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How to treat menopausal related hot flashes / flushes

For hot flashes, there is no "One size fits all"  remedy, however the following tactics work towards reducing the estrogen dominance causing this problem:

• Take DAILY flaxseed.   Consume 1 ½  to a maximum 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (most people prefer the taste of golden flaxseed to that of the brown seeds) by mixing with a little milk or juice or sprinkling on cereal or oatmeal/porridge or such; always drink an additional cup of fluid afterwards, since flax absorbs fluid and swells; consumed in these amounts, the weak phytoestrogens in flax have an overall anti-estrogenic effect in the body, thereby lowering the dominance of estrogen over PROGESTERONE.

• Reduce caffeine intake

• Provide aromatase inhibitors.   The aromatase enzyme converts TESTOSTERONE to estrogen; aromatase inhibitors include, for example, phytochemicals in grape juice and red wine;

• Reduce alcohol consumption.   Red wine contains aromatase inhibitors, but should still be consumed in moderation :)

• Reduce stress.    Stress causes your body to use PROGESTERONE to produce CORTISOL,  which depletes PROGESTERONE needed to balance estrogen

• Reduce sugar intake.   Sugar converts to fat, and aromatase enzymes in fat tissues convert (aromatize) TESTOSTERONE to estrogen

• Eat more cruciferous veggies.     Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage etc contain indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and diindolylmethane (DIM), which have an estrogen-reducing effect;

• Take herbs black cohosh and vitex (aka. chaste berry)

- Vitex supports pituitary gland supervision of PROGESTERONE production.    Take 160--240 milligrams twice daily; slow acting (2-3 months) and supplement for a year for permanent results

Details on these estrogen-reducing tactics and more are found at:

How to Reduce Estrogen Levels in the Body

• Essential oils of thyme and basil.    May be helpful; inhale. use in a bath or foot rub or massage oil. 


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C-Reactive Protein - Reliable Inflammation Marker
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Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems

How to treat CLII

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)


       "The medical kit of the future"

The Body Electric

General electrotherapy health benefits.   Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:

Detoxification Wellness / Healthy aging Pain relief 
Relief from insomnia Immune system restoral Anti-Inflammatory
Maximizes cellular energy production Accelerated tissue /bone
/scar healing
Stress Reduction
Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation Increased blood oxygen
/ circulation

There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:

Balances neurotransmitters Relieves pain Treats depression
Substance abuse withdrawal Relieves insomnia Relieve stress / anxiety
Anti-Inflammatory Fibromyalgia +++