LEG CRAMPS

by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

August 2017, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.

 

All information in this article is for educational purposes only.  It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.

 

            Leg cramps are a common symptom.  This article discusses causes and possible solutions.  I will distinguish leg cramps that occur on a nutritional balancing program from those that occur in those not on a nutritional balancing program.

 

LEG CRAMPS DURING A NUTRITIONAL BALANCING PROGRAM

 

Possible causes and solutions are:

 

1. Need for more water.  Slight dehydration can be a cause.  Drink more water and see if they go away.  Also, be sure to avoid all sugars, including fruit, all caffeine and all alcohol, which can dehydrate the body.

2. Toxin removal from the legs.  Many toxic metals and chemicals end up stored away in the legs and feet, due in part to gravity.  If the cause of the cramps is the removal of toxins from this area, which is common, it should pass on its own.  However, you can try any of the remedies or methods suggested in this article.

3. Impaired circulation.  This can be due to a need for water.  However, it can also be due to a need for a little more vitamin E.  Try taking about 400 iu of natural vitamin E.

4. Need for calcium, magnesium or potassium.  This should not be the case if one is eating a diet of mainly cooked vegetables.  However, if you are not, you may need more of these minerals. 

I suggest eating more cooked vegetables.  We do not recommend taking potassium from the health food store.  These forms of potassium (usually a chelate or chloride) are somewhat toxic.

 

LEG CRAMPS IN A PERSON WHO IS NOT FOLLOWING A NUTRITIONAL BALANCING PROGRAM

 

            These often are linked to:

 

1. Low serum levels of calcium, magnesium and/or potassium.  One can try taking extra calcium, magnesium first.  If this does not help, then try taking potassium or better, eat many more cooked vegetables.

2. Perhaps dehydration.  Try drinking more water or a different type of water if you drink reverse osmosis water.  Also, avoid all sugars (including fruits and fruit juices), all caffeine and all alcohol, all of which dehydrate the body.

3. Perhaps impaired circulation.  You may take 400 iu of natural vitamin E.

4. Rarely, other causes.  These can include problems with the arteries or veins, very impaired cell permeability, or something else.

 

 

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