Child dark circles and tired all the time

by (58) Updated July 07, 2014 at 9:19 AM Created July 02, 2014 at 1:31 PM

My 3 year old daughter has dark circles under eyes and is tired all the time? She is primal , eats pastured meat, tuna, sardines ( wont eat salmon), vegetables, fruit ( dried berries occasionally), soaked nuts, bone broth, kefir from raw milk, greek yogurt, eggs, fermented veg and sauerkraut, fat (goose, dripping, lard, coconut oil and some kerry gold butter), tapioca, sweet and white potatoes, yam, plantain and white rice. She sleeps 12 hours a night and is still tired in the morning and sometimes has a nap during the day and always seems tired and grumpy still. She gets loads of sun, fresh air and plays in dirt etc. We have two cats. Any ideas on what it could be? She has had a blood test which the conventional doctors said was fine and they cant seem to find anything wrong with her which has me thinking it could be allergies perhaps, cats, food, dust? How would I go about allergy testing for her?

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58 · July 07, 2014 at 9:19 AM

I have tried it but only for a week, but will try again for 2 weeks. Thanks!

40 · July 07, 2014 at 5:14 AM

Have you done a trial off all dairy? For whatever reason, my daughter had a similar reaction to anything dairy, whether cow, sheep or goat (butter was tolerated). After a few weeks off all dairy her circles disappeared and energy perked up.

0 · July 04, 2014 at 5:40 PM

I would suggest a sleep study, it could be sleep apnea.

1141 · July 02, 2014 at 9:40 PM

So she's sleeping a lot, but how's the environment she sleeps in? Try getting rid of as much ambient light as possible (highlights, phones/tablets [hopefully yours and not hers :)], clocks, etc) and getting black-out shades. Try some white noise if that's your thing.

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