Mixed Color (Biliary) Iris  - Information on common predispositions for
this iris color
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“Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own  house…let no one
ever come to you without leaving better and happier.  Be the living expression
of God’s kindness; kindness in         your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness
in your smile, kindness”
----------Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Mixed Color (Biliary) Iris

Mixed color eyes are merely a genetic combination of ancestral traits that
provide an eye carrying colors from both blue eyed family and brown eyed
family members.  This type of eye may appear a light brown and greenish,
light brown and amber with a brown central, or various combinations of the
above.    In the eye pictured you can see that, while it would appear basically
brown to the naked eye, there are areas where a light blue or grayish pigment
shows through.

Common Physical Tendencies

Once again, if you have a mixed color iris, it does not necessitate that the
following predispositions are inevitable.  It just suggests that these areas may
be weaker areas in your system, and should you become ill, the weakest link
will be the first to be affected.  
The biliary iris tends to carry some of the predispositions that one would see
in both blue and brown eyes.  Most common are digestive disturbances, liver
and gallbladder congestion, pancreatic insufficiencies, and intestinal immune
deficiency. Hypoglycemia and irritable bowel syndrome are not uncommon.
Digestive disturbances can include acid reflux, intestinal gas, bloating, and
feelings of discomfort upon eating certain foods.  Also, cavities and pyorrhea
can be exacerbated by poor digestion.   See the brown (hematogenic) iris
section for information on the functions of liver and gallbladder.
Since orange pigment is frequently found in the biliary iris, it is necessary to
elaborate some on the pancreas and digestive system.  Orange is not a color
that is generally acquired in the iris, but appears from birth.  This is an
indication that the pancreas is inherently a weaker organ and without extra
nurturing can lead to future problems.  
More than a million small clusters of cells known as the Islets of Langerhans
are scattered throughout the pancreas.  Seventy percent of the islet cells are
beta cells and produce a hormone called insulin which influences the storage
of glucose and controls blood sugar.  Alpha cells secrete glucagons which
work antagonistically to insulin and raise the blood glucose level.  The delta
cells produce somatostatin, which is the same hormone produced by the
Clearly the pancreas is an important organ because it not only controls blood
sugar but it produces enzymes for digestion.
If you suffer from tiredness, particularly in the afternoon, shakiness, or light
headedness until you consume food, then you should check with your health

Thought and Emotional Tendencies:
While many of these emotional reactions have been experienced by all of us to
some degree, the studies, particularly by Dr. David Pesek, PhD, that certain
iris colors exhibit a marked degree of facing ‘issues’ with thought and
The person with a biliary (mixed color) iris will be more likely to have a
deeper sense of vulnerability in this world.  This person also, similar to
lymphatic (blue) iris will tend to have problems receiving gifts, love,
compliments, etc.  There is a more likely chance to have issues with buried
anger and resentment, and grief and sadness can become a predominant issue
in the person’s life.  Take responsibility for your own joy; don’t wait to have it
delivered to you from others.  Learn to appreciate the sweetness of life.

During one health exposition, I had a booth where I was doing a quick ‘mini-
iris’ analysis as a way of introducing the science to the attendees.  The line
was long for the day and I had been unable to break away for lunch.  I was
growing weary when I noticed four women, who were obvious friends, coming
up in the line.  They were having a wildly fun time, laughing and teasing one
another.  As the first friend sat in front of my microscope/digital imaging
equipment, I noticed that the rest gathered around in anticipation.  Since this
information is rather private, I was unsure about proceeding with this close-
knit audience.  The first women said, “Oh, they know everything about me, go
ahead.”  By the time I was doing friend #3, I had begun to worry that I
sounded like a broken record. By the time I had finished with all four women,
it happened that each of their irises had one particular similarity that was
prominent: pancreatic dysfunction.  Now, an iridologist can tell if this
pancreas issue most closely involves blood sugar fluctuations, digestion, or
both.  In the case of this hearty friendship, they all admitted to having a
‘sweet tooth’.  Surely, just a penchant for chocolate wouldn’t be enough to
bring together four women as a means of similar lifestyle.  Actually it runs
quite deeper than that; the pancreas insufficiency signifies the lack of a ‘sweet
spot’ in one’s life.  On some level these women had found one another.  What
they had found missing emotionally in their lives, they had found that their
friendship could fulfill.  What a lovely way to find companions!  I have often
seen similarities in iris markings in mother/daughter, or other familial
relationships.  It is even more interesting to find it among friends.  Truly here
again is another concurrence with the statement: The eyes are the windows to
the soul.

Herbal Supplements and Nutrition

It is imperative that you chew your food well before swallowing.  It should
consist of a paste-like quality, rather than just biting your chunk of steak in
half before swallowing it.
Enzymes for digestion are a must.  Our foods today do not contain the natural
enzymes they once did in our ancestor’s day.  Foods are allowed too long on
the shelf, or are tampered with by destroying enzymes so that they might have
a longer shelf life.  We also cook the enzymes out of our food and have
become less prone to eating just-picked foods.  In their raw state, foods are
packed with the very enzymes that help digest them, or break them down.
Therefore, the pancreas has additional work to bear simply due to our life
style.  So we must help out the stomach and pancreas by supplementing
enzymes, pepsin, and sometimes hydrochloric acid.  
Juniper Berries - is a terrific herb to help rejuvenate the pancreas.  These
berries contain a natural insulin that helps to restore the pancreas when no
permanent damage has occurred.  
Golden Seal - helps to lower blood sugar and so it should be used cautiously
if fluctuating blood sugar is a problem.
Burdock - is a cleansing agent for both the blood and bowels; but it also has
many healing properties including carbohydrate metabolism.
Red Beets – Eat beets and greens frequently, or take in pill form.  Beets supply
needed sulfur and iron for the weakened liver.  The sulfur also encourages
better protein absorption, which will in turn carry needed minerals to the liver
and pancreas.  This creates a valuable dietary loop of nourishment.
Dandelion – A terrific herb for the biliary type because it provides sodium
which is necessary to create bile and is cleansing to the liver.  Bile is needed
to degrease fat for the pancreatic enzyme, lipase; enabling good fat
digestion.  Since dandelion is also high in organic iron it is perfect for
supporting the liver and fat digestion.

The time has arrived that people can no longer rely on enzyme production
from the pancreas as its primary source to digest foods.  All foods contain
enzymes to break them down; a process which begins rot, or decay. An
example of this would be a food that is high in protein is also high in
protease, which is the enzyme needed to digest protein.  Unfortunately, most
foods in the American diet no longer have any enzymes in them, or the
enzymes have been systematically destroyed.  Heat and processing of foods
destroys natural enzymes.
What we have left are foods which enter our systems with little help to digest
the proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and fibers.  Enzymes are necessary to digest
and assimilate nourishment and they also have a detoxifying effect on the
All people should include enzymes in their diet as routinely as they would take
multiple vitamins and minerals.  The following enzymes should be included in
their supplementation: Protease which digests proteins, Amylase which digests
carbohydrates, Lipase which digests fats, and Cellulase which digests fiber.

The pancreas is responsible for production of enzymes as well as the
production of insulin.  Imagine the stress placed on the pancreas if it is
continually called upon to produce enzymes for most of the food we eat daily.  
The result of a stressed pancreas would be diminished ability to produce
insulin when needed.
Gallery of Iris Photos