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  1. In assignments you ask us to use "correct citations". What are "correct citations"?
  2. I have question regarding step 4 of this section. It says: " STEP FOUR: To find out the herbs and foods to use for balancing you need to consult this chapter(Chapter Five) and use the links provided to the Herbal Book Online This book is too large to send you by e-mail so here is the link: This book categorizes herbs according to their properties of Hot, Cold, Moist or Dry:" I can not find a link to the Herbal Book Online. Can you please send it to me?
  3. I am not understanding the challenges of the green eye. I understand that they have similar characteristics of the brown eye but anything specific to just green eyes?
  4. I am having significant trouble photographing the eye. I have a digital camera and I can not get a good focused picture of the eye. There are lots of reflections from around the room. When I zoom in it is too blurry. I am no good at photography. Any suggestions? How important is the lighting in the room?
  5. What is the difference between taking vitamins in a liquid form versus those in a pill form?
  6. Can the vitamins show up in the iris at all? Is there a difference between how the body uses vitamin supplements?
  7. If there were deficiancies in an organ, how to they manifest in the iris? Discoloration or streaks or holes any of the combo. I have hypothyroidism, and take medication. So would the medication show up as a toxin or mark in that area?
  8. In the beginning Iridology course under the brain section there is discussion by Dr. Harvard regarding the "generative system" What is that or what does it include?
  9. How do I submit my assignments?
  10. I am still having trouble submitting my assignment. After I hit the upload button, it does not give me any information, nor a save button. It does nothing. I also tried using the html uploader, but again, it does nothing when I select my file and hit upload. Please advise. Thanks.
  11. Thank you for answering my questions about submitting assignments so quickly, however, it is still not working for me. After following your directions carefully and uploading my selected file, there is no activity in the screen below and no way to "save". I am using a Mac and firefox browser- could this be the issue?
  12. regarding the incredibly adorable knitted bunny video... i know you said it was our preference as to how long we knitted out the initial rectangle for the bunny, but could you perhaps give me an estimate as to how many inches long your rectangle you made was (just to give me a place to start) also, will the video be able to be downloaded (& therefore saved) to our own computers in the future? And/or some written instructions perhaps? anyway, it was just darling. Have you ever tried this basic overall "origami" of a rectangle method to create any other animals? hmmmmmm...
  13. I have been reading unit on Homeopathy and have tried several times the following links are not opining, either broken links or says page not found( to complete the assignment 601:4-Homeopathic Case Taking 601-chapter Four, reading of 10 case studies and their analysis, http//trusthomeopathy.org/case/res_toc.html http//.drpressman.com/Library/Homeopathy/homeopathy.htm Interactive Case Analysis Page www.lygthforce.com/HomeopathyOnline/issue3/intcase/html Case studies on Specific Disease says: File not found www.e-homeopathy.com/case study.htm The files which are opining have more advanced level of case studies which are above my level of understanding, I was looking to study simple case studies as a beginner, Please advice how should I proceed further in this unit
  14. I noticed some courses in Medicine of Avicenna are same/similar to naturopath, do they need to be done 2 times? or can I do them 1 time? If 1 time which should I do?
  15. In the Advanced Iridology Course, on page 35, it reads, "The regular arrangement of these fibers is the key to the Stream Iris structure. img/streams.jpgThis is the most challenging of the four iris types to identify.Error! Hyperlink reference not valid." Please advise how to view this link. Thanks!
  16. In the Advanced Iridology course, I am not understanding how to detect the Introvert/Extrovert Type in the iris. In Chpt 2 it mentions that the difference is that the Introvert has gold or brown surrounding the pupil and the Extrovert lacks color but is very defined, while in Chpt 3 it refers to the Extrovert having the ring of expression farther from the pupil than the Introvert. So is it the color, or the distance from the pupil that is the discerning factor? Can you help me understand this seeming discrepancy?
  17. In the Advanced Iridology Course, at the beginning of Chapter 6, it states, "For this chapter you need to use the file: Rayid Iridology Chart.rtf The other charts included in this chapter are optional and are available for you to view if you want to. " I see the link to the Rayid Iridology Chart on the Iridolgy page on the website, but where are the links to the other optional charts? Thanks!
  18. Dear Kristie I've been reading your e-book and a few questions/ clarifications piled up: 1. concerning pg. 15: you classify milk and cheese among Yang foods. To my knowledge, according to Chinese and Macrobiotic nutrition, they are considered Yin foods. An exception would be hard old cheese which is more Yang. 2.Concerning the article about Chinese 5 elements (pg. 12-23): You equal Fire type to Choleric and Wood type to Sanguine, but while reading I realised that some attibutes of Fire correspond to Sanguine. you even use the word sanguine in the description of the balanced Fire (pg. 12).The Chinese Wood is not so buoyant. the emphasis is more on competitiveness, ambition and hard working. 3. Could you elaborate more on the topic of somatic poles. i don't quite grasp it. 4. You use the terms Collapsed / exaggerated. Are they equivalent to the more familiar TCM terms of Deficiency /Excess? 5. pg. 35: you say a Water person can be both Collapsed & exaggerated. How can that be? 6. pg. 26, 2nd paragraph : I don't understand the relationship between the organs. why do the LV & KD become overbearing if they are weakened. 7.on pg. 20 under "Note" you say that winter signs can be felt in the summer... Is it true only for the Wood type? It is interesting because for long time i felt that the 4 seasons model and archetypes don't fit here. most people feel de-energised in the hot summer like a long Mediterranean siesta while the winter is full of life and rejuvenation like the Temperate Spring. More questions to come Thank you Yael
  19. Dear Kristie I must say for myself that while milk is never a good idea, in the coolness of the winter it can be detrimental 2. somatic poles: in the outline of each type in the chinese medicine chapter are somatic poles ascribed to them. i don't understand the meaning of the term and what to do with this information. 3.So what do "Collapsed and Exaggerated" mean if they are not "Deficiency /Excess? 4. on pg. 20 under "Note" you mention sync with the external seasons. could you explain what you meant about the turn-over that can happen in a hot climate (experiencing winter signs in the summer)? that's it for now thanks Yael
  20. Hi Kristie, Just wondering if you had a ballpark idea of when I might be receiving my assignments back from the Advanced Iridology course? Thanks!
  21. Thank you so much for the new charts. They are so much easier to understand now that you added the first one. I have one question. What would a headache be? hot? cold? wet? dry?
  22. When I read about chloric personalities I see myself as chloric , yet when I read about ayurvedic elements I see myself as vitta yet vitta is in comparison to sanguine. Can you help me understand all this?
  23. Hi Kristie, Just wanted to let you know that the link from the Reflexology E-book on page 50 is no longer functional. Do you have an alternate link? Thanks, Vanessa
  24. Hi Kristie, I am still trying to understand the differences and complexities of the 4 temperaments. I know that we all have elements of all of them in us and that sometimes a person may have more than one temperament that are both showing up strongly in them. But what I'm trying to understand is, how much of an indicator of the temperament is temperature? For instance, Meloncholics and Phlegmatics are cold and Cholerics and Sanguines are hot. But can you have a Phlegmatic who is always warm/hot, or a Sanguine who is always cold? Or would be an indication that they have another temperament that is showing up strongly besides their main temperament? Thanks!
  25. Kristie, In the reflexology course at http://www.scribd.com/doc/31373906?secret_password=1openyky5u9siy5ju3xy In the final section under Quiz for Chapter 2- Dangers in Modern Medicine Question #2 It asks "Please explain, in your OWN WORDS, and using only three sentences at the most, one or two reasons why the following items could be harmful:" Which set of "following items" is it referring to? It again refers to a missing list of items in question #3. Can you provide clarification? Thanks, Keith
  26. I would like to ask you, how can I acess the documents: 4. Contributions of islam medicine 5. Islamic Medicine (From the unit 1, section 1&2). Because both the link given are unavailable. Thanks
  27. Hi Kristie, I believe you mentioned at one point that certificates would be sent out after 3 courses of the naturopathic program were completed. I completed my third course at the end of October. When should I expect those certificates? Thanks!
  28. HOW do we write up our "quizzes" and final reports? Do you have a particular preference or way that you like them to be done? I know that when I was in school each teacher always has their own way that they wanted things done. Same idea in the end, but with subtle differences, which effected your grade. SO, before I complete anything and send it to you I'd like to make sure that I'm doing it right to start with.



  1. In assignments you ask us to use "correct citations". What are "correct citations"?
    Citations are essential when writing about natural healing They need to be in the following format: Author of the article. “Title of Article.” Publisher of Article. Date of Publication. Direct link to the article (if online)
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  2. I have question regarding step 4 of this section. It says: " STEP FOUR: To find out the herbs and foods to use for balancing you need to consult this chapter(Chapter Five) and use the links provided to the Herbal Book Online This book is too large to send you by e-mail so here is the link: This book categorizes herbs according to their properties of Hot, Cold, Moist or Dry:" I can not find a link to the Herbal Book Online. Can you please send it to me?
    Dear Vanessa, All of the herbal books are located in the member pages at www.TheAvicennaInstitute.com under the tab "Student Resource Page". You may use any of the herbal resources on that page to complete this assignment. Blessings & Health, Kristie
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  3. I am not understanding the challenges of the green eye. I understand that they have similar characteristics of the brown eye but anything specific to just green eyes?
    There are a couple theories on green irises. The first theory is: "There are only two iris colours: blue and brown. If you have hazel or green eyes it means you actually have blue irises that are showing signs indicative of less than optimal health." The second theory is: "Blue and brown were originally thought to be the only pure base colors of iris: The mixed base color of iris (including green) is due to genetic blending, the result of intermarriage and genetic anomalies of the brown and blue-eyed types." You need to decide based on what you see in the person, how you see their eyes change over time, what they say about their health history (have their eyes always been that green?) and what they say in their intake form.
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  4. I am having significant trouble photographing the eye. I have a digital camera and I can not get a good focused picture of the eye. There are lots of reflections from around the room. When I zoom in it is too blurry. I am no good at photography. Any suggestions? How important is the lighting in the room?
    Dear Michelle, There are a few tips I have for photographing the iris: 1. You need to use the macro (close up/flower) setting on your camera. If you camera does not have a macro setting then you need to purchase a "close-up adapter fliter" to screw on the end of the lens you have. If your camera does not allow lenses then you may not be able to take iridology photos with it. You need a camera that allows filters or has macro. 2. You need to take a number of different photos. Take some from the side, some from the front and some from other angles to make sure that you have at least one good photo of each portion of the iris. 3. You will get the best results with a flash so that any small movement the iris makes will not matter. Although natural light is usually the best for photography, in this case, it may not work as well. It will give you wonderful clarity and very few glares from the light. However, if the person moves, you may get movement showing in the iris. 4. When using a flash you need to take pictures from different angles as different angles will show the flash at different places in the iris. 5. You may need to put a Kleenex or other kind of filter over the flash so it is not so bright or set the flash to 'close up' if your camera has that setting. I hope this helps.
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  5. What is the difference between taking vitamins in a liquid form versus those in a pill form?
    Liquids are usually more easily absorbed by the body. However, ultimately, it is how the vitamin is made that matters. The closer to nature a vitamin is, the more effective it is. So, if you are getting vitamins in pure form - by juicing or by drinking herbal tea - this is the best form. If you are distilling juice into a "super juice" vitamin, this is a less effective form than the live/fresh tea or juice, but is more effective than a vitamin pill and so on down the line...
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  6. Can the vitamins show up in the iris at all? Is there a difference between how the body uses vitamin supplements?
    Synthetic vitamins or vitamin overdoses will show up in the iris. If a person is taking the proper amount of vitamins and in a natural form the vitamins will not show up because the body will be absorbing them properly and using them at a normal rate. The most common vitamin/mineral sign to see in the iris is "iron" because many people are still taking synthetic iron pills. This synthetic iron builds up in the liver and other parts of the body and can eventually harm the body.
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  7. If there were deficiancies in an organ, how to they manifest in the iris? Discoloration or streaks or holes any of the combo. I have hypothyroidism, and take medication. So would the medication show up as a toxin or mark in that area?
    A deficiency or damage in the organ is always going to manifest as some sort of lacunae - the different shapes will let you know more about what that deficiency or damage is. The discoloration or streaks are not necessarily deficiencies or damage to the organ itself, but potential damage because the discolorations and streaks show that there are some foreign material near or on or in the organ. So, for example, if you see the rusty color of candida or excess iron in the bowel area this does not mean that the bowel is damaged or deficient. However, it does mean that the excess of candida and/or iron could eventually cause damage to the organ itself. And while it is there it is definitely causing the organ to function less efficiently and sometimes blocking function altogether. I always make sure I distinguish with the client the difference between a damaged organ and an organ with "toxins" or "weaknesses". The healing process is much different for each. In the case an organ is really damaged it can sometimes only be repaired by medical intervention.
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  8. In the beginning Iridology course under the brain section there is discussion by Dr. Harvard regarding the "generative system" What is that or what does it include?
    "Generative Aspect" refers to the disease-fighting aspects of the body. The "Generative System" would be all systems or parts in the body that help fight disease.
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  9. How do I submit my assignments?
    How to Submit Assignments Go to: www.Scrribd.com and log in with the following information: Username: kristieiniowa-TheAvicennaInstitute@yahoo.com Password: studentwork Before you upload work make sure you are in the Scribd account that reads "TheAvicennaInstitute" in the upper right hand corner. The Scribd system is pretty easy to use and helps you through all the steps but just in case I am including instructions here too: ONE: Sign into the Scribd account above. TWO: Click the Upload button in the upper left. THREE: Make sure you choose "private". FOUR: Be sure to click SAVE after it is done uploading. You can SAVE this e-mail or you can always find this information on the Student Resource Page under your membership pages at: http://thebearthinstitute.memberlodge.com/studentlounge Blessings & Health, Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND
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  10. I am still having trouble submitting my assignment. After I hit the upload button, it does not give me any information, nor a save button. It does nothing. I also tried using the html uploader, but again, it does nothing when I select my file and hit upload. Please advise. Thanks.
    When you enter Scribd you will click the upload button in the upper left hand side of the page. This will take you to the upload screen. You will then press the upload button again (click the "private" box under it) and the files on your computer will open. You will then choose a file that you want to upload. Once you do this you will see some activity in the screen below.
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  11. Thank you for answering my questions about submitting assignments so quickly, however, it is still not working for me. After following your directions carefully and uploading my selected file, there is no activity in the screen below and no way to "save". I am using a Mac and firefox browser- could this be the issue?
    Thank you V! V later answered her own question and provided this helpful insight for students experiencing the same issues. She says, "I could not resolve the issue in Firefox browser. I tried Safari and was not successful with the instructions you provided, but when I tried the "html" upload option it finally worked : ). Just wanted to let you know in case others have the same problems."
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  12. regarding the incredibly adorable knitted bunny video... i know you said it was our preference as to how long we knitted out the initial rectangle for the bunny, but could you perhaps give me an estimate as to how many inches long your rectangle you made was (just to give me a place to start) also, will the video be able to be downloaded (& therefore saved) to our own computers in the future? And/or some written instructions perhaps? anyway, it was just darling. Have you ever tried this basic overall "origami" of a rectangle method to create any other animals? hmmmmmm...
    The ideal size is about 2.5" x 5" but if you use smaller needles to knit him you can make it smaller. I have been slowly converting the videos to the new video download site. All you need to do is request one if you find one that is not done yet. Since you requested this on... I did the bunny one today. Now, when you go to the Member Basic page you will find the knit bunny video is now located on a different site you can download from.
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  13. I have been reading unit on Homeopathy and have tried several times the following links are not opining, either broken links or says page not found( to complete the assignment 601:4-Homeopathic Case Taking 601-chapter Four, reading of 10 case studies and their analysis, http//trusthomeopathy.org/case/res_toc.html http//.drpressman.com/Library/Homeopathy/homeopathy.htm Interactive Case Analysis Page www.lygthforce.com/HomeopathyOnline/issue3/intcase/html Case studies on Specific Disease says: File not found www.e-homeopathy.com/case study.htm The files which are opining have more advanced level of case studies which are above my level of understanding, I was looking to study simple case studies as a beginner, Please advice how should I proceed further in this unit
    I have now replaced ALL these links with a file on the website called "Case Studies in Homeopathy". You can download it from the student website on the homeopathy page. Thank you for letting me know about the broken links! I am trying to replace all links with documents so we don't have that problem. I appreciate knowing when there are files that do not have links replaced yet. Thank you!
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  14. I noticed some courses in Medicine of Avicenna are same/similar to naturopath, do they need to be done 2 times? or can I do them 1 time? If 1 time which should I do?
    The course, "201: Herbal Preparations (from the NHCO)" is the same as "909: Herbal Preparations (from MOA)". The course, "301: Aromatherapy (NHCO)" is similar to "808: Aromatherapy and Spiritual Healing (MOA)". The Course "101: Nutritional Therapy (NHCO)" is similar to "111: Traditional Nutritional Healing of the East (MOA)" and the class, "701: How to Do Consultations (NHCO)" is the same as "112: Putting it All Together (MOA)". If a class is the same or similar and you are studying both the Medicine of Avicenna AND the Naturopathic Healing Course then you only need to complete one of the classes. The Medicine of Avicenna classes sometimes include some extra information about Eastern healing methods or herbs. The Naturopathic Healing classes are more general (when there is a difference that is the only difference in the classes listed above).
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  15. In the Advanced Iridology Course, on page 35, it reads, "The regular arrangement of these fibers is the key to the Stream Iris structure. img/streams.jpgThis is the most challenging of the four iris types to identify.Error! Hyperlink reference not valid." Please advise how to view this link. Thanks!
    You will find a picture of this in the file I posted to the iridology page called "Rayid Signs". There is an arrow pointing to the fibers in the third picture down in the right hand column. These fibers are the same ones we read in the Jensen (physical) iridology that tell us about the constitution of the person.
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  16. In the Advanced Iridology course, I am not understanding how to detect the Introvert/Extrovert Type in the iris. In Chpt 2 it mentions that the difference is that the Introvert has gold or brown surrounding the pupil and the Extrovert lacks color but is very defined, while in Chpt 3 it refers to the Extrovert having the ring of expression farther from the pupil than the Introvert. So is it the color, or the distance from the pupil that is the discerning factor? Can you help me understand this seeming discrepancy?
    It is both that signify an Extrovert. Also, keep in mind this "ring" is the same ring that marks the outside of the intestinal area in Jensen (physical) iridology. If this ring is far from the pupil it is an extrovert sign. If it is close to the pupil it is an introverted sign. In Jensen iridology, this ring being close to the public can indicate bowel constriction. Another indicator of an introvert is that right around the pupil you will often see some color of some sort. You will not see this as often with an extrovert. You can see examples on the "Rayid Signs" chart that is posted as a PDF on the iridology page.
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  17. In the Advanced Iridology Course, at the beginning of Chapter 6, it states, "For this chapter you need to use the file: Rayid Iridology Chart.rtf The other charts included in this chapter are optional and are available for you to view if you want to. " I see the link to the Rayid Iridology Chart on the Iridolgy page on the website, but where are the links to the other optional charts? Thanks!
    I was referring to the extra charts that are now on the website. There are a lot of different charts there now on the iridology page. You can no longer link to them from the documents.
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  18. Dear Kristie I've been reading your e-book and a few questions/ clarifications piled up: 1. concerning pg. 15: you classify milk and cheese among Yang foods. To my knowledge, according to Chinese and Macrobiotic nutrition, they are considered Yin foods. An exception would be hard old cheese which is more Yang. 2.Concerning the article about Chinese 5 elements (pg. 12-23): You equal Fire type to Choleric and Wood type to Sanguine, but while reading I realised that some attibutes of Fire correspond to Sanguine. you even use the word sanguine in the description of the balanced Fire (pg. 12).The Chinese Wood is not so buoyant. the emphasis is more on competitiveness, ambition and hard working. 3. Could you elaborate more on the topic of somatic poles. i don't quite grasp it. 4. You use the terms Collapsed / exaggerated. Are they equivalent to the more familiar TCM terms of Deficiency /Excess? 5. pg. 35: you say a Water person can be both Collapsed & exaggerated. How can that be? 6. pg. 26, 2nd paragraph : I don't understand the relationship between the organs. why do the LV & KD become overbearing if they are weakened. 7.on pg. 20 under "Note" you say that winter signs can be felt in the summer... Is it true only for the Wood type? It is interesting because for long time i felt that the 4 seasons model and archetypes don't fit here. most people feel de-energised in the hot summer like a long Mediterranean siesta while the winter is full of life and rejuvenation like the Temperate Spring. More questions to come Thank you Yael
    1. Milk is classified as Yang because modern milk (not raw, sometimes with anti-biotics) is very heating and causes acidity levels in the body to rise (which is also very heating). If you read traditional literature about milk you will need to assume they are talking about pure, organic, free-range, raw milk. 2. When you compare two systems you cannot have a perfect fit between the two so you will find differences. The sanguine does share some of the choleric tendencies and the choleric shares some of the sanguine tendencies (however they usually have different motivations for those traits) because they are both hot temperaments. 3. Could you provide more information about this question? What is it related to? Somatic poles can relate to many things. I need a context. 4. Collapsed and Exaggerated can come from deficiency and excess but they are not the same thing. 5. One can be collapsed in one system of the body and exaggerated in the other. This can be understood because when one part of the body is collapsed another may exaggerated to compensate. 6. Systems usually overcompensate before they collapse. 7. Can you submit this question again? I am sorry I was not clear on the question.
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  19. Dear Kristie I must say for myself that while milk is never a good idea, in the coolness of the winter it can be detrimental 2. somatic poles: in the outline of each type in the chinese medicine chapter are somatic poles ascribed to them. i don't understand the meaning of the term and what to do with this information. 3.So what do "Collapsed and Exaggerated" mean if they are not "Deficiency /Excess? 4. on pg. 20 under "Note" you mention sync with the external seasons. could you explain what you meant about the turn-over that can happen in a hot climate (experiencing winter signs in the summer)? that's it for now thanks Yael
    Yes, the phlegmatic nature of milk is rarely a good match with winter - I agree! Information on Chinese Medicine is provided only as a comparison to the other systems. Because this course is not about Chinese Medicine or focused on Chinese Medicine I do not go into depth about some of the concepts. I simply provide an overview and general idea. Somatic poles are (in layman's terms) opposites in the realm of activity/being so they would be like Tension - Relaxation or Starting - Stopping or Active-Reactive. A person of a certain temperament would exhibit one side of the pole when they are exaggerated and another side of the pole when they are collapsed. So, you could tell if a person of the wood, fire or water temperament was collapsed or exaggerated by what part of the somatic pole they are on. Are they starting or stopping? Are they tense or relaxed? Etc... Exaggerated means that the temperament is at the extreme somatic pole of functionality. So an exaggerated fire person would be VERY energetic, talking a lot of moving around a lot. An exaggerated melancholic may exhibit signs of OCD, etc... Collapsed often happens after an exaggerated state. This is what happens when the temperament goes to the extreme and then suddenly just "collapses" so the person actually becomes the opposite for some time. So a fire person might become anti-social or quiet or depressed which is not "normal" for them. Can you ask question four again? I didn't understand what you were looking for.
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  20. Hi Kristie, Just wondering if you had a ballpark idea of when I might be receiving my assignments back from the Advanced Iridology course? Thanks!
    Assignments are corrected in the order in which they were received. Student office hours are every Friday. How long it takes to receive your corrected assignment depends on how many students/assignments are submitted that week and how many you submitted at one time. If it takes more than three weeks to receive your corrected assignments please contact me - something may have gone wrong. This past month there were an unusual number of assignments submitted. At least three students submitted work for entire units. Usually students submit work one chapter at a time. I expect to return some of your work to you by Friday.
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  21. Thank you so much for the new charts. They are so much easier to understand now that you added the first one. I have one question. What would a headache be? hot? cold? wet? dry?
    This depends on the headache. If there is nasal congestion that has caused the headache then it would most likely be cold and wet. If it is wind and cold that has caused it, it might be cold and dry. If it is the result of stress it might be hot and wet or hot and dry. It depends on the source and what kind of headache it is.
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  22. When I read about chloric personalities I see myself as chloric , yet when I read about ayurvedic elements I see myself as vitta yet vitta is in comparison to sanguine. Can you help me understand all this?
    These are two different systems so I have corresponded them "approximately" just to provide a general interest and comparison. However, even in Ayurvedic terms there is no real correspondence as the Ayurvedic system ALSO uses the four temperaments along with the three Ayurvedic types. They are actually completely different ways of looking at type.
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  23. Hi Kristie, Just wanted to let you know that the link from the Reflexology E-book on page 50 is no longer functional. Do you have an alternate link? Thanks, Vanessa
    Thank you for letting me know. All Anatomy related material is now on the student website at: http://thebearthinstitute.memberlodge.com/anatomy In general I have been trying to get away (as much as possible) from linking so I have been putting all previously linked material on the website. You will usually find it on the student resource page or you will find it on the subject page (reflexology-related on the reflexology page, etc...)
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  24. Hi Kristie, I am still trying to understand the differences and complexities of the 4 temperaments. I know that we all have elements of all of them in us and that sometimes a person may have more than one temperament that are both showing up strongly in them. But what I'm trying to understand is, how much of an indicator of the temperament is temperature? For instance, Meloncholics and Phlegmatics are cold and Cholerics and Sanguines are hot. But can you have a Phlegmatic who is always warm/hot, or a Sanguine who is always cold? Or would be an indication that they have another temperament that is showing up strongly besides their main temperament? Thanks!
    This is a good question. Actually it depends on the balance within that person's temperament. There are generalities you can make but sometimes it can actually exhibit as an opposite body temperature. Because the temperament is "cold" a person's body may actually balance this out by being hot. So a many melancholics are actually very warm people and many cholerics can have very cold hands and/or feet. However, when it comes to body extremes - cholerics and sanguines do tend to run higher fevers as a "normal" and melancholics and phlegmatics tend to run lower fevers.
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  25. Kristie, In the reflexology course at http://www.scribd.com/doc/31373906?secret_password=1openyky5u9siy5ju3xy In the final section under Quiz for Chapter 2- Dangers in Modern Medicine Question #2 It asks "Please explain, in your OWN WORDS, and using only three sentences at the most, one or two reasons why the following items could be harmful:" Which set of "following items" is it referring to? It again refers to a missing list of items in question #3. Can you provide clarification? Thanks, Keith
    The "following items" refers to the section that talks about nutrition and substances we consume. So the "following items" refers to the list of things I discuss in that section such as sugar, coffee, cigarettes, milk, too much bread, aspartame, MSG, etc...
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  26. I would like to ask you, how can I acess the documents: 4. Contributions of islam medicine 5. Islamic Medicine (From the unit 1, section 1&2). Because both the link given are unavailable. Thanks
    You need to do the following: (This is not really as complex as it looks. I just made sure to be very specific and list even the most obvious steps) 1. Go to www.TheBEarthInstitute.com 2. Log into your account 3. Look on the left hand side of the page where there are tabs 4. Click on the "Member" tab 5. Click on the sub-tab "Medicine of Avicenna Students" 6. Under the heading on that page "101: History of Greek, Roman & Arab Medicine" you will find the main book but you will also find those articles as additional PDFs under the Main Book because the links in the main book do not work.
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  27. Hi Kristie, I believe you mentioned at one point that certificates would be sent out after 3 courses of the naturopathic program were completed. I completed my third course at the end of October. When should I expect those certificates? Thanks!
    Once three units are completed you can receive your certificates. To receive your certificates all you need to do is send the following information/request by FAQs or e-mail: 1. Name as it should appear on the certificate 2. Address where certificates should be sent 3. Name of certificates you need sent (Herbal Healing, etc...) 4. Any special requests (depending on the purpose or the country people live in they sometimes want their certificates worded a certain way). This information will all be compared to your student record. If everything matches then the certificates are sent out or an e-mail is sent to you requesting additional information. Blessings & Health, Kristie
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  28. HOW do we write up our "quizzes" and final reports? Do you have a particular preference or way that you like them to be done? I know that when I was in school each teacher always has their own way that they wanted things done. Same idea in the end, but with subtle differences, which effected your grade. SO, before I complete anything and send it to you I'd like to make sure that I'm doing it right to start with.
    This is actually a very good question! The requirements for turning in assignments are the following: 1. Your name and e-mail must be on the assignment (yes, some people do turn in assignments without names!) 2. All assignments must contain references to where you found the information (if it is not from the course e-book). If you read the information online you need to provide a link. 3. All assignments must contain the original questions. Please do not erase the questions when doing the quizzes and assignments 4. Please do a spell check on your work before turning it in. Thank you! Blessings & Health, Dr. Kristie Burns
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