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One of the most frequent complaints I hear from menopausal women is that of erratic hot flashes.Â Just the other day I stopped into my local coffee shop.Â The female barista complained, as she served me, about the extremely warm temperature in the cafĂ©.Â
I responded, to her complaint, that the temperature felt comfortable to me. Â She then leaned over the counter and whispered to me saying,Â â€śI’m going through the menopause and having a hard time with hot flashes and frankly, Iâ€™m quite miserable.â€ťÂ I felt her â€śpainâ€ť so to speak. Needless to say,Â as soon as she got a break from serving customers I passed her information on my site which is totally dedicated to menopausal women and hot flash help…she thanked me for the information and indicated she would definitely visit my site with the hope of finding hot flash help.
Millions of women suffer with hot flashes both day and throughout the night while sleeping, with no hot flash help in sight. Â
To make matters worse, hot flashes may be accompanied by palpitations, headaches or dizziness, which can be totally overwhelming. Â An increase in omega-3 fatty acids may be what you need to help boost hormone production and get the hot flash help you need and deserve.
Iâ€™ve learned, as we go through menopause, our hormone levels begin to fall and this is the cause of many of the symptoms associated with menopause. Omega-3 fatty acids increase hormone levels and can help relieve your and my hot flashes, Now how is that for good news?
To your excellent health!
Are organic fruit, veggies worth the extra cost?
By LISA STIFFLER, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER
Published 10:00Â p.m., Wednesday, January 18, 2006
It’s chilly this time of year at the Ballard Farmers Market, and there are only a couple of dozen stands set up, but it was worth the trip Sunday for Jill Bramlett, who was on a quest for affordable, fresh, organicÂ foods.
After buying a sack of apples from Tiny’s Organic Fruit and Produce, the Ballard resident said she tries to get all organic dairy items and leafy green veggies. When it comes to other produce, “it depends on how expensive it is,” BramlettÂ said.Demand for organic items has grown faster than a zucchini in summer — swelling 20 percent annually nationwide in recent years. But when does it make sense to plunk down the extra cash for organic milk, spinach and hamburger, and when are conventionally produced items OK? What are the health and environmental effects, and what does the organic label reallyÂ mean?People are turning to organic items for a variety of reasons — often with health topping theÂ list.
“A lot of people with children — they’re the ones that are more concerned with it,” said Kristin Barquist, between customers at the Tiny’s stand. Some of the shoppers buy the organic produce and turn it into babyÂ food.For parents concerned about the effect of the pesticides used in conventional food production, buying organic makes sense, University of Washington researchÂ shows.Children eating non-organic foods were switched for five days to an organic diet and pesticide levels were measured in their urine before and after the change. The study — published this past fall — found that some pesticides disappeared from the children’s urine after goingÂ organic.
Some women will say that menopause is a natural experience and quite enjoyable. Most women will not agree. The symptoms of menopause can be confusing and difficult for both women and everyone around them. Diet and exercise can help women ease them into the next stage of their life and it really does make a difference.
Many women go through menopause without even knowing or understanding what is going on with their bodies. The number of eggs in womenâ€™s ovaries decreases and estrogen and progesterone levels waver and then decline. Periods will be irregular for a while (different with all women) and then stop altogether. Because of the drastic hormone changes, womenâ€™s bodies go through various side effects.
Menopause side effects arenâ€™t your everyday headaches and cramps, but instead women could suffer some serious health effects. Weight is usually redistributed and will go straight to the stomach. This is why an exercise program is encouraged. There is also an increased risk of heart disease and osteoporosis. Consuming extra calcium can help prevent osteoporosis. Cholesterol levels also rise in many women.
Symptoms of menopause that most women can expect to experience, whether mild or severe, include hot flashes, insomnia, anxiety, fatigue, mood swings, frequent urination, vaginal dryness, and even depression in some cases. There are conventional medications that can be taken to boost your estrogen levels and help minimize symptoms. One of the best ways to enjoy a healthy, happy menopause lifestyle is by eating a nutritious and healthy diet.
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Are you coping with hot flashes? Want to reduce hot flashes naturally? I know I do not want to go the HRT or Hormone Replacement Therapy route. So, Iâ€™m continuing my research to help both myself and you my reader to â€śdiscoverâ€ť a Hot Flash Natural Treatment which help you in coping with the dreadful hot flashes.
Over the years we have heard and probably read a lot about how soy can help lessen the discomfort of menopausal symptoms.
Honestly, Iâ€™ve never tried soy for aiding in relieving menopausal dreads, but continue to read a lot about the potential benefits. Nonetheless I just read some information on how soy protein can bring about a solution, so I want to pass the insight on to you.
From my reading Iâ€™ve read that 2 or 3 teaspoons of soy protein in a womenâ€™s daily diet can ease the discomfort and distressed feelings brought about by hot flashes. You can consume the protein in many forms. You can add it to your power drinks, add it to your homemade smoothie, sprinkle it over cereal or simply add it to a glass of juice.
Remember, like all other natural remedies, it may take a while for you to experience the positive effects of the soy protein. I encourage you not to give up after a few attempts at gaining relief through a hot flash natural treatment.
You can purchase a high quality soy protein at your local health food store. For more information on the possible benefits of soy protein talk to your holistic practitioner. You may find one at your local health food store.
To your excellent health!
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Note- Please remember that it is always important to consult your health practitioner before beginning any remedies to make sure they wonâ€™t harm your health nor have any adverse effects. The information provided on this site is for educational purposes only. This publication, and the product contained herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
I just “discovered” the benefits of bioflavonoids for reducing hot flashes.Â AsÂ you know hot flashes can make life a bit miserable.Â Bioflavonoids and theÂ phytoestrogenic propertiesÂ which are found in citrus fruits and berries has been attributed toÂ stop hot flashes naturally.
~MOTHER NATURE AT HER BEST~
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The Chinese herb Dong Quai has been known to reduced the symptoms of menopause.
In someÂ cases it has been reported to stop the nagging menopausal discomforts altogether.Â For many years it has been referred to as a female tonic which also supports the lessening of irregular
menstruation.Â One positive effect associated with Dong Quai is a surge of energy upon consumption.Â Â Like most herbs it will usually take a few months before the overall effects
of taking Dong Quai are realized.Â You can find Dong Quai at your local health food store.Â It comes in varying forms for use.
NOTE: Prior to consuming any herbs or remedies for hot flashes, I suggest you do your research and check with a health practitioner to make sure the herb is right for you.
Ameenah Lutfee has practiced optimal health for over 25 years before becoming a freelance writer.Â Her â€ś30 Key Discoveries for Natural Relief for Menopauseâ€ť report is free and available at her blog site, http://www.awesomehealthandwealth.com.Â She maintains up to date insights on natural relief for hot flashes via her blog site as well.