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can you get away darkness under the eyes

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 26, 2007
  • 09:46 PM

hey, does anyone have any experiences with having darkness under the eyes and managed to get it away. is there anyone out there who is concerned about their dark eyes and has been trying to get them away. i just want to know who has problems with it and what are there thoughts. please put down any thoughts or tall tales of how you managed to get it away.

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  • It could be from allergies or kidneys. You could drink more water and see if that helps. You may need to change your diet, become vegan and do a kidney cleanse.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 28, 2007
    • 08:02 AM
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  • hey, thanks for your advice. could you tell me about a kidney cleanse? something basic like taking supplements that encourage the kidneys to push out toxins, you know like using natural diuretics like nettle or something. I once tried detoxing with vegatable juice for as many days that i can. just not eating anything apart from veg juice that i made myself. i lasted 5 days, but nothing realy happened on the eyes but some people said my skin was looking heathly lol.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 28, 2007
    • 09:01 AM
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  • I'm going to try this stuff:http://www.hsu.com/testimonials.htmShe has quite a program and the ginseng is top quality. My naturopath passed away, so I can't get her stuff any more.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 29, 2007
    • 09:54 AM
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  • You had a naturopath? wow, what did they do for you? How did you get them? Are you from the UK like me? I said to the doctor about the darkness under my eyes hey didnt seem to be bothered, but i do appreciate your comments though.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 29, 2007
    • 09:44 PM
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  • She was really famous and lived to be 107...treated patients until a few months before she went on her trip. She had associations with the doctors in England. She thought Malcolm Rae was a high scientist (he invented the radionics cards)...she was considered the Grand Dame of holistic healing...She had us go on a cell cleansing program once a year, at least. It's been a long time since I've been on it, too, since she died. She would not let us use aluminum, no arsenic, mercury, poisons...and diet.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 30, 2007
    • 05:39 AM
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  • I'm going to try this stuff:http://www.hsu.com/testimonials.htmShe has quite a program and the ginseng is top quality. My naturopath passed away, so I can't get her stuff any more. Korean ginseng is very warming in quality. Don't take it if you have high blood pressure or any heart conditions. I prefer Eleuthero (Siberian) ginseng as it has a more neutral property... DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • October 30, 2007
    • 07:14 PM
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  • ok so ginseng is good for helping pretty much all ailments then? shall i go to the doctor and ask about speaking to a naturopath? do you recommend that i get a naturopath? i mean how do i get to see i person like that?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 30, 2007
    • 10:21 PM
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  • Well you'd have to die to meet a person like her....she was one of a kind. You should ask around and see if there is a good one in your community, but my ginseng in on order and I can't wait to try it to help me sleep.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 31, 2007
    • 05:45 AM
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  • Well you'd have to die to meet a person like her....she was one of a kind. You should ask around and see if there is a good one in your community, but my ginseng in on order and I can't wait to try it to help me sleep. Ginseng is not known to be a "sleep aid". It is a Lung and Spleen tonic. I wouldn't recommend taking ginseng in the evening, and avoid it completely if you suffer from night sweats and hot flashes - it may make this worse. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • November 1, 2007
    • 02:57 AM
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  • Dark undereye circles can indicate anemia, so be aware that meds (including natural herbs) can aggravate a condition as such. Not to scare you with the proposition, b/c many other factors can cause dark circles--allergies, poor quality of sleep...AND I'm not trying to deter you from ginsing...Just wanted to leave a message for awareness! Good luck!
    lsoroosh 51 Replies
    • November 3, 2007
    • 08:12 AM
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  • ok thanks so do you know of any herbs that reduces iron absorbtion. i do take alot of teas but always a mixture. i have also been eating a lot of iron rich foods such as red meat before and nothing changed. yes i know how bad red meat is for your bowels.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 3, 2007
    • 02:26 PM
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  • I've had dark circles under my eyes since I was a small child (they had nothing to do with how much sleep I got, whether I was tired, sick etc. I just always had them). The doctor told my mother that children with allergies often had dark circles (I was allergic to lots of different things. Still am) I've read recently that they are caused by the skin under the eyes being very fine and thin and that the blood vessels underneath are showing through the skin. There is a cream that you can buy that thickens the skin thereby reducing the appearance of the circles but for the life of me I can't remember what it is called! It's supposed to ACTUALLY work (not some mumbo-jumbo concoction). It's around $100 for the tube. I'll look it up, if I see it, I'll post it on here.- Jodie -
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 7, 2007
    • 11:56 PM
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  • thankyou i appreciate that, i have allergies to but its hard to say at the moment how much they make a difference. there also is darkness under the eyes in the family. my younger sister has it and she does not have any allergies. so i think i have inherited leaky vessels under my eyes do you bad circulation or dodgy immunce function so cytokines make them leaky. but the cream sounds good as long is it doesnt make me look like iam on the make up as that would be weird. i guy with make up, ah. so thanks for you help
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 11, 2007
    • 11:08 AM
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  • I would not by the cream. You can give me $100 if you want to throw your money away...get food allergy tested and eat healthy foods and avoid what you are allergic to. Drink more water.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • November 12, 2007
    • 08:40 AM
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  • note to everyone, ginseng does not improve sleep patterns. so monsterlove i dont know why you thought it was a good idea to recommend gingseng but advocate against cream for under eye area. if anyone has had dark eyes or still does please tell me what you do to make them beter.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 5, 2008
    • 02:57 PM
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  • note to everyone, ginseng does not improve sleep patterns. I am a Chinese certified herbalist, and would never recommend ginseng to help with sleep. It is a strong tonic, especially red/Korean ginseng, and is TOTALLY contraindicated if you have any heart problems or high blood pressure. Please don't take strong herbs "just because" - please instead go visit a certified herbalist who can steer you in the right direction. With that said, I would recommend a product called Rescue Remedy for stress and poor sleep. This Bach Flower remedy is very safe to use, and I have even used it on my pets! Great stuff. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 6, 2008
    • 03:45 AM
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  • I also have always had dark circles under my eyes. I am 21yo female , am quite unfit and am not on any diets as i suck at them!! I'm not overweight in any way nor am i underweight. I would consider myself to be an unhealthy eater! However, even when i was still living at home and eating a reasonably "balanced" diet, exercising a little and all that jazz, i still had them. Over the years it has been suggested that I should moisturise, keep my fluid intake up (recommended daily intake of fluids is 1500mL) and be fit and healthy, gain a good night's sleep (ie 8 hours is recommended) and make sure that i give myself "me" time - to relieve stress. I am still yet to achieve any of this, but am currently studying to be a nurse and this has made me seriously aware of my current state of (ill) health!!! Anyway, back to your Q's, Naturopaths are everywhere, and you will most likely find them in every decent sized towns and cities. Basically, they are trained in natural remedies and the good ones can tell you what ailments you may be suffering from visible symptoms, and can advise you on what to take or eat or do to help relieve if not cure the problem. Sometimes, both a doctor and a naturopath should be consulted.
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  • Allergies are what my doctor of 20+ yrs stated caused the dark circles under my eyes!
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  • I have the exact same problem! I've had dark circles under my eyes ever since I can remember, but lately they have gotten much better and I've noticed a big difference.In the past, I've tried every technique, cream, or gel out there, but nothing ever worked. I completely gave up when suddenly they started to fade and improve.Recently, I've been doing two things differently in order to treat very two different health concerns. First, I began drinking a ton of water, at least 60+ oz or about 1925mL a day (you pee a lot in the beginning, then your body adjusts and it's not so bad). Secondly, I started taking Allegra allergy pills, about 90mgs every morning and night. After a couple of weeks of diligently drinking the water and taking the allergy meds, I began to wake up to what I consider amazing results. In addition, I noticed a decrease in puffiness too. As a side note, I’ve taken Claritin in the past but didn’t get the same results. Moreover, the dark circles reappear when I don’t get a full 8 hours of restful sleep the night before.Well, that has been my experience. Hope it’s helpful.
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