The excerpt below is not the type of information that is going to change anyone’s mind on the issue (it’s more of a marketing ploy to sell more supplements than hard scientific evidence) but it is a small indicator that a shift is happening. A few years ago, the connection between the two would have been considered absurd.
Here is a short overview of RLS from the website of an organic food distributor called “Z Natural Foods.”
“Inflammation could play a role in Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) in three ways:
• Inflammation could trigger iron deficiencies that lead to RLS
• Immune responses to imbalanced bacteria levels in the intestines could trigger inflammation that lead to RLS
• Altered genetic host defense mechanisms may lead to excessive inflammation which could trigger RLS“