Sesame Seed and Restless Legs

A while ago I read that eating sesame seeds could help with restless legs. I found that an intriguing statement. I had never made the link between sesame seeds before. Once I heard a fellow sufferer about the use of sesame seed oil. My curiosity leads me to investigate further. In this blog I look … Read more

Histamine and Restless Legs

A fellow sufferer pointed out to me a while ago that an allergy or intolerance to histamine can play a role in restless legs. I did not know that. Apart from RLS, she herself also has to deal with irritable bowel syndrome. When she told about her complaints, she had been cutting gluten in her … Read more

Is Glutamate a Trigger for RLS?

A fellow sufferer emailed me an article about glutamate related to restless legs. Actually, the article is about all kinds of conditions on which glutamate has an effect. Glutamate is found in foods I had never really delved into this topic before. I did read more than once about the neurotransmitter GABA. This neurotransmitter is … Read more

Orthomolecular Medicine and Restless Legs

In my previous blogs I mentioned orthomolecular medicine several times. On various topics related to the treatment of restless legs, it takes an alternative view. If you read about the orthomolecular view, you will see a number of things. Sometimes it is described as therapy, sometimes as medicine or cure. The practitioner is sometimes called … Read more

Folic Acid or Vitamin B9

Restless legs sometimes arise as a result of a lack of something. In this case it is called secondary RLS. Apart from a deficiency of iron, magnesium or vitamin B12, there may be a deficiency of folic acid. Folic acid is also known as vitamin B11. In some countries it is not called vitamin B11 … Read more