Foods to Reduce Night Time Hot Flashes

August 15, 2017

Do you get hot flashes? Are they mostly at night? Do they set the bed on fire (but not in a sexy way)? Let’s get you some solutions! Before we do that, just some quick info on why hot flashes occur so we can try to affect the root cause of these hormonal symptoms.

What causes hot flashes?

As you can imagine it’s all about hormonal balance (or imbalance). During the menstruating years your estrogen allows for your ovaries to respond when “luteinizing hormone” (LH) says to release those eggs every month. When it gets to the point where your estrogen levels start dropping (i.e. perimenopause) those ovaries start to simply ignore the LH. And guess what your body’s response to this is? It releases adrenaline! This causes your body to heat up for a few minutes until it cools itself back down.

What triggers hot flashes?

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July 22, 2016

Even if you are careful about the food you take home to you and your family, there is a chance that you will consume some bodily unkind toxins…blindly. Even food that is very healthy can pose as a real toxic risk to your health. It all depends on the way it was packaged.  Think about those antioxidant rich foods like stewed tomatoes, black beans, or even that much needed water that you consume from a plastic container. Knowing where toxins hide is a key component of your efforts in getting healthier.  Not to be vain but, these toxins will even affect your waistline. In this short article I explore one of them:  Bisphonol A; AKA BPA. BPA has been found in 67% of canned food products and in 78% of plastic containers of top brands in the US. BPA is known to interfere with your hormone system by mimicking the effects of estrogen.  There are numerous studies that show a potential correlation between high levels of BPA and an increased risk of some forms of cancer such as breast and prostate, reproductive disorders, type 2 diabetes, brain functioning and even memory loss and obesity. What’s the alternative?  Opt for fresh or frozen foods or purchase food items in glass containers.  Some of my favorite brands include Whole Foods’ 365 organics, Eden Organics, and Muir Glen. There are also many others.  Keep in mind that you should ALWAYS read the label to be assure comp

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