2020 Update on Reuben Schwartz Amish Iridologist
Well, today is a 2020 Update on Reuben Schwartz Amish Iridologist. Since he is Amish, he has no access to the outside world. By that statement, I mean no cellphones, no landlines, no television, computers, ipads, or running water. Communication is done by mail, word of mouth, and horse/buggy.
So, I decided to call my friends at Mountain Air Herbs. I wanted to get the skinny on my Amish friend and the updates on their business. Can I say these are the friendliest humans ever? So kind and so willing to help in any matter. They are not Amish, so they do have access to a telephone.
Get the Details Out
Number 1: I DO NOT WORK FOR REUBEN! There is no way I can make you an appointment. I can only share with you what we learned while we saw him. Honestly, I get several emails requesting that I get someone an appointment, and I read their stories. I reply with this same statement. Also, have the opportunity to encourage and pray for those people.
For an appointment, you MUST WRITE a letter to Reuben requesting a day/time. If you do not request it, they will give you the next day/time available. This process takes about 7-10 days. There is no need to go into details of your condition. They may not know the details of your condition. They look in your eye. I mean my son has Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome. Most doctors have never seen that in their lifetime. I am pretty sure Mr. Reuben had never heard of it.
Side note, Mountain Air Herbs cannot make appointments for Reuben either. They cannot relay messages or give any advice or consultation as to what Reuben says.
He sees walk-ins. Yet, he always gives priority to those with appointments. He does try his best to see everyone. Remember, he also needs to eat and take breaks, occasionally! Please be kind and respectful. Take the time you are waiting and sit on the beautiful porch and enjoy the silence and peace. Seriously, go pet a horse, look around his shop and buy some popcorn or bread!
**EDITED TO ADD: I saw Jake about two weeks ago as Mr. Reuben has had eye surgery and is not working right now. I was blown away by the things he told me. Please, make an appointment. The day I went, I did not have one and waited for 5 hours to see Jake. ~ From Michelle Shoemake(r)**
Money. Reuben does not charge for his assessment, though he does take donations. He has a box on his desk where you can place cash or change. His herbs/pills/supplements do cost money. That amount varies based on what you buy and how much of it you buy. You do not have to get everything he recommends. Ask. He will tell you which is the most important. Also, he will tell you what you can hold off on until the next visit.
Mountain Air Herbs is down the hill from Reuben. What he does not have, they will have. There are some limited supplies due to their suppliers and Co-vid19. They take cash, card, and checks. They also have a phone and a restroom if you need it.
jake Shirk **Reuben Schwartz (NOW RETIRED), Amish Iridologist
1205 Radure Rd.
Hestand, KY 42151
No Phone Number because of Amish and all.
Mountain Air Herbs
1945 Radure Rd.
Hestand, KY 42151
Days/Hours of Operation **THIS HAS CHANGED**
Monday and Friday from 7:30-3
Mountain Air Herbs
Monday and Friday from 8-4
Mr. Reuben is RETIRING at the end of 2020. It is time for him to hang up his crucible and flashlight and enjoy his porch. I am very excited for him. He has given a lot of himself, and it is time for him to relax. Rest assured, his business will stay open. His replacement will be Jake Shirk. He has been helping Reuben for about 16 years or so. He knows what he is doing and was trained by the best.
New Update *12.18.20*
This message is from a follower, Doris R. Today, I went to Reuben Schwartz’s place. Today was supposed to be his last day. Back in October, he got some kind of metal in his eye while working at home. He went to the hospital at that time. It is my understanding that he has not returned to his office since. So now, they said he was officially retired. Reuben’s replacement is Jake Shirk. His hours will be the same. He is already back up until March of 2021. That is the update as of 12-18-2020.