Natural remedies for Hot Flashes

Natural remedies for Hot Flashes

There are many natural remedies for hot flashes. Natural remedies for hot flashes range from improving your diet to healthy whole foods and other holistic lifestyle changes as well as herbal remedies and physical therapies.

  1. Eat more healthy fats: the healthy fats found in avocados, coconut oil, olive oil, walnuts, flaxseed oil, and fatty fish can contribute to better hormonal health in general.
  2. Lower or stop eating gluten: if you are also experiencing bloating and IBS issues you may be gluten-intolerant or are just eating way too much gluten which is slowing down your estrogen machinery.
  3. Avoid caffeine: you can start to decrease your caffeine intake and slowly replace it with herbal teas.
  4. Eat more fiber and fermented foods: this will help build and strengthen your intestinal bacteria which will in turn help keep your estrogen levels more stable.
  5. Eat non-GMO soy: soy is structurally similar to estrogen and is considered a SERM – selective estrogen receptor modulator. This means it will help balance your estrogen levels – whether they are too high or too low.
  6. Acupuncture: studies show it raises estradiol levels and has been found to be an effective cure for hot flashes. Just a single treatment will not be enough but at least once a week for 8-10 weeks is worth a try.
  7. Pomegranate: has shown effective with continued use of over 12 weeks in reducing hot flashes. You could also consider using pomegranate seed oil as well.
  8. Vitamin E: this well-known remedy dating back to 1940’s in doses of 50-400IU per day has shown promising results for reducing hot flashes and improving estrogen levels. And, many fruits and vegetables are also high in Vitamin E, especially those with high fat content like coconut oil, nuts, seeds and nut butters.
  9. Maca: this herb increases estradiol and testosterone and helps to balance cortisol levels. It can help in relieving hot flashes and other symptoms of low estrogen, such as fatigue and low libido. Add it to your smoothies generously.
  10. Rhubarb: contains active ingredients that bind to estrogen receptors.
  11. Ginseng: many studies are showing promising results for hot flashes as well as for lowering total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. Ginseng can also help with boosting mental and physical stamina.
  12. Other options: black cohosh, green tea, valerian, hops and chasteberry in different concentrations are also proving to be very useful in treating hot flashes.

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