Iridology: The Window to the Soul... & So Much More



For thousands of years, it has been known in many different cultures that the eyes work in two ways. Not only do they allow us to bring images and information from the outside world in, but they also allow us to see within the body from the outside. A secret 2-way mirror is only accessible if you know what to look for. Iridology has been utilized to some degree before it was ever a named science.


Evidence shows that using the irises to determine treatment methods has been commonly practiced by ancient healers from Japan, China, Egypt, and Mesopotamia. The "father of medicine," Hippocrates, would also examine the irises for clues about a person's health.


Looking into someone’s irises is normally a deeply personal and intimate connection. You can sense that through regular eye contact. Learning how to read the irises through iridology brings that intensity up a notch by allowing you to see nearly all the inner workings of a person's body. You can see their genetic weaknesses and strengths, the overall state of their body, digestive issues, nervous system sensitivities, and brain health, among many other things.


The most astonishing thing about it is that you can gain all this information in a non-invasive way, simply by looking at someone's irises or a photo of them. Some people can even tell you about your personality type, romantic attractions, or more esoteric things like information from past lives through behavioral iridology.




I specialize in lymphatic iridology. Through my studies, I have learned to read the lymphatic system within the irises to look for genetic weaknesses and toxin buildup that create imbalances within the body. For those that don’t know, the lymphatic system acts as the sewer system of the body, taking the waste from the metabolic processes and flushing it out of the body through the elimination channels (lungs, colon, skin, and kidneys).


The build-up of acidic metabolic waste is the cause of all diseases known to man. Genetic weaknesses and environmental factors also play a role, but only because the quality of the lymphatic system is passed on genetically during pregnancy. If we were all born with healthy lymph systems and organs, environmental toxins would affect us a lot less because they would be processed and eliminated more quickly.





Iridology provides an idea of exactly what is going on inside the body, locating the organs that are struggling so they can be supported with a detoxification-focused diet and secondary medicine like herbs. It’s a diagnostic tool to give you a deeper look at what is going on within.


The body heals all together. You can not cure one illness and keep another. Detoxification is a holistic occurrence. The systems of the body work in unison to remove toxins and old waste.


You can aid the process by realizing where your weaknesses are and adding certain foods and herbs into your diet to support those systems. Iridology is advantageous in that it allows you to pinpoint your weak areas. That alone has personally helped me in so many ways, as well as my clients.


If I hadn’t been introduced to iridology early on in my healing journey, I would have missed a big contributing factor to my personal health issues.


Microorganisms and bacteria living inside my lymphatic system are trying to break down the build-up from old antibiotics and processed foods. That is the case for a lot of us, as life in modern society breeds disease. Even if I didn’t know about it, I would have eventually found healing through fasting and just being on a detoxification-focused diet. But now that I am aware of it, I can assist my body by adding in herbs and other practices to encourage more elimination while I get down to the root cause of the problem... lymphatic congestion from poor diet and lifestyle practices.



My partner had a similar experience when I read for him. He has done a lot of healing work on his physical and emotional body, but he didn’t know that his nervous system was the main concern. We were able to see that by analyzing his irises. Knowing this allows him to focus on the nervous system-supporting herbs and secondary medicine practices that help his body get into a parasympathetic state more often, so his body can eliminate more waste. Having nervous system tension consistently causes the body to clench up and hold on to more waste.


 

Each set of irises is as unique as the person that possesses them. While healing practices are similar among all of us, healing is not a "one size fits all" process, and each person will need to navigate the journey and figure out what works best for them.


When it comes to healing, fasting is the one true medicine. Every being on this planet fasts when they are sick or injured. Every major religion teaches fasting to some extent. The autophagy (or self-eating) process that occurs during controlled fasts metabolically breaks down damaged cells and regenerates them. Iridology is a beneficial tool to use before a fast so you’re aware of the degree of your overall toxin load.


Most people go into a fast not knowing what to expect or how their body will react. This is why the transition into fasting is so critical. Not taking the appropriate amount of time to transition into a fast causes the body to have healing crises or herxheimer reactions. While these reactions are normally not serious, they are inconvenient to deal with, and there are better ways to go about accommodating a fast.



Having an iris reading allows you to mentally and physically prepare yourself for detoxification symptoms by showing you exactly what your toxic load is, if your elimination pathways are open enough to accommodate a large amount of waste elimination, and if you’ll need support elsewhere in the body during the process. Based on your genetic weaknesses and current state of lymphatic congestion, you may have issues working up to longer fasts and need to work on smaller fasts first. A good iridologist will not only tell you what is wrong with your body, but also how to reverse the damage and how to safely begin the fasting/detoxification process.



Getting your irises analyzed after a fast will show you the progress you’ve made during detoxification. The irises change subtly, but after about 6 months of a fasting-focused lifestyle, you can see improvements in the irises. We have to be aware that the waste we’ve accumulated our entire lives (and genetically before we were born) is going to take a long time to clean up. Be gentle with yourself and know that although you will see immediate progress with your symptoms of dis-ease, this process will likely be a lifelong journey. If you’re 30 years old and just now trying to clean out your lymph system, you have 30+ years' worth of waste and damaged cells to cleanse. That’s not including the genetic waste and damage you were born with.




We cannot expect to do a couple of fasts and be completely healed. This is why it’s called a "fasting focus lifestyle." You won’t be fasting all the time, but a majority of the time you should be focused on some kind of fasting. There are many different types of fasting, but the most impactful types are dry fasting, (no food or water), water fasting (on distilled water only), and juice fasting. Juice fasting is considered a modified fast because you’re still getting calories and nutrients, so it’s more gentle on the system but still, very effective. Steps down from that would be mono-fruit fasting, multi-fruit fasting, and raw food fasting.


 


The general idea is to consistently go through periods of each type of fasting for as long as you can. Since there are so many forms of fasting, it doesn’t feel restrictive when you’re not focused on the more intense levels. And when you are, you are temporarily restricting with intention and purpose. Periods of feeding the body with nutrient-dense raw foods are equally important. The key to healing is to try to remain in a detoxification-promoting state for the majority of the time. A majority of the time doesn’t mean ALL the time. It is still necessary to leave room for the human experience when you can. Cleansing the physical vessel but also remembering to keep balanced and be gentle with yourself when cravings arise, because they will.



Utilizing iridology to track healing progress gives true confirmation that the work being done is actually improving the quality of your lymphatic system. It’s the cheapest, noninvasive, and most convenient way to take a deep look at what is happening within the body. I am so passionate about iridology because, over the last 5 years of practicing and 10 years of offering detoxification advice, I have seen some astounding progress in my own healing journey and in others. If you would like to work with me for iridology and get an in-depth look at what’s going on with your health, receive personalized advice on beginning or continuing a detoxification journey, and receive customized herbal suggestions based on what I find in your irises, find me on Instagram @hippybritt.

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