Utah Iridologist

About Iridology

What is Iridology?

Iridology (pronounced EYE-ri-dology) is the science and practice of analyzing the iris, sclera, pupil, cornea, and conjunctiva of the eye to assess conditions and levels of health. Holistic Iridology, as practiced by Utah Iridologist, is genetic and systemic assessment through external ophthalmic examination.

Anatomically, the eyes are connected to the dura mater of the brain through the optic nerves and are directly linked with the sympathetic nervous system and the spinal cord. Because of this connection, the eyes are closely associated with the endocrine glands of the brain: the hypothalamus, pituitary, and pineal glands. Through this anatomy and physiology, the eyes have close contact with the biochemical, hormonal, structural, and metabolic processes of the body. 

The iris is made up of nerve fibers known as trabeculas. The patterns of the trabeculas. Genetic information about a person’s strengths and weaknesses can be interpreted through the structure and shape of these trabeculas, as well as through various pigmentations and accumulations. 

The various glands throughout the body also correspond with particular thoughts and emotions. For example, the emotions of grief and sadness are most closely associated with the pancreas. Weaknesses in the iris indicating the pancreas can also be associated with the feelings of grief and sadness from a genetic predisposition (passed on from ancestors) or from environmental factors depending on the nature of the sign. Therefore, the root of health problems can often be mental and emotional in nature rather than simply physical. 

Iridology presents an economical and non-invasive way of assessing one’s health status and is a great way to prevent health problems before they arise. 

Brief History of Iridology

Various forms of iris interpretation have been used as far back as 1000 B.C. in ancient Mesopotamia. Hippocrates, known as the “Father of Medicine,” is known to have looked in his patients’ eyes for information about their health. He said, “Inquiries are to be made and symptoms are to be noted, those in the whole countenance, those on the body and those in the eyes.”

In 1670, Dr. Philippus Meyens, published book Physiognomia Medica detailing the division of the iris according to organ regions of the body. In 1813, a Viennese ophthalmologist, George Joseph Beer published Textbook of Eye Diseases, and noted, “Everything that affects the organism of an individual cannot remain without effect on the eye and vice versa.” Then, a Hungarian physician named Ignaz von Peczely (1822-1911) considered to be the renaissance father of iridology, made observations about his own eyes and began publishing his findings.

In the early 1900s, iridology was used by medical doctors in the United States. However, due to political and economic pressures, as well as the rise of the pharmaceutical industry, the teaching of iridology was removed from the curriculum of medical schools. The art and practice of iridology was kept alive by naturopathic physicians, most notably, Dr. Bernard Jensen, D.C., N.D., Ph.D., as well as German naturopaths Josef Deck and Josef Angerer. 

The form of iridology practiced by Utah Iridologist (Holistic Iridology) was developed by David J. Pesek, Ph.D., a clinical nutritionist and former psychotherapist. Because of his background with the brain, Dr. Pesek brought new light and understanding to the eye’s connection to the brain. Dr. Pesek was awarded with a Doctor Honoris Causa in Health Sciences in 2017 and 2018 for his research and development of Holistic Iridology as well as his work in natural healthcare. 

What Holistic Iridology Can Show

  • Genetically strong organs, glands, tissues, etc.
  • Genetically weak organs, glands, tissues, etc.
  • Hypo and hyper activity of tissue structures
  • Lymphatic congestion
  • Circulation to extremeties
  • Circulation to brain
  • Toxic accumulations in the body
  • Hypofunctioning GI tract
  • Spastic or balloned conditions in the bowel
  • Prolapsus of transverse or sigmoid colon
  • Kidney congestion and excess mucous
  • Mood swings
  • Chronically low oxygen
  • Build up of cholesterol plaque and inorganic salts
  • Tissue mineral depletion
  • Over acidic body environment
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Mental and emotional pain
  • Genetic endocrine insufficiencies
  • Pancreatic insufficiencies
  • Genetic information about sexual trauma, suppression, or compulsion
  • Overall health of the body
  • And so much more

What Holistic Iridology CANNOT Do

  • Diagnose any disease
  • Determine if any tissue structure has been surgically removed
  • Identify a parasite infection
  • Diagnose candida overgrowth
  • Show healing signs
  • Determine specific blood level of cholesterol
  • Determine blood glucose level
  • Identify toxic metals 
  • Identify prescription drugs a person has used
  • Identify tumors
  • Diagnose diseases of the eye
  • Tell the gender of a client

About Jordan

Jordan Gundersen is a Master Herbalist and a certified Holistic Iridologist. He went in to natural health to help family members who experienced severe health problems and were told that there was no solution or hope. Jordan now helps bring hope to others in similar situations by shining a light into the window to the soul. 

Client Testimonials

I made so many connections during my session. Not only to physical symptoms going on that traditional medical doctors have not been able to detect or help me with but to underlying emotional issues in my life. It was incredible! I was very happy with my experience!
Britten H.
I was impressed with how knowledgeable Jordan was on each aspect of my eyes that he found concerns on. He was open to all my questions because I wanted to understand what he was seeing and what the major concerns were. And then he was able to then take the weaknesses in my body that he found through my eyes and identify the herbs and whole foods that address those weaknesses. It was a great experience for me.
Mark B.
This was a great baseline for me to have so I can make health goals and plans with direction behind it. I learned that my feelings and emotions play a direct role with my health and saw examples of that, and found areas that I should look into deeper (checkup at a doctor's office, look at foods and supplements to start taking, etc.)
Jess A.