Puffyness under Eyes

Hey team…so this morning I was washing my hands and I looked in the mirror and noticed distinct puffyness under my eyes as well as a bit of a purplish tint to the skin…is this a sign that I am deficient in something, or perhaps that I am eating too much of something?



  • amysueamysue Raw Newbie

    I think it’s related to the lymphatic system and it’s more of a detox cleansing thing, than a deficiency. I don’t actually know that for a fact, but it happens to me whenever I increase my fiber or add a cleansing herb. I guess your lymphatic system is trying to remove more than it can handle. Rebounding and drinking extra water might help. Could be lack of sleep too. I have no idea about the purple tint, hmmm…

  • puffiness under the eyes usually means excess sodium, so you want to drink extra water and increase potassium intake and decrease/eliminate sodium intake until it balances. (if you are using lots of celtic sea salt/nama shoyu/miso, cut it out for awhile) good news: avocadoes are very high in potassium! apples are a good choice too. the purpleish tint could be low iron, but that’s really just a guess. you should look into it.

    i also agree with you and amysue that it could e detox, in which case, everything i said is still true, keep drinking water!

  • haha i’d agree on the sodium..i did swf with celtic sea salt and one of my eyes swelled up with the same purpley tint to my skin.. went away within the day though and without knowing it i’ve been gorging on avocado ever since :) coinkydink

  • lzhptlzhpt Raw Newbie

    This is the first thing I notice if i eat cooked food—eyes very swollen in the am—cloudy too.

  • big thanks team. The puffiness and purplish tint definitely went away after a day. Avocadoes were coincidentally going in my mouth. I also caught up on sleep. I will watch my sodium intake and see how it affects me, thank you.

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