October 2015- What Causes Hot Flashes

      Hot flashes are caused by the way estrogen affects the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that regulates body temperature. As estrogen levels fluctuate, the brain senses you are overheated, and it compensates by dilating blood vessels in the head, arms and legs to help you cool down. This reaction causes the flushing-perspiring hot flashes women experience.

      Very thin women, who have lower estrogen levels, and women who have had a hysterectomy are the most affected. Hormone replacement therapy is the medical solution to the hot flash problem. However, HRT drugs have serious risks and side effects, and the newest HRT drugs, SERMS (Selective estrogen receptor modulators), actually make hot flashes worse for many women.

      You may remember in July 2002, our U.S. government scientists halted a study on hormone replacement drugs because they were such a threat to the health of the participants. Increased risk of invasive breast cancer, heart disease, stroke and blood clots in the lungs were all reasons for stopping the study. Women responded by seeking out safer, natural alternatives without these risks.

I feel I’ve been given a tremendous opportunity to share with women how whole herbs can positively affect your menopause experience. The body balancing activity of whole herbs encourages a more comfortable menopause where you will look and feel your best.

             Here’s my frontline defense against hot flashes. EST-AID is a premier estrogen-progesterone body balancing formula that helps rescue you from those awful hot flashes. I used it myself at the onset of menopause and have been wholeheartedly recommending it to other women for the last 15 years!

Here’s why:

            Black cohosh has the effect of to normalizing the body's temperature regulating system for fast hot flash relief. Peony, rehmannia, and blessed thistle in the formula help normalize menstrual problems like excess bleeding, common to early menopause, too.

To your best health,

Linda Page