Who are we?
The International Iridology Practitioners Association was founded for the purpose of increasing and communicating knowledge concerning the art and science of Iridology and to provide a forum for the exchange of information and research with the goal of promoting excellent international Iridology standards.
Our goal is to increase and communicate knowledge about Iridology.
Our goal is to provide you with opportunities for receiving the most updated information, products and tools for Iridologists worldwide.
IIPA has grown since it was founded in 1982, and we are enthusiastic about the future. We invite you to share in the enthusiasm and help get the word out to all Iridologists who are not a part of IIPA.
We are excited about our mission to unite Iridologists from around the world and to provide them a place to network with many others in the field of Iridology. We welcome your thoughts and input as we go forward.
IIPA Supporting and Sponsorship Opportunities
Any individual or organization shall be eligible for the IIPA Affiliate or Supporting Memberships that has interests in providing financial assistance towards the association and sponsoring its purpose.
If you are interested in becoming IIPA sponsor, download your application now and please contact the IIPA Central Office. We would like to hear from you and thank you for your generosity!
Betty Sue is a student of Dr. Farida Sharan of the Boulder School of Natural Medicine. She has been certified through the School of Natural Medicine as a Master Iridologist,
schooled in the tradition of Josef Deck, Dorothy Hall, Theodor Kriege, Josef Angerer and other great Iridologists by Dr. Sharan.
Betty Sue O'Brian, President
N.D., C.C.I.I.She has studied with Dr. Bernard Jensen and has
attended workshops with Denny Johnson (Rayid) and Danielle Lorito (Time Risk). She has an undergraduate minor in Nutrition and Science and a B.S. and M.S. degree in English. She
lectures around the country on the subject of natural health and healing, teaching people how to take charge of their own health and deepening their understanding of their personal
healing journey. In her classes she will present IIPA Iridology using current terminology and studying the irises of each of the participants in the class.
Kathy Norris is a certified Iridologist, foot Reflexologist and owner of Family Farm Health Food Store. She has been practicing Iridology for the past 15 years and studied under
Dr. Benard Jensen and Micki Jones.
Kathy Norris, Vice President
D.Ir.Family Farm Health Food Store has been in successful operation for 35 years and Kathy has grown the store to new levels in the past 10 years of
ownership. While visiting a friend in 1995, Kathy noticed the "big blue Iridology" book written by Dr. Benard Jensen. Curiosity overcame her and she bought the book from her friend.
Three weeks later she was taking her first class on Iridology. She went on to actively study this mode of natural health and has a thriving practice today. Kathy believes in taking a
common sense approach that shows a person where they have come from and where they are going. She uses Iridology to create a roadmap to help her clients find solutions to lifelong
problems and concerns. Kathy feels she personally grows with each experience with her clients and values the rewarding opportunity to teach and learn through every session. Kathy
has a D.Ir. from the Holistic Health College and holds various certifications in nutrition and herbology. She is certified in Reflexology through the International Institute of
Reflexology. Kathy resides in Houston, Texas and enjoys golf, fishing and racquetball in her spare time.
I have a Dr. of Naturopathy degree and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Counseling from LaSalle University in Mandeville, La. I was certified for Iridology by NIRA which is now IIPA, in 1997, and am a Lifetime Member. I am currently
Rebecca Thomas, Tresurer
PhD, ND, CCILa. I was certified for Iridology by NIRA which is now IIPA, in 1997, and am a Lifetime Member. I am currently
serving as an IIPA Board member. I am certified for Sclerology by the International Sclerology Institute ad
Grand Medicine. I live in West Texas and have practiced natural healing, using Iridology and Sclerology as my
touchstones, since 1993.
Polly Heil-Mealey is an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education. She has been involved in education and health care since 1994. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community
service programs covering various topics.
Polly Heil-Mealey, Past-President
ND, HHP, M.Ed., CCI An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and nutritional counseling. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health.
One of Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices. Polly brings a high level of dedication and commitment to her clientele. She has touched the lives of many with her concern and selfless devotion. The verse “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is a scripture that touches every level of society. As clients learn and understand holistic protocols, they are able to improve their health drastically by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes.
She is married to Stephen Hale, and together they have eight children. Both are very active in their church and serve on various boards in their community. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church.
Polly and Stephen live in Atascocita, Texas.
Board of Directors
Emil Bewö is a young man who inspires to a healthy living with his positive attitude to life. His work helps to improve the lifestyle of young and old ones. His therapies are including a treatment of both body and soul. Emil says “you can´t treat only one part of the human being without treating the other.”
Emil Bewö's education:
Master of Sience in Biomedicine (4 years) at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007.
A diploma in Naturopathic Therapies, Naturmedicinska Fackskolan Education (5 years), Tumba, Sweden, 2006. Including: Iridology, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Chirotherapies and Massage, Iridology Instructor for IIPA, San Diego, USA 2008
His interest in the science of body and mind started already in his youth. He is a dedicated man with a belief that everyone has the right to be healthy. In June 2008 after a couple of years studying Iridology for Dr. Ellen Tart-Jensen he took and passed his exam for becoming Iridology Instructor for IIPA. Since 2006 Emil Bewö runs his own practise in central Rättvik, Sweden
Emil has been lecturing about natural therapies and health diagnostics since 3 years all across Sweden and he is now starting lecturing in Iridology and at the same time expanding in northern Europe. His classes are interesting, well structured with a mixture of lecturing, discussions and practice and on a very high level but explained in ordinary words and expressions.
Questions are always answered and he says that every question brings a new dimension to the classroom.
One of the most common words used to describe Wendy is “passionate”, though those close to her more fondly refer to her as the “health nut.” She’s always had a tendency to dive head first into things that interest her. But with holistic nutrition and iridology, she’s taken her enthusiasm to a more profound level. She completed her Masters in Holistic Nutritional Sciences from the Clayton College of Natural Health (and is currently working towards her PhD in Natural Health), and earned her Certified Comprehensive Iridologist status from the International Iridology Practitioners Association apprenticed via the highly esteemed Bernard Jensen International (specifically, studying under the world-renowned Dr. Ellen Tart-Jensen).
CCI, M.S. Hol. Nutr.
Wendy’s entrance into the natural health world was somewhat unconventional. Unlike many, she didn’t personally experience poor health leading her down the path to more natural therapies. Instead, she watched several people close to her, from youngsters to the more elder, suffer terribly through destructive courses of prescription drugs, mutilating surgeries and at times sub-par if not arguably crude advice from more conventional types of medicine. These unfortunate circumstances ignited a fire in her that still burns, along with an uncontrollable thirst for knowledge and information that seems insatiable. Her long-term vision is to integrate natural health, iridology and sports nutrition, particularly in the lives of young athletes and their relationship with the professional sporting world.
Previously, Wendy co-founded and co-owned a successful international travel agency and a hospitality consulting firm. In addition, she has been the General Manager of numerous restaurants in the New England area. With Wendy’s many years of education in business management and consulting, nutritional physiology, and more recently iridology, she now has the ability, through her company VisualEyes Health, www.visualeyeshealth.com, to work with clients worldwide helping them uncover and discover the true causes of their imbalances. Additionally, Wendy recently became a contributing writer for the NaturalNews.com Citizen Journalism team, where she submits articles for publication that receive worldwide exposure on nutritional issues and natural health living.
Hello, I am Christos Miliankos, Iridologist, Naturopath and Bowenwork Instructor from Victoria, Australia. I have been practicing Iridology, Naturopathy and Homeopathy in my clinic for the past ten years. I have a post-graduate Diploma in Integrated Iridology and Natural Fertility Management.
ND, B.Sci-Nat, Dip Irid
I am passionate about Iridology, collecting and researching Iris patterns through the family generations and I love sharing my passion for this amazing technique with my clients. I truly believe that every iris is beautiful and perfect.
I live on a beautiful country property in Victoria with my wife Sandy and our 5 gorgeous young children. Iridology has been so beneficial in their lives.
Some of my hobbies are travel, theatre, pilates, organic gardening and straw bale homes.
Iridology has been an amazing gift in the health of my family, clients and myself. It helps people to understand themselves better, where they have come from and to how be the best that they can be.
Dr. Wanda Seitz has had a lifelong interest in natural health; however it wasn’t until her son was diagnosed with an incurable, but “treatable” disease that she began to look into natural medicine as a serious alternative to her son consuming tissue toxic drugs for the remainder of his life. These drugs were not only ineffective but actually made his condition worse. Wanda’s initial research revealed that the doctors were treating the symptoms not the cause of the disease, which turned out to be parasites in the joints. After successfully overcoming her child’s entire health crisis through the use of herbs and diet, she knew her destiny in life was to help others find natural solutions as she had.
Dr. Wanda Seitz
Wanda received her Certified Herbalist certificate from Dr. Jim Jenks, a graduate of Certified Natural Health Professionals, her Certified Nutritional Consultant and Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Trinity College of Natural Health. Wanda has completed additional research and studies in the fields of biochemistry, biology and biophysics. Wanda is a professional member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association, Association of Certified Nutritional Consultants, International Iridology Practitioners Association and Certified Natural Health Professional Association.
Wanda shares her vast knowledge through lectures and classes throughout the country in person and as online “Webinars”. As the owner of a natural health clinic and a nutritional consulting practice in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Wanda has shared her knowledge with literally thousands clients over the past 18 years.