No Coffee, No Soda, Only Cold Baths
I stopped drinking coffee and soda's especially diet soda's. I also take cool bathes and I have not had a hot flash in months until recently I took a warm almost hot bath and that night I woke up with a hot flash. Next evening I took a cool bath and no more hot flashes.
I have been doing oil pulling for about 13 months now. My hot flashes almost disappeared. I do it first thing in the morning while in the shower and at night while watching, for 10-15 minutes. I can tell that it is working because this summer we were traveling, had guests over etc. and I did not do it regularly and my hot flashes and night sweats came back. Now I'm back to my daily routine and they almost are gone.
Olive Leaf for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
I had been suffering from hot flashes and night sweats for over a year when I had to start taking antihistamines for another problem. After I started taking the antihistamines I noticed my hot flashes and night sweats had stopped. Just for fun, I googled antihistamines and hot flashes and saw that a lot of women are taking antihistamines for their hot flashes. Zyterc actually did a study and it showed reduce hot flashes while taking their pills. Well, I liked not having hot flashes anymore but I didn't want to have to keep taking antihistamines so I did a little more online research and found a website that talked about histamine intolerance. I started to remove some of the foods I know cause my face to heat up and turn red, wine, chocolate, anything fermented. I also started cooking with olive oil as they suggested. I also started eating beets once a day. Beets are supposed to help your body produce something called DAO which supposedly gets rid of excess histamine. I also started taking olive leaf capsules. OMG, not only do these capsules take away my hot flashes, my seasonal allergies are non existent this spring. Amazing!
Olive Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar
I started taking a high quality extra virgin olive oil from Trader Joe's for heart health. I take a shot glass full of olive oil & follow with a 16 oz glass of water mixed with 1-2 tablespoons ACV. My hot flashes miraculously disappeared.
Just wanted to share this with anyone who may be suffering with hot flashes and can't seem to get relief.
I tried pretty much everything on the market for menopause/hot flashes, including Promensil and other herbal remedies, hormone creams, visits to mainstream doctors (who wanted to put me on the pill!! ), naturopaths, etc. without any help or relief.
It was getting so bad that I was having what felt like one lo-o-o-ng hot flash. It just wouldn't let up! (Anyone who deals with this knows just how incapacitating it is! )
I started taking 2000 mg omega 3s and added some B6 500 mg for arthritis. While I didn't see a big difference for the arthritis, I realized that my hot flashes had finally stopped. To find out if it really was the omega 3, I quit taking it for a few days, and sure enough, the hot flashes were back.
This has been a Godsend and I truly hope this info helps someone in the same hot boots!
Thanks for the great website too!
Vi, from the Omega 3 plant oils, I have read that Evening Primrose Oil is the absolute best for menopausal problems. How they compare to fish oils I dunno. It is easy to get the fish in the diet, and suppliment with Flax, Sun & Safflower, Borage. Also, when one takes therapeutic doses of Omega 3's, it is advised to also increase Vit-E up to 800 or more iu's daily to protect the fragile unsaturated fats from free radical damage.
I started having hot flashes and for a couple of months did nothing. Then I read in our paper that pine bark helps with hot flashes. I took one pill each day and it started working for me right away. I had no hot flashes for at least six months. Then one week i didn't take it everyday because I forgot and now it doesn't seem to be helping any. I started taking black cohash and it doesn't help at all. Please try the pine bark because it worked fantastic on me with no side effects. They usually recommend one pill in the morning and one at night but I only did the one in the morning.
This is an update on the pine bark extract. It started working again and very well, but I noticed every three or four months that it would not work 100 %. The one really great think about pine bark extract is there are no known side effects and it is a strong antioxident. Anyways so every few months I would have about three weeks of mostly no hot flashes, just occasionly would get warm. After about a year I upped my intake to two pills per day. Worked wonderful for a good year at least. I am now going through actual menapause I believe, since I haven't had a period for about five months. Pine Bark still works amazingly well, but here and there I will get a hot flash. Decided to up it to three per day because I don't want to have them at all. I figure my body is going through the severe change right now. So three a day is working well, just having an occasional semi flash! Still swear by this stuff, since no side effects.
Pregnenolone and DHEA
For hot flashes, Pregnenolone 50 mg & DHEA 25 mg
Raw Chicken Liver
After ten days of consuming one whole organic chicken liver raw every day, my hot flashes had decreased by 90%. It contains zinc, iron, copper, selenium, all the b vitamins, Vit A, Vit D, Vit E, etc so it's smarter than buying and choking down the inferior (and potentially dangerous) supplement forms of these. Eating it cooked is effective as well, I assume. I was also drinking ACV and lemon water during this time, though these had not helped me with hot flashes on their own, so I attribute the healing to the single greatest food on the planet. As a bonus, my cracked and peeling skin has been improving drastically, no migraines, great energy, appetite low. I take with half n half (raw, pastured) and I'm also Carnivore diet 8 months so perhaps the combination of no processed food / no plant food is important to note. Good luck.
Started drinking 1 glass of soymilk a day for my hot flashes I am in my second week and do not get hot flashes anymore this advice was giving to me by my sister please try and stay with it for a couple of weeks to get it in your sytem and you will see it works. JS
Soy milk powder cured my hot flashes. I also tried everything under the sun, but the soy milk poweder was the only sure thing. If I miss one dose, they're back! I take a tablespoon in the morning, with tea or over cereal, doesn't matter. Take another dose in the evening if necessary, works like a charm!!
(Salyersville, Ky, USA)
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.
One should always be careful when trying soy, that they do not have an allergy to it. I do and 1/4 oz of it can send me to the bathroom for hours, whether it be soy milk, tofu, miso,hydrolyzed soy protein, msg,etc. I also puff up like a blowfish... For a lot of skin problems I use extra virgin coconut oil, for upset stomachs, and dieting. I am just going to try ACV for hot flushes now. I will let you know how it turns out.
It was getting to the point where I could not enjoy going out to eat or spend any time with my friend due to the sweats that left me wet from from my head, neck, arms and under my breast. It was so uncomfortable that I felt as if I was going to combust from the heat. Only a women can explain the feeling and how awful it makes you feel. A glass of soy milk a day stopped them, and if I did get one it was very, very mild.
Supplements That Trigger Hot Flashes
I was having bad hot flushing (menopausal) that lasted for hours especially in the evening. One day I didn't take the whole foods vitamin c I had been taking and hot flushing was 90% better. So my suggestion is to one by one stop taking your supplements to see if they might be making things worse.
please i have a question for ted, i have tried to email him at his address but emails have been returned.i would like to know what he thinks causes menopausal hot flashes and what to do about them. i am not having any luck with remedies. love this website tho.
(Salyersville, Ky, USA)
I am also having a problem with sweating. I take ultram and that is one of the side effects but m sweating s crazy! I look like I have taken a shower from the leas little activity. I sweat profusely just sitting in 80 degree weather. I have lupus and fibro with a host of problems. I have recently (about 3 wks) started the borax and baking soda, magnesium 250 at bedtime. I was already taking vitamin d-3 and sublingual b-12. My RX meds include 2-50 mg ultram morning and night and zanaflex at night. I have been doing oil pulling for about 2 wks but not everyday. After I strted the magnesium about a week ago I have been staing dizzy,,if I try to turn my head it feel all swimmy.
If anyone has any suggestions to the sweating or the dizziness please,,please respond. thanks
hi - the dizziness with the inclusion of mag may have more to do with dehydration... sweating profusely and adding mag without increasing water consumption ....250mg sounds way too low...mag is literaly a lifesaver at optimal levels, but pay attention to your water/fluid consumption ... also mag is not the cure for hot flashes but it sure does help!!! Best of luck!
I use 2 capsules of 250 mgs Dong Quai at night and if needed, 1 in the morning. I get noticeable relief with this herb.
Side effects of taking magnesium is lower blood pressure. I too was using magnesium but transdermal and found my head to swim. I later found out it was due to low blood pressure so I rectified the problem by eating natural salt on my food, licorice and applying rosemary essential oil to my wrists or ankles. Low blood pressure can make you feel really tired and light headed and can be dangerous but doctors won't do anything for it.
i tried taking powder of turmeric -- it has been a great thing for the skin and my menopause symptoms are going smooth. Turmeric is best of all the spices -- good for all the ailments basically inside the body and physically also.
(Maui , Hawaii)
Vandana, I agree about Turmeric being an excellent herb. It's being used in Brazil for cancer treatments. I use it when my hayfever allergies flair up. I visited Ahmedbad in 1980 and stayed for 3 mos. I'm sure it has changed a lot. Aloha, Maui Nurse
I was taking Turmeric for a very large boil, information from this site that worked incredibly, thank you so much, but I definitely still experienced hot flashes and night sweats the 5 days I was on turmeric. My experience was Nay to turmeric for hot flashes.
I'd have to say nay to turmeric for hot flashes. I take 2 capsules daily to prevent MRSA because I am a nurse. Still, at the age of 46, my hot flashes came on with a vengeance.
I have to say yea to the vitamin E though. After suffering through a few months of sleepless nights, 1000 IU of vitamin E before bed seemed to do the trick on the first night. I'll continue to take it and will check back in if my hot flashes return.