Someone reminded me recently of the 12 years I was in practice in Cambridge and London, England in the late seventies through most of the eighties, and highlighting those memories were the years I was part of Dr. Shirley Bond's gynecological practice in Kensington, London.
Shirley inherited the practice from a doctor whose life had been saved by the quick action of one of the School of Natural Medicine graduates, Cathy, in Cambridgeshire, when she responded to a plea for help from her neighbor. Cayenne pepper doses relieved the heart attack and he became very interested in natural medicine. When Shirley took over the practice she invited me to become part of her practice, first one day a week, then two. She gave her patients the opportunity to try natural medicine for cervical dysplasia, endometriosis, infertility, period irregularies and so on.
Shirley studied in the school, became very interested in iridology and related herbal treatments, purchased an iris camera and became a teacher of the School of Natural Medicine in Cambridge.
"I never knew such tissue changes were possible," Shirley writes in a letter. Her practice is now on Harley Street in London and I am sure she continues with her generous and educational personal approach to supporting women toward better health. It was a pleasure to know her and work with her.
I am pleased I had this experience as it gives great depth to our naturopathy, herbal medicine, iridology and self healing study modules. Dulas, midwives, doctors and nurses have benefited from my years of experience with women's conditions that responded well to changes of diet, the superior nutrients of herbs, education with iris analysis and naturopathy home treatments, and occasionally recommendations.