Neuroplasticity - by Doug Cook RD

#017 A Neuroplastic Journey By The Blind Biohacker

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Detoxing from dogmatic dietitian education and attitudes for a mind wide open

But first, “you must unlearn what you have learned” YODA

 

Victor is legally blind due to a genetic disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa and was told he’d lose his eyesight by age 30. Not accepting his fate, he took matters into his own hands, and through the power of being a self-described citizen scientist, he did his own research into ancient wisdom and modern science to heal his eyesight.

 

Today he’s regained over 30% of his vision by learning to biohack his biology and turned his journey into a film.

More about Victor Mifsud

Victor Mifsud is a citizen scientist, motivational speaker, and documentary filmmaker. Victor is on a mission to supercharge his eyes, mind, body, and soul using new combinations of ancient wisdom and modern science. Victor is a DJ, an artist, a traveller, and a dreamer.

 

Victor is also legally blind. He has recently completed a feature-length documentary called My Neuroplastic Adventure.

 

He has worked with renowned National best-selling author & physician Dr. Gabor Maté; Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology of Motor Learning Director, Dr. Lara Boyd, and NY Times best-selling author Dr. Norman Doidge. He also met the remarkable David Webber, who’s been called The Blind Man Who Learned to See because he used neuroplasticity to heal his own eyes.

Connect with Victor

My Neuroplastic Adventure Documentary website

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Resources & books

Scattered Minds. The Origins and Health of Attention Deficit Disorder by Gabor Mate

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Dr Norman Doidge

Take Off Your Glasses and See: A Mind/Body Approach to Expanding Your Eyesight and Insight

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: How I Left My Learning Disability Behind and Other Stories of Cognitive Transformation

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Doug Cook RDN is a Toronto based integrative and functional nutritionist and dietitian with a focus on brain and mental health and antiaging nutrition.  Follow me on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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