Hot Flashes Washington DC

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.

Yes Organic Market
(202) 546-9850
658 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC
 
Yes Organic Market
(202) 232-6603
2123 14th St NW
Union Row, DC
 
Whole Foods Market
(202) 332-4300
1440 P Street NW
Washington, DC
 
City Garden Coop
(202) 232-8645
3327 18 St NW
Washington, DC
 
Yes Organic
(202) 363-1559
3425 Connecticut NW
Washington, DC
 
Yes Organic Market
(202) 462-2069
1825 Columbia Rd NW
Adams Morgan, DC
 
Wellness Cafe
(202) 543-2266
325 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. SE.
Washington, DC
 
Yes Organic Market
(202) 832-7715
3809 12th St NE
Brookland, DC
 
Yes Organic Market
(202) 582-1480
2323 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Fairlawn, DC
 
Whole Foods Market
(202) 333-5393
2323 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC
 

Hot Flashes

Provided by: 

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

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...