Monday, July 7, 2008
Medical Reports: Eye On Health
It's not your average eye exam. Some holistic doctors are looking into the eyes to find out what's wrong with our bodies. Seven's Richard Lemus has more in tonight's report Eye on Health.
WSVN -- You've heard the saying, the eyes are the window to the soul. Some believe our eyes are also the mirror of the body's health.
Gwen Gaydos, Naturopath: "The body does talk to us through the eyes."
Gwen Gaydos is a naturopath who practices an ancient form of alternative medicine called Iridology. It's based on the belief the iris, the colored part of our eye, can reveal what's going on in different areas of the body.
Gwen Gaydos: "In Iridology, you can find tissue weakness and potential weakness in the eye that corresponds with different parts of the body. You can pretty much see almost everything that is going on in the body from the eye."
The iris is divided into zones thought to represent areas like the stomach or the kidneys. Iridologists claim different patterns, colors or shapes seen in those zones, reveal issues going on in those specific areas.
Gwen Gaydos: "I can see sinus, liver, kidney, blood sugar issues. We can see glandular problems."
Once Gwen spots any issues, she'll suggest supplements or enzymes to get your body back in balance.
Gwen Gaydos: "We try to pinpoint some things that are going on and support those and cleanse those, and get the body working to best potential."
Twenty-nine-year-old Beverly went for an eye exam with Gwen and was surprised by how many answers she got.
Beverly Murray: "She was able to tell me my left kidney was a little weaker than my right. She also was able to determine I was fatigued because there was too much yeast and too much sugar in my blood."
After three months on specific enzymes and supplements...
Beverly Murray: "I have so much more energy to do everything that I want to do."
Beverly Murray: "My left kidney actually used to throb. I've had several infections. Now that I've taken these supplements, it really doesn't hurt anymore. I haven't gotten any kidney infections since then."
Forty-three-year-old Julian just got his first exam. One look into his eyes and Gwen was able to detect a past injury.
Gwen Gaydos: "There looks like there is something going on with your shoulder?"
Julian: "Right off, she figured out I had a chronic shoulder problem, and I was pretty impressed with that because I do, a previous sports injury."
Gwen claims she also detected some issues with his cholesterol, something Julian plans to get checked out with his doctor.
Julian: "It was amazing, a very enlightening experience. I think you can get a lot from it."
While many doctors dismiss the validity of Iridology, these people say believing is all in the eyes of the beholder.
Beverly Murray: "A lot of my previous skepticism has been removed because I see the results. I see what a difference it has made in my life."
Richard Lemus: "A consult with an Iridologist can cost anywhere from $80 to $150. Gwen wants to stress that she does not diagnose diseases. She just looks for tissue weakness that could signal a problem. If she sees anything serious she always recommends a visit to an M.D."
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