Hot Flashes Hibbing MN

If you are having really bad hot flashes, here are something that are safe and have some solid research behind them: black cohosh extract, red clover extract, and soy isoflavones. Read on for more information on how they work.

Kowalski's Markets
(612) 377-3448
2440 Hennepin Avenue
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Meal Measure Inc
12633 Sable Dr
Burnsville, MN
 
Eastside Food Co-op
(612) 788-0950
2551 Central Ave NE
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Valley Natural Foods
13750 County Road 11
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Ion Health
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Valley Natural Foods
(952) 891-1212
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Fresh and Natural Foods
(763) 559-0754
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Plymouth, MN
 
Grassroots Co-op
(763) 427-4340
1917 2nd Ave
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Good Food Store Co-Op
1001 6th St NW
Rochester, MN
 
Indian Foods Company
(952) 593-3000
204 Central Ave
Osseo, MN
 

Hot Flashes

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By Tori Hudson, ND

Q: I’m having really bad hot flashes; can you recommend something that’s safe and has some solid research behind it?

A: Fortunately, you’ve got several good botanical options. Among the best researched are black cohosh extract, red clover extract, and soy isoflavones. I suggest experimenting to find out which one works best for you.

For black cohosh, make sure the label says it contains a standardized extract and take 40 to 80 milligrams a day; symptoms should improve or go away within two to four weeks. For red clover, also use a standardized extract and take 40 mg twice a day. Take soy isoflavones in amounts of 50 to 150 mg a day—you can get it from capsules, protein powder, or soy food.

Another possible treatment is natural progesterone cream. In one early clinical trial, 83 percent of the women using a cream that contained 20 mg of progesterone per one-quarter teaspoon saw their hot flashes improve or completely disappear. Unfortunately, the most recent study conducted at the Menopause Centre of the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney, Australia, did not show a significant effect. Still, you may want to try it for yourself—it seems to work for many of my patients.

Author: Tori Hudson

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