Eat a diet rich in fiber and take a protein supplement to balance blood sugar.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, sugar and spicy foods – they can contribute to hot flashes and mood swings.
Get regular exercise
Reduce stress – use relaxation technques/meditation
Take a multivitamin and a b complex
Use black currant seed oil or primrose oil – they reduce hot flashes and work as diuretics
Take digestive enzymes to aid in digestion
Take calcium (1,200 mg) and magnesium (800 mg) – they relieve irritabilitynd nervousness, prevent bone loss and aid in sleep.
Try chamomile and valerian root to aid in restful sleep and help deal with stress
Use black cohosh to reduce hot flashes and balance hormones
Have thyroid function checked
Have hormones tested to see if estrogen or progesterone levels need balancing
Consider using bio identical hormones
Dr. Kathleen Jones, D.C., N.D.