Gladden Longevity

A Validated Technique to Use Your Eyes to Reprogram Your Brain ūü߆ – Episode 161

Join Dr. Jeffrey Gladden and Dr. Stelios Nikolakakis in this episode of Gladden Longevity. Dr. Nik graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Doctor of Optometry Degree in 1996. Dr. Nik currently owns a full-scope Neuro-Visual Optometry practice in Etobicoke. He specializes in treating those with learning disabilities, mild traumatic brain injury, amblyopia, strabismus, and Sports-Vision training for high-level athletes. In this episode, the chat is about letting go of negative emotions and limiting beliefs to move into a compelling future that includes longevity and how to utilize emotions in a supportive construct. Listen to learn more about how to discover a life with purpose and, in turn, improve longevity. 

Listen to this episode to learn about making a hundred, the new thirty, and Living Young for a Lifetime!

Show Notes:

Dr. Gladden goes over who Dr. Nik is and what he does. (00:40) 

Dr. Gladden narrates how he met Dr. Nik and welcomes Dr. Nik. (1:40) 

Dr. Nik explains how he and his wife found out they had a challenge with unexplained infertility for three years while trying to have kids. (3:56) 

Dr. Nik recalls coming across a doctor who only sees patients if they do a nutritional and emotional evaluation. (5:00) 

Dr. Nik describes a not-so-perfect situation that he and his wife found themselves in sometime back. (7:25) 

Dr. Nik recollects how he advised his wife not to give in to the negative reports they were receiving while dealing with the health issue of their son. (9:18) 

Dr. Gladden questions Dr. Nik about vision therapy. (11:29) 

Dr. Gladden comments on how the brain actually fabricates reality based on very partial information. (14:21) 

Dr. Gladden asks Dr. Nik to discuss the action one should take. (16:15) 

Dr. Gladden emphasizes the importance of the energetic lens we are looking through. (20:47) 

Dr. Nik refers to how vision therapy can help people change their paradigms. (23:24) 

Dr. Nik states statistics that say that twenty-five percent of every classroom has visionary-related learning disabilities. (26:45) 

Dr. Gladden refers to the fact that if you close down a camera’s aperture, you will have a narrower field of view. (30:00) 

Dr. Gladden reiterates that we tend to think of the emotional state as the emotional state. (33:21) 

Dr. Gladden clarifies that safety is associated with each cycle Dr. Nik mentioned. (35:31) 

Dr. Nik highlights why we consider emotions a good thing. (38:33) 

Dr. Nik details how a new reality is created. (41:54) 

Dr. Nik describes a convergence insufficiency. (45:30) 

Dr. Nik shares insight he received from patients during Covid. (47:38) 

Dr. Nik recounts how he thought they were focusing on the problem and not the potential. (49:37) 

Dr. Nik advises that it is important for us to be responsible and real. (51:19) 

Dr. Nik communicates that if we know what is going on neuro-visually, we can have a deeper conversation in understanding the potential of each patient. (54:30) 

Dr. Nik reveals that he has done every therapy there is to do for his son and continues to do vision therapy with him. (57:45) 

Dr. Gladden commends Dr. Nik and shares how everything he is doing is really fascinating. (1:00:17) 

Dr. Nik points out how the emotional state of the parents has a great neurological impact on the child. (1:02:09) 

Dr. Gladden specifies that nervous parents create nervous kids. (1:04:46) 

Dr. Nik notes that you can‚Äôt pick up a concussion with MRI. (1:06:02) 

Dr. Gladden thanks Dr. Nik for coming on the show. (1:08:10) 

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