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.

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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
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
La. 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
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 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). Wendy Merrill
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. Christos Miliankos
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.

Richard (Dick) Williams has spent a large portion of his life interacting with people on various levels. His earlier approach to people was from a different end of the spectrum when compared to his current involvement and commitment. Richard Williams As an accomplished musician and drummer, Dick served with the Air Force Band in Washington, DC. Following his discharge from the Air Force, he spent a number of years working with many nationally known jazz musicians. Dick’s next achievement involved work in the field of fitness of the body and the mind, and self-control of both. He was the co-founder of Karate International, the largest Karate organization in the USA today. During this time, Dick was awarded his Black Belt in 1965 by Ki Whang Kim, at that time the highest ranking Black Belt in the country. Today, his son Rob, a 9th degree Black Belt, is carrying on the family martial arts tradition. For many years, Dick was involved in the field of direct sales, first as an awarded top sales leader, and then as sales and training manager. Even as a child, Dick had a preoccupation with health, life and diet. As he reached adulthood, his library became lined with books on this subject: How to improve health and make one’s life happier, longer and more productive. Since the mid 1970’s, Dick has been directly involved in the field of natural health and is a direct proponent of freedom of choice for an individual’s personal health care. He is a nationally recognized leader in this field and serves as a National Manager for Nature’s Sunshine Products. Located in Provo, Utah, Nature’s Sunshine is the largest encapsulated herbs and vitamin producing company in the USA. Dick has lectured at many seminars and universities throughout the United States, Canada and England. He currently gives instructional classes and iridology analysis on a regular basis in Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding areas. His students now number in the thousands. Advanced study and qualifications in the field of natural health include the following:
1. Certified Clinical Herbalist.
2. Certified Iridologist and Instructor through Jack Ritchason’s Institute of Natural Therapeutics.
3. Studied Iridology and Nutrition with Dr.Bernard Jensen.
4. Dick frequently teaches courses on Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Iridology, and offers certification in same.
5. Author of three (3) books on Iridology.
6. Basic instruction in Sclerology.
7. Advanced studies of Applied Kinesiology.
8. Board Member of IIPA (International Iridology Practitioners Association) and Iridology certified with that association.
9. National State Coordinator of the Sunshine Health Freedom Foundation.
10. National Manager with Nature’s Sunshine Products.
11. Chairman of National Managers, Nature’s Sunshine Products
As one who has seen his own health, as well as that of others, change through improved nutrition and the balancing of the body through natural herbal supplementation, Dick feels qualified to share his experiences and knowledge with others. It is his goal to enrich your mind and to offer you the challenge to take control of your life and live it more abundantly and productively as our creator intended. With this thought in mind, Dick believes:
1. We don’t have to work at unfulfilling jobs.
2. We don’t have to earn less money than we need to do good work.
3. We don’t have to be old, infirm and senile at 80, as most people are at the time they die.
4. We can do more good and help more people in this world with money than we can without it.
Visit Dick Williams' website at www.sunshine-house.com