Change in diet = change in eye color?

  • Timbales

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    Feb 24, 2009 3:43 PM GMT
    I changed my diet considerably about 6 months ago to shed fat, which is going pretty well. I've noticed that my eye color has changed somewhat. I've always had greyish blue eyes that usually look more grey than blue, but can sometimes look green. They seem to have become a cleaner, clearer blue regardless of lighting or what I am wearing.

    Has this happened to anyone else?
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    Feb 24, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    Hmmmm...never heard of that before. You're looking good Timber!
  • phunkie

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    Feb 24, 2009 4:20 PM GMT
    Only seen my eye color change among shades of brown during different time of day and year. If I were you, I'd check it with my doctor to see if I had something before which was clearing up due to a better diet.
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    Feb 24, 2009 4:22 PM GMT
    My eyes do it all the time. A true hazel which has went from brown to green and blue as well as grey. I do notice when I'm more active they are lighter colors. more grey, and blues. when less active in the winter months more greens and brown
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    Feb 24, 2009 4:23 PM GMT
    Yep that what happens. Search on iridology to get the whole story.
  • Bunjamon

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    Feb 24, 2009 4:58 PM GMT
    Color is a property of light, not necessarily of the object itself. Did you change your lightbulbs recently?
  • Timbales

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    Feb 24, 2009 5:01 PM GMT
    Bunjamon saidColor is a property of light, not necessarily of the object itself. Did you change your lightbulbs recently?


    Nope, I've noticed it at home, at the gym, at work, etc. It used to change based on what I was wearing and the lighting, but now it seems to be a clearer, brighter blue all the time instead of the duller muddy blue.
  • Timbales

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    Feb 24, 2009 5:01 PM GMT
    HighVoltageGuy saidHmmmm...never heard of that before. You're looking good Timber!


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    Feb 24, 2009 5:12 PM GMT
    Melanin (Greek μέλας, black; pronounced /ˈmɛ lə nɪn/ melanin (help·info)) is a class of compounds found in the plant, animal, and protista kingdoms, where it serves predominantly as a pigment. The class of pigments are derivatives of the amino acid tyrosine. The most common form of biological melanin is eumelanin, .... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eumelanin#eumelanin

    In human eyes, these variations in color are attributed to varying ratios of eumelanin produced by melanocytes in the iris. ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_color#Blue

    funny pictures ... that your diet is altering your production of eumelanin by the melanocytes in your iris and that it is due to an altered amount of tyrosine in your diet.
  • Timbales

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    Feb 24, 2009 5:25 PM GMT
    That's interesting, Cas. Wiki says this:

    [quote]Tyrosine, which can be synthesised in the body from phenylalanine, is also found in many high protein food products such as soy products, chicken, turkey, fish, peanuts, almonds, avocados, bananas, milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, lima beans, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds. Tyrosine can also be obtained through supplementation.[/quote]

    My diet is much higher in protein now, I wonder if that's made a difference? I was also thinking that maybe the anti-oxidants and the fact I've been avoiding processed foods, preservatives and artificial ingredients might have anything to do with it.
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    Feb 24, 2009 5:27 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidThat's interesting, Cas. Wiki says this:

    [quote]Tyrosine, which can be synthesised in the body from phenylalanine, is also found in many high protein food products such as soy products, chicken, turkey, fish, peanuts, almonds, avocados, bananas, milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, lima beans, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds. Tyrosine can also be obtained through supplementation

    My diet is much higher in protein now, I wonder if that's made a difference? I was also thinking that maybe the anti-oxidants and the fact I've been avoiding processed foods, preservatives and artificial ingredients might have anything to do with it.[/quote].

    But that should make your eyes browner, not bluer, shouldnt it? ...Blue eyes contain low amounts of melanin.

    phenylalanine > tyrosine > eumelanin
  • Timbales

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    Feb 24, 2009 5:30 PM GMT
    Caslon9000 said
    Timberoo saidThat's interesting, Cas. Wiki says this:

    [quote]Tyrosine, which can be synthesised in the body from phenylalanine, is also found in many high protein food products such as soy products, chicken, turkey, fish, peanuts, almonds, avocados, bananas, milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, lima beans, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds. Tyrosine can also be obtained through supplementation

    My diet is much higher in protein now, I wonder if that's made a difference? I was also thinking that maybe the anti-oxidants and the fact I've been avoiding processed foods, preservatives and artificial ingredients might have anything to do with it.
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    But that should make your eyes browner, not bluer, shouldnt it?

    phenylalanine > tyrosine > eumelanin [/quote]

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    Feb 24, 2009 5:35 PM GMT
    funny pictures
  • joggerva

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    Feb 24, 2009 5:45 PM GMT
    Caslon9000 saidBut that should make your eyes browner, not bluer, shouldnt it? ...Blue eyes contain low amounts of melanin.


    That would make sense if his eyes varied between blue and brown, but he said they vary between blue and grey.

    According to wiki again (of course there was no citation on this), despite being darker, grey eyes have less melanin than blue eyes. So, an increase in protein resulting in an increase in melanin may cause his eyes to go from grayish-blue to a clearer blue.
  • Timbales

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    Feb 24, 2009 5:48 PM GMT
    or the weight lifting I have been doing is using the all the free protein in my system for my muscle growth?
  • joggerva

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    Feb 24, 2009 5:49 PM GMT
    or you're full of shit.

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  • Timbales

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    Feb 24, 2009 5:54 PM GMT
    joggerva saidor you're full of shit.

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    that's probably more likely
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    Feb 24, 2009 5:54 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidor the weight lifting I have been doing is using the all the free protein in my system for my muscle growth?

    We need full frontal pics to determine if there is any truth to this claim of muscle growth.
  • Timbales

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    Feb 24, 2009 5:56 PM GMT
    Caslon9000 said
    Timberoo saidor the weight lifting I have been doing is using the all the free protein in my system for my muscle growth?

    We need full frontal pics to determine if there is any truth to this claim of muscle growth.


    You so do not want to see any naked pictures of me right now.
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    Feb 24, 2009 6:05 PM GMT
    Timberoo said
    Caslon9000 said
    Timberoo saidor the weight lifting I have been doing is using the all the free protein in my system for my muscle growth?

    We need full frontal pics to determine if there is any truth to this claim of muscle growth.


    You so do not want to see any naked pictures of me right now.

    Actually, I prefer a little left to the imagination....icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 24, 2009 6:26 PM GMT
    I want to know what to eat to make mine this color.

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    Feb 24, 2009 6:31 PM GMT
    I wouldn't place too much faith in that iridology mess...


    "The majority of medical doctors reject all the claims of all branches of iridology and label them as pseudoscience or even quackery.[3] Iridologists are rarely physicians. Iridology is only studied at private institutions, and it is not taught at medical schools."

    Additionally...

    "In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Simon et al.[7], 1979), three iridologists incorrectly identified kidney disease in photographs of irises and often disagreed with each other. The researchers concluded: "iridology was neither selective nor specific, and the likelihood of correct detection was statistically no better than chance."
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    Feb 24, 2009 6:43 PM GMT
    magicallydelicious saidI wouldn't place too much faith in that iridology mess...
    Thank you. All this woo woo stuff just never seems to go away.
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    Feb 24, 2009 6:49 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle said
    magicallydelicious said

    "In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Simon et al.[7], 1979), three iridologists incorrectly identified kidney disease in photographs of irises and often disagreed with each other. The researchers concluded: "iridology was neither selective nor specific, and the likelihood of correct detection was statistically no better than chance."



    Bitch, please. And how many doctors have missed diagnosing serious illnesses or treated people grossly inaccurate. Should I pull up a list for how many times traditional medical doctors screw up, excise wrong tissues in surgery. I could talk all day about my experiences alone. You have NO idea.

    OMG! ...You are so right. ...Any patient of a serious illness can you how clueless doctors can be. ...You have to be on your guard all the time.
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    Feb 24, 2009 7:05 PM GMT
    I'm not disagreeing with your assessment of the doofuses you originally sought for help, but no iridologist would have diagnosed cancer. Perhaps you weren't making a case for iridologists, but the slam on doctors (I hope) wasn't a suggestion that an iridologist would have done a better job. Ultimately it was a doctor who correctly diagnosed you, with tools no iridologist has.