Here are 7 effective non-hormonal approaches for dealing with your hot flashes, from Michael T. Murray, N.D., author of What the Drug Companies Won't Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn't Know: The Alternative Treatments That May Change Your Life - and the Prescriptions That Could Harm You.
Exercise: Regular physical exercise definitely reduces the frequency and severity of hot flashes. In one study, women who spent an average of 3.5 hours per week exercising had no hot flashes whatsoever, whereas women who exercised less were more likely to have hot flashes.
Diet: The most important dietary recommendation may be to increase the consumption of plant foods, especially those high in phytoestrogens, while reducing the consumption of animal foods. Phytoestrogens are plant-derived substances that are able to weakly bind to the estrogen receptors in mammals and have a very weak, estrogen-like effect in some tissues and a weak antiestrogen effect in other tissues. Soybeans andRead More »from Kick Hot Flashes to the Curb with 7 Natural Cures