Children dark circle

Recommended cure uses sunshine and three supplements that are inexpensive and easy to find. Sunshine is essential for good health. Vitamin D, one of only four vitamins that prevent named deficiency diseases, is manufactured by skin exposed to sunshine. Sunshine also maintains the circadian rhythm by causing the pineal gland to produce melatonin. A strong circadian rhythm improves the quality of sleep. It is hard to overstate the importance of optimal sleep for a developing child, and beyond the ability of modern medicine to test. I recommend parents read about the importance and complexity of sleep, and gain an awareness of how little we are able to know about whether or not our kids are really sleeping well. Sunlight is known to alleviate/eliminate allergies, to cause special cells in the skin to produce the alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone (so sunshine has been proven by science to cause the produce of at least three hormones!), to cause the production of a couple of neuropeptides, and to cause the release of endorphins. As time passes, science is likely to discover many other ways that sunshine plays a role in human metabolism. Until we know more, there is much to gain and little to lose by making sure children spend plenty of time outside every day. Sunblock should only be used after your child has been exposed to 30 minutes of bright sunshine.


The supplements are 500 mg chewable vitamin C tablets.