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Dr. Sam Berne - Holistic Eye Health

This holistic eye care podcast explores natural ways to prevent and reverse eye diseases like macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, dry-eye syndrome, and more. read less
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9 Minutes On How To Navigate The Eye Care System
Aug 23 2023
9 Minutes On How To Navigate The Eye Care System
Join me for an illuminating episode of the EyeClarity podcast, where we unravel the secrets of holistic eye care. From finding the right eye doctor to making informed choices about surgery, this episode is a comprehensive guide to maintaining and enhancing your eye health. Let's journey through the realm of eye care together and empower ourselves with knowledge and insights that pave the way to better vision. Enjoy the show! If you want more, sign up for my newsletter at: www.drsamberne.com. If you have any questions, submit them to hello@drsamberne.com. For even more from Dr. Sam, check out his new exclusive membership where you get access to my content and resources, new information, articles, videos, webinars: drsambernesmembership.com Hey, everybody, it's Dr. Sam. I'd like to welcome you to my EyeClarity podcast. If you want to get in touch with me, you can send me your questions at hello@drsamberne.com. Before we start the show, I'd like to talk to you about my new membership platform. When you join, you get access to exclusive content that you won't see on social media. You'll be able to attend my live Q and A and ask me questions, and you'll have the opportunity to join my advanced workshops. To sign up, go to drsamburnmembership.com now to today's show. Hey, everybody, it's Dr. Sam, and I want to welcome you to another EyeClarity podcast. So today, I want to help you navigate the eye care system. So I'm going to take a few minutes. I'm going to talk about ways that, first of all, you can find an eye doctor that you can maybe be compatible with. Number two, how you can help your eye doctor, help you in the best possible way. And number three, if in fact, you do need surgery, what's the best way to navigate? All right, so let's go to number one, how to find an eye doctor. Well, you know, the best way to do that, I think, is first of all, go on Google and type in holistic eye doctor. Now, you may or may not get somebody in your area. You may not even get a holistic eye doctor. You may get a holistic naturopath or functional medicine doctor or a biological dentist. And so at this point, I would contact whatever comes up on the Google, and I would contact that office and ask them for a referral. Is there anybody they know? And maybe it isn't quite a holistic eye doctor, but somebody maybe who's a little older, maybe who's a little more gentle, a little more middle of the road. It's kind of hard to find holistic eye doctors because in school, we're not really trained to look at vision holistically only allopathically but many times there are doctors that at least they're more reasonable in their attitude. And if you can find somebody like that, another way to do it is through your friends, through your community, to ask around who's somebody that I have a holistic philosophy in my health. Is there somebody that at least isn't totally extreme? Name that's going to really just recommend surgery as soon as I walk in the door. And there are doctors, eye doctors out there like that, and that may be the best you can do in your area. So that would be number one. The number two. When you go for your eye exam, I recommend taking a friend, a family member, and have a certain intention or focus on what you want to achieve. It could be, I want you to check my eye health. I want you to give me a prescription for my glasses, if that's what you need. But I don't want you to overcorrect me. And the way you do that is when he starts flipping the lenses. Feel it in your body, feel it in your eyes, and you're wanting to stay as close to the current prescription as you can. And you need to stand up for yourself here and you need to say, I don't want a super strong prescription. And most of the time, even if they don't believe in you or believe what you're saying, if you're committed, because the stronger the prescription you get, the faster it is going to weaken your eyes. So you want to stay in the area of something that's...
Aromatherapy 101  How To Use Lemon Essential Oil
Aug 22 2023
Aromatherapy 101 How To Use Lemon Essential Oil
I invite you to join me on a captivating journey through the realm of aromatherapy in this podcast episode. Together, we'll delve into the multi-faceted world of lemon essential oil, explore the art of intuitive aromatherapy, and uncover the remarkable benefits of harnessing the power of natural plant remedies. From sensory experiences to practical tips, I'm thrilled to share my insights and knowledge to help you navigate the intricacies of this enchanting practice. Tune in and let's discover the transformative magic of aromatherapy! Enjoy the show! If you want more, sign up for my newsletter at: www.drsamberne.com. If you have any questions, submit them to hello@drsamberne.com. For even more from Dr. Sam, check out his new exclusive membership where you get access to my content and resources, new information, articles, videos, webinars: drsambernesmembership.com. Hello, everyone. This is Dr. Sam. I'd like to extend a warm welcome to my EyeClarity podcast. If you wish to connect with me, feel free to send your questions to hello@drsamburn.com. Prior to delving into the show, I'd like to discuss my fresh membership platform. By becoming a member, you'll gain access to exclusive content that remains unseen on social media. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in my live Q&A sessions, where you can ask me questions directly, and you'll be eligible to join my advanced workshops. To enroll, please visit drsamburnmembership.com. Now, on to today's episode. Hello, everyone, it's Dr. Sam. I'm pleased to welcome you to today's EyeClarity podcast. Today, I'll be addressing a single question, and I'm thrilled to delve into the topic of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is a profound interest of mine, one that I've been deeply immersed in for numerous years. In particular, I'd like to spotlight lemon essential oil. Lemon is an incredibly versatile essential oil, but cautious application is necessary. When using any essential oil for the first time, it's crucial to introduce it to your system gently and with care. This is a practice I emphasize in my classes. Begin by experiencing the aroma of the oil, allowing it to engage with your olfactory and limbic systems. This will provide an immediate inclination towards acceptance or rejection. For example, if I were to present rose oil, its scent is often associated with the rose flower and evokes a sense of heart-opening. On the other hand, an essential oil like spikenard, with its shamanic essence, might carry a scent reminiscent of dirty socks. Despite this, it holds value in the dream world, inducing relaxation. The key is to discern whether the initial response is positive or negative. Turning to lemon, a citrus aroma that's generally favored, you'd similarly smell it initially and evaluate your reaction. Next, I recommend conducting a patch test on a less sensitive area of the skin, such as the inner part of the wrist. This minimizes any discomfort that might arise, as opposed to applying it directly to more sensitive regions like the face or private areas, which can lead to temporary discomfort. If you ever experience a burning sensation from an essential oil on your skin, applying coconut oil can promptly alleviate it. So, having completed test number one for lemon—smelling and patch testing—the next step is determining suitable areas of application. Almost any essential oil can be applied to the soles of the feet. For adults, two to three drops of oil on each sole, twice daily, is advisable. With children, the dose varies. For instance, one drop for younger kids and up to four drops for older ones. Lemon essential oil boasts several benefits. It possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties while supporting the liver, spleen, and kidneys, functioning as a detoxifying agent. Thus, it's a valuable addition to any gentle detox regimen, consistently applied to the soles of the feet. Moreover, lemon oil has a positive impact on mood,
How to Take Care of Your Parents, Children and Friends’ Vision
Jul 27 2023
How to Take Care of Your Parents, Children and Friends’ Vision
Let's talk about how to approach the conversation around eye care with someone you're close to, whether it's a family member, friend, or your child. This can be a very delicate conversation. When someone you know is diagnosed with a problem like glaucoma, cataracts, or macular degeneration, I suggest taking a holistic and integrative approach, but it's important to respect their choices and ask permission before offering advice. So let's jump into today's episode. Enjoy the show. If you want more, sign up for my newsletter at: www.drsamberne.com. If you have any questions, submit them to hello@drsamberne.com or you can now text me! Text ‘Join’ to 1-844-932-1291 to sign-up and ask your questions! For even more from Dr. Sam, check out his new exclusive membership where you get access to my content and resources, new information, articles, videos, webinars: drsambernesmembership.com SUMMARY KEYWORDS eye, vision, health, cataracts, conditions, macula, inflammation, myopia, retina, reduced, floaters, red light, talk, body, ai, open, treating, child, diagnosed, podcast Hey everybody, it's Dr. Sam, I'd like to welcome you to my EyeClarity podcast. If you want to get in touch with me with questions, you can email me at hello@drsamberne.com. And you can always text me your questions at 1-844-932-1291. I would like to let you know about my new membership program. This is going to offer members new information on how to improve their vision and wellness. So you will get access to articles, video, blogs, podcasts, and webinars. Also a live q&a with me. And all of this information will empower you to make informed decisions about your vision, and your health. So to sign up to go to my website, drsambernesmembership.com. And you can see the details there. All right now on to the show. 1:37 Everybody, welcome to the program today. So I want to talk about what happens when either your family member or friend gets the eye diagnosis. So let's say you have a parent, and he or she has been diagnosed with glaucoma, or cataracts or macular degeneration. And the doctor will say something like, well, let's just watch it. Or let's schedule you for a procedure. And you being a holistically minded person says maybe there's something else. So how can you help. Or let's say you have a child who's maybe struggling a little bit in school, or you notice that there's an eye turn, or he or she covers one of her eyes, and you go to the doctor and he says, Well, you've got esotropia or amblyopia. And we need to either patch full time, or you need to do i muscle surgery right away, let's get this scheduled. Or even if it's just a friend, a friend who maybe has had a botched cataract surgery, or is facing glaucoma surgery, and you know that there might be a better way, how do you navigate the waters, the day doesn't go by when somebody will write me and say, you know, I have a family member or a friend who's got this eye condition. I know there's a better way. And so you know, I offer certain suggestions and so on. But this is educational only. So I'm not diagnosing or treating. But how do you handle the dynamics of this? So first of all, I think it's important to note that everybody is on their own path. And as much as we want to help others, I think it's important that if you're going to offer advice that you want to ask permission, you want to make sure that it's okay. Because some people just aren't open to a more holistic integrative approach, especially with the eyes. For some reason, we don't think we can improve our vision. It's the one part of our body that isn't going to heal at least that's what maybe your eye doctor has said, even though people have had healings in so many other areas of their body, why not the eyes? So if you have that conversation, and the person says, Yeah, I'm open to it, what do you have? I think the first thing to do is maybe show some research based on the condition if that's possible.
Don’t Live To Reduce Your Prescription
Jul 24 2023
Don’t Live To Reduce Your Prescription
Today's episode is all about the misconception of solely focusing on reducing prescriptions to improve vision. I share a powerful story of a nearsighted patient who demanded a reduced prescription without doing the necessary reprogramming work. It resulted in frustration and discomfort. I emphasize the importance of vision therapy to reprogram habits and beliefs before pursuing reduced prescriptions. Whether dealing with myopia, astigmatism, or farsightedness, the key is self-awareness, discipline, and adaptability. Vision is a flexible process, and with proper physical therapy, reduced prescriptions can be more effective. Don't rush the process. Do the work first for lasting results. Enjoy the show. If you want more, sign up for my newsletter at: www.drsamberne.com. If you have any questions, submit them to hello@drsamberne.com or you can now text me! Text ‘Join’ to 1-844-932-1291 to sign-up and ask your questions! For even more from Dr. Sam, check out his new exclusive membership where you get access to my content and resources, new information, articles, videos, webinars, https://drsambernesmembership.com/pages/drsamberne SUMMARY KEYWORDS prescription, nearsighted, reduced, nearsightedness, vision, reduce, shankman, people, work, therapy, program, habits, podcast, fixated, astigmatism, self awareness, eyes, plasticity, private facebook community, goal   00:05 Hey everybody, its Dr. Sam and I'd like to welcome you to my EyeClarity podcast. So if you want to get in touch with me, you can send me an email at Hello@drsamberne.com. Or you can text me now 1-844-932-1291 Send me your questions. Before we get to today's show, I want to announce my membership program. This is an opportunity for you to get exposed to my exclusive content and resources, things you won't see on my social media or website. The reason why I'm offering this membership program is to give you valuable information to empower you to make informed decisions about your vision and your wellness. You'll receive personalized support and coaching, goal setting, and I'm going to make you accountable so that you achieve your goals. Also, with the membership, you'll have the convenience of 24/7 access without having to pay for weekly appointments. We'll be offering a private Facebook community so we'll be able to share with each other. And you'll be able to come to my live q&a and ask me questions. So if you're interested, you can go to my website, drsamberne.com and sign up now. Okay, now to the show.   02:10 Hey, everyone, welcome to the program. So the title of today's podcast is don't just live to reduce your prescription. So many people that I've worked with over the years, who wants to reduce their prescription who want to improve their vision gets so fixated on the prescription, that they're missing out on what is really needed to make the deep level changes. I'll tell you a story. One time that happened when somebody came to see me she was very nearsighted. And she asked me to reduce her prescription. And I said, you know, without doing the physical therapy to reprogram your eyes and brain, it's not going to work. And she said, Oh, no, I can handle it. Give me a reduced prescription. So I'll give you the numbers. Not that it means anything, but she was a minus 3.25 in each eye. So she had a moderate amount of nearsightedness. So I reduced her prescription to a minus three. So I reduced it by a quarter of a diopter. So she got the prescription. And she called our office. And she was irate. She was so angry. She said, Dr. Byrne has blinded me, I can't see anything. Wow. Okay, so my secretary, and I talked about this. And we made an appointment she came in. And I had her put on the glasses, and she was going off how things were so blurry, and how I really how could I do this to her and, you know, stuff like that. So I put her into the exam lane with the minus threes. And I said, I read the chart,
Advice That Goes Beyond the Eye Exam
Jul 21 2023
Advice That Goes Beyond the Eye Exam
Welcome to the EyeClarity podcast! In today's episode, I share a powerful story about a patient diagnosed with glaucoma and the shocking way the news was delivered. This incident highlighted the importance of going beyond the routine eye exam and considering the patient's unique needs. Glaucoma diagnosis can be challenging, but incorporating functional vision tests can lead to major breakthroughs. Don't miss these valuable insights into comprehensive eye care. Enjoy the show! If you want more, sign up for my newsletter at: www.drsamberne.com. If you have any questions, submit them to hello@drsamberne.com or you can now text me! Text ‘Join’ to 1-844-932-1291 to sign-up and ask your questions! For even more from Dr. Sam, check out his new exclusive membership where you get access to my content and resources, new information, articles, videos, webinars, https://drsambernesmembership.com/pages/drsamberne SUMMARY KEYWORDS glaucoma, eye, eye exam, vision, optic nerve, open angle glaucoma, doctor, diagnose, prescription, visual, test, major breakthrough, important, health, give, access, pressure, prescribed, missed, delivered   00:05 Hey everybody, its Dr. Sam and I'd like to welcome you to my EyeClarity podcast. So before we get to today's show, I'm going to give you some ways to contact me, you can send me your questions at Hello@drsamberne.com. Or you can text them to me at 1-844-932-1291. I want to let you know about my new membership program. This is an exclusive membership where you get access to my content and resources, new information, articles, videos, webinars, even a live q&a, where I will answer your questions. So you'll be able to access valuable information to empower you to make informed decisions about your vision and your health. I'll be offering personalized support and coaching, giving you recommendations, helping you with goal setting accountability, so you can achieve your goals. This is a convenient way for you to access me 24/7 Without paying for appointments, or going to your doctor every week. So I'm so excited about this, I hope you can join me. And by the way, if you do join, you'll get access to my advanced workshops in aromatherapy, color and light therapy, nutrition and physical vision therapy. So the sign up go to my website www.drsamberne.com. Now to today's show.   02:09 Everyone, welcome to the program. So today's episode is titled, The advice that goes beyond the eye exam. Recently, I saw a patient who was diagnosed with glaucoma. And that's serious enough, but the way the doctor delivered, the message was even more mind blowing to me. So the story goes like this. Somebody called us and said, You know, I want a second opinion. And we had some space. So she came into the office here. And I asked her, you know why she came and she said that she had had a conversation at the end of her last eye exam where the doctor said, and oh, by the way, you're diagnosed with glaucoma. And it's early stages, but you know, you're probably going to go blind. And I'm gonna go on to my next patient. So she sat there, she was very upset, she was devastated. And there was absolutely no emotional support, or anything beyond here's the diagnosis and goodbye. And this happens more frequently than not and you know, speaking from somebody who used to be in a busy private practice, and you start seeing lots of people, you get kind of dumbed down, you know, where everybody looks like they're the same and that, you know, you've delivered the message 1000s of times in, you've got this diagnosis, and you're gonna go blind. So, we sat there for a few minutes, and she processed a little bit. Definitely she was traumatized. And as we went through the records, it became clear to me that she was more of a glaucoma suspect, than she had full blown glaucoma. And there are three main ways that you diagnose glaucoma. The first is obviously the eye pressure, and that's an important test.
The Latest Eye Research on Regenerating Your Eyes
Jul 17 2023
The Latest Eye Research on Regenerating Your Eyes
Hey everyone, welcome to today's show. I want to talk about some exciting research in regenerative eye care. First, there's stem cell therapy, both using embryonic and adult stem cells, which are introduced into the retina to treat conditions like macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. Early studies show promising results. Gene therapy is also being explored, particularly for inherited retinal disorders. A recent study demonstrated positive outcomes. Enjoy the show! If you want more, sign up for my newsletter at: www.drsamberne.com. If you have any questions, submit them to hello@drsamberne.com or you can now text me! Text ‘Join’ to 1-844-932-1291 to join the community and ask your questions! SUMMARY KEYWORDS retina, podcast, diseases, eye, research, embryonic stem cells, retinal, stimulate, scaffold, sam, promising, live q&a, retinal disease, showing, gene therapy, areas, degenerative conditions, signaling pathways, improve, regenerative therapies 00:06 Hey everybody, its Dr. Sam, I'd like to welcome you to my EyeClarity podcast. If you want to get in touch with me with questions, you can email me at hello@drsamberne.com. And you can always text me your questions at 1-844-932-1291. I would like to let you know about my new membership program. This is going to offer members new information on how to improve their vision and wellness. So you will get access to articles, video, blogs, podcasts, and webinars. Also a live q&a with me. And all of this information will empower you to make informed decisions about your vision and your health. So to sign up to go to my website, drsamberne.com. And you can see the details there. All right now on to the show.   01:34 Everybody, welcome to the show today. So I'm gonna do a little different spin, I'm going to talk about some of the latest research on regenerative eye care. So this is a little different than some of the clinical things they talk about. So here we go. So the first form of therapy that's getting a lot of press today is called stem cell research. You've probably heard of it. It's pretty popular in mainstream culture, especially if you have diseases like macular degeneration. Retina is picking pigmentosa or other eye degenerative conditions, that the regular medical care is not really helping you. So there's embryonic stem cells, there's also adult stem cells and these are introduced into areas of the retina where there's a disease process going on, and there's a degeneration. There was an article published this year in PubMed on ocular regenerative therapies. four main areas in the eye were studied optic nerve damage, cornea damage, retinitis pigmentosa and age related macular degeneration, embryonic stem cells were introduced into these areas of the eye. early phase clinical studies show promising results with this stem cell therapy. The second form of research that's going on is looking at gene therapy, especially for inherited retinal disorders, better known as IRDs for the years in the pediatrics world, I've seen a number of IR DS and this gene therapy is also showing promising possibility possibilities. There was a study that was published recently through PubMed, again, showing promising results. Okay, this third type of research may not be on your radar. I've been looking at it and it's called nanofiber scaffold, tissue engineered retinal pigment epithelium, so better known as RPE. In this layer of the retina, no fiber scaffolding is used to help regenerate certain retina deterioration diseases, and the results are early, but they're showing some possibilities of tissue regrowth in the retina. And the last form of research that I'm going to talk about today is something called optogenetics. This is a field that combines genetics, with optics, stimulating neuron growth through light sensitivity, right? Researchers are using light to stimulate proteins in the retina, which improve the visual signaling pathways in the retina,
My Daily Wellness Practice
Jul 13 2023
My Daily Wellness Practice
Hey everyone, it's Dr. Sam, and I want to talk about my daily wellness practices. First and foremost, I prioritize getting into nature every day, whether it's a park, hiking trail, or my own yard. I emphasize mindful eating, stress reduction through activities like walking in nature and spending time with friends, and the importance of quality sleep for recharging and deep rest. These are just a few of my wellness practices that I dig into in today's episode. Enjoy the show! If you want more, sign up for my newsletter at: www.drsamberne.com. If you have any questions, submit them to hello@drsamberne.com or you can now text me! Text ‘Join’ to 1-844-932-1291 to join the community and ask your questions! SUMMARY KEYWORDS wellness, explore, practice, health, meditation, creative outlet, day, light, sleep, access, earthing, barefoot, podcast, relate, accountability, hiking, technology, today, sam, set 00:05 Hey everybody, its Dr. Sam and I'd like to welcome you to my EyeClarity podcast. So before we get to today's show, I'm going to give you some ways to contact me, you can send me your questions at hello@drsamberne.com. Or you can text them to me at 1-844-932-1291.   00:32 I want to let you know about my new membership program. This is an exclusive membership where you get access to my content and resources, new information, articles, videos, webinars, even a live q&a, where I will answer your questions. So you'll be able to access valuable information to empower you to make informed decisions about your vision and your health. I'll be offering personalized support and coaching, giving you recommendations, helping you with goal setting accountability, so you can achieve your goals.   01:18 This is a convenient way for you to access me 24/7 Without paying for appointments, or going to your doctor every week. So I'm so excited about this, I hope you can join me. And by the way, if you do join, you'll get access to my advanced workshops in aromatherapy, color and light therapy, nutrition and physical vision therapy. So the sign up, go to my website www.drsamberne.com. Now to today's show.   02:08 Hey, everybody, its Dr. Sam, and I'm going to welcome you to my podcast today. So I'm going to take a question. That's kind of personal. But people ask this a lot. What are my wellness practices that I do every day? Well, let's start with nature.   02:27 And I know a lot of people that follow me live in the city I used to live in the city. And so I'm an urban person, even though now my life is more geared towards hiking and whitewater rafting and nature skiing, biking. But even so, I feel that number one on my list is getting into nature every day. You know, there's studies out there that show that forest bathing is so good for our energy, it's so good for our mood, it actually affects things like our our neuro chemicals in the brain like serotonin and dopamine. So forest bathing, whether you do it in a park, in your yard, or you can get out to a hiking trail somewhere. This would be number one, what I do every day. Second thing that I find to be very valuable in my own wellness practice is going barefoot outside. You know there's nothing like what we call earthing. earthing means that we are connecting to the earth through the bottom of our feet. And our shoes are all rubber. We're around all kinds of wireless and technology all day. Even me because I'm doing a lot of content and meetings and going from one place to another. But I spend at least 15 minutes every day outside barefoot. Because with earthing, what that does is that discharges all that energy, that electrical energy that we're absorbing from the satellites from the EMFs from the wireless routers. And by the way, if you can do it, shut your wireless off at night. That's another thing that's very important. But earthing is a second wellness practice I like to do and it's a daily practice where I'm really connecting back in ...
Dr. Berne’s Comments For Entrepreneurs Presentation from SCORE
Jul 11 2023
Dr. Berne’s Comments For Entrepreneurs Presentation from SCORE
Today's podcast is a bit different as I recently gave a presentation to entrepreneurs through an organization called SCORE. I shared my experiences and expertise in marketing, especially in the holistic eyecare industry. I emphasized the importance of finding underpriced attention and getting the word out about your business. Building a brand and developing relationships with your community is crucial. I'm excited to launch a membership program where people can pay to join my community and receive value from my brand. Enjoy the show. If you want more, sign up for my newsletter at: www.drsamberne.com. If you have any questions, submit them to hello@drsamberne.com or you can now text me! Text ‘Join’ to 1-844-932-1291 to join the community and ask your questions! SUMMARY KEYWORDS underpriced, business, access, sam, posts, membership, develop, vision, entrepreneurs, talk, involved, exclusive membership, paying, farmers, create, brand, words, giving, wellness   00:05 Hey everybody, its Dr. Sam and I'd like to welcome you to my I clarity podcast. So before we get to today's show, I want to give you some ways to contact me, you can send me your questions at hello@drsamberne.com. Or you can text them to me at 1-844-932-1291. I want to let you know about my new membership program. This is an exclusive membership where you get access to my content and resources, new information, articles, videos, webinars, even a live q&a, where I will answer your questions. So you'll be able to access valuable information to empower you to make informed decisions about your vision and your health. I'll be offering personalized support and coaching, giving you recommendations, helping you with goal setting accountability, so you can achieve your goals. This is a convenient way for you to access me 24/7 Without paying for appointments, or going to your doctor every week. So I'm so excited about this, I hope you can join me. And by the way, if you do join, you'll get access to my advanced workshops in aromatherapy, color and light therapy, nutrition and physical vision therapy. So to sign up, go to my website www.drsamberne.com. Now to today's show.   02:09 Hey, everybody, welcome to the program. This is a little different podcast today, I gave a short presentation to a group of entrepreneurs recently, the organization I'm involved with is called score and they help entrepreneurs figure out how to develop a business plan. And I come in and I help them with their marketing. So I say a few words, share my own experience with what I'm doing right now those of you that are following me in a really into the holistic eyecare movement. We're having a great time. Anyways, I talk a little bit about the new membership launch, how to work with young people, I'm seeing more and more young entrepreneurs, artists, and musicians and people who want to realize their dream. And I talk about how you may not be able to find this method of marketing in college that you have to go outside of your schooling to figure it out. And so I hope you enjoy the show. It's a little different. But anyways, thanks for tuning in. Well, I'm Sam Berne. And I have a health and wellness brand that I started in 2016 doing really well. And I would say my expertise is finding underpriced attention and getting the word out. Because you can have the best idea in the world. But if you don't let anybody know about it, then you're gonna fail. And so in my own business, I've been able to figure out how to tap into underpriced attention. And for me, I think the diversity of having a lot of different businesses in one space is actually really great. Because you can apply the same principles based on whatever your business is because the name of the game is, okay, what am I good at? And am I willing to commit in the long term to create a brand versus making it a sales or transactional situation? So the way I built my brand was developing my community relationship ...
Intro to Aromatherapy
Jul 10 2023
Intro to Aromatherapy
Hey everyone, welcome to the program. Today, I want to talk about essential oils and share my experiences with them. I first discovered essential oils when I had a digestive problem and tried cardamom essential oil, which provided great relief. Intrigued, I studied aromatherapy and became an aroma therapist. In fact, I may soon be releasing my own line of essential oils. Essential oils are derived from various plant parts, such as grasses, roots, tree bark, and flower petals. They can be steam distilled or cold pressed and are highly concentrated and aromatic. While some people use essential oils for their pleasant fragrance, they also have medicinal properties. The most common way to experience essential oils is through inhalation, either by smelling them directly or using a diffuser. Inhalation can be beneficial for relaxation, reducing anxiety, and promoting better sleep. Enjoy the show. If you want more, sign up for my newsletter at: www.drsamberne.com. If you have any questions, submit them to hello@drsamberne.com or you can now text me! Text ‘Join’ to 1-844-932-1291 to join the community and ask your questions! SUMMARY KEYWORDS essential oils, vetiver, oil, great, aromatherapy, carrier oil, drops, number, skin, cooling, lavender, peppermint, farmers, plant, teach, hot, questions, couple, bottle, area   00:05 Hey everybody, its Dr. Sam and I'd like to welcome you to my EyeClarity podcast. So if you want to get in touch with me, you can send me an email at Hello at Dr. Sam berne.com. Or you can text me now 1-844-932-1291 Send me your questions. Before we get to today's show, I want to announce my membership program. This is an opportunity for you to get exposed to my exclusive content and resources, things you won't see on my social media or website. The reason why I'm offering this membership program is to give you valuable information to empower you to make informed decisions about your vision and your wellness. You'll receive personalized support and coaching, goal setting, and I'm going to make you accountable so that you achieve your goals. Also, with the membership, you'll have the convenience of 24/7 access without having to pay for weekly appointments. We'll be offering a private Facebook community so we'll be able to share with each other. And you'll be able to come to my live q&a and ask me questions. So if you're interested, you can go to my website, drsamberne.com. And sign up now. Okay, now to the show.   02:09 Hey, everybody, welcome to the program. Today, I want to talk about essential oils. So in this podcast, I want to give a little bit of advice on how to use essential oils where they come from. And so let's just jump right in. I got exposed to essential oils many years ago actually had a digestive problem. And I was at a health fair. And there was an aroma therapist there and she said Why don't you try this cardamom essential oil. And I said okay, so I put a couple of drops in some water. And I said, Wow, this feels great on my stomach. I love this. So I bought a bottle, and I was using it after my meals and within a few weeks, my acid reflux and all my digestive discomfort discomforts went away. So I started to dive a little more deeply into aromatherapy actually studied it, I became an aroma therapist. I've taught aromatherapy I've sold essential oils. By the way, there's a little secret out there that I am now talking directly do some farmers. And I may be releasing a line of my own essential oils and the next few months. So just watch for that. And if I do that, I'm going to start teaching as well. So that's kind of on the down low, but it's probably going to happen fairly soon. So the essential oils can come from many different plant parts, grasses, roots, tree bark, flower petals, just to name a few of the plant parts. You can do steam distilled or cold pressed this is how you can access the essential oils, they're highly aromatic,
Alternative Approaches to Treating Lazy Eye and Strabismus
Jul 6 2023
Alternative Approaches to Treating Lazy Eye and Strabismus
Today I want to address a parent's concerns about their four-year-old daughter, Julie, who has been diagnosed with farsightedness and lazy eye. The parent has been advised by an eye doctor to have Julie wear glasses full time and consider eye muscle surgery. I want to offer an alternative perspective that emphasizes the malleability of a child's visual system and the potential for improvement through non-invasive treatments. Enjoy the show. If you want more, sign up for my newsletter at: www.drsamberne.com. If you have any questions, submit them to hello@drsamberne.com or you can now text me! Text ‘Join’ to 1-844-932-1291 to join the community and ask your questions! SUMMARY KEYWORDS eyes, lazy eye, glasses, visual, system, learning, exercises, vision, podcast, prescription, muscle, surgery, eyedrops, bilateral, brain, focusing, today, cranial vault, child, body   00:06 Hey everybody, it's Dr. Sam, I'd like to welcome you to my EyeClarity podcast. If you want to get in touch with me with questions, you can email me at hello@drsamberne.com. And you can always text me your questions at 1-844-932-1291. I would like to let you know about my new membership program. This is going to offer members new information on how to improve their vision and wellness. So you will get access to articles, video, blogs, podcasts, and webinars. Also a live q&a with me. And all of this information will empower you to make informed decisions about your vision, and your health. So to sign up to go to my website, drsamberne.com. And you can see the details there. All right now on to the show.   01:36 Hey, everybody, welcome to the program, doing a little urban broadcasting today. So I'm in downtown Santa Fe, actually, my old office is just over there. I closed that office in 2010. But this is a very sweet part of Santa Fe, it's on the west side, pretty quiet and easy going. So I thought I would stop and take a question from a parent is very concerned about a four year old daughter Julie. So Julie has been diagnosed with farsightedness and lazy eye and she's got an eye turning in. And her eye doctor said that she needs to wear these glasses full time, mom sent me the prescriptions about a plus six. And he also said that she only has about three more years to be able to improve the lazy eye. And he wants to schedule her for eye muscle surgery. Because the only way to fix this I turn is with eye muscle surgery. Well, of course, she is appalled by this. She wants other opinions. And so she's known me a long time. And so I wanted to give my point of view. So first thing I want to say is that with kids, their visual system is very malleable, very plastic in the sense that it's versatile, it's changeable. And when you start putting glasses on children are doing things like surgery. There's even a technique where you can use eyedrops that can actually reduce a lazy eye. When you do all these invasive treatments, what ends up happening is it basically reinforces the problem. You know, the eyes are the only part of the brain that are outside the cranial vault. And since the eyes are brain tissue, especially in children, it's a great opportunity to improve one's vision by doing physical therapy exercises, because what you're doing there is you're creating new pathways, new ways for the child to use their visual system in the midst of using both eyes together. So with the glasses prescription, you know the way glasses are prescribed is that the doctor is going to put in eyedrops that paralyze the focusing muscles. We call this dilating eyedrops. And once you do that, you have lost the opportunity to be able to measure the organic focusing flexibility of the visual system. And the reason is, is because those muscles are paralyzed because of the eyedrops. And so the prescription that the doctor is going to give is always way too strong. So in this particular case, one of the things we have to look at is First of all,
Coaching Session: Helping an Entrepreneur Move Forward With His Business
Jul 5 2023
Coaching Session: Helping an Entrepreneur Move Forward With His Business
In this coaching session, I'm helping an entrepreneur move forward with his business with social media. This entrepreneur wants to create small snippets of information to engage their audience and keep them interested in their farm. We discuss using email blasts, social media sites, and podcasts to deliver the content. Also the importance of consistency and using platforms like TikTok for viral reach. Enjoy the show! If you want more, sign up for my newsletter at: www.drsamberne.com. If you have any questions, submit them to hello@drsamberne.com or you can now text me! Text ‘Join’ to 1-844-932-1291 to join the community and ask your questions! SUMMARY KEYWORDS podcast, people, reels, snippet, information, aromatherapy, videos, farm, create, imovie, put, 32nd, instagram, tick tock, social media sites, phone, microphone, audio, post, headliner   00:06 Hey everybody, its Dr. Sam, and I'd like to welcome you to my EyeClarity podcast. If you want to get in touch with me with questions, you can email me at hello@drsamberne.com. And you can always text me your questions at 1-844-932-1291.   00:31 I would like to let you know about my new membership program.   00:36 This is going to offer members new information on how to improve their vision and wellness. So you will get access to articles, video, blogs, podcasts, and webinars. Also a live q&a with me. And all of this information will empower you to make informed decisions about your vision, and your health. So to sign up to go to my website, drsamberne.com. And you can see the details there. All right now on to the show.   01:35 Hey, everybody, it's Dr. Sam, and I'd like to welcome you to my podcast today. So this is a coaching session I gave helping a brand, develop their products through my marketing techniques. And so you'll get a snippet of some q&a and also my advice on how to navigate podcasts and videos, especially when you're just starting out. So I hope you enjoy the show. Thanks for tuning in, give me a little background on your project, and what you're trying to achieve.   02:19 Basically, what I'm trying to do is we're trying to create kind of, like you had said, you had mentioned about creating small clips information for content to pique people's interest, or not wanting to Record interview with other people or creating long clips, but basically to create interest by giving snippets of information for people who are fans of Lazar during keeping them kind of little bits and pieces of nuggets about what's happening on the farm, just to keep them interested in the goings on and either either give it to them embedded, this is my questions either embedded in the email blasts, we're sitting out using MailChimp.   03:03 And I've gotten some pretty good response on on our email list. So I'm wanting to continue to use that not just in emails, but possibly also included up updates to the social media sites for the podcast, just try to figure out if that's possible and how you do that.   03:24 So in this project that Jason you're doing, are these podcasts that you're wanting to,   03:33 you know, splice up and, and put in the newsletter or what's the video content?   03:41 Well, basically, I remember what you had said before was I said you could use your your iPhone to create basically a podcast where then you they would use some sort of editor to break it up into segments and issue out different pieces of that to   04:02 to create interest from the people that are following you just so they can fit so they They basically come on, listen to a 32nd to a minute update in products, new products that are coming out happenings at the farm different types of things. And we release those every so often. I just wasn't sure if that's something that you would put in on your web. Would you put that in your social media like Facebook and Instagram? Maybe it possibly is real?
Interview with Dr. Jen
Jun 27 2023
Interview with Dr. Jen
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Dr. Jen Pfleghaar, DO, ABOIM @integrativedrmom on her podcast recently. Dr. Jen is very passionate about health. She completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine. Healthcare is often symptom-focused and reactive, rather than prevention-focused and proactive. Patients and physicians rarely discuss nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle change, and instead focus mainly on diagnosis and treatment of disease. Many clinicians feel unprepared to discuss the safe and effective use of dietary supplements or herbal medicines, or how to help patients incorporate relaxation or mind-body practices into their lives. She believes it is important to take the time with each patient and develop a strong relationship. Enjoy the show. -Emergency Medicine Physician -Integrative Medicine Physician -Owner of Healthology Integrative Med Spa -Owner Healthology by Dr. Jen Find her here: www.healthologymedspa.com www.healthologybydrjen.com www.integrativedrmom.com If you want more, sign up for my newsletter at: www.drsamberne.com. If you have any questions, submit them to hello@drsamberne.com or you can now text me! Text ‘Join’ to 1-844-932-1291 to join the community and ask your questions!   SUMMARY KEYWORDS eyes, people, pfa, prescription, nearsightedness, retina, light, lens, lasik surgery, vision, health, nearsighted, study, contacts, cataracts, sam, improve, reduce, developed, red light   00:06 Hey everybody, its Dr. Sam, I'd like to welcome you to my EyeClarity podcast. If you want to get in touch with me with questions, you can email me at hello@drsamberne.com. And you can always text me your questions at 1-844-932-1291.   00:31 I would like to let you know about my new membership program.   00:36 This is going to offer members new information on how to improve their vision and wellness. So you will get access to articles, video, blogs, podcasts, and webinars. Also a live Q&A with me. And all of this information will empower you to make informed decisions about your vision and your health. So to sign up to go to my website, drsamberne.com. And you can see the details there. All right now on to the show.   01:38 Hi, it's Dr. Jen. So we're gonna have a great podcast today. And actually, you all asked for this podcast and someone said you got to check out Dr. Sam Berne Instagram page and he is where to go for this information. And we are talking about the eyes today. So everything holistic Dr. Sam Berne, his mission is to be your trusted source of information and provide the necessary tools to help solve Ira related problems using science based methods. Instead of living out your diagnosis and immediately turning to surgery or pharmaceuticals, Dr. Berne offers a roadmap to help you deepen the connection to your eyes and increase your health. So welcome Dr. Sam, holistic optometrist. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Well, thanks so much for having me today. So I'm a Doctor of optometry and I also have had advanced studies in child development. I've also studied naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, cranial sacral therapy, aromatherapy, and functional medicine. And so over the years, I've been inspired to help people improve their vision, I call it the wellness model instead of the disease based model that most eye doctors represent. And so I'm super excited to talk to you today about my work.   02:58 I am so excited. So tell us a little bit about how you went from traditional medicine basically right to what you do now. And are you like the black sheep? Because I know you are because there's not a lot of you out there. Yeah, I'm certainly a pioneer probably like you. And it all started when I was about eight years old and I was diagnosed with a learning disability. And my mom bless her heart took me everywhere. And we ended up at an ophthalmologists office and he diagnosed me with nearsightedness.
Vision Motion Sickness
Jun 22 2023
Vision Motion Sickness
In this episode, I am going to talk about Vision Motion Sickness. This is actually a pretty common condition that gets triggered when you are moving quickly or if you move your head quickly and you start to feel nauseas, dizzy or lightheaded. So let's jump in. Enjoy the show! If you want more, sign up for my newsletter at: www.drsamberne.com. If you have any questions, submit them to hello@drsamberne.com or you can now text me! Text ‘Join’ to 1-844-932-1291 to join the community and ask your questions! SUMMARY KEYWORDS vision, visual, sensitivity, eye, podcast, vestibular, motion sickness, triggered, works, talk, prisms, vertigo, peripheral vision, traumatic brain injury, occurs, vestibular system, trauma, concussion, brain, cerebral spinal fluid 00:06 Hey everybody, its Dr. Sam, I'd like to welcome you to my EyeClarity podcast. If you want to get in touch with me with questions, you can email me at hello@drsamberne.com. And you can always text me your questions at 1-844-932-1291. I would like to let you know about my new membership program. This is going to offer members new information on how to improve their vision and wellness. So you will get access to articles, video, blogs, podcasts, and webinars. Also a live Q&A with me. And all of this information will empower you to make informed decisions about your vision, and your health. So to sign up to go to my website, drsamberne.com. And you can see the details there. All right now on to the show. 01:36 Morning, everybody, it's Dr. Sam, and I'd like to welcome you to my podcast today. So I'm going to talk about a condition called Vision motion sickness. 01:48 Now I'm going to preface this by saying that in this condition, it falls under the umbrella of vertigo. And I would check out on my website, my three videos I did on vertigo, which will give you some insight and basis as I talk about vision motion sickness. So this is actually a pretty common condition. And it occurs it gets triggered when you are moving quickly, either in a car, or if you move your head quickly, you start to feel nauseas or dizzy, lightheaded. So I want to talk about this condition. Because most eye doctors and neurologists, in my opinion, 02:40 could do a better job in diagnosing it. And of course, in my field, the rehabilitation of it is pretty awesome. 02:51 So if you suffer this set of symptoms, 2:56 what I have found over the years is that there's some connection to either some concussion 03:04 trauma could be a head trauma could be emotional trauma. So those are the things that kind of trigger the initial hypersensitivity. And today, so many people are suffering, either concussion experiences car accidents, or just plain trauma that this creates a hypersensitivity in the relationship between our eyes and our inner ear. 03:36 And in other podcasts and video blogs, I talked about the relationship between our eyeballs and our inner ears, the visual vestibular system. And both of them are important in helping us deal with orientation and balance. And in this vote mode of vision motion sickness there is either an overacting visual component overacting vestibular component. And if this is a chronic issue, it can actually turn into 04:14 a chronic situation where you have low responsiveness. 04:20 Now another symptom that I'll bring into this is the light sensitivity. And this occurs quite frequently, you know, when you go into one of the big box stores like Walmart, or target 04:37 and you're dealing with those really troublesome fluorescent lights that are blinking and so you have an over sensitivity to this flickering. 04:49 Another factor in this is that your energetic resources and reserves are usually pretty low and 05:00 We can test this visually, by seeing how well you can sustain your visual focus, or how flexible you are in making changes in your focus. This is part of the vision exam that goes beyond r...
3 Tips to Improve Your Vision
Jun 15 2023
3 Tips to Improve Your Vision
Today, I am covering my top 3 tips to improve your vision. These are easy things you can do that can make a big difference. Enjoy the show! If you want more, sign up for my newsletter at: www.drsamberne.com. If you have any questions, submit them to hello@drsamberne.com or you can now text me! Text ‘Join’ to 1-844-932-1291 to join the community and ask your questions! SUMMARY KEYWORDS eye, prescriptions, exercise, cellular level, vision, sam, relaxation, yin yang, access, peripheral vision, question, palm, informed decisions, spotify, goal, disease, hum, reason, podcast, adding Hey everybody, its Dr. Sam and I'd like to welcome you to my EyeClarity podcast. So before we get to today's show, I'm going to give you some ways to contact me, you can send me your questions at hello@drsamberne.com. Or you can text them to me at 1-844-932-1291. I want to let you know about my new membership program. This is an exclusive membership where you get access to my content and resources, new information, articles, videos, webinars, even a live Q&A, where I will answer your questions. So you'll be able to access valuable information to empower you to make informed decisions about your vision and your health. I'll be offering personalized support and coaching, giving you recommendations, helping you with goal setting accountability, so you can achieve your goals. This is a convenient way for you to access me 24/7 Without paying for appointments, or going to your doctor every week. So I'm so excited about this, I hope you can join me. And by the way, if you do join, you'll get access to my advanced workshops in aromatherapy, color and light therapy, nutrition and physical vision therapy. So the sign up, go to my website www.drsamberne.com. Now to today's show. 02:09 Hey everybody, good morning. It's Dr. Sam, like to welcome you to my podcast today. So I received a question from a listener, I get this question a lot. What are the secrets in actually being able to improve your vision. So I'm gonna give you three quick points here. The first is get the diagnosis, figure out what you're dealing with, you know, if you get pictures if you can get this will be more in the eye disease world. Or if you have a prescription that keeps increasing or you've got, you know, symptoms of headaches or eyestrain from glasses, you want to know what you're dealing with. Number two, to do a combination of just a few eye exercises, I'd like to pick about three of them, one of them would would be doing some kind of an eye movement exercise, the second one would be a visual coordination exercise. And the third would be an eye relaxation exercise. So these would be done every day, I usually do them three times a day. So my three ones that I think about right now are the animal eye chart, the Yin Yang peripheral vision chart, and the N Palm Hum. Those are on my website, they're all over the internet, you can just Google it. The reason why I like those three is that the eye movement is going to stretch the eye muscles in all the areas of gaze. And that's going to bring more blood flow and more I relaxation, you do each eye separately. And then doing an exercise where you're using both eyes together. Like the Yin Yang, peripheral vision, that's a soft focus, exercise visual relaxation, but you get the feedback that both eyes are working together, you need that feedback because this is a tendency. And this occurs both in the eye disease world and also in the refractive error world where the two eyes are not balancing. If you're right handed, usually the right eye is doing much more of the work and the left eye is the brain is suppressing that left eye. So if you do the Yin Yang peripheral vision exercise, that's going to get your two eyes to work together with the brain. And then after you've done both of those, and I do maybe two or three minutes of each, then I do the palm hum the end palm home exercise. This maximizes I relaxation,
Ocular Hypertension
Jun 13 2023
Ocular Hypertension
Today, I want to take a question today from a listener who has high eye pressure, but no Glaucoma. I want to go into the causes and what you can do to bring your eye pressure down. Enjoy the show. If you want more, sign up for my newsletter at: www.drsamberne.com. If you have any questions, submit them to hello@drsamberne.com or you can now text me! Text ‘Join’ to 1-844-932-1291 to join the community and ask your questions! SUMMARY KEYWORDS eye, hypertension, glaucoma, ocular, pressure, aqueous, podcast, coleus, blogs, improve, optic nerve, xanthan, eyedrops, histamines, soft cloth, information, integrative medicine   00:06 Hey everybody, its Dr. Sam, I'd like to welcome you to my EyeClarity podcast. If you want to get in touch with me with questions, you can email me at hello@drsamberne.com. And you can always text me your questions at 1-844-932-1291. I would like to let you know about my new membership program. This is going to offer members new information on how to improve their vision and wellness. So you will get access to articles, video, blogs, podcasts, and webinars. Also a live Q&A with me. And all of this information will empower you to make informed decisions about your vision and your health. So to sign up to go to my website, drsamberne.com. And you can see the details there. All right now on to the show.   01:37 Hey everybody, it's Dr. Sam and I want to take a question today from a listener. She's got high eye pressure, but she doesn't have glaucoma. So I want to go into the causes and what you can do to bring your eye pressure down. So in ocular hypertension, there's a consistently high eye pressure reading that the doctor measures, but there's no optic nerve damage or visual field loss. Usually it's a problem with either the aqueous production or the drainage in the eye. And this is what causes the high eye pressure. So even though I am a believer in the epigenetics model, which says that the genes are expressed, based on our environment, our diet lifestyle, there is a link genetically if your parents or grandparents have had glaucoma, you do have a higher risk of having either glaucoma or in this case, ocular hypertension. I've also seen that as you get older, and you have more free radical damage or inflammation in the eye, there's a higher risk of ocular hypertension and or glaucoma. And in ethnicity, African Americans tend to have more glaucoma or ocular hypertension. And so these are things to note if you fall into any of those categories. So I've done many video blogs and podcasts on primary open angle glaucoma, narrow angle glaucoma, you can find those on my website or YouTube or Facebook. But today because the question is about ocular hypertension, I want to talk about some other causes. One of the causes could be taking either oral or topical corticosteroids. So when you take steroids, this can artificially raise the eye pressure. And so you have ocular hypertension, if you're taking any kind of corticosteroids. I've also found that eye trauma or eye injury can cause ocular hypertension. And this trauma can change the fluid dynamics and flow in the aqueous. And this is another reason why I've seen ocular hypertension. I've also seen that certain eye inflammatory diseases like iritis and Uveitis can drive the eye pressure up. And even secondary glaucoma like pseudo exfoliation, glaucoma, which has these flakes that can deposit in the drainage areas of the eye, which also cause ocular hypertension. You know, another thing that I asked a lot about is what kind of medications you're taking, because certain medications can actually cause your eye pressure to go up. So let's go through the list. We have things like decongestants anti depressants, any histamines so in treating this condition and I want to talk more holistically are using integrative medicine. One of the herbs I like is something called Coleus and you can get This is a tincture,
Deep Learning To Diagnose And Treat Eye Disease
Jun 9 2023
Deep Learning To Diagnose And Treat Eye Disease
Today, I want to take a look at the research on using deep learning and artificial intelligence to make early diagnoses of eye conditions by analyzing images of the retina. This technology can identify diseases like macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, and may even indicate risks of cardiovascular issues and early-stage dementia. Enjoy the show! If you want more, sign up for my newsletter at: www.drsamberne.com. If you have any questions, submit them to hello@drsamberne.com or you can now text me! Text ‘Join’ to 1-844-932-1291 to join the community and ask your questions! Referenced Article: Prediction of cardiovascular risk factors from retinal fundus photographs via deep learning SUMMARY KEYWORDS retina, deep learning, researchers, disease, deep learning model, eye, podcast, diagnosis, macular degeneration, eye exam, degeneration, capillaries, early, artificial intelligence, biological, level, macula, micro, early diagnosis, clarity 00:06 Hey everybody, its Dr. Sam and I'd like to welcome you to my EyeClarity podcast. If you want to get in touch with me with questions, you can email me at hello@drsamberne.com. And you can always text me your questions at 1-844-932-1291. I would like to let you know about my new membership program. This is going to offer members new information on how to improve their vision and wellness. So you will get access to articles, video, blogs, podcasts, and webinars. Also a live Q&A with me. And all of this information will empower you to make informed decisions about your vision, and your health. So to sign up to go to my website, drsamberne.com. And you can see the details there. All right now on to the show. 01:36 Hey, everybody, its Dr. Sam, I'd like to welcome you to our EyeClarity podcast today. So I want to bring in some interesting research. And it has to do with being able to make an early diagnosis of eye conditions. And once you have that diagnosis, you can then use proactive or preventative ways to either slow down the progression, and in some cases, even reverse the disease process. So there's a new type of research out there called deep learning this is done through artificial intelligence. And researchers are using pictures of the retina cells. It's the micro capillaries, the optic nerve, the macula. And when you go for an eye exam, either the eye doctor looks with a some kind of a scope at your retina back of your eye. Or he or she now can use a photography instrument to take a measurement of the status of your retina cells, your macula, your optic nerve, and so on. So in this next level of diagnosis, what researchers are doing is they are calculating your biological age, using what we call deep learning models. And this is an artificial intelligence process. Whereby what happens is the researchers have hooked into a very large database of pictures of the eye. And these images show different stages of the diagnosis, diseases, especially in the areas of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy. And you know, in other podcasts, I've talked about how eye doctors can look at the retina, because it's such a great window into the body. And they can even pick up the brain health. So early stages of dementia, and even cardio vascular disease because when you look at the retina, you're looking at the health of the tiniest blood vessels that are in the body, which we call the micro capillaries. And I've talked about them a lot because the micro capillaries are key in your ability to oxygenate and hydrate the tissue in the back of the eye. And when there's a starvation when there's oxidative stress when there's inflammation in these micro capillaries, this is when disease starts to occur. So in this biological age that the researchers are looking at, if they can tell early on that there might be some deterioration and this is detected through through this deep learning artificial intelligence, because with the database that the researchers have c...