Not only are we going to give you some natural remedies for hot flashes, but we are also going to deal with the other unpleasant symptoms surrounding menopause.
Pause a moment and consider that menopause is such a natural progression in a woman's life, so why on earth should it not be treated just as naturally?
Wikipedia says that "Menopause literally means the end of monthly cycles".
Effectively it means, that when a woman stops manufacturing estrogen naturally she enters into the Menopause.
There is a fountain of information available to us on the internet regarding this process in a woman's life, but at Home Remedies Haven, as always, we will keep this as simple and as real to your life as possible.
There are two reasons for menopause to occur.
You can consider Hormone Replacement Therapy, which is a decision you have to take in conjunction with your medical practitioner and because of our dedication to giving you as much simple information as we can, we will be doing a special page on this touchy and difficult topic in the very near future.
Our goal, however, at this point, and as part of natural remedies for hot flashes is to see how we can address this now and as naturally as possible.
Phytoestrogens are the "thingies" found in some plants which mimic human oestrogen and can help reduce the severity of night sweats and serve as natural remedies for hot flashes.
According to recent studies it is suggested that foods rich in boron are believed to boost estrogen levels in post menopausal women as much as taking HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) does.
Boron seems to work by boosting steroid hormones in the blood.
And here is the list of yummy boron rich foods:
By eating two apples and 100 grams of peanuts a daily you will get the body's required daily dosage of boron.
You must replace the potassium lost through perspiration during hot flashes.
Potassium also helps protect the nervous system and encourages a regular heart beat - check out what a potassium deficiency can do and what you can do to help prevent it.
Selenium is such an important trace mineral linked to a normal hormonal balance. Check it out.
Now this is one for the books, when they say alcohol is actually good for you, but remember in moderation 3 to 6 glasses per WEEK.
Alcohol can boost estrogen levels and some of this estrogenic activity stems from the natural hormones found in grains, hops and other plants used to make alcoholic beverages.
And for the final word in natural remedies for hot flashes, try some Black Cohash.
Scientists have not determined why this works and nobody can actually say what it's medicinal properties are, but what they can say is that through the ages it has been successful for helping with hot flashes.
And then for the absolutely final word, you could also try some Red Clover and sage which have also been widely used as a herb for helping with menopausal symptoms.
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Rhubarb contains Vitamin C which is an antioxidant vitamin that attacks and immobilizers free radicals.
These free radicals are the damaging force behind heart disease, some cancers and also certain symptoms of aging like wrinkles or macular degeneration.
Beware though, Rhubarb is extremely high in the oxalates that promote formation of kidney stones in susceptible individuals.
There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know
many of them. ~Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. ~Lily Tomlin
If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one. ~Cavett
It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. ~Annie Gottlier
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~Winston Churchill
"I don't have hot flashes, I have power surges."
"I don't have hot flashes, I have short private vacations to the tropics."
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