Holistic Optometrist, Dr. Sam Berne, is our Guest Heretic this week and he’ll teach us how vision can be improved with nutrition, lifestyle, sunlight and exercise. Plus he’ll discuss the role of vision in conditions like ADHD and answer a listener’s question about glaucoma.
Dr. Sam Berne will be giving a live experiential webinar this Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 9:00am EST. See his Facebook page, to sign up via the Zoom platform. Seats are limited so don't miss out!
This experiential webinar will cover:
1) Common misperceptions about eye health. 2) The anatomy and physiology of the eye. 3) How to address the causative factors of eye diseases such as cataracts, dry-eye syndrome, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. 4) The best foods and supplements to support eye health. 5) Dr. Berne will lead an experiential practice that combines sound, breathing exercises, and physical touch to improve eye circulation. 6) Q&A session on Facebook LIve immediately following the live webinar.
Dr. Sam Berne has been in private practice in New Mexico for over 25 years and is an established leader in functional medicine. He uses holistic optometry and vision therapy to improve eye health, vision, and overall wellness. He understands and treats the body as one integrated system rather than a collection of independent organs, in order to identify and address the root causes of disease. This approach views each person as genetically and biochemically unique; therefore, his treatment methods are personalized and tailored to the individual.
Dr. Berne uses whole health methods to give patients approachable, immediately usable, and powerful protocols for improving their vision and wellness. He has developed innovative methods for healing the mind-body-spirit through eye therapy and provides individuals with natural alternatives for reducing disease and improving vitality. These methods offer a holistic solution to children and adults with autism, ADHD, cataracts, dry-eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and many other conditions.
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When I was about 10 years old, I needed glasses. It wasn’t a traumatic experience, but sitting in a classroom that was basically underground for several hours per day took its toll on me and I became farsighted.
Luckily my dad’s jewelry store was only about 5 blocks from the NY Optometry School where they had classes to retrain your eyes to focus. So once per week, I went to “eye school”, where they taught me a variety of techniques to strengthen my eye muscles.
In less than a year, my eyes were better!
I’m not just talking about marginally better. I mean I no longer needed glasses at all!
Until I turned 22 and took a job working in an office on the 3rd floor in NYC right across the street from Grand Central Station. Long hours under fluorescent light once again strained my eyes. Within a few months, I found myself back at the eye center.
Because of my own personal laziness and poor diet (the one the ADA recommends for EVERYTHING), my eyes never completely recovered. But because I didn’t allow myself to rely on my glasses for everything, my eyes never got any worse!
In fact, at one point, I went to an eye doctor in NJ to get fitted for contact lenses for some acting work I was doing only to be berated for not wearing my glasses. This guy knew nothing about eye exercises and was furious with me. But you know what?
He found that my eyes actually improved!
Douchebag! Anyhow, here is one of the basic techniques that I used at the eye school. One that I continue to use every now and again as an alternative to squinting. It’s pretty cool and may help you too.
Since I’ve been living in Hawaii, my eyesight has continually gotten better. I think that a lot of it is the natural sunlight I see almost every day plus my diet that is still pretty high in nourishing fats and vitamins crucial to eye health.
Does this eye trick work well for you? Let me know your experience below!
About Adrienne Hew
Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.