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Episode 64: Vital Vision with Dr. Sam Berne

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Dr. Sam Berne about his new book Vital Vision (coming in February 2023), which answers the internet’s most commonly asked questions about holistic eye care, including topics like eye floaters, cataracts, diet & nutrition, and more.

Dr. Sam’s website is https://www.drsamberne.com/

Get your Free Color Lights Gifts on October 4th – https://integraleyesight.com/colorlightsworld

Don’t miss Natural Vision Improvement Day on October 15th – https://integraleyesight.com/nviday

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Episode 63: Why Eye Exercises Don’t Work (And What Does Work!)

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld shares a few upcoming opportunities to participate in natural vision improvement talks, workshops, and panels this fall and winter, and teaches a 20 minute lesson about why eye exercises alone don’t improve vision and how the habit of central fixation does.

[0:30] New Bates Method 101 Video on YouTube! Why Eye Exercises Don’t Work (And What Does Work)
[2:00] Episode 2 of TNEP – Eye Exercises vs. The Bates Method
[2:40] Naked Eye Podcast vs. Bates Method 101 YouTube videos
[3:15] Central Fixation is what does work! Diffusion (Eccentric Fixation) keeps your vision blurry!
[3:47] Color Lights World Project 2022 Events
[4:31] Light Therapy & Color Therapy
[5:34] Free Zoominar on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 @ 2pm EDT featuring 10 speakers (including me!)
[6:09] My Vision Panel with Ainhoa de Federico is on December 1st, 2022 @ 2pm EDT (Preserving Eye Health in a Screen Filled World)
[7:51] The other 5 panels in October, November, and December
[8:38] Register online at Gabrielle Buresch-Teichmann’s website www.color-buresch.at
[9:11] Natural Vision Improvement Day is on Saturday, October 15th from 10am to 6pm EDT
[10:08] AVE = Association of Vision Educators
[11:07] Natural Vision Improvement Day features Nathan Oxenfeld, Orit Kruglanski, Claudia Muehlenweg, Dr. Marc Grossman, Ainhoa de Federico, Peter Grunwald, Dr. Jacob Liberman, and an entire AVE Teacher Panel to finish
[12:27] Go to www.naturalvisionteachers.org for more info or https://bit.ly/nviday2022 
[13:22] New 6 Month Vision Improvement Program group starts this November 2022-April 2023
[13:52] More documentary screenings getting planned for early 2023
[14:18] Rent or Purchase the film (plus 4 extended interviews) www.vision2020movie.com
[15:05] Natural Vision Teacher Training Program in development!
[17:00] EXERCISE doesn’t work. RELAXATION does work.
[18:30] Don’t take your eyes to the “eye gym”, take them to the “eye spa”
[19:50] Dynamic Relaxation is achieving and maintaining relaxation in your eyes and mind as you’re using them
[20:10]The Fundamental Principle of the Bates Method = Central Fixation
[20:40] Palming is more of a passive relaxation (eyes closed)
[22:08] Central fixation is more of a dynamic relaxation (eyes open)
[22:44] Diffusion is trying to see everything equally clearly all at once
[23:00] Central Fixation is seeing best where you are looking
[24:12] The important difference between photographic camera and human eye
[26:50] Artificial lenses lead to a loss of central fixation
[29:05] Central fixation is a good vision habit to maintain in between your other vision practices
[30:55] Get a visual demonstration of diffusion vs. central fixation look like in the YouTube video
[32:52] Subscribe to my YouTube channel www.youtube.com/nathanoxenfeld 
[33:11] Daily Routine video has over 900,000 views- let’s get to a million!
[34:34] The Better Eyesight Podcast & The Better Eyesight League www.bettereyesightpodcast.com www.patreon.com/bettereyesight
[36:36] Mark your calendars for October 4th, October 15th, and December 1st, 2022!

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Episode 62: 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

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Episode 61: 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/

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Episode 60: 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

Email nathan@integraleyesight.com with feedback or suggestions for future episodes of The Naked Eye Podcast or Bates Method 101 videos on YouTube.

Thank you for listening, subscribing, and sharing!

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Episode 59: 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.

Go to www.ocushield.com for more information

Use Coupon Code “nakedeye” at checkout for 15% off! https://bit.ly/3tKoTW5

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Episode 58: 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.

Call 415 665 9574 or Email officemanager@self-healing.org
Meir’s website: https://self-healing.org/
Subscribe to The Naked Eye Podcast & The Better Eyesight Podcast https://bettereyesightpodcast.com/
Join the Better Eyesight League: https://patreon.com/bettereyesight/

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Episode 57: 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!

https://youtube.com/nathanoxenfeld

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Episode 56: Improve Your Vision By Doing Nothing with Dr. Jacob Liberman O.D., Ph.D.

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Dr. Jacob Liberman O.D., Ph.D. about his Spectral Receptivity System (SRSIII) and his unique approach to color therapy, among many other deep topics. Visit https://jacobliberman.org/ for more information about the SRSIII and more. Subscribe to The Naked Eye Podcast for more episodes. Thank you.

Make sure you subscribe to The Naked Eye Podcast & The Better Eyesight Podcast https://bettereyesightpodcast.com/

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Episode 55: Relaxing Into Clarity with Claudia Muehlenweg

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Claudia Muehlenweg who is also a Certified Bates Method Teacher! They discuss the role of relaxation in the vision healing journey, and various physical, mental, and emotional ways to achieve relaxation of the eyes, mind, and body.

Follow Claudia on Instagram @holisticvisioncoach

Subscribe to Claudia’s YouTube Channel  @Claudia Muehlenweg – Holistic Vision 

Claudia’s Website: https://myholisticvision.com/

Make sure you subscribe to The Naked Eye Podcast & The Better Eyesight Podcast https://bettereyesightpodcast.com/

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Episode 54: 360º Vision Training with Irena Castle

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Irena Castle about her brand new invention called Overbound Eyesight Trainer and how it can help us achieve more “360º Vision” through peripheral stimulation. This exciting new device utilizes selective vision obstruction to block the central vision, which allows the user to activate their peripheral vision. The implications of this can not only help athletes improve their performance, but it can also help anyone improve their overall visual performance in everyday life.

***PRODUCTION UPDATE***
The kickstarter campaign has ended and the produced has officially launched! Get your pair today: https://bit.ly/3yyPCoE

For more information, visit Irena’s website https://overboundathletics.com/ or Nathan’s website https://integraleyesight.com/

Make sure you subscribe to The Naked Eye Podcast & The Better Eyesight Podcast https://bettereyesightpodcast.com/

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Episode 53: The World’s First Bates Method Picture Book with Orit Kruglanski

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, interviews Orit Kruglanski about her new children’s book “I See Clearly”, which is the first of its kind! Hear how Orit improved her own vision naturally and how she has wonderfully crafted this new book as a way to share the Bates Method with kids and hopefully decrease the myopia epidemic in future generations. You can purchase her new book at https://iseeclearly.org/ and you can learn more about Orit at https://oritojos.com/

Nathan and Orit read the August 1921 edition of Better Eyesight, which is also focused on children’s vision, which you can listen to at https://bettereyesightpodcast.com/ or at https://patreon.com/bettereyesight. Nathan and his colleague Barry Auchettl created the Computer Eyes Program more specifically for schoolchildren or for parents or teachers who are interested in teaching the Bates Method to younger people. http://computereyesprogram.com/. Nathan and Barry also co-produced the Vision 2020: From Eyesight To Insight Documentary, which can be rented or purchased at https://vision2020movie.com/

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Episode 52: The Origin and The Future of Integral Eyesight Improvement (Moving from Asheville, NC to Burlington, VT)

After being based in North Carolina for nearly a decade, Integral Eyesight Improvement has moved north and is now based in Vermont. Owner, Nathan Oxenfeld, and his girlfriend relocated from Asheville, NC to Burlington, VT in the summer of 2021 to pursue Emma’s nursing career at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Listen along as Nathan reflects on the Asheville chapter of Integral Eyesight Improvement, and looks forward to the New England chapter ahead.

Listen to episodes of The Better Eyesight Podcast at https://www.bettereyesightpodcast.com/

Watch the Vision 2020: From Eyesight To Insight documentary at https://vision2020movie.com/

Thank you for listening and thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 51: Pain, Awareness, Breath, Relief with Dr. Amy Novotny

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld, interviews Dr. Amy Novotny who is the creator of the PABR Method and founder of the PABR institute. PABR stands for Pain, Awareness, Breath, Relief. Dr. Amy helps people gain more control over their own nervous system through application of unique breathing practices and body awareness techniques. Specifically, these practices and techniques are designed to help switch from the sympathetic state into the parasympathetic state, which can have profound benefits for the mind, body, and eyes.

You can learn more about Dr. Amy Novotny’s PABR Method at https://pabrinstitute.com/

You can learn more about Nathan Oxenfeld’s Integral Eyesight Improvement method at https://integraleyesight.com/

Listen to more episodes of The Naked Eye Podcast at https://integraleyesight.com/podcast/

Listen to episodes of The Better Eyesight Podcast at https://www.bettereyesightpodcast.com/

Watch the Vision 2020: From Eyesight To Insight documentary at https://vision2020movie.com/

Thank you for listening and thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 50: 6 Dimensions of Healing with Gayle Maree and Allan Herring

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Gayle Maree and Allan Herring, the founders of 6 Dimensions of Healing and the hosts of the Virtual Mind, Body & Spirit Festival happening March 21-30, 2021.

Click Here to Register for the Virtual Mind, Body & Spirit Festival Online: https://virtualmindbodyspiritfestival.idevaffiliate.com/119.html

Gayle and Allan walk us through the 6 Dimensions of Healing (Physical, Mental, Emotional/Spiritual, Vibration, Intention, Attitude) and how to utilize them in your self-healing process.

The Virtual Mind, Body & Spirit Festival features about 30 practitioners over 10 days of celebrating holistic health and wellness. As the end of the pandemic nears, we all find ourselves at a fork in the road. We have a choice whether to go back to the way things were before, or we can step into a new version of ourselves and our lives. This virtual festival is designed to help facilitate you moving forward into more growth. Attend Nathan’s natural vision improvement workshop as part of the festival on Friday, March 26th, 2021. https://virtualmindbodyspiritfestival.idevaffiliate.com/119.html

COLOR WEEK is happening March 13th – 20th, 2021. COLOR WEEK is a daily experience with COLOR LIGHTS world project . Let’s share our love for COLOR. We want to see your pictures, thoughts, feelings about the colors. Post with #colorweek2021 on your social media accounts. More info at https://color-buresch.at/

Utilizing Light & Color for Natural Vision Improvement Workshop Sunday, March 21, 2021 Sign up online: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpde-vrDIiGNPleGvtmcg4J8XF-LtuJaMc

Did you miss the Global Vision Summit in February? You can still get replays of all 30 speakers. https://go.hotmart.com/H47080840L

Thank you for listening and thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 49: Healing Pain From Eyes to Knees with Bill Parravano

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Bill Parravano, also known as “the knee pain guru” about pain and how to work with it, the mental and emotional connection with pain, the difference between fear and pain, and much more!

Thank you for listening and thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 48: Follow-Along Morning Meditation Routine with Nathan Oxenfeld


In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld, speaks about the importance of a morning routine and invites you to follow along with his guided routine consisting of chanting, breathing, and meditating.

The actual follow-along morning meditation routine begins at 16:00 if you want to skip ahead to that experience. The first 16 minutes are spent explaining the mechanics and the purposes of the chants and pranayamas.

1) Opening Chants and Centering

2) Pranayamas – Kapalabhati (Breath of Fire) & Nadi Suddhi (Alternate Nostril Breath)

3) Silent Meditation

4) Closing Chants and Gratitude

If you spend 1 minute in each steps, this morning routine only takes 4 minutes. If you extend the pranayamas and the silent meditation time, you can go for longer. Or, you can follow this with more Yoga practices or more Bates Method practices.

Check out the Insight Timer app for more help with learning meditation or structuring your own daily routine at home.

More information at https://integraleyesight.com/

Watch Nathan’s documentary Vision 2020: From Eyesight To Insight at https://vision2020movie.com/

Thank you for listening and thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 47: COLOR LIGHTS World Project w/ Gabrielle Buresch-Teichmann

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld speaks with Gabrielle Buresch-Teichmann about the healing potentials of color and light, and how certain color and light therapies can boost the immune system and lift the mood in cases of Seasonal Affect Disorder. In closing out the year 2020, Gabrielle is spearheading a new endeavor called the COLOR LIGHTS World Project.

She has assembled an international team of color and light experts that will be presenting their individual webinars each month in 2021 – but it all starts this month with two free “gifts to the world” on December 12th and December 19th, 2020.

Go to https://integraleyesight.com/colorlightsworld to register for one or both of these free webinars or to get more information.

Gabrielle’s website – https://color-buresch.at 

Watch Nathan’s new documentary Vision 2020: From Eyesight To Insight at https://vision2020movie.com

Join Nathan’s next 6 Month Vision Improvement Group starting in January, 2021 – https://integraleyesight.com/6month 

Thank you for listening and thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 46: Visionary Children Project w/ Dr. Ainhoa de Federico

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld chats with Dr. Ainhoa de Federico, who is a professor of sociology at the University of Toulouse in France.

Ainhoa experienced natural vision improvement on three different occasions throughout her life, which ultimately motivated her to become a natural vision trainer.

She conducts research about natural vision improvement at the university, offers classes locally and online, and is spearheading the new Visionary Children Project starting in Oaxaca, Mexico this month. This groundbreaking project is bringing the gift of natural vision improvement and holistic eye care to communities in rural areas of Mexico.

Ainhoa will also be hosting a holistic vision forum soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

Watch this video interview on YouTube – www.youtu.be/0uLp-EdBJ9k

Ainhoa’s website – www.volveraverclaro.com

Check out the Better Eyesight Podcast – www.bettereyesightpodcast.com

Watch the new documentary Vision 2020: From Eyesight To Insight – www.vision2020movie.com

Thank you for listening and thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 45: Nathan Gets Interviewed by Dr. Michael Fortini on How Are You Healing?

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld is the guest on Dr. Michael Fortini’s new show called How Are You Healing? Listen in on their conversation to hear Nathan share more of his personal story as well as some important natural vision improvement tips. Before the interview, Nathan provides an update on this month’s successful Holistic Vision Summit and worldwide premier of his new documentary Vision 2020: From Eyesight To Insight, which is now available to rent or buy!

Go to www.integraleyesight.com/hvs to get the replay of the 2020 Holistic Vision Summit, which includes the world premier of Vision 2020: From Eyesight To Insight. Or go to www.vision2020movie.com to rent or purchase our new documentary about natural vision improvement.

Go to www.wncholisticcenter.com/podcasts for more information about the How Are You Healing? Podcast and the WNC Holistic Center here in Asheville, North Carolina. You can also watch the video version of this interview on YouTube at https://youtu.be/6kj-sNA9KFo

Thank you for listening and thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 44: The Intersection of Yoga & Bates Method with J. Brown

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld is joined by J. Brown to discuss the similarities between Yoga and the Bates Method.

J. Brown is a world-renowned yoga teacher based in Pennsylvania and host of the Yoga Talks Podcast.

With both their backgrounds in yoga and their shared curiosity about natural vision improvement, J. and Nathan had an enlightening conversation that covered topics ranging from the negative side effects of wearing glasses, the importance of spending time outdoors with the naked eye, the benefits of taking more gentle and subtle approaches to yoga and vision training, the role of intuition and the third eye, the difference between controlling your vision and finding power in your vision, the limiting and liberating aspects of beliefs, finding the right amount of healthy skepticism and questioning, the power of visualization, and much more!

Watch the video version of this podcast on YouTube – www.youtu.be/iiU5xVBVi3Q

Check out J. Brown’s podcast Yoga Talks and visit his website www.jbrownyoga.com to read his inspiring blog.

Go to www.integraleyesight.com/hvs for more information about the 2020 Holistic Vision Summit on Thursday, October 8th, including the world premier of Vision 2020: From Eyesight To Insight.

Thank you for listening and thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 43: Neuroplastic Adventures with Victor Mifsud

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld is joined by Victor Mifsud, the creator of the documentary film My Neuroplastic Adventure, which is now available on iTunes!

Victor was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at the age of 9, which eventually led him on an enlightening journey to explore alternative approaches to eye care and self-healing.

Nathan and Victor chat about the self-healing potential of the eyes and brain through neuroplasticity, the emotional and psychological connections with various vision issues, the impressive healing power of light, the influence of electromagnetic frequencies on the eyes and brain, the effects of blue light and screen time on visual development, the exciting area of medicine exploring the use of peptides, and more…

Watch the video version of this podcast on YouTube – www.youtu.be/nvX-XS6aQos

For more information on Victor, go to http://selfoptimized.io or follow @blindbiohacker on Instagram.

Thank you for listening and thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 42: The Mission of “Better Eyesight” with Esther Joy van der Werf and Gloria Ginn

In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld is joined by Esther Joy van der Werf to celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of starting the Better Eyesight Podcast, which is their new podcast that reads Dr. Bates’ monthly publications from exactly 100 years ago. Dr. William Bates published Better Eyesight every month from 1919 to 1930, so Nathan and Esther (and many other natural vision teachers) will be releasing monthly podcasts for a total of 11 years!

After a chat with Esther, Nathan reads the article titled “The Mission of Better Eyesight”, (starting at 11:15) which was originally published by Dr. Bates in the July 1920 edition of Better Eyesight.

After he reads the article, Nathan is joined by guest teacher Gloria Ginn to discuss the article. You can listen to the rest of the episode, and all the previous episodes, at https://bettereyesightpodcast.com

Watch the video version of this podcast on YouTube – www.youtu.be/zPvfpG56Mxg

You can join the Better Eyesight League for even more perks like full episodes, PDFs, monthly meet-ups, and vision coaching sessions at https://patreon.com/bettereyesight

Nathan’s website – https://integraleyesight.com

Esther’s website – https://visionsofjoy.org

Gloria’s website – https://www.schoolofbettereyesight.com

Thank you for listening and thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 41: Myopia is Mental with Mark Warren

In this episode of The Naked Eye Podcast, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Mark Warren about his vision healing journey.

They discuss the similarities and differences between cameras and human eyes, the importance of our depth perception, the role of our peripheral vision, and lots more.

Watch the video version of this podcast on YouTube at https://youtu.be/WyFgY7kUDuE

You can learn more about Mark Warren at https://myopiaismental.com/

You can learn more about Nathan at https://integraleyesight.com/

You can listen to the previous episodes of The Naked Eye Podcast at https://integraleyesight.com/podcast/

Thank you for listening!

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 40: The Rapid Healing Technique with Jerriann Taber Ph.D.

In Episode 40 of The Naked Eye Podcast, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews his vision teacher, Dr. Jerriann J. Taber Ph.D. about The Rapid Healing Technique, which is a method of clearing emotions and addressing underlying root causes of vision problems.

Dr. Taber is leading an introductory workshop that teaches how to do the Rapid Healing Technique on Saturday, May 30th, 2020.

Go to https://www.integraleyesight.com/rht to sign up! The first 18 people will get a paperback copy of Dr. Taber’s book, The Rapid Healing Technique, and everyone after that will get the eBook version to accompany the workshop.

Watch the video version of this podcast on YouTube at https://youtu.be/xChKZOpa8ag

The Rapid Healing Technique is also taught in Nathan’s upcoming 6 Month Vision Improvement Program… go to https://www.integraleyesight.com/6month for more information.

To learn more about Dr. Taber, visit her website at https://www.eyerobics.net/

Thank you, and make sure you subscribe to The Naked Eye Podcast in your favorite podcast listening app!

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 39: Latin American Holistic Vision Conference Recap

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld recaps his recent trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina to attend the first Latin American Holistic Vision Conference in February, 2020.

If you’re feeling cooped up because of the COVID-19 Quarantine, then palm your eyes and come along for a journey to South America!

To attend an upcoming free Vision Tune-Up Tuesday on YouTube Live, go to https://www.integraleyesight.com/live

For more about the new children’s vision program called Computer Eyes, go to https://integraleyesight.com/computereyes

For more about the new vision documentary called Vision 2020: From Eyesight To Insight, go to https://www.gofundme.com/2020movie

To listen to the Better Eyesight Podcast, go to https://www.bettereyesightpodcast.com

For more information go to https://www.integraleyesight.com

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 38: Natural Vision as a Survival Skill & Seeing Beyond the Pandemic

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld explores how natural vision is a survival skill that can help in dire times, like we are seeing right now with the global Coronavirus pandemic. The Bates Method of natural vision improvement teaches you how to improve the overall health of your eyes holistically, which can lead to clearer vision naturally and thus decreased dependency on artificial lenses, glasses, and contacts. Countries around the world are shutting down, and closing “non-essential” businesses. In some places, that includes eye doctors. What are you going to do if your glasses break while in quarantine? What if you’re not able to reorder more contact lenses and you run out? How will you function in your everyday life? That’s where the Bates Method comes in.

By learning simple relaxation techniques and implementing vision enhancing practices, you can learn how to see clearly with just your naked eyes and no longer worry about depending on visual crutches anymore. Nathan also points out the synchronicity of Dr. Bates publishing an article in the March 1920 Better Eyesight Magazine called “Influenza – A Quick Cure”. Listen to The Better Eyesight Podcast to hear the full article! Also, just last month Nathan released Episode 37 of The Naked Eye Podcast called “How Your Worldview & Self Image Can Influence Your Eyesight”. Little did he know that a few weeks later the entire human population on the planet would be going through a major worldview shift in a very short amount of time. Listen to The Naked Eye Podcast to learn more.

Finally, Nathan also invites you to practice seeing beyond this current health crisis and clarify your vision of your future. There are so many unknowns right now that can be quite unsettling. If your future looks fuzzy, spend some time palming your eyes and visualizing a clearer version of what you’d like to see in the coming months and years ahead.

Watch the video version of this podcast on YouTube at https://youtu.be/_RrwVRyU4WU

Search for The Naked Eye Podcast & Better Eyesight Podcast on your favorite podcast listening app, or go to https://www.integraleyesight.com/podcasts

Support Nathan’s documentary coming out this year! Vision 2020: From Eyesight to Insight https://www.gofundme.com/2020movie

Make a donation to Integral Eyesight Improvement LLC to support the continued creation of high quality videos and podcasts about holistic eye care and natural vision improvement – https://paypal.me/integraleyesight

May all beings everywhere be happy, healthy, and free from suffering.

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this episode.

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Episode 37: How Your Worldview and Self-Image Can Influence Your Eyesight

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld discusses the deeper connections between your worldview, your self-image, and your vision. Holistic eye care is all about expanding your definition of “vision” and including more factors in what vision can mean to you beyond just eyesight. It is also about investigating the non-physical factors that have shaped your vision in the past and continue to shape your vision today. This list on non-physical factors affecting your vision can be quite long, but today we are honing in on two in particular: worldview and self-image. Your worldview is how you think, feel, believe, and perceive the world outside of yourself. Your self-image is how you think, feel, believe, and perceive yourself and how you fit into the world. Your worldview and your self-image are formed through a combination of personal experiences and from what you take on from external sources. Sometimes we feel stuck in a certain worldview or self-image. Likewise, we can also feel stuck in a certain way of seeing. However, by becoming more flexible with these changeable non-physical factors like your worldview and self-image, you create the possibility of making a positive change with your physical eyesight. This episode was recorded from Buenos Aires, Argentina as Nathan prepares to attend the first Latin American Holistic Vision Conference.

www.bettereyesightpodcast.com

www.naturalvisionteachers.com

www.gofundme.com/2020movie

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this episode.

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Episode 36: Winter Solstice Meditation

Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld offers monthly Vision Halls for his private vision students as perk of enrolling in one of his online programs or attending one of his live events. This is an excerpt from the special Winter Solstice Meditation taught on December 21st, 2019. To access the second half of this video, to access the entire Vision Hall Archive, and access all future monthly Vision Halls throughout 2020 and beyond, please go to https://www.integraleyesight.com to learn more about becoming one of Nathan’s vision students.

Winter Solstice Meditation – December 21st, 2019 -Embracing the balance between light and dark… -The potential healing properties of darkness… Guided palming visualization… -Reflecting on the lowlights and highlights of the last decade 2010-2019… -Looking ahead to 20/20 vision in 2020 and beyond… -Q&A

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this episode.

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Episode 35: Light & Color Conference in Croatia, Holistic Vision Conference in Germany, and Vision Retreat in USA

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld recaps his recent three week trip through Europe to attend the International Light Association Conference in Pula, Croatia followed by the International Holistic Vision Conference near Frankfurt, Germany. Both of the conferences were filled with amazing speakers by leaders in the fields of light therapy and vision therapy. Listen along as Nathan gives you a glimpse inside what gets explored at these eye-opening gatherings. Right after returning to America, Nathan led a 4 Day Eyesight & Insight Immersion Retreat near Asheville, North Carolina, which he also shares a bit about.

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this episode.

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Episode 34: How To Breathe Through Stress and Relax When Busy

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld teaches you a strategy to reduce stress, anxiety, and worry, and increase relaxation, clarity, and focus. This breathing technique, often called “Box Breathing” involves inhaling for 4 seconds, holding for 4 seconds, exhaling for 4 seconds, holding for 4 seconds, and repeating. With practice, the number of seconds can be gradually increased to 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, etc. It is recommended to do this breathing practice while sitting down or lying down in a safe and comfortable place. As a yoga teacher, Nathan utilizes breathing practices and yogic pranayamas on a regular basis to manage stress – even when it is good stress. This is a fast and simple way to switch from the sympathetic “fight, flight, freeze” nervous system to the parasympathetic “rest, digest, relax” nervous system.

AWESOME STUFF COMING UP:

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this episode.

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Episode 33: A Conversation with Barry Auchettl

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld sits down for a conversation with Barry Auchettl. Barry Auchettl is the founder of Eye Power, the creator of Conversations The Game, and the facilitator of Life Vision Mentoring. He is based in the Gold Coast, Australia and joined Nathan for a week of filming on the West Coast of USA for the new Vision 2020 Documentary. All of these topics and more are covered in their chat, so have a listen!

Visit https://www.barryau.com for more information about Barry Auchettl, Eye Power, Conversations, and Life Vision Mentoring. Visit https://www.gofundme.com/2020movie for more information about the Vision 2020 Documentary where you can donate to support the project and share the page with your friends and family. Donations for the documentary can also be sent via PayPal at https://paypal.me/integraleyesight Thank you!

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 32: Accelerate Your Health with Sara Banta

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Sara Banta, the owner of Accelerated Health Products. They discuss supplementing with silver and gold, the importance of collagen for the eyes and iodine for the third eye, the benefits of ketogenic diet, and much more!

Sara is a Health Coach and busy mother of three who are now 12, 14 and 16 years old. She completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University with a degree in Economics and Psychology in 1998. In 2016, she graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and The Invincible Wellness System. Through her journey, she has had to solve many health issues within her family including her son suffering from leukemia at the age of nine, her daughter having allergies, anemia and asthma, her husband having heart issues, her other daughter having comprehension and learning issues, in addition to headaches. This of course is on top of her own issues with fertility, hormones, adult acne, IBS, digestive issues, heavy metals and much more.  She has had to Connect the dots and realize what was causing all of these issues and what the solutions were, which also of course involved the mind body connection. A lot of the same solutions that heal the gut or the brain are the same solutions that heal and help eyesight. With that, she has devoted her life to providing guidance and all natural health supplements and solutions that heal the body and the problems not just addressing the symptoms to her clients. 

***She has offered a 15% off coupon code (nakedeyepodcast15) for our listeners on her website www.acceleratedhealthproducts.com***

Visit integraleyesight.com/tour for details on the upcoming Eye Yoga and Vision Workshops in July in Vancouver BC, Portland OR, and New York City NY.

Visit www.gofundme.com/2020movie to learn more about the upcoming Vision 2020 Documentary and donate to the cause!

Visit www.bettereyesightpodcast.com to listen to the 3 teaser episodes leading up to the official launch on July 1st.

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 31: My Journey From Blur to Clarity

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld, recounts his personal journey from daily dependence on glasses and contacts for myopia and astigmatism for over a decade, to reaching the point of seeing 20/20 without lenses. Take a walk down memory lane starting all the way back when he got his first pair of glasses in elementary school, some of the deeper underlying root causes that most eye doctors don’t talk about, all the way to college where he was first introduced to The Bates Method and natural vision improvement.

Nathan shares the exact steps he took starting from the first day he began retraining his vision, the initial successes he experienced, as well as some of the hurdles and challenges he encountered along the way. Follow along as this journey ventures through Iceland, Yogaville, Central America, USA, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia! As you listen to his personal story, you’ll also gain insights about your own personal vision story, and also pick up some helpful hints and “a-ha” moments throughout. This episode was suggested by a Naked Eye Podcast listener, so if you have any suggestions for future episodes or interviews, please send an email to nathan@integraleyesight.com.

Check out the new Better Eyesight Podcast and become a member of the Better Eyesight League!

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 30: Back In Asheville, Down Under Recap, Exciting Vision Events in 2019

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld, updates you on the rest of his trip in Australia, including adding 4 free vision walks to the end of the trip, his relocation back to Asheville to open the new Integral Eyesight Improvement office, the launch of his new 6 month vision improvement program starting with 2 free webinars on March 27th and April 1st to explain the program and answer questions, 2 potential vision improvement retreats happening in Vancouver this summer and in Asheville this fall, and the release of the brand new Better Eyesight Podcast this July.

Click here to see the photos from New Zealand and Australia.

Click here to see the video of the new IEI office in Asheville.

Click here to sign up for a free webinar on 3/27 or 4/1.

Click here to learn more about the 6 Month Vision Improvement Program.

Stay tuned for more details about the vision retreats and new podcast!

Visit www.integraleyesight.com for more information.

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 29: Visualizing Your New Year

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld reviews his 2018 and previews his 2019. Then he leads you through an interactive 8 minute palming practice where you get a chance to reflect on your past year and visualize what you want to see in the upcoming year (practice begins at 26:26).

Click here to watch the video version of this episode – https://youtu.be/Q8bqTiJVrDA

To learn more about this topic, to sign up for the monthly “Eyesight Insights” email newsletter, to check out Nathan’s one-on-one online vision coaching and online Holistic Vision Program, and more, please visit https://www.integraleyesight.com/

Click Here to get the new edition of Nathan’s book “Give Up Your Glasses For Good: Holistic Eye Care for the 21st Century” in paperback or eBook – https://www.integraleyesight.com/shop

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 28: Follow-Along Holistic Vision Routine with Nathan Oxenfeld

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld guides you through about a half-dozen holistic vision practices to give you a personal experience of natural vision improvement. Settle in, eliminate all distractions, and follow along for about 45 minutes of:

  1. Diaphragmatic Breathing, Sighing, and Yawning
  2. Stretching Head, Neck, and Shoulders
  3. Reverse Blinking to Cultivate Clear Flashes
  4. Finger Swinging to Establish Oppositional Movement
  5. Near to Far Shifting to Improve Focusing
  6. Palming & Visualizing to Relax Eyes and Mind

This holistic vision routine is designed for people of all ages with all types of vision problems, as well as people without vision problems as a way to preserve healthy eyes. All the practices are designed to be done without wearing glasses or contacts.

Find yourself in a comfortable, safe space where you can be without artificial lenses. This episode is not one to listen to in the background while doing other things. This episode requires your complete attention, so download it and save it until you’re home and can fully immerse yourself in the process to obtain the greatest benefit. You will only experience flashes of clarity and vision improvements when you perform these practices in a mindful way. Keep in mind that the overall goal is RELAXATION, so NEVER STRAIN or try too hard. These are NOT EYE EXERCISES, these are RELAXATION TECHNIQUES.

Repeat this routine on a regular basis, every day or every other day, to build momentum and continue experiencing ongoing improvements in your eyesight and insight.

For more help, consider enrolling in Nathan’s online Holistic Vision Program, which contains 10 more structured vision guides in video and audio format, or to work with Nathan one-on-one as your Vision Coach.

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 27: PNW Book Tour & 2018 Vision Conference Recap

In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld shares the dates and locations of his outdoor vision walks and indoor vision workshops happening in Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, and Portland as part of his Pacific Northwest Book Tour. He then gives you a glimpse inside the recent 2018 Association of Vision Educators Conference by introducing you to the presenters and sharing his takeaways from their talks and workshops in hopes of inspiring you and motivating you to keep learning more about the power of natural vision improvement for your eyes, your brain, and your life.

Links mentioned in this episode:

You can learn more about Nathan’s West Coast Book Tour at https://www.integraleyesight.com/tour

You can learn more about the Association of Vision Educators (AVE) at https://www.naturalvisionteachers.com

Thanks to Audionautix for the music used in this podcast.

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Episode 26: Bates Method FAQ #3

In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld answers some frequently asked questions about the Bates Method of natural vision improvement, including:

  • What order should I watch your Bates Method 101 videos in?
  • Should vision practices be done with or without glasses?
  • Can I wear glasses after I do the practices?
  • What do I do once my vision improves naturally and my glasses become too strong?
  • Does natural vision improvement really work?

Nathan also provides some inspiring success stories and case histories, and clarifies some key points that will lead to greater successes with the Bates Method.

You can find the video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/nathanoxenfeld

You can learn more about Nathan’s West Coast Book Tour at https://www.integraleyesight.com/tour

Thanks to Audionautix for the music used in this podcast.

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Episode 25: Reversing Astigmatism with Esther Joy Van Der Werf

In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Esther Joy Van Der Werf about the functional causes of astigmatism, and natural ways to reverse it without glasses or contacts. Whether you’re trying to get rid of astigmatism or prevent astigmatism in the future, this episode will provide you with several action steps and insights on how to accomplish that. Esther and Nathan also cover lots of complimentary topics that will help you hone your holistic vision practice and make sure you are approaching it correctly in order to actually experience beneficial results and improvements in your vision.

Esther Joy Van Der Werf’s website – https://www.visionsofjoy.org/

Dr. Elliott Forrest – A New Model of Functional Astigmatism – http://bit.ly/forrest1

Dr. Elliott Forrest – Eye Scan Therapy for Astigmatism – http://bit.ly/forrest2

Astigmatism Chart – http://bit.ly/astigmatismchart

Support The Naked Eye Podcast – https://www.paypal.me/integraleyesight

Music by Audionautix – http://audionautix.com

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Episode 24: Greg Marsh and the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews one of his colleagues, Greg Marsh. Listen to learn Greg’s personal story of improving his vision using the Bates Method and how he addresses the underlying emotional root causes of vision problems using the Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT. Greg leads Nathan through a demonstration of the EFT tapping technique and shares a handful of powerful case histories and success stories of using EFT to overcome physical, mental, and emotional issues. For more information about Greg Marsh and his work, please visit his website at http://www.bettereyesightnow.com/

Nathan just got back from his East Coast Book Tour, which you can see a photoessay of at – https://www.integraleyesight.com/eastcoastcomplete2018 – and is getting ready to begin his next 12 Week Group Online Course on July 10th, 2018 which you can get more info about at – https://www.integraleyesight.com/groupcourse

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 23: East Coast Book Tour and Sneak Peek of New Book

Nathan Oxenfeld just released the new and improved edition of Give Up Your Glasses For Good: Holistic Eye Care for the 21st Century.
You are invited to attend one of his Holistic Vision Improvement Workshops along his one month East Coast book tour in June 2018:
6/3 – Richmond, VA
6/9 – Philadelphia, PA
6/11 – New York City, NY
6/14 – Boston, MA
6/16 – Portland, ME
6/19 – Chester, MA
6/20 – Douglassville, PA
Details, Locations, Times, and Tickets at www.integraleyesight.com/tour
Free Yoga Festival in Richmond on June 2 – www.peaceloverva.com

In this episode you will get an exclusive sneak peek inside Nathan’s new book as he walks you through chapter by chapter explaining the vision training process along the way. You can order the paperback or eBook version of Give Up Your Glasses For Good at www.integraleyesight.com/shop

Follow Integral Eyesight Improvement on Facebook: www.facebook.com/integraleyesightimprovement
and on Instagram: www.instagram.com/integraleyesight
Music: www.audionautix.com

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Episode 22: Aldous Huxley’s Reading Rules for Clearer Vision Near and Far

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld reads a section of Aldous Huxley’s book The Art Of Seeing that explains a handful of simple yet powerful suggestions to transform reading from an activity that tires your eyes into an activity that improves your vision.

  1. Every 1-2 sentences, close your eyes for 1-2 seconds and remember the last word and punctuation mark.
  2. Every 1-2 pages, palm your eyes for 10-30 seconds or more.
  3. Sun your eyes, palm your eyes, and sun your eyes again before reading, or during reading.
  4. Gaze up at distant eye chart, calendar, or out window every couple of pages.
  5. Use memory and imagination to visualize perfect word or letter, or imagine black dots left/right or above/below letter, shifting back and forth mentally and physically.
  6. Gaze at tiny text or microprint in a relaxed way before and during reading.
  7. Do not hold your breath while you read. Breathe rhythmically.
  8. Do not stare or try and see a whole sentence or phrase at once (diffuse). Blink and centralize.
  9. Do not frown while you read. Catch your facial muscles straining and consciously relax them.
  10. Do not read through half closed eyelids. Keep eyes open normal. Use a slot reader.

Click Here for the full PDF of Aldous Huxley’s The Art Of Seeing.
Click Here to get notified right when the new edition of Give Up Your Glasses For Good is available.
Click Here to learn more about Nathan’s upcoming 2018 Book Tours.
Click Here to learn more about Nathan’s online courses and programs.
Click Here to subscribe to the Integral Eyesight Improvement YouTube channel for more videos.
Thanks to www.audionautix.com for the music used in this podcast.

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Episode 21: Computer Vision and Blocking Blue Light with Daniel Georgiev, the creator of Iris

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Daniel Georgiev, the creator of Iris, which is a blue light blocking computer software. Daniel lives in Bulgaria and his Iris software has been gaining more traction recently. Apple and Android have both added blue-blocking features to all their smartphones and tablets… but what about your laptop or desktop computer? That’s where Iris comes in. You can download Iris on all your laptops and computers to begin protecting your eyes from the potentially hazardous effects of excessive exposure to blue light being emitted from your screens. Blocking blue light by using softwares, blue blocking glasses, improving our vision habits, or limiting screen time, can help decrease Computer Vision Syndrome symptoms, prevent blurry vision and dry eyes, and even prevent future development of eye complications like cataracts and macular degeneration. Nathan and Daniel discuss the negative effects of the blue light coming from your screen and how to block it, the flicker rate of your screen and how to fix it, the benefits of full spectrum sunlight to counteract screen time, whether blue blocking glasses work or not, proper vision habits while working on the computer, proper lighting and different types of artificial light bulbs, and many other interesting topics. To download the free Iris Mini or to buy a lifetime license for Iris Pro, visit http://www.iristech.co/. To watch Daniel’s TED Talk, go to https://youtu.be/HN30fO2I2aU. Thanks to www.audionautix.com for the music used in this podcast.

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Episode 20: How An Eye Doctor Improvement His Vision Naturally 100 Years Ago

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld reads you the story of Dr. William Bates’ own personal experience recounting how he discovered one of the fundamental truths about natural vision improvement: that memory brings vision. As a conventionally trained ophthalmologist, Dr. Bates was trying all kinds of experiments involving strain, tension, and effort to try and get his farsighted eyes to be able to focus on fine print up close without his reading glasses. He even consulted hypnotherapists, electricity specialists, neuro-psychologists, and more, but to no avail.  After months and months of failed experimentation upon himself, he finally had a breakthrough one night with the help of his trusty assistant. This breakthrough enabled him to be able to read the fine print on a newspaper clearly without his reading glasses, and eventually led him to make even more discoveries about how to reverse all kinds of other vision problems with the help of the memory, imagination, and visualization – not by doing physical eye exercises. Listen to Nathan read this story to you from the February 1922 edition of Dr. Bates’ Better Eyesight Magazine, which was a monthly publication that spanned 11 years and was devoted to the exploration of holistic eye care and alternative approaches to preventing and reversing vision problems naturally. After reading the article, Nathan spends some time reflecting on the material and adds some commentary to make it easier to understand and apply to your life and your vision. If you want to go even deeper into the process of improving your vision naturally, just like William Bates and Nathan Oxenfeld did, then consider either enrolling in Nathan’s online vision improvement course the Holistic Vision Program or consider working with Nathan privately in the form of one-on-one vision training lessons online. Thanks to www.audionautix.com for the music used in this podcast.

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Episode 19: European Vision Tour and International Holistic Vision Conference Recap

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld gives a preview of some exciting things coming up in 2018 including his next 12 Week Online Group Vision Improvement Course from January 17th-April 11th, the planned release of the new 3rd edition of his book Give Up Your Glasses For Good: Holistic Eye Care for the 21st Century, an East Coast US Book Tour in the summer, a West Coast US Book Tour in the fall, and the next Association of Vision Educators Conference in Portland, Oregon in September. He then recounts his recent one month European Vision Tour where he offered 5 free natural vision improvement walks in Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, and London, and attended his first International Holistic Vision Conference in Scotland. He introduces you to the magnificent speakers at that conference and briefly reviews the topics of their talks that covered powerfully varied approaches to natural vision improvement, including the Bates Method, Massage, Binocular Vision, Truama Releasing, Somatic Experiencing, Neurolinguistic Programming, Bach Flower Remedies, Sound Therapy, and more. To see some pictures from his European Vision Tour, visit https://www.integraleyesight.com/europe2017 and to read Nathan’s article called “Look With Love: The Art of Receptive Eyesight”, visit https://www.integraleyesight.com/lookwithlove. Thanks to www.audionautix.com for the music used in this podcast.

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Episode 18: What Is The Bates Method and How Does Natural Vision Improvement Work?

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld answers the simple question – What Is The Bates Method? and proceeds to explain exactly how it is possible that you can retrain your eyes, brain, and mind to see clearly again without using glasses or contacts or getting a laser eye surgery. This idea was suggested to Nathan by a woman he met in one of his free natural vision improvement walks he hosted throughout Europe in October. She requested an episode where I explain the Bates concepts in simple and easy to understand terms so she can share it with her friends and family who want to learn more about what it is and how it works. Nathan also briefly explains what he does as a Bates Method teacher and coach and overviews some of the ways he teaches people how to see clearly again naturally. If you have a question or suggestion for a podcast episode, feel free to visit www.integraleyesight.com and contact Nathan. Visit www.integraleyesight.com/europe2017 for a recap of Nathan’s European Vision Tour. Stay tuned for more events happening in 2018 like a new 12 Week Online Group Course, a new edition of Nathan’s book Give Up Your Glasses For Good, an East Coast US Book Tour in the Spring/Summer, and a Pacific Northwest Book Tour in the Fall, as well as more podcasts and videos! Thanks to www.audionautix.com for the music used in this podcast.

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Episode 17: Alternative Myopia Research and Proven Natural Treatment by Doug Marsh

In this episode of The Naked Eye Podcast, Nathan reads Doug Marsh’s enlightening 5-part article titled “Alternative Myopia Research and Proven Natural Treatment” including:
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Problems with the Excess Near Work Theory
Part 3: Problems with the Hereditary Theory
Part 4: A Radical Mind-Body Theory for The Cause of Myopia
Part 5: A Successful and Empowering Solution to Control Myopia
This 5-part article was a follow up to Doug’s previous 4-part article titled Orthodox Myopia Research: Blind Alleys and No Cure and a precursor to his article Optometrist Cures Her Own Myopia.
Doug Marsh is a retired civil engineer who improved his vision and wrote Restoring Your Eyesight: A Taoist Approach, a book about blending the Bates Method with the ancient principles of Taoism. He also wrote a 2-part article called “The Tao of Colors” Part 1 & Part 2.
Visit www.iblindness.org for more articles, ebooks, and discussion forums about natural vision improvement. There you will also find an inspiring collection of case histories and Bates Method Success Stories.
Click Here to watch Nathan’s Bates Method 101 video teaching you the practice of Palming so you can palm your eyes while you listen to this episode!

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Episode 16: Massage Therapy, Children’s Vision, and Juggling with Marybetts Sinclair

In this episode of the Naked Eye Podcast, Nathan interviews Marybetts Sinclair, who is a massage therapist and natural vision improvement teacher from Corvallis, Oregon. Marybetts has been a massage therapist since 1975 and loves exploring the connection between chronic upper body tension and vision problems. Her interest in this began when she noticed that the relaxation she provided people through her bodywork and massage would almost immediately vanish the moment they stood up and put their glasses back on. To facilitate the most comprehensive solution, she started referring her clients to see other practitioners of the Feldenkrais Method, the Alexander Technique, and the Bates Method. After significantly improving her own vision using the Bates Method, she also became certified to teach it and incorporate it with her preexisting massage practice. Marybetts is also an avid juggler and talks about how juggling can grow your brain and improve your vision. Visit http://www.marybettssinclair.com for more information about Marybetts and her books, articles, and classes.
Hey Kids! Keep Those Peepers Moving! Why Juggling is Good for the Eyes by Marybetts Sinclair
The Transmission of Refractive Errors Within Eskimo Families by Francis A. Young
Visit https://www.integraleyesight.com/program to learn about Nathan’s new Holistic Vision Program.
Please Subscribe on iTunes and leave a 5-Star Rating! Thanks to Audionautix for the music.

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Episode 15: Clarifying Your Past, Present, and Future Vision and Exploring Your Eye-Mind Connection

In this episode, Nathan invites you to think about your vision in terms of the past, the present, and the future. Your past vision refers to your vision history. To clarify your past vision you need to explore your own unique underlying root causes to your vision problem, whether it was physical, mental, or emotional in nature. Your present vision refers to your vision right now. To clarify your present vision you need to create and maintain a daily holistic vision routine. You also need to make sure you are staying present during your practices, which is referred to as your Eye-Mind connection. Your future vision refers to your vision of your future and the future of the world. To clarify your future vision you need to set goals and work toward achieving those goals by creating vision boards and visualizing your future self. Reflect on your 2016, look toward your 2017, and enjoy the right here and right now. Email nathan@integraleyesight.com to share your vision goals or ask questions.

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Episode 14: Vision Educators Conference Recap

In this episode Nathan recaps his experience at the 5-day conference with the Association of Vision Educators at the Peaceful Meadow Retreat Center in Boulder, Colorado in late September 2016. He gives you a peek inside the conference including some of the workshops, speakers, and topics discussed throughout the eye-opening long weekend. Here is the link to see Dr. Elliott B. Forrest’s New Model of Functional Astigmatism and here is the link to see Dr. Ray Gottlieb’s amazing Presbyopia Chart both mentioned in this episode. Email nathan (at) integraleyesight.com with questions or suggestions. Thanks!

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Episode 13: Vision and Posture w/ Alexander Technique teacher Michele Drivon

In this episode Nathan interviews Michele Drivon, a practitioner of the Alexander Technique. Michele explains what the Alexander Technique is, how it helped her life, and a little bit about the history of F.M. Alexander. Michele also studied the Bates Method with Nathan so they converse about some of the similarities and differences between the Alexander and Bates approaches to health and wellness. Michele’s practice is called ‘Conscious Alignment’, and in this talk we dive into a few different interpretations and different definitions of alignment can mean in terms of the body, mind, and spirit. There are a ton of gems in this interview, so make sure you listen all the way through, and while you’re at it head over to www.consciousalignment.com to learn more about Michele and the Alexander Technique. The Alexander Technique can really compliment your Bates Method practice, so maybe even consider taking a few Alexander Technique lessons with a practitioner near you (Michele’s got links to teacher directories on her site).

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Episode 12: 10 Vision FAQs

Nathan Oxenfeld answers several frequently asked questions about natural vision improvement on 10 topics:
1. The role of a vision coach (1:00)
2. The emotional root causes of vision problems (10:25)
3. The role of glasses and contacts (20:56)
4. Computer Vision Syndrome (28:28)
5. The risks of LASIK (35:08)
6. Palming supplements (37:27)
7. Clear flashes and night vision (41:26)
8. The role of relaxation and mental approaches (43:46)
9. Improving your child’s vision (53:29)
10. The role of diet & nutrition (57:43)

Important references mentioned in this video:
https://integraleyesight.com/schedule/
https://integraleyesight.com/testimonials/
https://integraleyesight.com/emotions/
https://integraleyesight.com/batesmethod/diet-and-nutrition/
https://youtu.be/Z–1JL75GFc – Bates Method 101: How To Visualize
Give Up Your Glasses For Good by Nathan Oxenfeld
Healthy Vision by Neal Adams MD

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or send them directly through email. Also, if you have noticed any positive change or improvement in your vision please share your experience for others to read as well to help increase their inspiration and motivation. Thanks!

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Episode 11: We’ve Moved!

This episode updates you with the recent relocation of Integral Eyesight Improvement from Asheville to Carrboro, NC. There are many opportunities coming up to get involved with vision training both live and online. Stay tuned for updates for exciting happenings this summer! Click Here for your Free Vision Tune-Up

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Episode 10: Neuroplasticity with Dr. David Hardy

In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Dr. David Hardy with Apex Brain Centers about neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change, and the implications brain training can have on cognition, memory, balance, vision, and more. Visit www.apexbraincenters.com or subscribe to the Train Your Brain Podcast for more information.

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Episode 9: Vision Improvement Q&A

Nathan Oxenfeld answers some recent questions about reading eye charts, the risks of laser surgery, skepticism and doubt about natural vision improvement, the possibility of reversing high myopia, the next 12 week online vision course, and some specific Bates Method practices like swinging, sunning, palming, and more. He also shares some positive case histories from people’s comments on YouTube to share the success stories of people improving their vision. Read more about Dr. Bates’ research here: www.central-fixation.com and read the recent study backing up the efficacy of vision training here: http://www.idosi.org/mejsr/mejsr13(3)13/15.pdf
Want your question to be answered in an episode of the Naked Eye Podcast? Submit your questions to nathan@integraleyesight.com

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Episode 8: Arrested and Taken to Court for Teaching the Bates Method

In this episode Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld, recounts the tale of Margaret Darst Corbett getting arrested and taken to court for teaching the Bates Method in the early 1940s. Local optometrists and ophthalmologists charged Mrs. Corbett with “practicing medicine and optometry and using drugs without a license”. However, Corbett never claimed to be an eye doctor, nor ever used any medicine, lenses, or surgeries in her “eye re-education” lessons. Her innocence, backed up by the testimony of hundreds of her loyal followers who benefitted from receiving her services, led not only to the case being dismissed, but also boosted her publicity and gained her many new students, including members of the jury in her trial!

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Episode 7: Perfect Sight Without Glasses

In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld informs you about his online video series called “Bates Method 101” that can be found on YouTube, gives you a glimpse of the future of the Naked Eye Podcast, which will be expanding its scope to explore other self-healing modalities that can help improve your vision, and reads an excerpt from Dr. Bates’ 1920 book Perfect Sight Without Glasses which can be read online for free at www.central-fixation.com.

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Episode 6: 5 Bad Vision Habits You Need To Break

In this episode, Nathan shares a success story from one of his vision students, then lists the 5 bad vision habits you need to break and offers 5 good vision habits for you to replace them with.

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Episode 5: Interview by Beyond 50 Radio

The Naked Eye Book Tour is complete! Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld, drove over 10,000 miles through 24 states and taught 21 workshops in 11 weeks. He was promoting his new book Give Up Your Glasses for Good: Holistic Eyecare for the 21st Century and raising awareness of the Bates Method nationwide by teaching “Eyesight and Insight Improvement Workshops” across the country. While he was in Portland, Oregon, he got interviewed by Daniel at Beyond 50 Radio. Learn more about Nathan and his work and how you can improve your inner and outer vision naturally.

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Episode 4: Vision Stretching

In this episode of The Naked Eye Podcast, Nathan Oxenfeld updates you about the progress of The Naked Eye Book Tour and teaches you a simple yet effective vision improvement practice called “vision stretching” that helps you access more clarity in the distance.

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Episode 3: The Naked Eye Book Tour – Vision Improvement Talks & Workshops in Dozens of Cities Across USA

In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld announces his upcoming cross country book tour. He’ll be teaching interactive workshops along the way, stopping in Athens, Atlanta, Montgomery, Dallas, Austin, Tucson, Phoenix, Sedona, Los Angeles, San Jose, Seattle, Portland, Bend, Boulder, Chicago, Philadelphia, Richmond, and Raleigh. Find out where he’ll be teaching in your city!

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Episode 2: The Bates Method vs. Eye Exercises

What is the Bates Method and how is it different than eye exercises? This episode will introduce you to who Dr. William H. Bates was, the method he developed that can improve your vision, and how it is fundamentally different than “eye exercises”.

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Episode 1: Welcome to The Naked Eye Podcast

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.

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