An Operating Manual for the Human?

MAN bookThese days everything comes with a operating manual that explains how to use the item, how to care for it, and who to call if you are experiencing a problem with it.  But alas, humans are not provided with such a manual!  So, what to do?

Well, short of writing your own manual, we just have to learn how our bodies speak to us, and what it is saying.  You see, better than a manual that you must actually read, the human body gives us signs when maintenance is required (kinda like some modern cars).  The trick is to understand what these message are and how to interpret them.

One obvious message is PAIN!  Well this serves it’s purpose, but wouldn’t it be nice to have known way ahead of time that the pain in your kidney was due to a stone?!  If you did, you could have done something about it and prevented the stone, and the PAIN!

One such method is to look at the tongue, it has a lot of information about what’s going on in the body,

tongue-twistersas you can see in the image below, according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM):

tongue-chartOther areas include the eyes, the face, the ears, the fingernails, live and dried blood samples,and the fine lines on the bottom of the feet!

The crease in the ear lobe may indicate cardio issue

The crease in the ear lobe may indicate cardio issue

All these parts of the body can tell us what the body is dealing with, most without any symptoms.  They can also show us what genetic weakness we have so we know what to pay attention to BEFORE we develop symptoms!

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Good blood


Blood showing rouleau



Fingernail showing circulatory issues



Feet showing possible stomach and colon problems

The top 2 images are of the blood.  The top pic is normal, the next is a condition called rouleau, where the cells tack up like a roll of coins.  This makes it hard for the cells to get through the capillaries! There are MANY indications in the blood!

The fingernail picture shows a woman who only has “moons” on her thumbnail.  You should have them on all fingers, except for the pinkies.  This indicates a circulatory issue in the extremities.

The bottom of the feet will show fine lines that are not due to creases, and will indicate what organs are experiencing difficulties. It can show the presence of parasites as well.

The spots colors and patterns all have a meaning.

The spots colors and patterns all have a meaning.

The lines of the Sclera

The lines of the Sclera

The eye is also a wealth of info.  The iris shows information (spots and shapes) regarding the genetic tendencies as well as issues due to stress.  The sclera (whites of the eye) express their info in the red lines.  Where they are located and how they are shaped tell us things that are currently going on.

An indication in one part may not show much,  however if multiple areas point to the same issue, you can almost be sure that  something should be done to mitigate it!

So, we can see that the body gives us a wealth of information regarding it’s status, that we can “read” and act on to give us the best health possible. These are some of the procedures that we use at our wellness center, to get people back on track to regaining heir health.  And we accomplish this without pharmaceuticals!

To Your Health!








More Body Wisdom!

The Iris tell us many things!

The Iris tell us many things!

To continue our posting of the many ways our body communicates the ongoing struggles it encounters on a daily basis, we now examine the Iris.

The various patterns seen in the typical Iris are most beautiful to view, but they also tell us a lot about the weaknesses and tendencies inherent in our bodies.

The spots colors and patterns all have a meaning.

The spots colors and patterns all have a meaning.

The study of the Iris is called Iridology, and was mainly brought forth by Dr. Bernard Jensen, a big advocate of natural health.  Through his studies on the Iris he was able to map out the various areas and their correlation to the organs and systems of the body.  These maps were further developed by others during the years adding certain refinements.

Chart of the Iris developed by Dr. Bernard Jensen

Chart of the Iris developed by Dr. Bernard Jensen

About 30 years ago, after my bout with a bleeding duodenal ulcer , we were looking for better ways to take care of ourselves by eating better, and using non-medical ways of determining the body’s problems.  We had our whole family’s eyes viewed by an Iridologist!  He used a 35mm film camera (state-of-the-art then!) to take pictures and then send us a full report!  (we still have the slides).  While doing my eyes, he looked and said “You have an ulcer!”.  This was months after I got out of the hospital and I was feeling fine!  This moment in time stayed with me, changing the way I think of the body forever!

The field of Iridology is very complex.  We experienced a 6 week course (just weekends) a few years ago and found it to be very informative.  Even at the basic levels of knowledge, you can still make recommendations to clients that will help their situation.

Unlike Sclerology (the study of the red lines in the whites of the eyes), the Iris does not change very quickly, only over many months, years, or never at all.  The Sclera can change, in response to therapy, in just a few days.

The body has many more ways of communicating, and will will touch on them in future posts!

Make your health a priority NOW…or it will be later!

The Body’s Wisdom!

We had a wonderful time on our little “vacation” over Christmas and New Year‘s, but it’s good to be back!

Today’s post is the first in a series discussing how our bodies give us signs of underlying pathology, and in most cases, long before any symptoms arise.  How cool is that?! A built in body maintenance center that gives us definitive information about what steps we should take to remain healthy!  Unfortunately most of us do nothing about it because they don’t have symptoms.

When symptoms finally appear, the problems are much more serious and more difficult to deal with.  Unfortunately this is the time we seek a doctor’s help!

The first area of discussion will be about the Sclera (whites of the eyes), and how the lines in the Sclera all have a meaning based on where they are located, prominence,  and the various shapes and squiggles that they have.  The analysis of the lines in the whites of the eyes is called Sclerology.

The lines of the Sclera

The lines of the Sclera

No, those red lines in your eyes are not due to your not getting any sleep the night before!  Each person’s patterns are unique, but common patterns emerge.   They are current indicators of issues with various organs, glands and systems that your body is currently dealing with!  And they will change with corrective protocols.

The Sclera is divided into four quadrants, upper, lower, medial and distal (towards the center of the body and towards the outside of the body respectively) in both eyes, and the area of these quadrants are mapped out to the various organs as shown in the chart below, the center of the chart is the iris:

This chart shows the left eye

This chart shows the left eye

If we compare the image of the left eye (of a female), and the chart of the left eye, we can see that this person is experiencing some stress in the bladder area with possible kidney, uterus, coccyx, peritoneum and spleen involvement.

Don’t get me wrong, this analysis by itself is not necessarily useful as a stand alone determination of exactly what this person’s problem area may be. Much like the tests that medical doctors use – they perform more than one to be sure. Similarly, the trained practitioner will combine other observations and tests, factoring the client’s symptomology and make a determination for a protocol that will help fix the issue.  Usually this protocol will include certain herbs and/or lifestyle and diet changes that will help strengthen and detox the affected organs and glands, and the body will make any needed repairs, as required.  The body cures itself…and it’s the ONLY thing that does!  No drug has ever cured a problem, drugs only mask the symptom of the problem, driving it deeper into the body – and that problem WILL return unless some changes are made, most likely as another, stronger and harsher symptom.

Sclerology is a very useful tool and it is used in our practice as part of our consultation, along with other non-invasive testing that is compared month over month, to determine if the protocol given is successful.  If not, then it is adjusted accordingly.

It has been a very comforting feeling once I learned that our bodies have ALL the indicators to show us where the problems are!  We just have to observe and listen to what it is telling us.  True health is not that hard to obtain, as long as we pay attention, and start paying attention at an early age!