September 2016
The Herb Lady


Iridology is the study of the eye’s iris. Every nerve in the body is attached to the brain and the nerves are reflected in the eye. It is a true science. A person (an iridologist) who is properly trained can use a special instrument to read the eye and detect problems in a person’s body … health problems, but not necessarily a diagnosis.

Dr. Bernard Jensen (3/25/1908-2/22/2001) was a renowned, modern-day leader of this profession in the United States.

The first iridologist I met was A.D. Hale. He trained under Jensen. He was the founder of The Health Hut in Mobile. He and I were both charter members of The Gulf Coast Herb Society that was formed in the early 1980s. I heard him explain iridology a good many times. I never used his services, but I absorbed the knowledge he shared.

Time marched on. I left Mobile and moved back to my native Pike County. Just recently, I have learned he is doing well and still does eye readings on occasion.

By now, my readers know that Richard, my husband, was my patient for a good many years and through a good many health issues. One of these problems caused me to say to his doctor, "If I don’t get help in a hurry, I’m going to be a widow."

Richard was obviously very ill. The doctor heard my words, but he did not get my message. He did the usual – chest X-ray, lab work and electrocardiogram. Then he looked at Richard and said, "All is well. You are just like a 29-year old man. Just go on and enjoy life." (Later he apologized for this statement,)

I was in a state of shock. How was I to get help? In the middle of the night, I put my hand on Richard to be sure he was still breathing. I said a little prayer, "Please, God, if it is time for him to go, take him as quietly and easily as possible."

As an afterthought I added, "But while he’s still on Earth, please show me what to do for him."

As I opened my eyes the next morning, I knew, without a doubt, I should take him to an iridologist. I had learned Gloria Jennings, then owner of The Herb Shop in Montgomery, offered this service. She saw him and saw that his circulation was severely impaired. I will always feel that she saved his life. (Later tests showed his carotid arteries were 85 percent and 95 percent occluded.)

On that day, we learned about the alternative product called Mega-Chel. He took that and improved rapidly. He gained weight and energy. His eyes that had been so vague and cloudy were bright again. This wasn’t the end of his health problems, but we welcomed the reprieve.

Later, an outstanding surgeon performed both left and right carotid surgery. (If it were possible to go back in time, the second carotid surgery would be omitted.) He continued to take certain alternatives for the rest of his life.

More recently, I have heard of a young man who is very ill. He has been unable to work for some time. However, his doctors have been unable to determine the cause of this illness. I remembered that an iridologist probably would be a great benefit for him. Online I found Dr. Jimmy Steger in Mobile. Steger is a naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist and iridologist. After a personal interview with him, I added humanitarian to this list.

Steger’s impressive educational journey (both self-taught and formal) in holistic health care began at the age of 5. His degrees are from several of America’s outstanding schools. These schools include studies under Jensen.

The very ill young man has been informed of Steger’s availability.

Dr. Jimmy Steger’s telephone number is 251-660-1240. For more information, go to

A. D. Hale can be contacted at 251-867-5900.


"The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body also is full of darkness." (Luke11:34 NKJV)


Nadine Johnson can be reached at PO Box 7425, Spanish Fort, AL 36577, by calling 251-644-5473, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..