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Back Ache, ‘Restless Legs’, Arthritis Linked to Food Sensitivity

ImageFrom The Food Intolerance Institute of Australia
 
Studies show inflammation associated with back pain, ‘restless legs’, neck pain and other arthritic conditions is linked to some foods. In addition the research reveals inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis are over-represented among food sensitive people – further cementing the link.

Different sensitivities are to blame in different people. However the only thing sufferers need to know is –  these inflammatory disorders start healing almost as soon as Problem Foods are identified and substituted in the diet. This new drug-free healing method is finding favour amongst doctors and patients alike.

Relieve Back Pain, Inflammation – By Switching A Few Foods

Your body may not be able to fully digest all food proteins. It’s called Food Intolerance . . . and it delivers renegade half-digested proteins (peptides) into your bloodstream which cause mischief in the body: essentially they set off an immune response which triggers inflammation.

Once in the bloodstream – these peptides can create inflammation anywhere in the body – and if left unattended – the inflammation can develop into chronic disease.

– Inflammation in the dermis leads to dermatitis and eczema
– Inflammation in the intestine leads to colitis and Celiac Disease
– Inflammation in the respiratory system leads to bronchitis, cough and asthma
– inflammation in the tendons of the joints leads to stiff joints, back pain, neck ache or arthritic conditions  (Editor’s Note: I would add Restless Legs Syndrome)

Most importantly – identifying problem foods is vital for the healing to begin: discovering your food intolerance.

 

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Inflammation Increases Ferritin Level Results

ImageI never knew until the other day that the presence of inflammation in your body can create falsely high results when being tested for ferritin (iron) levels. Apparently this is a well know fact.

I’m sure that most of you have had your iron levels tested due to the numerous articles and studies you’ve run across linking low iron levels to RLS.

However, no one that I’ve ever talked to has actually tested low.

This following excerpts may explain why …

From Haematologica.org
It is well known that both acute and chronic inflammation, as occurring in infections, autoimmune disorders, chronic renal failure and also cancer – all conditions common in hospitalized patients – are associated with high ferritin levels.

From Stop The Thyroid Madness
Ferritin is an iron-storage protein which keeps your iron in a dissolvable and usable state, making the iron non-toxic to cells around it.  So when Ferritin is measured via a blood test, it is basically measuring the iron you have tucked away for safe use. 70 – 90 is often mentioned in literature as a goal, but other iron labs are important with it, as your ferritin can look good, but your other labs reveal the truth. Inflammation tends to thrust iron into storage, so you can’t just look at Ferritin.

From WEB MD

Why the results may not be helpful include:
    Having conditions that cause inflammation in the body, such as from illness or from a surgery.
    Taking medicines, such as birth control pills and antithyroid medicines.
    Older adults may have a higher ferritin value.
    Eating a diet high in red meats.

I’m not saying this is why you tested normal or high for ferritin – it’s just something else to keep in mind if you are considering the possibility that RLS is directly linked to inflammation.

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RLS Helpers and Triggers

A short while ago I created a “RLS Remedies” page on my website.

For days I scoured the internet looking for forum postings, articles and studies that focused on natural remedies that have helped various RLS Sufferers to lessen their symptoms.

No name-brand remedies or pharmaceuticals were included.

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

What became apparent during this research is that there are certain remedies that have worked for a LOT of different RLS sufferers.

Here are the most popular remedies and antagonists:

VITAMINS
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Vitamin B11 (Folic Acid)
Vitamin B12
Vitamin C
Vitamin E

MINERALS
Calcium / Magnesium
Iron
Potassium
Water
Zinc

HERBS
Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus Aculeatus)
Gingko
Valerian Root

TREATMENTS
Acupuncture
Exercise
Yoga

OTHER
Tonic Water (Quinine)
Bar of Soap Under the Sheets

RLS ANTAGONISTS
Alcohol
Aspartame
Caffeine
Gluten (found in Wheat)
Insomnia
MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
Salt
Sugar
Wheat (products contain Gluten plus additional additives)

Because of my certainty that inflammation is the primary cause of Restless Legs Syndrome, I couldn’t help wonder if any of these supplements that people kept mentioning had any anti-inflammatory qualities to them?

I also wondered what sort of relationship these antagonists have with inflammation, if any?

So, I set out toward a place I swore I’d never go to. That sick corner of Cyberspace where the mice torturers report on the mice torturing.

What I found was truly amazing!

It turns out that ALL of the above remedies have anti-inflammatory qualities and EVER SINGLE antagonist has inflammation inducing properties.

You can check out my findings and the scientific evidence here:
http://www.rlcure.com/studies.html

For free information about the cause and cure for Restless Legs Syndrome visit www.RLcure.com This remedy for RLS is completely natural and features NO side effects.

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Looking for RLS Love in All the Wrong Places

The first thing you need to know about me is that I suffered from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) for over 20 years.  The last several years were very intense.

The reason this is of any significance to any of you is because I actually found a cure for my RLS.

Not only was I excited to finally have a pair of healthy legs, I also thought for sure that my ship had come in, and that this was going to be my ticket to prosperity.

I compiled all the components of the remedy, along with what I learned along the way and created a book called “An Absolute Cure for Restless Legs Syndrome.”

My book was finished, my legs felt great, all I needed to do was sit back and count the barrels full of money as they rolled up to my door.

The only thing that rolled up to my door was a big bag of poop with a message on it … “Go Away!’

Little did I know that there were a thousand charlatans out there trying to slag off secret cures and stretchy socks in an attempt to tap into this multimillion dollar market. In the eyes of anyone that visited my website, I was just another garden variety nut trying to make a buck.

Much to my dismay, no ship was coming in. I found out the hard truth, that the majority of the RLS sufferers had no intention of getting better. Whining to each other about the drugs they were taking was about as much effort as they were willing to put into their recovery. Their RLS was so terrible, that the idea that a few herbs, minerals and vitamins would clear it up was laughable.

So, I switched to Plan B. That was the plan where I give away my remedy, and then when the person gets better, they pay for the book.

It sounded like a pretty good plan in my head, but it tanked as badly as Plan A.

I did a lot of follow-up calls to people who had purchased a free copy to see how they were making out. The common response was “I haven’t got around to it yet.”

I was beginning to see a pattern. Change is alway a bit scary for anyone. However, the fear of change for RLS sufferers appears to be extra intense.

I experienced the kind of resistance you would expect from your bi-polar friend when you told them that placebos are just as effective as antidepressants. It makes them angry … angry because they’re afraid. Angry because they trust their doctor, and their doctor tells them that there are no other options.

I raised the white flag and put Plan C into effect. Just put it all out there for free. That’s what Jesus would have done.

At least this way I could feel good about helping people and could try to convince myself that this was my Soul’s purpose in life.

I went to the various RLS discussion boards and posted my breakthrough remedy. That didn’t work either.

I found out that there are a lot of extremist type RLS sufferers really don’t want to get better. They put most of their energy into reinforcing the idea that there is no cure … certainly nothing natural.

I banged my head against that wall for awhile, and then moved on.

This blog is part of Plan D. Just talk about what I’ve learned, without the fear of being censored, or removed … and allow those that are willing to get better, to give this natural remedy a try.

For free information about the cause and cure for Restless Legs Syndrome visit www.RLcure.com This remedy for RLS is completely natural and features NO side effects.

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