Beware of Social Media Docs


Like most of you, I have a business FaceBook page.  We find it a great tool to market our business and to share good information with like minded people.  However, I am concerned with some of the posts that I am seeing from pages that I have ‘liked’.

For instance, I am seeing quite a few posts with titles such as these:

  1. “Detox your (insert favorite organ here) in a weekend (24/48 hours) or some other such ridiculous time frame.”
  2. “Use this amazing oil and see these conditions reverse.”
  3. “Did you know that the juice of this fruit will do ______________?”

Now, some of the information has some basis of truth, but the Detox ones really frustrate me.  Here are the reasons:

  1. Most people carry a toxic load at the cellular level. You only have to look around to see the toxic emotional outbursts and you will know that at the cellular level, this person is compromised.  There is no way that you could detox anything in a weekend.
  2. People who are carrying a toxic load usually do not have the energy to detoxify, especially at the cellular level. If they try one of these box remedies, or any sort of detox protocol, they will only succeed in shifting the load.  The end result of the patient is worse than before.
  3. Translocation of the toxins will occur if you disrupt the body’s homeostasis (balance) before ensuring that the body is healthy and energetic enough to handle the detox procedure.
  4. In years past, holistic people would look for and even encourage such a response, called a healing crisis. I don’t know about you, but anything that says ‘crisis’ is to be avoided in my book.  A patient is ill enough without my making matters worse by forcing the body into a down and dirty detox procedure.


Responsible cellular housekeeping is something that the body knows how to do, but is impeded because of the toxic environment.  As a professional, I implore you to seek out someone with credible knowledge who is able to guide you in a responsible manner.   Please don’t believe everything you read from health ‘experts’ on social media.  Most of the posts are irresponsible and misleading

Until next time,

Dr. Polly


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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