My doctor made me cry…. Final

It was interesting to hear from you that some of you have had to take this same medication.  I am glad that my story is relevant.

To get back to my story, I went for my first follow-up visit, and was told to continue on the drops.  Because of my product knowledge, and not wanting to get a superinfection, I decided to follow a holistic route.  Because I am not a medical doctor, I cannot tell you what I did, as the feds could construe that information as ‘prescribing’, and I am not allowed to diagnose or prescribe.


However, what I will tell you is that on my second follow-up visit, the doctor looked and then reexamined at my eye through the slit-lamp.  He said that he was amazed that I had healed so quickly, as these types of infections that about two to three weeks to heal, and I was (at one week) 90% healed.    He advised me to continue on the medication for a further week, six times daily.

I believe that my holistic approach has accomplished a total healing.  I believe that the doctor, because of ‘standard of care’ rules and because of the litigious nature of our society erred on the side of caution in pronouncing me 90% healed.   He did not require a third follow-up, which he surely would have done, had I still had an infection.

In conclusion:   Every individual is responsible for his health.  I appreciate the knowledge and experience of the medical profession.  However, I cannot leave my brain at the door of his office, and let him take responsibility for my health.   I was very offended at his arrogance in the statement “I am a specialist….”   He may be.  I am a specialist and an advocate for my own health, and as such, I need the knowledge and the tools afforded to me to make the best decision for my wellbeing.   It is not good for me to be cowed into following advice that is clearly harmful (as per the patient information).

I hope that you are encouraged to take a proactive role in your own health.   Do take the advice of your health care professionals, but also weigh that information against the known risks.  Research alternatives that may afford you a better result.


Until next time,






About Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, P.Sc., HHP, M.Ed., C.C.I.

Dr. Polly Heil-Mealey is the Past-President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), as well as an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Naturopathic degree. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994. Dr. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community service programs covering various topics. An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and Biblical nutritional counseling. Dr. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health. One of Dr. 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. Dr. 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. Dr. Polly 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. Dr. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church. Dr. Polly and Stephen reside in Humble, Texas.
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2 Responses to My doctor made me cry…. Final

  1. P. L. says:

    So proud of you for being so proactive with your health in this situation!! Great results!

    • Thanks, Pat…. You know, it was very hard and very scary to think outside the box. Even though I KNOW that drugs have side effects, like others, I am conditioned to think that the doctor knows best. He doesn’t know BEST. He knows drugs. I know herbs and supplements. I had to balance what I knew, and what he knew, and make the best choice I could.

      Now, some of you think holistic medicine is eye of newt and ear of bat, but seriously, there are good products that have patents, proving that they work. To be clear, I do not advocate fly by night ideas or practices. Holistic medicine works.

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