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Restless Legs Syndrome (Willis Ekbom disease) – is RLS (WED) an Inflammatory Disorder?                            


Overview – history, prevalence, current view of pathophysiology

Exploring new links of inflammation and bacterial overgrowth in primary and secondary RLS


Treatment for RLS with SIBO Rx and LDN

Ulcerative Colitis, understanding the diagnosis and incidence of UC, pathophysiology of UC.




Ulcerative colitis (UC) is one of the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Other IBD (non-infectious) conditions include Crohn’s disease (CD), indeterminate colitis, collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis. Based on certain similarities of UC and CD the presenter will demonstrate the published experience of LDN in the treatment of UC. In addition to known mechanisms of action for reducing inflammation in CD some of which can apply to UC, the potential of alteration of vascular permeability by LDN will be discussed. The attendee will have a better understanding of the diagnosis and incidence of UC, pathophysiology of UC, and the efficacy of LDN in the treatment of UC.


Dr. Weinstock is Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He is president of Specialists in Gastroenterology and the Advanced Endoscopy Center. He teaches at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He is a primary investigator at the Sundance Research Center. Dr. Weinstock received a BA Magna Cum Laude from University of Vermont and the medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed his postgraduate training and was chief resident in Internal Medicine at Rochester General Hospital. His Gastroenterology Fellowship was performed at Washington University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Weinstock is an active lecturer and has published more than 70 articles, abstracts, editorials and book chapters. He is currently researching the role and treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in restless legs syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome and rosacea. He is very interested in colon cancer prevention and has expertise in colon cancer screening and advanced polypectomy techniques. A new method for easier colonoscope insertion in a tortuous colon was presented at the American College of Gastroenterology in May 2013. Further information is available at

Contact information:

Leonard Weinstock, MD, FACG

11525 Olde Cabin Road

St. Louis, MO 63141

Physician line: 314-997-4629

Office consultation: 314-997-0554 x 102 

Procedure scheduling: 314-997-0554 x123