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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.
“Something that stops a disease and makes someone healthy again.”
“To make someone healthy again, or to cause an illness to go away.”
“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 time 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.
“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.
“The greatest part of all chronic disease is created by the suppression of acute disease by drug poisoning.” – Henry Lindlahr, M.D.
“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
“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
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:
“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.”
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.”
“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.
Here is the definition of Incurable from Dictionary.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
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 opinion 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.
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.
I 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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:
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!
I 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.
I 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.
Here 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
“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
“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:
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.
I 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.
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.