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Why Iridology? Philosophy and Science.

The Genetic and Chemical Blueprint Of Who You Are, Where You Are, And How You Got There.

 An Introduction To European Concepts and Applicability.

By Jay Constant



Why iridology? A genetic blueprint of who you are, where you are, and how you got there.

 The iris shows function of equilibrium within the body. The iris reveals the “terrain” of the body’s defensive posture. We see the registered influences on body weaknesses. We are looking at the ability to “transfer energy”, the communication of the nerves. We see several signs in the iris as to the overall terrain. We however do not see disease, only the processes from which symptoms manifest into probable stresses. A symptom is the body compensating, or de-compensating. The allopathic approach is to treat the end product of these processes, which is cellular death. The iris or terrain shows us the vital force, or life force of the body, and a schematic of the pathways and responses of these pathways, whether in a harmonious or defensive state. We can see the flow of energy between cells, and its resistances. We can identify reaction zones, and the integrity of resistance. Shading is a measure of resistance, and identifies reaction. White shows us a heightened state of resistance, a reaction, a hyper compensating situation resulting in either pain, inflammation, discharge, stress, fever, as well as many others, and dark shows us decreased or lowered resistance, a hypo function, or degeneration. These are our weaknesses, our eventual predispositions. I must stress that a predisposition absolutely does not mean a problem. Only the potential for a problem. Its our “strengths” that keep our weaknesses in check. A weakness in the lungs for example does not mean an active problem, only an area of lowered resistance, and thus, the cold becomes bronchitis, and the flu becomes pneumonia. A weakness is an “inactive” predisposition, that may, may not become active.


 The iris may be viewed in many ways, and thru careful observation, may reveal overall constitution strengths and weaknesses, (advantages/disadvantages), genetic weaknesses, anatonomical locations, various assimilation and utilization zones, psychological stressors, nutritional deficiencies, toxic build up, and hundreds of special markings, lines, and colorations. The total of the iris is YOU, and all you have going for you, and areas that are asking for help. “The eyes are the mirror to the soul,” is a fairly good statement on someone’s part. The iris reveals the only view of the central nervous system, as well as the anatomic nervous system. Iridology studies life, and the flow of energy throughout the cells of the body; doctors study disease, that occurs from the resistance to or total loss of this energy flow.

 The iris reveals the efficiency of various zones, such as the nutritive, (stomach, bowels, liver, gall bladder, pancreas), the four defensive channels of elimination (the bowels, urinary  tract, lungs, and skin) the humoral or body fluids (blood and lymph) the muscular, skeletal, glandular, and respiratory systems. Various markings, in various zones, in degrees of varying shades and colors reveal the actual pathways and causes of the end result which manifests as a symptom, a compensation. The iris as a whole represents the entire genetic make-up, chemical imbalances, pathways of energy, negative influences, resistance, and reactions to these resistances. The iris more importantly reveals a persons strengths, and it is these strengths which must be supported to slow the onset of these weaknesses domination. Symptoms are the body’s message of disharmony, the result of reactivity to resistance and influences. To simply suppress these symptoms, which in truth is the actual end result of metabolical processes, can only create more disharmony and more reaction, until the organ or tissue or system are forced to slow down or discontinue to function at all. The iris reveals this via varying degrees of shading or darkness. Light, or whiteness reflects heightened reactivity and darkness’s reflect lowered resistance. Hyper/­Hypo! Harmony is balance of the whole body, all the systems, all the organs, all the tissue, and all the mind. Another phenom of iridology is the revelation of the neurological conditions revealed thru circularity of the pupil and collarette, a change in the nervous system. Deviations of circularity reflect the condition of the spine and nervous system. Much more on this later, and thanks to my friend Harri Wolf, this phenom provides an excellent piece of the puzzle, and second opinion . Emotions and trauma are revealed and all registered in the deviation of circularity in the collarette, and found in the works of Dr. Daniel LoRoto, M.D., of Venice Italy. This is the new iridology. The iridology of the very near future Most of this text will focus on the works of the Europeans, and the information is not readily available in this country.

 Observation of several signs, lines, colors, and lacuna shapes may be interpreted, however no one sign or marking can be considered conclusive of any particular symptom, and the sum of all interpretations of iris markings can not be considered conclusive for diagnosing disease. Disease is the end result of excess disharmony from negative influences, but at no given time be determined to be labeled as this or that. America has over 22,000 diseases, but all have similar roots and causes. It is these similarities that Joseph Deck of Germany created his definitions on constitutional typing, simply put, “Blue eyed” people have similar predispositions, “Brown eyed” people have similar predispositions, and the Mixed eyed people have similar predispositions, based on evolutionary factors. Again the eye color itself is non conclusive of any particular condition, but has been determined to be a weakness for certain conditions. So this is always a good place to start. A discussion on Decks Constitutional Types will be examined in detail soon in this writing. Strengths are our advantages, and weaknesses are unfortunately our disadvantages, that’s all.

Upon viewing the eye color itself, a closer look thru magnification reveals a general pattern and weave. The pattern itself is the genetic coding and make up of the person, and the weave is an indicator of integrity, or resistance. The tighter the weave, the stronger the resistance the looser the weave, the weaker the resistance. Shading shows a degree of weakening, of hypo-activity, of cellular disharmony, of lowered resistance, or degeneration. Light or white shading shows heightened, defensive reactivity and dark, darker, and darkest shows degrees of lowered reactivity, or non-resistance.

 This is a valuable tool in that it reveals all the pathways involved and some thought as to possible causes and solutions. We know the body is made of minerals, so deficiencies are always a contributing factor. We know that blood is always involved, (or lack of) .We also know communications between hormones of the glandular system and electrical pathways in the nervous system are always involved. We also know that the condition and efficiency of the digestive system and elimination systems are involved. We know our thoughts and emotions are involved. Iridology reveals this connectedness, and reveals the integrity of each. The iris also reveals toxicity, and areas of accumulations and channels of release. The iris reveals our genetic weaknesses, our disadvantages, and toxicity levels upon weaknesses. The iris reveals the “flow” of the body in totality, or lack of due to resistances.

 The iris itself may be viewed in several different ways. The iris may be viewed in zones, or reactive fields, or in segmented anatomical parts. It may be viewed in terms of systems, i.e. digestive, including the stomach, the liver, the pancreas, the intestines, the gall bladder, even the esophagus. It may be viewed in terms of hyper/hypo of systems, parts, and reaction zones. The iris reveals the terrain and condition of the terrain. The iris follows the flow of energy between the cells. It also reveals genetic strengths and weaknesses. The iris reveals emotions and trauma. It is the body’s strengths that support the weaknesses, and slow the onset of problems in these weaknesses. This does influence genetics. We certainly can speed metobolical processes up or down, depending on positive or negative influences. (diet, lifestyle, habits, environment, thoughts, emotions)

 It is here that we will begin with the terms, definitions, and interpretations. Probably the most significant revelation given by the iris itself is the color. The color itself should be either blue, or brown, or a third type called mixed, or biliary. There are no genes for green or hazel. Yellow and blue = green, and yellow and brown = hazel (A mixed eye is a combination of brown on top, and blue below, thus looking as a liteish brown, often tannish yellow) This is the work of German iridologist Dr. Joseph Deck who has researched and documented and defined,

“Genetic Consitutional Typing” over a 75 year career. His findings showed that each eye color type had certain commonalities, such as strengths and weaknesses in the body. In other words, the blue-eyed people had commonalities with weaknesses in the lungs, bronchial, and sinus areas, and high occurrence of allergies, asthma, and congestion in general. The kidney/uro-genatial tract is often weak, possibly due to the under active state of the lungs, causing more work on the kidneys. Blue-eyed types are also prone to excess acid conditions leading to degenerative muscular and skeletal weaknesses, the arthritic type conditions. Blue eyed types are also prone to have hyper nerve and neurological activity, These and more, Deck defined as genetic weaknesses, not implying that blue eyed people have to have those problems, rather that those problems seem to afflict many more blue eye people than brown eye orrnixed eye, who by the way have their own commonalities and weaknesses that differ from the blue eye type. Brown eyed people seem to have thick blood conditions which quickly affect circulation and the functions of the liver specifically, and a hypo glandular system. The biliary type (mixed) of which I am one, seem to be subject to digestive weaknesses in the pancreas, the gall bladder, and bowels, and hypo glandular functions. Eye color itself is nonconclusive for any given weakness, rather a place to start with a better understanding of possibly why, and then understand the preventative maintenance necessary to support the weakness. It was Decks realization that our eye color itself may reveal our various strengths, and weaknesses, and his research backed him up. Upon closer examination of the eye color itself, and with magnification, Deck noticed that different formations and different patterns in the iris were also common for certain conditions, and called these Constitutional Subtypes, and defined their strengths and weaknesses. Deck believed that we must support our strengths, to support the weaknesses. To abuse our strengths, manifests our weaknesses. These weaknesses are genetic, we’re born with them. ”To generalized” is the belief of many, however my own research verifies almost 100 % Decks research. Blue eye people have common weaknesses, brown eye people have common weaknesses, and biliary eye people have common weaknesses. Again, this is nonconclusive, only a clue which may, or may not apply, but a good place to start. Our problems will “spin off” these weaknesses.

 Blue eye types evolved from northern climates, and thus were exposed to major environmental change. Long winter nights, and short days, sub zero temperatures, to extreme heat. Thus, the blue eye types, then thousands of years of “adaptability”, genetically evolved to adjust, react, compensate, adjust, at a very fast pace, often to the point of “over compensation”, or the allergic reaction, or a “hyper” type condition. It is because of this, the nervous system is on constant alert, as well as the immune system. Thus the nervous system becomes the primary long-term focal point of a long-term preventative program. Blue eye types, and neurological conditions. Evolutionary genetics. Problems will spin off the nerves. 

Brown eye types evolved from around the equator, and thus, needed little adaptability. Not much variations to sunlight, nor temperature. Thus, thru thousands of generations, brown eye types have genetically sluggish liver functions, with a predisposition towards high blood fats and cholesterol, sluggish pancreatic functions, and thus higher blood sugar, and sluggish, thick blood, with the weakness in circulation and the heart area.

 This in no way implies these conditions exist. I have seen hundreds of heart weaknesses in people in their 70’s and 80’s, that have never had a problem. However, it may help us understand the often asked “why”, should symptoms appear. Blue-eyed types should focus on the nerves and lymphs, while the brown eye types should focus on digestion, and the blood. Blue eye types should pay close attention to calcium and magnesium, and vitamin B-6, and brown eye types are more concerned with the sodium and potassium balance.

 An explanation of the three major Genetic Consitutional Types will be examined first. Then the various Sub-Types. We are looking at genetic markings and codes in the iris, that in actuality may reveal predispositions--genetic weaknesses--disadvantages. Resistance to the “flow” of the vital force between the cells. Communications!

 The last part of this work will deal with advanced concepts of information contained in the collarette. This area is the nervous system, and we will explore the latest European findings on registered trauma, emotions, and personalities. This is the future of iridology, the next step. I am excited that my own level of iridology has allowed me to get this far, my own research is exciting, and amazingly the information contained in the collarette appears to be endless. The mind/body connection and the role of emotions affecting the glandular system and nervous system and even digestive system appear here. Certain fears may affect the heart, lung, and throat areas. Abuse may affect the pelvic, throat, and spinal areas. Hate may affect the heart and digestion. Irritability and impatience may affect inflammation. Anger gets us in the bowels. This is my area of research, emotions registered in the iris, and the affect on energy flow in the body. Yes, this is the future of iridology and it is for this reason that that I am honored to teach as many as possible thru classes, seminars, books, and personal consultations.

 At this time I would personally like to thank all responsible for my education, ethics, level of understanding, and the desire to do more. Iridology is not about practicing medicine, nor curing any condition of the body. Iridology is a genetic and chemical blueprint of who you are, where you are, and how you got there. The iris does not reveal disease, only disharmony and the areas involved. It is the iridologists’ job to interpret this information and directions to go to restore efficiency back to the body. Health is harmony and efficiency within the emotional, spiritual, and physical totality of the body. They are all intertwined, which makes the task a difficult one. However, the map of the iris holds the answers, that I am sure.

 A great big thank you to my teachers, you know who you are. A special thank you to my apprentices who allowed me to assist their own level of iridology and continue to learn as we go. We have much research to explore and share. We are the future of iridology at an exciting time to be an iridologist. Finally to all my clients. Thank you. Many have been successful, many have not I have learned through you. It is certainly a tangled web we weave, and it all comes down to “consitution”. If you are successful, great if not, there are still lessons to be learned and issues to be resolved. Try again. The first step has been taken with an openness to try something new. Take that openness to new and higher levels and see where it goes. Quantum physics have shown that to observe an object does in fact cause the object to change. Thus, observation of and thru the iris is always the first step. Change will occur, if only psychological. Iridology provides no answers, rather only suggestions and clues. It will be a great day when our allopathic era evolves to the true phenom revealed in the iris and the principles and philosophy involved are common practice. Combined with scientific technology, disease of the physical and emotional bodies may be a thing of the past Again, that is the future of iridology.

 And of course, thanks most to my wife and partner Doris. Amazingly, of the thousands of eyeballs I’ve seen, yours has been the closest to the perfect eye I’ve seen. I find that more than coincidental. Your iris makes iridology fun, as well as easy.

In iridology, what we are really looking at is the overall CONSITUTION of the person standing before us. This is what iridology is all about. I have spoken of the Lymphatic type, the Biliary type, and the Hemogenic type, blue eyed, mixed eyed, and brown eyed. There are also several consitutional subtypes. We have one consitutional type, but we may have one or several subtypes. The total of both equal the total you. The bodies assets (strengths) and the body weaknesses, their efficiency, their defense, and the role it plays in the overall.

 Overall integrity is identified by the weave of the iris fibers. Thin, straight, tight fibers show a very strong “consitution”, meaning this type person has very good efficiency of functions, very strong defenses, and basically is the person you know who rarely gets sick, and when they do, they recover remarkably fast. The body is very strong, and can take just about anything, as well as eat about anything, and do well. The tighter the fibers, the stronger the overall consitution. if, we see not so thin, not so straight, and not so tight fibers, this is a good consitution, but not quite as strong. There are minor inefficiencies, and slightly lower defense. if the iris shows obvious gaps in fibers, and various other markings, and a looseness in fiber, we are looking at a weaker consitution, but with attention, should hold its own. Included are lowered efficiency of functions, and lowered defenses. This type consitution has known problems, but manageable. A fourth type of integrity shows multiple gaps, very loose fibers, and this type is a weak consitution. A weak consitution type is one that is constantly sick, and takes a long time to get well. Many known conditions, and overall poor communications and defense.

 It is important to note, that this weave or tightness of fibers is there at around the age two. This is your consitution for life. Its who you are today, tomorrow, and next year. The fibers show the overall defense and communications. How the body will react to input. The color and pattern are the characteristics of the consitution.

 Thus, a blue, very tight fiber eye, can expect a fairly good life. A blue, loose fiber eye, may expirence problems in the Lymphatic consitution characteristic. (p?) if there is no pattern nor weave, nor puffs, this would be the Neurogenic subtype, and would include those characteristics. (p 7) Put this all together, and we find the “nervous” system becomes the consitutional weakness. Not so much because its weak, rather, because it is so strong. It reacts very fast, and often over compensates. An over compensation would be a “hyper” reaction, such as an allergic reaction, allergies, skin reactions, high blood pressure, higher cholesterol, and excessive hormonal peaks and valleys. The nervous system is very finely tuned and efficient, and pain may be elevated. It does not mean we have any of these conditions, but if they should appear, we would focus more on the nervous system as its cause, rather than focus on its results. An easy example would be blood pressure. Under normal conditions the blood pressure is maintained. However, if the nervous system is stimulated, as with caffeine or sugar or others, or excessive stress, then the entire metabolism of the body picks up, as well as functions. We could over stimulate the heart to work harder. This would be a sign of disharmony, or out of balance. To suppress this disharmony, can only create more disharmony, until the point where disharmony becomes chaos, and what science calls a disease. Rather than suppression, the body needs assistance. The nervous system controls communications. The nervous system is self-functioning in homeostasis, and requires calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium, and the entire B complex to maintain. Essentially, the minerals are the electrical current, and the B vitamins are the spark plug to keep everything in tune. The more stressors, the more fuel required. Acids produced from negative emotions, acids from foods, and acids from daily stress, would eat us up. The minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium are the alkalizes and neutralize these acids. Thus, between diet, emotions, and lifestyle, our requirements may greatly vary. In a blue eye neurogenic, the nerves are very finely tuned, and the requirements are very high. Thus, if the nervous system is fed enough, it will maintain homeostasis. if not, the entire system may begin to overcompensate, and disharmony will occur as pain, or some other type reaction. Extra calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium, and B vitamins should bring the nerves back into balance, and the disharmony corrected.

 In the brown eye, we found evolutionary factors of thick blood and sluggish liver functions. This could result in high blood pressure for a completely different reason. The heart must work harder, as the presence of more blood fats from the liver, will thicken the blood, and force the heart to work harder. Unlike the blue eye where it may be nerve related, we focus more on blood and liver functions.

 In the mixed eye, we find its all a matter of digestion. Evolutionary factors of sluggish digestion create excess wastes, which are absorbed into the system, and may plug the arteries or other pathways of communications.

 Essentially, our problems will eventually “spin off” based on consitutional weaknesses. Thus blue eye types should support the nerves, brown eye types should support the blood and liver, and mixed eyes should support digestion and the bowels.

Upon closer observation, we see various patterns or markings that identify particular subtypes,and these subtype consitutions carry more identifiable characteristics, or weaknesses. It is these weaknesses that we must support. Our problems will always “spin off” these particular traits.

 After years of research, it appears that even our personalities can be identified. Personalities are indeed genetic. Emotions on the other hand, are learned behaviors. Therapists in this country seem to believe that personalities are learned behaviors, but certain patterns in the iris, and markings, indicate consistent personality traits. I will discuss more on this as I write about each consitutional type and various subtypes.

 Your consitution is the total package, for life. You can’t change it, only support it. This is the true gift of iridology. To identify the body strengths, weaknesses, defenses, resistance, and flow of communications, and how it all relates to your present circumstances.

 So this is where we begin, by identifying and describing the 3 major consitutional types, and then various subtypes. After that, a look a specific pigmentation colors and marks, and finally marks along the collarette. This is the area of my particular research, and I will be the first to admit, I am astounded by the information contained here. This is where we locate registered trauma and emotions, and try to deduce its impact on the consitution. This is solely the pioneer work of Daniele LoRito, M.D., of Venice Italy. This research is less than 5 years old, but adds a completely higher level of understanding as to the role emotions play in our overall challenge to maintain homeostasis. it is here my three favorite words are used almost exclusively. “I DON’T KNOW”. However, by identifying the emotion, via the chronological time it occurred in life, a better understanding of the “whole” comes into focus. Homeostasis is essentially the bodies only job. Homeostasis includes the emotional, spiritual, as well as physical levels of health. Emotions are learned behaviors, and thus they may be adjusted. The consitution however, may not.

 My advice for the beginner iridologist is not to take any marker or combination of markers to seriously. They are genetic, and they are there to stay. The iris will not change. They may brighten, they may even occasionally change colors (green to blue, or dark to lighter), the patterns and markers however will remain. it is the efficiency of these markers to resist negative influences that we are concerned with. To the advanced iridologist, there is much new information contained in this work, and may simply fill in some gaps. Dr. LoRito’s research will be presented only in its basic concepts, but adds a new dimension to iridology for the future. There are many unanswered questions found in the iris, so again, don’t take it to seriously. Lets begin with consitutional types.


                          by Jay Constant PHD





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