refined sugar builds up large quantities of lactic
acid. Lactic acid makes people restless because
it lowers oxygen in the tissues. This is behind
restless leg syndrome and hyperactivity in
children. Various B vitamins can also get
depleted when refined sugars and refined grains are
RLS also appears to be related to the following
factors or conditions:
Chronic diseases such as kidney failure,
diabetes, and peripheral neuropathy. Treating the
underlying condition often provides relief from
Certain medications that may aggravate symptoms.
These medications include anti-nausea drugs (prochlorperazine
or metoclopramide), antipsychotic drugs (haloperidol
or phenothiazine derivatives), antidepressants
that increase serotonin, and some cold and allergy
medications-that contain sedating antihistamines.
Pregnancy, especially in the last trimester. In
most cases, symptoms usually disappear within 4
weeks after delivery.
Alcohol and sleep deprivation also may aggravate or
trigger symptoms in some individuals. Reducing or
completely eliminating these factors may relieve
symptoms, but it is unclear if this can prevent RLS
symptoms from occurring at all.
Eric Berg talks about B1 Deficiency and how it causes
Restless Leg Syndrome
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