What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome?
As you treat the cause of RLS you will unwittingly prevent many other nasty symptoms and illnesses like; obesity, diabetes,heart disease, kidney stones, asthma, stomach cancer, osteoporosis and water retention (edema), Candida (yeast infections), brain fog, migraines, acid indigestion, bladder problems, fybromyalgia and hypothyroidism.
What does RLS have to do with this long list of major health issues?
I cannot legally say that the cause of these illnesses can be treated, because then I would be claiming I have the cure, which is a nono. But I can tell you some common preventions of these problems that also prevent Restless Leg Syndrome.
Why do your legs jump around without your permission?
Basically, RLS is a neurological/adrenaline related condition, which is why so many people feel an anxiety at its first onslaught. They’ll be sitting there after dinner, watching their favorite show, snuggled up all cozy next to their partner, when they start feeling a rush in their body, like they just ate too much sugar or drank too much coffee.
Shortly afterwards their legs will start feeling like they have air in them, like they’re going to float away from their bodies. Then, the dreaded calf cramps or twitching will start, an uncontrollable urge to move their calves will have them up off the cozy couch, feeling frustrated that their legs are controlling them again, like most nights when they try to relax. They’ll feel anger, tears, helplessness and frustration, further pumping adrenaline into their veins.
Adrenaline is a powerful hormone released from the adrenals originally intended to help with the “flight or fight” response. When that huge Wooly Mammoth came at you from out of nowhere, adrenaline was conveniently released to help you run like the dickens to save your life. And it works. It can give you superhuman strength. However, we were only given a certain supply for our lifetime and many people have worn out their supply prematurely by living a lifestyle that constantly calls on their adrenaline. This lifestyle includes consuming certain foods and drinks that constantly prop them up because their adrenals gave up years ago.
Ask any working adult about their energy levels and they’ll all pretty much say the same thing; if it wasn’t for coffee and sugar, they wouldn’t make it through the day. You’re really not “in” if you don’t have a coffee in one hand and a smart phone in the other.
I’d like to say North Americans are a nation of coffee addicts, but I think it’s more like human beings are coffee/sugar addicts. And if you challenged them to let go of sugar…whoa…no way!
Not going to happen.
Then, ask them to let go of salt and watch the fists fly!
So, to treat this bossy neurological condition, you need to eliminate what causes an increase in your adrenaline.
-Stephanie Waymen (Rolfe) CNC