I get invited to speak to clusters of people from time to time. It is always an honor, and I love the people I meet. A few years ago, I was asked to speak and give a workshop on health for about 300 women. After I spoke, a lady from South Texas called my clinic, and made an appointment for her daughter.
And so began a long-term relationship with this family. The family is quite large, and it was easier for me to go to South Texas than for multiple family members to make the six-hour journey to Houston for consultations.
Now I love what I do. I am able to meet with families and assess their health. I believe in a holistic approach, and whenever possible, I love doing follow-ups to see where the clients are. Last week I returned to South Texas. I had about twenty-five people to see, and I had great expectations. Nothing could have prepared me for what happened.
I had a follow-up visit with a gentleman I had met over a year ago. He had made an appointment with me for May of 2013, but due to work issues, he had to cancel. I did have an initial appointment with him in May of 2014. At the time of assessment, this gentleman was cooperative, but I could tell that he was only there because he is a good husband, and his wife had wanted him to have an assessment. We put him on a protocol, and this August, I was to do a follow-up.
When I arrived at my consulting rooms on Friday morning, the air was already tingling with excitement. The lady who coordinated my visits was there, and could not wait to tell my assistant the good news. Her relative had just received his most recent blood work, and his MD was intrigued with the results.
Friday morning, the MD called my office and requested a meeting with me. My assistant returned the telephone call, and arranged a meeting for Saturday. Saturday came, and my client was early for his appointment. When I saw him, I could tell that he was excited, and had news to tell me.
As we began our appointment, he began to tell me about his recent visit with his MD. This client has been a diabetic patient for twenty years. He told me that in November 2013, the doctor had told him that unless something changed, he would be on insulin by the next visit. His blood work at that time showed his A1c to be at 11.3. The normal reference range for this test would be under 6.5. So you can see, his levels were quite high. This man’s most recent blood work showed a current A1c to be 6.9.
All the excitement in this small town was centered on this man and the turn around with his A1c numbers. He told me that his doctor would look at the computer screen which had the blood test results, look at him, look back at the screen and shake his head. The doctor finally asked his patient what he had done that would have so drastically affected his A1c levels.
Our mutual patient told his MD that he had seen me, and that we had developed a protocol that suited his needs. His doctor told him that I had been able to accomplish in ten weeks what medical science and drugs had not been able to do in twenty years. The MD also asked his patient if he could arrange for us to meet.
After multiple telephone calls and text messages, we arranged a time to meet. The MD came into my office and told me that he needed to know more about naturopathy, as he had seen clinical results that it worked. He further told me that his wife was an RN, and she had been researching natural healing on the internet, but he had not paid her much attention. He said that with clinical results, he had to find out more. We had a good meeting, and after a brief conversation, the MD asked me if I would please make some time in my already full schedule to consult with him and his family. How could I say no?
Normally the spheres of allopathic medicine and holistic medicine do not cross. I have many clients tell me that their doctors tell them that holistic medicine is not valid, that all they are getting for their money is ‘expensive urine.’ So when an MD who specializes in internal medicine wants to know what I know, and wants me to assess his family, it is a big deal. It has the potential to be an intimidating encounter.
When I do evaluations, I look at blood work if the client brings it in. I also look at the iris as a first point of interest. Iridology gives me a snapshot of the person’s genetics. I can quickly assess points of strengths and weaknesses. Many physicians do not validate this assessment tool, so it was a bit tricky, knowing that I was evaluating an MD and an RN. However, one of the iridology signs that we interpret as a possible heavy metal toxicity issue was present in both the mother’s and the son’s eyes. When I mentioned that this was a possibility (remember, holistic doctors cannot diagnose illness), the MD said that his wife had sent off samples of their hair to be analyzed for heavy metals. She had just received the report that in fact, both of they did have heavy metal toxicity. Right away, the MD could tell that there was validity in iris analysis as he had clinical proof that my assessment was correct.
When I analyzed the daughter, I found that her irises showed para-sympathetic stress. After I analyze the iris, I also use bio-energetic testing with an Avatar. During the evaluation of this daughter, I seemed to be going round in circles, not seeing a clear pattern forward. When I assessed her for emotional disturbance, her body responded that there were six areas that needed to be addressed before we could work on the physical issues. Now every holistic practitioner knows that emotions are at the root of approximately 85% of physical illness. When I turned to the mother and told her that until the emotional issues were addressed, the daughter would not heal, she quickly responded that she had just completed some DNA/gene expression testing, and in fact, emotional issues showed up there too. So, strike two was a hit as well. Again, the MD could tell that my findings were validated by clinical proof.
There are many other things that I could tell you about this four hours of evaluation. I asked the MD if he had any questions. His reply was very interesting. He said that he did not understand what I was doing, but then again, HIS patients did not understand what HE was doing. He said that he trusted me; I had clinical evidence that I knew what I was doing, and he was pleased to have me take care of his family.
Because I am a degreed naturopath and a certified iridologist, I have formal training which gives me credibility, especially with medical professionals. I am writing my story to give other naturopaths and iridologists encouragement. Learn your craft. Continue to learn other modalities. Become certified and licensed. Take advantage of every opportunity you have to influence the community at large, and any medical personnel who will listen. As the MD said: There are some things that the medical profession does well, but there are some large gaps. Holistic medicine, Iridology, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, functional medicine… these fill the gaps. The world is changing…
Until next time,