose from 10 to stunning 110 seconds ­ in only 6 months!
Dr. Buteyko established that when the person reach CP 60 and higher – it reverses cancer. Because CP 60 and higher corresponds to normal and optimised tissue oxygenation on the cellular level that forces cancer cells to revert to normal state or die. The theory of cancer that Otto Warburg was awarded a Nobel Prize in Medicine for.

Now my client has stayed with CP over 60 sec for over 21 weeks in a row – a strong therapeutic healing zone.

Leukemia prognosis

One of the prognostic factors for CLL is a rapid lymphocyte doubling time ­in less than 12 months.

In this medicine-­free case the lymphocyte ­count did not double – but instead went down and is now almost normal again. All this without any kind of drugs, kemo or radiation!

In other words, my client transformed from a lightly obese cancer client to very fit athletic client that reversed cancer in 6 months – 100% medicine­-free. He combined every day training with full­-time job as classical musician.

What is my client saying?

“All daily measurements are plotted automatically in the graphs. This helps to build up the awareness of the recovery process. As Misha’s client I can see that his method actually works, because I can see the daily progress.

The exercises are not easy, and the life changes are big. But the part of Misha’s support is to teach the real process with small daily steps. So it doesn’t feel overwhelming, It feels somehow natural.

I have never been in so good shape before in my life!”





About the Author Misha Sakharoff

My burning interest in human physiology is rooted in far-different areas of expertise such as martial arts, music and long professional career. My core competency lies in the combination of physiological knowledge regarding stress mechanisms and their close relationship with respiration, muscular tension and body balance.

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Remo says January 3, 2016

This is very interesting and great to hear that this workflow has worked so well for you. I am following a ketogenic diet myself and it has helped me with allot of my problems but somehow my CP has not improved (I have always had trouble measuring my CP due to hypertension though).

I stopped doing buteyko since it was just too time and energy intensive but reading this article gives me some motivation to atleast try it again in the future.

    Misha Sakharoff says January 3, 2016

    Dear Remo,

    The improvement of CP comes mainly from breathing training combined with life style change. You’re right about the hardest part is to make daily training sustainable over long time – or basically forever.

    It is the regularity that produces a powerful effect that increases with time.

    Lu Zijan, 118 yo Qigong master deceased 2012. “How did you manage to be in perfect health at your 114 year birthday?” One of the oldest citizens in the world answered the interviewer: “This is simple. It is training. Every day. The last 100 years.”

    But connecting different angles together as breathing and diet, creates powerful synergetic effect. That is the main secret of my workflow. And that is why it gives so stable powerful results.

    Every one of my clients works daily together with me. This creates strong cooperative drive through controlling the daily results, answering the questions and nudging. All of this overtime transformes into a strong stable personal process.

    Now, regarding your Control Pause. CP is a measurement and not an exercise/training/drill. It should not trigger any symptoms of hypertension. If it does then you have already crossed the point of measurement and are performing an MP (maximum pause) – not a good idea to start with. If you have hypertension you should start very mildly with diminished breathing. Which basically is active relaxation of belly muscles surrounding the diaphragm. It will slowly trigger very very light air hunger that has to be sustained on a very mild and light level for a period of time.

    But there’s a lot of aspects in it that I will teach in my first supervised online courses starting February 1st. Tell me if you are interested.

    I wish you health and many smiles in 2016 🙂 Respectfully, Misha Sakharoff

Må-Mi Hartwell says August 16, 2016

Thank you for your work and interesting articles.

    Misha Sakharoff says August 23, 2016

    Dear Må-Mi, thanks. I enjoy my work. Look forward to provide you with more interesting information. May I ask you – What is your field of interest?

Shweta says February 7, 2017

Hello Misha,
This article is quite informative and the results shown by your clients are impressive.
What kind of effect your therapies and breathing techniques have on diseases like chronic rheumatoid arthritis, and related auto immune disorders? Have you treated patients with such diseases?


    Misha Sakharoff says February 7, 2017

    Hello Shweta, thank for your kind remarks. I see Rheumatoid arthritis as an autoimmune disorder disease – primarily triggered by inappropriate lifestyle. A combination of symptoms as hormonal imbalance, chronic inflammation – all caused by chronic hyperventilation, wrong dietary macro- and micronutrient balance and the unhealthy movement patterns. My view is based on integrative approach, connective the dots of modern science. It’s highly curable – in contrary what the conventional medicine says. And the progress in training is highly measurable. If you reach table MCP (Morning control pause) over 35 together with stable nutritional ketosis low fasting glucose around 4.5 mmol/l, low HBA1C around 5, low triglycerides – then you can kiss your Rheumatoid arthritis farewell – or just kick it in the butt. You decide 🙂

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