Day One Chocolate/Caffeine Detox

Chocolate is an excitotoxin.


I have RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome).

Recently, it has gotten worse. Now it is affecting my arms and trunk. Not only does it interfere with my sleep it causes me to be a train wreck due to lack of REM sleep because it seems to wake me up every 1-3 hours. Usually, it’s more like every 2 hours. It seems to be compounded by a weakness on my left side. Can’t sleep on that side any more.

It is now 4:46 AM and I’ve been up since 3:00 AM. I have a sneaking suspicion that it may be aggravated by caffeine and chocolate. No more green tea and coco powder in my smoothies from now on. Today is day one in my detox. How long will it take me to totally detox from this stuff? Your guess is a good as mine. I’m thinking it will take about a month. I’m hoping to see some tangible results much sooner though.

Interesting side note. I do recall having  a few good nights sleep after an intensive Pilates session.

For more information on excitotoxins check out this PDF document.

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