RP – The Brighter Side

We’re all familiar with the downsides of our disease – not only are we forced to regularly rehash it but we live it day in and day out. It’s challenging at best and downright depressing at it’s worst. As Ingrid and I move through our journey towards healthier sight we have discovered much about the […]

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Breaking the Addiction to Food

I’m twenty-one days into a month-long elimination diet that forbids added sugar, grains, legumes, potatoes, alcohol, dairy or even goat or sheep milk/cheese. And it’s  the hardest challenge I’ve undertaken to date in my ongoing eyesight-healing quest. I knew I was addicted to food. Cheese-covered tater tots and pizza washed down by double IPAs had […]

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Falling Down and Standing Back Up

So after making it the entire month of September on a fairly strict anti-inflammatory diet (no dairy, no gluten, no corn, no beef…and only an occasional glass of red wine), I fell off the wagon in a big way this past week. The culprit? Travel. I seem to be fine when I’m at home, but […]

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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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It’s All About the DIET

While my daughters did some rock jumping into the Mediterranean and my husband slept in the sun yesterday, I immersed myself in Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet, a must-read for anyone dealing with RP or any other serious health issue. Kris Carr is a cancer survivor and self-named Wellness Warrior who turned to a vegan, […]

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Healing my Eyesight from RP: My Journey to Date

It’s been five months since I first started out on my eyesight-healing quest and a lot has changed in terms of my healing strategy. In the beginning, I thought it would revolve entirely around acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I’m a big believer in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The benefits of acupuncture for the treatment of RP […]

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Diet, Algae and Retinitis Pigmentosa

My TUDCA capsules arrived earlier this week and I’ve been downing them each morning with my green juice. It’s definitely a lot more enjoyable taking TUDCA this way because I wasn’t crazy about the taste of the powder, even buried in my kale, celery and cucumber juice. For more info on TUDCA, click here. The […]

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