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I don’t know if there is scientific proof that red meat contributes to menopausal hot flashes, but I do know that I gave up red meats a little over a month ago (June 18th) and within a couple of days the flashes began do diminish. After a couple of weeks they only occurred once or… Read More

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Hot Flash

No matter which way you slice it, hot flashes suck! I don’t normally try to offend readers with my first sentence, but if you are a woman (or man) who suffers from hot flashes, I’m sure you agree with me. Whether you suffer from the occasional embarrassing sudden outburst of sweat or the never-ending set-your-watch… Read More

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If you suffer from hot flashes or night sweats (whether they are caused by menopause or not), sage may be your answer. Here’s the story. About a decade or so ago I had my first bout with hot flashes. I changed my dietary habits and they went away. From time to time when I went… Read More

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Menopause and Hormones

Menopause Book

If you are a woman or have women in your life that you care about, you should read the book What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Menopause  by Dr. John R. Lee, M.D.  Don’t let the title fool you.  This book is a good read for women going through menopause, but it’s also… Read More

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Power Walk

During my menopause journey I was most concerned with how to stop the dreaded hot flashes. I had my first hot flash in my early 40’s and did a lot of research on how to stop them. They’re awful. Within a couple of months I had the hot flashes licked and promptly forgot about menopause… Read More

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Sugar

Menopause gets a bad rap and deservedly so, but some menopausal symptoms may not be caused by menopause. It might be because we’re not taking proper care of ourselves. Here’s my story (remember, it’s my story and not medical advice). I’m well within my menopause years and had suffered from my share of hot flashes… Read More

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A Hot Flash Update

Pines Wheat Grass

They’re gone! It’s been about 2 weeks since I had a hot flash! There’s one other weapon in my fighting hot flash arsenal that I added to my routine since my last hot flash update . That wonderful weapon is Wheat Grass. No, not the real, freshly ground, taste like lawn clippings wheat grass (I have… Read More

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Oh Those Pesky Hot Flashes

Hot Flashes

In 2006 I had my first confrontation with hot flashes. At first I didn’t know what the heck was going on. It couldn’t have been hot flashes, I was way too young (or so I thought). After coming to the shocking realization that I was actually having hot flashes, I started doing some research on… Read More

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Hot Flashes

If you are anywhere near my age group, you ladies know what I’m talking about. I remember when I got my first hot flash oh about…3 years ago. At first I didn’t know what was going on. Eventually I realized that I was having a hot flash. Once I realized what was going on, I… Read More

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Hot

Come along on this journey for a moment. Imagine this: You’re sitting in a business lunch meeting with a bunch of young chippies (definition of young chippie – anyone younger than you by more than 10 years). You keep yourself in shape and no one really knows how old you are. You’re feeling really good… Read More

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