BACK TO ASK THE HERBALIST
IRIDOLOGY AS A DIAGNOSTIC
QUESTION: I was told I have too much acid and that
I'm not digesting oils. I was also told my entire spine
is inflamed, all through iridology. First, what is your
opinion of the accuracy of iridology and 2nd how can I
change my diet to reduce the acid. Tomatoes, lemons,
grapefruit? I've heard they turn alkaline in your body
and I've heard they are too acidic.
ANSWER: I tend not to criticize any practice
until I totally understand it. I'm still working on
Iridology, but it has some merit. The eye's are the
window of the soul, and I'm sure they can provide
certain insights to different problems. However, I
wouldn't base my treatment on just the word of an
Iridologist. I would seek out a Naturopath if you can
find one, as they are degreed and have studied this
stuff for as long as a doctor. (Try to find someone who
didn't get their degree form a correspondence course for
Balancing the PH in the body will happen when you eat
correctly and drink lots of pure water. I'm curious,
does your spine feel inflamed? Are you exhibiting any
symptoms, or do you eat well and feel perfectly healthy
and this is the report you got?
I don't accept Iridology as a means to diagnose and they
shouldn't be doing that. They aren't qualified. They may
be able to see an issue with your spine, but for a
confirmed diagnosis, you would need to seek the advice
of a medical professional.
Avoid the baddies, like sugar, white flour, processed
foods, caffeine, artificial sweeteners and load up on
the goodies, fresh vegetables, (even tomatoes, lemons
and grapefruit! They are all full of vitamin C and
essential for your health and well-being) pure water,
green leafy salads, nuts, the purest meat you can find.
If you can get your hands on home grown or free grazing
beef, great. Organically raised, even better.