by Judith G. Cobb, MH, CI, NCP
Blue eyes often warn of an arthritic predisposition. See what we mean in this case is that of a 52-year-old woman who has blue eyes.
Common features of a blue (lymphatic) iris
Blue eyes suggest a constitutional risk of acid imbalance throughout the body. If the diet and inefficient elimination allow acid to build up, there is a greater predisposition to pain and inflammation. If there is also white clouding, the risk of acid accumulation, pain, and inflammation is even greater. Add to that hyper white fibers, and the risk of rheumatic conditions is added to the mix. Additionally, the elevated acid can also draw calcium from the bones and pull calcium out of solution to deposit in joints and organs.
While there is not an actual ‘rheumatoid arthritis’ indicator, the combination of blue iris, very white fibers, and clouding in the iris do add up to suggest the potential for RA.
The kidneys are responsible for removing excess acid from the blood, thereby somewhat regulating the overall acid levels of the body. When the kidney zone is rarefied it suggests they are less capable of doing their work properly, thus running the risk of perpetuating accumulation in the body.
The rough edge to the pupil suggests a stomach lining that is less resilient. Food choices may need to be made carefully, and digestive aids may be needed on an ongoing basis.
While the pupil reveals the genetic blueprint of the body, the sclera shows us what’s happening now. The abundance of capillaries suggests the early stages of congestion throughout much of the body.
As always, getting nitty-gritty details about eating habits, fluid intake, stress, rest, relaxation, recreation, supplements, and medications is vitally necessary.
Iris assessment of a perimenopausal woman who has a medical diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis
Weight: 130 lbs
Occupation: office worker
Main concerns: pain and inflammation due to rheumatoid arthritis; perimenopause; eczema; constantly stuffy and drippy nose
Details: client was diagnosed with RA one year prior to coming to me. She has a long history of joint problems. Her periods are becoming very irregular. She has had eczema most of her life.
Rx: Methotrexate, Celebrex, Nexium, Clonazepam, Advil, Tylenol Cold & Sinus, Sudafed for stuffiness
Arthritis predisposition iridology signs
|Iris sign||Questions to ask||Dietary/lifestyle suggestions|
|Lymphatic iris||Any history of inflammation, pain? Asthma, allergies, arthritis, skin problems, kidney symptoms?||*eat abundant amounts of leafy greens
|White clouding||Deeper history of inflammation, pain? Asthma, allergies, arthritis, skin problems, kidney symptoms?||*eat abundant *low-acid-forming dietdie|
|Very white fibers||History of easy fevering?||*eat abundant amounts of leafy greens
*drink optimal amounts of clean water
|White zone around pupil||History of stomach issues, high-acid?||*use mucilaginous herbs to calm acid and soothe stomach|
|Dark reaction field 30’||History of kidneys unable to clear acids?||*eat abundant amounts of leafy greens
*drink optimal amounts of clean water
|Rough edge to pupil||History of stomach problems?||*food sequencing|
|Fluff/fog at periphery of iris||Lymphatic health?||*low-acid-forming diet|
|Abundance of capillaries in sclera||Low-grade systemic congestion||*each zone may need addressing on its own|
Learn more about arthritis in perimenopause and menopause in Hormones and rheumatoid arthritis: perimenopause danger zone and Does Menopause Affect Arthritis?
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