Testimonials – Misha Sakharoff

Testimonials 2019-2022

Results after 3 months (Level 1) on the SHIP program:



At the beginning of the program:

“I got more on the program than I expected. Misha really knows the process very well, he really connects all the points into a single whole: breathing, nutrition, movement, mental training and acceptance of the whole process.

What really stands out about his approach is his enthusiasm, his knowledge, and how he makes sure you don't get out of the way. In my practice, in my work, I see that it is very difficult for us to take responsibility for our own health. I think this is a choice that everyone should make. It is not easy, but with this program the chances will be much higher. ”

After 4 months on the program:

“Personally, I have always had bowel problems for as long as I can remember. It sounds paradoxical, but they were gone already three months after the start of the program.

What really stands out about his approach is his enthusiasm, his knowledge, and how he makes sure you don't get out of the way. Each day of the week on the program is dedicated to certain activities and topics, and it really works. Information is presented in a full spectrum for maximum assimilation - in the form of audio, text, video recordings, quizzes, email support, Q&A sessions.

Misha's vision of the whole picture and very clear, simple explanations fascinated me. I still have a lot to learn. I have many plans for the coming months. Rather, I need to take a lot of information that is completely new to me and tie it all together. This is a really deep learning process. Much remains to be learned both about health itself and about the process as a whole. "




At the beginning of the program:

“My state of health was not good, but I did not have any serious illnesses either. However, I constantly felt a lack of energy. As if all the time he lived half-heartedly, feeling not quite healthy. I had many different symptoms of imbalance, as well as some kind of autoimmune problem associated with the appearance and growth of small scales all over the head and even on the face. Over time, my condition worsened. However, the main thing that worried me was the low level of energy and the lack of the proper concentration of psychic energy and clarity of mind.

The biggest thing that prevented me from making significant progress in my health is the inability to wake up early in the morning. This has always been a problem for me. I often wake up my wake up time. When this happens, I always have bad dreams and hyperventilate.

When I found out about Misha's work, I was very impressed. I saw pictures with my own eyes in which people were getting better. They slowed down or even reversed their cancer, their tumors. What really impressed me was the spreadsheet he showed. On a daily basis, people entered a number of measurable health indicators: control pause, pulse, ketone levels, and some others. This analysis was holistic and comprehensive. ”

After 3 months on the program:

“What helped me. First of all, switching to a ketogenic diet. Ultimately, eating the carnivore system had the most noticeable effect on my health and gave me a lot of energy.

It was hard at first. But when I went through a week of adaptation, my sleep became much more stable, my energy became much more stable. And I just felt better in a short time.

What I love about Misha's program is that he gives you information - and then he gives it to you again. And then, a little later, he again gives it to you - but in a different way. Thus, he constantly, but carefully pushes you to the practical implementation of this information. It doesn't even push, but rather inspires to act. And this is very important because radical lifestyle changes take a long time. It's hard to change old habits. So if you need solid support in the form of soft and consistent steps, then Misha does it perfectly. It's kind of like having a caring, loving parent who is willing to hold your hand for as long as you need to until you gain your own experience.

In my opinion, in a short time I have become much closer to my healthy state, and this is what I noticed quite specifically. ”



At the beginning of the program:

“.I have been on the intensive program for four months now. I am currently in my fifth year of battling cancer, a third-degree brain tumor (anaplastic astrocytoma). I joined the program 4 months ago because I wanted to do more for my health. Do more than traditional chemotherapy and radiation, which I took last year. I wanted to do my best in my situation. This is how I found Misha. "

After 3 months on the program:

“The program is well thought out. It is comprehensive and comprehensive. It connects everything from nutrition, exercise, to breathing exercises. We have daily Q&A sessions. We have the support of the group. You are not alone, and this is the best that can be - at least for me. It feels like sitting in the passenger seat - next to the driver. No need to think about what will happen next.

*** Szymon works on a special program for oncology - 
learn more.



At the beginning of the program:

“My name is Arend, and I have been a specialist in Buteyko breathing exercises since 2010. In 2007, I suffered from extremely high blood pressure: my readings often reached 250/150 levels, which was life-threatening. I also suffered from blockages in the arteries in my heart. Both diseases were reversed by the Buteyko breathing method. ”

After 3 months on the program:

“In my opinion, Misha's non-pharmacological integrative metabolic health program is an innovative and breakthrough treatment for cancer. Being a Buteyko specialist myself, I am very grateful to him for giving me the opportunity to enroll in the program to get all the information and knowledge about his metabolic health program.

What I really appreciate in his course is that Misha positively trains all members of the group. In a metaphorical sense, he holds a mirror in front of us. And in this mirror we see ourselves with our flaws - and we can really change ourselves for the better. "



At the beginning of the program:

“Now I am studying in the program" Metabolic health, energy and personal development "with Misha, about three months have passed. I first encountered chronic fatigue twenty-one years ago. At that time there was no medical information on how to help me, no one met with this then in practice. Often, when doctors say that “you have this for life,” it doesn't make you feel better. But I found the Buteyko method, and it helped me a lot. His breathing method helped me regain control of the situation and add more energy to my daily life. This was really reassuring for me, as I was in a very debilitating state and was in the dark if I could handle it. "

After 3 months on the program:

“I think he is an example of a saying:“ If someone says it’s impossible, please make way for those people who prove otherwise. ” He is one of those people who move forward no matter what. When he finally did an English course on metabolic health this year, I was already waiting in line there on the tentative list and was ready.

In the program, from the very beginning, he has provided tremendous support to all of us. We hear live broadcasts six times a week, some are interactive, some are Q&A, some are videos, and various audio recordings in the app. We hear it many times during the week, often in rather short meetings, 20 minutes or less. The Q&A sessions and other types of meetings last longer. This is just fantastic information, as I said, broader and deeper than anything I have tried before.

And a very soulful online community that is also deeply supportive. In the group, everyone is committed to restoring health by natural methods, everyone shares their experience. Many people share their stories or discoveries in order to share them with others. It is very interesting.

The process is brilliant and I am so glad that it will last a whole year. I am very interested in how I will change over this year. I feel like I am on the verge of a strong transformation. "



At the beginning of the program:

“After starting my practice as a lawyer, I realized that I needed a much higher level of energy as I had to work hard. Often I was very tired, so I wanted to return to my former energy level, not only on the physical, but also on the mental level.

Eventually, at some point in my life, I decided: if I don't take my health seriously, I won't be able to take my practice to a very serious level. If I remain alone with myself, this may never happen, because I had to be a coach to myself, and this is not an easy task. I realized that I needed to find someone to help me reach the next level. And Misha was exactly the guy to whom I could entrust this business. "

After 3 months on the program:

“I decided to start this 12 month program. It was a group of very pleasant and dynamic people, many of them practitioners and teachers. With different professions, from different countries. We share our experiences by meeting in the SHIP Circle sessions of the program. This is happening on Zoom, so we gradually get to know each other. So, step by step, I explored various biohacking tools. In short, it is a process of optimizing breathing, and this process has a great impact on us, both physically and mentally. And that helped me a lot. "



At the beginning of the program:

“In 2017, I contracted pneumonia, which did not go unnoticed. After that, in April-May 2018, I was diagnosed with post-viral, chronic fatigue. One of the many verdicts for this diagnosis was the conclusion that there is no medical cure for this condition in the world. There is also a lot of disagreement about what to do about it. In fact, complete chaos.

So I decided to take matters into my own hands and began trying a whole series of alternative therapies that were more or less proven or worked in clinical trials. As part of this process, I have tried everything from functional medicine to mental practices to the carnivore diet.

I tried to practice the method of Professor Buteyko, and even got the first positive results, but after a while the result came to naught, and I again came back to the fact that there was no trace of health.

I found Misha because I was searching on Google for information on chronic fatigue, and I accidentally discovered the Buteyko method on Misha's website. At that moment he did not have a program where one could work with him. I was aware of and inspired by the results and tried some elements that I could read on the site. However, my practice at that time was short-lived in order to get the clear and lasting results that I wanted to achieve. As soon as the opportunity to register for the program appeared, it was not a question for me, I knew that I wanted to work with this person. I knew about all the real cases, how he helped people recover from inoperable cancer. And I have also worked with some of his colleagues who are very respectful of him and his results.

The program was very easy to get started. Everything step by step. There is a lot, a lot of support, both in terms of answering questions and with motivational content. This is an amazing group of contributors with a lot of knowledge and resources. Every week there is a SHIP Circle for participants, there are also Q&A broadcasts, which are very supportive. "

After 4 months on the program:

“My weight returned to the level it was at the age of 20 and stabilized.

I did a complete blood count three months later on the program:

- All my indicators of the state of the liver decreased by half - to the norm. Before that, my doctor and I had been fighting them for two years - without much change.

My testosterone was previously low for my gender and age group. This is the indicator that greatly affects the level of total energy. And he also bounced back.

My control pause, which is a marker of the Buteyko breathing method and at the same time a general marker of the state of health, has doubled during this time. And this is after during the year before the program, despite the daily independent practice of breathing according to Buteyko, I remained at the same level of the control pause. It's incredible - but it really is.

I began to withstand much more active load without side symptoms. This means that instead of focusing on maintaining the same level, now I can begin to increase activity, increase physical activity and begin the rehabilitation process.

Another result is sleep. And this result is very important. Before I could wake up more tired than before going to bed. I had this condition for at least two - two and a half years. And sleep was one of the first moments that returned to normal with the beginning of the program. And now, when I sleep, I actually recover and feel a little better when I get up than when I go to bed the night before. If there is a critical aspect of lifestyle that is critical to me, it is definitely improving the quality of sleep.

Now I can manage my life, and I would not even have thought a few months ago that this is possible. "



At the beginning of the program:

“From the very beginning of my course with Misha, I noticed quite profound changes in my health. The first thing that passed was mild abdominal pains, with which I used to wake up every morning. They have completely disappeared. Secondly, before I could not wear clothes with a rough texture, which annoyed me incredibly. Now I can wear any clothes that I like. I would never have thought that such dysfunctions would be able to return to a healthy track so quickly.

Another thing I noticed is that now I get up much earlier in the morning and much easier. ”

After 3 months on the program:

“Information is presented in a full spectrum for maximum assimilation - in the form of audio, text, video recordings, quizzes, email support, Q&A sessions. He does a morning Facebook live every morning, and we even run a few sessions once a week with our entire group.

In my practice, in my work, I see that it is very difficult for people to take responsibility for their own health. It is not easy, but with this program the chances will be much higher.

What helped me. First, switching to a ketogenic diet. Ultimately, eating carnivore had the most noticeable effect on my health and gave me a lot of energy. It was hard at first. There was a week when everything went wrong. But once I went through this adaptation phase, my sleep became much more stable, my energy became much more stable. And I just felt better, my body felt better. In my opinion, in a short time I have become much closer to my healthy state.

The program is well thought out. It is comprehensive and comprehensive. It connects everything from nutrition, exercise, to breathing exercises. What really stands out about Mishas approach is his enthusiasm, his knowledge, and the way he makes sure you stay in the process.

Each day of the week on the program is dedicated to certain activities and topics, and it really works.

We have daily Q&A sessions. We have group support. You are not alone, and this is the best that can be - at least for me. "



At the beginning of the program:
“At the beginning of the course there was obesity, 25 years of hypertension, took statins, varicose veins, endless severe pains in the spine, joints and bones were exhausting, could not sleep, could not get out of bed in the morning, was in a state of continuous chronic stress.”

After 5 months on the program:
“I lost my extra weight (9 kg), I stopped taking pills for hypertension, I refused to take statins. The pains in the joints, in the spine are gone. I'm now enjoying my sleep.

Now I have done an ultrasound. There were no complaints from the doctor who did the examination of the blood vessels of the legs. She was very surprised where my varicose veins had gone.

The doctor who looked at the internal organs said that he had not yet seen the structure of the liver and pancreas change so much and so fast - my fatty liver disease was gone. "



At the beginning of the program:
“Feeling of losing yourself. There was no energy, there was no cheerfulness and no health. "

After 4 months on the program:
“For me, the process during this time is enormous: I stopped falling off the wagon from the planned nutrition plan, 5 kg lost right away, and I continue shedding kilos further.

The energy has increased many times . I wake up by myself now at 5 am and until the evening there is no fog in my head, no apathy. This has never happened before. My doubts are diminishing, and my confidence is growing.

During the program, you feel a lot of involvement and support from the team. In general, the atmosphere is very pleasant: the concept of simplicity, lack of fuss, show-off - philosophy of joy and contentment instead. And this is good. It brings you back to yourself. "



At the beginning of the program:
*** “In 2017, I had undergone a surgery of a malignant brain tumor. Then radiation therapy, chemotherapy, but the classical treatment did not give results, it was only prolonging life. "

After 4 months on the program:
"As regards the main disease, I have no progression, not even a slight decrease in the tumor.

But there are more noticeable improvements, for example, in the work of the gastrointestinal tract, with which there were problems. Some objective indicators: all inflammatory markers have greatly decreased in the tests.

Vigor appeared, physical activity is easier to transfer. I have become much more vigorous and resilient. I will continue. "

*** Anton works on a special program for oncology - learn more.

Testimonials 2014-2018


I am 35 years old, have asthma and PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome).
Besides, I’m love running and have run 5 marathons so far.

I learned the breathing techniques that Misha teaches eight years ago, and have practiced them ever since, also during sports. It has meant that I live without asthma attacks and can push myself to the maximum without the need for medicine.

Up until my last race, I switched to ketogenic nutrition and thus spent 3 weeks in ketosis before  starting at Copenhagen Marathon 2017. I have not loaded myself with carbohydrates in the days up to the race, had no sugar gels in my bag……..

This was by far my most authentic race and the race I’m most proud of. And I look forward to my next race in ½ years, where I will be further advanced in the ketogenic adaptation.

Nana Sefeld Dalby,  MSc in Food Innovation and Health


I was operated in August. From that time until November 14 I had some heart failure periods, which lasted for a whole day. When I have atrial fibrillation, I can clearly feel a murmur in my body. It’s not that it’s painful, but it’s physical discomfort, it’s like your body bubbles, like the blood bubbles in your body. And I’m very sensitive about it, for example, I can feel if my blood pressure has risen.

But via the breathing techniques that I use now, I can reduce my blood pressure. I can reduce my heart rate. I can reduce my high blood pressure by 10 to 20 units. It is measured in my blood pressure device. And when my heart is as sensible as it is, it makes a significant difference in my life….

It has meant a lot to me that I have changed my lifestyle. I have started eating differently and thus in five months I have lost 8 kilos.

It’s actually really easy to follow at the keto cure, where you can eat all the fat that you have always been told you can’t eat.

In addition to lifestyle change with the diet, Misha’s course has helped me to completely change my breath. This has led me to control and the realisation that I can do something for my health….

I have also been able to change my sleep apnea by using breathing techniques. I have returned my sleep apnea device, a CPAP machine, to the hospital. Via a smartphone app that measures the sounds during my sleep continuously, I can see that I sleep fine now without sleep apnea.

I’m now 19 weeks in the process and I’m very excited about the way the course works, because it’s all repeated and picked up and seen in perspective – how to help yourself….

Per Larsen,  Retired headmaster



I was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, March, and I was treated throughout March and April. I thought it was more sophisticated than basically, smashing up the body, and hoping that it would repair itself without the cancer cells. I lost 26 kilos and I was so exhausted and so weak that I couldn’t contemplate doing anything….

It is a joy to work with Misha because he knows where I’m at. And when I ask a question, say, I’ll acknowledge here, he usually have it or, if not, he will find out. So we have some really interesting discussions about health and pick up on subjects that is normally not connected to what we are doing. But that is the bless about it – he really goes very very deep down and find out how it’s all connected. Because the problem in the system right now is that, most people are terribly specialised. Having somebody to connect the dots is not normal.

Elizabeth Thrane-Carlsen,  Therapist



I was drawn to working with Misha because I liked the fact that he worked with a multidisciplinary approach – in particular diet and breathing – and with apparent openness to both. I had found on my own practice that diet had helped breathing and vice versa.

He talked seriously with me as to whether I had the dedication and that this path would take a lot of hard work. Was I really ready?nI did think about this for a number of weeks before deciding yes. I was prepared to give it everything.

I came to Misha with fairly severe asthma, having fallen back into daily drug usage. I’d been taking steroids for years by this point and had been unable to exercise freely since four or five years old. I was also slightly obese, up maybe five nights out of seven with crippling back pain (medicating myself with wine and codeine) and had a long standing anxiety disorder (OCD) together with the inevitable depression that associates such a thing. So overall in pretty bad shape.

I found Misha to be a very caring, knowledgable and attentive practitioner. I think it’s because of the work he has evidently done on his own health, you can feel this shine through. So it both holds you to account for the work you must do, and offers inspiration as to what you might be able to achieve should you apply yourself.

Julia Lally,  Director

Read more about Julia’s work with stopping Asthma in 4 months.


I’m a dentist MD, 53 years old. I suffer from the Type 1 Diabetes (juvenile Diabetes) from the age of 13. I inject insulin 4 times a day.

I met Misha Sakharoff through a friend of mine, doctor Michael Gorbonos. We started working together and Misha presented for me his program for life style change. The program included breathing exercise inspired from Buteyko system, ketogenic diet and physical exercise. He also introduced me to intermittent fasting.

We worked together for 4 months and the results were amazing. I lost weight, though not on purpose – 15 kilos. I’ve became totally balanced with my diabetes issue. Before I used to take medicine for blood pressure and now I stopped since my blood pressure is in order, even a bit low. My pulse dropped with 15 points. I feel lots of energy and I work 14 hours a day, I train 1,5 hour a day.

I feel great and I’m recommending Misha to everyone. I already recommended him to many of my friends. Some of them unfortunately are cancer patients that approached Misha. I believe that he is an amazing man and he follows the program very strictly. It takes time and effort but the results are definitely worth it. Thank you and I’m recommending Misha from all my heart!”

Dr. Igal Balan,  MD

Video testimonial in Hebrew. Read more about his story.


My name is Sean, I live in Devon in England, and I have been on Misha’s 50-week programme for sports performance for 4 months now. So, the programme is reasonably developed and has been a very fascinating procedure so far. I’m a keen amateur cyclist and am very interested in health, very interested in diet, and my wife, Julia, actually is a Buteyko Breathing practitioner. So I came across Misha’s work because he was, as we saw it, at the cutting edge. He is working with Buteyko Breathing, but also looking at diet and overall lifestyle. Many Buteyko practitioners don’t do that – they are very single-focused…

Now the Buteyko breathing was fascinating because, as a cyclist, especially, you notice when you are out of breath. You notice when you lose control of your breathing – on hills especially. So, when I started to do the Buteyko, I started to feel less breathless. I started to feel that I could nose breathe, even on the hardest climbs. After a few weeks what was fascinating is  I felt stronger – as if I’d been up the gym, as if I’d been literally doing strength work…

Misha’s work is fascinating because he talks about the synergy between different elements of well-being, whether it’s your mental state, your breathing, your diet – and I was able to bring it together in that event, which was quite a big challenge, you know, the way I went about it, I challenged myself tremendously.

Sean Lally,  Director



I’m 52 years old. At the time when I joined one of Misha’s workshop I had a bouquet of conditions like sleep apnea, extreme tiredness, fatty liver grade 3, high triglycerides. Plus I have extracted gall bladder.

After 6 months work with Misha my digestion is normalised, I have normal triglycerides, well controlled sugar levels. Fatty liver is almost fully normalised now. Apnea and snoring are completely gone, I feel completely rested after my night sleep.

For me these techniques are more than a revelation – to regain control over myself and my body. It’s nice to see how my body is changed, and even more – it’s incredible, I feel much more energetic! I never experienced something like that, and I will keep on doing my training.”

Nahum Rozen,  Engineer, Sr. Manager

Read more about his story.


My name is Christian Hermann and I am a Medical Doctor. What I think has been exciting and especially exciting for me with my medical background is that Misha is really good at explaining physiological function in a way that allows you to focus and concentrate on it. And that is funny, because he can, with his non-medical background, illustrate the physiological mechanisms that do not fall through, but support the work that we do. The importance of breathing comes to mind. The importance of relaxation and grounding.

To be able to put things in connection with each other, where they can be used, in the right context as it is called, in my opinion it is tremendously rewarding. And, considering I use half of my working life coaching and teaching at the university, I can see that how good he is at using his own examples. He is really good at using his own examples. On a busy everyday – focus and tell what a particular mechanism is and how it functions. In this way we go hand in hand and move forward. He is unique in doing this – purely educational. I must give him that!”

Christian Hermann,  MD. PhD

Testimonial in Danish.


One of the biggest eye-openers for me was that breathing can make such a big change… 5 years ago, I experienced something while running a marathon in Berlin. I ran it and completed it, but my time was really bad – and I was injured. Since then, I have been unable to run. I began to breathe using Misha’s method. Shortly after, actually, a week after I began to breathe in a different way, I was able to run again – and since then have not had problems..

I have always had problems with my heart, I get a tightness after a lot of motion. It does not affect me anymore – I do not feel bothered by it when I run. What I have learned has opened my eyes to how important correct breathing is – not only theoretically but in practice… I have now tried it on my own body and experience that I am more relaxed, my heart functioning optimally now. For the first time in 5 years, my knee has been able to ”take me on a little journey”. I can really recommend Misha.

You can experience a relatively quick effect if you adopt the system.. Misha knows his theory and is good at explaining ”why” one has to do things a certain way and what that means for the body..”

Thomas Thor,  Trainer, B.Sc. Sport Psychology

Testimonial in Danish.


I learned how I can take things in my own hands. Doing breathing exercises, changing the diet, working with my mental and physical strengths. I could recover. I had lifeline with Misha with all the information and support that I needed. I worked hard saving my life. Today I can tell that this worked! I feel full recovery, and I feel life in my hands. All the things and techniques that I learned will not be packed away. They will be used in the future. They will remain my lifestyle.”

Raimundas, 43 Business Development Manager

Read more about his story.


One year ago I had never heard of the Sakharoff Lifesaver course. I was 61 and believed in the inevitable decline in my health. I heard about Misha in connection with a friend’s cancer treatment and figured that by adopting this protocol I could improve my health. I was amazed by the results! I lost 15 kg and am now at the weight I was in my early 20’s. I am no longer using medication for acid reflux problems – something I have had my entire adult life. I have more vitality. My blood pressure is normal. My resting heart beat is in the mid-40s. I am not claiming it has turned the clock back, but it feels that way.

It is hard to attribute this improvement to one thing, so I believe it is the combination of all aspects. Understanding the physiology helps tremendously and I know that I only have to ask to get the information I require and the references to the latest research. Changing your lifestyle can be a lonely journey without support and encouragement!”

Steve Pickering,  Business Consultant

Read more about his story.


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. “

Anders, 56 Classical Musician

Read more about his work with CLL (Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia)


I’m 55 years old. I had the pleasure of joining Misha’s course in breathing methods, physiological understanding of the human body, and healthy cost routines. As a normal, slightly overweight middelaged man, I started the ten week course in quite a bad shape and a resting pulse well above 62.

Misha’s thorough insights of the physiological facts of the body and the connection between breathing and a healthier body and mind, was a true eye-opener for me. After ten weeks and no overwhelming efforts from my side, I reduced my resting pulse to 52, my control pause improved from start twenties til mid thirties. Which resulted in dramatical reduction of my regular headaches and to increase of my energy level. All in all, I have simply improved the quality of my life through Misha’s insights, methods and positivity.”

Klaus Jacobsen,  Business Strategist


“I have CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrom)/ ME (Myalgic Encephalomyalitis) since the age of 17. I have tried antibiotics, probiotics, different supplements and diets with little effect. One of the things that has stabilised my condition is working with pacing (adjusting activity to the amount of energy available). To avoid exhaustion I was down to very few hours of activity weekly. During the last 10 months of work with Misha my energy has slowly increased, to where I can now do 15-30 min. daily walking and breathing exercises without becoming exhausted. My parents support has been essential for me to be on the diet Misha suggested, and taking care of daily chores, so I could use my energy on the exercises. My teamwork with Misha through his Sakharoff Protocol gives me hope of coming closer to living a normal life again.”

Aske, 25 Jazz Musician

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