Time To Cool Off: Natural Remedies For Hot Flashes

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Hot flashes are quick feelings of heat that are usually most intense on the chest, face, and neck. They are often the most frequent symptom of menopause, the time when a woman’s menstrual period stops. Each woman may experience hot flashes differently, and they can occur randomly throughout the day or night.

 

The exact cause of hot flashes is unknown, but the primary belief is that they are mostly caused by circulation changes or the hormonal changes during menopause. Roughly two-thirds of American women experience hot flashes during menopause. The drop of estrogen levels somehow confuses the hypothalamus, the body’s thermostat, and makes it read “hot.” When the blood vessels near the skin’s surface dilate to a cool temperature the hot flash takes place. Some women may also sweat during hot flashes to cool down their bodies.

 

Acupuncture:

Acupuncture has been proven to reduce the amount of hot flashes women experience during menopause. Additionally, it can help lower other menopausal symptoms. Acupuncture helps to naturally de-stress the body and calm the nerves. A woman can also practice meditation to manage her stress levels. Since stress is a common hot flash trigger, it’s best to keep stress levels down.

 

Eat Your Magnesium Foods:

To help keep stress levels down, you can also eat magnesium-rich foods. Magnesium naturally combats stress hormones in the body, and stress hormones can throw off the way your body is supposed to function. Foods that are high in magnesium include avocados, raw almonds, cashews, dark leafy greens, pine nuts, chia seeds, bananas, and pumpkin seeds.

 

Dietary Change:

It’s always a good idea to make a dietary change when there is a big shift or change in your lifestyle. Eliminating sugars, alcohol, salt, meat, dairy products, processed foods, refined sugars, or tobacco from your diet is a great place to start. Switching to a plant-based diet is ideal because those foods can provide you with essential vitamins and minerals that contribute to a healthy diet. Try eating bell peppers, mushrooms, garlic, strawberries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, raw nuts & seeds, and herbal teas.

 

Flaxseed Oil:

Flaxseed oil, which is believed to help reduce menopausal symptoms, contains healthy fatty acids. Flaxseed contains plant lignans, which are similar to estrogen, and they may cause estrogen levels to stabilize in menopausal women. You can also eat foods with antioxidants or high vitamin E content to help reduce hot flashes.

 

Wear Loose Clothing:

It’s a good idea to wear loose clothing because tight clothing can make the hot flashes seem more intense. Hang up the form fitting clothes for a little while and start wearing more comfortable, stretchy, or airy clothing. At night, you may find it better to wear cotton pajamas because they can absorb the moisture from night sweats, if you have them.

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    Q: For the past 6-9 months I have been expericing periods or flashes of itching, not surface but internal flashes that cause me to scratch. These symptoms come on when I get excited or surprised. I am a dialysis patient and take 2 blood pressure meds & a phos binder. Please help, the Doc's are clueless!!!

    A:

    Medication has your blood polluted which is affecting your skin, number one. Dialysis and drugs? I don't know if you want mix herbs with drugs, Beloved. A good detoxing (FULL BODY DETOX) would do you some good right about now. You have a choice to make! Doctors will remain clueless!

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    Q: I was wondering if you had any insights as to why I experience "warm flashes" during the luteal phase of my menstrual cycle. I've been sampling your Female Hormonal Formulas, for some time now, and while some products have helped lengthen my cycle, I still am having the hot feeling. I'm 36 years old, have never had a child, and am wondering if there's any way I can "preserve" my fertility up until age 40.

    A:

    It's never hopeless unless you agree to believe that it is. Have you performed a female based cleanse (Total Woman Cleanse)? Any warming (i.e. hot flashes) pertains to dumping off toxins, but usually due to the uterus being taxed. How's your uterine health? Any problems in that area?

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    Q: I would like to know if you have anything for Hot Flashes. I have them all day everyday and all night every night. Please help!!!!!

    A:

    Cleanse your body (temple) - detox, detox, detox (FULL BODY DETOX) followed performance of TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. Drink FEMALE HEALTH TEA too while performing these cleanses. Change your diet: fewer meats and no dairy products!

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    Q: I am 46 old and I am having hot flashes, I am taking vitamins E 1000 mg but it’s not working can you help Me?

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    Perform FULL BODY DETOX and TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE for starters. Read our â€MENOPAUSE†article as well.

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    Q: I had a full hysterectomy, over 47 years old, the doctor has prescribed 0.1-estrogen patch. What products do you have to replace estrogen? Do Women need estrogen? My hair is thinning and the memory is getting weak. And want to get off the patch, because I have heard it causes breast cancer. I have stop taking the patch but am experiencing hot flashes. I don't like anything foreign for the body. Help

    A:

    WELL, YOU DON'T WANT TO REPLACE ESTROGEN, BUT MAINTAIN HEALTHY ESTROGEN LEVELS. ESTROGEN CAN'T BE REPLACED. THERE'S NATURAL ESTROGEN AND UNNATURAL ESTROGEN. I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT YOU PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX FOLLOWED BY THE TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. AFTER THESE KITS, A GOOD FORMULA WOULD BE FEMALE HORMONAL FORMULA AS WELL AS THE FEMALE HEALTH TEA. WE ALSO HAVE A GOOD ARTICLE ENTITLED â€FEMALE HORMONAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY†FOR YOUR MEMORY PROBLEMS, I SUGGEST BRAIN TUNER AND OXY-DROPS. DON'T FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR DIET AND EAT MORE NATURAL AND HEALTHY FOODS TOO (I.E. FRUITS AND VEGGIES).

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    Q: I have completed the FULL BODY DETOX and I have to say IT IS FABULOUS! My Doctor and I decided that it would be a good idea to do as I was diagnosed with Asthma in March, was prescribed prednisone to control my lung spasms which caused kidney stones and numerous cysts on my ovaries and in my breasts not to mention the 30 lb unhealthy weight gain. We are both VERY pleased with the results, lower blood pressure, healthy weight loss of 26 lbs, the shrinkage of the cysts by more than 2 mm each, easier breathing, and so on and so on :+} She was so impressed She asked for the website so she could order it too along with several of my co-workers and friends. I would like to remain healthy and keep my asthma at bay. I would like to know what would be good for long term health - I am 51 and menopausal so hot flashes and night sweats are here at least for the moment! I also would like to know if you have Lobelia in a capsule form for my asthma, I hear it works wonders. THANK YOU FOR THE RESCUE!

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    Thanks for sharing your success with our product! I would suggest a daily regimen (3 capsules each) of MUCUS BUSTER FORMULA, RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN , and LUNGS-RESPIRATORY TEA . I'd also perform the RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMENat least once a year.

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    Q: Please recommend something for women who are dealing with hot flashes.

    A: Try our Female Hormonal Formula. This formula should help with your symptoms.

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    Q: I order the FEMALE HORMONAL FORMULA for hot flashes. How long can take them?

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    You can take the female hormonal formula for as long as you like. Natural supplements does not cause the same side effects as most over the counter supplements do. Doing The Female Cleanse will also help assist with the menopausal symptoms you may be experiencing.

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    Q: I ordered both the fibroid formula and female hormonal formula (to tame my hot flashes). Should I take both product dosages at the same time or should the dosages be taken at different times of the day?

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    Take the formulas about 2-3 hours apart. However, if you really want to (only for convenience purposes), you can take the formulas together.

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    Q: I would like to order the cleanse for women... my husband is doing the full body cleanse now... what do you recommend for me... ? I really need to work on my diet am vegetarian however, I feel like I truly face some of the same issues you faced during your conversion.. perhaps I need to consider going back to strictly vegan vegetables! I use to be very healthy but now I take meds for stomach pains.. etc... but I have implemented flaxseed oil into my diet .. .what is your view on flaxseed..? I found this article to very interesting that you wrote.. I have headaches from time to time also.

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    We would recommend you perform the Full Body Cleanse to help remedy the sypmtoms you are experiencing. A raw foods diet is recommended while on the cleanse, so you are on the right track. Flaxseed Oil is a great product to have in your diet, as it provides healthy fats.

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    Q: What can I use for hot flashes?

    A:

    First perform the Full Body Detox, next perform the Total Womans Cleanse. After these cleanses Female Hormal Formula, Moon Cycle, Formula Female Health Tea, and Yoni Formula. Please take time to read the articles listed below.

    Articles:
    Menopause
    Female Hormonal Replacement Therapy?

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    Q: Hi! I want to weight release 30 - 40lbs. Also, I am going through menopause I am 44; it started at a early age. The night/day sweats, no desire for sex but the want is there if you can understand that. It's just different. I am taking estrogen which helped but not like before. My memory is changing. There are so many things you offer. Which is best that you suggest I start with? Thank you!

    A:

    Start with the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. Drink FEMALE HEALTH TEA daily too!

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    Q: What would you recommend for hot flashes?

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    See â€MENOPAUSE†article!

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    Q: I am a 54 year old woman who does not use drugs...I need a reliable herbal product to help with my hot flashes and mood swings! HELP

    A:

    We recommend our Female Cleanse for you. Give this a try for your situation. There are numerous benefits for the Female Cleanse. In addition, there are individual formulas you can try after your cleanse, such as Female Hormonal.

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    Q: Anything for hot flashes for men who are on Hormone Therapy? That is Luprone treatment.

    A:

    This is easy! Just apply the principle of cause and effect. Stop taking the poisonous drug and the hot flashes (symptom or effect) will naturally go away). Men do not need to be on hormone therapy! Doctors do this to make money by prescribing pills. I highly recommend the Full Body Cleanse!

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    Q: My question is regarding fibroids. I have been told I have had fibroids about the size of someone 3 months pregnant. I have been told there are two in clusters. They gave me the diameters, but I don't have that information at this time. My OB/GYN has told me he believes it is causing me to be slightly anemic. I have been trying some remedies on my own like more exercise and a change in diet. My primary physician does not recommend surgery she has me taking iron ferrous sulfate supplements twice per day to help with my iron count. It seems to be helping. The only problem I have with taking the iron supplements is that it sometimes causes constipation and I am normally pretty regular. I usually eliminate 2 times per day sometimes 3. My OB/GYN on the other hand keeps pushing for me to having surgery.& amp; nbsp; They had me take BC pills, however I took myself off of them because they made me sick. I took them only for 6 months. I'm 45 and have never taken BC pills ever and I don't want to start now. I've never been pregnant. I flow heavy on my 2nd and 3rd day heavy and after that it is manageable. My cycle has improved however I want to reduce the flow on those days if possible and of course dissolve the fibroid if at all possible. Doctors tell me they won't go away unless removed. I used to be on my cycle for 7 days and 4 of those days were heavy. Now I'm normally on for 4 days and only the 2nd and 3rd day are heavy. I know that as I reach menopause they may shrink in size, however I'm still aways off from that. I eat no red meat however I do eat fish and poultry. I eat a pretty good balance of vegetables and fruits, mostly raw and steamed. I drink lactaid milk. I don't eat much dairy except cheese and eggs occasionally. I do have a weakness, I love potato chips. I know this is not good. I can feel the fibroid get bigger when I eat them. When I stop for a period of time it decreases in size. At least I feel like it does. I'm not a sugar craver, however during the week before my cycle I'll crave sweets. I usually resist. I feel it's my diet that has caused the fibroids as well as every female in my family has had a hysterectomy due to fibroids. I think it is also hereditary as well. Whatever the case I'd like to know what regimen can you put me on that will help me? The goal is to reduce or dissolve the size of the fibroid so it is not affecting my iron level. I'm also starting to see my abdomen get bigger when I've always had a flat stomach. Perhaps this is me just getting older, however I think it's the fibroids. Constant low levels over time can't be good. I hope I have provided you enough information to give me your recommendation. If not please feel free to e-mail me for any additional information you need. I'm looking for a natural cure. Outside of this condition I'm in very good health. No problem with weight, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. I'm pretty athletic and active as well. Please advise. I look forward to your recommendation.

    A:

    I remember just recently e-mailing you on this inquiry. Your diet MUST CHANGE! Consider full fledged RAW FOODS and VEGAN diet during your healing transition. Lactaid milk is HORRIBLE for you. Did you read our â€FIBROID TUMORS†article?????? You need to keep on performing FULL BODY DETOX followed by Fibroid Buster kit and regimen, back to back! Continuously! Detoxing must become a lifestyle for you! For iron, consider Dherbs.Com IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA and MOON CYCLE FORMULA. Also, consider a telephone consultation because time is greatly limited in writing back in response to inquiries. There is much healing for you, Beloved!

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    Q: I am a woman who happens to be diabetic and now I am pregnant. I would like to know what foods I should eat and restrain from while I am still pregnant. I am also taking insulin to keep my blood sugar levels low enough as not to harm my baby. They are telling me I need to eat dairy and meat to meet the dietary requirements for a healthy baby. Please help me.

    A:

    Congratulations on your pregnancy. New life is such a wonderful thing!

    We recommend that you drink our Pancreas tea (1-2 cups a day).

    Eat plenty of cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne pepper. Abstain from dairy products and meat products. If anything, eat meat-less (vegan) alternatives -- you can find plenty in our Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual ($11).

    Eat plenty of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables. You can eat steamed vegetables and brown and/or wild rice (with vegan chicken if you like). Just switch meat for vegan products and switch to non-dairy products or dairy alternatives (which can be found in the Alternative Diet and Lifestyle manual) in order to receive the necessary nutrition without any harmful side effects.

    For great nutrition for your baby, we recommend the following Dherbs formulas: PRE-NATAL FORMULA, VITAMIN C FORMULA, ELECTRIC GREENS, and Iodine Formula.

    For natural sugar, try Stevia, Agave Nectar, and/or Grade B maple syrup.

     

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    Q: I have had bacterial vaginosis for about 2 years now. My symptoms are not bad, as I only feel a little bit of itching and burning every now and then. But I do have a lot of discharge, which generally actually does not smell foul. The reason is gardnerella. I have tried all kinds of treatments from antibiotics, boric acid, homeopathy and magnetism, but nothing has helped so far. I've been a vegetarian for almost ten years now, although I do eat fish from time to time. I avoid breads, dairy products, eggs and seafood. However, I've been really busy lately and in a lot of stress, so I have been paying less attention to what I eat. I do prefer pretty comfortable clothing though. As far as treatment goes, I am not interested in daily baths or douches (have tried this as well based on a homeopath's recommendation) or anything like that, as I simply don't have the time or the conditions for it. I currently live in a Third World Country. What can and should I do? I am thinking more of supplements etc. I hope you can give me some advice

    A:

    Please read our BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS article. It is very detailed and tells you everything you need to know and what to do.

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    Q: I have experienced dramatic hair loss in the last 7 months. The Dr.'s says it's stress. I have since eliminated stress, started working out, detoxing (ionic foot bath), and eliminating the bad foods. I have been known to eat excessively in the past. Im just not sure, if it is not my hormones off track, because of the poor diet, then what. Although, I believe that poor diet leads to any illness now. I would like to find one product that can focus on the bigger picture for me which is complete well being to STOP the hair loss and grow my hair back as thick and strong as it has always been. When the hair loss started I noticed constipation at the same time. The constipation is slowly getting better, but the hair loss really concerns me. I am a model, and my hair is my trademark. Do you know of any reputable naturalpaths in Atlanta? Is there a product of yours that you could suggest?

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    Usually, the hormones are out of balance, usually the ovaries. Hair loss is a sign of degeneracy at the sexual reproductive level. Rebuild the endocrine system. Start by cleansing the body. Start by detoxing (Full Body Detox) followed by performing the Total Woman Cleanse. Also, learn to focus on what you desire (beautiful and healthy hair) and not what you don't want (hair fallout, hair problems). Our Mental Science Manual is good reading for healing with the mind in addition to herbs and other things.

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    Q: I am 44 yrs.old five failed In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) over $150,000.00 and nothing to show for it! I'm frustrated and weary. I was diagnosed with endometriosis around 24yrs old, now I'm thinking I have started menopause. I still have regular periods, but I started with hot flashes. I'm unfortunately a smoker and made several attempts to quit, but it seems to be the only thing to appease my sanity, I've been depressed since I run a stressful home health company for the past 13yrs. I am 5'5 about 190lbs. I have gained a lot of weight. Also I had one pregnancy that was an ectopic 20yrs ago and my left tube was taken. I had surgery to try to repair and open my only tube but the doctor said it had too much bad damage from scarring, is there any help left for me?

    A:

    Of course there's help for you! Perform these cleanses and in this order: FULL BODY DETOX TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE You must change your diet as well. Make it a goal to read all or most of our articles so as to educate yourself! Keep the faith and stay positive!