I get a lot of hits (searches) for Amish Iridology and Reuben Schwartz. I thought I would follow up on him with the amount I get. I will also link below, in Related Posts, the past things I have written.
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There is a more up-to-date blog post on Jake Shirk Amish, Iridologist, linked below.
Introduction to Mr. Schwartz
I had heard of an Amish Doctor many years ago from a friend. Her husband had gone, and they were planning a follow-up trip. She knew my husband suffered knee pain (bone on bone). She offered to get the cream he had at his office and bring it to me to see if it would help. My husband thought it was crazy, I tried it for a few days, but he was not consistent with using it.
That being said, I let the knowledge of Reuben Schwartz flee my mind. However, the Lord had already planted that seed. I had no plans to have a medically fragile kid. To have a kid with Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome, you know. I mean, that was not my #1 goal in life.
Then Came my Brother
One day, as I was driving home from who knows where I got a call from my brother. I won’t give much () backstory regarding my brother. Just know that he doesn’t usually call me. My first thought was that someone had died or something was wrong. Sad, I know. He had some information that he thought could help.
The Phone Call
He was recanting some information he read and things he thought might help. I told him we had tried some of the things he suggested, but some had not. Then he said he heard of this Amish guy who has helped people.
That sparked my seed! I asked him if he was referring to an Iridologist, and he said yes. After many years, my spark of knowledge was getting brighter. I told him I would call my acquaintance and see what she could say to me.
Calls and Research
So, I called her, and we talked a bit. It had been so long that she had forgotten, but she shared what she remembered. Then, I hit the internet. There are a lot of blogs out there with people with experience with him. Some are good, and some are not good. That is typical.
At this point, my son was barely walking. We were doing IVIG, Rituximab, ACTH shots, and everything else. We had also been to St. Augustine to SonRidge Health and Healing Center. I have already stepped out of the box with Dr. Monahan. In my head, why not do it again.
My GPS took me down the driveway when we pulled up to the building. If you do that, you will meet Abraham. He is one of Reuben’s 12 children. He lives in that big ole house with his wife and children.
So, as soon as you turn in, the building will be on your left. It is a newer house. I enjoyed talking with Abraham 🙂 Once I got there, I had some paperwork to complete. He knew nothing of my son’s condition. He doesn’t diagnose things like that. Since they have no contact with the outside world, there was no research.
You go in and fill out a tiny bit of paperwork. The Amish also sell loaves of bread, herbs, spices, and other things, so it is fun to look around. It isn’t a prominent place, but there is a beautiful, full-length front porch you can sit on!
When we got there, Mr. Reuben said he didn’t know about everything I had written on my blog. Duh. I was stupid for even writing it all. It just made me feel better. He is about 6 ft with a white beard and smells like melaleuca and love. His eyes were so kind-looking, and so was his sweet smile.
I asked how he got into Iridology, and he was happy to explain it. Iridology has been around for years. He had seen his great grandfather and grandfather look into people’s eyes and help them.
He thought it was witchcraft, but he started seeing people become well. Then, he decided to learn all he could about the practice. He saw it all add up to the point he could not deny. It must be said, he LOVES Jesus, which warms my heart. One of his sons is in practice now.
Something to Note
Reuben is NOT a medical doctor. He does NOT prescribe conventional medications. Also, Reuben does NOT tell you to stop your meds! He will listen, advise, talk about diet, and prescribe herbal supplements in liquid and pill form. Everything he has comes from the Earth.
What he does not have, in his place, you drive down the hill to Mountain Air Herbs on Radure Rd. If you need herbs or such delivered, you can call 270-487-1334. They are NOT Amish at Mountain Air Herbs but work with Reuben.
Once in the little office, he gets his crucible and utility flashlight in your personal space. He looks into your eye and then marks things down on a sheet of paper.
Everything he saw in H was the same thing we found in his bio-impedance scan. I was dumbfounded. Parasites were the leading cause of the deterioration of his body. The whole visit is probably 15 minutes unless you stay and chat as I did.
For me, he looked at me (again, he knew NOTHING about my history), and this is the conversation we had:
Reuben: “You don’t have a uterus, do you?”
Me: “No sir, I don’t.”
Reuben: “You still have your ovaries, don’t you.”
Me: “Yes, sir, I do.”
He pushed back his chair and looked at me with the look that I didn’t want to tell her what I needed to say.
He looked at me again as he sat there and started motioning around his stomach.
Reuben: “Your ovaries are angry with you.”
I burst out laughing. He was so severe.
He then went on to ask me about my moods, depression, and sleep habits. He would give me something to make my ovaries happy again.
The visit is free, but he does have a donation box on his desk. The herbs/supplements/pills are not. They can be pretty expensive. The containers they are in are reusable if you choose to make another trip to refill. Some you do have to buy the whole thing, but for others, you can take your empty bottle and fill it back up. Mountain Air Herbs is all at cost. They are very kind, and they have so much stuff. I mean, so much stuff!
Just a quick FYI, the supplements are fine, but the liquid is HORRIBLE tasting. I put H’s in applesauce to help him choke it down. Reuben can down it like a pro, much like how I eat cheese. I’m not that big of a man.
Reuben’s Contact Information
Write a letter and ask for an appointment. Realize there is NO telephone, internet, computer, cell phones, nothing. So, once you write the letter and ask for an appointment, they will send you a letter with a date.
Funny enough, I wrote out this LONG letter detailing everything for him. I wanted him to know all the things. In return, I got a one-line letter with a time and date. I thought that was pretty funny.
As of March 2018, his hours of operation are as follows: Mon, Tues & Fri 7:30-3:00, Sat 7:30-11:00 am
1201 Radure Rd.
Hestand, KY 42151