Restless Leg Syndrome
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Books about Hormone Disrupters Contributing to Restless Leg Syndrome

by Peter Eckhart, MD

State of the art research has shown that 50 chemicals have hormonal effects on the human body at infinitesimal small amounts. Unfortunately, there are currently 100,000 different chemicals now in use. The vast majority of these chemicals are untested for hormonal disruption. Unfortunately, we are only scratching the surface of this new field which was only come to the forefront of scientific thinking in 1991 even though early experiments in the 1950's gave hints of hormone disruption with DDT. Unfortunately, probably your physician has no knowledge of this field because research takes a long time to get into the practice of medicine especially when it is unprofitable.

Our Stolen Future

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The author, Theo Colborn, has compiled scientific research in a detective story form that logically connects many of our modern diseases such as uterine malformation, prostate cancer, breast cancer, uterine cancer, and restless leg syndrome on chemicals and plastics that we use in society today. These chemicals mimic estrogen in our body. Too much estrogen causes proliferation of some types of cells in the body leading to breast cancer, endometrial cancer, or even prostate cancer. Her assertions are well documented by scientific research. She has collected scientific studies from around the world and pieced them together in a coherent logical format. This book spurred the United States Congress to order the EPA in 1996 to study hormonal effects of chemicals in our society. A well written interesting classic on hormone disrupters especially for the doubter.

Healthy Living in a Toxic World

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Cynthia Fincher, Ph.D., offers simple ways to alter our lifestyle with a minimum of effort to decrease our chance of cancer, auto immune disease such as arthritis, lupus, and multiple sclerosis. She concentrates on scientific studies that show toxicity of modern chemicals commonly in use in our modern society. She notes that chronic toxicity and synergistic effect of chemicals is largely untested. Neurotoxicity such as headaches, fuzzy impaired thinking and memory impairment is largely uuntested in the vast majority of chemicals now in use. She boils this all down to practical measures that you can easily achieve to better your health and your mental acuity. A must read for the pragmatic agnostic who is sick.

The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet

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Dr. Bob Arnot makes a shocking statement, "Only a few percent of Breast Cancer can be accounted for by genetic causes! The remaining percent must be accounted for by environmental causes." Every physician knows that Breast Cancer incidence is tied to estrogen exposure. The more estrogen exposure, the greater the incidence of Breast Cancer. Arnot cites the example of women in Thailand and Sri Lanka. The death rate due to Breast Cancer in Thailand is only 2-5 per 100,000 women. In the United States, the Breast Cancer death rate is 30-40 per 100,000 women.

When these Asian women move to the United States, their children have breast cancer rates approaching that of American women. When women move from countries of high breast cancer risk to that of a lower one, their risk declines as well.

Dr. Arnot has practical suggestions on foods that have estrogen blocking effects that are used by many Breast Cancer patients. Some early research that he cites using foods as estrogen blockers hint that the results are better than tamoxifen with much less side effects. In other words, according to Arnot, rat studies showed eating ground flax seeds showed a large reduction in Breast Cancer size without the side effects of Tamoxifen.

This book should be required reading for anyone with Breast Cancer.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause

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John Lee, M.D., a Norwegian, wrote this book from the viewpoint of a pragmatic practitioner applying research to his daily medical practice in California. He claims that osteoporosis, Uterine fibroid tumors ( myomas ), premenstrual syndrome ( PMS ), endometrial cancer, PMS premenstrual syndrome, uterine fibromas, restless leg syndrome ( RLS ) and endometrial cancer come from too much estrogen relative to progesterone. He has personally cured many of these diseases with simply natural progesterone cream. He readily admits that progesterone cream is not a panacea for this disease and that proper nutrition and the avoidance of xenoestrogens, alcohol and smoking is essential. He presents actual Bone Scan Density data that shows that he was able to increase bone density to normal in a severely osteoporotic elderly lady. He claims to have replicated his results in several hundred patients. This ground breaking book and should be required reading for your Family Practice physician or Obstetric/Gynecologist.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause

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John Lee, M.D., a Norwegian, wrote this book as a refinement of the book above. There is a greater emphasis on chemicals in our environment that act as estrogens that have caused much of the female diseases seen by Obstetric/Gynecologists. In addition, Jesse Hanley, MD adds the psychological component to this mix. How you think affects your brain chemistry. Brain chemistry affects your body chemistry. If you are a women, you should read this book. You could avoid much heartache, medical problems and medical bills by reading this.

An Alternative Approach to Allergies

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We typically find that many of our patients who have Restless Leg Syndrome are also suffering from chemical injury. The hallmark of chemical injury is the hypersensitivity of smell OR the loss of smell. Theron Randolf, M.D. has treated thousands of chemically injured patients and shows the link between allergies, autoimmune disease and chemical injury.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer

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According to some scientists, genetic causes only account for 5% of all breast cancer cases. The rest of the 95% of breast cancer is caused by environmental causes. Find out how to cut your risk of breast cancer! Get this book and READ IT. 6 hours of reading could save your life!

The Bottom Line

Summary - Science of Hormone Disrupters leading to Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome is only one of the modern day diseases that did not exist in such abundance before the industrialized world. The science of hormone disruption although new is no longer in doubt from the weight of the epidemiology and animal studies. Even though the science hormone disruption is well established, there is not much money in it. If anything, industry and physicians face tremendous medical legal liability from hormone disrupters and sometimes try to keep it quiet.

Women are finding that they must take back responsibility for their own health and put it back into their own hands.

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PMS Improving

I have to go to work but wanted to send a quick email to tell you what a difference this has made in my life.

The first month I had to stop taking and eliminate some more products from my life. The second month though has been going great! I only drink water and some juices now and have purchased both olive oil soap from Elysian Dream and the laundry detergent from Nature it! I am having somewhat tender breasts now (this week) and think that it may be due to the oncoming menstrual cycle. Anyway....the other differences I have experienced are incredible. My mood is so much, even keel and feeling great! Also I have lost 15 pounds in two (2) months without even really trying (this was not something intentional). I still eat the same amount...only now I eat better. The extra fat around my waste line is leaving and almost gone. I am 39 years old and have struggled with monthly issues and breast pain for quite some time. This year the breast pain was becoming extremely severe and my doctor didn't really have any answers. Also a couple lumps were found on my mammogram (diagnosed as cysts). I will write more later to you about this but must leave for work now. Oh, my weight, two months ago was 145 pounds and now I am 130 pounds (had to purchase new clothes). I am getting my body back and my skin has cleared up and my hair feels great (It seemed as though my hair kept thinning and now it has stopped in that I don't seem to have as much falling out when I run my fingers through it). Why don't more people know about this! I have begun telling everyone I know, that will listen.......

Thank you for having your website and sharing this news,


Port Richey, FL

I just placed my second order this morning.

Nov. 29, 2007


Lost Weight
Just a short note to let you know that I am so great. I have removed as many xenoestrogens as possible from my environment, skin and diet, as you advised, for nearly a month now and the improvement has been amazing. I am using the Nature Clean powder detergent, no dryer sheets, Elysian Dream products for hair and skin (fragrance free and those without rosemary and lavendar oils, only ones with olive oil, and the organic, fragrance-free shea butter), and the crystal deodorant vs. regular deodorant (AMAZINGLY better), and we changed all of our household products to the Nature Clean line and no longer use any antibacterial foaming soaps or anything. Just Grandpa's baking soda soap for regular hand washing.

I have lost seven pounds this month, my last period cycle was 28 days (who knew!) and my hair has started to grow back (after four years of thinning!!). The biggest thing is that my body is, quiet, for lack of a better way to describe it! No stomach aches, bloating or headaches, no breast pain and my moods are more consistent day to day. My energy is coming back, skin is great -- I can't believe it.

I think I have finally tapped into what has been ailing me for the past six years and I couldn't be more pleased! I plan to use these products regardless... the "clean" feeling from them is just so great. My husband has been using them too, and we are thrilled!!

Thank you so much!


D.S., Huntington, New York

Dec. 19, 2007

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