2020 Update on Reuben Schwartz Amish Iridologist
Well, today I decided to write 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 and get the skinny on my Amish friend, as well as, the updates on their business. Can I just say these are the friendliest humans ever? So kind and so willing to help in any and all matters. They are not Amish, so they do have access to a telephone.
Let’s 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 a lot of emails requesting that I get someone an appointment and I read their stories. I reply back with this same statement, but I 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 just give you the next day/time that is available. This process takes about 7-10 days. There really is no need to go into details, as they may not know what the condition is that you have. They simply look in your eye. I mean, my son has Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome and most doctors have never seen that in their lifetime. I’m pretty certain 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 type of advice or consulation as to what Reuben says, so be mindful of that, as well.
He see walk-ins. Yet, he always gives priority to those with appointments. He does try his best to see everyone but 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. Go pet a horse, look around his shop and buy some popcorn or bread!
**EDITED TO ADD: I saw Jake about 2 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. Make an appointment people, 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 and he will tell you what is important and what you can hold off on until the next visit.
Mountain Air Herbs is down the hill from Reuben. What he doesn’t 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.
Reuben Schwartz, Amish Iridologist
1205 Radure Rd.
Hestand, KY 42151
No Phone Number because…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’m 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, so he knows what he is doing and was trained by the best.