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What is a Cure?

quote-the-art-of-medicine-consists-in-amusing-the-patient-while-nature-cures-the-disease-voltaire-191207I’ve stated many times on my website and social media pages why I call my remedy “An Absolute CURE for RLS.”

I call it an “ABSOLUTE” cure, because it is.

If you find out what is causing the inflammation in your body and begin to replace that with a healthier option, your RLS symptoms will lessen. This is guaranteed.

The more you lessen the inflammation in your body the more your RLS will lessen.

If you religiously follow an anti-inflammatory regime, and are able to eliminate the main sources of your chronic inflammation (whether it be stress, diet, environment, food intolerance etc.) you will eventually become free of RLS.

Once that occurs, then by definition (according to four of the world’s most popular dictionaries) that indicates that you have found a “cure” for your RLS.

OxfordOxford Dictionary
“Relieve a person or animal of the symptoms of a disease or condition.”

Merriam-Webster Dictionary
“Something that stops a disease and makes someone healthy again.”

Cambridge Dictionary
“To make someone healthy again, or to cause an illness to go away.”

Scrabble Dictionary
“Restore to health.”

At some point in time the Medical Community hijacked the word “cure” and made it their own. In their minds the only cure is one that eliminates a condition or disease through drugs.

This rigid interpretation of the word is not accurate. As the definitions above state, ANY way that you are able to eliminate your condition, is considered a cure.

It’s kind of ironic when you think about it. When is the last time you heard about a new drug on the market that actually cured something?

“Drugs are powerful tools when they are not overused, but the notion of simple drug fixes is fundamentally flawed. Every BruceLiptontime a drug is introduced into the body to correct function A, it inevitably throws off function B, C or D.” – Bruce Lipton, author of “The Biology of Belief”

HERE ARE SOME OTHER QUOTES FROM THROUGHOUT HISTORY ABOUT PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS:

“Medicines are of subordinate importance because of their very nature they can only work symptomatically.” – Hans Kusche, M.D.

Oliver-Wendell-Holmes-Sr“If all the medicine in the world were thrown into the sea, it would be bad for the fish and good for humanity” – O.W. Holmes, (Prof. of Med. Harvard University)

“Every drug increases and complicates the patients condition.” – Robert Henderson, M.D.

“Doctors give drugs of which they know little, into bodies, of which they know less, for Diseases of which they know nothing at all.” - Voltaire

“Drugs never cure disease. They merely hush the voice of nature’s protest, and pull down the danger signals she erects along the pathway of transgression. Any poison taken into the system has to be reckoned with later on even though it palliates present symptoms. Pain may disappear, but the patient is left in a worse condition, though unconscious of it at the time.” – Daniel. H. Kress, M.D.

“It’s supposed to be a secret, but I’ll tell you anyway. We doctors do nothing. We only help and encourage the doctor Schweitzer_bigwithin.” – Albert Schweitzer, M.D.

“The greatest part of all chronic disease is created by the suppression of acute disease by drug poisoning.” - Henry Lindlahr, M.D.

“Every educated physician knows that most diseases are not appreciably helped by medicine.” – Richard C. Cabot, M.D. 200px-Picture_of_Richard_Clarke_Cabot(Mass. Gen. Hospital)

“The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it.” – Maimonides

“Medicine is only palliative, for back of disease lies the cause, and this cause no drug can reach.” – Wier Mitchel, M.D.

“Medical practice has neither philosophy nor common sense to recommend it. In sickness the body is already loaded with impurities. By taking drug – medicines more impurities are added, thereby the case is further embarrassed and harder to cure.” – Elmer Lee, M.D., Past Vice President, Academy of Medicine.

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will Cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” – Thomas Edison

York Hospital Physician Photo Shoot“The necessity of teaching mankind not to take drugs and medicines, is a duty incumbent upon all who know their uncertainty and injurious effects; and the time is not far distant when the drug system will be abandoned.” – Charles Armbruster, M. D.

“We must admit that we have never fought the homeopath on matters of principle. We fought them because they came into our community and got the business.” – Dr. J.N. McCormack

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“Practical Help to Relax Those Restless Legs Without Drugs” by Dr. Scott Saunders, MD.

saundersMerton came in to my office complaining that he couldn’t sleep.  He was tired all day, falling asleep every time he sat down.  After some discussion, we found the reason for his sleeplessness:  his legs wouldn’t relax, he consistently felt he needed to get up and walk, or move around, all of which is known as Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). 

Sometimes, this would wake him up in the middle of the night and he just had to get up and move.  The problem had gotten worse since he had quit smoking.  When he smoked, he found if he could just take one long drag and hold it in, then the feeling would go away.

We tried many remedies, including sleeping pills and natural sedatives, but nothing worked.  I was ready to throw in the towel and tell him to take up smoking again, until I thought that his problem might be related to something in the tobacco – nicotine!  Nicotine in tobacco can increase dopamine in the brain and “treat” some people with RLS.

Restless leg syndrome is not a disease; it’s merely a symptom. There are multiple reasons for having this problem so there isn’t one cure for people with RLS.  Since most RLS seems to be an imbalance of dopamine in the brain, it has been treated as Parkinson’s disease with dopamine-like drugs such as L-dopa or Requip. The problem with these is that they cause inflammation in the part of the brain that produces dopamine and, over time, can make the problem worse.  Before you consult a medical specialist I would recommend trying the following, one at a time:
 
Proper Avoidance

First of all you should avoid stimulants such as sugar (yes, it’s a stimulant), MSG and caffeine. Especially avoid energy drinks.

Mineral balance

The ability for muscles to relax requires a proper balance of sodium and potassium, as well as calcium and magnesium.
Mostly, we get enough sodium and calcium, but not enough potassium and magnesium. These can be taken as supplements, but I always recommend using foods first.

04-1391515005-greenveggiesThe foods that contain both of these are:
 
•Green vegetables

Many are amazed at how their restlessness disappears when the eat greens as a significant proportion of their diet.
 
•Fruit

You have probably heard that bananas contain lots of potassium, and they do, but most other fruit does as well.

•Nuts and seeds

These are best eaten fresh a nd raw so the oils aren’t oxidized.

•Whole grains

When grain is processed, the magnesium is removed. I recommend avoiding all processed grains for many other reasons also.

Supplements that I have seen work in the past include:

• magnesium powder  
• calcium lactate 400mg at night
• potassium iodide 40mg with a meal

Vitamins E and F

The modern diet has a tremendous imbalance of oils. Those with Restless Leg Syndrome have significantly lower levels of essential oils and vitamin E.

Vitamin F is the name given to all the 5 essential fats that our bodies can’t make – we need to eat them. One of the functions of these fats is to regulate the absorption and utilization of minerals such as calcium. This is the
RLS connection. This regulation allows the muscles to relax normally.

Recommendations: Eat fish or flax seeds or take flaxseed oil or fish oil 5 grams per day. Take “Mixed Tocopherols” or natural vitamin E 600 IU per day.

LEX-17229-1Niacinamide and L-Tryptophan

Vitamin B3 is an important part of energy production. Moreover, having this vitamin in sufficient amounts is important for the production of Serotonin, which is made from L-Tryptophan and has a calming effect on the brain.

Recommendations: Niacinamide, 500mg three times per day with meals and L-Tryptophan 2000mg at night on an empty stomach.

Folic Acid

If RLS runs in your family, it might be because of a relative folic acid deficiency. Some people don’t “methylate” folic acid very well. Even though their blood levels are normal, they can’t use it properly. Those with
this problem may need up to 30mg of folic acid per day.

Recommendation: You must use the amount required to relieve the symptoms, adjusting the dose as needed. You may also find that you need considerably less if you get the activated form, called MTHF (methytetrahydrofolate or methylfolate).

Iron

Studies indicate iron to be a major player in RLS because it is needed to make dopamine. Most people who suffer from RLS either have low total body iron, or just in the brain. Be careful with iron supplementation because too much iron causes inflammation. Ideally, you would want a test of iron levels before taking extra.
 
Recommendation: Supplement iron with an iron nail (16-penny NOT galvanized) clean it off with sandpaper or steel wool and put it into an orange. The next day take it out and eat the orange. Put the nail in the next orange. The following day take the nail out and eat the orange, putting the nail into another orange. Continue with this daily. Within one week you should have noticeable improvement. If not, you probably don’t need iron.

There isn’t just one “cure” for Restless Leg Syndrome. Merton finally found relief when we increased his dopamine levels and slept like a baby.

If you feel like you need to move your legs you might consider the above natural treatments: calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, folic acid and vitamin E.

It may take some trial-and-error, but it’s worth avoiding drugs and getting a good night sleep.

natura-remedy-for-restless-legs-syndrome-imageDr. Scott D. Saunders, MD is a practicing physician, specializing in preventative healthcare, who utilizes eclectic health care for the whole family, including conventional, orthomolecular and natural medicine. He is also the medical director of The Integrative Medical Center of Santa Barbara in Lompoc, CA. He went to UCLA medical school and is board certified in family medicine.

 

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Why CAN’T There be a Cure for Restless Legs Syndrome?

41Q8V569JEL._SS500____jpg_336x360_q85THE NOETIC SCIENCES SPONTANEOUS REMISSION PROJECT

Hopefully those of you that are stuck in a deep, seemingly hopeless pit with your RLS, can draw some inspiration from this study.

In 1993, the Institute of Noetic Sciences published “Spontaneous Remission: An Annotated Bibliography.”

In this work, the authors defined spontaneous remission as “the disappearance, complete or incomplete, of a disease or cancer without medical treatment or treatment that is considered inadequate to produce the resulting disappearance of disease symptoms or tumor.”

From their website:
http://www.noetic.org/research/project/spontaneous-remission

“The Remission Project catalogued the world’s medical literature on the subject and the resulting book was the largest database of MEDICALLY REPORTED cases of spontaneous remission in the world, with more than 3,500 references from more than 800 journals in 20 different languages.

An example of “pure remission” would be a patient diagnosed with bone cancer, who refused treatment and who is disease-free more than 10 years later (so we’re not talking about the placebo effect).

Spontaneous remission of cancer has been reported in almost every type of cancer. The largest number of cases are reported in a few types of cancer: neuroblastoma, renal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and leukemias/lymphomas comprise the largest number of cases reported.

Psychological and spiritual factors play a role in remission and survival is evident from the stories of people who have experienced unexplained recoveries from cancer and other diseases, but since the role of mind and the spirit is different for each person, it is difficult to generalize their influence.”

SO, WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME?Close up of two feet in a bed

Even though there is “no cure” for cancer, thousands of people over the years have beat the disease.

And there is no set way to this “cure.” There’s no pattern. They all had to do it in a way that WORKED FOR THEM.

Through a combination of a focused determination, perseverance, courage, changes in diet, beliefs & attitudes, physical exercise, meditation, prayer etc. they beat an unbeatable disease.

They overcame their cancer by creating a cure through trial and error, based on their own life experience, using the successes of others as a “guideline.”
 
feeling-hormonal-yl-de“THERE IS NO CURE FOR RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME!!!!!!

Yes, I’ve heard it a million times.

For several years now I’ve posted on RLS community boards information that I believe would be helpful to those that are suffering.

The most common reaction I get is that there is “NO CURE FOR RLS!” (followed by YOU QUACK, YOU FRAUD, YOU DISGUSTING EVIL PERSON etc.).

In fact the reaction is so strong I’ve been banned for good from RLS.uk. And on top of that, no current member is even allowed to reference me or my website.

I was banned from both RLS.org and RLS.org.au but was allowed back to both. I know I’m currently on thin ice on one of them. I’m on thin ice, and I censor myself so intensely it’s embarrassing, just to avoid getting the boot again.

One nutcase that runs a Yahoo RLS group notified the FDA about me.

All because I claim there is a cure.

I guess if you can invoke that type of reaction you must be doing something right?

It is criminal that these so called “moderators” screen out the information just because they disagree with it – information that the new or casual observer is unable to read and decide for his or herself whether or not they would like to follow up on it.

I understand that in their minds, the moderators are protecting their flock, but the truth is they have serious control issues  that are condemning their members to “life on meds” – continually brainwashing them with the idea that THERE IS NO CURE.

“Stay on your meds and wait with the rest of us for a cure!”

That’s the message.

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Here is the definition of Incurable from Dictionary.com

adjective

1. not curable; that cannot be cured, remedied, or corrected:
an incurable disease.

2. not susceptible to change.

So, by definition, since I had RLS and no longer have it (and many others as well) that means RLS is actually NOT incurable. It is then by definition, curable.

bad-doctorWHY ARE ALL THE SUCCESS STORIES IGNORED?

There are hundreds, probably thousands of people that suffered from RLS, and because of changes in their life, no longer do.

Yet the most common response I get to my claim is not “what did you do to break free, for God’s sake, please tell me!”

The most common response is “you didn’t really have it” or even better “you’re just making this all up!”

It sounds like a really bad parent, doesn’t it?

Of course the claim of these hardliners (and there are many of them) is that their RLS is REALLY REALLY REALLY BAD … something the average sufferer couldn’t even imagine, or endure. 

It’s only the people with mild or pretend RLS that get better.

It’s the heroic ones that still suffer with the “TRUE” RLS.

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When I post something that hints that there is a cure for RLS, people start freaking at me, interpreting my post as an attack on their character.

They feel that I’m telling them that because they are on meds, they are weak.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

The reason I post the information is so that people who are trapped in a living Hell can “consider” alternatives. I’m only trying to let them know that there are options.

If you escaped from something that was inescapable, would you not try to help others who are still trapped?

It’s human nature.

The whole foundation of self-help groups is based upon this principle.

Drawing up a retirement savings planYOU CAN STAY ON MEDS AND DEVELOP A PLAN OF ACTION

My wife Barb developed a three year multi-stage plan to quit smoking. I had to respect that. That’s what SHE needed to do in order to quit. She developed a plan of action based on HER life experience and HER character and set it in motion.

And it worked. At the end of the process she stopped smoking. She hasn’t had a cigarette in eight years.

However, if she was to push her method on a friend who still smoked, it would be violently rejected.

Her friend has to develop her OWN plan of action.

Her friend, when she decides to quit, can reference what has worked for other people, but for her to succeed, it has to be done HER way, on HER terms.

The cure for RLS is no different.

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The most common excuse is “There is no cure because I tried everything and it didn’t work!”

That’s like saying “I TRIED AA AND IT DOESN’T WORK … SO I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO CONTINUE DRINKING!”

I know from several people that I’ve talked to that they have dramatically changed their diet. Yet, they still suffer.

It doesn’t mean that there isn’t a solution for them. All it means is that they haven’t found it yet.

Every “cure” is going to be a bit different for each person. Just like with spontaneous remission and my wife’s smoking.

But, there IS a cure that exists for every one of you reading this.

It all comes down to how much effort are you willing to put into finding it? And are you willing to change your actions, beliefs and attitudes?

SO WHO IS THIS “EXPERT” THAT SAYS THERE IS NO CURE?41i6JstccgL._SY300_

Who is this mystery person that originally informed the world that there is no cure for Restless Legs Syndrome?

Maybe it’s Dr. Mark Buchfuhrer, the legendary RLS specialist “Dr. B” that used to be in a Mirapex commercial?

It can’t be any of the doctors that I’ve quoted from articles and studies. They’re all quacks.

Regardless of who the source is, I’ve never been shown one solid piece of evidence showing that RLS is not curable. In fact it’s quite the opposite.

It’s always just a knee-jerk reaction, with no evidence to support the “incurable” claim.

It’s kind of like atheists continually asking people to prove there is a God. Yet, they’ve never offered one grain of evidence proving there isn’t.

MY SMALL BUT GROWING DATABASE OF SUCCESS STORIESsmall-cap

The truth is more and more people are taking the situation into their own hands and are making the necessary changes to become free of there RLS.

You can read about several of them here: http://www.rlcure.com

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Let’s face it, what people really mean when they say there is no cure for RLS, is that there is no DRUG that will take it away.

All the successes that happen to the flaky people are anecdotal. There’s no substance to any of it.

For those of you suffering from RLS, I wish you the very best.

I sincerely hope that you can draw some inspiration from the Spontaneous Remission Project.

You can read it online here:
http://www.noetic.org/library/publication-books/spontaneous-remission-annotated-bibliography

 

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The Truth About Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

This RLS Blog contains a LOT of information about Restless Legs Syndrome, covering a wide spectrum of different areas and aspects.

Because of that, a casual passerby at 4am that’s just trying to find a solution for their wonky legs may be overwhelmed or frustrated as they have to dig through information on epigenetics, glutamate, histamine etc. in order to find out what this “CURE” is all about.

For that reason I have created this post which I will LOCK into the first position on the blog so that this overview of “An Absolute Cure for RLS” will always be visible to newcomers.

magellan2INTRODUCTION

Throughout our early history the majority of the world’s population considered the earth to be flat. That was a normal way to think.

If you were to shout out that the world was ROUND back then, you would have probably been pelted with rotten vegetables.

You would have been called a NUT … a person DESPERATE for attention.

And then things changed.

In the early 16th century, Ferdinand Magellan proved to the Western World, that without a doubt, the world was in fact ROUND.

A new awareness was created.

But there were MANY before him that had the same knowledge. Ferdinand Magellan was simply part of a lineage of belief.

Despite the fact that most of the 300 million inhabitants of the planet in the early 1600’s believed the world to be flat, and but a small handful of astronomer-types believed it to be round, the truth was never altered. Not for a second. It was ALWAYS waiting there to be discovered.

A belief never has nor ever will alter the truth. The number of people supporting the belief does not matter.

ImageSo, What’s My Point?

Please understand, I’m not saying that I’m ANYTHING like Ferdinand Magellan. He had more courage in his baby toe than I have in my entire body.

But, despite my foibles, I have also stumbled upon a truth. And despite what anyone says, regardless of their intelligence, their degrees, their stature or whatever following they may have, there is NOTHING on earth that is going to change this simple truth that I have stumbled upon.

The simple truth is this basic formula.

LESS INFLAMMATION = LESS RESTLESS LEGS

Regardless of what your reaction may be to me, my views, or natural remedies in general … this truth that I am presenting to you is NEVER going to change.

ImageAN ABSOLUTE CURE FOR RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME (RLS)

PROLOGUE

There is NO case of RLS that is beyond repair.

But please note … it is a PROCESS of RECOVERY. There is no magic pill.

You are exchanging your inflammatory diet and lifestyle (removing whatever it is in your life that is causing the inflammation in your body) for an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle.

As you can imagine, many sacrifices will need to be made. Some will be drastic. For starters you need to cut down on inflammatory items such as sugar, alcohol, refined flours, caffeine and dairy.

It may seem impossible, but if you move in this healthy direction, I can assure you that the sacrifices you make will pay off.

ImageI had horrible RLS for 23 years. I am now living a life I could have only dreamed of a few years ago. Words cannot express how grateful and relieved I am to have normal healthy legs and regular sleeping habits.

Something I learned from my own experience is that the MORE effort you put into your recovery, the FASTER you will heal.

If the only change you’re willing to make is to buy some magnesium or cut down on your sugar intake, then your recovery will be SLOW.

If you follow the advice given on this website, and go at your recovery with EVERYTHING you have … you will be rewarded for your efforts!

ImageSTEP ONE: STOP CONSUMING INFLAMMATORY FOODS AND BEVERAGES

If a fire breaks out in your kitchen, the first thing you need to do in order to save your house is to put out the fire!

It’s pretty basic logic. You can worry about the smoke damage, your melted toaster, the ruined curtains and whether or not your insurance covers the damage … after the fact.

But until you put that fire out, nothing else matters.

You must take the same approach when taking on your RLS. You must first PUT OUT the fire that is causing your restless legs.

Nothing else matters. You can switch medications all you want … but until you shift your WILL, and make a CONSCIOUS decision to stop eating and drinking the inflamatory substances that are ADDING TO YOUR INFLAMMATION … NOTHING is going to change!

ImageSTEP TWO: HEALING THE CHRONIC INFLAMMATION THAT IS CAUSING YOUR RLS

Look at each supplement below as a different firefighter with a firehose. The best way you can attack the inflammation is from ALL angles with as many firefighters as you can round up. This will speed up the healing process immeasurably.

Again, it’s crucial … absolutely essential that you begin to watch your diet. You need to at least pull back a bit from your regular intake of the most common RLS triggers (caffeine, gluten, aspartame, sugar, dairy, salt, MSG, red meat and alcohol).

Taking the supplements while you continue to consume a diet FULL of RLS triggers, is like spraying TWO hoses on the fire – one hose pouring WATER on the fire and the other hose pouring GASOLINE on the fire.

Little progress will be made, if any.

ImageYOUR DAILY INTAKE OF SUPPLEMENTS, VITAMINS, MINERALS and HERBS

Supplements are often expensive. With that in mind I have created a “BASIC GROUP” of supplements that should be affordable for most people.

For those with a wider budget, I have a list of additional supplements that you can pick and choose from.
www.rlcure.com/daily-intake-for-an-absolute-cure-for-restless-legs-syndrome.html

Keep in mind that the supplements listed below are addressing THREE main areas.

1. It is certain that you have chronic inflammation. This will be lessened.

2. It is very likely that you have higher than normal histamine levels, which contributes to a racing mind and sleepless nights. This will be lowered.

3. It is very likely that you have higher than normal glutamate levels, which also contributes to a racing mind and sleepless nights. This will be lowered.

Calcium + Magnesium “CalMag” (anti-inflammatory, natural antihistamine, lowers glutamate level)

Magnesium (Mg) is a co-factor in several hundred enzymatic reactions in the human body. Magnesium reduces histamine release. Magnesium plays a direct role in lowering common inflammatory markers.  

Carrot Juice (anti-inflammatory)

Carrots are perhaps best known for their rich supply of the antioxidant nutrient that was actually named for them: beta-carotene. However, these delicious root vegetables are the source not only of beta-carotene, but also of a wide variety of antioxidants and other health-supporting nutrients.

ImageCurcumin (anti-inflammatory, natural antihistamine)

A component of the popular Indian curry spice turmeric, Curcumin is considered a potent non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory. Curcumin has been shown to be as effective as cortisone and phenylbutazone in decreasing inflammation. It also works in several ways to decrease inflammation by reducing prostaglandin activity.

Grape Seed Extract (anti-inflammatory, natural antihistamine, lowers glutamate level)

Grape Seed Extract is one of the most potent antioxidants known; over 50 times more potent than Vitamin E or C. It acts as a natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory. The main active component is its high content of proanthocyanidin (OPC or PCO). Proanthocyanidin is found in red, white, and purple grapes, blueberries, cherries and plums.

Iron (anti-inflammatory)

Iron is an essential mineral whose main function is to help carry oxygen from the lungs to the muscles and other organs. Iron deficiency is more common than many think. It is estimated that only 65-70% of all Americans meet their daily recommended intake.

ImageL-Theanine (lowers glutamate level)

L-Theanine is thought to be the key to tea’s subtle but calming effects despite the caffeine content in tea. L-Theanine is thought to counter the stimulating effects of caffeine by increasing the production of alpha brain waves. Alpha waves are associated with a state of deep relaxation while being mentally alert.

Omega 3 (anti-inflammatory, natural antihistamine)

Extensive research indicates that omega-3 fats reduce inflammation, helping to prevent inflammatory diseases like heart disease and arthritis. The omega-3 fatty acids can also be natural antihistamines that are useful to combat allergies as they reduce the inflammatory reaction associated with allergies.

Valerian Tea (anti-inflammatory, natural antihistamine, lowers glutamate level)

Valerian works exceedingly well for anxiety, insomnia and stress. Many people don’t know about one of the oldest herbs in existence valerian. Valerian has many healing qualities … in fact the latin root word valere means to be healthy. Valerian is one of the best herbs for stress … helping with insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, and inducing relaxation. Valerian is a good anti-inflammatory agent helping with swelling, pain, and redness… plus it also calms nerves … and promotes peace of mind.

Vitamin C(anti-inflammatory, natural antihistamine)vitamincinskincare

In addition to being a powerful anti-oxidant and immune booster, some studies have shown that high doses of vitamin c can help reduce sensitivity to allergens and reduce inflammation, mucus production and wheezing.

Water (anti-inflammatory, natural antihistamine)

Drinking plenty of water is one of the most effective natural remedies for inflammation. Water reduces inflammation and promotes cartilage health. To reduce internal inflammation, drink water to carry away waste products. Your body releases histamine in order to stop water loss. If you give your body adequate amounts of water, less histamine will be released.

For a list of references and citations please visit:
www.rlcure.com/daily-intake-for-an-absolute-cure-for-restless-legs-syndrome.html

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I urge you to read through the information on my main website www.rlcure.com

It’s all free information. Nothing is hidden from you.

This method has worked for me and many others. And it will work for ANYONE that is willing to change their lifestyle – to allow the inflammation in their body to cool down.

How you find the source of your inflammation, that’s your own personal journey. The RLcure website will guide you along, and show you where to look.

When you find out what is causing the inflammation in your body, that is the day you can start waving good-bye to your RLS forever!

I highly recommend that you take a moment to view the TESTIMONIALS from people that this “Absolute Cure” has helped.

These testimonials will hopefully help you to understand that recovery is possible, EVEN FOR YOU … no matter how HORRIBLE your RLS has become!

www.rlcure.com/tes.html

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An Anti-Inflammatory Diet OFTEN Relieves Symptoms for People Still Taking their RLS Medication(s)

ImageI was certain when I first started promoting “An ABSOLUTE Cure for RLS” that it wasn’t going to work for people who were still taking RLS or sleep medication(s). This includes all the usual suspects including Requip, Mirapex, Sifrol and of course Ambien.

The RLS medications are powerful and often unpredictable. I didn’t think that they would allow the healing process to begin unhindered.

It turns out that I was quite wrong. I’m not a doctor (as is pointed out to me daily) and was assuming that these heavy medications would not allow nature to work its wonders – to allow the inflammation to begin healing.

From the feedback I’ve been getting over the last few years, it’s clear that the anti-inflammatory diet DOES work for MANY people still taking their RLS meds.

ImageI can’t say it will work for every one of course, I’m sure there are some exceptions. These medications are often quite erratic in the way they act. You only have to go on a RLS discussion board to find out how various drugs and dosages affect different people in different ways.

For our purpose, the key is that IT’S VERY LIKELY that a strict anti-inflammatory diet (avoiding all the main RLS triggers) will work for you and bring you some relief … even if you continue on with your medication(s).

When it comes to antidepressants, anti-anxiety or ANY other type of medication, I have absolutely no idea whether the anti-inflammatory method will work for you. You’ll have to research that on your own.

ImageHere are a few testimonials from people that have had great success with the anti-inflammatory diet while still taking meds (I’ve already posted a couple of these testimonials, but they are worth taking a second look at).

“You said I should let you know how I do with my pretest. Well, after about 2 1/2 weeks, I am down to about half my normal Miripex dose!! I take a slow-release dose of 0.375 mg around 2pm, and previously would need one to three doses of 0.125 mg of quick release to get through the evening, if you can call falling asleep from the sedative effects of the drug by 8pm an evening! Now I have had pretty quiet legs and can stay awake till a normal time. What can I say? I will continue, and add more of the supplements. It is obviously working.

I have an appointment with my neurologist soon, and I’m thinking what a hoot it might be to report this to him. Of course, the best response would be for him to drop his jaw and demand to hear all about it, but more likely it will be one of those “Oh, I see, so you probably imagined your illness and are enjoying a nice placebo effect from this method.” kind of reaction. Anyway, I am not expecting perfect, smooth sailing every day, but I do have a very real, wonderful hope for relief that wasn’t there before, and no matter how far this goes, whether or not I end up cured or not, I thank you SO MUCH for all your work and devotion to this cause. I am a strong Christian, and consider you part of God’s answer to my prayers for help with this miserable ailment.” - Nadine A. Waukesha, WI

“You’re the best! David, I’m the happiest I have ever been. I have faith again…and feel I am doing something for the first time that is actually good for me. No quick fix. A real lifestyle change. My husband sees the difference in me and is happy he seems to be getting his wife back. I had begun to be very negative, irritable and joyless all the time. I am so grateful for all I have learned from you (I know you probably are modest and won’t take all the credit…but you should…because you shared something freely…that is beginning to change my life.) I’m excited for the future. Thanks for the encouragement too…it really helps!” - Lisa Wilson, Simi Valley, CA

Image“Dave, I just had to let you know that you’ve changed my life. My words can’t express how I feel. I can’t thank you enough! It’s only been about 3 weeks and my legs are in amazing shape. I stopped taking Requip after about 8 days. I’m telling everyone I know about it. My wife has fibromyalgia and she’s going to try out your remedy as well. The drugs she’s using now are so powerful she can only go on them for a short while. I’ll keep you posted! Thanks again!” - Marty Krais, Brooklyn, NY

“David, “Thank you very very much for sharing your knowledge with all of us RLS sufferers around the world. The carrot juice cure really works! I still take 0,18 mg of Sifrol per evening, but I am now symptom free. Before the carrots juice I had to go every evening through a one or two hour leg itching suffering, even with the Sifrol. You substantially improved my live! Thank you!” - Guy Koekelbergh, Belgium

Image“I recently gave up coffee and all sugar (one month ago) and it has helped my RLS a lot. I have reduced my Levodopa by 50%. One week ago I started having serious green juices twice a day (8 ounces of spinach, carrot, ginger, celery, dandelion greens, etc) and I think that is helping also. The work you have done, the research and the website – not to mention the insight that RLS is caused by inflammation – my hat is off to you. Really incredible!”
- James Carouba, Costa Rica

Amazing things are happening. It’s a very exciting time!

You can view more testimonials here:
http://www.rlcure.com/tes.html

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The “Remedies Page” for Restless Legs Syndrome Has Been Updated

ImageI’ve been working all week updating the “REMEDIES” page of my website.

http://www.rlcure.com/daily.html

There are a couple of reasons for this.

1. The most common issue people have had with the remedy is the high cost of the supplements. Some of them can be very expensive.  To put a couple hundred dollars a month towards supplements is just not realistic for most people.

With that in mind I have created a “BASIC GROUP” of supplements that should be affordable for almost everyone.

After the BASIC GROUP, you’ll see a list called the “ADDITIONAL SUPPORT GROUP.” These are supplements, vitamins, minerals and herbs that I highly recommend you include … only if you can afford them.

2. The second reason for the update was to include supplements that will help lessen the glutamate and histamine levels that, during various studies, have found to be higher in Restless Legs subjects.

ImageI have also updated the PRETEST page. The PRETEST supplements are a very small group of vitamins, herbs and minerals that I suggest people try out if their skepticism won’t allow them to dive right in.

http://www.rlcure.com/pretest.html

The PRETEST includes supplements that will not only provide anti-inflammatory support, but will address the high levels of histamine and glutamate, as well as. It will hopefully bring a better sleep to your recovery, sooner.

 

In case you’re reading this and thinking that I’m trying to sell you these supplements, that’s not the case. You have to purchase them on your own at your local Health Food Store.

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Back to the Basics: A Refresher

ImageI’m going to post answers to the THREE most common questions I’ve been asked over the past few years.

QUESTION ONE: “What brand of herb/supplements should I buy and how many should I take of each?”

ANSWER: When I started along the anti-inflammatory path, I focused all of my research energy on “what” to take rather than spending time doing any sort of brand comparisons.

For instance, when I first learned about the benefits of curcumin, I started taking whatever brand the health food store happened to have. If they had several brands, I would choose one at random (probably based solely on the packaging).

I now know that curcumin, because of the difficulty our bodies have to absorb its beneficial elements, varies a great deal from brand to brand. In fact, there are now companies producing a “super absorbent” curcumin, that I wish I had known about when I started out.

As far as the dosage goes, I suggest that you always start with the recommended dosage stated on the label. After awhile, when you become more in tune with your body, you can add or subtract as you feel is necessary.

Also, it’s important to keep in mind, that you don’t have to take the exact supplements or herbs that I recommend on my website. ANYTHING that helps fight inflammation is highly recommended. There are many new herbs and supplements I’ve discovered along that way that I wish I’d known about. I would have added some of them into my daily intake.

For instance, I would have definitely taken Systemic Enzymes if I had known about them. Later in my recovery I started taking another powerful anti-inflammatory called astaxanthin. There are many other anti-inflammatory herbs and supplements on the market that can help you.

I highly recommend that you go “outside the box” and try a variety of anti-inflammatory supplements and herbs – ones that feel right for you. Create your own personal cure.

ImageQUESTION TWO: “How long will it take before my legs start feeling better?”

ANSWER: There is no standard recovery time. Recovery is something that is unique to each individual based on a massive list of factors including lifestyle, diet, size, stress level, genetics, environmental issues, alcohol intake, prescription drugs being taken etc.

 

 

QUESTION THREE: “I have very extreme RLS and am beyond repair.”

ANSWER: I guess this is not really a question, it’s more of a statement, but one I hear over and over again.

ImageSure, we’d all like to have the worst case of RLS in the history of the world. If you’re going to have it, you may as well be all alone on the top of the mountain.

However, the true nature of the “disease” never changes … no matter how much worse you think yours is compared to everyone else, it all comes down to this simple formula:

LESS INFLAMMATION = LESS RESTLESS LEGS

The key to success, as I’ve eluded to in Question Two, is to determine WHAT is causing the  inflammation in your body, especially your legs. In other words, what is going on in your life or diet that is causing cell damage?

So, no one is ever beyond repair as long as you’re willing to put in the work.

To find out what is causing the inflammation in your body takes a lot of experimentation. Yes, there are many obvious foods and beverages that have to be eliminated, including coffee, alcohol, sugar, excessive salt, and many other goodies … but for some cases it goes even beyond this.

Maybe you’re like me, and dairy doesn’t agree with your body. Perhaps rice, eggs or pasta. Maybe it’s strawberries?

All of us that have RLS, whether mild, or extreme, have to find out through our own personal life experiment, what agrees with our body and what doesn’t.

As you’re able to discover this, your RLS will lessen. It’s basic physiology and the bottom line is never going to change, and is worth repeating.

LESS INFLAMMATION = LESS RESTLESS LEGS

Here’s a good place to start  for some basic information on inflammatory and anti-inflammatory foods.

 

 

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