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<p>All 3 of my kids have dark circles despite sleeping good. My oldest has 23 confirmed food allergies + 3 enviromental + 1 pet allergy. My middle child has GERD.</p>
<p>My baby has a few confirmed food allergies atm (corn/dairy/grapes/pork, a few others).</p>
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<p>Their iron has been checked, they're all good on that.</p>
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<p>Could the dark circles be due to food allergies?</p>
 

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Yes, absolutely. That's a pretty common allergy symptom.
 

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<p>Thought so, thanks so much!</p>
 

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<p>My daughter is 15 months old and has a confirmed dairy/soy allergy, she also has consistent dark circles under her eyes.</p>
 

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<p>If you've gotten all the allergies out, then it's possible there are still food intolerances lurking there that you haven't figured out. And with the middle child having GERD, have you figured out the food issues there?</p>
 

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<p>Besides additional food intolerances, dark circles can indicate a bad balance of gut bacteria.  DD's dark circles get better and worse depending on how her gut is--and food intolerances play in there because when you're still eating a problematic food, gut bacteria are going to tend to be out of whack.  But for us, even getting the foods out, I still need to use probiotics and at times other things to make her gut happy. </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kjbrown92</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287133/dark-circles#post_16144682"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>If you've gotten all the allergies out, then it's possible there are still food intolerances lurking there that you haven't figured out. And with the middle child having GERD, have you figured out the food issues there?</p>
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<br><br><p>Shes currently allergic to 23 foods, so I'm sure there's more.</p>
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<p>As far as my middle child, not yet. He gets allergy tested on Jan 14th.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>tanyalynn</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287133/dark-circles#post_16144744"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Besides additional food intolerances, dark circles can indicate a bad balance of gut bacteria.  DD's dark circles get better and worse depending on how her gut is--and food intolerances play in there because when you're still eating a problematic food, gut bacteria are going to tend to be out of whack.  But for us, even getting the foods out, I still need to use probiotics and at times other things to make her gut happy. </p>
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<br><br><p>Very interesting! My middle child has had GERD since birth, could this be causing his dark circles?</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>bluebirdmama1</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287133/dark-circles#post_16145147"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Sals foods make my dd get bad dark circles.  Molybdenum help tone them down.</p>
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<p>What is molybdenum?<br>
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<p>Interesting! I;ll look into it</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>bluebirdmama1</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287133/dark-circles#post_16145147"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Sals foods make my dd get bad dark circles.  Molybdenum help tone them down.</p>
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<p>What are sals foods?  Just curious <span><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> as I try to figure out allergies for us too.</span><br>
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<p>Where I can get Molybdenum ?</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>isabchi</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287133/dark-circles#post_16151273"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Where I can get Molybdenum ?</p>
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<br><br><p>I get mine on ebay but the moly I use is BodyBio.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mimi!</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287133/dark-circles#post_16151208"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>bluebirdmama1</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287133/dark-circles#post_16145147"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Sals foods make my dd get bad dark circles.  Molybdenum help tone them down.</p>
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<p>What are sals foods?  Just curious <span><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> as I try to figure out allergies for us too.</span><br>
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Here is the <a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1101175/salicylate-amine-histamine-sensitive-tribe">sals/amine/histamine thread!</a></p>
 

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<p>Where are the dark circles? There are 3 general spots. Right under the eye is kidneys, under that is the colon and closer to the bridge of the nose is adrenals.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Naturopath Mom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287133/dark-circles#post_16152730"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Where are the dark circles? There are 3 general spots. Right under the eye is kidneys, under that is the colon and <strong>closer to the bridge of the nose is adrenals.</strong></p>
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<br><br><p>Ooohh... working on the mommy guilt, that's where DD's wax and wane (at the moment they're more noticeable).  Not that it's a surprise, adrenal issues seemed likely, but still. </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Naturopath Mom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287133/dark-circles#post_16152730"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Where are the dark circles? There are 3 general spots. Right under the eye is kidneys, under that is the colon and closer to the bridge of the nose is adrenals.</p>
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<br><br><p>Cool info!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>tanyalynn</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287133/dark-circles#post_16152768"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Naturopath Mom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287133/dark-circles#post_16152730"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Where are the dark circles? There are 3 general spots. Right under the eye is kidneys, under that is the colon and <strong>closer to the bridge of the nose is adrenals.</strong></p>
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<br><br><p>Ooohh... working on the mommy guilt, that's where DD's wax and wane (at the moment they're more noticeable).  Not that it's a surprise, adrenal issues seemed likely, but still. </p>
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this can also tell which cell salts will be most effective.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>tanyalynn</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287133/dark-circles#post_16144744"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Besides additional food intolerances, dark circles can indicate a bad balance of gut bacteria.  DD's dark circles get better and worse depending on how her gut is--and food intolerances play in there because when you're still eating a problematic food, gut bacteria are going to tend to be out of whack.  But for us, even getting the foods out, I still need to use probiotics and at times other things to make her gut happy. </p>
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yup, and I'd even go a step further and say that's they all tend to be indicative of how well your body is accessing/utilizing minerals.  The reason they show up with food intolerances, bacterial imbalances and the like is that when you're struggling with these issues you're not as nutritionally stable as you could be.  So IMO  the circles are reflective of a lack of nutrients (specifically minerals) which can be a result of many things.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Naturopath Mom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287133/dark-circles#post_16152730"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Where are the dark circles? There are 3 general spots. Right under the eye is kidneys, under that is the colon and closer to the bridge of the nose is adrenals.</p>
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<br><br><p>Right under all their eyes. Interesting info!</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Panserbjorne</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287133/dark-circles#post_16153970"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>tanyalynn</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287133/dark-circles#post_16144744"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Besides additional food intolerances, dark circles can indicate a bad balance of gut bacteria.  DD's dark circles get better and worse depending on how her gut is--and food intolerances play in there because when you're still eating a problematic food, gut bacteria are going to tend to be out of whack.  But for us, even getting the foods out, I still need to use probiotics and at times other things to make her gut happy. </p>
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yup, and I'd even go a step further and say that's they all tend to be indicative of how well your body is accessing/utilizing minerals.  The reason they show up with food intolerances, bacterial imbalances and the like is that when you're struggling with these issues you're not as nutritionally stable as you could be.  So IMO  the circles are reflective of a lack of nutrients (specifically minerals) which can be a result of many things.</p>
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<br><br><p>Thank you. That makes sense since my 3yo doesn't eat a very balanced diet (hes afraid of most foods b/c they bother his reflux) and my other 2 are on allergy diets.</p>
 

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<p>This is my 3yo. You can kinda see them <a href="http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs785.ash1/167579_145082748880115_100001351736763_237403_5016975_n.jpg" target="_blank">here</a></p>
 
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