The Naked Eye Podcast is a show designed to help people learn how to see clearly with the naked eye. No glasses, no contacts, no laser eye surgeries… just natural vision improvement. Together we’ll explore the holistic side of eyecare and how natural alternatives like the Bates Method, Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork and more can give you healthier eyes, which leads to better eyesight and insight. Nathan Oxenfeld will be teaching you natural vision tips and vision enhancement practices, covering advances in vision training, vision science, and neuroplasticity, challenging orthodox views and belief systems, debunking vision myths, and conducting interviews with the world’s leading natural vision educators and other alternative practitioners that offer modalities that also enhance eyesight & insight. He'll also be answering listener questions and creating a forum for people who are in the process of improving their own vision holistically to share their experiences, challenges, and successes. This podcast will also be documenting The Naked Eye Book Tour 2015, which is a three-month cross-country journey to raise awareness of natural alternatives to glasses, contacts, and surgery.
062: Bates Fundamentals and Procedures with Dr. Ray Gottlieb
In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld is joined by Dr. Ray Gottlieb as they review some key parts of his Bates Fundamentals & Procedures document, which you can download at https://integraleyesight.com/raygottlieb
0:00 - 13:00 - Nathan's Introduction
14:14 - Find the PDF on Ray's website www.raygottlieb.com
14:56 - Dr. Ray Gottlieb's introduction
15:35 - Ray's vision history
16:00 - Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, and Bates in 1970
17:00 - Self-Taught Bates System leads to first clear flash
18:00 - Central Fixation at an optometry meeting
19:00 - Comparing learning eyesight improvement to learning piano
20:00 - On-demand clarity
21:00 - Curiosity and dedication help get through plateaus
23:00 - Using self-massage techniques on face and neck to relax eyes
24:00 - Being patient with the process to fizzle out frustration
26:00 - Any form of relaxation counts
27:00 - Everything in the Bates Method is about relaxing the eyes
28:00 - Story of the Presbyopia Reduction Chart
30:00 - Vision habits showing up in everyday life, practicing all the time
32:00 - Make an appointment with yourself, and show up
33:00 - Palming without the palms, maintaining visualization
34:00 - Become aware, remember to be aware, prolong attention span for the awareness, maintain awareness in demanding situations
37:00 - Blink and Breathe Now! Signs
39:00 - Breathing well changes pH of blood and increases threshold of when fight/flight response takes place
40:30 - Current research backs up Bates' practice of "Dodging"
44:00 - Bates wants us to maintain good vision habits for life
45:00 - Palming Visualization Practices
46:00 - Extending attention span for breathing
47:00 - Five Finger Exercise
51:00 - The Big Squeeze
56:00 - The Light Touch
58:00 - The Alexander Technique
59:00 - Visualizing Letters and Numbers
1:00:00 - Body Posture and Vision
1:02:00 - Love Trust and Gratitude
1:08:00 - Visualizing the Color Black
1:09:00 - Using the Star Charts for Central Fixation
1:16:00 - Convergence and Divergence on the Star Charts
1:18:00 - Building depth perception by touching the tip of a pointer to the center of a star one eye at a time
1:20:00 - Deepening the breath with breathing games
1:25:00 - The Bates Method is about the eye-mind connection, bringing more attention to where you are looking
1:28:00 - What is your #1 tip for getting started?
1:29:00 - Toning and vibration cleans your brain
1:32:00 - Brahmari Pranayama
1:33:00 - Don't try too hard to visualize
1:35:00 - Breathe 100 times, Call for the letters
1:39:00 - Go to https://raygottlieb.com/ for more information
Free Your Mind and Shift Your Eyes with Gloria Ginn
In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Gloria Ginn who has been teaching natural vision improvement for over 40 years.
Gloria tells us the story of how she improved her own vision, overviews the different levels of vision improvement, recounts the collection of Gary Gunter's talks into her book Free Your Mind to Improve Your Eyesight, explains what a Shifter is and the benefits of using it properly, and provides plenty of powerful vision tips along the way.
You can get your own Shifter and learn more about Gloria's work at her website https://www.schoolofbettereyesight.com/
You can also hear her on Episodes 13, 22, and 37 of The Better Eyesight Podcast at https://bettereyesightpodcast.com/
More information at https://integraleyesight.com/
Don't Forget To Back Up Your Data!
In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld explains why a new episode hasn't dropped in March (hard drive crashed!) and reads recent success stories from two of his vision students instead to provide some inspiration. Watch the replays of Nathan's Palming Parties by searching for "palming party" on YouTube.
Listen to the Better Eyesight Podcast at https://bettereyesightpodcast.com
Join the Better Eyesight League at https://patreon.com/bettereyesight
Rent/Buy the Vision 2020: From Eyesight To Insight documentary film at https://vision2020movie.com
Get a copy of Give Up Your Glasses For Good: Holistic Eye Care for the 21st Century at https://integraleyesight.com/shop
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059: Mitigating Artificial Blue Light with Dhruvin Patel
In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Dhruvin Patel who is an optometrist and a founder of Ocushield. His mission is to help eyes thrive in the digital age, so he has created a line of screen filters, glasses, and light bulbs that are designed to block blue light, which has been found to affect circadian rhythms and eye physiology. 1:11 - 10 years of mitigating blue light
1:51 - Dhruvin’s story
3:00 - Mom was right!
3:25 - Research Project: blue light’s effect on eye physiology and circadian rhythms
3:40 - Blue light causes visual stress in form of headaches, and suppresses melatonin to make it harder to sleep
4:40 - The creation of Ocushield
5:27 - Science-backed blue light filters for smartphones, tablets, laptops, monitors, blue blocking glasses, and eye healthy lighting
6:30 - Blocking blue light without affecting the other colors
8:10 - Natural blue light vs. Artificial blue light
9:17 - How to mitigate blue light in indoor lighting
9:35 - Kelvins = color temperature lighting… above 5000k is for daytime, not nighttime
10:21 - Oculamp allows you to control the color temperatures
11:40 - Blocking blue light for reading before bed
13:03 - The skin senses light, not just the eyes
14:07 - 30 hours of exposure to screen time (blue light) caused 40% increase in skin inflammation
16:47 - Short term effects of blue light on the eyes
17:39 - The 20:20:20 Rule
18:13 - Long term effects of blue light on the eyes
19:25 - Children’s eyes have half the protection to blue light as adult’s eyes
20:25 - Blue light and lens health
21:51 - What about night shift workers?
24:08 - The flexibility of our evolutionary biology
25:00 - The 1:1:1 Rule
26:48 - The future of Ocushield
29:09 - Nutrition & Blue Light: Zeaxanthin acts as a blue light absorber in the retina
31:00 - Letting eyes thrive in the digital age 32:19 - Looking ahead: visual stress from virtual reality
33:35 - Go to www.ocushield.com for more information
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The Principles of Natural Vision Improvement with Meir Schneider
In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Meir Schneider about his amazing story of going from 1% vision to 70% vision with the help of the Bates Method, bodywork, emotional healing, and more.
Not only does Meir overview some powerful principles of natural vision improvement, but he also shares lots of inspiring success stories from his decades of experience in the natural vision world.
[0:40] From 1% vision to 70% vision: naturally! [2:22] Jumping on trampolines when filming the Vision 2020 Documentary [4:06] A normal lens vs. Meir’s lens after five surgeries [4:26] Meir was born with cataracts, and his kids were too [7:50] Yoga for Your Eyes [8:44] Meir’s childhood in Jerusalem & Tel Aviv [11:22] Meir’s introduction to eye exercises [15:00] Dr. Bates is the father of natural vision improvement [15:29] Eyes are meant for distance vision [16:25] Two biggest enemies: chair and shoes [16:46] Poor blood flow leads to vision problems [17:31] Cataract surgery vs. stopping cataracts from growing naturally [18:50] Injections for macular degeneration vs. stopping bleeding naturally [19:12] Prevention of eye problems starts with eye exercises as a part of your life [21:11] Tension in your neck starts in your toes [23:10] Vision problems a result of poor blood flow to the visual system [23:55] Emotional connections with vision problems [25:44] Physical diopters, emotional diopters, psychological diopters [26:06] Physical benefits of gazing far into the distance in a pleasurable way [27:11] Poor vision leads to a lot of tension, and tension leads to poor vision [28:06] Do not strain to see! The power of acceptance [30:50] Stretch to loosen the fingers, wrists, neck, shoulders [31:40] Try walking backwards to activate muscles differently [33:05] We become so stiff in life, and don’t even feel it [33:46] Vision is a full-body kinesthetic experience [34:15] An interesting story about treating glaucoma naturally [38:45] Sunning to reduce eye pressure naturally [39:09] An interesting story about increasing eye pressure when it is too low [42:32] An interesting story about macular pucker [44:44] Function leads to structure, thought leads to function [45:17] Adapt to the sun [46:26] Adapt to the dark [47:07] Look at small details [47:30] Look into the distance [47:45] Expand your peripheral vision [49:25] An interesting story about a stroke of the optic nerve [50:27] Increase circulation to the eyes and brain through a variety of daily movements [51:08] The difference between muscle strength and muscle tone [53:00] Wearing glasses is like eating McDonalds [53:38] An interesting story about Meir’s partner’s vision improvement [55:50] Don’t fight with your glasses, use reduced strength lenses [56:56] Any improvement in vision is a big deal [58:35] Vision improvement is a lifelong process [58:55] Meir’s Six Day Workshop in San Francisco on February 10-15, 2022
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Winter Solstice Palming Party
You're invited to my Palming Party!
Since this Palming Party happened on the Winter Solstice, we will be reflecting back on all 12 months of 2021, and project ahead into the 12 months of 2022.
After about 30 minutes of palming together, Nathan answers some questions from the audience at the end of the Palming Party, which you can view on YouTube.
Stay tuned for the quarterly Palming Parties on the equinoxes and solstices!
Busting the Myths
Thank you for this incredible podcast! I never knew this could be possible! This podcast is great for building my belief table that it’s possible and feeding this to my suggestible sub-conscious Mind.
Lots of promotions and marketing, less of real useful content
You’ll be better of watching Nathan’s YouTube video than listening to podcasts His Podcast is a waste of time He promotes himself and others too much - many a times upto 5-7 mins , not only that, he allows his guests to promote themselves too much I know that they all need their business grow and I am willing to bear that long torture if the content was that solid but unfortunately the content is a waste of time I do watch his YouTube videos which are full of useful materials and that may propel me to give 3 star to his podcast, otherwise only one star. In one of the episodes, the interviewer was so dumb that despite Nathan explaining him multiple times what near and far sightedness is, didn’t get it. That’s the type of people you will listen in this podcast spending your precious hour or listening to Nathan about next big thing he is doing
Insightful, in all senses of the word!
Nathan’s podcast continues to enlighten me on concepts of vision and psychology that I’d never considered before. I was fortunate to take one of his courses, and the podcast is only one of his beneficial offerings. I feel he’s a gifted teacher, and his lessons extend into whole life improvement, which make his work essential and valuable. I’m very grateful to have found his books, classes, and podcasts, and it’s on my bucket list to attend a retreat.