Do you or do one of your children have dark under eye circles?
Dark under eye circles are a good indicator of food allergies. Seasonal allergies have been known to cause under eye circles as well, but both can be linked back to an abnormal intestinal flora or an abnormally permeable mucus membrane in the gut otherwise known as “leaky gut .
These under eye circles are your body telling you that your immune system is overactive.
When your intestinal flora is not fully populated with good, healthy bacteria it leaves room for the mucus membrane on the gut wall to become compromised. This compromised gut lining can allow food particles to pass through the gut wall and into the blood stream undigested. These undigested particles are seen as “foreign” invaders just as they might see a virus attacking the body.
Your body will then produce anti-bodies to attack the foreign substance, as the body attacks you will most likely develop allergy symptoms as your body’s attempt to naturally detox your system and rid it of the invaders. Dark under eye circles are just one allergic symptom and too often this allergy related symptom is overlooked by health professionals.
Are you Hypochlorhydric?
When the body is not making enough stomach acid it can cause problems like indigestion, heartburn, depression, allergies, and the mal-digestion of proteins. It can cause a whole host of problems in the body as well allowing allergies to develop. It will also be quite difficult for an individual to get the nourishment that they need since they will not be able to absorb their needed nutrients. This insufficient stomach acid can cause the membranes of the stomach to continue to allow undigested proteins into the blood stream, which will keep causing problems.
Is your Liver Congested?
Your liver is in charge of filtering toxins from the body, this is another way that the body defends itself from invaders. If it is functioning properly it can filter out foreign substances that are harmful or toxic to it. If the liver is not functioning properly then it will be unable to filter these components that are toxic to the body and cause the body to continue this immune response.
Liver congestion is very common in our culture due to environmental toxins and often our toxic diets. It is always a good idea to help it function optimally such in a gentle liver detox. But, healing digestion and balancing blood sugar are important components to help cleanse and heal the liver.
Does this all sound overwhelming?
When dealing with under eye circles the best line of defense is to focus on healing the gut. Since 80% of our immune system is located in our gut we need focus on eliminating the foods that are causing it stress. An overactive immune system that is fighting foreign invaders that aren’t actual illnesses and only undigested food particles will cause it to get exhausted. And, an exhausted immune system will not be able to fight off the viruses and illnesses that it really needs to fight off when they come your way. When experiencing under eye circles it is best to begin to correct digestion right away so that you can function at optimal health!
Signs Symptoms and Analysis from a Function Perspective. Weatherby, Dicken, N.D. Bear Mountain Publishing 2004.
Why Stomach Acid is Good for You. Wright and Lenard. M. Evans & Company 2001.
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