Iridology & Hormones in Nutritional Practice

with Devin Dawson, CNP, CIr


Iridology is a non-invasive, accurate and effective method of health analysis through the observation of the irides and sclera of the eyes by identifying the different colours, markings and iris fibres. These observations reveal locations and stages of inflammation and imbalance in the body, emotional and psychological tendencies, inherent body weaknesses and strengths, and overall body constitution.

To perform an iris analysis, digital photos of the eyes are taken and enlarged on a monitor for you are able to see and discuss with me what can be seen through the eyes.

By identifying areas of weakness and/or imbalance in the body, we can understand the underlying causes for these imbalances and how to best correct them through nutritional means and lifestyle changes, along with other techniques or modalities, including herbal medicine and homeopathy.



Hormones do not only apply to the female menstrual cycle or testosterone in men. When it comes to health, hormones play an important role in all aspects of normal body function from blood sugar control, cravings, mood and energy production, proper reproductive function, digestive function and much more. The simple definition of a hormone is any substance produced by one organ to stimulate or inhibit a distant organ.

Clinical Practice

A significant component of my practice is focused on balancing hormone levels, for they effect every body system. Conditions I work with include diabetes, metabolic syndrome, poly-cystic ovarian syndrome, sexual function, menstrual difficulties or pain and weight management.

Herbal medicine has been used for centuries to treat hormonal imbalances. In fact, there are several herbs that mimic hormones, including vitex agnus-castus, which can stimulate progesterone receptors in the body.

Future Steps

I recommend having your physician assess your hormone levels, especially if this hasn’t been done before. This will give us a baseline to work with, to ensure we can make positive changes.

If you wish to learn more about working with hormone levels naturally using herbal medicines and homeopathy, please don’t wait and get in touch with me today. You can call my office number for more information at (519) 279-6811.


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