Natural Hot Flash Remedies

To determine the best hot flash remedies let's look at the possible causes of hot flashes.


1. The liver is either overworked ie. congested, or weak 
2. Stress 
3. Glandular weakness,
especially the thyroid, and the adrenals 
4. Diet



1. The Liver

Our liver has over 500 functions.

When the liver is healthy:

  • We feel alert and awake
  • It is a warehouse for nutrients, vitamins, minerals and glucose
  • Cleanses and helps eliminate toxins and bacteria
  • Is a quality control center for digestion
  • Produces and metabolizes estrogen
  • Supports the immune system so we stay healthy

A liver that is weak or overworked and congested causes:

  • Digestion difficulties
  • Sleepiness about 30 minutes to 1 hour after eating
  • Sluggishness in the afternoon
  • Head aches, migraines
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Gas, bloating
  • Awakening at night, often between 1 and 3 AM
  • Allergies
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How to check if your liver is congested? After a meal drink a cup of hot water with the juice of 1/2 lemon. If you feel better there's a good chance your liver is either weak or overworking. 

Enemies of the liver:

  • Alcohol
  • Fried foods, bad fats, trans fats
  • Cold cuts
  • Refined sugar
  • White vinegar
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate
  • Table salt

It's a good idea to do a liver cleanse at least once per year, using a gentle detox cleanse. Increase your green foods, eliminate sugar. Some would do well to eliminate gluten. See also

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2. Stress

Many of our ailments are stress-related and hot flashes are no exception. One of your hot flash remedies must be to learn how to better handle stress or reduce stress. 

3. Glandular Weakness

Thyroid

According to Christiane Northrup's excellent book, "Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom", About 25% of women develop or have pre-existing thyroid problems by the time they reach menopause. Excess levels of estrogen can lower thyroid function. Symptoms of thyroid problems are:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Feeling cold at night
  • Thinning hair, dry skin
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Difficulty with decision making

It is simple to have your thyroid TSH levels checked by your Doctor to see if your thyroid is functioning as it should. 

Adrenals

The hormones secreted by our adrenal glands work to handle stress and recover from stress - the fight or flight response. They also regulate appetite and energy levels, and help the body resist the stress of infections and maintain stable emotions.

Those that reach the point of burnout at work have exhausted adrenal glands. If you have lived a highly stressful life you could be entering menopause with your adrenals in a state of exhaustion.

Some symptoms are:

  • Inability to face stress, discouraged
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional instability
  • Insomnia or needing too much sleep
  • Allergies

Suggestions for weak adrenals:

  • Rest and stress reduction is essential
  • A healthy diet, eliminate sugar
  • A high quality complex B vitamin is calming as well as extra B5.
  • Vitamin C is a tonic for adrenals, increases energy
  • calming herbs such as chamomile
  • Natural supplements that support the adrenal glands
  • Essential fatty Acids

4. Diet

Pure and simple is the key.

  • A wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Eat three meals per day, never skip a meal
  • Whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, barley, spelt, kamut
  • Good quality sources of protein: organic chicken, eggs, fish
  • Raw organic nuts and seeds
  • Ensure your oils are first cold-pressed or good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • Sprouts are excellent
  • Ensure stable blood sugar levels
  • Drink plenty of pure water

Avoid Refined carbohydrates Alcohol Sugar and anything containing it Processed, packaged, fast food 

Vitamins and herbs for hot flash remedies:

  • Complex B and B6 to calm
  • B5 for anxiety
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Black Cohash combined with Dong Quai, Gotu Kola,
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  • Sage: caution, do not use sage if you suffer from any type of seizure disorder.

By determining the causes of your hot flashes and using these natural remedies for hot flashes you can make the necessary changes you need to. With proper diet and nutritional supplements most of your menopausal symptoms can be minimized or eliminated.


"My hot flashes started in 2001 and were unbearable. My sheets would be soaking wet every single time I slept, whether at night or even during an afternoon nap. My hot flashes happened all the time. I hardly wore a winter coat, the lighter the better! I could not wear anything with long sleeves or with wool.

 I did not want to take hormone replacement therapy because there is a history of cancer in my family, lung, stomach and breast. I was really left with nothing to do but suffer. Opening windows in winter, installing A/C in the summer were my only solutions, that is until I met Sue-Anne.

 She recommended that I do a simple cleanse with a product that would help my liver. I started taking it and my hot flashes disappeared! I must tell you that the results are fantastic: After 13 years, no more hot flashes! Thank you so much Sue-Anne for your advice."

 Mireille Kulisz - Oct. 2014


 Contact me to learn how you can eliminate your hot flashes completely. There is no need to suffer!

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