As the saying goes, “The eye is the window to the soul,” but a clinical iridologist will tell you it’s a mirror image of your health.
An ancient technique practised widely in Europe, clinical iridology is an incredibly valuable and non-invasive discovery tool that interprets the efficacy of each system and organ through the colourings and markings found on the magnified iris.
Using a map of the eye, an iridologist can determine your genetic predisposition to deficiencies and disease, pinpoint probable causes of symptoms you’re experiencing, and even alert you to health issues long before symptoms appear.
Iridologists have different treatment approaches depending on their education and qualifications, but I always make nutritional recommendations to bring the body back to balance. Many deficiency and toxicity issues can be addressed with dietary changes and supplementation with vitamins, minerals and herbs.
Here are five things a trained iridologist can tell you about your health:
1. Candida growth
Candida is a bacteria overgrowth that can lead to symptoms including sugar cravings, acne, yeast infections, a weakened immune system, bloating and weight gain around the mid-section.
In a magnified iris the presence of Candida appears as white dots, and a trained iridologist can even determine the specific areas that Candida is present in the body.
2. Bone density loss and calcium deficiency
Proper supplementation and eating calcium-rich foods are natural and effective ways to improve bone density, but calcium deficiencies often go undetected. Bone density loss and calcium deficiency display as little holes or a “Swiss cheese effect” towards the edges of the iris.
It isn’t news that stress contributes to a slew of health concerns, but many people don’t realize stress manifesting in their bodies until they’re suffering from symptoms. An iridologist can see stress appearing in rings toward the edge of the iris like rings inside a tree trunk. The more rings, the more stress the body is experiencing. The deeper set the rings are, the longer the stress has been affecting the body.
4. Iron deficiency and anemia
Iron deficiency can lead to low energy, weakness, fatigue and anemia, which is the low production of healthy red blood cells. An iron deficiency shows up in the iris as a bright blue ring on the outside edge.
5. High cholesterol
The eye doesn’t lie about poor eating habits and a diet heavy in trans fats. High cholesterol in the arteries displays as a thick white half-moon shape laying over the top of the iris.
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Rachelle Wintzen is the founder of Chi Junky Wellness Concierge & Private Yoga studio, a new wellness retreat in Toronto. She is a certified iridologist, Gravity Woods colon-hydrotherapist, registered yoga instructor and holistic nutritionist.