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Dr. Rosenfarb Treatment Day 1

I’m only a day into my treatment and though I don’t know where it will lead, I’m convinced I’ve found the right practitioner for me. Why? Because Dr. Rosenfarb clearly knows eye health, he takes a whole-body health approach, is big on patient education and answers ALL of my questions. After filling out the usual […]

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Headed to Treatment with Dr. Rosenfarb

I spent all of yesterday on a plane and a series of trains, headed to Westfield, New Jersey for two weeks of treatment with Dr. Andy Rosenfarb. I’m not crazy about spending two weeks away from my family or amassing more debt. But I vowed not to leave a stone unturned this year in my […]

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Eye Exercises for RP

I first learned about the importance of acupressure and eye exercises five and a half years ago, when I started on Dr. Damon Miller’s Better Eye Health program.   His do-it-yourself home treatment program, developed by Grace Halloran—a woman who led the charge in alternative eye health for RP before her death—features a series of eye […]

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Embracing the NOW

I’ve been so focused on halting the progression of this disease and proving all those retinal specialists wrong that lately I’ve forgotten my most important life rule: to embrace the present and live fully in the Now. I’ve gotten a few reminders along the way from people like Dr. Andy Rosenfarb, who sent me a […]

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My Retinitis Pigmentosa Supplement & Nutrition Regime

A lot of people have asked me which supplements I take for my eyes. While I’m no expert, I’ve pieced together a regime based on recommendations from both Dr. Andy Rosenfarb and Dr. Damon Miller that seems to be a good mix. Here’s the list: TUDCA – A liver detoxifier believed to prevent death of […]

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Treating RP with Acupuncture: My Experience and Thoughts

I’ve had so many people contact me asking about my experience with acupuncture that I’ve decided to share all of my thoughts about this in one place. As many of you know, I underwent ten days of acupuncture treatment with Dr. Yu at the Wellspring Clinic in Vancouver last spring and noticed small improvements to […]

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An RP Treatment Plan That’s Affordable, Accessible & Promising

I’m only a week into my new treatment protocol that incorporates Seattle-based acupuncturist Dr. Xin-dong (Rosey) Ma, and I finally feel like I’m on the right track. I’d seen Rosey a few times a couple of years ago but language barriers kept me from fully explaining my eye disease to her and, at the time, […]

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Carving My Own RP Treatment Path

I admit it.  I am not a passive “just follow, don’t ask” kind of person. I like to be in charge of my own destiny and even when a treatment may be benefitting me, it’s my nature to ask lots of questions and keep searching for answers to heal my eyesight and ensure that my […]

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Diet and RP: A Q & A with Dr. Damon MIller

I first met Dr. Damon Miller five years go when I decided to search for an alternative treatment for my Retinitis Pigmentosa. Dr. Miler, who is a board-certified MD, naturopath and acupuncturist, offers a comprehensive RP treatment program that was developed by Grace Halloran, a pioneer in holistic healing for eyes and the author of […]

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Getting Through The Hard Days

Sometimes this quest to heal my eyesight feels really hard. There are days that I don’t want to have to spend forty-five minutes doing acupressure and eye exercises and juicing. And some mornings, a pile of greasy bacon washed down with a pot of coffee sounds really really GOOD. Last week was a relapse week. […]

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