Juicing for Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is a form of insomnia.

Alternative medical names include:

  • Nocturnal myoclonus
  • RLS
  • Akathisia

The general public have been a little more imaginative in naming the condition, calling it things like:

Fidgety Legs, Night Thrashers, Mom’s Leg Thing, The Creepy Crawlies Legs, Jumpy Legs, The Crawlies, Edgy Legs, Bugs in the bones, Having butterflies in my legs, Jimmy legs, Night crawls, Bugs crawling in my legs at night, That Icky Twitchy Leg Thing, Wretched limb syndrome, Racing legs, The Jiggies, Night Time Jitterbug, Elvis legs, Ant Legs, Legitis, Great RLS Boogie, Bone itch, Nervous leg syndrome, Grasshopper legs, Jiggles in my legs, Twittery legs & Antsy Legs

Believe me when I say those are just the more popular names.  I have found references to 40 or 50 other names.

Restless legs syndrome tends to get worse later in the day and can be especially problematic when you are trying to go to sleep.  Sufferers get an unusual sensation in their legs that can feel like high energy or ants crawling up the inside of their veins.  The quickest way to relieve the symptoms is to get out of bed and run on the spot.  This masks the symptoms while you are moving but as soon as you stop and lie down again, the sensations return, and you inevitably  struggle to fall asleep…. again.  After several nights of restless legs, sufferers often start feeling fatigued during the day, and depression can set in.

When I came down with restless leg syndrome myself, I started looking for a solution.

Restless leg syndrome is more likely to affect pregnant women and that may give us clues as to what is causing it. There is also a genetic component in at least 50% of cases and some cases are due to more serious illnesses.

While looking for a solution, I came across a few home remedies that people were using with great results.  In many cases, the cause appeared to be simple nutritional deficiencies.

I created a program to treat my own restless leg syndrome using juicing as a way to stock up on nutrients that my body may have been deficient in.  The result was that after a couple of days, my restless legs were gone.  That was 7 years ago, and I haven’t had a problem with it since.  Neither has my wife, who also suffered this problem during the pregnancy of our daughter.

I wrote this book to help other people with this condition.   In the book, I discuss what is known about the condition.  I’ll also highlight some evidence that shows many cases are caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies.  In the second half of the book, I’ll give you my own treatment plan and explain the logic behind it.

My book is available from Amazon in Kindle format.  If you own a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone, you can read it on the free Kindle software for your device.  if you have a Kindle, you can download it directly from the Kindle marketplace.

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NOTE: Even if you don’t have restless legs syndrome, I’d still recommend starting a healthy juicing program for all round health and vitality.
About Andy Williams

In a processed food culture, simply eating may not be enough. Andy Williams, B.SC., Ph.D. is a scientist with a strong interest in Juicing and how it can supply the body with the nutrients it needs to thrive in modern society. You can subscribe to his free daily paper called Juicing The Rainbow and follow him on Facebook orTwitter. You can also follow me on Google +

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