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The Naked Eye Podcast: Exploring Natural Alternatives to Glasses, Contacts, and Surgeries

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 document Nathan's ongoing travels, events, classes, workshops, and retreats to raise awareness of natural alternatives to glasses, contacts, and surgery.
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Nov 29, 2018

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.

More information at https://www.integraleyesight.com/

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

Oct 4, 2018

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.

Sep 1, 2018

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

Visit https://www.integraleyesight.com for more information.

Thanks to Audionautix for the music used in this podcast.

Aug 10, 2018

In Episode 25 of The Naked Eye Podcast, 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

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Music by Audionautix - http://audionautix.com

Thank you!

Jun 30, 2018

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.

May 27, 2018

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 https://www.integraleyesight.com/tour

Free Yoga Festival in Richmond on June 2 - https://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 https://www.integraleyesight.com/shop

Follow Integral Eyesight Improvement on Facebook:
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and on Instagram:
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More information at https://www.integraleyesight.com/

Music: http://audionautix.com/

Apr 27, 2018

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.

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Thanks to www.audionautix.com for the music used in this podcast.

Mar 30, 2018

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

For more information, visit www.integraleyesight.com

Thanks to www.audionautix.com for the music used in this podcast.

Feb 17, 2018

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.

Jan 9, 2018

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 http://www.integraleyesight.com/europe2017 and to read Nathan's article called "Look With Love: The Art of Receptive Eyesight", visit http://www.integraleyesight.com/lookwithlove. Thanks to www.audionautix.com for the music used in this podcast.

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