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Iris Colors & Tendencies

Information from notes taught by Ellen Miller, Iridologist.

Blue Iris (Lymphatic type):  The blue iris suggests potential weakness in the lymphatic system.  Tendencies of these people include:  excess mucus production (sinus congestion and discharge), respiratory congestion, allergies, kidney disorders, skin afflictions, arthritis, and overacidity.  It is most important for blue-eyed people to consume organic sodium, which is the main element in the lymph fluid.  Organic sodium is found in goat’s whey, strawberries, celery, okra and green leafy veggies.  Beneficial herbs for these people are Echinacea, Mullein, Fenugreek, Fennel and Oatstraw.  These teas cleanse the lymph of extra mucus and catarrh.  Blue-eyed people should avoid table salt, pasteurized milk and dairy product, and wheat especially white flour and refined white sugar.  These foods clog the lymph.  Exercise is essential, as it is the only thing that moves the lymph.  Skin brushing, massage, and jumping on a mini-trampoline are excellent ways to move the lymph.


Brown Iris  (Hematogenic type):  Velvety brown pigment obscuring iris fibers.  Tendencies include:  disorders of blood composition and anemia.  Focus on the liver, digestive system and endocrine system.  Blood building food that are good for these people include parsley, kale, spinach, collards, turnip greens, beet greens, alfalfa and chlorella.  These greens are high in chlorophyll, which builds the blood.  Foods that are high in iron are also excellent for brown-eyed people.  These include:  red beets, red cabbage, green leafy veggies, black cherries, blackberries, raisins, plums, prunes, figs, dates and blackstrap molasses.  Wheat grass juice, beet juice, carrot juice and parsley juice are also high in organic iron.  The herb Yellow Dock is very high in iron.  Inorganic iron (ferrous sulphate) should be avoided because it can cause constipation and even yellow teeth.  Blood cleansing herbal teas that are beneficial are Red Clover, Pau d’arco, Alfalfa, Parsley and Chaparral.  Brown eyed people should avoid fried foods, heated oils, processed foods, caffeine, alcohol and refined white sugar.  Exercise like aerobics to enhance circulation, hiking swimming, and bicycling are important as well as skin brushing.


Mixed Iris  (Billary type):  Light brown pigment overlaying visible light blue, yellowish/white fibers.   Tendencies include: liver and gallbladder insufficiencies, digestive disturbances, may have weakness in pancreas function.  Vegetables, including bitter greens such as arugala, cilantro and dandelion are good for the liver.  Beets and beet juice are good for the liver and gallbladder.  The mineral chromium is essential in the functioning of the pancreas.  A diet high in whole grains such as millet, barley, brown rice, and rye are goods high in fiber, which helps to brush the colon clean.  Raw and live foods are high in enzymes.  Olive oil and lemon juice as a salad dressing assist the liver in cleansing.  Digestive enzymes and herbal’s such as Burdock Root, Yellow Dock Root and Milk Thistle are good for the liver and digestive system.  Foods for these people to avoid are pork, red meats in excess, all fried foods, pasteurized dairy products, wheat, refined white sugar, caffeine and alcohol.  Exercises that are included for both Blue and Brown eyed people are good for the Billary person. 

Contact Kelley Robie at (802) 893-0521 for more information on Iridology, or to schedule an Iridology appointment.


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