Menopause Remedies

Accupuncture
Posted by Sandy (Lancs, Uk) on 02/11/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Acupuncture worked well for me for night sweats.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Susan (Mexico) on 04/01/2017

I have always used lime instead of deodorant and just leave it there. No rinsing. Works like a charm


Soy
Posted by Meddy (Springfield, Oh, USA) on 09/26/2009
5 out of 5 stars

For the past year, I have been a wreck! I am post-menopausal and the hot flashes and emotional ups and downs were making me feel like I was losing it. I wanted to edure this and go all natural, figuring this was a natural part of my body's process...I could not take this one more second. I went to see my Dr. and begged her for HRT's...anything to give me relief. She is a huge pill pusher so I was rather shocked when she told me to dring soy milk. I asked her about bioidentical therapy and her reply was, "drinking soy milk is bioidentical"... I know there will be those who disagree, I can only speak for myself. I started drinking about 8 oz of soy milk right away. For me, it has been nothing short of a miracle. I feel like a human being againl. The depression is gone and so are the hot flashes. If I do feel one coming on, I run and get about 4 oz in me and they immediately subside. I cannot tell you what a blessing this has been. I have not experienced one negative side effect. If this helps just one person who is suffering like I was, please give it a try.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Diane (Modesto, CA) on 04/01/2008
5 out of 5 stars

For 2 years now, I have been able to avoid hot flashes by not having caffeine. I even had to stay away from having too much decaf coffee otherwise the small amount of caffeine in the decaf would cause me to flash. Shortly after I started taking ACV (2 tbsp. 2 times a day) for joint pain, I had read that people were having success with it helping hot flashes. I decided to try drinking regular coffee again and I am still hot flash free! The ACV is wonderful!!!


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Christa (Vancouver, Canada) on 01/26/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I am so gratefull for this site. Thank you everyone for the time and effort it takes to do this. I went into menapause about 1.5 years ago. I developed an overgrowth of yeast that ended up breaking out all over my body in different rashes at different times. Nothing would make it go away. I tried silver. I tried creams . I went on 2 week cleanses and nothing worked untill I tried ACV. I read that this would kill yeast so I started to bathe in with a cup of it in my bathwater and i started to take 2 Tbs with 1/2 tbs, Baking soda with a little hot water and a dash of pure apple juice 3 times a day . Within a week, my rash's had cleared up. One more sore broke out the next week but I have been rash free for almost 3 weeks now and I am so gratefull. I then took Teds advise and took 250 ml of Magnesium Citrate, liquid for w 400 iu of Natural Vitamin E.Capsules and as he said, my body is cooling down. I barely have hot flashes anymore. All this incouraged me and I have totaly illiminated white floor & Sugar from my diet. I find myself giggleing now and feel so much lighter...Thank you so much...

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lynette (Keller , TX) on 08/14/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I became aware of high blood pressure about a month ago and at that time realised it may have been running high for many months. I had had a high reading twice at the dentist but didn't realise it was of concern. My husband monitors his BP so I had him take mine and it was 132/95. That was exactly four weeks ago. I immediately cut salt out of my diet and probably get less than 500 mg of sodium all day. I cut out sugar in most all forms and began eating lots of veg and fruit, I try to swim and do yoga most days or workout at the gym. I started drinking 2 tsp ACV with honey and distilled water 2 - 3 times a day. Initially with the honey my BP spiked high again and I had a day of feeling really bad. I switched to sweetening the vinegar with stevia and after four weeks my bp reading today was 104/68 - it has been steadily decreasing since the first day of altering my lifestyle. It has read as low as 98 /64. The biggest reductions seem to come from the ACV and from hot yoga. I do feel wonderful, best I've felt in years . The ACV has cleared up an annoying allergy that I have had for at least two years now. I have been doing oil pulling too for the past couple weeks and it also seems to help. Not quite sure which is doing which but I know I have more energy , better focus in addition to the bp reduction. I am 51 and have fewer symptoms from menopause as well.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Joanie (Akron, Ohio)
5 out of 5 stars

My cousin's doctor recommended ACV for gout, she passed this website on to me, so I've only been using ACV for about 3 weeks now, and no migraines, no sinus headaches (northeast ohio weather horrible), allergy symptoms have all but disappeared, and FEWER HOT FLASHES (am 47), I don't understand why more physicians don't tell us about this miracle cure-all!"

P.S. my energy levels are off the charts. my 47 year old skin feels like the proverbial "baby's bottom", and I'm losing weight without even really trying!


Maca
Posted by Bethany (Upstate Ny) on 06/12/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I take maca to help menopause. After a few days, no more hot flashes and less hair loss. I am also losing a few pounds but that have made changes to my diet and am exercising more so I can't say if the maca is aiding weight loss. I will continue!


General Feedback
Posted by Sunshine (Pdx) on 05/31/2017

My naturopathic doctor is a hormone top expert and apparently has people fly from outside the country to see her for hormone balancing. I was under her care she put me on plant based bio-identical hormones, and 75 mg progesterone that was dissolvable I took in the evening .

Also, it is worth noting that some menopausal women will have anxiety, uneasiness, which they have never had in the past, progesterone helps with that and increasing 5HTP which will increase serotonin levels. You can ask your doctor for neurotransmitter test, this helps shed light on what is going on. Also B-12 vitamin E and magnesium helps as well, and altering your diet eliminating sugar, gluten and caffeine. Alkalizing two to three times a day helps a lot. I chose the 20 hour fast with 4 hour window to eat strategy daily by Dr. Fung.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Carly (Seattle, Wa, Usa) on 02/12/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I believe I am peri-meno, because of my age, and I do get night sweats at times and seem to be gaining weight in my middle. Isn't being a woman fun?!!!!! ;-)

Anyway, I have noticed that if I eat snacks after dinner I will get night sweats. It seems like the higher the calories, the worse it is.

The trick for me is not eating after dinner. sigh.

Good luck to you! :-)


DIM
Posted by Loo (Boston, Ma) on 10/30/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I went through a very bumpy ride to menopause last summer. After much research I decided to try DIM. After about 2 weeks I noticed a major improvement that I can only attribute to the DIM. I was taking 2x a day last summer and through the fall, but now take 1x a day. Relieves menopause symptoms and has been a life saver.


Maca
Posted by Georgia (Eastern, South Dakota) on 05/08/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I started to have hot flashes in January 2012, tried some other remedies but have found Maca extract (liquid) to work the best. I haven' t had a hot flash for a while now. At my worst I was having them every hour and to the point of moisture running down my back. It took awhile for my body to build up with it but I felt improvement every day. I don't go a day without it. It also gives you energy which I greatly needed.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Colleen (Illinois) on 01/22/2017

I have been in menopause for 2 years. I'm 45, and have been taking BSM and ACV with baking soda for two weeks. Also just got a period! But with lots of cramps :( I am going to try to keep going because I read that you feel like crap while your body re-adjusts. It was certainly unexpected!


Soy
Posted by Deborah (Rincon, Georgia) on 04/28/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Over a year ago I underwent surgery and had a total hysterectomy. I still have yet to have a hot flash, night sweat, etc. I believe my secret to this success has been to have alot of soy (soy milk, tofu, LUNA proteing bars which have soy) and my best ever salad dressing using Apple Cider Vinegar and Flax Seed Oil.(2 talbs. of each, mixed with garlic,oregano, pepper. I usually use 1/8 teaspoon of each spice). I do take multi vitamin along with other herbal and mineral supplements that are recommended in the book, Prescription for Natural Healing. Oh yeah..I exercise 2-3 times a week, garden.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Cynthia (Henderson, NV) on 07/29/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Responding to the emails posted, I think Valentina is closer to the "answers." After a vaginal hysterectomy (kept my ovaries) I started realizing a lot more hot flashes (from 1 or 2 a day to 5-10 hotflashes per day). Took black cohosh which minimized all, but got tired of using it and wanted to help out my liver. I got mad and headed for the organic food section...did a liver cleanse, put myself on 75-90% organic and several weeks later I realized I hadn't had a hot flash for a week, they fluctuate now between 1 a week to none. Now I am seriously studying the ph aspect of my body chemistry. Valentina's email was reinforcement and I am sure I am on the right path. I am now adjusting my grocery list to include a lot more Alkaline forming foods and fewer acid forming foods. Wish me luck. I am 53.


Oil Pulling
Posted by Catalina (Mexico) on 12/17/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Oil pulling cured keratosis pilaris, coated tongue, ear wax greatly diminished, softer skin, sounder sleep, white teeth, pinker gums and tongue, reduced menopause symptoms. 'I have been oil pulling for 4 1/2 months. I pull for 20 minutes with organic coconut oil. Keratosis Pilaris has no known medical cure. I will oil pull for the rest of my life.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ann (Oklahoma City, Ok) on 08/05/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Was using Apple Cider Vinegar for Asthma and it has taken my hot flashes and night sweats away.


Soy
Posted by Leanne (Conroe, TX) on 03/21/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, Thank you so much for your website, because my whole family is healthier and happier due to the natural remedies that I have found here. I am so very happy that I came across this particular remedy, as you can imagine. It was a bit by accident because I had bought my 16 yr old some protein drinks by Bolthouse Farms because, after reading the ingredients, I was impressed by how natural the product was and it also had added vitamins and minerals. My son is playing sports and growing really fast (6'5") now, so I wanted the best for his body. The drink has soy protein in it, and I had heard that soy was one of the best sources for protein. My husband & I also drink it off and on after working out, and the taste is great (believe me, I don't work for the company even though it may sound like I do!) But one night I decided I would warm a cup of it up and drink it before I went to bed.....so I did, and I have not slept this good in a long time. I have not had one hot flash since that first night of the warm drink, and I am sleeping in a more deep sleep than I have done in years! I then remembered that I had read a few months back that in countries where women do not suffer from hot flashes and other menopause problems, it is because they have a diet high in soy. Then it all made sense to me as to why the before bed soy drink had helped me so much. It did not really help my menopause symptoms till I did the warm drink at night. I don't know if it will help others like it did me, but I am going to keep drinking it! Thank you so much...



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