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Gail's E-News Health Tidbits, Issue #015 Your Metabolism and Dieting
May 23, 2014

Restless Leg Syndrome

Welcome to my fifteenth monthly issue of E-News Health Tidbits! I am interested in sharing alternative health information from a variety of sources. I am especially addressing these to women over 40 as I share my own experiences. And, much of the information may apply to any human being or maybe, our pets.

This edition will include:

Restless Leg Syndrome

The results? Peace of Mind, 'Take a Deep Breath'

Thank you for taking this time for yourself.

Hello and welcome to my monthly newsletter. In this newsletter I will address alternative natural remedies for restless leg syndrome. Here's to your natural health!

Welcome to my E-newsletter--Calm Your Restless Leg Syndrome.


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Hello and welcome to my newsletter- ---and hopefully spring will come and stay. It is so much fun to watch and hear the birds. The transition of the colors of the gold finches, feathers from the brown of winter to the bright yellow of spring--ahhh!

I wanted to share some thoughts with you from the April 2014 Natural Awakenings publication. The name of the article----Calm Restless Legs naturally by

Many of us have experienced this common problem. You are falling asleep and the calf muscles of your legs begin to twitch causing your legs to jerk. You try to settle them by changing sleep positions and moving your feet and still the legs are active.

The article describes a topical treatment with a combination of the following herbs which calm the over active leg nerves allowing the leg muscles to relax.

Cramp bark, St. John's wort and wild yam have been used for centuries to relax oversensitive nerves and relieve residual tension in skeletal muscles. Sage also has a history of medicinal use, including modern-day application as an antispasmodic.

Rosemary, another essential herb, is used to increase circulation and help flush toxins built up by stagnant muscle fibers.

The Journal of International Clinical Psychopharmacology recently reported that peppermint and lavender work to naturally relax the body.

How to apply: Place 1 tablespoon of each herb in a cup of hot, but not boiling, water and spread on the legs.

What happens is this is absorbed through the skin quickly to calm the nerves naturally which allows the leg muscles to relax. A night of restful sleep follows---ahh.

Many people I know describe having RLS--restless leg syndrome. Sleep disturbance and sometimes other issues of extreme tiredness or irritability have been issues people have dealt with. Trying to function the next day with full energy can be very difficult. Usual problems that arise may not be handled very well if you are tired.

When I read this article I wanted to share with others because I know how annoying and disruptive this can be.

But what a great treatment! I hope this can be of help to many of you.

Thank you, and Happy Spring!


Nature's Pathway Magazine

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