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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.Hot Flashes

Once I realized what was going on, I knew that I could not put up with it. It was like an unruly child that would ‘act up’ at the wrong time. Just like finding a solution to an unruly child, I had to find a way to stop the annoying hot flashes from dictating my life.

My Hot Flash Solution

I read everything I could about natural ways to alleviate hot flashes. Heck, all you have to do is watch the Oprah Winfrey show and you’ll get a ton of info on natural hot flash deterrents.

Not having the patience to go through finding the right creams or tinctures I stumbled upon my hot flash cure quite by accident. As a matter of fact, it’s a serendipitous gift. I’ll keep it short, but here’s my story:

I was in the process of trying to obtain optimal health through exercise and proper eating. In the process, I stumbled upon the alkaline vs. acid pH theory. If you’re not familiar with that, you should read Alkalize for Health and Why pH Matters.

Anyway, one of the ways in which I sought to achieve a better alkaline/acid balance was to drink green drinks. Green drinks are also known as superfoods. They are high in lovely things such as probiotics containing barley, wheat grass, spinach and a host of other green leafy healthy stuff.

Being a full-time employee, I couldn’t spend my time juicing such stuff so I looked for a quicker alternative. I found a product called Green Vibrance that came in capsules. Capsules are cool because they don’t have any flavor. I started slowly, only a couple of capsules a day. Since it has a detoxing quality, you have to start slow.

The long and the short of it is that eventually, I decided to use the powdered form. All I had to do was add a scoop to a glass of water each day and I was done. I found that my energy level increased and my endurance improved. My spinning classes seemed less difficult so I increased my intensity. I realized that it was a side effect of the Green Vibrance.

Now to the Hot FlashesGreen Vibrance

Once I started drinking the Green Vibrance I noticed that in about a week the hot flashes diminished. Not only were they less frequent, but they were less intense. After the second week, they were entirely gone! I’ve been taking Green Vibrance for 3 years and the only time I ever had a hot flash was when I stopped drinking it for about a month or so. It wasn’t until I started with the night sweats that I realized that I hadn’t been taking my green juice. Once I began drinking my Vibrance again and it took approximately 4 days before the dreaded hot flashes ceased.

Here are A Few Tips/Warnings

  1. What works for me may not work for you.
  2. Green Vibrance works to detoxify your system so if you’re used to eating corn dogs and drinking Pepsi all day long, you’re going to feel bad before you feel better. Read up on detoxing and how it works.
  3. Green Vibrance does not taste bad. My daughter who absolutely hates vegetables says, “It doesn’t taste like nothing.” (Excuse the grammar. It’s a shame school isn’t in session year-round.)
  4. If you stick with it, you’ll experience increased energy and the ability to recover quicker from workouts.

About the author: Felicia has learned the hard way that health, whether good or bad, is a result of daily choices and habits. On this blog, Felicia shares what she’s learned and the healthier choices she now makes as a result of her new knowledge. She hopes to encourage others to experiment to find alternative solutions to nagging problems (she’s also is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment).

in Aging, Menopause

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  • Jacqueline July 31, 2009, 3:04 pm

    This is really great information. I have been researching acid/alkaline balance for osteopenia/osteoporosis and google led me here. So, I guess if I balance my pH I get the double whammy benefit of stronger bones AND fewer hot flashes?! Sign me up! If anyone reading this thinks, acid/alkaline, say what??? As I did just last week, read up on as much as you can. It is a revolutionary way to look at your health. Here is a good introducarticle about pH and bones from the site Better Bones dot com… The importance of pH balance in healthy bones

    • Felicia July 31, 2009, 3:15 pm

      Jacqueline, you hit the nail right on the head!

      It’s amazing how many ailments suddenly disappear when we balance our bodies. You are sooo on the right track. Welcome aboard!

      It doesn’t change overnight, but it does change and the changes are very much worth it.

      In future posts I share some of my first hand experiences. Thanks for the great link.