Alternative Therapy and Thyroid Function


What is Multidimensional Iridology? Can this ancient science help our thyroid?

We have all at one time or another taken pictures of things we find interesting and close to our heart, (i.e. family members, our pets, homes, nature, etc…), all in an attempt to capture the moment at its best. With new technology, we are able to capture images of the most intriguing minute object and study its colors, texture, structure, and size, enabling us to learn more about nature, our body and the iris and its influence in our lives.

The eyes however are one of those minute structures that have fascinated humans for thousands of years. The interest in iris study has been named “IRIDOLOGY.” This study dates back to Egyptian times, Bible writings and others. What is of particular interest, is that it was taught as part of medical studies in the USA, until the early 1930’s, and it is still in use in the medical field today in different parts of the world, mainly Europe. After 1935 alternative practitioners embraced this study and brought it to our attention.

Today, research from past iris studies is used as a foundation. At present, clinical research is being contributed by our medical colleagues from Germany, Italy, France, Russia, England, Australia and Greece. These studies include areas of Embryology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Emotional, Psychological, Time Risk, Sclerology and several others areas. Given this new research, iridology has a new terminology being “Multidimensional Iridology” termed as such by Dr. Daniele Lo Rito.

For the purpose of this article, let us examine our thyroid in the field of endocrinology!

As hospital waiting rooms overflow and doctors’ offices reach their limited capacities, baby boomers are seeking new modalities for their health issues. Some of these issues involve symptoms before disease sets in. In recent years, iridology is looked upon by many as their alternative option of choice. The very fact that Iridology is being used by some medical doctors around the world as a diagnostic tool, earns consideration as a science that opens doors on many levels. Being in this country & for all intended purposes, we will use this study as an analytical and not a diagnostic tool, therefor not replacing your medical doctor’s professional advice and recommendations.

First I would like to thank Coach Don White for extending this opportunity to enlighten the public on this topic.

IRIDOLOGY: In Multidimensional Iridology we exam several zones, including the pupil, inner pupillary border (IPB), iris and sclera.

The inner pupillary border, is the small membrane encircling the pupil as seen in the first picture. The iris is the colored part, picture number 2, and sclera is the white part of the iris, in picture number 3.

Zone 1 – The Pupil Zone (below) is altered to enhance the sign within. This sign is often seen with people that have a sugar metabolism dysfunction.

The pupil zone is a relatively new research and is subdivided into 36 squares. A team of medical doctors brainstormed to see what if, any information can be determined by specific signs found within these 36 geometrical divisions of the pupil. Being part of their research team, I had the privilege of seeing a 76% attainability with this work, including our thyroid. For the purpose of our example, the 4th square is one of the zones examined for possible symptoms related to thyroid (see picture below)

What are the most common symptoms related to thyroid? 

  • Sporadic shoulder pain due to calcification
  • Rigidity of the elbows
  • Swollen upper eyelids in the morning
  • Abdominal swelling after meals
  • Tired in the morning
  • Morning headaches dissipating as the day progresses
  • Deficiency of Vitamin D3
  • Days are too long with feelings of insecurity
  • Lack of sex drive
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Feeling like the esophagus is closing
  • Weight yo-yoing from 5 to 10 pounds (for hypo, much like gasoline price it continues to climb)
  • A feeling of abandonment during times of difficulties
  • Heart palpitation or flutter
  • Thinning eyebrows towards the outer part
  • Kidney stones
  • Gallstones

Another area that we examine in iridology is our blueprint/genetics, the iris. The probability of two irises producing the same code is nearly impossible. Its unique pattern is formed by the 10th month of age and remains unchanged throughout one’s lifetime. Therefore there are two areas of interest when we examine for thyroid potential genetic predisposition. The first is related to gestation and the second is genetics.

Let’s consider the time of gestation! Ask yourself, is it possible that situations, physical, emotional, or otherwise during time of gestation, are felt, recorded, and retained by the developing embryo? Is there truth to this statement, “(Psalm 139:16) your eyes even saw me as an embryo, all its parts were written in your book regarding the days when they were formed, before any of them existed.”

What if the embryo records and holds these memories? What is the end result of these memories for the unborn child? If the trauma occurs during your second month of gestation, the thyroid may be altered! Note the chart developed for these organs and its relation to the organ under consideration, our thyroid. In the first chart you will see the embryogenesis chart and in the second an example of the iris representing the thyroid zone in the ascending colon.

The next observation is the iris structure. In the same iris picture this person not only has the embryogenesis as demonstrated above but note the opening of fibers located in the thyroid genetic iris chart, this genetics iris zone is added to our equation.

The increase percentage of reliability is attained as we merge other iridological signs. Example, pigmentations are not a part of our iris genetic structure, rather they will appear during our lifetime holding two significance, color and location. Note that in this picture there is a pigment located between 2 and 3 o’clock, our thyroid zone in the iris.

The Inner Pupillary Border (IPB), holds information directly related to our spinal cord. The IPB is a representation of 26 spaces (7 cervical + 12 thoracic + 5 lumbar + 1 sacrum + 1 coccyx = 26). An alteration in the zone representing C7 vertebrae may be an indicator for verification of spinal subluxation. The spinal vertebras bring energy to different organs, as is the case with C7.

C7 = Thyroid gland, bursitis of the shoulder and elbow

The sclera is a structure subject to change. In sclerology we are seeing changes within the first 6 months, indicating if our efforts are moving the organ in the right direction. In the following pictures, note the thyroid position in our chart and of a the sign observed in that zone.

How can the alternative approach help? 

Nutrition – (A) – Glucosinolates is a natural ingredient found in raw cruciferous foods such as cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. Once these foods are chewed
they release an oil that inhibits the uptake of iodine. You can minimize the effects by properly cooking these foods. (B) – Low fat diet! Vitamin A and D are fat soluble needed for protein and calcium assimilation. (C) – There are two types of soy products, non-fermented and fermented. Soy milk, meats, nuts and chips are nonfermented, not good for the thyroid that is underactive. On the other hand, for most people fermented soy, like miso, natto and tamari are healthy but still questionable for hypothyroidism. 

Environmental – Radiation exposure, environmental contaminants, are triggers for 30% of autoimmune thyroid disease, 70% of this risk goes to genetics. 

Emotional – If you are constantly battered by words that give you a sense of insecurity, either stemming from the present and/or past, that sense of psychological disturbance may affect your thyroid. 

Physical – A study published in 2005 in “Neuro-endocrinology” showed that exercise 30 minutes a day, five days a week, can help reduce the symptoms associated with hyper or hypothyroidism. It also brought to light that this routine of exercise increases the circulation level of the thyroid related hormone. 

Habits – I recently had two chimneys cleaned by two different companies. Their new technique is to clean them from the inside of our home! Picture the scene, the worker sitting on the floor, head in the fireplace and black dirt coming down as they proceed to clean the chimney. All this soot with no protection for what he was breathing. When I made mention of the possible benefits to having a mask, they both mentioned that the work at our home was not enough to put a mask on! Do you agree? When is it enough! Smoking, drugs, hygiene and pollutants can they be a catalyst to throat issues including thyroid?

As the different points of view confirm our thyroid under consideration, we recommend verifying with your doctor, either in past or present exams, if that organ was or is in question! Next examine the family history, genetics can play a role in the future outcome of that organ. By examining all areas that may be influential: habits, environmental, emotional, physical, nutritional etc…, one can minimize the negative influence that will trigger a medical illness.

In conclusion, our human body has so many complex organs masking untold stories, that will only be completely unveiled when science and nature form a bond of union.

Gino Bellinfante B.Sc., ND, CCII, HD.