Holy Hot Flash! (So did I get the attention of my middle-age female friends?) Yes, I’m at that age when random hot flashes have invaded my body (but I’ve learned how to get rid of/minimize them!). It’s kind of a bizarre feeling to get really hot, really fast. My husband told me he can never tell when I’m having one, which is a good thing because I feel like I’m bright red and sweating so it’s good to know that it’s hard to notice. But these days it’s hard to notice because I really don’t have them anymore….
Luckily these crazy hot flashes have dramatically decreased from several months ago. About a year ago, I saw an ad for a supplement that said “reduces hot flashes by 75%, from 12 a day down to 2 a day” so I HAD to try the product. It was a company whose products we already sell in the office, and I knew it was a reputable brand, so I put in a quick order to purchase them. And much to my relief (and somewhat my surprise), the hot flashes practically totally went away. Having two a day was rare and I no longer woke up in the middle of the night sweating. A good night sleep returned & I no longer was wanting to get rid of clothes in the middle of the day.
While I am taking a supplement for them, the only time the hot flashes increase is if I ever have sugar, which is rare these days. Sugar definitely increases the frequency of them; just like sugar consumption makes menstrual cramps worse, so it’s just another good reason for me to avoid sugar. The key with this product is that you are supposed to take it the same time every day, so it’s not unusual for my phone alarm to go off at 1:30pm as a reminder, as that is the time I can take it most consistently.
So if you are a woman in the hot flash age (or have a spouse/partner/parent who is), you have to tell them about this product. It’s not cheap but it’s so worth it and like any good quality supplement, the quality of the brand makes all the difference. You buy the cheap stuff and it won’t work as well, it’s like throwing your money away. You buy the good stuff and it works. My disclaimer is that maybe this product doesn’t work on everyone, but it’s certainly worth looking into.
I’ve told a few people about it (who all agree it’s a great product) and for whatever reason, I didn’t tell many others, so now’s the time to tell others. It’s called Estrovera by MetaGenics. We have this in our office (it’s about $35-$90 per bottle depending on the size you get), we can drop ship it to you or you can pick it up the next time you are in. It totally works and will make your days much better. To me, it’s made all the difference in the world.
Eating healthy, avoiding sugar, decreasing stress, drinking plenty of water and getting adjusted are all things that help keep my body working at it’s best to be the healthiest I can be.