So, I hope someone can help me out with this.
I have a friend who is on the SAD. She has seen the changes in my skin after I went 80/10/10 and now she's getting curious about this life style and I'm thinking that maybe I can show her what she can accomplish on it, by helping her with some tiny cosmetic issues she's having.
She's struggling with a lot of weight issues but she doesn't wanna believe it might be caused by junk food, but because she's eating too MUCH of it... anyways, there's another problem she's having and I think that's the main issue for her: dark circles and bags under the eyes.
Now I know from Arnold's Way that that might be a kidney issue but he doesn't explain how to alleviate the symptoms. Is it maybe caused by too much salt in your diet?
She's ready to go to some crazy doctor, who will no doubt just give her some pills that will mess up her system even more. I don't want her to do that.
But how can I help her if she doesn't want to go on the LFRV diet immediately?
Dark circles can be genetic too, where there is very thin skin covering and lack of fat in that area.
Get used to them, get healthy and if they go it's a bonus :)
Yes, lots of factors. Our family on dad's side all have deep set eyes and dark circles, even as little children when the baby fat has gone.
I'm hoping my lifestyle will redistribute my fat to my under eyes as it has to my waist :)
Yes, if we were born with dark circles under the eyes, I'd understand it, but most babies aren't so the toxin-accumulation is a very good explanation for this occurrence.
"I'm hoping my lifestyle will redistribute my fat to my under eyes as it has to my waist :)"
Yes in Chinese medicine dark color on the eyelids indicate weak Kidney energy. The bags then are phlegm pathology. So it is possible to that she is not dealing very well with all the salt since the salt is related to the Kidneys and the waterways within the body. As well it might be Spleen pathology and what can affect the spleen in relation to diet is too much sugar and dairy.
So this would be in fast food diet in abundance. But I think her emotional life is not balanced. Then I mean what she hides within herself. Well... that is just speculation.
One way is to encourage people to go to professional and that might be for example an acupuncturist that is well versed in diet as well. People often do not listen to friends and family. Specially when they are not facing the basic issue that might be completely something else then the outward problem.
But I might be wrong.
You guys rock! Thank you for all the responses :)
I got her to try fruits only for a week and she says she feels a lot better. No WAY?!?... ;p Hahahaha!
The bags haven't disappeared, but she's dealing with a lot of issues... emotional, like you said, lack of exercise & sleep, bad eating habits, etc...
She's getting there and since an old flame called her, she's even more determined to get her body back in shape :D Just the message to eat a ton of fruit in each sitting is not getting through to her. She is afraid of the calories, like everyone else... :(
But I'm trying my best. Little baby steps, I guess :)))