You may have heard of the phrase, “The eyes are the window to the soul”. This means you can understand a person’s emotions and thoughts by looking into his or her eyes. The eyes can also indicate current or potential health problems, even before symptoms arise. The eyes are therefore not just the window to your soul, they also offer a glimpse into your health. Similar words are in the Bible, Matthew 6:22-23 which reads “They eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness.”
The eyes do provide information about a person’s emotional state. When a person is sad or has worries, they furrow their brow, which makes the eyes look smaller. When a person is happy, they raise their eyebrows, making their eyes look brighter and bigger. The pupil acts like the aperture of a camera. It dilates or contracts to regulate the amount of light entering the eye. Our pupils get smaller, the brighter the light and our pupils enlarge in the dark. However, a sign of magnesium deficiency is when the pupil is enlarged even in normal light.
Changes in your eyes can signal Diabetes, Stress levels, Digestion probems and even shortage of Vitamin C.
A trained Iridologist, Optometrist and even Medical Doctor will be able to detect these illnesses.
Eye twitches may be harmless, however extremely common. They are normally associated with fatigue, insufficient sleep, stress or smoking. In very rare cases, it could indicate a problem with your nervous system, such as Multiple Sclerosis. This would normally have other symptoms such as difficulty talking and walking.
Blurred vision is a sign of medical problem with the eye such as cararacts or macular degeneration. It can also be an indication of Diabetes. The sugar markings are indicated around the pupil of the eyes and this can be seen via taking a clear Iridology photo and then enlarging the digital image. Watch our short video to learn more.
If you notice a white/grey ring forming around your eye or parts of the eye, this may be a sign of high cholesterol and triglycerides. This ring is called an arcus and could be all around the iris or part of it. This is an indication of increased risk of a stroke or heart attack.
Severe shortage of Vitamin C is indicated via inflammed capillaries or even burst capillaries that are visible in the sclera, which is the whites of the eye. Nose bleeds are one of the symptoms of severe Vitamin C deficiency. Shortage of Vitamin C also makes wounds or scars take much longer to heal.
Often puffy and red eyes may either be caused by an infection. However, a lack of sleep could cause this as well so ensure you get adequate sleep daily.
The existence of eye floaters, which are little specks that move around your field of vision sometimes could be a sign of retinal tear or detachment. If you have a sudden increase in the number of floaters you see, this warning should not be dismissed and you should get it checked out urgently.
Brown patches in the whites of the eye or sclera could be an indication of liver weakness. This is more common amongst those with brown colour irises. Liver weakness may not be caused only be excessive alcohol consumption. It is caused by poor food intake and also negative emotions such as anger and frustration.
Jaundice is a condition that occurs when there is too much bilirubin, a yellow compound formed from the breakdown of red blood cells in your blood. When your liver cannot filter the cells, the bilirubin build up causes the whites of your eyes and skin to turn yellow. This is very common in newborns with immature liver function and in adults with weaknesses in the liver, gallbladder or bile ducts, including hepatitis and cirrhosis.
Hyperthyroidism is normally indicated by protruding or bulging eyes. Hyperthyroidism is caused by an overactive thyroid gland and this is also known as Graves’ disease.
Bell’s Palsy is an impairment of the nerve that controls our facial muscles. This causes temporary paralysis in half the face and may result in difficulty closing the eyes or inability to control tears in it. The eyelid may droop.
Night Blindness or Sensitivity to light is a result of insufficient Vitamin A and/or cataracts. This can be treated by consuming more of the right foods to obtain sufficient beta carotene, which our body then converts into Vitamin A.
Your eyes may be one of the first places your body shows signs of cancer. By using an Iridology Chart, we can then pinpoint, the area of the body where the cancer occurs. Tumours can cause your optic nerves to swell and your eyes to change shape or colour. Leukemia, tumours and melanoma can all be detected based on abnormalities in your eyes.
Above are only some of the many health problems our eyes can detect. It is therefore important to have an Iridology check up at least once a year so that problems or potential health problems can be detected sooner and also fixed by following recommendations.
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