Home Remedies - Hot Flushes - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Risk factors for menopausal concerns include:-

  • Low estrogen
  • Diets low in phytoestrogens-flaxseeds, peanuts, macadamias, rice bran oil promotes endorphin release
  • Insulin resistence
  • Anxiety, fear, tension
  • Adrenal stress depletes magnesium
  • Thyroid imbalance
  • Low body weight
  • Premature menopause
  • Neurotransmitter imbalances

Dietary Suggestions:


  • Increase Magnesium and Potassium intake- magnesium regulates body temp, vasodilation of blood vessels. Magnesium holds potassium in cells. Potassium increases secretion of hormones.
  • Increase intake of sea weed, wheat bran/germ, nuts, bananas, molasses, rye brewers yeast, dark green vegetables, sunflowers and whole grains.
  • Drink sage tea.
  • Gain up to a pound a year for ten years. Thin women have more hot flashes and an altogether more difficult menopause than heavier women. Fat cells produce estrone, a kind of oestrogen. (If you won't let yourself gain ten pounds, at least stop trying to lose weight. Dieting decreases bone mass and weakens the heart.)
  • Eat more soy products.

    Contemplate the following:
    Relax and enjoy your hot flashes. Ride them like waves, feel them in your spine, ski the edges of your flushes, honour the volcanic heat of your core. Like labour pains, hot flashes are the outward sign of metamorphosis. Like labour pains, they are worse when resisted.
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