I have the telltale dark circles that everyone on the Middle Eastern side of my family has. As I get older, they get worse and worse. I had a friend who is a makeup artist try some airbrushing out on me and he couldn't even eliminate them completely. Now my daughter is getting them. Is it possible to eat more or less of anything to eliminate them? I know there have been some threads on this, but I never heard the Middle Eastern quotient come up.
asked byLaina (2918)
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on October 09, 2012
at 12:25 AM
Though the tendency toward dark circles is hereditary dark circles and/or puffiness indicate that your kidneys are taxed. Make sure you are getting adequate amounts of saturated fats, avoid all gluten, soy and dairy, eat only grass fed meats, eschew grains and flours. And make sure you are eating 2000 calories a day. Without an adequate amount of calories you cannot meet your nutrient needs. As you detox, the kidneys will heal, the dark circles will fade as you heal.
on November 20, 2012
at 09:05 AM
Well, I don't know about voting her down [Chef Millie Barnes, -1]. Those are pretty-good solutions.
The challenge of healing yourself naturally is usually it's a compound solution; in fact almost always to get to great health one is doing a dozen things or more. It's not always convenient for someone to answer all those dozen+ methods, and each one is calibrated to your particular situation.
So, for instance, you are already claiming to do the activities 'Chef' mentions. Maybe there are more, however it does not make her suggestions inaccurate. And you fail to mention duration: "When I give up dairy" meaning you gave it up, then restarted. All dairy contains hormones, natural or not, and these affect the consumers hormones, your hormones. It's not, or rarely, especially when the body is saddled with toxins, an 'on-off' type event. Most commonly there are gut issues, related to diet and stress. These can take, depending on the method, months to change. Not weeks or days.
Adding to what millie posted, I'd say liver. Stop drinking coffee as this shuts-down the liver, or is reported to anyway, and it's my experience of how I feel also. The only valid use for coffee from the Ayurvedic physician (not pop-ayurveda) is as a liver-cleanse, using it to clean first the lower intestine and then a second to retain to clean the liver. Small quantities of 50-100ml daily, seem to help the most (depending on the strength of the brew, needs, existing caffeine tolerance, etc).
It's not an asprin: It's not one-and-your-done. That kind of mentality is a conditioned mentality, it's absolutely not natural to man. While there are some natural cures that happen rapidly, that is the exception rather than the common pace. It took you awhile to get those dark circles; it's going to take you awhile to get rid of them.