Natural Remedies For Hot Flashes
Why Natural Remedies For Hot Flashes are So Important...
I vividly remember a client who came to see me about 10 years ago. She wanted to deal with her hot flashes naturally, but as SOON as she started talking about her Hot Flashes, she became EXTREMELY anxious. She started having trouble breathing, she coudn't sit still, and the whites of her eyes got bigger and bigger.. Every time she had a hot flash it caused such anxiety - such a feeling of panic - of not being able to think or function - she was totally freaked out even talking about them. And she was having at least 10 hot flashes a day.
"I made my 14-year-old son cry." "I can't sleep for more than an hour at a time." "I drove my car through the garage door. " These are things I hear from my menopausal clients - this is what menopause can feel like - and this is what my client was feeling.
I worked with this client using acupuncture, herbs, diet, and lifestyle, and I remember a couple of months later... She came to see me, and I asked - as I always did - "How many hot flashes are you having per day?" And she LAUGHED and said "Oh I still have a couple but they are mild, and they don't bother me." And she was completely relaxed. They truly didn't bother her. I mean...
Who cares@ a tiny hotflash if the being on fire, dripping sweat, & bone-shaking anxiety are gone?
What Others Are Saying About Natural Remedies For Hot Flashes
In her article in The Huffington Post Blog June 11, 2011, Cathy Margolin says:
"The truth is the majority of Asian women never experience the enormous amount of discomfort that American women seem to universally suffer during the menopausal years.
The difference between the way American women and Asian women deal with menopause is like night and day. It is natural foods and herbs versus artificial hormones and drugs.
The question that women really want answered is, "How do I get back to normal?" In other words, no more hot flashes, no more night sweats, no moodiness and no foggy thinking.
Traditionally, Asian cultures seem to have an inherent understanding that food and herbs can be added to the daily diet to help manage these changes when they first appear. They don't look to artificial hormone remedies known as HRT (hormone replacement therapy) as American women do. They nourish their bodies with natural plant-based foods, including herbs, just as their culture has done for thousands of years. Asian women use this approach thoughtfully and purposefully because they understand that the principals of nourishment work effectively and is all that is needed"
How Do I Get Started?
- Avoid hormone disruptors
- Avoid processed foods
- Manage Stress
- Get enough sleep
- Drink enough water
- Avoid alcolol, spicy foods, and coffee
- Eat lots of fruits and veggies
Let's Get Started Right Now on using natural remedies for hot flashes. Dr Mariza Snyder recommends eating 12-15 servings of fruits and veggies a day for optimal hormonal health, and I agree with her. But - IT'S REALLY HARD to get in this many servings without smoothies or juicing. So - start having ONE GREEN SMOOTHIE every day. Pack it full of veggies, put it some fruit, a little liquid - and you're there.
Here is an easy smoothie recipe - this recipe is VERY FLEXIBLE. If you can substitute any fruit and lots of different veggies. Let me know how you like this blend and what your favorite variation is.
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