Eye Clues Part IV: What do your irises say about your overall health?
Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “The more you learn, the more you realize you don’t know.” It’s one of the reasons I identify as a lifetime student. I pray that I am able to learn something new every day. This next foray into clue finding required diving a little deeper into a topic I’m fascinated by, but certainly no expert!
The iris is the part of the eye that carries color. Iridology is a form of “clue finding” in which patterns, colors, and other characteristics of the fibers of the iris are examined. Just as with feet,✋ hands, 👂ears, 😛tongue, 👩face, and skin… the iris is loaded with body health clues🔎! The eye itself is a visible extension of the brain with hundreds of thousands of nerve endings, a vast microvascular network, muscles, and other tissue types. Interestingly, the iris is connected to every organ and tissue of the body by way of its role in the central nervous system. The iris is also controlled by sympathetic (“fight or flight” response) and parasympathetic (basic body “housekeeping” and autopilot “at rest” activities), so if you imagine that trauma, drama, or a toxin load might affect affect the iris, you’d be right! Nerve fibers in the iris respond to changes in body tissue. As the changes in the body tissue occur, those changes also physically manifest in the portion of the iris which “identifies” with that portion of the body tissue. The result is this: the color part of our peepers drop clues relating to past, present, and possibly future health. Even having a basic understanding of clues🔎 within the iris may help you identify how best to support and care for your body by suggesting where inflammation may be, and at what stage it may be manifesting.
*There are 90 known body specific areas that are mapped on each iris. Each eye is different. These areas are mapped out much like spokes on a wagon wheel, with the pupil being at the center axis. There are also 7 concentric zones of the iris beginning at the pupil. The stomach and intestines are closest to the pupil, followed by:
Zone 3: representing heart, bronchi, pancreas, adrenal, pituitary, pineal, gallbladder
Zone 4: representing prostate or uterus , skeleton
Zone 5: representing brain, lung, liver, spleen, kidneys, thyroid
Zone 6: representing muscles, motor nerves, lymphatic, circulatory
Zone 7: representing skin, sensory nerves
Today, we’re only going to talk about the overall appearance of the iris. Compare the “texture” of the iris to a piece of cloth. Does it appear tightly woven like silk or more loosely woven together like burlap or cheesecloth? There is a correlation between the “tightness” of the fibers of the iris with the body’s ability to hold and utilize nutrients, dispose of metabolic waste and toxins, and have general robust cellular activity. More “loosely woven” iris fibers trend towards a correlation with difficulty maintaining nutrient levels and efficiently disposing of metabolic waste and toxins.
This may be a valuable clue to note in your health🔎 detective journal. Remember, clues are not diagnoses….. they are a gift from our Creator so that we may notice changes and work towards achieving better health…. a constant & evolving process. Sometimes it may feel like two steps forward and three steps back. #metoo. We all have our own health journey with seasons of success and seasons of lack, with lots of moving parts that we can choose to control or leave to chance. Scientists👩🔬 and doctors👨🔬 who have studied the iris closely have found that irises which suggest a weaker constitution can belong to healthy people who take care of themselves well. Likewise, irises suggesting a strong constitution of the body can also be made weak over time through toxin exposure and lack of care. Epigenetics (the environmental component of gene expression that we CAN control) plays a tremendous role in our health!
If you are so inclined, grab a magnifying glass, light and mirror (partnering up may be easier) and happy clue hunting! . Make note of what you see compared to how you feel overall, and how you might be feeling if you weren’t taking care of yourself in “all the ways”.
I know I would feel much different if I weren’t faithful with my eating and exercise habits, self care routine, and of course….my daily supplement routine: Sulfurzyme, BLM, Thyromin, Femigen/Progessence Plus, OmegaGize, NingXia Red, Multigreens, and others on board!
We’ll dive just a little deeper next week!