Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cut Hot Flashes In Half

Scientists at the Mayo Clinic studied 21 post-menopausal women who had at least 14 hot flashes per week. None of the women were using hormone replacement therapy. When the women sprinkled 4 tablespoons of crushed flaxseed daily into the foods that they were eating, such as yogurt, cereal, juice or water, the severity and the number of their hot flashes dropped 50%.

It took about six weeks to get these results. Also, the researchers suggest starting with 2 tablespoons and working up to the full amount because the added fiber can cause abdominal discomfort. Finally, make sure you are drinking a glass of liquid when you eat the flaxseed.

My suggestion is to get a grinder. Just grind up what you need to eat each day. You can do a Google search for flax seed grinders. So…ladies, now you can grind your way to cooler temperatures.
(Reported Prevention, January 2008)

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