Do you really in your heart of hearts think that the 40% higher than normal mortality rate of the RLS subjects in the Harvard study, is due to a low iron count? Or because they didn’t take enough potassium? Or they didn’t wear stretchy socks at night? Or didn’t fork out the dough for a magnetic belt?
No, obviously not. The deaths have NOTHING to do with twitchy legs. The deaths have EVERYTHING to do with the CHRONIC inflammation that resided within these people.
Chronic inflammation has reached EPIDEMIC proportions!
Again, I’m only going to list a few excerpts to support this. THe full article can be found at: http://www.rlcure.com/blessing.html
from “Silent Inflammation” by Dr. Barry Sears
“We often make medicine more complex than it really is. That’s because the underlying cause of chronic disease is increased inflammation. What we see as heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s are not different diseases, but simply different manifestations of long-term damage caused by a continued inflammatory attack on your organs.”
from “Chronic Inflammation – The Health Epidemic You Don’t Know About” by Steve Wallach
“Chronic inflammation is often referred to as “the silent killer” because most people aren’t aware they’re inflamed until it’s too late (i.e., they suffer a heart attack or are diagnosed with disease).”
from “12 Tips for Extinguishing Disease-Causing Inflammation” by Paul Fassa
“Chronic Inflammation is a silent epidemic; a plague afflicting millions of unsuspecting Americans. It is the mother of most major chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer, obesity, Alzheimer’s and many others.
Chronic inflammation is typically a silent, under the radar, asymptomatic disease – until actual tissue damage and loss of function occurs. There is no single direct test for inflammation. Instead, doctors use indirect methods by measuring blood levels of C-reactive protein, a pro-inflammatory marker and homocysteine levels.
Managing inflammation before it manifests into a recognizable disease is an important key to maintaining one’s health. Diet accounts for the majority of the benefits you reap from a healthy lifestyle, and keeping inflammation in check is a major part of these benefits.”
from Natural Grocers “Inflammation: The Newest Epidemic?”
“What do heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes and arthritis all have in common? They all stem from chronic inflammation – the culprit behind almost every modern disease. Understanding the biochemical reactions behind acute versus chronic inflammation can reduce your disease risk and help you lead a more productive, fulfilled life.”
from “The New “Plague” Of Our Times: America’s Inflammation Epidemic” by James South, M.A.
“Throughout most of human history, the main threats to human life and health have been the germ diseases: smallpox, bubonic plague, tuberculosis, dysentery, influenza, typhoid fever, etc. In the developed world these diseases have been mostly eradicated over the past century, and a new set of diseases has become the main cause of debility, illness and death.
The illnesses/conditions that plague the industrialized nations include allergies, asthma, age-related frailty, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, arthritis, atherosclerosis, cancer, congestive heart failure, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia, depression, diabetes, heart attack, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney disease, lupus, macular degeneration, osteoporosis, periodontal disease, overweight/obesity, skin disorders, stroke and surgical complications.
Surprisingly, modern science has discovered a common denominator to all these conditions, and it isn’t germs. It is inflammation. And while germs may be considered enemy aliens who invade our bodies, inflammatory conditions are created by our own physiologic reactions. As Pogo wisely stated, ‘We have met the enemy-and it is us.'”
from Time Magazine “Health: The Fires Within” by Christine Gorman, Alice Park and Kristina Dell
“Suddenly, inflammation has become one of the hottest areas of medical research. Hardly a week goes by without the publication of yet another study uncovering a new way that chronic inflammation does harm to the body.
Just to drive the point home, below you’ll find a list of diseases and conditions that prolonged or “chronic” inflammation can eventually manifest as. More information of each of the diseases and their relationship with inflammtion can be found here www.rlcure.com/othercond.html
Parkinson’s, Acne, Acromegaly, Aging, Alzheimer’s, Amyloidosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Anemia, Aortic Valve Stenosis, Arthritis, Asthma, Ataxia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cancer, Celiac Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Sarcoidosis, Chronic Venous Disorder, Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Cryoglobulinemia, Cystic Fibrosis, Depression, Diabetes, Erectile Dysfunction (ED), Fibromyalgia, Heart Disease, Hodgkin Disease, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Huntington’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Kidney Disease / Renal Failure, Liver Disease, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Myelitis, Narcolepsy, Neuropathy, Obesity, Pancreatitis, Parkinson’s, Poliomyelitis (Polio), Pregnancy Psoriasis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Scleroderma, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Sleep Apnea, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Spinal Cord Conditions, Stroke, Tourette’s Syndrome and Tuberculosis.
Having read the above excerpts about the epidemic of chronic inflammation at the top of this page, and having looked over the diseases listed above – the most widespread diseases and conditions that exist in the world today … how could anyone POSSIBLY state, without a doubt, that Willis-Ekbom Disease/Restless Legs Syndrome DOESN’T belong on that list?
That’s it’s an exception?
That’s not being insightful. That’s just being stubborn.
And it could cost you your life.