by Judith Cobb, MH, CI, NCP, NNCP, CCII
Every iris is different. A left and right iris from the same person may have many similarities, as do the two we are studying in this instance.
Compromised Immune System Iridology Signs in a Lymphatic Iris
People who have lymphatic irides share several common traits in their irides. These common traits indicate common physiologies.
The basic blue coloration of a lymphatic iris often has white clouding in various areas. This clouding is suggestive of constitutional acid imbalance.
Focus your attention on the collarette (for Jensenian iridologists, the autonomic nervous wreath). This thread-like ring that completely surrounds the pupil speaks volumes about the integrity of the intestines. Specifically note how the white clouds are attached to the collarette. This can indicate a predisposition to ‘leaky gut’ and elevated systemic acid.
As always, getting nitty-gritty details about eating habits, fluid intake, stress, rest, relaxation, recreation, supplements, and medications is vitally necessary.
Weight: 140 lbs
Main concerns: Very ill for past 4 months. Started out feeling very run down with a non-productive cough and swollen lymph glands; these symptoms persisted in spite of taking prednisone as prescribed by her doctor.
Details: has had 4 diagnoses from doctors over past 4 months. In chronological order:
- Eosinophilic pneumonia
- Churg-Strauss Syndrome (after lymphatic biopsy)
The first 3 diagnoses are all symptoms of the fourth, Churg-Strauss Syndrome. This is a potentially life-threatening condition. (For more information, see http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/churg-strauss-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20028895.)
Our focus was to strengthen the client’s adrenal glands, reduce inflammation, and support her immune system without stimulating it. Food, supplement, and lifestyle recommendations were made. I have shared the food recommendations as well as some of the lifestyle recommendations below.
|Iris sign||Questions to ask||Dietary/lifestyle suggestions|
|Lymphatic Genotype||- ask about inflammation|
- ask about elevated acid conditions (asthma, arthritis, eczema/psoriasis, kidney)
|- eliminate inflammatory foods and beverages, especially coffee and sugar|
- ask about digestion: is she gassy, burpy, flatulent?
- has she noticed if some foods cause more problems than others?
- does food ever ‘sit heavy’ in her stomach? Which foods?
- ask about bowel movements: frequency, texture, urgency
|- sequence foods in meals - eat carbs first, salad (low carb vegs) next, finish with protein
- add savory herbs to foods to aid digestion
- suggested eating lots of homemade soup instead of full meals
Also note the pointer vessel at 40’ in the R sclera
|- ask about liver function & symptoms|
- ask about fat digestion and consumption
|- include bitter leafy greens in diet|
|Lymphatic Tophi||- ask about immune response, lymph node swelling||- encourage daily physical activity|
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